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Unlike women who undergo physical changes once they get pregnant and become mothers, the changes that men experience on becoming fathers are not seen outside. However, just like women, men’s physical chemistry also undergoes changes – majorly they experience a significant drop in their testosterone levels, and other hormones too change to make them more nurturing and caring for their family. And there is a plus to these hormonal changes – lower levels of testosterone are linked to a reduced risks of prostrate cancer and higher cholesterol. Father’s too become as involved as moms in their kids’, and in fact belong to a group of mammal species where fathers play a vital role in the upbringing of their children. And mind you, this group is mad up of less than 6% of mammals! Now that is something to be proud of, isn’t it?
10 Optimistic Changes In Men That Happen As They Become Fathers
Eagerly awaiting for that wonderful moment with your precious bundle will be put into your hands? Although you are quite prepared for the setbacks being first time parents may bring about, there are of course some lovely positive aspects of being....
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With all the awareness and advice everywhere around us, we know that mother’s milk is the best nourishment for a baby, at least 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. But is it only a Mother’s responsibility to make sure of her baby’s health? She is already dealing with the sudden dramatic changes in her life after the childbirth. She needs plenty of help, support and love from people around her. As a father, friend, sibling, colleague, grandparent, employer or even a next-door neighbour, your practical help is a golden investment in making life-time bonds. Let’s see how.
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The image of a mother feeding her baby is probably one of the best in the world. It reflects unconditional....
“Here comes the baby, there goes the marriage,” says one Wall Street Journal article and with good reason. While outsiders might assume that having a child together should bring two people more close to each other, experience shows otherwise. Many at times, couples drift apart after a newborn. The reasons could be plenty, and here we will take you through them, and suggest some tried and tested tips to make sure that having a baby does not take a toll on your marriage.
Why Do Some Marriages Fail After Having A Baby?
After you have a baby, the baby takes away all of your time, energy and focus. New parents are often overwhelmed by the transition to parenthood, so much so that a research by Bringing Baby Home demonstrated that a whopping 67% of couples become dissatisfied and unhappy with their partners within 3 years of having a baby. The intensity of relationship conflicts rises the most during the first year of the baby. So can a marriage not survive a newborn? Is having a baby making couples drift apart? Why so?
There is a change in priorities. Once a baby arrives, the wives focus more on being a mom than being a wife. The....
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If you have a newborn, you know that you have said good bye to deep slumber for some time, at least the first few months. For starters, your baby needs to be fed every two or three hours. Secondly, you are still recovering from the delivery – whether it was normal or cesarean. Thirdly, the baby may soil his nappy often so you need to be watchful. And most importantly, you cannot just switch on and switch off your “sleep button”. Once you are up to tend to your baby, you do not fall back to sleep immediately, although that is the only thing you want to do 😉 So what do you do? You think! You have so much think now – some of them scary, some of them exciting, some of them invoking both joy and sorrow!
10 Thoughts You Have In The Middle Of the Night When You Have A Newborn
Here are 10 most common thoughts moms of newborns have in the middle of the night! Let us know if we have missed out on any!
“Okay, this is more difficult than I thought”: This is something that hits most first-time moms right in the middle of their faces. No matter how much you think you....
Meeting the newborn baby of a close friend, sister, or even colleague is one of the most heartwarming moments. And to be able to contain one’s excitement is definitely hard. But a little concern for the new parents is what one should keep in mind. I violated some of these rules myself before becoming a parent. But now, after passing from the phase, I feel to be in a better position to guide my friends on etiquettes rules to meet newborns. Be patient and prepare yourself: The first and foremost thing is to take a prior permission for visiting the baby. And when you visit, do not hesitate in waiting for some time; do not expect everyone to deal with you on a priority basis. You also need to prepare yourself mentally before going to meet the new mom and the baby. Especially if you are visiting soon after the baby is born, you should be prepared to see breast pumps, crying baby, crying mom, a lactation consultant session etc. Limit your time: ....
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IT MAY HAVE ELUDED you until now but with a few easy adjustments, I’ll show you how to achieve the Holy Grail of parenthood: a loving and calm, tantrum-free bedtime routine. Picture the scene if you will. You’ve spent the best part of an hour coaxing your child to sleep, pleading with them to close their eyes. You’re at least three bedtime stories down and STILL they refuse to lie still or let you leave the room. By some miraculous intervention from some higher power they finally give in to the tug of slumber and you hastily retreat into the sanctuary of your grown-up space completely exhausted. Victory is yours. For ten whole minutes before they charge out of their room announcing they need a drink, the bathroom and a fourth story. Sounds familiar? For what it’s worth, you’re not alone. In my experience parents the world over struggle to get their kids to sleep quickly and without quarrel. Well, the solution is a little closer than you may realise. Enter the calm, perfectly balanced, serene parent. That’s you.