First 24 hrs of Becoming a MOMMY!

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Confusion starts , The moment the Baby is delivered and After Few hrs , Baby is handed over to new Mother … What to do ? What not do ? is the Question … People around , all give their advices on do’s and Donot’s … But the Person to rely on is your own Mother … She brought you in this world and She is right person to look forward to … Here are some tips which I experienced when my first was Born …

My questions to my Mother on becoming a Mother ? 

  • What will breastfeeding be like?
  • What will baby’s behaviours be like?
  •  what will baby’s poo be like, and is it normal? Yes, you’re about to become more acquainted with poo than you ever have been in your life. Baby Poo gives you the insight of Baby’s Health in first 24 -48 hrs …

The First 24 Hours – Day 1 Your Breasts: Your breasts will still feel soft at this stage. Your Milk: You will be producing colostrum, which is thick and may be clear or yellow in colour. It will be small in volume, but high in calories and protein for your baby. The average amount a baby receives in the first 24-48 hours is 5-15 ml per feed. It is perfectly suited to meet baby’s needs. Your Baby: After the birth, skin to skin contact with your baby is very important. Your baby will usually look for a feed within an hour of birth. Baby is initially alert and likely to feed well and then may have a long sleep. Some babies are sleepy and may only want a few feeds in the first 24 hours – others are more wakeful and want to feed frequently. Baby may feed for a short time, from around 5-10 minutes or even 20-30 minutes on one or both sides.

Baby’s Nappy: Within the first 24 hours expect one or two wet nappies. You may need to pull disposable nappies apart to check that they are wet, because disposable nappies pull the urine away from the baby’s skin and lock it away in crystals. Your baby will also pass meconium – a thick, sticky black/green stool. This will happen at least once in 24 hours but may be more.

 Feeding Your Baby: Correct positioning and attachment are very important. Check the shape of your nipples each time the baby comes off the breast. Your nipples should look round and should not look squashed, pinched, flattened, ridged or distorted in shape. If this occurs, ask for assistance with your next feed. Remember – breastfeeding is a natural thing to do – but it is a learned skill and you and your baby are learning together. See some video clips on how to latch a baby. Advice For Mamma: Do not feel anxious or embarrassed to ask for advice and assistance with attachment, or for help to get you and your baby feeling comfortable. The more help you have initially, the sooner you will gain confidence. Best Help you can get is Your Mom / Mom in law or Experienced Mothers or Good trained Midwife ..

24-48 Hours After Birth – Day 2 Your Breasts: They will probably feel soft and comfortable at this point, but may begin to feel fuller and heavier towards 48 hours after birth. Your Nipples: Some discomfort (pulling or stretching) is common when baby first attaches to the breast, as your nipple and breast tissue are drawn to the back of baby’s mouth. This settles after a few minutes and should not be painful.

Your Milk: You are still producing colostrum, with the volume increasing a little. It is still perfect for your baby’s needs. Your Baby: Baby is waking up and becoming more alert. Her or she may seem quite unsettled and need to feed more frequently, for up to 30 minutes on each breast. Your baby may need 10-12 feeds in 24 hours, day and night, but should have at least six feeds in 24 hours. Your baby’s sucking should be deep and rhythmic. Baby may need lots of cuddling time between feeds while he/she gets used to life outside your uterus. Baby’s Nappy: There should be one or more wet nappies in this 24-hour period. Again, you may need to tear the nappy open and check the inside. There will still be some meconium; at least one dirty nappy and perhaps more. It may be less thick and becoming brown in colour.

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Check your nipple shape after feeds. Ask for help whenever you need it for feeding or with settling your baby. You might be very tired today, rest when your baby rests to help you cope with sleep disturbances at night. 48-72 Hours After Birth – Day 3 Your Breasts: Your breasts may still be soft or beginning to feel heavier and fuller. They also be warmer to touch. Your Nipples: Some women experience increased sensitivity in their nipples over the first 72 hours. It settles down once milk volume increases.

Your Milk: Colostrum changes to transitional milk; it looks thinner and yellow to creamy white. Volume is increasing slowly, responding to baby’s needs. Your Baby: Your baby is ‘programmed’ to know what he or she needs to do to ‘bring milk in’. Your baby may want to feed very frequently, for example, a cluster of 4-5 or more feeds close together and then may settle for a little longer. This is normal as long as the attachment and positioning is correct and he or she is sucking correctly. Cluster feeding doesn’t mean you don’t have enough milk, it’s a normal pattern to help increase your breastmilk. It can be helpful to make yourself familiar with the three reliable signs that you have enough breastmilk. Your baby likes to stay in your arms and will often settle better when being cuddled. You may also notice your baby studying your face. Your baby’s eyes can focus best on objects about 50-60cm away. This is about the distance between your face and your baby’s when feeding. Your baby has been hearing you talk to him/her for a few months and now wants to get to know the person who has been making all those sweet noises.

