Today, my birthday. No one at home but Nisarga and I. Big plan for the day? Meeting with Dr. Anaita Hegde, who is supposed to be the top or second from top pediatric neurologist in Mumbai. A few odd thoughts sent through my mind: How can a doctor be ranked top or second from top,… Read More »
Fun ways to help your baby learn to keep his head stable and upright. Head control is the first and most important physical skill your baby learns. Celebrate it.
6 month old Nisarga discovered the fun of playing in water while having a bath.
Living with a child has a way of stripping all the facades and pretenses, of dissolving many needless explanations and diversions and coming straight to the point. What is, is. What can I do now?
Okay, its world war three, and as usual, I’m in the thick of things. This time, it is a stray comment that Nisarga will not go to school. This has sparked a minor wave of arguments. Many have shaken their heads wryly thinking that its yet another of my strange ideas. Those who know me… Read More »
I have been busy with a super needy baby for the past couple of days with no time to haunt this blog at all. He has been fussy and clingy for the past couple of days, which is fine because I enjoy holding him, but sad because he seems so unhappy. I was wondering constantly… Read More »
I was working at something on the computer, when Nisarga’s piercing wail scared me to bits. I jumped from my chair and rushed to him in record time. Imagine what this guy’s problem was? He had woken up quietly and was playing on his own, I guess. These days, he grabs the rods on the… Read More »
The first week passes in a daze of information overload and sleep deprivation. Everything is new, emotional….. Too much is happening. The body has gone through a tough time, a whole new person is attached to me like superglue for the foreseeable future, too many people coming over to meet, well meaning advice being shoved… Read More »
Here’s some tips on caring for gassy infants born from my trial by fire: At the FIRST sign of gas – crying, squirming, passing very little gas after a lot of action… use neopeptine. I’d say, when in doubt, use neopeptine too. Comfort baby. Cuddle in fetal position. This brings legs closer to stomach and… Read More »
Another nightmare night. Nisarg started fussing around bedtime and crying on and off. By 1am, he was crying full blown out. Screaming wails, hiccups, gasps, chokes, scary breathless sounds, constant screaming interspersed with exhausted and restless dozes he came out of within a couple of minutes. I was scared. I woke up Raka around 4am… Read More »