Flu vaccine update 2017-18

Influenza vaccine composition needs to be changed each year after evaluating the genetic composition of circulating Influenza virus strains at that time. Influenza viruses continuously evolve and vaccine needs to be “smarter” each year to provide effective immunity against flu. WHO recommends the revised ingredients of the Influenza virus vaccine each year, based on the … Read more Flu vaccine update 2017-18

EasySix, a new efficient vaccine to take care of 6 Preventable diseases in one shot is launched now

easy six vaccine (6 in one shot)

EasySix vaccine or Hexaxim Launch of EasySix is a big one in vaccine industry. Earlier, there was only one hexavalent vaccine named Hexaxim (cost price Rs. 4800), available in the market. It is a painless vaccine known to prevent 6 diseases in one shot. Due to its cost, it burnt hole in the pocket of … Read more EasySix, a new efficient vaccine to take care of 6 Preventable diseases in one shot is launched now

Hexaxim is a 6 in 1 painless vaccine, but very costly. Should you opt it over regular DTP vaccines?

My son’s doctor suggested to give Hexaxim, which is painless, instead of previous 6 week dose of Quinvaxem and IPV  vaccine when I went for 10 week due vaccination? But the cost was too much. Can I get the same vaccine for my baby which was given earlier? Or should I opt for painless this … Read more Hexaxim is a 6 in 1 painless vaccine, but very costly. Should you opt it over regular DTP vaccines?

Measles Rubella vaccination drive across India!! Should you vaccinate your child?

School children supporting the national Measles Rubella vaccination drive

The measles–rubella (MR) vaccination drive was launched on Feb 6, 2017 in  states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Lakshadweep and Goa. This campaign is massive, and one of its kind of effort in the entire world. The final goal is to immunize 405 million children in the age group of 9 months–15 years by 2019.  … Read more Measles Rubella vaccination drive across India!! Should you vaccinate your child?

Is your baby’s head out of shape? Causes and treatments

Newborn baby’s head out of shape When you take your baby for the very first time in your arms and notice her head, it is quite normal to look out of shape. New born babies have soft spots (scientifically called fontanels) on their heads. These are meant to facilitate birth by being able to be … Read more Is your baby’s head out of shape? Causes and treatments

Important tips to make your home safe, once your baby is on all fours

Babies have amazing curiosity and energy levels. It is of utmost importance to make their surroundings safe. Little ones are prone to get serious injuries when they are active and eager enough to try everything new. Keeping an active baby isolated in one room for safety purposes is simply out of the question. As parents, … Read more Important tips to make your home safe, once your baby is on all fours

Do you think your toddler is not social at all? Must watch for Autism red flags

Raunak looks healthy as a one-year-old toddler. But his mother is still worried as he rarely gives any response to her loving gestures. Most of the time he looks dull and aloof of the people around him. His elder sister was totally different at this age. She played peek-a-boo with her father, started babbling and … Read more Do you think your toddler is not social at all? Must watch for Autism red flags

Tips to minimize the risk of having an Autism affected child

It is the biggest blessing for a mother to give birth to a healthy baby. Life becomes upside down when parents discover that their young one is suffering from Autism. Pregnancy is the most important journey, which if completed with certain cautions can help avoid such a mishap in parents’ life. So, what exactly is … Read more Tips to minimize the risk of having an Autism affected child

Stop!!Think hard before giving antibiotics to your child.

I know when your child has a real bad cold, it seems quite comforting to give that magic dose of antibiotic and wave a goodbye to sick days as soon as possible. But wait and ponder!! Think hard before giving antibiotics to your child. Read about some important concerns before starting the antibiotics for kids. … Read more Stop!!Think hard before giving antibiotics to your child.

What all you need to make hygienic baby food at home?

There is nothing best than hygienically prepared fresh baby food with right nutritious ingredients. Here is a list of some tools, which can help busy moms make mess free meals in a jiffy. Equipment you will need to prepare baby home food 1. Blender This is a must have tool needed to puree the food … Read more What all you need to make hygienic baby food at home?