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Is India baby friendly ?

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Lets start with some facts. In India, a child is born every two seconds. By the end of a day approximately 42,434 newborns join the population of our country. While you just read the first line a baby was born and by the time you finish this article there will be 20 more. But unfortunately I must confess as a new mother, our country is not a baby friendly nation. Why? Well we have it all listed below ~

High chairs in restaurants

Feeding a toddler is quite a challenge. Now imagine doing this in public and running behind your baby in a fancy restaurant. Not a very good sight right? India’s metropolitan cities are buzzing with fancy cafes and restaurants but there are very few places, which keep high chairs for kids. Even if they do, its usually one. If this scenario improves, I am sure the restaurants will get some very loyal customers with tiny tots.

Diaper changing stations 

This is a very genuine hygiene concern. There are just not enough diaper changing stations. Usually malls and airports have nursing rooms, but in my opinion every women’s restroom should have a small diaper changing station, which includes shops, restaurants, cafes, movie theaters etc. Life will be so much easier if you don’t have to worry about how to change your baby’s diaper outside your home. 

How are you celebrating your baby’s first birthday?

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Your baby is going to be one! It’s a huge milestone for the family, an occasion which is not only special but will happen once in your baby’s life. Your little bug will grow up and look at those adorable pictures and you will cherish the memories. But is it necessary to throw a big birthday bash? Or would you rather have a quiet family affair?

Well I would say it’s a personal choice. When Sabar and Sehaj turned 1, I tried to collaborate both. We hosted a  garden party in our home with extended family and close friends. After endless sleepless nights, countless diaper changes, swaddling them to sleep to an extent that I have toned arms like never before. We wanted to pat ourselves on the back and celebrate. I am not just talking about me and my husband, but also our parents, nanny, maids, doctors, relatives and friends for their constant support and help.

Happy Father’s Day

I would like to dedicate this post to Maninder for being an amazing father. Dad’s play an important role […]

How to get started with a fitness routine after pregnancy + I created 4 moves to make it work

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Ok, you just had a baby and your ready to start going to the gym to loose those extra pounds. But before that you must sit down, do some research and plan your post pregnancy workout especially if you had a C-section. Even I was all pepped up and motivated to do the same but you must take adequate rest and still eat well because you are nursing.

If you had a normal delivery you must wait for 6 weeks and start your exercise routine only after you get a green signal from your doctor or midwife. In case of a C-section, since you had a major abdominal surgery you must take ideal rest and gather all your strength and energy before you can even start taking a stroll around the neighborhood. I would ideally suggest 3 months to recover from a C-section. Doctors will ask you to increase your food intake because you will be nursing and you are likely to put on more weight especially with our Indian culture of eating Ghee, Panjiri (blend of whole wheat flour, sugar and dry fruits), and other post pregnancy highly nutritious food. Just remember to eat in moderation; eating too much will only add more weight to your body and will not be very useful for the baby.

How to keep yourself motivated for post pregnancy workout

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All right ladies keeping your self motivated to lose weight, can get more challenging then working out itself. And we completely understand that. Post pregnancy you just want to relax and cuddle with your baby and working out is probably the last thing on your mind. But once you are settled in your routine and made a full recovery, we have some tips and tricks to help you start. Gone are the days to find a gym buddy or read a fitness book. We have gathered new ways to stick to the workout routine. So it’s the time to swap your pajamas with your track pants and get your body back!