Dettol helps new moms to provide a germ free World for new borns

Dettol, the leading germ protection brand from the portfolio of RB (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser) organised an insightful session dedicated to expecting and new mom’s in Gurugram today. The event saw participation of specialists like, Dr. Sanjay Wazir, Paediatrician, Cloudnine and Dr. Geetika Ganlovgwani, Lactation consultant (IBCLC) & Women’s health physiotherapist, Fortis Mamma Mia. The focus of discussions was to educate the mothers about the importance of health and hygiene for their new born.

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Good hygiene for a clean Nursery

When your baby comes home, until their natural immunity has developed, it’s important that everything they come into contact with is hygienically clean. This means making sure surfaces are not only cleaned but also disinfected (using a antiseptic liquid) to properly kill germs. Choosing suitable baby essentials will help.

  • Make sure your changing mat is waterproof so it can be regularly cleaned and disinfected
  • Choose toys that are easy to clean
  • Have Dettol Multi Use Hygiene Liquid to hand for wiping contaminated surfaces
  • Choose a cot that is safe and is easy to wipe clean if your baby is sick

Preparing for hospital

A pregnancy checklist will help you stay organised right up to the time you’re ready to go to hospital to give birth. Here are some things to get ready in advance.

For you:

  • Your birth plan
  • Dressing gown, slippers, old nightdress for labour and clothes for afterwards
  • Underwear
  • Toiletries
  • Dettol Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer

For baby:

  • Nappies
  • Muslin cloth
  • Baby blanket
  • Clothes to wear in hospital and to travel home in

Preparing for birth

During birth you and your new baby are vulnerable to germs and bacteria. Good hygiene is therefore vital to keep you both healthy.

For a hospital birth:

With good hygiene as one of your baby essentials, you and your baby can be sure of a healthy start.

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Teach your Kids Hygiene Habits from Early

Having good hygiene habits involves more than just hand-washing. Teaching your kids to have a healthy hygiene routine when they’re young can create habits that last throughout their lives. Use this head-to-toenails guide, and teach your kids good hygiene habits .Here are  some  good hygiene habits you should teach your kids early.

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1. Oral Hygiene

Good oral hygiene practices should be a part of every child’s daily routine. In fact, parents should take proper care of Oral hygiene  from the moment the child grows their first tooth.By cleaning a child’s teeth and gums, you can help prevent a wide range of health issues, including bad breath, cavities and heart disease later in their life.

Once your child is old enough, you need to supervise the way he or she is practicing oral hygiene. You should make your child brush their teeth for at least 2 minutes twice per day. Also, encourage your child to clean their teeth after each meal to prevent the growth of bacteria and avoid tooth decay.Along with brushing, flossing and rinsing the mouth with a mouthwash is also important.

Proper brushing and flossing is a learned skill that can only be improved with practice. It is the duty of parents to instill this important hygiene habit in children at an early age.

At the same time, you must make sure your child is not eating sugary junk food in excess, which has a detrimental effect on the teeth.

If your child is not taking proper care of their teeth, bring the subject up for discussion. If needed, take him or her to a dentist. A dentist can help teach your child about the consequences of bad breath, symptoms of dental problems and how rotten teeth can jeopardize their appearance and career options in the future.

2. Nail Hygiene

Nails take a lot of care and pampering to stay healthy, so it’s important to teach your child how to care for them at an early age.

Developing healthy nail-care habits is a must, as nails are a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. These bacteria can easily transfer to your child’s eyes, nose and mouth, making him or her sick.For smaller kids, parents should ensure that the fingernails are clipped every week. Keeping the nails short is a good way to reduce the amount of germs present under the nails. Plus, short nails stay cleaner and break less often.

Once your child is comfortable enough to trim his or her own nails, teach them some basic rules, such as nails should be trimmed after taking a bath or shower because they are softer then, nails should be cut straight across to prevent ingrown nails, rough edges of nails should be smoothed down with a nail file or emery board, and teach them not to cut the cuticles as they protect the nail root.

You can even invest in a good nail brush and teach your child to scrub the dirt out from under their nails before bedtime.

If your child develops the habit of nail biting, discourage it immediately. Nail biting can transfer harmful bacteria to the mouth, which can then make their way to the digestive tract causing many problems.

3. Bathing Ritual

Your baby may love or hate to take a bath, but bathing is one personal hygiene habit that you should instill in your child at a tender age.

The skin is the body’s largest organ and it plays a major role in protecting the body from external elements, such as dirt, dust and countless bacteria. With regular bathing, you can keep the whole body clean.

Bathing or showering also helps get rid of dead skin cells, so as to make way for new skin cells. Parents should give younger children a bath, and never leave them alone in the bathroom. On days, when you cannot give them a bath, a sponge bath is another option.

Once your child is big enough to take a shower or bath on their own, supervise and teach them properly in the beginning.

Make your child take a shower twice a day, once in the morning and again before going to bed. While taking a shower, teach them how to clean the different parts of the body – the hands, armpits, legs, feet, groin, joints, back, belly button (navel), elbows and knees. Show them how to do it and then let them practice it.

