Monday 25 March 2019

Ways to Calm Down Colicky Baby

Hey Mommies! 

Let's me start by asking how does it feel when your infant cries uncontrollably and you can’t find the reason? Isn't so distressing for a mother not to be able to figure out the reason why the baby is crying despite fulfilling his needs? 

I always felt that infancy is the most difficult stage of baby's life when the baby himself can't express what's troubling him and leaves the parents absolutely powerless how to tackle the situation. It's obvious that the babies will express their physical and emotional hurts by crying, but an intense crying with no identifiable reason that transforms into a frequent screaming episode same time every day is termed as 'Colic'. Luckily, colic is not associated with any health problem and is believed to be linked to indigestion, trapped wind or temporary gut sensitivity. Though colic condition gets resolved on its own eventually, but the parents definitely need to know some measures and remedies that might relieve the baby from this prolonged crying for the moment. So here are some tried n tested ways that worked for my baby & I'm sure your little one might respond to some of these when needed-

  • For a colic-affected baby, a belly rub can be quite useful. For this, simply lay the baby on his back on your lap and gently move your palms on his abdomen with light pressure in rhythmic circles in the clockwise direction. You may even use a non-allergic massage oil for belly rub. 
  • An easy way to release trapped gas is to engage the baby in some body exercise. I found bicycle legs, bent legs to be the easiest yet practical ones for the purpose. 
  • Some babies respond really well to face-down holding position. For this, the parent should place his hand under baby's belly and the baby's head should be on your forearm. This posture will help putting pressure on baby's tummy and will relieve uncomfortable gas that causes crying.

    I used to apply a homemade paste of asafoetida mixed with water on my baby's tummy when he would face the issue. And the good news is that the same remedy is now available in the form of ready-to-use Tummy Roll-On.
  • One of the trustworthy babycare brands, Mother Sparsh has recently introduced this #AyurvedicHomeRemedy made of 5 effectives oils that aim to treat colic naturally. 
The combination of Hing Oil, Pudina Oil, Sonth Oil, Saunf Oil and Sova Oil effectively reduces stomach discomforts caused due to gas, acidity or indigestion in infants and children. The benefits of Asafoetida are well-known as one of the most handy home remedy for colic in infants. It's anti-flatulence properties help in digestion. It lets the baby release intestinal gas and minimises discomfort. Saunf Oil used in the roll-on helps the baby to burp and be a #colicfreebaby.
The small size and light-weight packaging makes the #TummyRollOn a travel-friendly item that moms can easily toss in baby's diaper bag. You need to apply the product on baby's stomach directly around the naval area. 
The best part is that the #100%Ayurvedic formula is skin-safe, non-toxic and free of chemicals which gives the confidence to use it without worries of any side-effects. Also the product is worth a try for the affordable price point. You may order it online too.
It might take time to get through this phase of #parenting and if you can't pinpoint the remedy that would certainly work, simply try alternative remedies everytime to find what suits your little one's best. I'm sure your baby will soon be a happy and #ColicFreeBaby.
Happy Parenting!

Wednesday 20 March 2019

How To Win Against Baby’s Dry Skin?

Whoever has experienced motherhood would agree that women can never forget the moment when their freshly delivered bundles of cuteness were handed over to them. It was an incredible experience for me as well. I was delighted to touch him, but felt alarmed at the appearance of that extra-soft brand new baby. I had expected him to have so-called 'baby-soft' skin, but it looked dry and flaky. As a first-time mom, I tried comforting myself by reassuring that the baby's skin will become normal after regulating his internal temperature and swept passed the worrying thoughts for the moment. 

Just like every educated new-age mom, I made sure not to use any of the adult bathing products on my baby and would buy products meant for little one's delicate skin. While the skin peeling was still happening on baby's legs, shoulders, ankles; I noticed that the baby's skin won't retain moisture for longer despite quick absorption and repeated application of moisturiser and would show signs of skin irritation occasionally. Probably, the product I used for my baby wasn't specifically formulated for this age group. 

And then came the eye-opener realisation, that I need to switch to some dermatologically developed moisturising lotion that gently cares for skin's specific needs. After a thorough research, I put my faith in Sebamed, one of the safest baby-care product brands and thought of giving it's Baby Lotion a try.  
What intrigued me about testing Sebamed Baby Lotion which made me aware that healthy skin's normal pH value should be 5.5 and maintaining this pH value leads to essential skin renewal, guards skin from infections and imparts a healthy glow. Optimal protection and compatibility with the skin is only achieved with a pH value of 5.5. Now if you're wondering why baby'skin needs such extra care? The reason is that a baby is born with  skin pH 7 and it is ideal to use baby skin care products with pH 5.5 to help develop a protective Acid Mantle faster to prepare his skin against harmful environmental influences.
I was convinced to have picked a skin-safe baby lotion that could not just add moisture to his skin, but also prevent moisture already in the skin from evaporating. Since that day it's been a vital product in my baby's diaper bag that I would carry along everywhere. The easy-to-use packaging makes it so convenient to squeeze little amount of lotion and apply in a jiffy. I somehow like the color theme of Sebamed baby products' packaging in soothing white and blue colors. A thumbs up for botanical fragrance which is really pleasant. 
The non-irritating lotion is gentle enough to suit baby skin after few weeks of birth and nurtures his skin without being harsh. The mothers whose infants have minor skin conditions can use Sebamed products after checking with a paediatrician since all their products fulfill #pH5point5 criteria. 
Dryness can sometimes be really uncomfortable for your little one. But a light body massage given to #SebamedBaby after bath will hydrate him well with extra nourishment. 

