BabyOodles – Shop For The Little One


About BabyOodles.com

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BabyOodles is India’s fastest growing online portal for baby products with huge variety & money-saving options. The portal is launched, with the sole intention, to simplify parenting by offering best baby care products with prompt customer services across India. This is an, online store which provides a hassle free and convenient way to shop for every homemaker & working mother. Continue reading

Categories of Baby Products Available

No matter what type of baby product you are looking for, school accessories, diapering accessories or baby room wall clocks, BabyOodles has it all. Presently, BabyOodles has more than 1000 unparalleled baby products including baby comforters, crib set, sturdy 3D school backpacks, multipurpose plush toy baby blankets, bath wraps, plush floor mats, hair clip organizer, fork & spoon, cute baby lamps, bean bags, kids swimwear, bibs, diaper bags, 3D trolley bags, zippy pouches, stationery combo sets, wall clocks and so on at unbeatable prices. BabyOodles.com is a one-stop online shopping destination for all types of baby utility products.

Why BabyOodles.com? 

•    Hassle-free & convenient shopping experience from the comfort of your home.

•    It is an online multi-vendor marketplace where different baby products sellers can sell their own baby products.

•    The baby care products are stylish, playful, colorful, comfortable, durable and multi-purpose.

•    Unsatisfied customers can accept the return of products within 7 working days of the sale date.

•    Offers free shipping on all orders above INR 1000.

•    Cash on delivery (COD), hassle-free return and refund options are also available.

•    Always ready to offer star customer support with speedy 24/7 response.

•    Served over 500 happy and satisfied customers till now.

•    Parents can buy baby products online —anytime and from anywhere in India, and get it at their doorstep within a day.

 Some of the Incredibly Cute & Useful Baby Products You Love

 Fun & Colorful School Accessories

BabyOodles has a variety of school accessories from zippy pouches, sturdy 3D trolley bags, colorful ladybug backpacks, stationary combo set, notebooks, and planners. These school products come in different color options, styles, patterns, animal shapes and cartoon characters to offer your kid a pleasurable school life experience.

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 Multi-Purpose Baby Blankets

Again something incredibly unique is the multi-purpose baby product collection i.e., more than 2 products in one! These products are not only money saving, but also space-saving. These products mainly cover convertible baby blankets such as plush toy animal cum blanket, toffee pillow cum quilt, animal-shaped backpack cum blanket, pillow cum blanket and neck support pillow cum blanket. For example, a plush toy animal cum blanket can be used as a plush toy for playing and when it’s zipped out it turns into a comfy blanket.

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Convenient & Affordable Diaper Bags

There is a wide range of baby diaper bags available at BabyOodles. These bags have all the features to make it convenient for mothers to carry their baby’s belongings like diapers, clothes, cream, and napkins etc.

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So what are you waiting for? Plan ahead girls (soon to be mothers) & mothers (house makers or working mothers) and save your time & money by shopping a wide variety of baby products with money-saving options – available on BabyOodles.Com.

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Wishing you a happy and incredible shopping experience… And a great parenting experience!

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Top 11 Types Of Medication You Need To Avoid During Pregnancy


By- Hang Pham

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You’re possibly confused about which types of medication to stay away from during pregnancy if you’re expecting a baby. During the first eight weeks of pregnancy, you need to avoid all OTC medications, because the heart, lungs, and brain of the baby are formed during that time. So, what are the medications that need to be refrained as you are pregnant, particularly in the first 8 weeks of pregnancy? Don’t worry because I have put a total list of drugs to avoid during pregnancy. Let’s check them! Continue reading

1. Herbs

Basically, during pregnancy, herbal medicines could be good and safe but there are some certain herbs that you strictly need to avoid. Some herbs such as aloe vera, yarrow, licorice, rosemary, ephedra, ginseng, pennyroyal, cinnamon, and wormwood that you need to avoid during pregnancy.

2. Antifungal Medication

During your gestation phase, when you experience yeast infection, you need to consult a gynecologist instead of taking an anti-fungal medication. The medications can damage your unborn fetus growth rate. In addition, the medications have the active ingredients that can easily penetrate via the placental barrier and move into the fetal cord blood, too.

3. Antihistamines

You also should avoid antihistamines during pregnancy if you’re allergic to the active elements. Antihistamines can prevent certain side effects such as dry mouth, drowsiness and dizziness during pregnancy. You should try making a few simple lifestyle changes such as keeping your house clean, running the air conditioner or putting your dirty shoes outside to overcome asthmatic attacks and other allergens. You also try non-drug interventions, including exercising, nasal strips, yoga, as well as salt-water nasal sprays.