Baby’s Nappy: Output increases as milk flow increases, so you can expect two to three nappies in this 24 hours. Stools are brown to khaki green in colour.

  You may feel tired and emotional, so make sure you sleep or rest when baby rests. It is recommended to keep visitors to a minimum on day 2 and 3, to allow you and your partner to get the chance to rest – and to get to know your new baby!

Your Milk: Milk becomes thinner and whiter in colour and more plentiful, often known as the milk ‘coming in’. Your Baby: Your baby may continue to be wakeful and feed frequently. It is still normal to have 6-12 feeds in a 24-hour period. You should be able to hear baby swallowing after each suck. Feeds may not take as long now. Allow unrestricted time at the first breast, then, when baby finishes one breast and is feeling comfortable, offer the second breast. Sometimes baby will take it and sometimes he/she won’t.  Your Nipples: Any tenderness or sensitivity of the previous days should be reduced. If nipples are tender or painful throughout the feed take baby off the breast and reattach, and/or ask for help.

Baby’s Nappy: Expect more frequent wet nappies (4-6 in 24 hours) and paler coloured urine. Stools usually become a yellow/mustard colour, often quite loose with small lumps. Advice For Mum: Each breastfeed has a three stage sucking pattern as follows. First stage: A burst of short sucking to draw the nipple back to the soft palate and to release the milk. This shallow non-nutritive sucking may last for a few seconds or a few minutes, until milk is released or ‘let-down’. Second stage: A pause in sucking then long, strong deep sucking with short pauses. Swallowing can be heard. Mostly one suck per swallow ratio. Third stage: Dreamy phase with long pauses and shorter bursts of deep sucking before coming off the breast. Days 4-6 After Birth Your Breasts: You will still be full before feed, but noticeably less full after feeds. You may notice your other breast leaking while you are feeding. You may need to express a little milk before a feed (only if your breasts are very full) to make attachment easier. It is important that you are shown how to do this before going home.

 

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FUNSKOOL LAUNCHES AN EXCITING DECEMBER COMBO FOR YOUR KIDS!

Celebrate the joy of Christmas and the dawn of the New Year with the latest set of toys and board games from Funskool India

Funskool India Ltd., India’s leading toy company has launched a fun-filled range of toys and puzzles to entertain the little ones during the winter break.

The children can welcome the New Year on a culinary note, by whipping up their favourite dish with the Fundoh Kitchen, as they cook a variety of scrumptious and delicious dishes using the attractive cookery moulds and a colourful oven. The set comes along with five recipes and a cutlery set that is sure to make your child the next Junior MasterChef!

Designed with vibrant colours and indigenous forms, the infant & toddler range Giggles, has launched Animal squeakers for unlimited squeaking fun to amuse new borns. The products consist of exciting animal shaped squeakers such as cow, elephant, sheep, panda etc, available in a 2 & 4 pack! Toddlers above 6 months of age can engage in a fun travel ride with Stack a boat and Stack a car by stacking shapes with different colours to build your own vehicle.

Kids can get an early start on numbers through Leapfrog’s interactive toys, which will let you groove and learn numbers with the Musical Learning Mat, Scout’s Count &Colors Band and Fridge Numbers Magnetic set. Through methods of identifying matching tiles, singing and dancing, these toys will enhance the motor skills of a child and teach them how to count.

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Alas! Football fanatics can now rejoice and cheer their favourite team FC Barcelona, with the ultimate FC Barcelona puzzle that comes in two variations; Campions and Força Barça. Children can solve the puzzles and witness the football legends come to life by framing the solved masterpiece at their homes.

Lastly, kids can engage in a memory duel with their friends by challenging them to a fun memory game by matching picture cards of the beloved characters; Motlu and Patlu from the King of Kings movie!

The latest series of games and toys will guarantee a fun filled time for one and all and is sure to keep your children busy during their holidays!

