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

Is your baby ready for solid food?

Full term babies should be ready for solid food by the time they reach their half birthday. Clinical reports suggest that the majority of normal babies and obviously premature babies are not developmentally ready for the graduation from milk suckling to manage semi-solids swallowing until between 6-8 months of age. Here, is a quiz to … Read more

Step by step guide to introduce solids to babies

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for infants till the age of 6 months as it provided better immunity. Breast milk provides all the essential nutrients till the age of 6 months. However, 6 months and above age baby has increased requirement of iron and zinc in his body, which can’t be met by Breast milk alone. … Read more

Home remedies to soothe newborn’s cold

It is quite an unnerving experience to watch your little baby having a hard time to suck milk and even breathe while suffering from cold. Babies are so fragile. So, obviously self-medication should not be tried on them. Cold take its own sweet time (about 1-2 weeks) to go away. There are some tried and … Read more

Is that smile real?

Babies begin to smile much early, even in their mother’s womb. The newborn smiles are not real; they are not in response to anything. Early smiles are reflex smiles, which are brief and occur unintentionally. If you see a baby smiling in her deep sleep, it may be after passing a small bout of gas. … Read more

Smile turns to giggles

Baby’s first laugh is one of the best moments in parenthood to enjoy. If your baby hasn’t started laughing yet, no need to worry about it. Series of joyful noises like squealing, chirping, cooing and gurgling will one day lead to giggling. This milestone is expected to be achieved around 3-4 months. She might laugh … Read more

Is your baby ready to crawl?

Crawling is a very important milestone, as it gives the actual unaided mobility to the baby for the first time. A baby is ready to crawl once he becomes independent in coming to sitting position on his own. Strong back, shoulders, arms and knees are prerequisites to support the baby’s weight and help maintain his … Read more