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Essentials For Your Baby After Birth

Mums, the biggest urge to shop for the soon-to-arrive bundle is strongest during the final months… You may have been a controlled-shopper till now, but as the day approaches nearer and you know that your mobility is somewhat going to be restricted for the first few days or weeks, you want to stock up on everything for the little one.

It is an awesome experience to shop for your infant, but sometimes, we end up with goods that will have no use for the first few months, and will be a total waste of money and space back home.

To make it a little easier for you, we made a list of the essentials you would actually need once the baby has arrived:

1. Baby lotion, baby powder, baby cream, baby shampoo, nappy rash cream. You may also go for a top-to-toe baby wash that can be used on the head as well as the body. Check what suits your baby’s skin and your pocket.

2. You will need to stock up on loads of cloth nappies. During the first few days you will have to discard the nappy each time after it gets soiled.

3. Dettol. You need to disinfect all of baby’s clothes with the antiseptic.

4. Baby thermometer. The latest in the market is a strip that needs to be placed on baby’s forehead for as little as 15 seconds to see the temperature. You may also go for the traditional ones or the new ones that come with a beep once the temperature is recorded.

5. Baby dresses. Only buy in pure cotton for summers. Go for the ones which have buttons in the front as buttons in the back are uncomfortable for baby to sleep and can hurt their skin.

6. Baby bed linen. You usually get a full set that comprises of a sheet, a night suit, a cap, small pillow and a spread. Also, buy a baby comforter or blanket as per the weather.

7. Antiseptic cream for baby.

8. Baby booties and mittens.

9. Baby nail-cutters. You will be surprised to see how soon the nail growth takes place in babies. You trim baby’s nails and they will be back to their sharp and grown stage within 3-4 days!

10. Infant/Baby diapers. For the first few weeks you will need to take baby for regular check-ups. Doctors will advise you to put them in a diaper during such visits.

11. Baby carrier.

12. Dim lights. With a new-born in the room you would require to have some light on even when it’s goodnight time.

13. Baby scrap-book. Get this if you want to keep a track of your little one from the time of birth.

14. Sanitizer. You would need a big bottle of sanitizer right after baby’s birth as relatives and well-wishers begin to pour in and you would want them to first clean their hands.

15. Baby cot. You may not make baby sleep in the cot during the night, in most Indian households, babies always sleep together in the same bed with their parents. But during the day, when you are busy in other work or when you need your own rest, it is a good idea to keep baby in the baby cot during sleep time. This will also help baby sleep better.

16. Baby wipes. These will be your saviour for at least the next 3-4 years.
17. Baby Sweaters and jackets

18. Last and one of the most important on the list – A BABY NAME !!!


Everyday Ways To Connect To Your Little One

Mommies, ready for a fun week ahead with your little one? Come on, as much as your little darling makes you tear out your hair, accept the truth that your baby also makes you go back to those fun playful days of your own childhood, isn’t it? There is absolutely so much you can do with your little one, playing and doing things together and bonding!

You do spend a lot of time with your little one, but other than diapers and feeds and schoolwork, are you really spending that fun time together? Why not book a full hour of one-on-one fun with your little one? If your baby is too young to speak, pick her up in your arms and talk to her with lots and lots of smiles. Hear the giggles and gurgles, make some of your own and be a baby with baby!

Massage time is essential time for baby’s growth and development, and massage time can be an important connect time too. Remove all the noise from the room and make it your and baby’s special time; as the little one enjoys your caring fingers shaping and strengthening those little baby arms and legs, sing a rhyme or play a lullaby or share a story. You’ll be amazed at how soon your little one learns these stories and rhymes!

Time for a bath? Of course there are a lot of bath toys that your baby loves, but what about baby’s best friend jumping in to play with water as well! YOU Mamma! Splash spray and squirt…have fun, play with water with your baby as you clean up your little one, and have some cuddly moments as baby comes wrapped in a towel right in your arms!

Bath over its time for a sleep? As the baby mobile or the rhyme-toy plays a lullaby, sing to your baby, look into those little bright eyes and bring in the sleep fairy…your baby will love the bed-time ritual, we promise!

Going out for a little walk with little one? Identify the birds and flowers as baby toddles along with those baby steps..

Play together….what more fun to have some baby-mamma time together than to play along with baby and baby’s favourite toys!

Create..take a few old paper sheets and use all kinds of colours you can. Baby crayons are quite a fun way to colour up the day! And sometimes, it’s okay to let your little one get a little dirty, of course under constant adult supervision.

