Category "Parenting"

10Mar2018

Dehydration means lack of enough supply of fluid to body. Due to high temperatures & heat children often get Dehydrated in Summer. Dehydration results in vomiting, diarrhea, not feeling thirsty, or combination of these conditions. Results in decrease in sweat, not urinating frequently. Children are more likely to suffer from Dehydration than adults. Because kids forget to drink water or any other fluids timely when they are playing or at school.

Few Causes of Dehydration –

One of the most cause of Dehydration is less fluids intake, over heat, excess straining, diarrhea, vomiting & high fevers.

Signs & Symptoms of Dehydration –

  1. Lips – Dry, patchy & cracked lips
  2. Mouth – dry mouth, mouth sores, ulcers, throat infections
  3. Urine – dark coloured urine, less quantity, not urinating for 8-12hours, pain while urinating
  4. Energy Levels – feeling dull, weak, lazy felling always
  5. Skin – Dry & flaky skin, tanning easily
  6. Eyes – Dry eyes, less watering while crying, burning sensation
  7. Infections – Diarrhea, vomiting, urine infections, and other infections, blood in stools

These are the few basic signs & symptoms to identify Dehydration. If the symptoms & signs are severe in ideal to consult a doctor immediately.

How to Overcome Dehydration in children –

One & only best solution to beat Dehydration is increase in timely Fluids intake.

Best home remedy

Oral Rehydration Solution: In 250ml water, add a half spoon salt & one spoon sugar. Mix all together & consume this every one-hour until you feel better. this remedy can be used even adults.

Few Best Hydrating Drinks for Summer –

  1. Water – Daily intake of 3 to 4 liters
  2. Coconut Water
  3. Barley Water
  4. Sugar Cane Juice
  5. Butter Milk
  6. Lemon Water
  7. Fresh Fruit Juices
  8. ORS – Oral Rehydration Solution

Dear Parents – Make sure you carry a water bottle with you while going out with your children. And make children also carry a water bottle with them while going to play in summer. Only not children even adults have to consume all seasonal fruits and eat only homemade foods, avoid outside foods & roadside drinks.

“Let’s Beat The Heat This Summer”

3Feb2018

Many parents say they spend time with their children, but still, their bonding is very weak!
Why is it so? Firstly, please “Don’t Spend Time, Give Time To Your Children.”

Now-a-days parents are approaching Child Psychiatrists for behavioral changes in children. A basic self-question to be made by every parent –

1. How much of attention are you giving to your children?

2. Think whether you are giving enough freedom for your child to express him/her self.

Attention – Children learn by paying attention. Parents also must play the same role. Parents need to pay attention while children are playing, eating, talking, what not everything. Children learn from parents, friends, teachers & neighbours. Pay attention and understand how they are receiving and understanding things. Check their expressions & reactions. And it’s the parent’s job and responsibility to make them understand about good things & bad things. By this way, children will start developing to see the positive angle in every aspect.

Lack of freedom to express is the main cause – If kids are hesitant in sharing their views with parents, bonding will not develop with them. Once kids start expressing themselves, then the role of the parent starts. First, let children speak in their own language or slang. If the kid’s views are right, encourage and motivate them. If the kid’s views are wrong, then try to convince, explain and change their thought process so that they will get a clarity where they were wrong. Instead, if you shout & say they are wrong, kids will never realize why they were wrong. And they will develop negative impression against parents. It is very important for a parent to understand that children need to be guided in every aspect of their life. For which both parent & child bonding plays an important role.

It’s never too late, parents need to start talking, interact, play & get more involved with children in order to tune into their mindset. In this way, children will learn many things easily & understand things brightly. Children learn from what they see, as parent’s it’s your responsibility to make them look in the right way.

3Feb2018

With cold breezes, children start to cough, sneeze & develop congestion problems. The best home remedy is “Turmeric Milk.” It soothes the throat & relieves congestion.

To prepare it, you require
1. 200ml – Warm Milk

2. Half Teaspoon – Turmeric Powder


3. A Pinch – Pepper Powder


4. A Spoon Full – Honey/Sugar


Mix all together & drink weekly thrice for best results.

12Oct2017

Children are least considered for their health, as it’s not their age to think of such aspects. For them its all about to play, have fun & learn new things in a different way.

Its the job of the parents to closely monitor their child’s health. As children grow, health issues also start to show up. Which can either be the symptoms of a coming up disease or allergy, etc.

Parents need to keep a watch on the behavioral changes, eating habits, hygiene habits of the children. Inculcating good habits from the childhood helps children not only grow character wise but also health wise.

In order to beat the periodic health problems, along with vaccines regular health checks are mandatory for children. Health Checks not only help us to rest assured but also keeps us informed about the upcoming health issues their causes, etc.

Health Checks such as dental check & overall health checks are a must for once in every 6 months for every child. Dental check keeps the cavities away from children & overall health checks provide a good note of ideal health & weight. With the help of health checks, unidentified problems also can be identified & treated effectively.

Regularly follow a single pediatrician, as they are used to the kid & know their habits & regular medications, which help them to treat the kids easily.