4. Aspirin

As you know, for migraine headaches, doctors often prescribe aspirin. However, during pregnancy, intake of aspirin will increase the chance of several other complexities. Especially, taking aspirin increases the chance of miscarriage as well as placental abruption during the early phase of pregnancy.

5. Nasal Decongestants

Typically, nasal decongestants help you deal with the symptoms of the itchy and stuffy nose, and watery eyes as well. But taking nasal decongestants is not recommended by doctors during pregnancy because they induce some certain side effects such as insomnia, a headache or vomiting. Instead of using nasal decongestants, you can inhale the steam to overcome nasal congestion. You can use warm showers or humidifiers that help to expand your airways.

6. Painkillers

It’s best to avoid using painkillers if you suffer a mild pain or a headache during pregnancy. Instead, you can overcome these problems by indulging in alternative treatments such as massage, reflexology or yoga. Doctors may recommend you to avoid using painkillers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen, at least for the 1st trimester.

7. Tranquilizers

Tranquilizers, such as Valium and Librium need to avoid during pregnancy. During pregnancy, addiction to tranquilizers increases the risk of facing withdrawal symptoms of your baby.

8. Acne Medications

The hormonal imbalance in the body during pregnancy makes you face skin acne. You need to avoid using acne medication like Retin-A and Accutane because they aren’t safe during pregnancy. A few of the common birth defects related to acne medicines include heart defects, facial abnormalities, and brain malformations as well. You can regain the skin glow naturally as the level of hormone becomes normal again.

9. Anticonvulsants

During pregnancy, intake of anticonvulsants also increases the chances of preterm delivery as well as miscarriages. During pregnancy, you need to avoid anticonvulsants like Diazepam or Clonazepam.

10. MAO Inhibitors

You also should avoid using antidepressants consisting of MAO inhibitors like Phenelzine or Isocarboxazid. It is advisable to try to perform the relaxation techniques when you experience severe depression.

11. Illegal Drugs

During pregnancy, intake of amphetamines increases the risk of heart deformities of your baby. They promote placental problems and risk of preterm birth and miscarriage as taken during pregnancy. During pregnancy, taking cocaine also causes contraction of the uterine wall, which may result in severe bleeding and miscarriage as well. Marijuana also increases the chance of impairing the fetus growth. A few of the other complexities consist of low birth weight, developmental delays, and preterm birth.

I hope my post will be useful for all of you. If you know any drug that needs to be avoided, please share with me and other readers.

 Guest Post by Hang Pham

Author Bio:

This guest post is by Hang Pham, a blogger with over 10 years of experience on searching the best natural home remedies for problems related to health and skin care.

 

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HOW TO DECLUTTER YOUR CHILD’S CLOTHES


By- Varda Agrawal

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Our kids are in their fastest growing phase, especially when they are babies & toddlers. Their wardrobe needs an update almost every month or two in the beginning. No wonder baby’s clothes are available in sizes according to the months New Born, 1 to 3 months, 3 to 6 months… etc.

All the Mother’s to be are gifted with whole lot of baby stuff in baby shower (God Bharai), & most of them are clothes. Parent’s To Be also buy things for their baby… toys, baby gear, baby toiletries & not to forget baby clothes.

I mean, when you see all those cute little clothes in the shops, it’s hard to resist yourself! & more if the SALE is going on. Gifts are also poured in by the guests & relatives who visit post baby’s birth.

Also there are variety of things which go along with the clothes like burp clothes, bibs, receiving blanket, swaddling clothes, caps & mittens, wash clothes, towels… so much to manage!! Is it not so????

In the beginning it’s very easy to manage baby clothes, as you have to keep only one size in the wardrobe & you know what size it is… Pick up the New Born clothes & hang them or fold & stack them. All the things very easy … as you have lots of time to manage things but after having baby the tasks are endless & you have very less amount of time in your hand. At least it seems so!! Continue reading

I will share with you the things which worked for me.

Sort out all the baby cloth stuff you have in the beginning every month & later as & when needed, in following categories

  • Worn & Torn Out
  • Very badly stained
  • Stretched & deshaped
  • Good but undersize
  • Clothes in very good quality eg. Party wear

For the worn out & torn out clothes, you can just throw them away. If you are in mood of recycling & reusing these clothes… use these clothes as rags for deep cleaning you house & throw them after that.

For very badly stained & deshaped & stretched clothes, ask your maids if they are willing to use those for their kids. They get these clothes altered & corrected according to their needs.

For clothes which are good in quality but are undersized, wash & dry them properly, & store in some luggage, with naphthalene balls… they may be useful in future, if you plan a another baby.

