How To Keep Your Child Away From Bad Habits


By James Martin,

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Being a parent is not easy, and I realized this only when I became a parent myself. It’s a responsibility that takes a toll on you. Raising kids requires effort, patience and observation, oh and some perseverance. Anyway, children can always fall into bad habits and that is what parents are mostly scared of; it’s the hardest aspect of parenting.

As a dad, I have always wanted to be the best father I could be and I was never quite strict towards my children. I thought that giving them their space would be fine because as a child I didn’t like how strict my mother was; don’t get me wrong, she is a wonderful woman. One day I had to use my daughter’s computer and in her search history, I found ‘online dispensary Canada’, Jump over to this page. It made me curious and I started paying attention to her. Before long, I got to know that my child was smoking pot. That’s when I started focusing on her a lot more, which she resisted in the beginning but with my efforts, she is not an addict anymore and she performs great at school. Now, let me give you a few tips on how to keep your child away from adopting bad habits at all.

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Don’t Be Too Strict

I still abide by this rule that no parent has to be too strict towards their kids. It scares them off. And most importantly, they start perceiving you as unapproachable. While my mother’s excessive strictness didn’t bring a negative change in me, I did start looking for friends around instead of befriending her, simply because she was quite unapproachable. On the other hand, if you are not strict at all this can lead you to being too lenient and even forgetful towards your child. They might start behaving in a bad way or throw tantrums just to get attention.

Be More Observant

A lot of problems that our kids suffer from exist because we let things happen to them. I knew a young teen who habitually cut herself on her thighs and she had scars up to her knees. Her parents never noticed why she didn’t buy shorts or short skirts ever. Kids, especially those who are introverted and depressed do not draw attention towards their problems. Instead, they keep bothering themselves alone in their heads and parents need to be aware of it. There is so much that your child could be hiding from you, which anyone can discover with the help of little attention and observation but apparently parents these days do not have the time to do that.

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Maintain Your Own Behaviour

More often than not, kids are spoiled because of the behavior of their parents. A lot of kids found in the rehab had fathers who were always drunk. They have seen violence at home, and using swear words is an ordinary part of the conversation for them. Kids mostly come with a blank mind that learns from its surroundings, and what you do is the most important lesson for your child because you are their parent; their reason for existing in this world in the first place. If you don’t want your kid to fall in a bad habit, try quitting your bad habits first. My wife stopped smoking when Daniel was born because she knew she didn’t want to be a bad example for her kid. I quit occasional drinking because I didn’t want liquor bottles in my kitchen fridge.

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Talk To Your Children

I cannot guarantee that any amount of care will stop your kids from developing bad habits but as a last resort, if you do see your kids falling into something wrong you ought to have them sit next to you and talk to them.

Sometimes, children need attention and they do not how to express their need for attention, especially in the adolescent years of their life. I recommend that you spend time with your kids and talk to them about life as they grow. They will feel connected to you and would want to share what they feel, think and plan of their life with you. When you feel like your children are stuck in something bad, have them sit next to you and then talk to them. I promise everything would sort out in its own.

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Set Some Rules

Lastly, always have some rules for your home. Like no WiFi past 9 PM because kids ought to sleep. You should especially keep their use of electronic devices in check because it is worse of all the vices. There must be curfew timing for at least the adolescent kids. Rules ensure that your kids know you are friendly but at the same time stern enough when it comes to discipline. And discipline raises the best kids ever.

Author Bio:

Currently a student of English Literature, in his final years, James Martin is passionate about writing his thoughts into words. He takes up writing projects in his leisure time to accompany his studies. Generally, understands the essence of writing on every topic, but especially those that relate to his field. He regularly writes at https://cannabismo.ca/

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Summer Camp with Google


Google has launched its Summer Camp Kits based on different age groups. Do check it out at:

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https://events.withgoogle.com/summercampwithgoogle/

The kit had:

  • Sunscreen and hat to help kids have the fun time in the sun.
  • Fun card game to help kids learn, remember and practice new languages.
  • Lego bricks to make indoor safe.
  • Seeds for the indoor garden
  • Report card with stickers for every assignment completed

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Do check it out on the site.

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Top 5 Online Tools To Ease Parental Woes!


guruq picTechnology has influenced every single aspect of modern life in the 21st century. It is almost impossible to think of life without technology in a device-driven world where the screen holds infinite power.

While parents may not entirely be happy with navigating the tricky by-products of technology like managing their childs’ screen time, most also acknowledge the way technology has positvely impacted their lives.

From helping with their child’s education to aiding parents to seek advice about the quandaries of parenting, technology is there for everything. It has helped organise things and schedules, save time, and answer essentially any question related to parenting (or otherwise). In moderation, the right tech tools can arm parents with crucial information, save time and money and, of course, give them a well-deserved break.

