I wanted to introduce Ahalya to a baby cereal and the Cerelac 6months + was recommended by many. So I bought a pack and when I went through the list of ingredients, I found that it clearly states that there is sugar in the mix. And I am actively trying to avoid giving my infant… Continue reading Do you Know What is in the Cereal that you’re Offering Baby?
If you are able to, please, please do yourself a favor and get washable baby feeding bibs (like this one from IKEA) when you start feeding your baby. I'm sure they are available in Sri Lanka or you can purchase it via e-bay too. Ahalya's Sarasi Nandi got her a set of Kladd Randig Feeding… Continue reading IKEA Kladd Randig Feeding Bibs (Review)
This little hand. It was this little hand they stuck the needle in. It was a needle removed from a standard syringe and then stuck at the back of her hand. When she was four and a half months old, she had a fever. I took her to the paediatrician and a dengue antigen test… Continue reading Why my Heart Broke During her First Blood Test
Every night before bedtime I read a little book to Ahalya. She sits on my lap and we have a lot of fun doing this. Because I was only limiting her to English children’s books, I thought it was time to introduce illustrated Sinhalese (sadly I am not fluent in Tamil) story books too. And… Continue reading Why you should Read your Kid’s Books before Reading to him/her
Since my little girl has been in disposable diapers full time, our baby changing tray too has seen a few changes of its own. You don't need room for nappy pins anymore. But the roll of kitchen towels, nappy cream and the bowl full of cotton wool soaked in hot water still remain. We also… Continue reading Changing Baby-Changing Tray
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
My husband and I travel a lot with the little one. So this is my solution to bathing her when we stay at hotels. It works well if you have a big sink in your room. So what I do first is wash the sink with baby soap and hot water. Then I let it… Continue reading Washing/Bathing your Travelling Infant
A good way to measure if the toy you buy for your infant or toddler is safe is to see if it (or its removable parts) can fit very easily through the tube of a toilet paper roll. This also includes buttons on a soft toy or the plastic handle of a rattle. While the… Continue reading Is that Toy Infant-safe?
At three months old, Ahalya has grown accustom to a somewhat reliable schedule. Some days it all goes according to plan. Other days, especially when she's going through a growth spurt or a wonder week, it's a disaster. She even wakes up in the middle of the night for a feed. I haven't included this… Continue reading 3 month-old Breastfed Baby Schedule (guide)
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