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Louis Vuitton, the master luggage craftsman, has unfortunately not devised a system where a baby could just be packed up and taken for a journey! If this were the case, it would be all too simple.

However, travelling with a baby , though daunting, is not impossible , especially since most babies have already had their first outing to the post-natal clinic or the paediatrician‘s  by the age of 1 week!!! Continue reading

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Well, it’s been 16 weeks now since Keshav came into our lives and a fortnight since I last blogged about my Granny days.This is mainly because we’ve been dealing with the circadian rhythms of Keshav which has totally messed with ours. All studies say that infants start sleeping well the minute they turn 12 weeks old. Obviously their studies did not include Keshav because he wasn’t born yet! After dealing with a harrowing 6th week of screaming because of the tummy monster, the agonising pains of growing up in the eighth week ,we were looking forward to cruising along the nights from the twelfth week on. Continue reading

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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

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To Nurse or Not to Nurse ?

That is the question that has plagued all mothers and pediatricians alike. When I was a mother it was the rage to put the baby on solid food as soon as possible. As long as we breast fed the baby for 12 weeks it was fine. We were not only encouraged to give formula feeds from day 1 but were also encouraged to give water, gripe water and vitamin drops.

Thirty years on and I find all that’s changed. Mothers today are encouraged to breast feed exclusively for 6 months. This is supposed to give the child a life long immunity against obesity and asthma and other allergy induced  conditions. So Neesha has decided to exclusively feed little Keshav. But it’s not as easy as it looks find out more on this link

https://nappytales.wordpress.com/neeshas-tips/

p.s. the picture is not mine. I’ve taken it from the net.