For party wear clothes, you can approach your drycleaner, for getting them cleaned. Yes it sounds little weird, but, drycleaners do wash small clothes too. Store them well for future use.

If you do this sorting & purging every now & then, your child’s closet will always be decluttered & updated, having only good, wearable clothes of right size.

Happy Parenting!

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Easy & Delicious Recipe of Zucchini for Babies Roasted Zucchini Smash


By- Hang Pham

Here is another one my friends!!

4. Roasted Zucchini Smash

 

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Note:-

Zucchini, especially its skin, can cause some digestive upset for a few people, thus wait until your kid is about eight months, to serve zucchini.

Make sure to peel the zucchini prior to cooking it if your child is vulnerable to digestive upset.

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium zucchini
  • Olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • Smoked paprika

Cooking Time: 60 Min

Instructions:

  • Peel & cut the zucchini into cubes.
  • Cut the onion.
  • Arrange them on a baking tray.
  • You can sprinkle a little smoked paprika over the top and drizzle a little olive oil.
  • Roast it in your oven at 400 degree Fahrenheit for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Leave it to cool down.
  •  Shift everything to the food processor and now blend until the mixture becomes smooth.

Is not the recipe very easy… so go ahead & give it a try… am sure your kid will like it!

All these zucchini recipes are nutritious and healthy for your baby. If you know any recipe with zucchini, then share with me and other readers by leaving in the comments box below.

Happy cooking!!

Author Bio:

This guest post is by Hang Pham, a blogger with over 10 years of experience on searching the most effective remedies for beauty and health issues.

 

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Encouraging Celebrity Tips for After-Pregnancy Weight Loss


By- Tracey Clayton

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 Hollywood moms seem to be losing baby weight easily and quickly, so we can’t help but wonder what is their secret? A big budget and access to best experts and personal trainers certainly play an important role. It may not be realistic or healthy for a real woman to lose weight so fast, but there are tips and tricks you can use once the doctor says you’re ready. Here are some doable and effective celebrity tips for restoring your pre-baby weight. Continue reading

Healthy eating habits

Healthy eating habits

Leading a healthy lifestyle before and after pregnancy enables you to lose extra pounds more quickly. Australian model Miranda Kerr said that yoga, breastfeeding, and healthy eating that includes a lot of vegetables, fish and lentils helped her lose weight so fast. Miranda got back on runway just two months after delivering her son. Also, you should remember that rigorous diets and starving yourself won’t lead you anywhere. A well-balanced diet might be the biggest factor in losing weight, especially for women who had a cesarean section and can’t exercise much at first. Halle Berry’s personal trainer recommends eating small portions of food every few hours and avoiding sodium-rich and fried food. Some of Berry’s favorite meals include homemade soups or fish with leafy greens like kale or spinach and brown rice.

Celebrity workout

Celebrity workout

Most experts agree that core work is very important because muscles of that area need to be rebuilt. According to Jessica Alba’s trainer, “a good fitness routine for new moms concentrates on increasing muscular strength, improving flexibility, and building back cardiovascular endurance.” Halle Berry exercised until she was seven months pregnant. The actress started working out again just a few weeks after pregnancy and reclaimed her red carpet look in less than four months. Her workout was a mixture of calorie-burning cardio with free weights, planks, and combinations of squats, lunges, and jumps. She changed the routine every week, and went hiking, jogging, or doing yoga. Most moms find it difficult to follow a strict program, but Berry’s trainer emphasizes the importance of doing any kind of exercise regularly.

Take baby steps

Take baby steps

Losing weight so quickly after pregnancy is not a must-do, and although most women want their body back as soon as possible, it’s a better idea to take things slowly. Kelly Preston lost 42 pounds and restored her teenage figure 14 months after the birth of her son. Preston took a year off from acting and started exercising and using Organic Liaison, a weight-loss supplement program created by Kirstie Alley. Supermodel Niki Taylor lost 59 pounds in 13 months by eating healthy food – oatmeal sprinkled with berries and chicken broiled in coconut oil and exercising for at least 30 minutes every day. It’s important not to get frustrated about weight loss and be realistic with your expectations. Losing weight slowly is a healthier alternative because it gives your system time to adjust. There are also emotional benefits from it, since short-term goals are more achievable. Opting for a slow weight loss doesn’t mean that you need to neglect your looks and you can get useful shapewear to become a sexy mum.

Embrace your new life

Embrace your new life

Pregnancy is a rewarding experience that changes your life forever. The arrival of another human being makes you evolve as a person and it completely alters your priorities. Instead of worrying about few extra pounds, think about the ways your life has become richer since you’ve become a mum. Actress Kristen Bell said that she refuses to let her weight gain bother her. “You’re participating in the most beautiful cycle that this earth will allow—who cares if you put on weight for a few months or a year or two years?”, she said. Accepting changes are a part of the deal and in return you get so much more.

