Are you an overwrought mother, forever worrying about the eating habits of your children? You care about your child’s nutrition and know that it is related to growth and development but do not know how to make healthy food choices. Children grow and change rapidly in their early years. Being prepared will make life easier… [ Continue Reading ]
Author: Kavita Devgan
How do you get your Baby to sleep through the night?
While rolling over, walking and talking are important developmental landmarks for all babies, getting them to sleep through the night is a critical step forward for parents. Haven’t we all experienced this – exhausted from the tasks of the day, the moment you snuggle under covers, ready to drop off, you hear a familiar sound… [ Continue Reading ]
Stories enrich our children’s lives
Stories are like a path taking your child to new places with surprises at every step – so novel and exciting it is. I believe stories sustain us in times of trouble and encourage us to think of solutions we would not envision otherwise. They enrich our children’s lives but unfortunately all of us don’t… [ Continue Reading ]
Nausea Attacks in the First Trimester
The heroine runs out of the room with her hand on her mouth. Her parents look thunderstruck. And then it hits them. Their daughter is pregnant. Thanks to Hindi movies, few aspects of pregnancy are as well known as morning sickness. The term morning sickness is actually a misnomer since it can strike at any… [ Continue Reading ]
Insure Your Child’s Smile: Managing children’s dental health
When your child eats, food passes through the mouth and it meets the germs or bacteria that live in the mouth. These bacteria have sugars and starches found in many foods. If you do not clean your child’s teeth after eating, plaque bacteria use the sugars and starches to produce acid that destroys the hard… [ Continue Reading ]
Does your Child Say ‘No’ to Food?
Come mealtime and a picture of an ensuing battle – getting your child to eat – invariably flashes past your eyes. All your efforts to make healthy food choices for your child meet with resistance, as there is no help from their end. This is a familiar story I am sure. Food negativism is a… [ Continue Reading ]
Heartburn During Pregnancy
Heartburn, a very common problem during pregnancy, is caused by the uterus pushing against the stomach, forcing acid into the oesophagus. The secretion of the hormone progesterone is elevated during pregnancy which softens and relaxes all muscles, including the lower oesophageal sphincter, the region between the oesophagus and the stomach. The sphincter usually acts as… [ Continue Reading ]
Insomnia During Pregnancy
Sleeplessness is a common complaint during pregnancy all through the three trimesters. The problem becomes quite acute in some people during the third trimester due to a variety of reasons – urinary infection, heartburn, backache or increased foetal movement. Since popping a pill is a big taboo during pregnancy, here are some tips to deal… [ Continue Reading ]
How much should you eat during pregnancy?
Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. Yet, being pregnant is a worryfilled time too. To be certain you’ve done everything right and to make sure that your baby gets a healthy start, it is imperative to know about what you should eat and how much weight you should gain…. [ Continue Reading ]