Busy Moms Hairstyling Hacks

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Do I even have to add busy infront of mom isn’t that obvious that we are not just busy but super busy and hairstyling is the last thing that comes to our mind right.But I believe hairstyle add a lot of fresh change to life but are we always satisfied with the hairstyle we opt for.For me when I go short I miss my long tresses and when they are long I feel like cutting them short.When I try something new I get bored after few days and wish to change my style again.

And adding to it I am scared of trying out new hairstyles every time I step out for a family function ,those chemicals and sprays do a lot of damage to my otherwise healthy hair.

So is there something which can be a solution to all our hairstyling woes? Yes there seems to be few hacks we can try and the best part is we don’t have to do anything with our hair.

Wigs

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Wigs ! yes Wigs seems to be the perfect solution for this, if you are wondering where to order your wigs from check this amazing website jumbo box braids which delivers to your door step and has a wide options to choose from.

Messy Buns

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I will be very honest I loved messy buns since my college days and it goes so well with the boho look.Short hair or long hair doesn’t matter all you have to do is pull your hair up, tie it and let your hair decide how they want to settle down 🙂

Half bun

My current favourite is this hairstyle and its pretty much in trend and super easy to make and takes hardly a few minutes.Just take the hair from the top and make a bun and leave the rest of hair loose.I tried this in my last trip and people loved my hairstyle.

 

Ponytail

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And when your hair are not messy enough for a messy bun just tie them into a high ponytail.

Hairbands

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When you wish to let your hair loose and still want them to be under control and trendy just opt for a hairband .

Hope these hacks help you next time you step out and adds a fresh change to your hairstyling.

 

 

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CAR SEAT FOR HAPPY AND SAFE TRAVELS

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We love long drives and can go on long drives anytime but after N we were really worried about his safety on the road and also about his comfort.

It was when we decided to buy a car seat for for his safety and comfort.While doing the research for the perfect car seat I came across these very important safety features to be kept in mind while selecting a car seat for your baby.I am going to share the points here.

Weight and age 

while Buying the Car seat the first thing to keep in mind is the weight and age of baby.Upto 2 years of age a baby should sit in rear facing car seat.Or else if the baby exceeds the weight as recommended by car seat seller then front facing car seat can be used.

Five Point harness

Another important feature as the safety of car seat depends on this.The car seat should have five harness points, that ensures that the bay is harnessed properly and safely.

Buy First Hand

I am a big supporter of pre loved stuff when it comes to baby items but for car seat its a big no no,Never go for a second hand car seat.Thats the biggest compromise on safety.

After Buying The Car Seat

So once you have decided on the car seat and made a purchase.Always read the instruction manual carefully before installing.

And install as per the manual.

Keeping the baby busy on car seat

After selecting the car seat another major issue was keeping the baby busy, N is super active and sit still only to do activities.So long drives for him is about doing activities, playing with his busy bags etc.

Here is a post you can go through to keep the baby busy

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Just like other things making him sit on the car seat was a tough journey too … We had our ups and downs Cranky fits and what not . . but now since that phase is over and we enjoy our trips let me share few tips on how to make your baby enjoy the trip in car seat 1.take short trips first 2. Tie few toys which the baby can enjoy pulling 3.take a small basket of toys along 4.take books if your baby enjoys them 5.Do lots of talking and singing make them feel home 6.stop if they cry and refuse to be in seated ..Take a break let them have some fresh air before you start again 7.never take a crying baby out of the car seat as they will get to know that crying is the escape route . 8. Screen time in a night journey has helped us a lot. 9.keep rotating the toys you take along 10.if your baby is 14 months and above then showing the vehicles around keeps the any busy for long And lastly keep calm this is for baby's safety and needs patience What are the tricks you play with the baby to make them stick to the car seat happily ??? #carseat #busybaby #happyincarseat #tipstokeepbabybusy #instagram #toddlersofinstagram #instapic #instapost #momlife #mommylife #momblogger #blogger #rattlebabblebattle

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Also read

How to keep baby busy on car seat

Busy bag ideas

Wish you happy and safe drives always .