Celebrities know a trick or two when it comes to restoring pre-baby looks. Learn from their experience and use these ideas to look your best while enjoying in motherhood. 

About author:

Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She loves cooking, baking, sewing, spending quality time with her daughters and she’s passionate for writing. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

By- Tracey Clayton

Hollywood moms seem to be losing baby weight easily and quickly, so we can’t help but wonder what is their secret? A big budget and access to best experts and personal trainers certainly play an important role. It may not be realistic or healthy for a real woman to lose weight so fast, but there are tips and tricks you can use once the doctor says you’re ready. Here are some doable and effective celebrity tips for restoring your pre-baby weight.

Healthy eating habits

Leading a healthy lifestyle before and after pregnancy enables you to lose extra pounds more quickly. Australian model Miranda Kerr said that yoga, breastfeeding, and healthy eating that includes a lot of vegetables, fish and lentils helped her lose weight so fast. Miranda got back on runway just two months after delivering her son. Also, you should remember that rigorous diets and starving yourself won’t lead you anywhere. A well-balanced diet might be the biggest factor in losing weight, especially for women who had a cesarean section and can’t exercise much at first. Halle Berry’s personal trainer recommends eating small portions of food every few hours and avoiding sodium-rich and fried food. Some of Berry’s favorite meals include homemade soups or fish with leafy greens like kale or spinach and brown rice.

Celebrity workout

Most experts agree that core work is very important because muscles of that area need to be rebuilt. According to Jessica Alba’s trainer, “a good fitness routine for new moms concentrates on increasing muscular strength, improving flexibility, and building back cardiovascular endurance.” Halle Berry exercised until she was seven months pregnant. The actress started working out again just a few weeks after pregnancy and reclaimed her red carpet look in less than four months. Her workout was a mixture of calorie-burning cardio with free weights, planks, and combinations of squats, lunges, and jumps. She changed the routine every week, and went hiking, jogging, or doing yoga. Most moms find it difficult to follow a strict program, but Berry’s trainer emphasizes the importance of doing any kind of exercise regularly.

Take baby steps

Losing weight so quickly after pregnancy is not a must-do, and although most women want their body back as soon as possible, it’s a better idea to take things slowly. Kelly Preston lost 42 pounds and restored her teenage figure 14 months after the birth of her son. Preston took a year off from acting and started exercising and using Organic Liaison, a weight-loss supplement program created by Kirstie Alley. Supermodel Niki Taylor lost 59 pounds in 13 months by eating healthy food – oatmeal sprinkled with berries and chicken broiled in coconut oil and exercising for at least 30 minutes every day. It’s important not to get frustrated about weight loss and be realistic with your expectations. Losing weight slowly is a healthier alternative because it gives your system time to adjust. There are also emotional benefits from it, since short-term goals are more achievable. Opting for a slow weight loss doesn’t mean that you need to neglect your looks and you can get useful shapewear to become a sexy mum.

Embrace your new life

Pregnancy is a rewarding experience that changes your life forever. The arrival of another human being makes you evolve as a person and it completely alters your priorities. Instead of worrying about few extra pounds, think about the ways your life has become richer since you’ve become a mum. Actress Kristen Bell said that she refuses to let her weight gain bother her. “You’re participating in the most beautiful cycle that this earth will allow—who cares if you put on weight for a few months or a year or two years?”, she said. Accepting changes are a part of the deal and in return you get so much more.

Celebrities know a trick or two when it comes to restoring pre-baby looks. Learn from their experience and use these ideas to look your best while enjoying in motherhood. 

About author:

Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She loves cooking, baking, sewing, spending quality time with her daughters and she’s passionate for writing. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Easy & Delicious Recipe of Zucchini for Babies Zucchini And Carrot Fritters


By- Hang Pham

 Here is another recipe for all of my Mommy Friends!!

Note:-

Zucchini, especially its skin, can cause some digestive upset for a few people, thus wait until your kid is about eight months, to serve zucchini.

Make sure to peel the zucchini prior to cooking it if your child is vulnerable to digestive upset.

 Zucchini And Carrot Fritters

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Ingredients:

  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium carrot
  • ½ cup of flour
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of Ricotta Cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
  • Olive oil

Preparation & Cooking Time:- 15 to 20 Minutes

Instructions:

  • Wash all the vegetables mentioned above well.
  • Peel & grate the zucchini and carrot and leave aside.
  • Chop the onion.
  •  Mix together all the vegetables in a bowl.
  •  Then, add ricotta cheese, flour, egg and pepper and once again mix well.
  •  Grease a frying pan lightly with some olive oil.
  •  Finally, add spoonfuls of the mixture on that pan and let it cook until golden brown.

