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Mother & Baby India May 2020

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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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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
panel of experts

DR KIRAN COELHO A succesful gynaecologist and practicing obgyn for the last 30 years. DR ANITA MADAN A doctorate in education, she is currently the Curriculum Development head with EuroKids International Pvt Ltd where she promotes a developmentally appropriate curriculum. DR GEETANJALI SHAH Popular Mumbai paediatrician, conducts holistic fitness workshops for pregnant women. NUTAN PANDIT Breastfeeding counsellor and natural birth therapist who’s been teaching in New Delhi since 1978. DR DHERANDRA KUMAR Consultant clinical and child psychologist, he is founder and director of Psyindia, and engaged in direct work with children. SONALI SHIVLANI Mumbai-based childbirth educator, certified by Childbirth & Postpartum Professional Association, USA. ANIKA PURI Childbirth educator, prenatal and postnatal massage therapist, certified counsellor, reflexolgist and a holistic practitioner of women’s health and fertility in Delhi. EFFATH YASMIN India’s leading IBCLC, biodynamic craniosacral therapist, and founder of Nourish & Nurture, Mumbai, India.…

1 min.
editor’s note

This issue is a special one. For starters, it is our celebration of motherhood even in times of a pandemic. That’s one thing that hasn’t taken a back seat in these testing times. If anything, your time with your child and family is now on the forefront, the fears and panic notwithstanding. Clearly, it’s best to stay indoors. And if you’re doing it, may as well make the most of it. Have a ball with your bump, cool off with some delish summer recipes, teach your tot some much needed self-care skills, read about how other mums deal with the lockdown, improve your nursing ability, and even learn to give your baby a massage yourself! Now, isn’t all this special? But most of all, what’s special about this issue is our cover…

3 min.
mum’s the word

Do you have something to say? Is there any way Mother & Baby can help you in your journey of parenthood? Write in to the editor at this e-mail address: mbeditorial@gmail.com The letter of the month will win a special gift from Sophie la girafe® Hey team, Getting my baby to eat well was my biggest challenge as a mum. My son Aveer would refuse to eat veggies, and he has a massive sweet tooth which got me worried. But your fussy feeder fix certainly saved the day, so much so that I have put up the page on my fridge! I also tried out two of the recipes that were featured in the issue and I certainly breathed a sigh of relief seeing Aveer (finally) enjoy his food! Thank you very much. RUSHINA MALHOTRA,…

11 min.
the sky is the limit!

I remember coming across an Instagram profile called @pooja_and_norah during one of my endless scrolling sprees. The bio said “We are celebrating the differences and changing the narrative”—the profile is proof of that. Thirty six year-old Pooja is a former interior designer by profession, and her chronicles of life with her two year-old daughter Norah have made her a known face in the social media circuit. But that’s not what stands out. Li’l Norah is special. Her challenges are her strength. Her smile will tug at your heartstrings, and her limitations are anything but a setback. Mum Pooja is a staunch special-needs advocate, and her campaigns—which have seen participation from a number of big B-town celebs—continue to successfully de-stigmatise the norm around children with Down syndrome. This little girl was breaking…

2 min.
a taste of summer

Summer has arrived, and while the heat may not be everyone’s cup of tea, there are a number of ways to feel refreshed. Smoothies and salads are a crowd favourite to beat the heat. Not only do they pack in the best nutrition for you, but they also leave you feeling refreshed to take on a hot summer’s day. Here are some delectable recipes that are a total breeze to whip up, and more importantly, your tot can relish them too! WATERMELON STRAWBERRY CAPRESE SALAD YOU NEED • 3-4 cups of watermelon cubes• 2 cups strawberries, chopped• ½ up feta cheese• 2 tablespoons cold pressed virgin coconut oil• ¼ cup freshly chopped basil• Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper YOU MUST • In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, strawberries, feta and cold pressed virgin…

3 min.
how to do it yourself!

Toddlerhood comes after the infancy stage and approximately covers the 15 to 24 month age group. Each stage has its own characteristics. But these may overlap, as every toddler develops at her own pace and level of maturity. Every toddler has to master one set of skills before advancing to the next set. By the 15 to 18 month, your toddler has learned simple motor skills and can follow simple instructions. She uses these skills to explore the environment and experiment with objects around her. At 24 months, your toddler is ready to learn the initial set of personal and social skills. Learning self-care skills like brushing teeth, bathing, washing hands, dressing etc are rudimentary in order to become independent. Of course, these skills need to be observed, learned and…