Author: Aditi Bose

Foods for Weaning your Baby

The process of gradually replacing breast milk with other foods is called weaning.  According to health experts babies should be exclusively breast fed for 6 months. After 6 months, breast milk alone is not sufficient to provide the required nutrients. Hence other foods need to be introduced.  It is natural for you to feel nervous about how you are going to wean your baby. Armed with these basic guidelines and some creativity from your side, weaning can be a fun process for both you and your baby. Tips to Introduce Food New Food: Start with only one food item at a...

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Famous Brothers and Sisters

Bhai Dooj is almost here! The bond between a brother and a asister is so pure and so full of love. So, my mind began wandering. How is it between famous brother-sister pairs? And how many such famous pairs were there?The only one i came up with after thinking about it for a couple of minutes was Hansel and Gretel!  So I began asking around. You won’t believe how many more names I gathered. Here are some for you.  Lets start with Bollywood Hridaynath Mangeshkar and Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle Amisha and Ashmit Patel    Ritu Nanda and Randhir,...

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Explaining the Significance of Bhai Dooj to Your Kids

In today’s jet age, the traditional way of celebrating Bhai Dooj (or Bhai Phota as it is known amongst Bengalis) with tikas and mithais is fast disappearing. Instead emails, egifts and ecards are taking over. Try to change it this time. Celebrate this festival in all its glory and let your children enjoy themselves too.  Legend Legend has it that Bhai Dooj began when Lord Krishna, after killing the demon Narakasura visited his sister Subhadra. She welcomed him with sweets and did his aarti and put a tika on his forehead.  Another legend has it that on this day Yamaraj...

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Tips to Encourage a Shy Toddler

Editor’s Note: Your little one can be very active and outgoing in front of those who she knows well. But she could become very shy in front of those who are unknown to her. How can you help her to become more outgoing without pushing her to? Our IL members shares some tips with you. You can also write into us on this topic here.  Real Life Interactions Don’t worry about it. Everyone is different. In this day and age, particularly with internet, people spread all kinds of misinformation. Think about how out going kids were while we were growing...

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Toys for Babies in their First Year

Editor’s Note: Little ones get bored easily. Holding their attention for a long span of time is impossible. So parents need lots of ideas and toys to keep them entertained during the hours when they are awake. Our IL members some toy ideas that kids less than a year old love. Share yours too with us here.  Baby Gym A baby gym with music, lights, nature sounds, games and textures. My baby has been using it since birth and she uses it the most. Initially she was kicking (motor skills for leg coordination). Then she turned, she looked around (visual stimulation),...

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