Hope your child enjoys this yummy Fritters!!

All these zucchini recipes are nutritious and healthy for your baby. If you know any recipe with zucchini, then share with me and other readers by leaving in the comments box below.

Happy Cooking!

Guest Post by Hang Pham

Author Bio:

This guest post is by Hang Pham, a blogger with over 10 years of experience on searching the most effective remedies for beauty and health issues.

 

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Easy & Delicious Recipe of Zucchini for Babies Simple Zucchini Soup


By- Hang Pham

Here is another recipe of Zucchini just for you!!

Note:-

Zucchini, especially its skin, can cause some digestive upset for a few people, thus wait until your kid is about eight months, to serve zucchini.

Make sure to peel the zucchini prior to cooking it if your child is vulnerable to digestive upset.

Simple Zucchini Soup

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Ingredients:

- 1 medium zucchini

- 1 clove of garlic

- 1 medium potato

- 1 ½ cup of vegetable stock

- 1 tablespoon of yogurt

- Olive oil

Preparation Time: 20-25 Minutes 

Instructions:

  • In a small pan, saute the garlic and onion with olive oil until it becomes tender.
  • Take 1 potato and cut it into small cubes. Add it to the pan and cook for 15 minutes over very low heat.
  • Add cubed zucchini to it and cook for more five minutes.
  • Add the vegetable stock to it and let it come to a boil.
  • Finally, stir in the yogurt.
  • Your soup is now ready for use.

 Guest Post by Hang Pham

Author Bio:

This guest post is by Hang Pham, a blogger with over 10 years of experience on searching the most effective remedies for beauty and health issues.

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Easy & Delicious Recipe of Zucchini for Babies Zucchini Pea & Corn Puree


By- Hang Pham 

Zucchini is a good food choice to add to the diet. It is full of several nutrients required by our body as well as for the babies.

Zucchini provides vitamin C, manganese as well as other nutrients to your baby’s growth. In addition to that, it is loaded with folate, beta-carotene, potassium, and has a delicate flavor.

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Hence I have brought to you few recipes of Zucchini, especially for Babies!! Continue reading

Note:-

  • Zucchini, especially its skin, can cause some digestive upset for a few people, thus wait until your kid is about eight months, to serve zucchini.
  • Make sure to peel the zucchini prior to cooking it if your child is vulnerable to digestive upset.

 

Zucchini Pea And Corn Puree

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Ingredients:

- 2 small zucchinis

- 1 Cup of baby peas

- 1 Cup of corn kernels

Preparation Time: 10 Min

Instructions:

1. Firstly, in a medium saucepan, boil all the ingredients for around five minutes or until they become tender.

2. Remove all the excess water and keep it in another container.

3. In a food processor or with the help of a hand blender, blend all the vegetables together until you obtain a smooth paste.

4. If needed, you can add a little water to adjust the consistency.

 

Author Bio:

This guest post is by Hang Pham, a blogger with over 10 years of experience on searching the most effective remedies for beauty and health issues.

Happy Cooking!!

 

 

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4 Ways To Control Your Expenses After Having A Kid


By- Rajveer Khanna 

The birth of your child is one of the most awaited and special occasion for any family; but with it also comes the strain on the financials of the family. But as the newborn becomes your priority and at no cost would you want to compromise on the child’s needs, and the only way out is to plan and control your expenses well in advance. So while it is necessary to enjoy the upcoming birth of your child or a new born; it is also necessary to control your expenses; for a smoother financial ride after child birth.

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Budgeting daily expenses - There are a whole new list of expenses you will need to tackle such as baby food, diapers, medical advice; etc. While initially these may look like very small expenses they can actually easily add up to quite a huge amount; but yet cannot be ignored as they are necessary. Hence you can consider making a list in advance and then buying them in bulk; there are a lot of stores which will give you discounts or give some of the products free of cost as a promotional offer; if you purchase in bulk. Certain stores also provide coupons, (for eg. Rs 1000/- coupons if you buy worth of stuff for Rs 5000/-). Besides bulk buying; online shopping can also be considered; for items like older models of strollers and high chairs; etc which are generally offered online at very good deals. Also if you’re willing to buy used, visit sites such as eBay; and for unused items, try Amazon.com, which tends to have a pretty decent inventory of older models of things needed by younger children.