Fun weekend at Muscat Kids Club

When it comes to outing N loves and prefers parks over anything, and we take him to play zones as occasional treats.The play zone has lot of noise and too much light which obviously being a Montessori  family we have consciously kept a distance with.

So recently we were invited by Nagma, The founder of Muscat Kids Club to come and experience the Kids club which is located at Al Mansab,Muscat.I have been following their Instagram account since their inception and I had an idea of the play area.But I was not sure if N would enjoy being there.

Finally we visited them and to my surprise N’s didn’t need his normal warm up session.Yes he needs a warm up session where I encourage him to interact with people or explore a new place.The Muscat Kids Club ambience is really inviting.It invites the little ones to play, explore and have fun.A peaceful play area with loads of physical activities and pretend play.

The place has a large play area in one side and a lounge with pantry on the other side.The play area has a ball pit, a trampoline , a free play area where seating arrangement is there for the little ones to pick puzzles, blocks or books and sit and enjoy.A pretend play market, dressing table and kitchen set for messy play they have a sand pit and easel boards for scribbling.Has slides and swings and other activities.

The place is beautifully decorated by craft done by its founder Nagma,that adds to the beauty and ambience of the place.

The play area has been designed keeping in mind that the child can choose whatever he wishes to play with.Its an open ended play zone where the child can choose from various options.The whole area is carpeted and hence child can be left to roam free and explore without the tension of them getting hurt.

So now the real test was if N would enjoy being there?

N took a round of the whole area and wanted to play with the sand which is pretty obvious as messy play is his favourite.

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After sometime while I was clicking few pics of the whole play area he started exploring the other activities.He was very much comfortable and at ease while exploring.I wanted him to enjoy the slides and ball pit but then he chose the dressing activity.After playing with the action figurines and cars he scribbled for sometime at the easel board.

And finally he landed to his favourite pretend play ‘cooking’ he bought few fruits from the market (pretend play) and started cooking after sometime got the kinetic sand from the sand pit for cooking.Kids can be so innovative with play that we can only realise when we let them free to explore.

He enjoyed it so much that even after almost 2 hours when we asked if we can go home he didn’t want to leave that place.he wanted to do more cooking and he was bribing his papa with tea so that we would stay there for some more time.

And all this while when N was busy with play and I was busy chatting with Nagma and clicking pics with occasional nudge to N if he was done and we can make a move guess what papa was doing? He was chilling in the lounge area which is specially made for the parents or anyone who accompanies the kids to the club.While kids enjoy their uninterrupted play at the play area, parents can sip coffee enjoy the free wifi ,watch TV or may be catch up with some sleep.

Overall our experience with Muscat Kids club was really nice and the way N liked the place we will definitely visit the place pretty often.

I highly recommend this place to parents in Muscat as the charges are pretty nominal and their membership fee is also very less for a month.They come up with different activities and workshop almost every week.To stay updated not her activities and workshop you can like their Facebook page Facebook-Muscat Kids Club or follow them on Instagram Muscat Kids Club Instagram account

 

 

Five Card Board Craft you should do with your toddler this Christmas

So after snow we wanted to do some decorations and get Christmas ready.If you have not checked the snow recipe yet I highly recommend you check that Christmas Activity : DIY Play snow

Usually every year we decorate a small tree as a part of our Christmas decorations but this year I wanted it to be little more as I have a little helper.And wanted to keep it easy enough for N so that he would enjoy it.

I kept the craft very basic and easy because more than beautiful and finished decorations it should be easy for a two year old.And very importantly I wanted it to be a best out of waste project.So that instead of buying a fake plastic tree we can use the waste and be eco friendly.

So lets get started


Materials required

Carton/Cardboard

knife

Glue

Googly eyes

some decorative sequence or stars

pom pom

Colours (acrylic/water any colour would do)

Empty toilet/ kitchen towel roll

Double sided tape

 

Ginger Bread Man 


Take an empty carton and cut it in the shape of ginger bread man.


Paste the eyes

Apply glue all over or

And decorate it with applying glue on the sequence, stars or any decorative item you come across the stationery store.


Tip- Apply some glue but let your toddler apply glue stick on the decorative items again.Glue stick wasn’t that effective on the sticking part hence applying glue (fevicol all over is advised)

 

Rudolf The reindeer


Put your hands on the card board and draw your hands, cut it with the help of knife.Your hands are the horns  of reindeer.

