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Car seat safety for kids!

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I am a person who loves to travel and I knew that I would spend hours on roads with my family on long drive. Even before my child was born, I had a car seat finalized for my car. There are no strict rules in India for child car seats. But, as a parent it is our duty to keep them safe during travel. The available adult seat belts are not fit for providing enough defense for small babies and children.

When to Start?

The car seat should ideally be bought as soon as child-birth happens. The first journey to home from the hospital with the baby should happen on this car seat. There are some countries which make it mandatory to have a car seat before leaving hospital, even if it is not, one should install one it. The child seat must be used the child becomes at least 18+ kg. in weight.

HOW to USe Car SEat?
  • Child seat should always be fitted in the rear seat of the car.
  • Air bags in front of the baby seat must be disabled.
  • Most contemporary cars have an anchor point behind the rear seat to which the child seat can be attached.
  • Three point seat belts can also be used to fit a car seat.
Choosing a  car seat

When it comes to choosing a baby car seat, you have several options as mentioned below –

  1. Infant Car Seats – You can choose an infant car seat till the baby is one year to one and half-year old (nearly around 13 kg). These are rear facing car seats.
  2. Convertible Car Seats – These function as both front facing or rear facing and can be used till the baby is around 4 years or 20 kg.
  3. Booster Seats – Once your child outgrows his baby seat, you use a booster seat. It can be used till is about 7 years.

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Having a car seat not only gives you a comfortable ride but also a lot more safety for the baby, as compared to carrying him in your hands. Please remember that  loosely/inappropriately fitted child seats are as dangerous. For more information on child car safety, you can visit Cars.com.

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Review of AktivHealth,Noida Center

AktivHealth is an advanced physiotherapy & rehabilitation center  that introduced to India the active part of rehabilitative procedures for orthopedic and neurological treatment. The Active treatment requires active patient participation whilst at the same time addresses individual patient needs and limitations. This active approach is combined with other effective passive forms of treatments provided by them – professional physiotherapy, massage, electrotherapy and other useful therapeutic modalities. They have opened up a new center in Noida this March.

With long hours of the day spent sitting in front of computer, I am prone to backache. Therefore, when I got the opportunity to visit the AktivHealth center for a therapy session, I jumped at it. At the center, I was greeted by Mr. Nandlal, the center head, who explained to me the whole process of active approach of the treatment and the facilities at the center. They have incorporated German technology for the therapies to help their patients.

Facilities at the AktivHealth, Noida center
  • Centrally located in Sector 62, Noida
  • Courteous and trained staff members
  • The entire center is organised and hygienic
  • A well equipped training room with modern amenities for functional movement conditioning, Medical Training Therapy (MTT), etc.
  • Nine treatment rooms for one-to-one therapy sessions
  • Regular consultations with on-staff orthopedic expertise and sports injury specialists
  • Dedicated staff for Paediatric Physical Therapy
  • Dedicated lab for Oncology(cancer) Rehabilitation

I took an hour-long  therapy session for my backache & it was very beneficial. They helped in identifying the root cause & provided me tips to maintain correct posture to support the spinal cord. Complete transparency and communication of the actual diagnosis and cure was maintained. I could feel improvement in pain from the first session itself. Overall, my personal experience was great & I would suggest you to visit the center for your treatment. For more details about AktivHealth, you can visit there website here.

Motherhood – the gift of a lifetime! #FeedIQ

“Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star.”

– Larry Barretto

Embracing motherhood is the biggest challenge that a woman can ever face. To be responsible for a new life is a momentous task! You take the leap from thinking about yourself to thinking about your child. Life goes from me to us and you experience unexpected transformations in life.

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From living a 9-to-5 life to a 24*7 life is a big thing. Binge-watching TV shows and impromptu night-outs become a thing of the past. When will the kid sleep, when will he eat or when will he poop: all these factors are taken into consideration while making simple decisions like when to go out.

I have always been the one to believe in multitasking and pregnancy taught me how to put my abilities to good use. You can be relaxing while gazillion things go through your mind. Juggling between office and home with pregnancy made me a better organizer.  And, I hope my kids can also learn the skills to prioritize and be confident enough to sail through tough times.