PRICING DETAILS:

Fun Doh Kitchen ·         Rs. 599/-
Leapfrog- Musical Learning Mat ·         Rs. 2649 /-
Leapfrog-Scout’s Count &Colors Band ·         Rs. 1699 /-
Leapfrog-Fridge Numbers Magnetic Set ·         Rs.1799 /-
FC Barcelona – Campions ·         Rs.349 /-
FC Barcelona – Forca Barca ·         Rs. 349 /-
Stack a Boat & Stack a Car ·         Rs.499 / each
Animal Squeakers -4 pack ·         Rs.225 /-
Squeaker Pals- 2 pack ·         Rs.125 /-

Funskool India Ltd. hopes to provide the best entertaining and learning experience to all.  For more information, log on to http://funskoolindia.com/

 About Funskool India Limited:

Funskool is India’s leading toy manufacturing company promoted by MRF group. Funskool started its commercial operations in the year 1988 and has state of the art manufacturing facilities at Goa sprawling an area of 70,000 sq.ft and 50,000 sq. ft factory at Ranipet. Funskool has been pioneering the concept of quality and safe toys in India and raised the standard of the toy quality in the Indian Market. The company’s mission is to influence the parents to spend on toys that enable every Indian child to grow with quality toys that contributes to their mental development. Funskool has one of the largest ranges of toys in India.

​​​​​​​​Kaleido, Bengaluru’s first children’s Lit Fest by KLAY

KLAY Prep Schools and Daycare, a pioneering preschool and daycare chain and also the country’s largest Corporate Daycare provider, conducted Bengaluru’s first dedicated children’s literature festival: Kaleido. The event was held at the Taj West End, Bengaluru and saw in attendance many notable authors and speakers.

Distinguished authors that attended Kaleido this year included Ramgopal Vallath, Aparna Raman and Shobha Viswanath the founder of Karadi Tales. Also conducted were engaging panel discussions with the likes of Arthy Muthanna Singh,  the editor of Linda book of records and Peggy Sood, among many others. The topics of these discussions covered aspects such as “inculcating reading habits”, and “digitization of reading”. The day’s highlights were the sessions with young authors Yamini Prashanth and Gauri Jhangiani and “A Visit into Outer Space”  a talk by Ret. Air Cdre. Ravish Malhotra,  part of India’s first space mission and back up to Rakesh Sharma- The first Indian to enter outer space.

_dsc7053Some of the activities conducted for the Children and parents were a meet and greet with their favourite writers, discussions, live readings and workshops.

Speaking at the event, Priya Krishnan, CEO, KLAY, said, “At KLAY, we are constantly striving towards improving the quality of childcare and upbringing. With the same objective in mind, we presented Kaleido as it will help create a culture around children literature which should help affect positive changes in our society.”

The lit fest had a special line up of events with renowned authors and educators. It was an opportunity for children and parents alike to meet their favourite writers, attend discussions, listen to readings, participate in workshops and much more.

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About KLAY Schools:

KLAY is a non-franchise chain of premium pre-schools and daycare centers PAN-India with a mission to bring women back to workforce and give their kids a safe, nurturing and a learning environment to blossom. KLAY engages with multiple corporates through various daycare models designed to cater to the needs of the employees, and along with its twin-brand of The Little Company is India’s largest Corporate Daycare provider. The company was founded in 2011 by Priya Krishnan. She has an MBA from London Business School with years of leadership experience with Anderson Consulting and later with Mphasis in London. After 3 and a half years of initial growth that saw KLAY strengthen its presence across Bengaluru, Delhi NCR and Hyderabad, it acquired Mumbai-based The Little Company, and with it over 10 years of operational expertise and an extensive corporate footprint.

What Kind of Parent are you !

The type of discipline you use can have a dramatic effect on your child’s development. Your discipline strategies can have a big impact on the type of relationship you have with your child. The various approaches to discipline can even influence a child’s mood and psychology into adulthood.

Researchers have discovered four types of parenting styles. These different styles are dependent on what the parent feels the child needs from them.

As a result, each parenting style uses a different approach to discipline.

Authoritarian Parenting

Authoritarian parenting is where parents establish some protocols and expect that children will follow them without exception. Children have little to no involvement in problem solving  challenges or obstacles. Instead, parents expect that children will follow all of the rules all the time.

If children challenge the rules or ask why, they are usually told, “Because I said so.” Children are not usually given the reasons for the rules and there is little room for any negotiation. Authoritarian parents may use punishments and detentions which in long term are inconsequential.

Although children who grow up with authoritarian parents tend to follow rules much of the time, they may develop self-esteem problems. Sometimes children become hostile or aggressive as they may focus more on being angry at their parents for the punishment rather than learning how to make decisions and solve problems.