6Oct2017

Monsoon brings in many airborne & waterborne infections. Children are the first one to get affected by these infections. As their immunity power is low children are prone to get effected easily.

Why are the immunity levels low in kids?

Children tend to play everywhere exposing themselves to dirt & pollution, which keeps their immunity system active always. When there is a sudden change in climate like sudden rain followed by high-temperatures results in increasing both air & waterborne diseases. As their immunity system is already active, sometimes it becomes difficult for it to beat the infections & results in getting effected by them.

Toddler Hygiene Tips:

  • Regular hand wash
  • Wash legs & hands while entering in-house
  • Applying mosquito repellents while going out
  • Using face mask while going into crowdy areas
  • Avoid going out while it’s raining

Diet to Boost Kids Immunity Levels:

Diet plays a key role in improving the immunity levels. Immunity levels are improved by the food we eat, like protein, vitamins, minerals, etc. Try to include these 8 super foods to boost the immunity levels in kids.

  • Turmeric
  • Honey
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Soups
  • Mushrooms
  • Black Pepper
  • Seasonal Fruits

21Sep2017

When your child begins to attend preschool regularly, he or she is away from you for quite a number of
hours daily. This alteration from the routine of spending all of his/her time at home, with you or your family
members, is a big change for the child to process. Sometimes, parents also suffer from separation anxiety
when their kids start attending preschool full-time.

Therefore, it is very important for parents to take out time from their busy schedules and spend some quality
time with their children. This not only strengthens the parent-child bond but also gives the child a sense of
comfort and security, knowing that at the end of the day, their parents are with them.
Following are some activities you can do with your child so that the time you spend with them is enjoyable
for both you and your child:

1. Ask about your child’s day
2. Listen attentively to everything your child shares with you
3. Try and give solutions to any problems that your child shares with you
4. Play some of your child’s favourite games, such as board games, etc.
5. Please put your mobile phone on silent so that you are not disturbed or distracted
6. Avoid televisions, laptops, tablets, etc. so that you and your child can focus on each other
7. Help your child with his/her homework
8. Take your child out to amusement parks, game centres, parks, etc.
9. Buy activity books, such as colouring books, etc. which you and your child can enjoy together
10. Don’t talk negatively in front of the child; always try to be motivational and positive in your manner of
speaking

28Aug2017

Monsoon is here!! And it’s time to be prepared to stay fit. Children are the first & the most infected during this season. Monsoon not only brings in beautiful weather and fun but also infections.

It’s a perfect breeding season for germs and bacteria which in turn lead to water borne diseases that affect a lot of people. As the immunity levels become low during monsoon, there is a huge possibility of skin infections and other diseases like high Fever’s, Cough & Cold, Diarrhea, Malaria, Typhoid, etc.

8 Tips for Winter Monsoon Child care

1. Maintain Hand Hygiene – wash your hands before & after meals
2. Wear warm clothes
3. Avoid junk and outside foods
4. Eat warm and freshly cooked foods
5. Avoid preserved foods
6. Stay hydrated
7. Avoid going to rain
8. Wash your feet and keep them dry

If you are suffering from cold, cough, fever or any other infections, stay back home & stop spreading the infections to others.

For kids avoid self-medications, it’s mandatory to consult the doctor. Timely prescribed medication is a must.
Let’s fight back all the infections and flu this season.

Get yourself & kids vaccinated without fail.

24Aug2017

Let’s make this Ganesh Chaturthi environmental friendly by making/using Ganesh Idols with clay. It will be livelier if all the family members together make their own Ganesh Idol with clay and use it for the pooja. In this way family bonding becomes stronger & our environment also stays happy.

Let’s Preserve Not Pollute Our Nature – don’t immerse the pooja samagri & the Ganesh idols in lakes or rivers, they pollute our water. Immerse Ganesh Idol at our homes itself & make compost out of the pooja samagri.

Option 1: Immerse Ganesh Idol in a bucket of water and pour the water to your plants or in flower pots.

Option 2: You can even grow plants with the Clay idol. In a flower pot place some seeds, cover up with soil and place the Ganesh Idol in the middle of the flower pot, perform pooja along with the flower pot. Later at the time of immersion pour water on the idol, so that the clay idol dissolves in the flower pot. And after few days you can see sprouts coming up & plants start to grow.

In this way, we can Preserve our Nature for our Younger Generations.

Watch This Video – Kids making Eco-Friendly Ganesh Idols:

 

23Aug2017
  • Do not compare your child with other children
  • Visit the school so that you can have a firsthand experience of how your child spends his time daily
  • Ensure that the preschool is compliant with infrastructure and safety standards
  • Ensure that you clarify all doubts that pop into your mind
  • Ensure that your child is not overburdened and that he/she enjoys learning and playing in school
  • Set a good example for your children to follow when it comes to mannerisms, habits and behaviours
  • Ensure that you don’t raise your voice in front of your children because they are very impressionable
  • Spend quality time with your children
  • Ensure that you praise and appreciate your children when they achieve something
  • Try not to over compliment other children in front of your children because this may incite insecurities or jealousy in your children