Also, teach them to pat dry their body after bathing and then apply a light moisturizer to keep it hydrated. Make them change their underwear daily and wear clean clothes.

4. Hand Hygiene

When it comes to hand hygiene, hand washing is an integral part that parents should teach their children at a young age. Hand-washing is a simple activity that takes just a few seconds of time, but this habit can keep germs and infections away.

Washing the hands frequently can decrease illnesses in children, as it is often through the hands that harmful microbes enter the body. Improper hand hygiene is one of the main reasons behind diarrhea among children as well as adults.

For younger babies, wipe their hands with a clean washcloth at frequent intervals.

As your baby starts growing, teach him or her how to wash their hands thoroughly, and not just wet them under water.

Children should be taught to wash their hands with soap and water. After applying soap, make sure your child rubs his or her hands together to lather up for about 20 to 30 seconds, then rinse off the soap completely with clean water.

Hand-washing should be practiced before and after meals, after using the washroom, after playing in the dirt or with pets, after coughing or sneezing, and after being in contact with someone who’s sick.

5. Foot Hygiene

Just like hand and skin hygiene, it is important to teach your child about foot hygiene.

Wash your baby’s feet at least twice a day, and make sure to dry in between the toes completely. The water accumulated between the toes is one of the reasons behind foot fungus. Do not make your child wear footwear all day, especially without socks.

Once your child grows old enough to take care of his or her feet on their own, teach them some basic tips. These tips include:

  • Washing their feet at least twice a day. To clean the feet properly, teach them to scrub with soap between the toes, the soles of the feet and under the toenails.
  • Teach them to use a clean cloth to wipe their feet dry, especially in between the toes. Then, apply some moisturizer to keep the feet hydrated.
  • Encourage them to keep their shoes clean and dry.

Being a parent, always buy socks made of or lined with cotton, instead of synthetic fibers. When it comes to shoes, leather and canvas shoes are the best as they allow the feet to breathe.

6. Toileting Hygiene

Once your young child becomes toilet-trained, you as a parent need to focus on the habits that your child needs to learn to keep their little parts clean.

Teach your child to wipe thoroughly from front to back with toilet paper after using the washroom. Teach them to continue wiping with fresh toilet paper until it comes out clean. They should also be taught how to flush the toilet and use the bidet, if you have one.

If needed, put a sign on the bathroom wall under the toilet paper roll to remind your child what he or she needs to do after using the washroom.

Also, make children wash their hands each time they use the washroom. These healthy habits will help minimize irritation and keep infections at bay.

Have patience while teaching your child about toileting hygiene, as a lot of children have trouble mastering these habits.

Ways to Find Confidence in a Child

It takes confidence to be a kid. Whether going to a new school or stepping up to bat for the first time, kids face a lot of uncharted territory.Naturally, parents want to instill a can-do attitude in their kids so that they’ll bravely take on new challenges and, over time, believe in themselves. While each child is a little different, parents can follow some general guidelines to build kids’ confidence.

Self-confidence rises out of a sense of competence. In other words, kids develop confidence not because parents tell them they’re great, but because of their achievements, big and small. Sure, it’s good to hear encouraging words from mom and dad. But words of praise mean more when they refer to a child’s specific efforts or new abilities.

When kids achieve something, whether it’s brushing their own teeth or riding a bike, they get a sense of themselves as able and capable, and tap into that high-octane fuel of confidence.

Building self-confidence can begin very early. When babies learn to turn the pages of a book or toddlers learn to walk, they are getting the idea “I can do it!” With each new skill and milestone, kids can develop increasing confidence.

Parents can help by giving kids lots of opportunities to practice and master their skills, letting kids make mistakes and being there to boost their spirits so they keep trying. Respond with interest and excitement when kids show off a new skill, and reward them with praise when they achieve a goal or make a good effort.

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With plentiful opportunities, good instruction, and lots of patience from parents, kids can master basic skills — like tying their shoes and making the bed. Then, when other important challenges present themselves, kids can approach them knowing that they have already been successful in other areas.

Stay on the Sidelines

Of course, supervision is important to ensure that kids stay safe. But to help them really learn a new skill, it’s also important not to hover. Give kids the opportunity to try something new, make mistakes, and learn from them.

For instance, if your son wants to learn how to make a   sandwich, demonstrate, set up the ingredients, and let him give it a try. Will he make a bit of a mess? Almost certainly. But don’t swoop in the second some jelly hits the countertop. In fact, avoid any criticism that could discourage him from trying again. If you step in to finish the sandwich, your son will think, “Oh well, I guess I can’t make sandwiches.”

But if you have patience for the mess and the time it takes to learn, the payoff will be real. Someday soon he’ll be able to say, “I’m hungry for lunch, so I’m going to make my own sandwich.” You might even reply, “Great, can you make me one, too?” What a clear sign of your faith in his abilities!

