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    Mummy Diwali khatam ho gaye hai? My 3 yr old boy asked me a day after Diwali…

    Me: Diwali kal thi aaj vishkarma day hai aur kal Bhai Dooj hoga…

    Abeer (my son):Wo kya hota hai?

    Me:Behan apne bhai ko teeka lagati hai…so Aashita aapko teeka lagaegi

    Abeer:kaha *** (hip) par ? :p

    Me: Hehehehehe…..nai wo injection wala teeka nai – Kesar ka teeka-forehead par ;)

    Innocence and their cute questions from kids fill happiness in dull moments :rolleyes: Read More...
    :) its fun with kids around, but it surely creates a mad house
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  • shilpa sethi
    replied to a thread in Preschoolers

    Build a Fort - camps with bed sheets / dupattas -
    Give your kids a pile of sheets, blankets and pillows and let them build a fort using the living room couch or your dining room table and chairs as anchors. Once construction is done, give them flash lights to make shadow puppets. And you will hear sound being away “ Mumma I see a dragon here, now I make a snake :)

    Bowling games with plastic water bottles and ball -
    Plastic water bottles and a ball can make a young boy busy showing his Bowling skills.


    Rice play -
    with old borad games boxes / straws and rice - let you child express his mind with shapes, alphabets with his little fingers or blowing through straw...once done with one artwork can fiddle it up to make another!

    Making instruments with old small boxes , kinderino cups n rice -
    When we have talked about playing with rice then why not use this rice to turn into a musical object by using old match boxes, empty gems cans ; sticking used kinderino egg sells with some rice inside…etc let you child make instruments for his own band.

    Play dough –
    Molding different shapes from a play dough can be a great fun…this will not only develop motor skills but will also let your child imagination come out. Let him surprise you with a clay dino, a snake, or something more interesting

    Race tracks with duck tapes / scotch tapes –
    Have colored tapes at home and some toy cars (every boy would have them :P) all you need is – to make him sit in the unused corner of the house or even his room and stick the tapes on the floor (or to a chart paper / old card board) in the shape of race tracks and turn them into racing arena…more fun comes when u have friends to join your kid.


    Enjoy with your child…and re-live your childhood.

    Share your ideas for a weekend – holidays to keep up children busy…. Read More...
    :) nice let the lil brats unleash their creativity
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  • shilpa sethi
    replied to a thread in Preschoolers

    My son has a habit of bedwetting. I have tried many methods but still he wets the bed. How can I get rid of this habit? I am thinking of giving drugs for bedwetting. Anmy suggestions or personal experiences. Read More...
    If the problem is getting on your nerves then Homeopathy has treatment for the cause, which is safe and effective
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  • shilpa sethi
    replied to a thread in Home Management

    For generations, earthen pots are used for storing water and keeping it cool…now days we opt for refrigerated water which is in a way not good for health. The temperature of the water stored in matka or surahi is ideal for drinking - not too warm and not too chilled.

    The science behind the mechanism of cooling water in a matka says that the matka absorbs some of the water that is poured into it. This is what makes the matka wall moist. The external heat evaporates the moisture on the pot and this cools the stored water to a comfortable temperature. This effect lasts as long as the wall of the pot is moist.

    Take Precautions while storing water:
    1. If you use a matka, keep it covered at all times to prevent insects, dust and other contaminants from falling into it.

    2. Place the pot on a sturdy table or stand near a window. The breeze will help keep the water cool. During the hot months, you may want to wrap a clean moist cloth around the matka for quicker cooling.

    3. Avoid painting the matka from outside as the paint would slower or stop the process of cooling the water (pores get closed)

    4. Use a clean, long-handled ladle to spoon out water from a matka. Dipping a glass or touching the water with your hand may contaminate it. Now days earthen pots with taps are available for easy handling…I use it as my son gets excited while poring it from matka and drinking it

    Use filtered or RO water to fill the Matka to avoid any infections, if boiling is required then Bring the required water to a rolling boil for one minute. Allow the water to cool naturally. Once it reaches room temperature, you can store it in a clean matka or surahi.

    Traditionally, matka water is believed to be gentle on the throat and better than drinking chilled water from the fridge. You may find family members suggesting you only drink water from a matka so that you don't fall sick. If you are prone to colds and coughs or sore throats, they may feel matka water might be the best option for your kids and you too

    Indeed the modern facilities are blessings but sticking to your roots what grandmothers have always used is still better. Take care and stay healthy! Read More...
    Thanks for your appreciation Hetal, I believe in sharing things which i have got benefited from especially the generation old tricks which we generally use just because elders have told us to do :)
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  • shilpa sethi
    replied to a thread in Body & Fitness

    Are you too busy to join a gym or fitness class? What exercises can you do at home to lose weight? What household chores do you think can double up as workouts to help you stay fit?
    To read the related article, click here. Read More...
    I have neglected my health too much, being a working mother of a 3yr old again puts you down in devoting time, Joining Gyms...being cost involved in it you tend to follow it regularly but over the time and with daily responsibilities you start avoiding it and you get back to the normal routine doing nothing!