Clothes for your child- babies grow quickly and very soon outgrow their clothes, so instead of paying full price for their clothing check out gently used or even new items you might find at your local thrift store or on some online stores at much cheaper prices. Ebay is also a good option for hand me downs; but if you are hesitant to buy used clothes for your child from someone unknown; you could even consider hand me down clothes passed on from friends and relatives. This way you will not regret when you need to soon get rid of your baby’s outgrown clothes after just a few months. There are few stores which will also buy back clothes once your child has outgrown them. Once your child grows older; you would need to buy more new clothes as they would not want to wear hand me downs. But instead of spending a huge amount; keep a tab on the yearly sales held at stores generally right after the holidays and make it a yearly event to buy most of the clothes for your child at that time; another option is to also keep a look for discounts from last year collections.

Reduce the cost of extracurricular activities- while these can assist a child’s physical and social development amongst various other things; they can also cost parents a lot of money. But there are ways to pay less for children’s extracurricular activities, and still reap the benefits; such as try picking most activities close to home so that you can save on traveling time and costs. If you are considering sports then enroll early as you might get an “early bird” discount; also try finding classes which are offered at nominal fees at local community centers which are most of the time are on par with the comparatively expensive ones. While you want to inculcate an interest of other activities within your child; they do not need to be involved in everything. Hence observe what your child really enjoys and pick and choose only those activities; which will also encourage them to pursue this interest further.

Education for your child- being one of the most important factors related to the upbringing of your child; it is something you cannot take lightly. However the cost of education generally high in college; is now also becoming quite high during the earlier years of the child. Besides school fees; other expenses like uniforms; books, tuitions, etc. all add up to a huge amount. To help reduce the expenses you could if possible; try using books from relatives whose children had similar books; or look for stores which sell the same books at a lower cost. Try taking out time to help your child with homework and extra work rather than paying expensive tuition fees. While choosing their playgroup or school later on; do a thorough research of those in your area; and make a comparison on basis of fees as well as the quality of education; before making a selection for your child.

Finally, as a bonus tip – with the cost of education growing rapidly; it is important you invest for your child’s future education now; as that will make sure that you have the money later. For this you can consider keeping aside part of your money in secure investments like FDs and PPF accounts and rest into investments like ULIPs such as the ICICI Pru Smart Kid plan; and watch it grow.

 

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Canvas Champ- Memories on Canvas


By- Varda Agrawal

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There are many moments in our life, some special days, when we go click click … take some nice photos… Sometimes days are special … Or sometimes Special moments of, day today life are enough reasons, sometimes, random photos, just for fun!!! Continue reading

In today’s world of digital photography, we use digital cameras, smart phones etc to take photos … & not to forget selfies !! Whatever may be used for clicking the photos … our main motto is to capture precious moments of our life.

Since no cost is involved in clicking photos in digital camera or smart phones, we end up having countless number of photos, which we store & cherish. Among all of them, may be thousands & thousands of photos piled up … we actually print selected few of them.

And amongst all of them only one or two, or say handful of the photos we end up getting printed & photographed & framed… These ones are very very special, selected few, which we want to display in our homes or say office… The few ones, which we wish to keep in front of our eyes.

The other day, me & my hubby were sitting with our laptop, going through the photographs, old & new.. … Cherishing the beautiful moments of our life … our courtship, marriage, parenthood, our little prince … in all our journey together as a whole.

The idea of printing & framing few of them struck our mind… & we surely wanted something very unique & special as special moments of life which we had captured in those photos. Then we came across Canvas Champ & thought of going ahead with it…

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Canvas Champ is one of the largest printing houses, and have been around for more than 20 years.

Why CanvasChamp

  • Canvas Champ offers the best quality at lowest prices.
  • The ordering process is easy and convenient.
  • The free professional design and design proofs are provided upon request.
  • If ordering is done online the proofs are available immediately.
  • If professional help is needed, we can chat with or call the customer care person.
  • The products can be customized according to our needs & idea.
  • Guaranteed delivery of the product within stipulated time.
  • The clarity of the print is very good… the lifelike experience!
  • The most interesting thing about Canvas Champ is that the photos can be printed in wide variety of mediums & can be displayed in various ways like collage, mosaic, engrave, wall decals etc.
  • The various mediums used for printing is canvas , metal, acrylic , peel & Stick etc
  • The material used for printing is best according to the industry standards.
  • The packaging of the product is done very carefully, so that no damage is caused during the shipment, however if the damage is caused or if the quality of the print is not satisfactory… the product can be corrected or returned easily.
  • There is policy of refunding the money.
  • It is a great idea for gifting too!!!

