Say goodbye to dark circles & puffy eyes with these 5 easy ways!

Along with the various changes that a woman’s body and skin undergoes post-delivery, under-eye dark shadowsare a definite factor that could undermine the mother’s confidence about her body-image. Hormonal changes and stress already lead to feelings of anxiety and nervousness, and a not-so-attractive face could make her feel worse about herself. Some of the reasons […]

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Stretch Marks During Pregnancy worrying you?

Pregnancy changes you as a person – emotionally, psychologically and physically. It is a journey of self-discovery as you sail through the nine months discovering instincts and emotions you never knew existed. The most obvious physical change is the size of your belly and the resulting stretch marks.It is a beautiful feeling to know you […]

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6 Simple ways to prevent and cure sore and cracked nipples

Are sore nipples stopping you from enjoying your motherhood to the fullest? Then this article isjust for you. You are not alone! 80 to 90%womenwho have breastfed have gone through sore nipples. It is a very common and normal occurance due to breastfeeding.Initially, while your body is adjusting to breastfeeding, this may occur. In such […]

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Pregnant? Read this before you use any lotions on yourself!

Hey! Congratulations on your new motherhood! Isnt that what you have been hearing for a while now? But who knows whats going through your mind! Are you worried that you may be unknowingly, or unintentionally harming your baby? Who should you listen to while buying your products? The advertisements? Or your Mother/Mother in law? Or […]

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6 effortless ways to stop pregnancy related hair fall

Hair on the brush, hair on the pillow, hair in the bathroom drain, hair on the floor, hair on the car seat, hair in your baby’s mouth! Hair! Hair! Everywhere! Are you shedding hair by the locks? Does every day seem like a bad hair day? Motherhood can be an overwhelming experience,especially when your emotions […]

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Simplest way to get rid of pregnancy aches and pains.

Simplest way to get rid of pregnancy aches and pains. I was on cloud nine, when my pregnancy test came positive, but soonreality bit me.The ahhs, ohhs and ouches became quite frequent. My back and legs started hurting a lot and periodic muscle spasms gave me sleepless nights. Our body undergoes a lot of changes […]

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Combat dark skin during pregnancy, acne and other skin problems with these 6 easy steps.

Combat dark skin during pregnancy, acne and other skin problems with these 6 easy steps. Congratulations to you as you embark on the journey of motherhood! If amidst a multitude of changes in your body, you happen to notice that your skin has patches of darker skin, chances are that you have a condition called […]

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Shocking news! Harmful chemicals in the womb

We have always believed that the mother’s womb is the safest place. Well, here is the bad news! Research has proved it wrong. Pollutants can be a threat to unborn babies too. Toxins were found in samples of the umbilical cord. If we look closely at our surroundings, The shampoo/body wash we use The glossy […]

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Excellent all-round benefits of Sesame oil for baby massage

Sesame. The magic word. Do you remember ‘Open Sesame!’ in ‘Ali Baba & Forty Thieves’? Whilst we do not know if he was referring to the Sesame seed, a theory has it that Sesame means God or Sem in Hebrew, so possibly that is what Ali Baba was referring to. Also, there is an American […]

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Amazing benefits of body massage for newborns and you

Massage : Ahhh. I always imagined it to be a superbly relaxing affair. After all the definition of massage is “rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints of the body with the hands, especially to relieve pain or tension.” I will never forget the first body oil massage I had. Abhyanga – An Ayurvedic massage, given by […]

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Wondering if you need a babywash for your newborn? Here is why and what!