    Doing domestic work helps us in way to at least do something for us too other than home :P. I make a point of cleaning - brushing house at least twice in a week, clean my own clothes (some of them :) ).

    as i use public transport to office i generally get down a stop before and try walking to home, use stairs often and yes try doing yoga.

    You can also buy a CD at home for workouts and perform it at your home, can take a walk after dinner, play with your children outdoor often, walk between advertisements while watching television to do work in kitchen rather than sitting and switching channels, Avoid always asking your domestic help to do your work - yes you are paying them and you tend to ask for doing work but in a way you are spoiling your body too.

    This is my way of doing workout, i know its not enough for my type of weight but still i try doing something than nothing, will always try move further doing more for my health. :)
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  • shilpa sethi
    replied to a thread in Body & Fitness

    Are you too busy to join a gym or fitness class? What exercises can you do at home to lose weight? What household chores do you think can double up as workouts to help you stay fit?
    To read the related article, click here. Read More...
    I have neglected my health too much, being a working mother of a 3yr old again puts you down in devoting time, Joining Gyms...being cost involved in it you tend to follow it regularly but over the time and with daily responsibilities you start avoiding it and you get back to the normal routine doing nothing!

    Doing domestic work helps us in way to at least do something for us too other than home :P. I make a point of cleaning - brushing house at least twice in a week, clean my own clothes (some of them :) ).

    as i use public transport to office i generally get down a stop before and try walking to home, use stairs often and yes try doing yoga.

    You can also buy a CD at home for workouts and perform it at your home, can take a walk after dinner, play with your children outdoor often, walk between advertisements while watching television to do work in kitchen rather than sitting and switching channels, Avoid always asking your domestic help to do your work - yes you are paying them you tend to ask for doing work but in a way you are spoiling your body too.

    This is my way of doing workout, i know its not enough for my type of weight but still i try doing something than nothing, will always try move further doing more for my health. :)
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  • shilpa sethi
    replied to a thread in Preschoolers

    Travelling with kids is challenging but a bit of know-how travelling with small children needn't be a hassle.
    My boy gets very excited once he comes to know about that we are on a go, he packs his bag with his favorite things too. Young children have short attention spans and get tired very quickly; tips below can help your travel be a pleasing experience…

    Be prepared for the climate:
    Knowing about the environment where you are planning to go is a good thing to fill your bags with required things, like for example if you a visiting a cold place you can Google the climatic conditions there and fill your bags with warm clothing, gloves, socks etc to layer him up and still make your child stay active in his stay and enjoy himself. But make sure that he is not layered up too much as that can also make him cranky during the stay.

    Stay Protected:
    When you are travelling antibacterial wipes, hand sanitizers should be an essentials in the handbag, we often do not come across hand wash facilities when at bay and keeping your kids protected using sanitizers can keep them away from bugs. Baby wipes useful for washing hands, cleaning toilet seats, and wiping down restaurant tables.
    I make sure to keep anti mosquito cream / stickers too as an essential as you never know there is a bug attack if you are visiting a zoo, going on jangle safari, or on a visit to a damp place.
    Medicines for fever, colic, band-aids, nappy rash crèmes, should also be kept handy.

    Keep Activities handy:
    If you’re out on a long journey or travelling alone with the child like I did last month, have a collection of toys ready like handheld puzzles, small coloring books, crayons, stickers, story books and sometimes post-its can also be a good time pass for your kids for a long car or flight journeys. Involving a child in listening music through i-pods, or keeping an interesting video in your mobile / tab can also help out.

    Give him his camera
    Giving toddlers their own camera can encourage them to observe their surroundings better, and focus on what interests them. My 3 year old surprises me with the results from their knee-high view. I have been amazed by his clicks; he has shot me, his father in different poses, shot flowers, mountains, water etc…
    Initially toy camera can help kids develop the sense of responsibilities and interest which can then be upgraded to your old-camera in the cupboard, I am sure they will love your trust in them to handle the device!