Books That Help Young Parents

As young parents, there are many questions that will come up million times as you begin the new phase of life with your little one. Sometimes, you may have family and friends around who can help with practical and real advice, but most of the times, you’re pretty much on your own.

While it’s true that parenting doesn’t come from a book, it’s also true that these days, you can read about and understand almost everything related to babies and parenting. We decided to tell you about a few books that we feel might help you and your partner as a parent:

1. What To Expect Before You’re Expecting: If you are still a couple who is looking forward to begin a family, it’s a good idea to read this one together. From the author of the world’s bible in pregnancy and childcare, this books helps you plan a healthy pregnancy for a healthy baby, with advice on how to conceive, practical tips and reassuring advice – a must-have guide for all parents-to-be.

2. What To Expect BabySitter and Nanny Handbook:If you are trying to make time as a couple while having a little one at home, chances are, you may be taking the help of a babysitter or a carer. The book provides information for anyone who is looking after a baby/child, from birth till 6 years of age. With information from why babies cry, how to talk to a baby and how and what to do for baby in an emergency, this is one book that every baby home should have.

3. 101 Most Important Things You Need To Know Before You Have A Baby:Ready to embark on this exciting journey? Then read this book together with your partner to read about topics like time management, patience, faith, memories, laughter, hope and gives you simple tips and tricks that help you create a balance in life.

4. 365 Days of Baby Love:Wonderful ways to help parents and babies enrich each others’ lives – playing, growing and exploring with babies from birth till 2 years of age.

5. The Secret Language of Babies:Understand what your baby is trying to tell you and make parenting a little more easier and fun!

6. Smile Baby Smile:A cute book that gives you useful thoughts and ideas to stop baby crying and bring back those smiles, for your little one and you!

7. Trouble-Free Travel With Children:Packed with over 700 helpful hints for parents on the go.From fussy newborns to demanding toddlers, this book gives ideas to make your family trip a fun and memorable one!

8. Siblings Without Rivalry:Not a new parent but concerned about how the new baby will affect your older one! This book offers practical and sensitive advice on how to make your siblings grow together with love, making you smile each day.

9. Games Babies Play From Birth To Twelve Months:Tells you about games and structured activities designed to stimulate the intellectual development and motor skills of infants.

10. Juggling Twins:Practical advice and a healthy dose of humour – this book has exactly what parents need to help them survive and thrive with multiples.

How to Choose a Breast Pump

Breast pumps are used when women need to store the feed for the baby. Breast pumps are ideal for the women who are ready to get back to work. Storing the milk ensures that the baby is not denied of the mother’s milk. There are other reasons why a breast pump can be used, for ex. if a mom is under medication that is incompatible with breastfeeding,  an increase in the milk production or an occasional separation.

Basic Types of Breast Pumps

There are a variety of breast pumps available in the market. It is recommended that you try it out well before you return to work or leave your baby at the day-care

Breast pumps fall in three categories:

Manual Pumps

Manual breast pumps come with a pump piston or a squeeze handle that allows you to create a suction to empty the milk from your breast. Manual breast pumps are lightweight, and are easy to carry around. These also work quietly allowing you to express milk discreetly anywhere, anytime.

Since a manual pump empties only one breast at a time and involves the use of both the hands, some moms can find this very tiring and time consuming. There are new models available in the market that need occasional compressions on the handle after achieving let-down. Manual breast pumps are best suited for women who need to use this pump occasionally

Battery-Operated Pumps

Most battery operated pumps are hand held. This pump is ideal for the mom who needs to use this occasionally. While the pumps in this are portable, it could generally take a little longer to express milk. Batteries in this pump need to be changed constantly which can be costly.

Electric Pumps

Electric breast pumps come with single or  double pumping capabilities. If you are a full time working mom, it is a good idea to invest in a double  electronic pump. These allow milk to be expressed from both the breasts at a faster rate. Most of the newer designs are easy to use and also give options to store the milk.  There are single  electronic breast pumps that are available in the market which are a less-expensive alternative. These are better suited for a mom who works from the home.