Paint both the horns and the toilet roll brown in colour or else you can leave colouring as toilet roll and cardboard both are brown in colour.


Paste the eyes

Use a double sided tape to stick the horns and

Use a red pom pom stick it with double sided tape.

Your Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer is ready


 

Wreath


Cut the cardboard in a circle I have used a plate to draw the circle as I don’t have a compass.Waiting for N to grow to bring back my school time memories of compass and Protractor.Gosh ! I have even forgotten the names of my geometry instruments. Anyways,Make a bigger circle and draw a smaller circle inside it. Cut it to get the base of the wreath.


Again apply the glue all over and let the toddler stick the pom pom all over it.N enjoyed sticking pom pom and when he was bored which honestly was just towards the end I did the finishing.

 

Star


No matter what I do I find it difficult to draw a star , so I simply draw two over lapping triangle to get my star.Did the same here and mad the cut in the centre to give it a more starry appearance.

Colour it with any colour of your choice.


Decorate it with sequence.

 

Christmas Tree

So this one is our first Christmas tree of this season yes we have planned few more and hopefully we would be able to do it.


Cut the cardboard in the shape of a Christmas tree and colour it green.Let your toddler colour it you can give the last coat to make it presentable.

Cut few shapes like circle, crescent ,triangle as decoration for the tree and a star for the top.


Draw the shapes on the tree and cut the shapes from a different piece of cardboard.Stick velcro with glue gun.


N loves this tree and this is his shapes tree.

 


While doing the craft you can tell the various stories associated with it and about Christmas and the joy of giving.


 

Christmas Activity : DIY Play snow 

December is a month which is full of celebrations, winters make it even more special.And making a snow man from snow is the best thing but wait we don’t have snow here in Oman or rather had we been in Delhi getting a booking done for Shimla in december is next to impossible.So does that mean Little N will miss out on making snow man and his childhood winter memories will have no snow man in it? Well No he is going to have  better memories with snow man and will have no chilly hands too.

Do It Yourself is the word …Yes we make snow at home.

Materials Required

Googly eyes

Few decorative items

Pipe cleaner or ribbon

Snow Recipe

Two cups Cornstarch

1/2 cup  edible oil (I have used Coconut oil)

Prepration

In a bowl mix the corn starch with oil till the time it bind like snow.Take more cups if you wish to make a bigger snowman.We were able to make a small one but considering the fun factor I would suggest take some more.N was happy with his snow man so for us quantity was not an issue.

Set Up

In a tray or activity table put the whole snow mix and keep the items for decorations. Don’t forget to use a mat for easy cleaning.

Let the little one explore the texture, show them how to make balls and break it.Do it again and again and let them enjoy the snow for a while.After that show them how to make a snow man.

One small ball for face

one bigger ball for body.

Put the pipe cleaner as muffler

Put the eyes and if you can find a nose better (I couldn’t or rather I simply forgot about the nose of snowman)

And our seasons first snowfall snow man 😉

N was in love with the texture and making and breaking balls kept him busy for quite sometime.And we are sure doing this activity again but we are running out of corn starch already ;).Time to go and buy heaps of cornstarch and let it snow here in desert what say ?

 

 

How to Start Early with Early Learning

As I have mentioned in my posts earlier I started with early learning  when N was almost one and regret not starting it earlier but when I look back and see his videos and pics I realise I was on it since he was born.Yes absolutely without even a single iota of knowledge about early learning ,N was into early learning from the day one or may be before in my tummy while he was kicking he was learning something new.

A new born is born with the natural ability to learn and needs no push to do so.As a parent we only act as facilitator and care provider.So lets get started with early learning in early phase of infant life first.

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Tummy Time

Yes it starts from here and parent has a major role in providing the environment. A safe tummy time under adult supervision is a great time to learn for infants.They learn how to keep their head up for longer time and make their neck strong enough to hold the head.

Black and white books

So the fact is to stimulate them and not over simulate; babies love black and white and colours can be over stimulating.So give them some black and white book for the motivation to lift the head while tummy time.