    Don’t fill their stomachs much
    Don’t feed children more while travelling as this can result in vomiting, rather keep certain things like chewable tangy candies handy as this can help kids with movement of the car / flight.
    And be sure of keeping an extra pair of dress, a towel hanky / wipes too to avoid last minute rush on such accidents. Disposable bibs can be a good idea to keep near avoiding dirty clothing.
    If you plan to stay at a hotel, carry plenty of their favorite snacks and drinks when touring around. Keeping ready to eat stuff packs can be a great help for kids as they are fussy eaters and tend to eat by their choice.

    Pre-book your journey
    Finding accommodation when you arrive can be challenging with children in tow. So even if you do want to keep things flexible, it's worth pre-booking for your first few nights: this will allow you to look for other places in a more leisurely way

    On the GO
    Carrying babies in a sling strapped to the body is a popular option; both hands remain free, I think they are perfect travel aid
    Hand-held carrycots and prams are superb for babies small enough to carry when on the move, and can double up as a bed in the hotels as most hotels does not have shields to prevent babies falling off the bed. An extra pair of baby sheets too helps baby sleep on a sanitized home fresh sheet than available at the hotels.
    If your children still crawl around on the floor, one way of keeping them reasonably clean is to take a plastic sheet that you can put down anywhere for them to play on.
    When at hotels be careful about the dangers of unfamiliar places, such as unfenced swimming pools or balconies

    Take care, hope these tips help you out with your kid outdoor, and share your experiences too. Read More...
    Thanks Fatima :)
    yes, i gets easier to pre-plan your travel
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  • shilpa sethi
    replied to a thread in Preschoolers

    Fancy dress coming up and your mind starts joggle with ideas, I take them seriously as with this your child roll plays characters and enjoy a new identity

    School Notice: Dress up your ward for Janamashtami celebrations tomorrow …

    One statement / entry in the school dairy can create night mares for some parents, Working parents tend to read notes from the school once they get back from office, and this adds to the day’s stress!

    This time I received a note from the school, I told my 3.6yr old – Tomorrow, you have to dress as Krishna in school, on this a series of question came up – “mummy why do I have to dress as Krishanji? What will I dress like in school? What do I have to do there dressed like that?”....and so on,

    He being aware of Krishan and Kans story shared his idea of becoming Kans – the bad man to the school
    It was surprising for me, as at this age he was sure he what he wanted to dress like Kans because all will dress like Krishna in the class!
    My job started, he told me “ I want to wear devil horns too, as Kans was a bad man” – the light horns were fetched from our last visit to India Gate, where the vendors go to and fro with all sorts of kids toys :)

    A day before I landed in the nearby market directly from office .The market was full of dresses for Krishna and Radha – probably no one wanted to become Kans, somehow I managed a bit dark color dress- dhoti and jacket with beaded work on it and matched it with a sword made up of card board. The work did not end here – once I came I was supposed to make jewellery, customized crown and belt for my little Kans Mama.

    Next Morning, Abeer (my son) woke up excited to dress as the devil :D and yes this is the outcome:

    Abeer dressed as Kans - sorry could not post the image due to image uploading restrictions here...

    Share your experience and ideas about fancy dress ! Read More...
    Thanks again :)
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  • shilpa sethi
    replied to a thread in Preschoolers

    Travelling with kids is challenging but a bit of know-how travelling with small children needn't be a hassle.
    My boy gets very excited once he comes to know about that we are on a go, he packs his bag with his favorite things too. Young children have short attention spans and get tired very quickly; tips below can help your travel be a pleasing experience…

    Be prepared for the climate:
    Knowing about the environment where you are planning to go is a good thing to fill your bags with required things, like for example if you a visiting a cold place you can Google the climatic conditions there and fill your bags with warm clothing, gloves, socks etc to layer him up and still make your child stay active in his stay and enjoy himself. But make sure that he is not layered up too much as that can also make him cranky during the stay.

    Stay Protected:
    When you are travelling antibacterial wipes, hand sanitizers should be an essentials in the handbag, we often do not come across hand wash facilities when at bay and keeping your kids protected using sanitizers can keep them away from bugs. Baby wipes useful for washing hands, cleaning toilet seats, and wiping down restaurant tables.
    I make sure to keep anti mosquito cream / stickers too as an essential as you never know there is a bug attack if you are visiting a zoo, going on jangle safari, or on a visit to a damp place.
    Medicines for fever, colic, band-aids, nappy rash crèmes, should also be kept handy.

    Keep Activities handy:
    If you’re out on a long journey or travelling alone with the child like I did last month, have a collection of toys ready like handheld puzzles, small coloring books, crayons, stickers, story books and sometimes post-its can also be a good time pass for your kids for a long car or flight journeys. Involving a child in listening music through i-pods, or keeping an interesting video in your mobile / tab can also help out.