Authoritative Parenting

Authoritative parents also have rules that children are expected to follow, however, they allow some exceptions to the rule. They often tell children the reasons for the rules and they are more willing to consider a child’s feelings when  you setting the limits .

Authoritative parents tend to use consequences instead of punishments. They also use more of a positive consequence  to reinforce good behaviors and may be more willing than authoritarian parents to use reward system .

Children raised with authoritative discipline tend to be happy and successful. They are often good at making decisions and evaluating safety risks on their own. They often grow up to be responsible adults who feel comfortable expressing their opinions.

Permissive Parenting

Permissive parents don’t offer much discipline. They tend to be lenient and may only step in when there is a serious problem. There may be few consequences for misbehavior because parents have an attitude of “kids will be kids.”

Permissive parents may take on more of a friend role than a parent role. They may encourage their children to talk with them about their problems but may not discourage a lot of bad behaviors.

Kids who grow up with permissive parents tend to struggle academically.

They may exhibit more behavioral problems as they will likely not appreciate authority and rules. They often have low self-esteem and may report a lot of sadness.

Uninvolved Parenting

Uninvolved parents tend to be neglectful. They often do not meet their children’s basic needs and may expect children to raise themselves. Sometimes this is due to a parent’s mental health issues or substance abuse problems. They may also lack knowledge about parenting and child development or may feel overwhelmed by life’s other problems.

Uninvolved parents tend to have little knowledge of what their children are doing. There tends to be few, if any, rules or expectations. Children may not receive any nurturing or guidance and they lack the much need parental attention4-types-of-parents.

When parents are uninvolved, children tend to lack self-esteem and they perform poorly academically. They also exhibit frequent behavior problems and rank low in happiness.

Determining a Discipline Strategy

Sometimes parents don’t fit into just one category. There may be times they are more authoritarian and times that they tend to be more authoritative and their discipline strategies may vary from child to child.

When determining a discipline strategy, it is important to think about what it is that you want your child to learn. Effective discipline strategies can teach children to become responsible adults who are able to make healthy decisions on their own.

Tips to Handle Kids Tantrums

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When kids melt down in the middle of a crowded store, at a holiday dinner with extended family, or at home, it can be extremely frustrating. But parents can help kids learn self-control and teach them how to respond without just acting on impulse.

Teaching self-control is one of the most important things that parents can do for their kids because these skills are some of the most important for success later in life.

Helping Kids Learn Self-Control

By learning self-control, kids can make appropriate decisions and respond to stressful situations in ways that can yield positive outcomes.

For example, if you say that you’re not serving ice cream until after dinner, your child may cry, plead, or even scream in the hopes that you will give in. But with self-control, your child can understand that a temper tantrum means you’ll take away the ice cream for good and that it’s wiser to wait patiently.

Here are a few suggestions on how to help kids learn to control their behavior:

Up to Age 2

Infants  get frustrated by the large gap between the things they want to do and what they’re able to do. They often respond with temper tantrums. Try to prevent outbursts by distracting your little one with toys or other activities.

For kids reaching the 2-year-old mark, try a brief timeout in a designated area — like a kitchen chair or bottom stair — to show the consequences for outbursts and teach that it’s better to take some time alone instead of throwing a tantrum.

Ages 3 to 5

You can continue to use timeouts, but rather than setting a specific time limit, end timeouts once your child has calmed down. This helps kids improve their sense of self-control. And praise your child for not losing control in frustrating or difficult situations

This is all about a deft mental switcheroo — getting your kid engaged and interested in something else so she forgets about the meltdown . Children have pretty short attention spans — which means they’re usually easy to divert. And it always helps if you sound really, really psyched when you do it. It gets their mind off the meltdown and on to the next thing that much faster.”

Celebrate Children’s Day of a lifetime at Pacific Mall

Celebration and non –stop fun are a part of the Pacific Mall magic. This Children’s Day Pacific Mall @ Tagore Garden opens its doors to 4 days of non-stop activities, entertainment and excitement for children, their friends and family. This weekend Pacific mall encourages the children to step out and test their knowledge and skills under the guidance of their parents and mentors by participating in specially designed interactive Real Time Quiz competitions. These quizzes and fun games across age groups 6 to 16 starting from 11 till 14 November 2016 will give the kids a chance to win exciting prizes. So let the fun begin….