So if like us if you are thinking of printing those special photos which are close to your heart or thinking of gifting a nice photo frame or if you wish to revamp your house with nice personalized wall decals… Go ahead with Canvas Champ… You can also take Canvas Print online!!

 

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Prediction of Ovulation


By Varda Agrawal,

After marriage, we .new age couples don’t wish to end up being pregnant very early. Unlike older generations, where more emphasis was given to building up a relation & enjoying the marital bliss. This honeymoon period of a married couple varies from couple to couple. For some it may be 1 year for some 2-3 years.

Then comes a phase where you wish to have a baby & start a family. But getting pregnant is not as easy as it seems…

Very few lucky couples end up getting pregnant in a singe month of trying for a baby. It is even harder for couples who live apart due to work commitments or have very busy schedules.

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As for contraception, you need to have knowledge on various aspects of human fertility & various methods of contraception; similarly for getting pregnant you need to know few aspects about male & female fertility.

The knowledge of ovulation plays a crucial role in the process of getting pregnant.

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Ovulation

Ovulation is the process of the release of an egg from the ovaries. The egg survives 2 days post ovulation in the female reproductive tract. These two days are considered most fertile days of the woman’s menstrual cycle. The chances are getting pregnant are more in these days.

So if you know your most fertile two days & you know its time to plan accordingly, and you are most likely to get pregnant!

There are various methods which are used to find out these fertile days. I have listed all of them for you… Some are age old while few are brand new!!

Calendar Method

If you have regular periods this method may work for you.

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Count back 12 days and then another four from the day your next period might start.  . You may ovulate during this five-day range.

Basal Body Temperature

Basal body temperature, or BBT, is your lowest body temperature in a 24-hour period

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Though we don’t feel the change, few days after ovulation, BBT rises. There is increase of only 0.4 to 1.0 degree Fahrenheit.

It can be detected by taking BBT every morning with a special thermometer.

This has to be noted everyday for few cycles.

Cervical Mucus

The days of ovulation can also be tracked by noting the vaginal discharge. The discharge that needs to be tacked is the cervical mucus, which changes during cycle.

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For most of the month, you may have very little of it and feel dry. But as ovulation approaches, you’ll notice much more cervical mucus. It’ll be clear, slippery, and stretchy.

Ovulation Predictor Kit

Ovulation Predictor Kit is the most modern & accurate technique of ovulation prediction.

i-know is the first ovulation kit launched in India.

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Every month when LH hormones are at its peak, ovulation is triggered. Ovulation predictor kit detects the peak level of LH in urine…

Every pack of i-know consists of 5 ovulation test kits.

These tests kits give you a positive result a day or two before you ovulate, giving you time to plan ahead. They work by telling you when your level of luteinizing hormone (LH) has gone up, which means one of your ovaries will soon release an egg.

After going through various methods of predicting ovulation, you will agree with me that Ovulation Test Kit is the most recommended one of….

Why do I Recommend the i-know Ovulation Test Kit

  • In all other methods to know the accurate days of ovulation, tracking has to be done throughout the month, for several months, whereas accurate Ovulation days are predicted just by taking test few days a month.

  • The days on which the test is to be performed, can be identified from the information given on the leaflet provided in the pack.

  • The accuracy acquired is 99.9%.

  • It is convenient.

  • It gives you results 2 days prior to Ovulation… hence planning can be done.

  • It is easy to use.

So if you are planning for a baby, please note the various methods of ovulation prediction… As far as I am concerned I will recommend the Use of i-know Ovulation Test kit, which is the most modern, accurate & convenient… very suitable for the new age women wishing for motherhood!!

 

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Top 10 Effective Home Remedies For Constipation In Infants


By- Hang Pham

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When the bowel movements of an infant are less regular than normal, he or she may suffer from constipation. In addition, there are also other signs such as straining more than normal to pass stool, a firm tummy, refusing to eat due to discomfort, and even blood in the stool. This problem can result from the consumption of new solid food, dehydration, and lack of activity. If your kid suffers from constipation frequently, you should consult a pediatrician. However, you can also try using some natural home remedies below to aid in dealing with mild constipation.

1. Prune Juice

Both prunes and prune juice are high in fiber, which will assist in bulking up stool content and promoting its passage easily through your kid’s digestive tract. Moreover, they are also good sources of sorbitol that is a great colonic stimulant and helps to create and release the bowel movements.

Directions:

• Firstly, combine water and prune juice at the ratio of 3:1 in a clean bottle.
• Then, mix them together.
• After that, give this bottle to your baby.
• Finally, you just need to wait for this juice to do its work!