I’m happy I made healthy choices for my baby!

Thursday 14 March 2019

Sassy Babydoll to Snuggly Night Suits : The Best Summer Nightwears

Given the rising temperatures of the summer season, women like me are already into a spree to give our wardrobe a makeover for the season. I know many of you might be following the fashion spotlight to get your hands on something exclusive, but I'm heading to buy some incredibly soft and breathable 'nightwear' for myself. Because comfy nightwear is one of the most important pieces of clothing in a women's wardrobe. Nightwear comes in all sorts of styles, from matching pyjama sets, cami tops, sleep shirts and babydolls. Whichever style you choose, it’s crucial to pay attention to the fit and support.

Today I've rounded up the top must-have summer nightwear for women -

Flirty Babydoll:
Amp up your nightwear wardrobe with the flirty babydoll. While most babydolls are made of sheer, semi-transparent, see-through material; these are available in a range of classic silk, lycra, chiffon materials too for the ultimate bedtime comfort. With the new arrival of babydoll nightwear styles, not only the younger women but anybody and everybody can flaunt these playful, eye-catching nightwear with confidence. Just be careful to choose something that compliments your figure. A babydoll nightdress with a robe on the top is definitely a fascinating nightwear this summer.
Dreamy Shorts Set:
For the lovers of shorts, a luxurious sleep set is perfect for that modest, effortless look. One can opt for a top with ruffles and rushes in the bust line for a different look. For many of us, such nightwears actually are enough to double as basics in our everyday wardrobe. Another cool idea is to add some funky accessories and you can end up getting ready in a sassy beach costume.

Elegant Night Suit:

Be your best, most free-spirited self in this nightsuit dress made for running through a hell lot of chores without worries of changing even when you're in your nightdress till mid-noon. In fact one can wear this from dusk 'til dawn. I can skip all the laces, prints and adornments in favour of such a graceful look. 

Breezy Shirt Dress:

For those who don't like the feeling of full pyjamas in bed and aren't comfortable in shorts, a knee-length shirt dress or sleep shirt is an ideal loose-fitted piece of garment that you'd love being enveloped in those sweaty nights. Its light-weight fabric keeps the heat off. Also because of the length of shirt dresses, they beautifully expose the woman's legs. I'm particularly obsessed with shirt dresses with quirky prints and catchy quotes on them.


There’s no escaping the love for all things glamour; but whatever is your age, body type, preference or price tag, just make sure a nightwear that’s comfortable in all the right places is what your body demands. It should feel blissfully soft to the skin and should have an element of tease ;) Regardless of the fashion trends, go for fabrics that are skin-friendly. Last but not least, choose proper undergarments that hold everything in place.

Hope you’re sorted for the season!


Tuesday 12 March 2019

Open Doors to New Opportunities With TUBBR Networking

'Networking' is quite a well-favoured term in today's digital world. And why not! it is because of networking that we can provide beneficial support to each other and survive in this competitive world relatively easily. For the content creators like me, it becomes more important that we should invest time and effort into getting our networking right and with the like-minded people.

I always dreamt of having an access to some software or app that could bring in 'relevance' into my existing networking which is above and beyond just following each other. Recently, I came across an interesting app called TUBBR which is world’s first Personal Social Network. By the term Personal social network, don't visualize it as a Private Network that restricts building working relationships.
Rather, it's referred as personal for the reason that it gives a user complete control over his content to what his followers/subscribers should be allowed to see.
Basically, TUBBR is a platform to showcase your creative content in form of stories which are published on your Walls. The walls, which are usually theme-oriented, can be given visibility as per your preference like Personal, Public. You can also collaborate and co-create with people on specific things you are passionte about. Even two individuals can have their very own private timeline to share their moments & stories and keep them to themselves.

When I bagan publishing my content initially, I had no idea how much admiration it may get in terms of number of subscribers and reactions of my stories. Really it's a great boost for an influencer when you get relevant audience instead of spammers ;) I owe some good professional connections to this app. I must admit how convenient yet rewarding TUBBR is.
I would recommend all the content creators to download TUBBR networking app because the key to gain higher visibility is 'appropriate networking'. Using TUBBR on your smartphone, you can upload your content on-the-go in a matter of few minutes.
If you're wondering how to go about being a part of this huge family of content creators on TUBBR, here is a video tutorial that briefs you on the central idea. I hope I could excite you enough to start using this app. But here is a catch, TUBBR currently is available only through exclusive invites. It simply means you have to request for an Access Code before you jump-in for the fun. Fikar not, I'm here to offer fellow writers, bloggers and followers to download the app by clicking here on using my TUBBR Access Code i.e. WEFD98. Remember to be the first one to join as I have only 100 limited invites. Once a new user joins the TUBBR family, 5 exclusive invites are allotted to the user to bring others onboard. Isn't it so cool!!
I think I had shared every required insight of TUBBR to bring you on board. I'll be excitedly waiting to subscribe you for some awesome content and expand my support network. The bottomline is that taking active steps towards building and maintaining a network is essential to influence things positively.

