Mother & Baby India

Mother & Baby India February 2021

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Mother & Baby India, specialises in everything baby-related. From stories of Indian mums and babies, product reviews , loads of local info, to global views. Mother & Baby India also draws from international top-sellers Mother & Baby UK and Pregnancy & Birth UK. It has become the leader in the Indian parenting genre since its launch in May 2008, respected and loved by parents, doctors and industry experts alike.

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Next Gen Publishing Limited
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5 min.
all in the name of love

Grilled asparagus with pomegranate, ginger and pine nuts Asparagus is number one on our list of aphrodisiac foods. It’s known to guarantee a sensuous experience if consumed for three days straight! Besides being a sexual stimulant, it’s a great source of potassium, fibre, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, thiamine and folic acid. YOU NEED: One kg fresh green asparagus, two kg pomegranate, 50 gms ginger, 30 gms pine nuts, 10 gms salt, 10 ml olive oil and two gms ground black pepper. YOU MUST: ● Cut the bottom three inches off the asparagus stalks (the hard part). ● Boil water in a pan with salt and lightly blanch the asparagus. Chill and keep aside. ● Take out the seeds of the pomegranate and extract the juice. Keep around 60 gms of seeds aside. In a flat…

1 min.
how to make your own rose

Shilpa Sawant, Is a Mumbai-based architect, founder of Astitva Architects and her own venture, SAS Design. In addition to sophisticated, aesthetic interiors, she has avid interest in the Origami, the Japanese paper art. She has been conducting Origami workshops digitally, and is also a visiting faculty member for interior design at Sir J.J. College of Architecture. YOU NEED 10x10 cm square paper Scissors Glue YOU MUST 1. Take the 10 cm X 10 cm square paper, and make a valley fold in the centre 3. Discard the right portion 2. Cut along the dotted line 4. Open out the flap 5. Start making pleat folds along the bottom edge 6. Complete the pleats keeping top triangle unfolded to make a petiole 7. Make valley folds along the red dotted line to make a small petiole 8. After making petiole fold the…

5 min.
painkiller top trumps

Making a baby is the fun part. Pushing that baby out... not so much. This is why pain relief can be such an important topic as your due date gets closer. But, while birth can be difficult and unpredictable, with the right attitude, the know-how to combat pain and the ability to deal with sudden changes, you’ll have what you need to get the best possible birth for you. “Unfortunately, there isn’t one painkiller with all the pros and none of the cons,” says UKbased midwife Amanda Gwynne. So, study your painkiller top trump cards with care. And when the time comes around, you’ll be ready to pick out the mode of pain relief most suited to you... An epidural is a special local anaesthetic delivered by a tube into your…

5 min.
stars truck!

Aries ‘Tis the season of love and your li’l Aries baby feels no different! He’ll enjoy and want to interact with his siblings and friends—he’ll particularly enjoy playtime in a group setting, which means that you could probably schedule playdates with his peers (with precautions, of course!). At the same time, he’ll need his mum, to steal all the cuddles and kisses he can, and in return, you will need to remind him of how special he is to you. Take full advantage of his urge for family time. You won’t really like it once he grows out of it! Taurus You’ll need plenty of energy to keep up with your hyperactive tot, mum. The month ahead will be filled with loads of playtime, hands-on activities and possible outdoor adventures in the park.…

7 min.
love, love me do!

Becoming a parent is one of the best joys there is. Bringing up your own little munchkin together as a couple is even more enriching experience. And yet, it comes with its own challenges, especially during a global pandemic. Often, you find yourself so overwhelmed with the caregiving, that you forget what brought them into this world in the first place—the love between you and your significant other! This Valentine’s Day, we’re helping you fall in love all over again. In a normal world, a romantic dinner at your favourite restaurant or cosying up with a movie and popcorn would be the way to go, but in the new world, we’ve all learned to make the most of the space between the four walls of our home. Here are a…

2 min.
is he birth-ready

OK, so you’re the one carrying the baby and doing the whole giving birth bit. But spare a thought for your man – recent research suggests fathers can be left so horrified by seeing a difficult birth that their longterm mental health may be affected (altogether now… Ahhh). But, seriously, even if the birth goes smoothly, he may be upset by seeing you in pain. Prep him now for a smoother experience. GET HIM INVOLVED “Encourage him to read up on labour, so he understands what will happen,” says Elizabeth Duff, senior policy adviser at UK parents’ charity NCT. You could also do an antenatal class together. “Look for one that focuses on dads, as well as mums,” says Mia Scotland, a UK-based clinical psychologist and doula. Getting to know your gynaec…