2.Add High-Fiber Foods

As you know, fiber helps to make the stools softer by drawing liquid into them, which makes them bulkier & easier to pass. In case your kid has started consuming solid foods, try to add some fiber-rich foods in their diet.
Directions:
• Simply, add some high-fiber foods, like broccoli, peaches, pears, skinless apples, or peas, to your kid’s diet. You can even feed these boiled or pureed.
• Or, you can also try baby cereals that have bran or barley.
• Another option, you may give your kid an adequate amount of cooked grains such as barley, quinoa, or oats.
• Moreover, breastfeeding mothers need to add more fiber-rich foods to their daily diet.

3. Exercise

Using certain exercises is also one of other home remedies for constipation in infants. They help to improve the digestive tract and regulate the bowel movements, thus treating constipation easily. In fact, active babies will suffer less from constipation, stomach pain, and gas.
Directions:
• Keep your baby on his or her back. Then, hold his or her legs in a half of bent posture. Now, gently move his or her legs in a way, as if he or she is pedaling a bicycle. You should do this process at a steady pace. This exercise is a fun for your baby and helps to loosen up the intestines.
• Another exercise, carry your kid around in a squat posture. Then, elevate his or her legs in a way as if he or she is squatting on the forearm like a frog or bunny. It will exert pressure on the rectum of your baby and help your baby to defecate.


4. Massage His Or Her Tummy

This is considered as another great remedy for constipation in infants. Gently massaging your baby’s stomach and lower abdomen will stimulate bowel movements. In addition, they can also aid in relieving colic pain and gas in infants. Moreover, a gentle massage also helps to give your baby a sound sleep.
Directions:
• Firstly, put your kid in a lying position.
• Then, put a little of warmed coconut or olive oil on his or her stomach.
• Working your index fingers widths away from his or her navel, gently massage your baby’s stomach clockwise for 3 to 5 minutes.
• You should massage this area for a few times during the day till your baby has a bowel movement.
5. Warm Bath
Giving your baby a warm bath is also a good way to treat constipation. Warm water aids in relaxing all the muscles of the body, especially the tensed rectal muscles caused by the pain of constipation.
Directions:
• For better results, you should add 2 to 3 teaspoons of baking soda to the bathwater. This can help to make the child feel easy to have a bowel movement.
6. Increase Fluid Intake

Keeping the body hydrated is essential for frequent bowel movements. For infants, the great options are water and milk that keep them hydrated as well as help the function of their digestive tract smoothly. This will help to prevent gas and constipation and have regular bowel movements.
Directions:
• Simply, give your kid water to drink regularly. To improve digestion, you should give your baby warm water.
• Apart from water, you can also breastfeed your kid or give her or him milk.
7. Sugar Solution
Some experts recommend using brown sugar to cure constipation in infants. It helps to make the stool softer, so your kid can have a bowel movement fast and regularly.
Directions:
• Firstly, mix half a teaspoon of brown sugar in one ounce of clean water.
• Then, stir them thoroughly until the brown sugar dissolves completely.
• Now, give your baby this solution for 3 times per day before feeding her or him formula food.
8. Probiotics
Some infants who suffer from constipation can benefit from probiotics. This is a great dose of live bacteria that is similar to bacteria present in the gut naturally.
According to a study in the journal of JAMA Pediatrics in 2014, Using lactobacillus reuteri prophylactically during the first three months of life reduce the appearance of functional gastrointestinal disorders, including constipation, Gastroesophageal reflux, and colic.
Directions:
• Simply, give your child probiotics by feeding her or him a little yogurt with live cultures.
• Or, you can also buy a probiotic supplement that is suitable for infants after consulting your pediatrician.
9. Lubrication To Anus
You can take a water-based lubricant and then apply it to the anus of your baby. It will aid in lubricating the excretory passage, thereby reducing the discomfort.
Another option, when changing your baby’s diaper, rub around the anus and gently wipe it off. It will encourage her or him poop.
10. Fennel Seeds
Using fennel seeds is also beneficial in treating constipation in infants. They help to encourage a smooth movement in your baby’s digestive tract, which leads to healthy digestion and frequent bowel movements. Fennel seeds also aid in preventing gas.
Directions:
• At first, add crush 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds and then add it to 2 cups of clean water.
• Then, boil it and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
• After that, strain the liquid and allow it to get cool.
• Now, give 1/2 or 1 teaspoon of this water to your baby for a few times per day.
• Moreover, breastfeeding mothers can also drink fennel tea for 2 or 3 times per day.
I have recently given you a few of effective home remedies for constipation in infants and hope that you will expect my next articles related to other health issues!
Guest Post by Hang Pham
Author Bio:
This guest post is by Hang Pham, a blogger with over 10 years of experience on searching the best solutions for health and beauty problems.

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