DIY Baby safety door gate

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

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Baby proofing is of utmost necessity when a baby starts crawling around the house. One of the most important of them is a baby safety door gate, which can be used at doors leading to stairs, the kitchen, fireplace or any other unsafe area. The baby gates which are available in the market are quite expensive and may require further modifications. The following method is quite cheaper and can be easily done at home with minimal tools. Continue reading “DIY Baby safety door gate”

Playgroup(1.5 to 2.5 years): Things to consider before admission

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There comes a time in the second year of your child’s life where you are faced with the question of whether or not to send your child to a playschool. Since the standard of playschools or play groups vary in our country from a “one-room” playgroup managed in the backyard of a home to a highly recognized and corporate system playschools, it keeps us thinking that are these playschools recognized? Is there an official body to keep a tab on the safety and working of these playschools? Continue reading “Playgroup(1.5 to 2.5 years): Things to consider before admission”

Understanding and plotting growth charts of newborns and children

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Slide1Growth charts are an important tool for monitoring the growth of children. Growth Monitoring is a screening tool to diagnose nutritional, chronic, systemic and endocrine disease at an early stage. Record of measurements is usually taken during your routine child visits to your pediatrician for vaccination or during sickness. Since the visit to your doctor may be sometimes hurried, it is better that you, yourself have a better understanding of the growth and development of your baby by plotting your own graphs. Continue reading “Understanding and plotting growth charts of newborns and children”

DIY Activity 5 : Fun with poster colors

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DIY Activity 5 : Fun with poster colors

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Colors bring joy to kids. A simple poster color can make play time fun. You can choose a single monochromatic color and also learn colors by matching different items in the house with the color. You can also make it more fun by introducing hand painting. Using paint brush will also perfect the grip and improve fine motor activity. Poster colors are easy to wash off and clean Continue reading “DIY Activity 5 : Fun with poster colors”

Understanding basic ultrasonography (USG) in pregnancy

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USGUltrasonography is a very important tool in pregnancy to check the baby’s growth, development, position and movements. It also gives parents the first glimpse of their baby. It is very important that you understand the terminologies and other factors in the scan by which your pregnancy will be followed up for 9 months. The doctor will also give you an ultrasound report with a printout of your baby’s images. 3D and 4D color scans are becoming very popular because they offer a more life-like image of your baby.

*Sex determination of the unborn baby (fetus) is strictly prohibited in India under the PCPNDT Act, hence will not be dealt here in this article. Continue reading “Understanding basic ultrasonography (USG) in pregnancy”

How to make a practical, hassle-free and inexpensive baby feeding bib at home

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

Baby BibFeeding a single baby is in itself a  herculean task no doubt and when it comes to feeding twins, we  are at our wits end to find the most practical and easy way to feed them. Not long time back, I had written an article on my blog “Weaning & Feeding in Twin Babies: My personal experience” in which I had mentioned some ideas which can be tried to have a hassle free meal. One of the important part of the meal is a “baby bib”. The bibs which are available in the Indian market are either very small or impractical in a way that they do not help in  keeping food off your little ones clothes (and everywhere else) during meal time.  Continue reading “How to make a practical, hassle-free and inexpensive baby feeding bib at home”