Gym

I bought a simple gym and started from the second month  although the weather was cold and layer of clothing was a major factor but still the gym was stimulating enough for body movements.

In fact more than gym my son was  interested in moving fingers in front of his face.He will move his hands and legs with excitement when I would twinkle my fingers in front of him.

Mobile

(Hanging for the crib )

I never used a crib during the initial months it was only after my son was 5 months old that I invested in a cot.But still we got few hanging and I used to used that in his play area.

Peek-a-boo

One of the most popular and a game which 100% brings those giggles on the tiny lips.We played a lot of peek-a-boo and till now it is my sons favourite.

Skin to skin contact with care giver

A skin to skin does wonders in soothing what it has to do with early learning well!! Attachment with the care giver parents in general is very important and emotional bonding when established can give a long term emotional stability and sense of security . This is important for the emotional well being.

Massage

For first few months I was too scared to do Massage of my baby and hence the act was outsourced.But eventually I realised I am losing out on bonding time with my baby and I took over. Apart from many benefits it helps in forming a routine and hence better sleep.

Talk Talk Talk

Babies they love listening to your voice as they recognise your voice from the womb.They start differentiating voices from an early age.Hence language development starts way ahead from what we can imagine.Talk normally and avoid making baby voice with mushy talks all the time  (I know that irresistible but still ).These little talks will aid a lot in language development in future.

Finger Puppets

Invest in some finger puppets or best just DIY. Tell them stories and talk more.

Rattlers

Invest in some good wooden rattlers ,babies first learn to move their head towards sound and then after sometime to grab the object and rattlers are best for that.

Mirror

Put a mirror near the floor bed or simply show them the mirror during tummy time.Babies they love watching their reflection in the mirror .We had baby eisenstein mirror me book and N use to love it.Now we use this book to make funny faces.

So these were few pointers on starting with early learning at infant stage and my next post in the How to start early will be on babies from 6-12 months.

 

Guide To Start  Knife with Toddlers ft Little Fingers at Work’s Toddler Knife


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When lil N was almost 18 months old we wanted to introduce him to knife and hone his knife skills.But unfortunately my search for toddler Knife fetched no results online.I tried few stores here is oman but never got what I was looking for.So I started with the plastic knife which comes with every cooker in our Indian household.

In case you are wondering what was the hurry and why on this earth do I want my toddler to learn knife skills at such a young age.Give this whole article a sound read, many will not agree many would be convinced but the idea of writing this particular article is to educate my reader on early life skills.

Why Knife at Such a young age ?

Knife skills is one of the practical life skills of montessori approach and is recommended after 18 months only when babies develop a better fine motor skills and a better control over the movement of their body parts.

A toddler is inquisitive and developing many life skills at this stage.Observe a toddler in a pretend play and you will get to know how their observation skill works.You will be surprised to see how they copy you and observe your movement and activities.

Preparing your own food is a basic life skill and to raise an Independent individual which is the primary aim of montessori, introducing a toddler to knife early helps rather than making them realise that they are incapable of doing it.

Just like introducing the glassware to toddlers makes them aware of the fact that it needs to be handled gently and with care  similarly introducing knife makes them aware of the fact that it needs caution.

How to start with Knife 

12-18 months– A butter knife or a plastic cake knife (which I was using and still use).

It will give them a better control and coordination to cut things.You can start with pretend play sets like the pic below as well.

If you choose a butter /plastic knife start with soft fruits like banana, ripe papaya, watermelon ensure that you peel and give it to them for cutting.

18 months plus – A toddler knife like the one shown in the pic below

As I have already mentioned I was searching for a knife but couldn’t find anything fortunately I came across a reviewer requirement by Little Fingers At Work while I was in India,wherein they wanted  moms to review their toddler knife and  send across honest feedback to them.

Its been almost a month we have been using this knife almost every other day to make fruit salad.N shows a lot of interest in kitchen and he eats his fruit salad with more delight and satisfaction.

How to use it 

Start with keeping the cutting board at one side to make them learn that chopping needs only one hand till the time they get a control over the knife.

Give soft fruits like banana, pears; food like paneer,eggs which they can comfortably chop with one hand.

