The parenting advice

Mom and dad believe this…

“Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mudturtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb. Brooks to wade,water lilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hayfields, pine-cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets. And any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of education.”


— Luther Burban
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A – B – C – D – E – F – G…

A – B – C – D – E – F – G
H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P
Q – R – S – T – U – V,
W – X – Y and Z
Now I know my A – B – C’s
Next time won’t you sing with me?

Mom sings it while I touch, point out the letters, clap and smile.

This alphabet poster is my favorite for last seven months.
I was / am never forced  to learn these. Mom and Dad say my learning should be full of fun and play but not of force.

This was kept along with another colorful chart for my visual stimulation. I fell in love with this chart from day  I saw it more than the colorful one which is good too. ‘V‘ is a special letter as my dad’s name starts with it 🙂 .

Daddy…

Dad is busy with work these days. I am afraid he is not able to spend more time with me. I love when he is home. Now mom does put in a lot more effort to compensate. But I miss my playtime with dad and fighting with him. Now that I have learnt how to wave good bye and kiss him and send him off to work, he misses me too.

Looking forward to fighting and playing with you dad.
Hugs, kicks and kisses.

Love.
Your little tigress.

Soup time

Mom makes different soups for me to enjoy. Tomato, Carrot, Spinach, Mutton, Chicken, Beans, Mixed vegetable, Broccoli, Red gram, Moong dal -Carrot soup and many more. I am sharing just a simple one here. Cauliflower and Carrot soup. It tasted yummy. This is the first time I had Cauliflower and I liked it.

You want to know how mom made it? Here is the recipe. If you have small kids like me, try making and feeding this soup to your baby. I am sure she/ he will like it. When you make it, please share your lil one’s experience.

Ingredients:

Cauliflower 2 florets
(don’t add stem just the upper portion of the flower to be added. We the small babies can not digest the stem and we get tummy pain)

Carrot 4 medium sized cored and cubed. (do not add center yellow part of the carrot)

Onion half of a small one ( Mom uses shallots)
Garlic clove 1
Butter just a little
Salt to taste
Cumin powder a pinch
2 small glasses of water

Preparation method:

Heat a pan, add a small cube of butter. Once it heats up add mashed garlic clove and finely chopped onions.Saute them till onions turn pink to translucent.Add cleaned and blanched cauliflower and carrot cubes and saute for 3 minutes.Add some salt and water and bring it to boil. Once veggies are boiled, remove from heat, blend the veggies / mash them. Strain and here you go to taste the yummy yummy soup.

P.S. That nice yellow color is due to boiled carrots. Mom hasn’t added any turmeric or food colour to it 🙂

Soup time

Mom makes different soups for me to enjoy. Tomato, Carrot, Spinach, Mutton, Chicken, Beans, Mixed vegetable, Broccoli, Red gram, Moong dal -Carrot soup and many more. I am sharing just a simple one here. Cauliflower and Carrot soup. It tasted yummy. This is the first time I had Cauliflower and I liked it.

You want to know how mom made it? Here is the recipe. If you have small kids like me, try making and feeding this soup to your baby. I am sure she/ he will like it. When you make it, please share your lil one’s experience.

Ingredients:

Cauliflower 2 florets
(don’t add stem just the upper portion of the flower to be added. We the small babies can not digest the stem and we get tummy pain)

Carrot 4 medium sized cored and cubed. (do not add center yellow part of the carrot)

Onion half of a small one ( Mom uses shallots)
Garlic clove 1
Butter just a little
Salt to taste
Cumin powder a pinch
2 small glasses of water

Preparation method:

Heat a pan, add a small cube of butter. Once it heats up add mashed garlic clove and finely chopped onions.Saute them till onions turn pink to translucent.Add cleaned and blanched cauliflower and carrot cubes and saute for 3 minutes.Add some salt and water and bring it to boil. Once veggies are boiled, remove from heat, blend the veggies / mash them. Strain and here you go to taste the yummy yummy soup.

P.S. That nice yellow color is due to boiled carrots. Mom hasn’t added any turmeric or food colour to it 🙂

The bump and tears

I fell down today, trying to crawl and that too with a thud!

Mom rushed to pick me up even before I realized that I fell. Then I understood I fell and the pain hit and I started crying. Oops! You know I am a brave girl and I don’t at all cry and am always smiling. In fact, I am called smiley baby 🙂 So after a lot of comforting and lovely massaging by mom, I realized that mom and dad also were tearing up! As this is my first fall and bump, we thought we would make it memorable and remember the 17th!

Thank you for your love. The pain is gone and I am fine now. Mom and dad are going to get foam mat for me to fall 🙂 Will post pics soon.

Good nite!

Traditional Knowledge, Natural Growth and what not!



Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of treatment, works on the perception that materials that can be extracted from vegetables, plants and roots having some medicinal value. This perception and the details of the treatment process have been well documented in ancient texts.

You will find that nature has all the necessary solutions, medicines and vitamins on its own. It is just the effort needed to use them and you will be fine. Dependency on natural solutions is on the rise, especially with the demand for herbal/alternative medicine. 

Now even before I was born, my parents were on the lookout for organic things they can use for me. Nothing chemical, artificial for me! One of the products they trust and use for massaging is Dabur Lal Tail

It is very helpful if you massage your kid as it would help in relaxation and encourages a healthy lifestyle and bonding for the baby as well as the parents. It can assist children and infants in achieving age-appropriate gross motor skills.

Massaging neonates and infants has been an important component of infant rearing in many traditions and has been practiced globally over the years. The practice of neonatal massage has gained recent favor in many neonatal care units in developed countries. Recent evidence from human and animal studies suggests that topical application of certain oils may improve skin barrier function, resulting in a number of potential benefits to neonatal health. 

Dabur Lal Tail developed by Dabur India Limited contains all natural ingredients like Till Tail, Ratanjyot, Shankha Pushpi, Camphor and Urad. As per the literature, Till Tail or Sesame Oil improves growth and post-massage sleep, Ratanjyot protects against skin infection, Shankha Pushpi cures general weakness, Camphor improves blood circulation and Urad nourishes muscles & bones. 

Dabur is currently the 4th largest company in the Indian consumer goods market. In several categories, our brands like Chyawanprash, Real Juices, Dabur Amla Hair Oil, Hajmola, Dabur Honey, Hommade Pastes are market leaders. Best of all Dabu’s Lal tail is clinically tested. I am glad that the product is available in the market and is very trusted. 

This article is written for the contest “Traditional Knowledge, Natural Growth” at IndiBlogger.

Shadow Show

I love playing with shadows. Mom makes me sit closer to the wall and makes different shapes like birds, animals, vehicles and abstracts. I giggle and love to reach them and when mom accompanies them with songs I am loving it. I make my own shapes too 🙂

Do you play this game with your parents?

Image is from here.

World’s best fish curry

Nanamma and tatayya(Granny and granpa) have come to see me after a long time. Did I tell you that I am named after her? She is an amazing cook and she used to send amazing food snacks to mom for me. I was in tummy so all mom eat I yanjayaeeed!

Nanamma makes the world’s best fish curry. Hands down. She loves to make it spicy like dad likes it but now tones it down to match my palate. I loved the fish and relished it. We played a lot of games and had loads of fun. I will tell you more details soon.

What is your favorite food item?