Here’s a lowdown on some of the best tech tools that have made life much easier for parents and have almost managed to change the parenting game. Continue reading

1.  For safe online usage

YouTube Kids: If there is one place where kids universally love watching videos, it is YouTube. YouTube launched the app YouTube Kids three years ago to give kids around the world a platform to access videos that are enriching, engaging and entertaining while teaching new things. In a bid to give parents more control, YouTube Kids recently announced three new features around the content available in the app. The new features include ‘Collections’ that will allow parents to choose only the channel collection and subjects they want their kids to view. The ‘Parent Approved Content’ feature empowers parents to handpick every video and channel available to their child in the app while an improved ‘Search-off’ control ensures more contained experience. This way, parents can monitor what the children are watching in their absence.

2.  For Finding reliable tutors & keeping a tab on children’s study schedules

GuruQ.in: Ed-tech or technology in education has created a major evolution in the field of education. One such tool is GuruQ.in that has created tutoring space by facilitating parents’ search for a reliable tutor. GuruQ stands out as India’s largest tutor community platform where one can pick quality-certified and user-rated tutors. It is a one of its kind digital integrated platform connecting tutors and students and addresses the need for a single, simplified and cohesive ed-tech solution that provides online and offline tutoring. Parents can use the platform to pick reliable ‘GuruQ Certified’ tutor options for primary, secondary, higher secondary and undergraduate courses. GuruQ’s unique dashboard reassures parents as it allows their wards to save valuable study time by managing timetables, schedule classes and assess self-progress. Its biggest plus is that students have the convenience of choosing whether they want to take the customised package sessions online or offline. Parents can also get a complete report on how the child is coping academically with just a click.

3. For child health and managing immunization schedules

Immunize India: While everything else follows, it is the health of children that always bothers and worries parents. Often, it’s a tough task to keep a track of immunisation schedules for children. This is where platforms that tell parents when a vaccine is scheduled, give information on its efficacy etc and indicate the mandatory and optional ones are welcome. The Immunize India app is a straight forward app from the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) that follows the IAP’s vaccination calendar. All parents need to do is feed in the name of the child and date of birth after which they will receive three sets of email and push notifications in the week that the vaccination is due. The app is available in 12 languages and takes the child through from 0-12 years.

4.  For managing kids mobile screen time

DinnerTime: It’s a routine scene in most households where children are stuck to mobile devices even if it’s time to eat a meal. An app called the DinnerTime app is a simple solution that helps parents who want to give their kids time-outs from their phones and tablets especially during meals or sleep hours. This is a parental-only app which lets parents connect the mobile device which the child is using to their own device. Once that is done, it allows parents to lock the child’s device from their own for a 30-minute, 1-hour, or 2-hour break for dinner. The Bed Time break lets parents set a start and an end time when the device is locked for lights out. Lastly, the Take a Break feature lets parents start and stop a break without a predetermined time limit.

5.  For keeping a tab on your child’s whereabouts

Find My Kids – Footprints: For parents worried about their children’s safety, location tracking devices can be of help. Find My Kids uses GPS in real time to help parents keep track of and automatically locate where the child goes with his phone. Location info is never shared with anyone else beyond those who have permission to see it, and data is saved for later review. But giving a child a smartphone isn’t always an option. Even then, technology can still come to the rescue with options such as Letstrack by a UK-based startup that sells location tracking based devices.

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Cloversoft Baby Wipes- Review


We received the Cloversoft in our mail almost 4 weeks back and they have been in constant use since then. Cloversoft wipes are 100 % natural and organic, and I am glad that I started using these for my toddler girl. Now when the Cloversoft team got in touch with me, I went into thinking mode as to what is unique is there in these wipes. Well when I finally got the wipes, I realized that there was definitely something missing and by using these wipe I could certainly help in a clean and green environment.

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BAMBOO & IT’S IMPORTANCE
With so much advancement in technology and science, humans are moving at an unprecedented rate.However in this race, we have been so harsh on the environment and are harming it and wrecking havoc with mother nature. Governments, UN, and various countries have now realized this and there are certain corrective measures being taken. Why I am talking about this- because it is in context to Cloversoft Wipes, is because they are made of bamboo.
Bamboo is one of the most versatile plants of the 21st century. Since it is a plant, so if it is used in any of the FMCG things, then it becomes biodegradable and does not do any harm to nature. It is one of the most environment -friendly plants and is used in various walks of life such as construction, medicines, foods, and shelter. So when CloverSoft came with bamboo wipes, I couldn’t be anything but happy.