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Kids are as smart as their smartphones these days. This year as a unique activity kids can participate in the games and play using their Smart phone. The players will need to dowload an app using the free wifi at the Mall and login to start playing and interacting real time. At one time 100 kids can simultaneously play the games where each competition is for 15 mins at the end of which the winners walk away with exciting prizes. Besides online activities kids also get to participate in the on ground activities, live music and dance that will be on at the Mall for 4 days.

While your little ones get busy playing and having fun parents and family get to enjoy shopping, dining or relaxing. This Children’s day take your pick from leading national and international brands, and Kid’s speciality stores present at the mall.

Children’s Day is celebrated every year on November 14 to mark the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

About Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden

One of the top premium shopping, entertainment and leisure destinations in Delhi and NCR Region, Pacific Mall is a part of the Pacific India Group, one of the reputed realty and infrastructure developer providing distinctive and specialized services in Real Estate, Hospitality and Education sector. Located in Tagore Garden the Mall is very well located and connected by public and private transport. Pacific Mall not only boasts of more than 130 national and international premium Brands in the country today but also is known for its ambience, location, connectivity and the experience it provides, catering to the conscious, updated and discerning customer of today.

The Joy of Being ” MOM “

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Becoming Parents and Becoming a Mom , is a Pretty Big responsibility … But When The kids are on their developmental stage or Growing up … Parenting becomes all the more tougher … Growing kids have their own behaviror which some times leads to some tough conditions . So Parent or specifically Mom needs to know what going on the Child’s mind  So If you are not Best Mom  Still just become a ” MOM ” … Here are some Tips …

Take charge. Children crave limits, which help them understand and manage an often confusing world. Show your love by setting boundaries so your kids can explore and discover their passions safely.

Don’t clip your child’s wings. Your toddler’s mission in life is to gain independence. So when she’s developmentally capable of putting her toys away, clearing her plate from the table, and dressing herself, let her. Giving a child responsibility is good for her self-esteem (and your sanity!).

Don’t try to fix everything. Give young kids a chance to find their own solutions. When you lovingly acknowledge a child’s minor frustrations without immediately rushing in to save her, you teach her self-reliance and resilience.

Remember that discipline is not punishment. Enforcing limits is really about teaching kids how to behave in the world and helping them to become competent, caring, and in control.

Pick your battles. Kids can’t absorb too many rules without turning off completely. Forget arguing about little stuff like fashion choices and occasional potty language. Focus on the things that really matter — that means no hitting, rude talk, or lying.

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Create Your Own Quality Time

Play with your children. Let them choose the activity, and don’t worry about rules. Just go with the flow and have fun. That’s the name of the game.

Read books together every day. Get started when he’s a newborn; babies love listening to the sound of their parents’ voices. Cuddling up with your child and a book is a great bonding experience that will set him up for a lifetime of reading.

Schedule daily special time. Let your child choose an activity where you hang out together for 10 or 15 minutes with no interruptions. There’s no better way for you to show your love.

Encourage daddy time. The greatest untapped resource available for improving the lives of our children is time with Dad — early and often. Kids with engaged fathers do better in school, problem-solve more successfully, and generally cope better with whatever life throws at them.

Make warm memories. Your children will probably not remember anything that you say to them, but they will recall the family rituals — like bedtimes and game night — that you do together.

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Don’t Forget to Teach Social Skills

Ask your children three “you” questions every day. The art of conversation is an important social skill, but parents often neglect to teach it. Get a kid going with questions like, “Did you have fun at school?”; “What did you do at the party you went to?”; or “Where do you want to go tomorrow afternoon?”

Teach kids this bravery trick. Tell them to always notice the color of a person’s eyes. Making eye contact will help a hesitant child appear more confident and will help any kid to be more assertive and less likely to be picked on.

Acknowledge your kid’s strong emotions. When your child’s meltdown is over, ask him/ Her , “How did that feel?” and “What do you think would make it better?” Then listen to him. He/ She ‘ll recover from a tantrum more easily if you let him talk it out.

 

Show your child how to become a responsible citizen. Find ways to help others all year. Kids gain a sense of self-worth by volunteering in the community.

Don’t raise a spoiled kid. Keep this thought in mind: Every child is a treasure, but no child is the center of the universe. Teach him accordingly.

Explain to your kids why values are important.  In India , Customs / traditions / Values are very important . So based upon these factors  teach your child the concept of Values . Pick some books like Panchatatra / Amar chitra Katha  and make it easy for kids to understand Concept called ” Values ”  “Morals “.