The knife is blunt enough not to hurt those little fingers but you know toddlers they go a little bit extra with chopping and you would want them to hit the knife on the other hand hence a conscious effort of using one hand only.

Once they are used to the fact of chopping with one hand give them the chopping board while they are with you in the kitchen in front like you do cutting or on the high chair.

Once they are old enough to understand how to cut and not chop give them fruits like  banana to teach them how to hold and cut.Like give them a banana hold it at one end and start cutting from the other end.(we have not reached this stage and hence will be updating more once we start doing it )

Progression

The next progression could be a nylon knife or a wavy chopper with handle like the real knife we use.These knifes are little sharper and can cut harder fruits and vegetables also.And should be introduced once the toddler has learnt to hold and cut cautiously.(We are yet to reach this stage and hence more updates or a detailed blog post will be posted once we hone these skills and progress.)

About Little Fingers at work Toddler Knife

Pros

A blunt steel sheet with a wooden grip handle.

Blunt enough for young toddlers

wooden grip handle gives a better grip and control.

Good for chopping soft food items.

An excellent knife to start with knife skills.

Cons 

The edges are pointed, which may require extra caution if the toddler doesn’t have a good control.This is the only drawback with this knife.And as the knife was sent across for feedback for improvement I conveyed the same to the team and it has been noted by them.

Cooking or helping in the kitchen not only helps the toddler to become independent but also gives them a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment which they strive for.And introducing knife skills makes them more confident and cautious.

Some points to keep in mind while introducing knife to toddlers

Adult supervision is a must

Keep the knife out of reach of toddler

Test yourself first by cutting the fruit you offer child to cut.This will give  you an idea if child can cut it comfortably.

AUGMENTED REALITY :WHAT?WHY?HOW ?FT PLAY SHIFU


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What is Augmented Reality?

Augmented reality is a technology which enhances or visualizes an object when seen through a gadget like mobile.The Image when viewed through the app in mobile or tablet comes to life (animated).And is in sync with the object in reality.For example if you have an image and you view it through the app to augment if you move the image in real the augmented view on device will move accordingly.

Why Augmented Reality ?

Augmented reality is the next generation technology and is making a great impact already in many fields.Taking the education or play in consideration.It makes the screen time more interactive.Learning through touch and interaction is known to have deeper impact. augmented reality in play and education is providing that interactive way of learning.

Read this excerpt from National Geographic on Augmented Reality

Some scientists contend that screen time may rewire the developing brain, hinder cognitive abilities, and cause behavioral problems. But unlike other forms of digital media, “the primary activity in AR is interacting with the real world,” says Chris Dede, a professor in learning technologies at Harvard University.

Source:www.nationalgeographic.com

How to use augmented reality for educational based play?

So now the question arises how to make the augmented reality work for us and impart knowledge and make the screen time effective.

There are many games available which are based on augmented reality,I will be talking about my personal experience with my two-year old son and augmented reality games from Play Shifu.

Being born in the age of gadgets no doubt these little ones have extra flair over the gadgets, and hence technology serves as the best nanny.But all said and done technology has its own loop holes and as a parent instead of using it as nanny we need to use it wisely.

Augmented reality games like Play Shifu are interactive and hence can act as a great source of learning when played in moderation.

  • Choose the age appropriate play for your kid.
  • Explain them how to play once
  • Let them explore the cards and choose the ones they want to play with
  • Click on the information mode where they can learn about the particular object or animal on the card.
  • Let them touch and move in the screen.
  • Let them move and adjust the card.
  • Switch to library mode and let them go through that.

It is always advisable that you administer your kid while they use gadgets like mobile or hand them over with limited access or app lock, So that they can’t access something which is not meant for them when left unattended.

Our experience with augmented reality and review 

Play Shifu Wildlife

Whats Inside the box?

  • Tablet/mobile stand
  • Activation code
  • 20 Animals cards.

Play Features

  • Animals in 3D
  • Natural habitat
  • Distinctive sounds
  • Feed me quiz
  • Fun spelling game

How to play Shifu Wildlife ?

  • Download the app
  • Use the activation code
  • Click on the game
  • Place the cards in the play area in the range of camera
  • enjoy watching the cards coming to life.