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The first question which will come in any mom’s mind is ‘WHY CLOVERSOFT WIPE’? My prompt answer to that question would be because they are made of bamboo. Yes, these are bamboo cloth wipes. At a time when I was using wipes for my baby, I was in a constant guilt mode. That is because many wipes available in the market contain a form of plastic which is harmful to nature. Since baby wipes were the need of the hour then, there was no way I could get rid of the guilt of harming nature by using millions of baby wipes to clean my baby’s poop:). There were times, when I literally had dreams, where are tonnes of baby wipes getting washed to? Are they ending up in some waste bin or in oceans damaging the precious aquatic habitat?

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Cloversoft baby wipes are unique in the sense, also because they are unbleached. Frankly speaking, I rely more on plain water for cleaning the diaper area of my little one. I mean, what can be more clean and pure than our good old water? The clovesroft baby wipes contain 99% pure water thus making it completely safe for both hands and face. Another key feature to be noticed here is that they are fragrance-free.

KEY FEATURES OF CLOVERSOFT BABY WIPES

  • Alcohol free
  • Chlorine-free
  • Non-toxic
  • Paraben & Phenoxyethanol Free
  • Natural & Organic
  • 99% Pure Water

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OUR EXPERIENCE

I can say, that I was pleasantly surprised, with the Cloversoft baby wipes. There are many reasons for that . Prime being that they are made from bamboo , which means that it is as good as the cloth which I prefer for cleaning my little one’s diaper area. Since these are made of bamboo, that certainly indicates its chances of being closest to nature and also non-toxic and environment friendly. I also loved the fact that these are unscented . We all know higher a product is on fragrance parameter, higher are the chances of chemicals being used in that. Thus full brownie points to Clovesroft wipes for being close to nature as far as the texture and fragrance are concerned. The fragrance of the wipes is almost nil, except I found it to be those leafy kinds smells. The wipes are a lot more thicker than the traditional wipes available in the market. A lot wipes and sanitizer generally have some quantity of alcohol in them and that is one thing which just puts me off. These wipes are completely alcohol free and safe to use both hands and face .

Another thing I got to know after I read the entire package of the wipes is that a portion of the total amount you spend on the wipes goes in a fund which manages an entire community of protecting polar bears. So in this case, I am going one step further in saving the environment. Win-Win situation for both – Mommy and the Environment.

VARIOUS VARIANTS AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1.   Cloversoft Pure Water Organic Bamboo Baby Wipes
2.  Cloversoft Extra Moisturizing Organic Bamboo Baby Wipes
3.   Cloversoft Organic Bamboo Baby Wipes

Cloversoft organic bamboo wipes are now available in India at Amazon ,FlipKart and Firstcry as well.

MOMMYSWALL RATING.
I don’t see any reason which prevents me from giving Cloversoft wipes a 10/10.

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5 Ways to Help your Child Sleep Better


By June,

Adequate sleep is important for a healthy body and mind. A healthy sleeping pattern is particularly important to infants whose growth and development depends directly on the quality of sleep they get. Adequate sleep for the baby is not only beneficial to the child but also to the whole family. A child that is sleep deprived results in the mother or whoever is taking care of the child also being sleep deprived. A well-rested child is a much happier person and a much more pleasant person to be around. This applies even for adults. When is anyone sleep-deprived ever pleasant to be around? This article looks at the best way to make sure that your child gets the adequate quality sleep that the child needs. The techniques shown here will work for anyone not only for children.

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Sleep deprivation is known to contribute to different health problems, inability to focus and also causes difficulty in learning. Sleep is key to our mental health which is very important in children as that is when the most mental development happens. Studies show that individuals who did not enjoy adequate sleep in their childhood went on to experience problems with sleep in their adult years. This shows that it is extremely important for a child to get consistent good night’s sleep every night, for the sake of their health and happiness later in life. It cannot be overstated how important getting adequate quality sleep is for a child.

A peaceful night is important for a good night’s sleep to be possible. Noise is one of the leading causes of poor sleep especially in children. Every mother knows how horrible it is to have your child wake up in the middle of the night. Soundproofing the nursery is a great way of making sure your child gets that great night’s sleep. Most hospitals have their nurseries fitted with soundproof windows and doors and this is to help the children sleep. Continue reading

It may not be possible to provide a completely quiet environment for your child but you will still need to shield them from the noises of the outside world. The use of white noise which sounds like whooshing air, is ideal to create that peaceful environment. The relaxing sounds slowly rock the child to a deep relaxing sleep while at the same time shielding them from disruptive sounds in the environment. They are the best also when it comes to soothing a crying baby. Infants seem to love these sounds. They react almost immediately they hear the sounds by calming down, even if they were crying, the sounds seem to instantly calm them down and put them in a relaxed mood that usually leads to them enjoying a peaceful relaxing healthy sleep.

