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If you are travelling with your baby for the first time, it can be a stressful affair. Babies are unpredictable as it is. And you have no way of knowing how they will behave 30,000 feet up in the sky. You do not know if she will be fussy, if she will sleep well or if her ears will hurt. You are also worried for yourself – if you will get any time to rest during the trip or if you will be able to feed the baby comfortably. You are also worried about the fellow passengers – if they will find you too fussy or if they will complain about baby’s persistent crying in case that happens. Basically, you are worried about everything. Here is a concise guide that will help you sail through your air travel.
It Is All About Planning: How To Plan Your Flight With Baby?
Planning right is half the job done. Take care of the following aspects, and you will feel much comfortable on the D-day:
Talk to the doctor: Make sure your child’s doctor approves the flight travel. This would mean that the doctor will check the baby for any ....
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Most parents of toddlers (including me) can be heard complaining and waiting for their little one to grow up. But little do they know that when they actually grow and reach their teens, they behave very similar to toddlers. Shocked? But this is seriously true. In case you have a toddler at home and are also praying fervently for the day when he/she will cross this stage, hold on! Let’s look at some similarities between the two stages so that you can be ready when they get there.
12 Behavioral Similarities Between A Toddler And A Teenager
Development speed: There is a huge spurt of cognitive, physical, emotional and neurological development in both the stages. For both toddlers and teenagers this is a necessary development however much inconvenience this can cause to people around
Temper tantrums: Thanks to increased speed of development, parents have to put up with the resultant temper....
Nothing brings more joy to a new mother than the sight of her new baby. After all, it’s one of the most invigorating moments of a mother’s life. If you’re a mother yourself, you’ll know the feeling. You want to record every single “first” your child accomplishes. From the first words, the first notes of that sweet laughter, the first haircut, the first soccer goal, the first birthday….and the list goes on. Pretty much every single “first” your baby achieves is reason enough for celebration and, as much as humanly possible, document it for posterity. They make great memories – that’s all there is to it.
A Mom’s Guide to Capturing Every Important Baby Moment
So you snap photos of these memories or record them on tape, in the hope that you’ll be able to compile all of them into a video, or a baby book. ....
Mood swings, also referred to mood fluctuations is defined as an evident change in a person’s attitude or emotional state or expression. It is a state of rapid mood changes. This could be in form of extreme depression which happens daily or at frequent intervals. Actual mood swings happen when a person becomes sad from being happy in no time and often without an explicable reason. A postpartum depression on the other hand includes symptoms as mood fluctuations, crying for no reason, emotional vulnerability, irritation, feeling sad and lonely, feeling of incompetence, but the symptoms are more serious and it is more enduring. These symptoms sometime need medical supervision. Let us first see the causes of mood swings and ways to control it. Then we will discuss the causes of postpartum depression, and managing it, after which we can list the differences between the two.
Causes of Mood Swings
A strong mood swing is noticeable in women who undergo pre-menstrual disorder. Sometimes it’s just a passing phase. But at times these mood swings can get very intense and....
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Every year, thousands of kids experience the stress of divorce, how they react about it depends on their personality, age and circumstances and separation procedure. Parents need to be cautious and very supportive when a child is involved in the process of a separation, and though many children these days are aware of the concept of a divorce, or parents living apart, it is always a complex transition for any child. Breaking The News: Keep it simple: Speak in a way your child will understand. Tell the truth as he is entitled to know about it. Pick up simple words which he can understand and be honest. If your child has seen a lot of arguments over few days he might be in a better position to understand what is best for the family. Listen to him if he has something to say, and answer all his questions. Break it together: Maybe you both disagree on every little thing, but you both need to agree and come together to tell your child about a divorce or a separation that is on its way. This avoids confusion and child will be able to know both sides of the story. Always let him know it is a mutual decision. Avoid....
No one prepares you to be a step parent. It is not a life skill that you nurture from a young age. Nor is it instinctive. And to make things more complex, you adorn this role at a time when you are faced with multiple new challenges in life – you might be a widower/divorcee person marrying another widower/divorcee with children. You might also be a single person marrying a widower/divorcee with children. In both the cases, you have a new spouse, a new set of in-laws, a new home, new set of relatives and the challenges that come with ‘moving on and starting new’. And when you add fragile, confused children to the mix, it becomes much more complicated. While step-parenting, much like biological parenting, is all about patience, love and communication, we hope the following tips help you to cope and excel at it!
10 Tips For Becoming A Great Step-parent
Be realistic: As a step parent, you would expect the same warm and close relationship with your step children, as you would with your biological children. While this is ideal, it is not always realistic. At least not in the beginning. Expect the children to be confused or withdrawn at best....
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