Our Experience

This was the first time Nirvaan was experiencing something like this so we were pretty excited to see his reaction on this particular game.Animals are his favourite and I was sure he would be happy to see the flashcards.

The app was launched and while it took sometime to launch probably 2 mins Nirvaan was impatient and constantly asked why is it not working (lesson learnt download and launch before presenting it to your kid).

And once it was launched his father showed him how to place the cards and see the animals come to life in the screen.There was no stopping after that.He is currently in his I can do it all phase, so we took a back seat and he was busy shouting the names of the animals he knew and asking for those he didn’t.

Then after few days we again played Shifu wild life but this time we played and learned about the natural habitat and sounds.

The other day he played the feed me quiz and he loved and found it really funny when the automated voice said No or that’s tasty.

He is too young for the fun spelling game hence gave it a skip for later.

The library mode is a nice way to browse through without using the cards.

The reason I introduced him the game step wise is simple 

  • For a two-year so much of information in one go can be over stimulating.
  • He will easily lose interest if I hand him over the app and let him play all.
  • Step wise learning is more enriching.
  • It will be less confusing and he will have a better understanding.
  • The app can heat up the device when used for longer duration.
  • And anyways exploring the whole app in one go needs time and I told you we use technology in moderation.

About the app 

  • Easy to download and available in Android OS 4.4 & above / iOS 7.0 & above
  • The activation code can be used in three devices max.
  • The whole process of download and play is very easy to understand.

Some added benefits

  • The flash cards are of great quality and hence can be used for offline learning as well.
  • The stand comes really handy for watching movies and YouTube videos for parents.

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS:PEE SAFE,MOSQUITO SAFE & PALM SAFE REVIEW


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So last three months were crazy for me as I had to travel a lot and  that to with a toddler.Apart from packing lots of snacking options and diapers there were few other things that I packed and were essential for my travel as I travelled by train and cabs as well.I tried these three products by Redclifee Hygiene Pvt Ltd sent across to me for an honest review.

My travel plan was made keeping few family functions in mind and hence I had to travel across cities as well.The first thing that I used was Pee safe.

PEE SAFE-Toilet Seat Spray Sanitizer

The reason I mentioned family functions before I started the review must have made it clear, yes it rescued me! I have had bad experiences before of contracting urine infection .And I completely avoid using public toilet as much as possible no matter how clean and hygienic they look.But a family function means staying outdoors for long and hence pee safe was the best thing in my bag.

Before using the sanitiser I had my own way of using the public washroom, I never sat on it and used it in a seating position but without sitting.But when I had to poo this trick failed and hence Pee safe made it easier and comfortable for me.

Travelling with a toddler is not easy specially when they don’t stay stable for the diaper change.I don’t trust the airport changing tables as well when it comes to hygiene for my son.When he was a baby the sheet was enough to protect him but now with the mobility that sheet doesn’t stay and he ends up on the tray straight.Pee Safe came to my rescue there as well.

How to use it ?

Just spray on the area your skin will come in contact with specially on the seat area. wait for it to evaporate never wipe it with toilet roll wait for it to evaporate.it does quickly.

For babies spray on the diaper changing able and wait for it to evaporate if you wish to keep the sheets as well.

Pros

The packaging is handy and small and hence allowed in flight as well

Easy to spray and evaporates quickly

makes the journey and outing so much more pleasurable.

Cons

Honestly could not  find any.

Palm safe- Foam Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitiser and toddlers they go hand in hand,Personally I don’t like using sanitiser a lot and prefer washing my hands and same goes for my son.But while travelling this is not possible and sanitiser is the best option.The sanitiser available in the market and i have used till now were all alcohol based and hence not good for skin but had no option before I came across Palm safe.

Palm safe is an alcohol free foam based sanitiser which makes it a must buy for babies and toddlers.

How to use it ?

Pump twice and rub your hands for a good 5 secs.

Pros

In love with the packaging compact and small again can be carried in hand baggage in airport.

The pump makes it a zero wastage product.Usually it is not possible with the sanitiser bottles to get a pea sized drop but with this you get just the right amount pumped.

Alcohol free

Cons

Again couldn’t find any.

