DIY- Recipes and More, Mother and Baby

Padsicles: The Ultimate Postpartum DIY

June 12, 2016
Padsicles-DIY

Padsicles? May sound funny but it is a life saver during those postpartum days. Much like popsicles, these are frozen treats for all the soreness and ache down south. Ahem. Whether you’ve had a natural no-meds labour, hours long ordeal with an epidural or a c-section- these are a must have for all new moms as they will soothe and heal your swollen, sore vagina/perineal muscles. Continue Reading…

Breastfeeding, DIY- Recipes and More

Lactation Tea Recipe

May 31, 2016
Lactation Tea Recipe

I made this tea and had it warm during my 40 days postpartum- I think it helped me build supply and lose some weight too. Of course, a good, nutrient- rich diet along with it will do wonders too. Please remember this is not the time to diet and lose weight- focus on building a healthy bond with your baby. Continue Reading…

DIY- Recipes and More

DIY Toy Disinfectant

May 11, 2016
DIY toy disinfectant

Baby G loves to put everything in her mouth- toys, tv remote’s, diapers, her fist and even her foot! and every time she does this, it makes me paranoid. I washed all her toys, sometimes even steamed them to sterilise them before every use until it exhausted me and I resorted to only washing them or soaking in boiling water. This too is a little time consuming so I found a quick and completely non-toxic way to clean and disinfect my baby’s playthings. Continue Reading…

Breastfeeding, DIY- Recipes and More

The Ultimate Lactation Smoothie Recipe

May 7, 2016
The ultimate lactation smoothie recipe

As breastfeeding mothers of young babies, we are constantly worrying if our baby is feeding enough.  It is especially difficult to measure feeds if we’re not using a bottle so we are left to count wet diapers, keep a close eye on weight gain etc. A lot of new mums are concerned about low supply so today, I will  share a recipe with you which will help boost your milk supply.  Not only is it a healthy and highly nutritious addition to your diet but  will keep you feeling full for longer. Continue Reading…

Breastfeeding

Is your milk supply really low?

May 2, 2016

My breastfeeding journey has had it’s fair share of ups and downs. I remember being utterly exhausted from continuous hour long feeds every single day and up until her 7th month- Baby G sucked all through the night despite being on solids. If I dared to pull away for a little relaxation, she would wake up and cry. She also preferred to sleep in my lap with nipple in mouth and the minute I put her down- she’d cry as if in intense pain.  During my pregnancy , I thought breastfeeding was as simple as attaching a baby to nipple where he’d meet with an endless supply of my bosom nectar. Boy! Was I wrong!. Breastfeeding is HARDWORK ( sorry mommy’s to be- not putting you off) but it’s also worth it. It connects you with your baby in an unexplainable way and when you cradle your baby and feed it- you feel intense love and immensely rewarded for nourishing your baby. Continue Reading…

Baby

How to calm a crying, fussy baby?

April 11, 2016

All babies are fussy- some unusually more so. And it can drive parents to their wits end as they go through a mental checklist:

 tummy full: check

-diaper clean: check

no clothes sticking to booty: check

too hot/too cold: check 

and so on…

But still no improvement. Baby G was an incredibly hard baby to please so I had to try almost everything I read, heard or came up with to calm her down. So, here are some of the ways you can calm your young one: Continue Reading…

Baby health & nutrition

How to protect your baby from Dengue

April 7, 2016
How to protect your baby from dengue

Dengue is a health scare in Pakistan and all over the world too with an estimated 100m cases reported worldwide every year. With summer creeping in on us in Lahore and the lawn mania spreading like wildfire, we have mosquito mania taking over too. It is of utmost importance to protect ourselves and our little ones from dengue. Please read on to find out more about it. Continue Reading…

Baby health & nutrition

So…Is it really colic?

April 7, 2016
Is it really colic

During pregnancy, I often imagined my time with my baby as a picture perfect one- a cooing , gurgling baby cradled in my lap; who smiled often, cried a little, slept aplenty with my hair curled round his finger. Alas! how wrong I was. What occurred instead baffled me- Baby G would scream like she was in intense pain and would scream for hours on end- with fists curled, back arched and legs stuck to her tummy. She would either pass gas or struggle to pass it or she would in between screams be stuck to my boob- lapping greedily for hours on end especially during late hours of the night from after midnight till 6-7 am. Everyday. A maddening rush to the hospital ended up with doctors comforting me with vague explanation: Continue Reading…