    Give him his camera
    Giving toddlers their own camera can encourage them to observe their surroundings better, and focus on what interests them. My 3 year old surprises me with the results from their knee-high view. I have been amazed by his clicks; he has shot me, his father in different poses, shot flowers, mountains, water etc…
    Initially toy camera can help kids develop the sense of responsibilities and interest which can then be upgraded to your old-camera in the cupboard, I am sure they will love your trust in them to handle the device!

    Don’t fill their stomachs much
    Don’t feed children more while travelling as this can result in vomiting, rather keep certain things like chewable tangy candies handy as this can help kids with movement of the car / flight.
    And be sure of keeping an extra pair of dress, a towel hanky / wipes too to avoid last minute rush on such accidents. Disposable bibs can be a good idea to keep near avoiding dirty clothing.
    If you plan to stay at a hotel, carry plenty of their favorite snacks and drinks when touring around. Keeping ready to eat stuff packs can be a great help for kids as they are fussy eaters and tend to eat by their choice.

    Pre-book your journey
    Finding accommodation when you arrive can be challenging with children in tow. So even if you do want to keep things flexible, it's worth pre-booking for your first few nights: this will allow you to look for other places in a more leisurely way

    On the GO
    Carrying babies in a sling strapped to the body is a popular option; both hands remain free, I think they are perfect travel aid
    Hand-held carrycots and prams are superb for babies small enough to carry when on the move, and can double up as a bed in the hotels as most hotels does not have shields to prevent babies falling off the bed. An extra pair of baby sheets too helps baby sleep on a sanitized home fresh sheet than available at the hotels.
    If your children still crawl around on the floor, one way of keeping them reasonably clean is to take a plastic sheet that you can put down anywhere for them to play on.
    When at hotels be careful about the dangers of unfamiliar places, such as unfenced swimming pools or balconies

    Take care, hope these tips help you out with your kid outdoor, and share your experiences too. Read More...
    Thanks Malti for your appreciation on the tips.
    Well, certain things work out with some kids, taking activities help when you are travelling long distances, its works for mine :) Yes, mobile phones and tabs can keep your child occupied for hours, but that is always my last resource if nothing works out...as mentioned in the tip listed above :)
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  • shilpa sethi
    replied to a thread in Preschoolers

    Fancy dress coming up and your mind starts joggle with ideas, I take them seriously as with this your child roll plays characters and enjoy a new identity

    School Notice: Dress up your ward for Janamashtami celebrations tomorrow …

    One statement / entry in the school dairy can create night mares for some parents, Working parents tend to read notes from the school once they get back from office, and this adds to the day’s stress!

    This time I received a note from the school, I told my 3.6yr old – Tomorrow, you have to dress as Krishna in school, on this a series of question came up – “mummy why do I have to dress as Krishanji? What will I dress like in school? What do I have to do there dressed like that?”....and so on,

    He being aware of Krishan and Kans story shared his idea of becoming Kans – the bad man to the school
    It was surprising for me, as at this age he was sure he what he wanted to dress like Kans because all will dress like Krishna in the class!
    My job started, he told me “ I want to wear devil horns too, as Kans was a bad man” – the light horns were fetched from our last visit to India Gate, where the vendors go to and fro with all sorts of kids toys :)

    A day before I landed in the nearby market directly from office .The market was full of dresses for Krishna and Radha – probably no one wanted to become Kans, somehow I managed a bit dark color dress- dhoti and jacket with beaded work on it and matched it with a sword made up of card board. The work did not end here – once I came I was supposed to make jewellery, customized crown and belt for my little Kans Mama.

    Next Morning, Abeer (my son) woke up excited to dress as the devil :D and yes this is the outcome:

    Abeer dressed as Kans - sorry could not post the image due to image uploading restrictions here...

    Share your experience and ideas about fancy dress ! Read More...
    Hi,
    Thanks for your appreciation on my effort :)
    you can view his images here :http://www.flickr.com/photos/100817788@N03/sets/72157636650574464/

    Sure, for environment i have 2 suggestions- you can dress your kid as :

    1) a tree - wearing brown color pants with green shirt, stick paper / ready made cloth leaves on it. also a note with "don't cut trees" can be pasted on the bark (pants), else your kid can speak out as a sad tree who is worried of being cut, and its causes to the environment.

    2) make a round globe through paper chart and draw bad aspects happening to the environment like - pollution, global warming etc you can also ask your child to paste pictures on it like a collage and make crying eyes on it- to show mother earth crying.