Moskito Safe- 100% Natural Mosquito repellent

My visit to India coincidentally was planned in such a way that I guess dengue epidemic and we landed at the same time.There could not have been a better timing to test this product as in Oman we use a repellent only when we visit the park at the evening time rest there is simply no need.But in India and that to in Delhi, we just couldn’t live without it.

How to use it ?

Spray on the exposed part and on the clothes.Reapply every 3 hrs so maximum effect.During the dengue season it is highly recommended that you apply this during day time as well as dengue mosquitoes bite during day time.A mosquito net during sleeping hours is also recommended.It is equally important for an adult to use mosquito repellent as for babies and kids.

Pros

100 % natural Repellent

Alchohol and DEET free

Has neem and citronella oil which are most effective natural mosquito repellent.

Spray bottles makes it easier to spray on clothes.

Cons

I just didn’t like the smell but honestly for a mosquito repellent to be effective it should have a strong smell.

PeeSafe, PalmSafe, and MoskitoSafe are currently selling online on SafetyKart, Flipkart, Amazon, Nykaa and other top-selling e-tailing platforms as well as 2500+ retail stores with the kinds of Le Marche, 98.4 Pharmacy, Global Healthline, Fortis Healthworld, Medirent, Apollo Pharmacy, etc. in India.

OUR PEDIASURE JOURNEY-Healthy & Happy


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As you all know we started our Pediasure journey few months back and I have also  updated on the different recipes that we have tried to make our morning routine of PediaSure more interesting.

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If you have not checked the last two posts then you can click the below links

Picky Eaters and PediaSure

Breakfast with PediaSure- A Journey worth sharing

Picky Eater Morning Routine 

When we started our PediaSure journey I was struggling with a Picky eater who would throw tantrum everytime I would try to feed him something.Then we started with breakfast with Pediasure where every morning for last few months I have been giving him a glass of PediaSure.It was easier for me to make him drink something as usually with solid he would throw tantrum and refuse to open his mouth.

How I made my Picky eater Love food 

people-2560321_960_720.jpgHonestly when I started with PediaSure my expectations were limited to meeting my baby’s nutritional requirement which he was losing out on being a picky eater but the results have been just more than that.

The Results

Along with PediaSure I also started offering him food and freedom to eat on his own without me pestering him to eat again and again. Initially as he used to drink a glass of PediaSure in the morning he didn’t use to eat much during the whole day but gradually his appetite increased and he started eating on his own.

This increase in appetite has led to him experimenting with his tastes as well now he doesn’t reject the food offered out rightly the way he use to do earlier. I offer him a variety so that he has options to choose and now he eats his meals three times along with few snacks and a glass of PediaSure.

When did he last catch cold I don’t even remember that honestly season change I don’t get to know through my Baby falling sick as his immunity is better.Now season change is just change in season  rather than a reason for my baby’s bad health.We have not visited hospital or called a doctor since a long time.(Touch wood or rather should I say Thanks to PediaSure).

Before starting with PediaSure my baby’s weight was almost constant although he is a healthy baby but off late he was not gaining weight.The reason could have been the eating habits as he was extremely picky.But since last few months I have since a constant gain in his weight. 

Toddlers are just filled with so much of energy they need to get tired and need to utilise that energy in the form of play. But do you know if the body’s nutritional requirement is not met Kids might just lose interest in playing and can be lethargic as well.I have seen an increase in my baby’s energy level after starting with PediaSure.The park outings are now longer and more fun.

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And he returns home for a good uninterrupted sound sleep which is again required for the overall development in the growing age.

After using PediaSure for these months all I can say is our Journey with PediaSure has been Healthy and Happy.

Although trying PediaSure for all these months was a part of #90DaysWithPediaSure campaign but I am thankful that I did and the results are much more than what I expected.PediaSure is going to stay in our morning routine and also in our night time routine as we grow with PediaSure and continue #MyPediaSureJourney.

Have you started your journey yet? Do share your experiences in the comments below if you have. If you wish to start your journey with PediaSure nutrition, you can buy it from the company website or from any local store or druggist near your area.

Disclaimer: Although Abbot approached me to try PediaSure nutrition for my child, the views, opinions and experiences shared in my post are my own.