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In this time of technology and social media, electronic devices have become a big part of our children’s lives. Being always around these devices has been shown to have negative effects on one’s health. Studies have shown that the blue light emitted by the electronic device’s screens interrupts sleep patterns by affecting the production of the sleeping hormone in the brain. Having these electronic devices in their rooms is detrimental to their sleep because they will spend more time on these devices, time which the child should have been spending asleep. The devices also cause interruptions as the child sleeps leading to poor sleep quality.

Physical exercise during the day is not only good for keeping fit and maintaining good health but it is also known through studies that a child that is physically active during the day, falls asleep faster and sleeps longer than the child that remains idle all day. Physical activity is beneficial to the overall health and well-being of the child as it makes the heart healthy and maintains fitness.

Another way of helping your child get adequate sleep is by making sure that before going to sleep, they have a calming routine involving quiet relaxing activities like taking a bath, or reading. This will allow them to unplug from their screens and the online world and allow them to unwind before going to bed. This has been shown to reduce anxiety and cause people to be more calm and relaxed.

Meditation is a great tool and is very beneficial to one’s mental health. Simple meditation techniques like focusing on your breath, can have a great effect on your quality of sleep simply because you are more relaxed before you sleep. Guided meditation programs are the best for starters. Introducing your children to meditation will help your young ones to relax more and fall asleep faster and for longer. Becoming healthier and happier people.

It is important to note that children emulate their parents’ behaviour and that the best way to have your children take up these healthy habits is by taking them up yourselves and why not? Following these rules and routines will improve your mental and physical health and make you a happier and consequently better person.

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How you can prevent mosquitoes from harming your loved ones?


Having our loved ones around us brings about a feeling we cherish deeply; ask anyone who has commitments that demand most of their time away from their family. For this reason, people look forward to holidays to spend precious time with their nearest and dearest ones. One such instance is summer holidays, which parents wait for eagerly to get some quality time with their children that is otherwise impossible during the school year.

With our demanding lifestyles, making time for our family is a rarity, which is why holidays are the ideal time to correct that work-life balance. It is the perfect time to plan outings that allow the entire family to explore outside the confines of the house and gain some much-needed distance from our TVs or computers. Since this time is limited, it is very disheartening to see our loved ones fall sick to diseases.

Among the many diseases in India, malaria and dengue caused by mosquitoes were once considered seasonal diseases. But today, mosquitoes are present in our surroundings throughout the entire year. The monsoon is just the period when they multiply in huge numbers. Thus, here are some easy and quick solutions to keep your loved ones safe from mosquitoes:

1. For infants, try to put a mosquito net over their cots. A mosquito net is by far the easiest solution since they are quick to install and last for a long duration of time.

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2. Toddlers need their play time outside but mosquitoes are a big menace during these hours. To avoid worrying about them, parents can consider putting the Goodknight Patches on toddlers’ clothes. Open a pouch and remove two patches. Apply both patches on clothes, one each on upper and lower body.

3. Goodknight Patches are also a perfect solution to your woes while you’re taking your infant for a light evening stroll. They can be used on prams and strollers to ensure mosquitoes don’t bother your child.

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4. A barbeque night is great way to spend quality time with your loved ones. Everyone, from kids to  adults, can enjoy the day – cooking and partying outside. However, this also means the pesky mosquitoes gate-crashing your party! You can avoid this by applying just 4 dots of the Goodknight Fabric Roll-On on your kid’s clothes that provides a8 – hours of protection. This product is also certified by paediatricians and made using 100% natural ingredients.

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5. Always try to dress your kids and yourself in long sleeved clothes. This is important to remember especially if you are out, camping with your family as mosquitoes are mostly attracted to greener atmospheres and surroundings. Try to avoid dark clothing.

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6. If you’re feeding the feathery visitors you receive at your window during the summer, it is a good practice to regularly clean their water and food bowls to prevent mosquitoes from breeding and infesting it.

7. For a natural solution to mosquitoes, use Citronella or lavender oil diffusers in the different corners of your house. While both lavender and citronella are pleasant to the human nose, their fragrances are hated by the mosquitoes.

By following these tips, you will be able to prevent those nasty mosquitoes from ruining your happy family time! Because we don’t want to spoil our much-awaited summer getaway and fall prey to those diseases – right?

 

 

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The basics of good sleep during pregnancy


By Rebecca Jarvis,

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Sleep disturbances, nausea, heartburn and leg cramps are common in pregnancy. If you are someone who had bad sleeping habits before pregnancy, it might be getting difficult for you to sleep properly now. Don’t worry! If you are pregnant and facing poor sleep problems, we have compiled some tips for you to get better sleep at night while you are pregnant and even after that.

Relaxing Bedtime Routine

You must have a very relaxing bedtime routine. You can read in bed or take a nice shower 20 minutes before you get into bed.