Offer Encouragement and Praise

Sometimes, kids give up when frustrations arise. Help by encouraging persistence in the midst of setbacks. By trying again, kids learn that obstacles can be overcome.

Once kids reach a goal, you’ll want to praise not only the end result but also their willingness to stick with it. For instance, after your son has mastered making that peanut butter sandwich you might show your confidence by saying, “Next time, want to learn how to crack an egg?” Sandwich-fixing and egg-cracking or painting a window or  even making Sand castle might not seem like huge achievements, but they’re important steps in the right direction — toward your child’s independence.

Throughout childhood, parents have chances to prepare kids to take care of themselves. Sure, it’s great to feel needed, but as kids steadily gain confidence and independence, their relationship with you can be even richer. You can be bonded, not just by dependence, but by love and shared pride in all they’ve achieved.

 

‘ Kidpop’ announces gift to tiny tot

Around the longest night of the year, when Santa Claus is tip toeing to give gifts to all the lovely children.Kidpop have announced their own little gift to the early learning center, a world of their own, where they will learn, grow, explore, aspire and bloom into their full potential. Kidpop is situated at Manpada, in the heart of Thane. The launch was followed by a Christmas party for kids, where they could dance their heart out on their favorite songs. The school very creatively organized a fun-filled Djembe activity, wherein kids could learn stories while playing it.

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Kidpop is founded by Shri. Brunda Kathrani who has been working as early childcare education consultant, Preschool consultant and Preprimary Curriculum Developer. Kidpop caters to needs of kids between the age of 10 months to 2 years. The mission is to help young minds grow and learn in an amicable environment resulting in their all-round development. The primary focus is to provide the Kids with child-friendly curriculum done through, its distinct curriculum, well-certified instructors, creative lessons plans. It also housed organic garden, Kindergarten, Kidpop studio, Sand play.

Kidpop believes, that in today’s extreme demands of kids development parents should know how to match up with their kid’s needs. Keeping the same thing in mind Kidpop has developed activities like Latin, Belly dance, Zumba dance classes, French language and many activities for adults thus sowing the seed of holistic development in the coming generation.

Book a Boo-First of a kind Story Book Concept !

When your little kid leads the story, it’s a pure delight to see him/her fall in love with the book!

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Here comes one-of-its-kind ‘personalised books’ for your children that stimulate their imagination, enhances vocabulary and strengthen the child-parent bond

There is no greater feeling than seeing your kids losing themselves in the world of books. Ask any parent and you will find them all deeply wishing for their child to be a book lover, if not a bookworm! However, in this age of screen domination, it has become extremely challenging to make ‘the already tech-savvy’ kids not just read books but also enjoy them. Parents, today, are continuously looking for cool ways and new tricks to get their kids off screen and discover the pleasure of reading.

So how about giving your child a storybook where he/she plays the brave hero. A storybook that stimulates the imagination, boosts natural curiosity, increases attention span, expands vocabulary and fosters the love for reading!

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Through engaging illustrations powered by cutting-edge technology and good-old art of story-telling, the new age personalised story books by Bookaboo marks the “Return of Fun, Exciting and Delightful Days of Reading” with your kids. Creating more moments for intimacy and bonding, these books will help you rediscover the twinkle of wonder and curiosity in your kid’s eyes, once again!

First in the series of these carefully customised personal story books is ‘The Adventure of a little Girl/Boy’. Immaculately handcrafted, the book will take your kid on an exciting treasure hunt where he/she plays the lead of an adventurous explorer. The child meets various characters depending on the letters of the child’s name. Each character unfolds a fun-mini story, which actually offers bite-size knowledge about India. So your child not just reads but is also introduced to learning in a cool and quirky manner. The thrill and excitement of finding a treasure at the end of the story keeps him glued to the book — and that’s exactly what every parent wishes for, isn’t it?

The benefits of this unique way of reading go far beyond literacy. These customised books built around the letters of your child’s name encourage kids to turn one page after another – indulging in the unadulterated pleasure of reading. It tickles their imagination as well curiosity. It especially provides excellent training for kids under 9 years in developing and practising a habit of reading from an early stage.

There are many studies which show that children who grow up with more off-screen time and activities are more secure and assertive with better social relationships and positive attitude in life. One such study published in Perspectives on Psychological Science in January 2013 concluded that ‘reading to a child in an interactive style that raises his/her IQ by over 6 points.’

Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, US, say the empathy we feel for characters wires our brains to have the same sensitivity towards real people. It has been discovered in various studies that when one gets lost in a book the brain lives through the characters at a neurological level and in this case the child being the hero in the book the core values are instilled at a deeper level. The child experiences core values like courage, kindness, love, respect and empathy. This also instils life skills such as confidence, quick thinking and self-reliance in the child.

What more? These first-of-its-kind personalised storybooks also make for a ‘perfect gift’ not just from parents to their little learners but also for today’s cool uncles and aunts who can have these packed to simply surprise their nieces and nephews with something that has got their name imprinted on it… forever!

 

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