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)
When it was time to start introducing solids to my baby, I took a lot of time deciding on what kind of highchair I would use. Because I was determined that she eat on her high chair at all times - it's safer, easier and let's babies take part in household mealtimes which, in turn,… Continue reading IKEA Antilop Highchair/Feeding Chair (Review)
When I took my baby for her 4 month vaccine her pediatrician said that she is not gaining weight fast enough. And even though she was still in the lower green percentile (and not in the underweight zone) it was worrying because she might begin to drop to the orange/red range if she continued gaining… Continue reading Slow-weight-gainer…
The past two weeks have quite honestly been hell. First I caught the flu, again. Then, she caught the flu from me. Her fever was over 101 and a dengue antigen test was recommended by her pead. Thank god it was negative. But the process of drawing blood, drop by drop, with a needle stuck… Continue reading A Flu, a Rash, Consultations, Medication and Solo Parenting my way through it all!
Did you know that a study worked out by three researchers at the University of California, Davis has discovered an important connection in the three-way relationship between mother, child and gut microbes? They have found that a particular strain of bacterium found in baby's gut possesses special genes that enable it to thrive on the… Continue reading Breast Milk, Child and Gut Microbes; more Reasons to Breastfeed
Ahalya (4.1 months old) was showing the first signs of crawling, so I got her one of those spongy play mats from Cool Planet. And yesterday (on the 8th of July) she actually crawled just a few inches for the first time! it's also got numbers on a #colourful surface so that we make a… Continue reading First Signs of Crawling
Is your baby mouthing everything that comes her way? Trust me, you're not alone! But there is a good reason behind this behavior and it isn't something that you should prevent or put a stop to immediately. Oral exploration is a key developmental stage in babies. Putting toys and other household objects in their mouth… Continue reading Oral Exploration
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
Ahalya is in disposable diapers full time now. Her cloth nappy days are over. She is a master of 'roll over' and doesn't stay on her mat anymore. She doesn't stay still at all! So unless I'm ready to find and clean patches of pee all over the place, this seems to be the way… Continue reading Full Time Diaper Baby with her Head Held High!
Ahalya loves the water so washing her is never too troublesome. She plays with her squeaky rubber ducky while splashing about in the baby tub. A bath toy also helps distracts her while I rub her ears, clean her tongue and wipe her eyes and neck. It's also important to remember that no matter what… Continue reading Baby Bath Safety Tip