Keep your bedroom peaceful and clean

You will feel warmer than usual during your pregnancy so you should keep your room cool. Remove clutter from your room and make sure there is no noise there at night time. Get yourself a pregnancy pillow; it will help you to sleep more peacefully with proper neck alignment. Check out some soft pregnancy pillows here. Continue reading

Choose left side to sleep

Try sleeping on your left side as this position will improves blood and nutrients flow towards your baby. If you will get used to of this sleeping position, it will be easier for you to sleep properly when your belly gets bigger in last months of pregnancy.

Food and Drink Intake

Avoid caffeine completely

You must forget about all the drinks that contain caffeine for instance, coffee, soda, tea and chocolate shakes. Avoid them during evening and night time.

Drink less fluid at night

You must drink fluids during the day but cut down their intake at night time. This will help you go to bathroom at night less. These bathroom breaks at night also disturbs sleep.

Avoid spicy food

Eating spicy food with chilies and sauces during pregnancy isn’t good for you digestion. If you will eat such food at night you will end up having heartburn and acidity which causes the biggest trouble in your sleep routine. Choose light meals and eat early around 7 to 8 PM. Keep some healthy snacks around you in case you get hungry or feel sick. It will also save you from morning sickness.

You must give yourself 2-3 hours to digest food before you go to bed. Try to walk for 20 minutes after having dinner.

Avoid Stress

Take short naps

When you take naps (40 to 60 minutes of sleep) in daytime it improves your memory, refreshes your mood and decreases feelings of tiredness. Don’t take a nap longer than 1-2 hours or it will it difficult for you to fall asleep at night.

Don’t exercise before sleeping

Most people workout in daytime but some workout in night time as they don’t have time during the day. Even if you only have time to exercise in evening, make sure you don’t work out too close to your bed time as that will cause insomnia and disturb your sleeping cycle. There should be at least 3-4 hours difference in your work out and sleeping time.

Have a massage

Have a facial massage once in 2 weeks. It will help you rewind and sleep better.

Meditate

Learn about meditating techniques to relax your mind and body. Deep breathing and light meditation sounds help in sleeping better.

Write down your thoughts

When you feel anxiety due to overthinking and it disturbs your sleep, start writing your thoughts on a paper. If you are worried about the things you have to do the next day, list them down. Whatever is on your mind, write it and let it get out of your mind before you go to bed. This way you will be able to get rid of your thoughts and fall asleep.

Join a class about pregnancy

If you feel worried about labor and delivery pains, post-pregnancy problems, baby care or how are you going to breastfeed, get enrolled in a class. Information and guidance will help you relax and feel better about it. You will also find really useful tips from other pregnant women.

Author Bio:

Rebecca Jarvis is a professional interior decorator who likes to blog about latest home decorating trends. She believes that it is very important to have a comfortable and well styled personal space in each house for a happy and healthy life. You can read her latest posts on https://artofpillows.com

 

 

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5 Summer Skincare Tips for Busy Moms


By Emma Hanson,

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With the change in season, our skincare products and regimen must change too. However, mothers of little ones almost have no time for such self-care. Therefore, they are often left with dull skin and acne all over their face when summer kicks in.

We believe that resorting to high-end acne creams and skincare products are the only solution to a better skin in summers.  That is not entirely true. Yes, the products do matter at times but a few simple steps done for skincare with consistency are what make the huge difference.

Are you a busy mother and wish to know the simple skincare tips for a great summer glow? Read below and thank me when done!

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A Travel-Size Soothing Mist is All You Need

All the heat and sweat leave the skin dehydrated and dull during the daytime. Heading out in summers can worsen the skin if you do not take measures for its proper care. Keeping a soothing facial mist in your bag can help you give an instant refreshing boost to your skin. It will also keep the skin hydrated and the tone even. Continue reading

Sleep with a Clean Face

I know that being a mother of a toddler, it is almost impossible to follow a proper nighttime skincare routine on a daily basis. That is why here is a pro tip: keep cleansing wipes, a peel off mask and a moisturizer on your nightstand. This way when you get to bed, you can cleanse your face without the need of heading to the bathroom.

Hydrate the Skin

Skincare is not just about applying product to the skin externally. It has a lot to do with your eating and drinking habits as well. In order to keep your skin hydrated and glowing in summers, make sure you drink enough water and eating watery fruit. Also, carry a bottle with you so that you can track your water intake and refill the bottle multiple times.

Exfoliate Your Skin

You do not always have time for exfoliation. Therefore, keep a loofah and exfoliating body wash in your bathroom. This way you can exfoliate your skin whenever you take a shower. Use a separate scrub for your face that has gentler exfoliating beads and milder scent.

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Say No to Foundations

Using the same full coverage foundation can break you out and clog your pores. Summer is the best time for using BB cream as it is moisturizing, has SPF in it and has a sheer coverage.  Plus, it is light in consistency. If you cannot do without a foundation, look for a top-quality non-comedogenic foundation.

