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We’ve all heard the age-old question, “Have you hugged your baby today?” There is good reasoning behind it. All humans need love, affection and care. This is particularly true in the case of babies, who develop and grow quickly. Hugs are magical and can do many beneficial things for your kids. It brings them joy and a great sense of security. Did you know that hugs were invented to let people know you love them, without you saying anything? When you hug your baby, it helps him recognize your scent and touch. They enjoy the feeling of being close to you. Touch is also the very first language a baby learns. Here are some reasons why you should hug your baby more often:
It encourages weight gain in your baby when you embrace them
A constant body temperature of the baby is maintained
A hug helps to regulate their heart rate and breathing
Baby has sound sleep after your hug
Hugs help to soothe a crying baby
I had heard that it is this power of hugs which forms the inspiration behind Huggies’ latest product – the Wonder Pants. So I was very keen to try it out. With a little....
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No one can deny the fact, modern parents are always worried about the safety of their kids online. Especially in an age where cyber bullying and trolling has become common, it has become imperative for parents to go the extra mile in restraining their children’s online activities. However, with much advancement in technology and the internet, children are exposed to a vast variety of content, they shouldn’t be consuming at such a young age. You will be surprised to know, children who are as young as six years of age have their smartphone. So with several connected devices, millions of families are going through several challenges of navigating their kid’s online movements. Here, we will guide you through 4 ways for implementing parental control in a tech-friendly home: 1. Turn on The Wi-Fi For a Specific Time The easiest way to restrain children from spending too much time on the web is to turn on the Wi-Fi connection for a specific period. This tip sounds obvious, but not many parents practice it in their homes. Their WIFI connections are alive and kicking 24/7. This means too much exposure to the....
The first year is always critical for the new baby. What will she eat, what will she wear, how to keep her safe, vaccinations… these are common questions all first-time parents ask. Food is, of course, very important because it is directly related to the development and the child’s growth. Babies breastfeeding will take between 8 and 12 feedings in a day. Those on formula foods will need between 6 and 10 feeds a day. Usually, solid foods will be introduced when the baby is around 6 months. Always remember, nutrition is key in the 1st year. Make sure to start a healthy eating habit quickly for your infant. But the feeding must always depend on the readiness of a child because every baby is different. How Often an Infant Must Feed They are still very small, but they can know when feeling full or hungry. Feed her whenever she feels hungry. Each breastfeeding session is usually between 10-15 minutes. Formula and breastfeedings can be done deep into the night as well if the infant wakes up and cries because she is feeling hungry. Some parents add rice cereals to the bottle to make the baby....
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Becoming a mother is the most memorable event in a woman’s life. A childbirth in a family brings joy and happiness beyond comparison. However, taking care of a newborn along with other responsibilities and chores, is not an easy task. A new mother is in dealing with a lot of discomfort and also getting used to the idea of handling a small baby. There is a lot of emotional stress and added responsibility of baby’s health and her own. We know that mother’s milk is the best nourishment for a baby for the first six months of her life. In addition to the nutrition, breastfeeding is nature’s way of helping a mother bond with her new-born. A new-born is solely dependent on her mother for the first few months of her life and a mother is responsible to ensure that her little one is getting the nourishment she deserves. In many cases, women take a break from work and need to....
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Yes. Did the title of the post struck an chord with you immediately? Does your leaving the office on ‘time’ invite unnecessary comments and stares – especially from male colleagues? Do you feel less ‘competent’ than your fellow colleagues because you leave office at 6? Because there is one thing that they have in plenty and you and I don’t – and they ‘hit’ us where it hurts the most – on our time. If the question is how, then let me paint a very realistic picture for you. I pack my bag at 5:30, and I like to move out of office just as the clock strikes 6. Every day, as I pack my bag to leave office around 6, my male colleagues never fail to stare; stare and make sure I notice. ‘Is it 6 already?’ ‘Time ho gaya madam, dukaan band?’ ‘Good yaa! You get to be on a half day everyday! Look at us, we will be sweating our asses off another 3 hours!’ I am so used to hearing these lines that I no longer care to answer, and nonchalantly walk away towards the exit. Though I always keep my head down and avoid eye contact at this time, the insides of me want to scream hard at these....
Kids love to play and try out new tricks. They are very active and love to keep trying new stunts and activities. An upcoming sport popular between kids is gymnastics. This sport teaches them new techniques and offers flexibility and co-ordination as well. One very common tool used in gymnastics is Balance Beam For kids that offers the kid confidence. What Is A Balance Beam? A kid’s balance beam is a narrow one, which helps in balancing in gymnastics. It is wood-based and is about four feet above the ground, supported horizontally. How Do You Make A Balance Beam? Making a kid’s balance beam is not a difficult task, and any novice can make one. Following are the materials required: Screws Screwdriver Wood Glue Foam Padding Two electrified angles Six Pine boards of 8 foot and one by six-inch Four 12 inches of 2by 4 inches wood. Steps To Make Balance Beam 1. It is important to attach the pieces that are 8 feet and one by six. ....