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Promote Health & Hygiene Natural Way ft. Wet n Dry Personal Care

Wet & Dry Personal Care is a healthcare and wellness company born out of a passion for creating innovative health and hygiene products and solutions for the evolving consumer needs. W&D promotes health & hygiene through many brands and I got to try some of the products from them.

After trying the products for more than 3 weeks, I'm happy with the products efficacy. So here is a brandwise portfolio of the products-

The first brand under W&D is NatureSure that offers a range of 100% pure and natural products for the health, wellness and personal care of the entire family. Their products are formulated with top quality ingredients at GMP and ISO-certified manufacturing units. From NatureSure range, I received some health supplements and some oils.

Mind Shakti tablets are packed with over 100 nutrients, including 12 vitamins and minerals and nearly 80 powerful antioxidant or anti-inflammatory compounds. They also replenish all the eight essential amino acids that our body needs to grow, repair and maintain cellular health. They supply Omega-3 and Omerga-6 which are essential for the brain and body’s growth. These tablets are rich in Behenic acid, which facilitates quick absorption of nutrients in the body. With these nutrients, these tablets help to boost memory, concentration and attention.
Ganoderma Capsules are made with 100% pure Ganoderma lucidum, also known as Reishi Mushroom or LingZhi, and often called the Mushroom of Immortality. These capsules help you achieve stamina and endurance, promotes immunity. It reduces oxidative stress in the brain and elevates mood, reduces depression, stress and anxiety. These can be consumed by men and women both.
LungsPure Capsules blend ancient Ayurvedic herbs such as Vasa, Guduchi, Dhanyaka, Kantakari, Haridra, Shunthi, Bharangi and Pippali with modern Western herbs such as Pine Bark and Oregano. They remove excess congestion, heal damage caused by pollutants and smoke, detoxify and restore healthy functioning of lungs. Taking LungPure will ensure ease in breathing by reducing respiratory problems.
All these supplements come in 60 units bottles each. The packaging is light weight and is easy to carry around. None of the tablets leave any unpleasant taste in mouth. The effectiveness of any supplements usually takes a minimum of 2-4 weeks to begin to work. It also depends on the level of deficiency in a person's body. So it's advisable to patiently consume these for around 4-6 weeks to see your symptoms improving. 
Another prominent category of NatureSure products is their range of Oils. Here's what I tried:

Jonk Oil: Frankly speaking, I never heard of Jonk oil in my life before I got to receive this one. Infact I couldn't find any brand offering similar jonk oil and don't know what it is exactly made of ;) Anyhow I had to try this for the review. So before I could put it on my hair, I smelled it first and realised that the smell is not so pleasant. That means you can't apply this oil and step out, rather consider it an effective hair care therapy bottled for you to use without hassle. The oil came out easily when I shampooed my hair. And I was surprised to untangle my hair easier than always. I mean it's not a common scenario that I like something in first use. So thumbs up from my side.
Hair Growth Oil: It's a blend of pure herbs including sesame (til), bhringraj (keshraj), neeli bhringadi, mahamohi (dhatura) and trifla. It smells like an ayurveda based decoction and is not unpleasant. It spreads easily, cures dry/flaky scalp and gives deep nourishment. The regular use of Hair Growth Oil prevents occurrence of split ends and dandruff & enhances hair growth. 
Blackseed Oil: It's prepared from high-grade Nigella seeds and is totally undiluted and cold-pressed. 
It cannot only be applied topically but can be consumed orally. It's said  to help in curing breathing related issues, period pains, strengthening bones, building immunity, aiding breast milk secretion in lactating mothers.
All these oils come in 110ml bottle packed in outer cardboard box with complete details printed on them. The bottles have tiny hole piercing in the cap to take out oil without fear of spilling it off. These high quality oils are offered at pocket-friendly prices. 
Yet another brand under name of which W&D sells a unique product is NEUD.
NEUD Natural Hair Inhibitor is an advanced formula made of 100% natural ingredients and plant extracts. It smells floral and is absolutely safe for all skin types. The product comes in a pump dispenser bottle of glass which I don't consider travel-friendly. The product has to be applied like a usual lotion on hair-free skin twice a day. Once massaged properly, it penetrates to the level of hair follicle sac, targets the roots of hair shaft and internally deactivates the hair bulb activities responsible for hair growth. It results in restricted growth of unwanted body hair. It's a painless method for getting rid of unwanted body hair on face, chin, underarms, bikini area or any other body parts. It can be used by both men and women to reduce hair growth of unwanted body hair.
P.S. All the products vary in performance person to person and might take longer than expected to show results.