Author Bio:


Emma Hanson is a mother of two, a skincare freak and an avid reader. She loves trying out new products and treatments for healthy and glowing skin. She shares her knowledge and experience by writing regularly on her blog. She is one of the co-founders of http://www.clearawayacne.com/.

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Ways To Combat Mosquitoes – Indoors


Spring is finally here in major parts of India, and slowly as days are getting warmer, it also means an increase in mosquitoes.  In our previous blogs, we highlighted how to protect your kids from mosquitoes while they are outdoors. This blog is all about indoors and various ways to keep them safe.

There are tonnes of options available which can be used to keep the mosquitoes away. One of the most common things people use these days are mosquito coils. No matter how hard we try, some mosquitoes do sneak in our home during evening when they are at their peaking best. Including mosquito coils, there are many ways by which you can prevent the nasty mosquitoes.

The various places where I have seen the need for coils and other methods being used effectively are as follows:

1. PLAY SCHOOLS -

nursery-school-345518_1280ost playschools have a mix of both open and closed areas. Therefore, it is required to incorporate ways which will keep bugs and mosquitoes away. A very effective way which I have observed in most playschools is using Goodknight’s mosquito coils. There are always nooks and corners, where mosquitoes could be hiding and might pose a risk to the kids. Hence, it is always a good idea to use mosquito repellent coils.

2. DOCTOR’S CLINIC-

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A doctor’s clinic is always thronged with patients every now and then. That is one reason, you might have observed some plants at your doc’s clinic to ward off those mosquitoes. We don’t want to fall sick by getting a bite from the mosquito at the doctor’s clinic! Do we?

3. GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS WHICH REQUIRE WAITING IN QUEUES -

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Often there are certain things which still require us to go to a government institute or office for doing certain tasks or getting something booked. Since these places often involve people going in and out of the office, it also means mosquitoes sneaking in and out. Mosquito coils are a very good option which can be used in such places and will prevent infestation of mosquitoes.

GOODKNIGHT PRODUCTS

Goodknight has two very famous products which provide up to 12 hours of indoor protection from mosquitoes. These are:

1.      Goodknight Activ+ Low Smoke Coil

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The Goodknight Activ+ Low Smoke Coil ensures 12-hour protection. It comes with an active filter technology, which in turn ensures lesser smoke. The Activ+ Low Smoke Coil has 25% extra actives as compared to any ordinary Prallethrin 0.04% coils which mean better efficacy and faster repellency.

2. Goodknight Maha Jumbo Coil

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Just like the low smoke coil, the maha jumbo coil also provides a 12-hour protection. Jumbo power formula is effective against mosquitoes spreading diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, and filariasis. This leaves a long lasting and soothing fragrance.

2.      Goodknight Activ+ System

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The time-tested way to drive away the mosquitoes is making sure you have the Goodknight Activ+ System switched on at all times. The double power Activ+ mode ensures mosquitoes don’t interrupt your family time.

Apart from these, you can also incorporate some DIYs at home to prevent mosquitoes from entering inside your house:

1. LAVENDER OIL

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Lavender oil can be applied as such or can be used in the form of diffusers. The fragrance of lavender oil is such that it is very pleasing to a human’s nose, but at the same time extremely irritating for a mosquito. They just can’t stand its smell. So, jazz up your room quotient with lavender oil diffusers to keep away the mosquitoes.

2. BASIL PLANTS

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Basil plant has a very religious purpose in many South-Asian homes. But do you know that it is also one of the most natural and safe mosquito repellent? It helps in driving mosquitoes away and has a pleasant aroma. It is also easily available these days.

As much as we think that we are safe indoors, but that is not the case most of the times. Even in the smallest of corners, mosquitoes can lay eggs and thrive. We are sure, just by following these simple tips you can be safe at your home as well.

 

 

 

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Review of Nutrazee Multivitamin Gummies


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In this fast paced life, having a good healthy life has become utmost important. However due to the work load, stress, multitasking … we fail to keep healthy eating habits.

We  know at the back of our mind that we need to consume well balanced healthy diet which includes carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals. But do we actually consume them on daily basis? We don’t.

Getting kids to eat a well balanced diet is next to impossible. They are such a picky eater.. they don’t wish to eat the proper food. The only thing they love to do is munch on some snacks & grab handful of candies.

What if you only need to take one or two fruity flavored gummies and you are done with recommended daily dose of vitamins… Continue reading

Yes, I have come across yummy multivitamin chew-able gummies that offer a wide range of nutrients Nutrazee Multivitamin Gummies. And today I will review the same for you.

 Nutraazee Multivitamin Gummies

These are Orange flavored chew able bear shaped  gummies. These are excellent source of nutrients, including vitamins A, C, D3, E, B3, B6, B12, biotin and folic acid.

