Because Ahalya is having a bit of a cough and cold, I offered her a little coriander seed tea as her 56th ingredient the other day. I made sure the tea was mild and gave her very little because I wanted to see if there was some sort of reaction. She seems to be fine… Continue reading Introducing Koththamalli (Coriander Seed) to Baby
If you have a little baby like mine, chances are he or she would spurt out her vitamin/medicine drops whenever you have to give it to him/her. It didn't matter if I was using a dropper or a syringe, some days it all went to waste - out the liquid oozed as soon as I… Continue reading How to offer Vitamin Drops to Baby – and actually Succeed!
As she hits the peak of teething, Ahalya has started chomping down on literally everything. There seems to be a lot of discomfort and maybe even pain as her teeth cut through her gums and she grunts and grinds them together in an effort to relive the sensation. So, today I tried these teething sticks… Continue reading Bellamy’s Toothie Pegs Organic Milk Rusks (Review)
The Baby Bib. Yes, I succumbed. While the lanolin nipple cream serves as a great barrier for spit rash, the amount of saliva that dribbles from my baby's mouth is no match for it. If I am to stop using a barrier cream at some point, then I have to think of preventing the drool… Continue reading The Drool & The Bib
Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It is also a nourishing natural oil that serves as a wonderful moisturizer for baby hair and skin. There are different types of coconut oil. Pure coconut oil, derived from the flesh of the coconut, is perfect for cooking because of its nutty taste and amber hue.… Continue reading Baby Hair Care; Coconut Oil
For baby nappy rash, heat rash and intertrigo*, a lot of Sri Lankan parents look to baby powders for prevention and healing. But I would seriously warn against its use. Baby powder can cause breathing trouble, respiratory illnesses and serious lung damage, once babies inhale its particles. Premature babies and those with a history of… Continue reading The Dangers of using Baby Powder
It started at 2.7 weeks. Drool. Constant drool dripping down her chin onto her neck and chest. A week later, we had a saliva rash on our hands. I was constantly wiping saliva off her face and cursing all baby rashes to the depths of hell. I mean how many did I have to deal… Continue reading Help! It’s the Drool.
This is Ahali's pee nappy bucket, which I didn't care for much before (it's the bucket that carries Ahalya's pee nappies). That was until last Friday, when she was just above two months old. Last Friday, my little one didn't pass urine from 3pm or so onwards until around 10pm. By the time it was… Continue reading Passing Urine; when to freak out!