The essential parts of bath-time are water and well…soap or babywash. Read more about basic steps to keep in mind while bathing your baby in my earlier article. Baby soaps we’ve sworn by these past few decades are not only not good for you, they contain toxic substances that are carcinogenic! Don’t panic…read this piece […]

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Essential and simple steps for safely bathing your newborn

I was startled by how delicate newborns are when I was handed one of my own in the hospital. When she was in the hospital crib, my husband and I stood over it and watched her with desperation in our eyes:

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The paternal Grandmother – wisdom from one grandmother to another

This tiny lump of humanity is gently put into your arms. A gush of love swamps you.  It is hairless, mottled pink and oh, so beautiful! You burst out, ‘It’s soo cute. Just like my son’. If you had held your tongue you would have three enemies less. The other grandmother, her husband and yes, […]

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The Right Mother but for the Wrong Reasons

Yes, it was blood curdling. It was horrifying. You wish she had never been married. We are talking about what you felt when your little darling daughter was undergoing a C section.You and the other mother held each other and cried. For all women who go through hell to produce a baby. But, you forgot […]

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An Idiot’s guide to child proofing the Indian home

If your due date is by the end of this month or next, nesting instincts must have taken you over and you should be busy cleaning, pruning and mending things in your home sweet home. All mums-to-be around the world are doing the same — even that small Peruvian bird alongside the river Amazon is […]

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12 simple steps to help your older child adjust to the newborn

So, congratulations! In a little while you will be a mama to new baby! You and your husband are thrilled but you are worried about your precious daughter/ son who is now in Pre-School or Kindergarten. What will her/ his reaction be? Is he/she ready to adjust to the newborn?You are right to worry, you […]

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7 delightful breastfeeding activities to keep away boredom

So, when you initially start off, nursing is a big deal! Like a really big one. The baby needs to latch properly, you’re propped up by a million pillows, you need to wake up the little mite every 10 seconds…And then suddenly, it becomes the most natural thing possible. Easy peasy! Give baby boob, baby […]

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7 solutions for stress free air travel with infants in India

Traveling with a baby is never easy. Air travel with infants in India somehow just makes it all seem a tad scarier! Actually, with the right preparation in place, it’s just fine. Truly, trust me, this is from someone who was a hot mess when she travelled for the first time. The baby? As it turns […]

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12 fun last trimester activities to make it the best time of your life!

“Awwww! You made me my favourite breakfast? Awwww!” I said to A, my husband. I was so happy to see the sunny side up he had lovingly made for me. I tasted it and next moment I was in tears because the salt was more! He was speechless. Poor guy was walking on eggshells when […]

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Looking like an unkempt whale? 10 tips to look gorgeous during maternity

Rrrrip! Embarassing! At 17 weeks, when my trousers ripped in an office meeting, I knew I had to make THE maternity wear adjustments that I had been avoiding. I got to into it right away and was glad it all worked out well. What worked for me, I hope works for all you lovely moms-to-be as well […]

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9 things your hospital bag checklist must have while preparing for labor

So you’ve started packing for the D-Day! It’s your 34th week and you expect to pop anytime soon. You can’t wait to get done with this now! All that glow-show is not keeping you that perky any more. You start preparing your hospital bag checklist, and so, need to start shopping. Your shopping list contains […]

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7 Essential steps to keep your new born moisturised

In my earlier article, I discussed the causes of dry skin in babies. Let’s have a look at how to alleviate the distress, with a moisturiser and other options, at all times! I’m going to be talking mostly about natural and gentle ways to ensure that your baby continues to have that petal soft, supple skin that […]

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Dry skin tormenting your Baby and you? Find Out Why!

I can’t honestly  think of anything more tender and gentle than a baby’s skin. That feeling as you pick up your baby and nuzzle her close to you, is one of the best feelings ever. And who can forget that moment when you first picked him for the first time ever and gazed at him […]

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Amazingly simple Diaper Rash solutions for a guilt free Mommy!

‘A stitch in time saves nine’ goes the saying, and it is true for nappy rash as well. If the rash is not treated in time it can become a yeast or bacterial infection which will only worsen matters. Read more about Nappy rashes in my earlier article. Nappy rash is inevitable, dear mummies, so […]

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Horrible Blisters on bottom of your little one? It could be Diaper rash!