Company Claims:-

Contents

  • Packet contains 45 Bear shaped Multivitamin Gummies.
  • These Gummies are 100% Vegetarian.
  • Non GMO.
  • Contains Natural Color and Natural Flavor.
  • Free of high fructose corn syrup, Gluten free.No gelatin, No dairy products, No eggs, No peanuts, No preservatives, No soy, No wheat, No yeast.

Dosage:-

Adults:- 2 Gummies /Day

Kids:- 1 Gummy/Day

Do not exceed the dosage.

Precautions:-

Before consuming any multivitamin on daily basis, you should first try for 1 or 2 days and look for any side effects.
Packaging:-

The packaging is in a sleek plastic light weight bottle. The lid is  childproof hence children cant open the container.

My Experience:-

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I am mother to two little boys, ages 4 & 1. You can tell my life is totally a roller coaster ride. My elder one is a picky eater and I also tend to miss on healthy well balanced diet every now & then. This is the very reason, I decided to give Nutrazee Multivitamin Gummies a try. This is what I liked about it so far…

  • The  gummies are orange flavored . They are not too sweet.
  • The gummies are in cute teddy bear shape, my son liked the shape a lot.
  • They are great for filling in the nutritional gaps.
  • The bottle has childproof lid so that the kids cant have overdose of the gummies.
  • Each gummy is separately packed in plastic wrapper, because of which the gummies don’t stick to one another. If you are a working person, you can grab few & stock in your bag.

So if you have a picky eater like mine & you fill like filling in the nutritional gap… you should surely give Nutrazee Multivitamin gummies a try. It is totally worth it.

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Do You Believe In These Outdoor Myths?


Parenting brings with itself a unique set of emotions and tasks. No wonder parenting is considered a different life altogether from your bachelor or couple days. This is one reason why couples want to be extremely sure if they really want to take a plunge into parenting or not.

The life of a parent has many moments of joy and happiness, but is also riddled with some common myths. These myths have been prevalent in our society for years and revolve around the child, its parents and even sometimes the extended family members. To think in the age of science we still put our trust in them- hilarious, isn’t it?

While many families debunk these myths in today’s time, thus proving that they are not true, there is still a portion of Indian society who believes in them. As a country, India has so many values and traditions, that sometimes it is quite easy to mix a tradition with a myth. This in turn leads to blind following of these myths by the masses.

As soon as a couple is blessed with their little one, they are bombarded with advice in all spheres of life; these majorly revolve around the new baby. The first year is particularly tough when parents must abide by certain kind of rules laid down by the family, even though scientifically they just might turn out to be another myth.

This is why I have listed out some of the most common outdoor myths you might have come across, especially if you are a parent:

1 .LETTING YOUR KIDS PLAY IN THE SUN WILL INVITE SKIN DISEASES

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Of course, as we have moved into an age of global warming, temperatures are only rising. The Earth is getting hotter by the day but that does not mean that we should shut our kids from the outside world. As much as protection is required, it is equally important to see if our kids are getting their daily dose of sunshine. Something as simple as walking to the bus stop with your kids is one of the ways your kids can absorb the much needed Vitamin D.  It is important to note here that as much as 90 % Indians suffer from Vitamin D deficiency.

 

2. GETTING DIRTY WHILE PLAYING IS NOT GOOD/SAND PLAY NOT GOOD FOR CHILDREN

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Whosoever said that dirt is bad for kids, never played out in the open! Yes, you heard it right! In our opinion ‘It Takes Dirt to Embrace Dirt’. Well, how do you plan to teach your child the concept of getting dirty if you want to see them clean all the time? Until they go outside and play in dirt or sand, how can we expect them to differentiate between being dirty and being clean? Also, sand is not harmful for your child. It helps in gross motor skills development. When they hold sand in their hand, they develop a sense of touch, through which they learn how to hold and manipulate objects.

3. COLD WEATHER CAUSES COLD/COUGH OR FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS

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This is by far one of the most common myths we have heard of while growing up. However, it is false that cold weather or the cold air causes flu like symptoms. Cold and cough is caused due to the virus which is present in the air that surrounds us. Irrespective of the temperature, if the virus is present it will cause flu. The same applies to the myth that ice creams can cause a cold. Doctors advise against going out because of a larger chance of encountering the virus, which might be prevalent in the air as compared to the protected environment of your home.

4. A CHILD’S IMMUNITY GETS AFFECTED WHEN HE GOES OUT TO PLAY

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We often see children falling sick the first time they go out to play at the park of for a play date with other children. I am sure you must have thought what a bad decision it was to take your little one out in the open! But trust us, nothing builds or makes immunity stronger than taking a kid to newer environments. Of course, you shouldn’t take them out when they are sick or not well. That won’t be a good decision in any case.

