Fashionably Baby

In the good old days when babies wore gowns, things were relatively simple. Nowadays as with everything else, we are spoilt for choice or is it the choice that has spoilt things ?/p>http://www.babanbaby.com/first-needs/clothing/top-string-jablas-plain-white-0-4-months

Today you can dress a newborn in a traditional gown with tie ups or snaps. The best garment for a newborn will be the all in one or onesie or baby gro as it was called in my time. I find that the best onesies are literally all in one with a flap over so that the baby’s chest is properly covered. Out of all onesies Keshav wore, the European ones were the best. You literally had to place the baby flat on the garment, slip the arms into the sleeves and fold over the rest to snap into place.

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Why is the baby crying?

English: A hungry baby yelling and crying.

English: A hungry baby yelling and crying. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One question you will hear time and again is

” Why is the baby crying?”

When your little munchkins is red in the face, wriggling and writhing, his face scrunched up and  mouth wide open to let out the loudest wail , this is the last question you’d ever want to hear! Especially when you don’t have the answer yourself. But, you will hear it again and again and again till you  feel like joining baby in sheer helplessness! But fear not. Babies don’t cry for no reason. Continue reading


Why forty days?

When we had our babies, we had to spend the first forty days in a darkened room which was meant specially for nursing mothers.Only the bais could come inside to give the mother nd child a bath. And in the evening a stove with burning embers would be kept below the bed to keep the room warm. And the baby was kept for a while enshrouded in smoke.

I was horrified when I heard this description from my mother in law. No wonder it was called a confinement . I think it more appropriate to call it imprisonment. Continue reading


Don’t throw the baby out with the bath tub!

Mom bathing cute baby - stock photo


Bath time is one of the more pleasurable experiences of bringing up baby. Most babies love the water and you can literally see them calming down and enjoying the water . When I became a mother all those years ago there was only ONE way to bathe baby – on your legs or on your grannie’s legs or on your bai’s legs.

Bathing a baby is very important because even though baby just lies in bed all day, bathing sets some kind of routine. Normally babies sleep well after a bath and this is the time to catch up on stuff that needs to be caught up with. Continue reading


All that you need for a baby

Today we got an invitation to a different kind of exhibition – an exhibition of Baby care products.

MBC Expo logo

India’s Only International Exhibition for
Maternity and Baby Products


This morning while shopping for some more square nappies I came across a granny who told me that it is better to buy panties and stick nappy pads on them much like Sanitary pads. These she says cuts down the cost of using Pampers and reduces the washing by half since they are disposable. And she should know since she is bringing up twin boys! Continue reading