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Ritika Singh
Mom of a Daughter
Hi Neha, I would suggest using massage oil as per the weather conditions. In winters it’s better massage with warm oild such as sesame oil, almond oil or bringhraaj oil.Whereas in summers you should use cooler oils such as coconut oil, olive oil etc.
Ritu Pandit
profile Mom of a Daughter 2 years ago

for rashes

Priti Rao
Planning For Baby
:- Hi Ritu, if there is a itchy rash over kids body then it’s better to consult a pediatrician or skin specialist as home remedies may or may not work. Child may get irritated as it is difficult to have tolerate the itch.Take care!!
Nisha Mishra
Mom of a Daughter
Hi Rajiv, this is daunting task as most of the children are not very much fond of vegetables. Some even straight away refuse to eat them. You have a very valid concern ad it may impact the immunity and wellbeing of a child. Try following steps.•Try to include vegetables in kids favorite dishes. Like prepare Paav bhaji with carrots, capsicum, beetroot, cabbage, French beans. Uttapa, Maggie, Pulav, sandwiches all can be prepared with lots of vegetables inside.•Try to indulge them in vegetable shopping, cleaning and cutting. This would generate interest in taste of vegetable in the kid.•Try to explain benefits of eating vegetables in fun way, tell stories.•Be a good example for your kids. You should practice what you preach. Eat vegetables before telling kids to do so.•Try to different texture if kid is disliking any vegetable. Like kids won’t eat methi sukhi sabzi then you should try with methi thepla, methi muthia etc.Good luck!!
Ritika Singh
profile Mom of a Daughter 2 years ago

How Much Sleep Do Babies Need?

Priti Rao
Planning For Baby
Hi Ritika, normally a toddler should have all round sleep of 14 to 15 hours daily. It should include around 11 hours night sleep and 1 or 2 naps of 4 hours collectively.If she is not able to sleep well in the night check if anything particular is bothering her. A diaper rash or upset stomach, excessive day time napping etc. If this erratic sleep pattern persists then please refer to the pediatrician. Good luck!!
Priti Rao
Planning For Baby
:- Hi Shilpa, congratulations and welcome to the blissful journey of motherhood. As you mentioned you into 6th month of your pregnancy, please contact a gynecologist if you haven’t yet. She will check you and prescribe you with necessary tests to be carried out. Share your family medical history and your menstrual history with your doctor. Also provide her with any other genetic disorders or miscarriages if any.Following are the most common test done during pregnancy:-•Blood test•Urine test•HIV test•Hepatitis test•Ultrasound•Noninvasive pre-natal screening•Glucose screening•Integrated or sequential screening•Nuchal translucency test.Your gynecologist will suggest the tests to be done as per your medical history and prepositions.
Shilpa Ghodke
gynecologist
Hi Rajiv, chicken pox is caused by a virus named varicella-zoster and its contagious. Symptoms include mild fever, super itchy skin rashes and red blisters with fluid. Blisters rapture, pops out and leak out. It crusts and heal the wound on its own.If your son is vaccinated for chickenpox disease, then it won’t cause much of trouble and blisters and rash will fade away within the span of 6-7 days. It’s better to have chicken pox in early child hood as it gives you a lifelong immunity against it.Consult your pediatrician for further queries.
Shilpa Ghodke
gynecologist
Hi Nisha, its natural for a expecting first time mother to be scared of labor pain and whole delivery process. Natural birth is beneficial to you as well as your baby. There should not be any medical intervention until and unless it is extremely necessary. Please refer to the following points.•Be active, exercise regularly•Do pranayama and yoga for breathing exercises•Don’t listen to the negative feedbacks about labor pains•Choose your gynecologist after research•Read and prepare yourself for natural birth process•Check your endurance for pain via ice test. (Hold a cube of ice for 10 seconds in your palm, and increase the time there after.)•Talk to your partner about it.•Focus on benefits of normal deliveryDo check the following link for further queries.https://www.baby360.in/article/normal-delivery-tips-for-pregnant-women/Hope this helps. Good luck!!!
Ritika Singh
profile Mom of a Daughter 2 years ago

My baby have fever what should i do?

Neha Patil
Mom of a Son
Hi Ritika, babies suffer from fever because of number of issues. May be infection or viral fever. Try to put cotton strips absorbed with cold salty water on the forehead of the baby. Take an hourly temperature and note it down if the trend is growing then immediately consult your pediatrician. Good luck!!
Shilpa Ghodke
gynecologist
Hi Rajiv, no, it’s not always bad to wake a sleeping baby up. There are certain reasons and situations when you have to wake your baby up. Those would be feeding and medicine time, safety concern or dangerous situation. In your case your son is 4 years old, means he will be attending pre-school and other extra activities classes. Ideal sleep for your 4 year old would be around 12 hours. And he may or may not take a day time nap. If he is taking adequate hours of sleep in the night time, you can definitely wake him for suitable reason in the day time.Hope this helps. Good luck !!!
Ritika Singh
Mom of a Daughter
Hi Neha, vomiting indicates certain health issues as infection in stomach, overeating , indigestion or some other major issue. You have 18 month old baby, she must be eating solid food or solid food and milk. Some foods may cause gastronomic problems in kids. Check for allergies. When she eats, try not to give her too much food in single feeding; don’t give water immediately after eating. Keep her upright for some time after eating; try to burp her after eating.If vomiting is a frequent then you should consult your pediatrician for a desired treatment. Take a immediate medical help if she vomits more than 3-4 times in a day to prevent dehydration.