So, mommies don’t fear and embrace outdoor play as much as we give importance to indoor quality time with our children. Presenting some products by which you can make outdoor play even safer for your kids while they enjoy:

1. GOODKNIGHT ROLL-ON


This product is made using 100% natural ingredients and comes in two fragrances – citrus and bubblegum. All you have to do is apply just 4 dots on clothes that provide protection from those nasty mosquitoes for a good 8 hours.

2. GOODKNIGHT PATCHES -

 

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100% natural, these Patches are certified as baby safe by paediatricians, these can be easily stuck onto your child’s clothes or the stroller to provide 8 hours of protection. These also come in attractive Chhota Bheem designs that your little one would love!

 

Now that we have debunked the outdoor myths, make sure you step out with your kid more often and spend some quality time together!

 

 

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Look out for these signs and symptoms of Malaria to take timely action


Kids are always bustling with energy and it is a joyous moment for any parent to watch them play and make merry. As parents, we take every measure to keep our kids away from even the smallest of ills like cold and cough. But even a slight increase in our child’s body temperature makes us worried and we run to the doctor immediately. After all, it’s not a pleasant sight to see our child who was bustling with volcanic energy just a while ago, under the weather and stuck in bed, was!

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Unfortunately, Since India is a tropical country and most part of the year is warm, there are high chances that your kid might get affected by malaria. Mosquitoes thrive in warm weather and multiply at a very high rate during the rainy season.

Contrary to the popular belief (that malaria is caused due to the bite of a mosquito), malaria fever is actually spread by the female Anopheles mosquito that has been infected with the Plasmodium Parasite. So one can get malaria not just through a mosquito bite, but through blood transfusion from an infected person as well. Malaria can also be transferred from an infected woman to her foetus during pregnancy.

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The parasite enters the human bloodstream and targets the liver first. Mostly it remains dormant for some time and then starts multiplying. From here on, the parasite enters the bloodstream and goes on to damage the red blood cells. This is the time when the first few symptoms of malaria begin to appear.

While fever is the primary symptom of malaria, there are other signs as well which you don’t want to miss. These are:

1. FEVER & CHILLS
While fever is very common in infants and children, it is a best not to ignore it. Closely observe your child and get him tested if needed to be doubly sure. . It should be noted that if fever is accompanied with chills, there are high chances that your kid might be affected by malaria.

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2. VOMITING
Malaria also causes vomiting in children and mothers often mistake it for food poisoning or unhealthy food intake.

3. HEADACHES
Headache is one thing which is not very common in kids unlike adults. So if your preschooler complains of a headache along with other symptoms, then it might be because of malaria.

4. STOMACH ACHE
Since the parasite first affects the liver, many kids complain of stomach ache – do not ignore it; it is one of the many signs of malaria.

5. LACK OF APPETITE
This is one symptom that you need to monitor closely as you can go wrong with your observations. Almost 90% of moms feel that their little ones have less or hardly any appetite. But if lack of appetite is showing up along with other symptoms, then it’s time to get your kid checked for malaria.

6. SLEEPLESSNESS
If your child has suddenly developed insomnia, then malaria might be one of the underlying causes for it.

Although there are high chances of kids getting malaria in monsoons (as that is the time when mosquitoes thrive) malaria is not a seasonal disease. It can occur at any time during any month of the year. Some of the tips which you can adopt to keep mosquitoes at bay are:

1. LAVENDER OIL

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As soothing and pleasing lavender fragrance is to humans, it has the opposite effect on mosquitoes; mosquitoes detest the smell of lavender and stay away at all costs. So it’s a good idea to apply lavender oil on your kids’ body in moderate proportion to keep those nasty mosquitoes away. For indoors, use lavender oil in diffusers to keep the atmosphere calm and mosquito free! You can even use the Goodknight Activ+ in Lavender Refill. Depending on the number of mosquitoes, you switch between the Normal & Activ modes.

2. GOODKNIGHT ROLL-ON


It is difficult to ask your kids to stay at home in the evenings when it’s time for some outdoor fun. Don’t stop your kids from playing out; all you must do is apply four dots of Goodknight Fabric Roll-On and let them enjoy to their heart’s content! It provides 8-hour protection and is made using natural ingredients.

3. GOODKNIGHT PATCHES

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Goodknight Patches can also be used when kids are rushing for their play time. Just one patch is enough to keep the mosquitoes away for up to 8 hours while you’re outdoors. So just in case you see these symptoms in parallel with one another, go to your doctor immediately. He will suggest a blood test post which your kid will have to undergo regular medication. The best thing to do is take the necessary precautions and stay one step ahead of disease-causing mosquitoes. Use mosquito repellents like Goodknight to keep yourself and your family safe!

 

 

 

 

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