Packing the hospital bag

The time that you have been waiting for all the 9 months has finally arrived. You are about to deliver! Much as the fact that you are pretty excited, you also need to be prepared when you go to the hospital. Here are a list of things that are a must-have in your bag. Oh yes, first of all buy a bag 🙂 and also a diaper bag that you will need to store all the baby stuff. Let us make a checklist for you, the mommy first. Here is a list of what we think you would require when you check in to a hospital for your delivery:

  1. A comfortable pair of night dresses/ gowns that you can discard post delivery
  2. A comfortable pillow if you need one. Nursing pillows to use post delivery.
  3. Cameras and camcorders if you want to record the delivery
  4. A pen/pencil and a note book to make a note of the feed timings of the baby
  5. Nursing tops that can be used post delivery
  6. Socks that you can discard because you could end up walking up and down your room during labour.
  7. Gifts for the baby’s older sibling if any.
  8. A bathing robe or towel
  9. Undergarments
  10. Nursing bra’s and nursing pads
  11. Toiletries to wash yourself
  12. Combs, rubber bands if you have long hair, lip balms
  13. A stock of sanitary napkins

Now that you have a diaper bag ready, let’s make a checklist of what you require for the baby. Here we go,

  1. A packet of new born diapers
  2. A packet of wipes
  3. A roll of sterlised cotton or cotton buds
  4. Ganji’s or vests for the new born
  5. Baby bedsheets/ blankets to swaddle the child
  6. Baby bib to use when you are feeding
  7. Protector mats that will not wet the bedding
  8. A soft towel for the baby
  9. Wash cloths to wipe the baby
  10. Toiletries you will require to bathe the baby. | Medela® Pump In Style® Advanced

Medela® Pump In Style® Advanced

Medela® Pump In Style® Advanced
The original 2 phase expression, BPA Bisphenol free, No. 1 choice of hospitals and mothers

With this electric Breastpump in a a trendy backpack the active and working mother is fully equipped for pumping – any time, any place, every day.Ideal for frequent and extended use.

  1. Single or double pumping
  2. Gently massaging SoftFit™, Breastshield
  3. Removable motor unit and cooler carrier
  4. Electric or battery-powered

Features: Unique 2-Phase Expression® – designed for faster let-down and milk flow:

  1. Mimicking a baby’s natural nursing rhythm more precisely than any other system
  2. Initial fast pumping rhythm at 120 cycles per minute called Stimulation Phase. Followed by a slower pumping rhythm at 54-72 cycles per minute called Expression Phase

Two Pumping Options for the mother:

  1. Automatic or Individual option, both comprising stimulation and expression mode
  2. Automatic- Fully automatic switching from stimulation to expression mode after two minutes
  3. Individual – When the milk let-down occurs before the 2-minute stimulation has elapsed and the mother wishes to reduce the stimulation time, she has the choice to continue with expression immediately by pressing the Let-down button

One-Knob Control:

  1. For mothers convenience one knob combines vacuum level and the number of cycles per minute in the expression phase
  2. This means, the mother adjusts the vacuum to her individual comfort level and the Pump In Style Advanced will automatically apply the optimum frequency for that specific vacuum level. Thus, taking away the confusion of two separate buttons and therefore adding to the ease-of-use and comfort

Compare Kit : Everything a mother needs to pump, store and cool breastmilk is included

Ergonomic Backpack Design

  1. With adjustable, padded shoulder straps, for handsfree portability
  2. Discreet black microfiber backpack with extra storage pockets, resists water and stains
  3. Chollapsible interior partitions with removable motor unit and cooler bag to configure the bag to the mother’s needs
  4. No overflow into the pump possible
  5. Mains adapter, battery operation or car adapter

Single and double pumping possible:

  1. Double pumping reduces pumping time and can help increase milk supply
  2. It is possible to start with double pumping and to continue with single pumping or vice versa, by simply inserting the port plug while single pumping
  3. Fully automatic operation with physiologically natural suction principle
  4. Simultaneous pumping
  5. Quiet, discreet operation
  6. Accessory set can be used as a manual breastpump

Recommendation for use:

  1. Ideal for frequent and long-term use
  2. Specially designed for active and working mothers
  3. Several times per week, e.g. 3 – 5 times per day
  4. Single user product: Personal care item

Consisting of:

  1. 2 SoftFit™ Breastshields (24 mm)
  2. 2 Connectors
  3. 2 Valve heads
  4. 2 Valve membranes (two spares included)
  5. 4 Breastmilk bottles with imprint (150 ml)
  6. 2 Tubing
  7. 4 Lids
  8. 4 Discs
  9. 2 Bottle stands
  10. 1 Piston
  11. 1 Rubber seal
  12. 1 Cylinder
  13. 1 Cooler bag
  14. 1 Cooling element
  15. 1 Mains adapter
  16. 1 Backpack
  17. 1 Motor unit
  18. 1 Battery Pak™
  19. 1 Car adapter (sold separately). Batteries not included

Useful Hints/Trouble Shooting: Minimum vacuum is always automatically set at 50 mmHg

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