Blisters on tender bottoms in red patches were gaping at my face when I lifted two tiny legs delicately clutched between my fingers, to change the diaper. Poo and pee shamelessly blended together were trying to immerse in an over soaked diaper. My poor little 9 month old girl was howling inconsolably, and worst of all, […]

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8 essential things to consider while buying your baby shampoo

They say that a baby’s smell is the most adorable one. It is different, soft and endearing and many people wish they could bottle that smell and make a perfume out of it. But have you ever carried a baby, whose hair hasn’t been washed for ages? I had a friend who insisted on sticking […]

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9 elementary safety facts about baby hair wash needs

My babies were both born with the hair on their head more prominent than any of their other features. I had seen a lot of baby hair wash commercials of babies smiling and cooing in the bath tub, surrounded by bubbles with a cap of cloud-like lather on their angelic heads (interestingly, these babies had […]

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12 Easy steps to completely prevent harmful insect bites

“Goodnight, don’t let the bugs bite!!” I said to my five year old. He smiled but I couldn’t help despair at the angry red swollen marks he had on his chubby cheeks. The poor child had been recently bitten by the blood-thirsty mosquitoes which seemed to have found a permanent residence in my humble abode. […]

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Hazardous effects of Insect bites you must know about

“Mumma, I slayed a monster who attacked me!!” my pint-sized nephew who was about three, said to my cousin with importance. He showed me a pesky mosquito whose remains were now on his forearm. But the poor child had not escaped unscathed. He had an itchy, red hive as a proof of his encounter. A […]

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Sun exposure – the terrible truths of its effects on your baby

If you have NEVER held a new born in your hand and felt, “Aw, so soft!”, while rubbing their cheeks, you are probably Hulk in disguise. Skin is the softest and yummiest part of any baby. (What? How do I know? Just saying!) From their very first bath we ensure that we protect and nourish […]

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Sunscreen essentials-4 essential factors to keep your baby safe

The choice of baby sunscreen is as important as choosing the right gynaecologist to deliver your bundle of joy. Okay, not as expensive maybe. But, a well informed one. There are so many products in the market and the best way to narrow down your options is to buy each and every one and try […]

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10 cancerous chemicals to strictly avoid in your baby products

By Farha Abid I was never in the habit of turning over product bottles to read the ingredients/composition until I had my first child. Anything that comes with googly-woogly ads and cute bottles may not necessarily be the best thing for your baby. It may conceal within it a harmful toxin that can jeopardise the […]

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A Survival Guide For Every New Dad Out There

We have often talked about how motherhood is hard, and how much mothers need and rely on tips and tricks from fellow mothers for such an important phase of their lives. A large demographic we have been sidelining in this discussion, however, are the dads. Having a baby is as much taxing emotionally (and thankfully […]

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7 Tricks For Every Mom To Ace This Motherhood Thing

Every old mom knows that every new mom needs all the help she can get when it comes to parenting. There is no instruction manual for motherhood, but we know from experience that every well-meaning tip and trick makes this time easier for you, and better for your baby. And who doesn’t want what’s best […]

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5 (Not So) Easy Steps To Teach Your Baby To Put Himself To Sleep

As parents, we will agree that putting our baby to sleep is one of the most difficult tasks, and sooner or later, we need to teach them to go back to their dream world by themselves. To do so, your baby will need a tad bit of his mumma-papa’s help. What might surprise you is […]

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Because Pregnancy Can Make Even The Sanest Woman Crazy.

I’m not sure what I’m asking of you here- emotional support, advice, or just a message telling me to get over my problems. I’m not even sure which one would be the best option! The problem is that I’m finding myself constantly troubled. I am worrying about our family, about our finances, and about what […]

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Breastfeeding 101: How To Make Sure Your Toddler Is Feeding Right

We all know being a mother is not easy. No matter how many pregnancy guides you read, nothing can prepare you for the task ahead except actual experience, but knowing about what you’re getting into doesn’t hurt either! There are some things that can’t be left to instincts and mother’s intuition, and you must have […]

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