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Developing your child’s motor skills means improving the muscles of

As your child grows up, his/her mental and intellectual development

Here are the ingredients for delicious pish pash: 4cups of

As a parent, you would certainly want to include healthy meals for your baby. But feeding a child is a

In the first few months of baby's life, you may have done things like-- rocking or nursing the baby to

Chicken and mixed vegetable puree can be a great way to introduce protein and vitamins to your baby's diet. After

The safety and wellbeing of children are parents number one priority. The American Association of Center for Disease Control and

Here are the ingredients for delicious pish pash: 4cups of daal soaked in water for 1-2 hours, 1/4 cup rice,

When the parents decide to plan for a baby, they have to keep in mind about their physical and mental

Chicken Salad Health benefits - Muscle growth, boosts immunity, promotes bone health. Vegetable Soup Health Benefits - Storehouse of nutrition,

From the age of 1 year, your baby will start learning to eat on her own. Therefore, a variety of

Meal plan for one to two years old: Cereal and milk for Sunday breakfast, boiled carrot sticks for midday snacks,

Whether your baby is growing up properly depends a lot on proper food habits and sleep. Most parents will agree:

As your child starts talking, you may take a sigh of relief, ‘At last he can speak of himself now’.

Developing your child’s motor skills means improving the muscles of the hands and legs of babies by regular use. A

As your child grows up, his/her mental and intellectual development also continues simultaneously. Your child starts to develop their personality

As soon as the child is born, his/her intellectual development starts with the playful activities. A child may start getting

Make your child choose things like the clothes they wear and toys they play with. This will make them more

Development And Milestones

Here are some important physical milestones that you need to track for your baby. Please note that all babies grow at their own pace.
12-15 Months

Crawls up stairs

Uses non verbal gestures

Has separation anxiety

16-18 Months

Climbs stairs with assistance

Stacks blocks

Says 10+ words

19-24 Months

Runs without falling

Turns book page

Begins parallel play

25-36 Months

Pedals a tricycle

Feeds self without help

Ready for potty training

Baby Care Tips & Tricks

Step 01

Wash rice and dal/lentil keep it aside.

Step 02

Put a small pressure cooker on high heat.

Step 03

Add two tablespoons of ghee to the pressure cooker. Then add the onions and saute for few minutes until they are translucent, followed by the turmeric

Step 04

Next add the tomatoes, coriander powder and salt. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 05

Add the rice and daal(lentil) and fry them for 3 minutes. Next add 1 and ½  cups of water and cook till 2 whistles then turn the heat on low and cook for another 5 minutes.

Step 06

Take the cooker off the heat and serve.

Typhoid

The typhoid vaccine causes typhoid fever and the effect may last for weeks. Vulnerable patients may be prone to severe health effects and may result in death for some patients. Typhoid vaccines are widely available and most countries offer it for free.

Dosage: 1 dose

Frequency: 24 months, booster every two years

Polio

The polio virus is spread through contact with feces or objects contaminated with feces of an infected person. The disease may affect the muscles of the body and cause paralysis. The disease can be completely prevented by the IPV vaccine and needs to be taken in several doses starting usually from 2 months of birth.

Dosage: 4 doses

Frequency: 6,10, 14 weeks 9 months

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

The MMR vaccine protects against 3 deadly diseases- measles, mumps and rubella. All these diseases can be caught through the air or direct contact. The diseases if contacted may give rise to a host of symptoms including fever, swelling in different areas of the body and lung infections.

Dosage: 1 dose for Measles, 1 dose for Mumps and Rubella.

Frequency: 15 months for Measles, 9 months for Mumps and Rubella.

Tetanus

The tetanus virus may be contracted through a cut. The effects of the disease may result in degeneration of bones and in severe cases, death.

Dosage: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 15-18 months, 4-6 months.

Massaging Baby

A number of recent studies suggest that regular massage promotes your baby’s bone development. It also is a great way to bond with an infant. Always choose massage oil with natural oils like olive and Almond oil.

Applying Baby oil creates a protective barrier on Baby’s skin that locks moisture & keeps your baby’s skin soft. Try not to massage too vigorously after feeding, since it might cause the baby to spit up.

Bathing Baby

Babies should be bathed 3-4 times a week. Always choose a mild, no tear formula and pH balanced soap for your baby.

No tear formula lets your baby enjoy the bath while pH Balanced formula maintains natural softness of Baby’s skin. Rinse well to prevent irritation. An infant’s skin is very sensitive to try not to “scrub” too hard.

Keeping Baby skin moisturized

Always use warm water for giving baby a bath and bath should not be more than three to five minutes. Never use too hot water as baby’s skin loses moisture in hot water. Apply a lotion with natural moisturizers while baby is still wet, and then pat dry instead of rubbing. Always apply a lotion after washing baby’s skin for locking his skin’s natural moisture.

Common Baby Skin Problems

Your newborn baby may have some skin conditions that seem unusual to you. Most are fairly common and do not need to be treated. Some common ones are listed here for some guidance about what to expect

Heat Rash are bumps usually seen in the folds of baby’s skin and on parts of the body where clothing fits snugly, including the chest, stomach, neck, crotch and buttocks. In case of heat rash remove any excess clothing. Keep your baby comfortably cool by dressing him in loose-fitting, light, cotton clothing.

Birth Mark is flat and can be deep brown, slate gray, or blue-black in colour. Some birthmarks develop over time, and some  are present  at birth. They some times look like bruises and are often found on the lower back and buttocks.

Milia are tiny whiteheads on your baby’s face. They will disappear on their own.

Baby acne is red, pimply rash on the face. Generally, it disappears over time.

Diaper rash is often caused by irritation to the skin due to friction and too long contact with urine/stool. In general, most diaper rashes can be prevented by changing diapers when they are wet or soiled and allowing the diaper area to dry between changes. Using a barrier cream with zinc oxide can help.

When to consult a pediatrician for baby skin problems?

Most skin rashes in babies are not serious and require little to no treatment. There are some rashes which may require further evaluation. Any fever associated with a rash requires an evaluation by a physician. Rashes which involve blisters or other fluid-filled bumps(pustules, vesicles) may also need to be evaluated.