❌Drinking to sleep 🍼 ❌

Today’s post is about ‘WHY MUSTN’T YOU LET YOUR BABY SLEEP WHILE FEEDING FROM THE BOTTLE’.

It is a major concern yet a highly ignored aspect of bringing up our babies. To be honest, initially, even I was unaware of this but after reading many baby related books and articles I realised the value of it.

I don’t want to freak you out, but drinking milk while sleeping, can cause a baby to choke, which I believe is strong enough reason, to be convinced for not doing so. Apart from that, it causes major tooth decay, usually brought into consideration when the child is 4-5 years of age. Still, there is more, drinking milk while sleeping can cause the milk to enter the eustachian tube, causing severe ear infections, which sadly, kids this age are unable to express.

Now first and foremost, I know how difficult it is to put a baby to sleep. I have a 2 year old and it literally takes me an hour to make him doze off after bringing him to bed. LO was exclusively BF until he was 6 mo. He also woke up multiple times a night to feed, which is alright, like most kids.

Now, after the child starts semi-solids, (also starts erupting teeth) he tends to get fuller+wakes up lesser during the nights and the same happened with my LO. So, the moment I found about the ill-effects of making him doze off while sucking from the bottle, I decided that I wouldn’t start with this habit in the first place.

I used to feed him his dinner and two hours post that, his night time milk bottle was given to him, usually, just at the moment he started to feel sleepy. I made sure that he was still awake during this, with lights in the room on.

Now the major concern was, how to put him to sleep. We tried using musical night lamps, singing poems, rocking him, taking him for drives (where he dozes off while seeing the outside world and forgets about milk), pacifying him with water and many such activities to keep him occupied, when he decided to accept the fact that he would have to sleep, without drinking milk from the bottle. It took him about 15 days, at the most, to make this a routine and ever since, he has never needed a bottle of milk to sleep.

One good habit takes a while and a whole lot of effort and patience, to be inculcated in a child, but in the longer run, it’s benefits are worth a lot more.

Sun protectant I swear by

 

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.

UV rays, pollution and harsh weather conditions do more harm to our skin than we imagine.

I absolutely swear by using La Shield Sunscreen Gel SPF 40, on my extremely sensitive skin before stepping out in the sun to provide protection to my exposed skin areas, usually the face and back of my hands. This was suggested to me during a dermatologist visit and I have never stopped using it.

My skin loves the non greasy texture of La Shield because most sun protectants are extremely sticky and leave my already oily skin looking like an oil factory 🙄. On the contrary, this one has the texture similar to the Benefit Porefessional, giving the feels of using a makeup primers. I have totally skipped using primers while using this because it controls my oil glands so much, my make up doesn’t get runny.

Initially I thought it was a little pricey because I paid ₹730 for this 60g tube that doesn’t last too long but it’s worth every penny for my thirty something mom skin. Totally recommend using this one.

Healthy Sunday

Keeping my Sunday healthy, after all that binge I’ve done during the wedding season; gone up on the scale so bad 🤷🏼‍♀️.

Summers and vacays don’t allow you to cover-up the over eating done during the winter wedding season.

Clean eating is the key. I try my best to incorporate veggies and fresh fruits and thankfully the kiddo is fond of them too.

These stir fry veggies are the perfect munch for my junk cravings. They fulfil my appetite and detoxify my body. Also, eating clean definitely feels great too.

How I make stir fry veggies-

Just toss any veggies you love to eat in half spoon of olive oil (you can use butter but I prefer olive oil). Add salt and black pepper and mixed herbs. Sprinkle lemon juice. Good to eat.

Weekend Skin Care

Hola guys! 👋

As much as I love the weekends to have fun and late nights without the worries of getting up to an alarm the next morning, there is a flip side to it.

Weekends are what screw my super sensitive skin to quite an extent.

⭕️For one we I wear obsessive amounts of make up 😉for parties which I usually don’t on regular days.

⭕️Secondly, late nights always make me skip on the CTM and I haphazardly just use a facewash before going into bed (so bad).

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@garnierindia micellar water makes this abuse of skin a hell lot better for me. Recently started to use this and it is amazing how swiftly and nicely it brings down all the make up on the cotton ball, you don’t even need to rub it too hard.

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Also, along with the make up, out goes all the dirt and grime stuck in the pores.

It says you don’t require to rinse your face post using this but I still like to do so. Believe me, my mommy-skin feels so fresh and clear after using this.

Comes in two variants, the other only is rather on the oily side so I prefer this non oil base one. This 125 ml bottle cost me 149₹ on Nykaa so I believe it’s really cost effective.

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Miracles of breastfeeding

Don’t we have just every reason in the world to do so?!

This is proof that women are nothing less than a miracle creating the most wonderful tiny humans and striving to provide them so much goodness to grow in the healthiest possible way. Breastmilk is wonderful. It is designed to fulfil the needs of each baby in the world in it’s own special way.

Human babies grow the most rapidly in the first year of heir lives and that is when they depend wholely and solely on breastmilk to provide them with the best of vitamins, minerals and antibodies that stay with them for life.

PCOD – Eating right

PCOD (polycystic ovary disease) has become increasingly common, amongst women, these days.

Taking preventive diet measures, helps controlling the aggravation of the condition and prevents long term problems related to it.

Since there is no cure for PCOD, here’s a quick guide to eating right to reduce the long term adverse effects related to it.

Foxnuts- our favourite superfood

Ever since the little one entered the world, I have never stopped thinking about the right ways to provide nutrition to his body. For the first 6 months life was easy because he was exclusively breastfed and there were no worries about thinking of and cooking balanced meals every day. It was after he turned 6 mo that the mommy mind had to work continuously to bring up a healthy child.

Giving kids the right balance of nutrition is essential to fuel their growing bodies. It is absolutely compulsory to maintain balanced nutrition on daily basis and some foods, what we rightly call ‘Superfoods’ make this task a lot easier than it is.

Superfoods are foods packed with a variety of essential nutrients or a particular nutrient in abundance to make up for our dietary requirements. One such superfood that baby K and I absolutely love munching on, during our snack times is FOXNUTS which are basically the seeds of the lotus flower.

We prefer to roast this otherwise bland and chewy snack, in butter along with salt and pepper, to make it turn crisp and savoury.

As much as it tastes delish it is power packed with abundant healthiness.

  • They’re considered to be very high in antioxidants hence they’re great for detoxification of kidneys.
  • They have a great amount of fibre which is great to relieve constipation and promotes weight loss.
  • Being high on calcium, they prevent arthritis and joint pains and make bones stronger. They’re also known to reduce any inflammations in the body.
  • They’re rich in protein hence promote muscle buildup.
  • They’re low on saturated fats and high on fibre thus a great snacking option for heart patients and diabetics.

Hence we try making such an amazingly beneficial food a part of our daily diets.