    Hope this helps you, share your views on it
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  • shilpa sethi
    replied to a thread in Preschoolers

    Fancy dress coming up and your mind starts joggle with ideas, I take them seriously as with this your child roll plays characters and enjoy a new identity

    School Notice: Dress up your ward for Janamashtami celebrations tomorrow …

    One statement / entry in the school dairy can create night mares for some parents, Working parents tend to read notes from the school once they get back from office, and this adds to the day’s stress!

    This time I received a note from the school, I told my 3.6yr old – Tomorrow, you have to dress as Krishna in school, on this a series of question came up – “mummy why do I have to dress as Krishanji? What will I dress like in school? What do I have to do there dressed like that?”....and so on,

    He being aware of Krishan and Kans story shared his idea of becoming Kans – the bad man to the school
    It was surprising for me, as at this age he was sure he what he wanted to dress like Kans because all will dress like Krishna in the class!
    My job started, he told me “ I want to wear devil horns too, as Kans was a bad man” – the light horns were fetched from our last visit to India Gate, where the vendors go to and fro with all sorts of kids toys :)

    A day before I landed in the nearby market directly from office .The market was full of dresses for Krishna and Radha – probably no one wanted to become Kans, somehow I managed a bit dark color dress- dhoti and jacket with beaded work on it and matched it with a sword made up of card board. The work did not end here – once I came I was supposed to make jewellery, customized crown and belt for my little Kans Mama.

    Next Morning, Abeer (my son) woke up excited to dress as the devil :D and yes this is the outcome:

    Abeer dressed as Kans - sorry could not post the image due to image uploading restrictions here...

    Share your experience and ideas about fancy dress ! Read More...
    Cancel
  • shilpa sethi
    replied to a thread in Preschoolers

    Fancy dress coming up and your mind starts joggle with ideas, I take them seriously as with this your child roll plays characters and enjoy a new identity

    School Notice: Dress up your ward for Janamashtami celebrations tomorrow …

    One statement / entry in the school dairy can create night mares for some parents, Working parents tend to read notes from the school once they get back from office, and this adds to the day’s stress!

    This time I received a note from the school, I told my 3.6yr old – Tomorrow, you have to dress as Krishna in school, on this a series of question came up – “mummy why do I have to dress as Krishanji? What will I dress like in school? What do I have to do there dressed like that?”....and so on,

    He being aware of Krishan and Kans story shared his idea of becoming Kans – the bad man to the school
    It was surprising for me, as at this age he was sure he what he wanted to dress like Kans because all will dress like Krishna in the class!
    My job started, he told me “ I want to wear devil horns too, as Kans was a bad man” – the light horns were fetched from our last visit to India Gate, where the vendors go to and fro with all sorts of kids toys :)

    A day before I landed in the nearby market directly from office .The market was full of dresses for Krishna and Radha – probably no one wanted to become Kans, somehow I managed a bit dark color dress- dhoti and jacket with beaded work on it and matched it with a sword made up of card board. The work did not end here – once I came I was supposed to make jewellery, customized crown and belt for my little Kans Mama.

    Next Morning, Abeer (my son) woke up excited to dress as the devil :D and yes this is the outcome:

    Abeer dressed as Kans - sorry could not post the image due to image uploading restrictions here...

    Share your experience and ideas about fancy dress ! Read More...
    Hi , thanks for liking the thread :)
    I was unable to insert an image, its there in my Photo gallery so please check from there else check here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/100817788@N03/10326310015/

    Its fun to make children appear like someone else in fancy dresses, they look so cute too :P, sure upload your daughter's picture too... will look forward to it.
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  • shilpa sethi
    replied to a thread in Working Moms

    I am eight months pregnant i am worried about resuming work after pregnancy...I know it is difficult to leave the little bundle of joy and get back to work. I am planning to resume work in the 4th month after delivery, please give some tips for making the transition easy for the newborn.:( Read More...
    Dear Sushma, I resumed to work as my baby turned 6 months, for this I had discussed this with my doctor, as my worries being child away from me, taking top feeds etc i was also kept worried all the time when i was about to join...My doctor suggested to start giving him mashed bananas from 5th month and small quantities of cow' milk for a gradual transition from Mother's milk to other stuff.
    I have given my baby my milk till he was 2.5yrs old trust me initially its difficult for a mother to even think of getting away for long hours like we spend in office but over the time, the guilt goes off, your child also starts to know that mother is away from him...and gradually it settles.
    A mother can only understands the pain of being away from child...but do not stress your self thinking about the same now. Enjoy your last month of being pregnant...its important for you and baby's health, and don't you worry no mother looses a chance to give her best, I am sure you will do a great job too :)

    God Bless and have a healthy baby delivered next month :)
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