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Baby skincare in winters: products you need for optimal care

Dry, Cracked, Chapped. Possibly the most uncomfortable words to hear during winters, isn’t it? The new mommy days are a frightful mix of both happiness and horror for all the challenges it brings along when it comes to taking care of their little ones, especially their tender skin. As if established already - unending lullabies, sleepless nights, nothing’s ever easy in the baby paradise. Babies tend to develop skin issues like eczema especially in the first few years after their birth which may require a little more than applying layers...

Universal Children’s Day – Let Nature Nurture

Why do we want them to breath fresh air? Or walk barefoot on the grass? Dew drops kissing their tiny feet as they hop and jump in joy? Because we believe in nature’s ways of nurturing our children. From the food they eat to the air they breathe to the water they drink to the oil they apply, how we wish they were laden with only nature’s best. Universally, as parents, “Making good choices” is our only mantra for our children. Don’t you agree? This year, on Universal...

A NOSTALGIC TRIP DOWN THE MEMORY LANE

Dussehra a festival of victory, also called Vijayadashami marks the triumph of Rama, an Avatar of Vishnu, over Ravana. Through popular T.V shows, movies, comics and books ever written on the great epic, we all have a sizeable idea of the abduction that led to Ravana’s defeat at the hands of Lord Rama. Dussehra is derived from the Sanskrit words Dasha (“ten”) and hara (“defeat”). To commemorate the legendary saga as old as time, Dussehra is celebrated on the 10th day of the month of Ashina (September-October), which happens...

Children’s Mental Health: Know The Signs And Reasons

Celebrated on the 10th of October every year, World Mental Health Day seeks to spread awareness and understanding of issues related to Mental Health and break the chain of words flippantly used to address its causes. It seeks to ensure that proper awareness prevails and the stigmas attached to these sensitive topics are busted for the society to function properly. While the past years we as a society may have evolved much more than ever as far as Mental health awareness is concerned, there is yet a...

The Coming Together of Ayurveda and Baby Care

Ayurveda through the years has seen a major resurgence, not just in its native land but also worldwide. More than being a mere system that encapsulates the wholesome treatment of illnesses and ailments, Ayurveda is a tradition. It has since times immortal stayed a vital and dynamic part of the integration between the environment, and the human body, which means Ayurveda and Immunity go hand in hand. The Tri-Dosha The five pure eternal substances namely-fire (Tejas); water (Jala); space/ ether (ākāśa); air (vāyu); earth (pṛthvī) combine to form the human...

THE HOLISTIC APPROACH TO BABY CARE

"You can take an Indian out of India, but not India out of an Indian." What is the significance of this saying? Why is it that no matter where we Indians go, we cannot let go of our beliefs, our rituals, our ideas, our culture, our music, our art or anything that has the fragrance of our unprocessed traditions attached to it? There’s a reason why that is. We Indians are born into a close-knit household which gives form to our ideas and beliefs in ways no other place can....

5 WAYS TO PREVENT DRY SKIN IN BABIES

The touch of your baby’s satin-smooth skin is a sensation like none other. As your tiny bundle of joy adapts to the new world outside the womb, their skin often suffers the effects of the harsh environment. Your one such concern can be that of drying skin. Winters especially can aggravate this problem and lead to excessive drying in the form of dry patches, rough-grainy texture, tight appearance, and deep cracks on your little angel’s face and body. Not only is your baby’s skin thinner than yours but...

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New Motherhood Figure-out-ables!

A boat of Mixed Emotions Motherhood is an ocean of emotions, of mixed feelings and lots of fond memories. One time you’ll be frustrated, at other times you’ll be grinning from ear to ear, each time your baby makes it all, more of magic and less of mundane. Your child’s first smile, the first ever word, the first ever walk cannot be compared to anything. It goes above and beyond even the most remarkable moments of your life. The first year after having a baby can be life changing. Getting used...

Nature & Nurture – The source of life

The true spirit of the human body blooms in nature, as nature and human life are all made of the same essential substances. In Ayurveda, we recognize five elements or ‘Panchabhootas’, the source of Prana or Life, which exist in different proportions in the human body. Akasha, Space or Ether - the first element, represents the empty spaces within, vibrations and frequencies within the body, cosmic and spiritual experiences. Air, the second element, which comes out of Etheric responsible for all movements – it enhances the flow...