Pregnancy can be a very confusing time with umpteen questions grazing through your mind: what to eat, what to expect, how to help with baby brain development, and more. Here’s where joining prenatal classes can come in handy.

How can prenatal classes help?

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The prenatal classes make parenting easy and help parents to prepare what to expect. Few of the benefits are listed below –

  • Help understanding pregnancy – Prenatal classes conduct sessions to explain baby growth during pregnancy. The classes help you track healthy developments in your pregnancy, and teach you the warning signs for when something might go wrong. Being aware will help you avoid the risk of premature delivery which can result in incomplete brain development.
  • Understanding the importance of healthy nutrition during pregnancy – The classes help you by providing proper diet charts mentioning food rich with folic acid, vitamins, minerals, protein, and iron that help to boost your baby’s IQ. Right food during pregnancy leads to improved health of the baby at birth. You can read more about your nutrition requirement here.
  • Teach exercises to ease pregnancy  Many prenatal classes conduct workout sessions for expecting mothers. As little as 20 minutes of exercise three times per week can advance a newborn’s brain activity. Aerobic exercise increases mitochondrial activity in a mother’s brain, and this effect crosses the placenta and benefits the fetal brain as well.
  • Teach relaxation techniques  The emotional and physical changes during pregnancy can cause stress in few mothers. High-stress level causes cortisol hormone to be released into the body which can interfere with the fetal development. Relaxing techniques like prenatal yoga and meditation help you relax.
  • Teach auditory stimulation and tactile stimulation techniques – At 20 weeks, your baby’s hearing becomes fully developed and baby reacts when you talk. At 28 weeks you can feel the baby movements through mother’s belly. The prenatal classes help in understanding this and teach you to respond to the child by either reading books, singing or pressing the belly whenever you feel the kicks. It is the best way to boost your baby’s IQ and language development. Visit here to know more about the importance of stimulation techniques.

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  • Conduct breastfeeding classes – The classes teach breastfeeding mechanism to new mothers. The nutritional requirements of a baby are fully dependent on a mother in the early stages of life which helps develop infant cognition, thereby creating a fertile ground for better IQ. For more details on breastfeeding basics,visit this page.
  • Debunk myths of labor by rehearsal sessions – The prenatal classes conduct the session on what to expect during labor and delivery. They teach symptoms to identify when labor starts and the pain relief options that can make labor comfortable.
  • Conduct couple sessions – In keeping with the current times, you can also enroll for couple sessions. These classes help in understanding the importance of a birthing partner. Taking a class together can mean father’s increased involvement in the pregnancy, and can act as a good bonding experience for the child. Like the mother, the father can also benefit from knowing what to expect when the mother goes into labor – and how to assist in that process.
  • Provide support groups for expecting mothers – You can find support from other expectant couples in the class. You can share your joy and concerns with them because they will understand you. They are your ecosystem and you can fall back on them anytime. It’s rightly said that it takes a village to raise a kid!

What is Feed IQ?

Feed IQ literally means that a mother feeds ‘IQ’ to her baby through breastfeeding and stimulation i.e. infant brain exercises. It is helpful for all: pregnant women, term mothers, and pre-term mothers. Some of the information you can find out includes –

  • Track your baby’s growth during pregnancy
  • Nutrition tips for mother
  • Learn exercises and relaxation techniques
  • How to make your pregnancy, labor, and delivery more comfortable
  • Signs to identify labor and various pain relief options
  • Breastfeeding mechanism
  • Baby food tips for pre-term and full-term kids
  • Understand stimulation techniques for baby brain development

There can be conflicting opinions about whether to join prenatal classes or not. At least, the prenatal classes make you less fearful and armed with some childbirth knowledge. It is always better to have the know-how rather than being unprepared for it.The classes offer an extra cushion of comfort during pregnancy and make your birthing journey easy.

DISCLAIMER –

This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions about your medical condition.

Staying healthy with #Instacuppa! #Superbloggerchallenge2018

With our hectic lifestyle, we seldom get a chance to consume healthy food. We are more worried about getting things done & our health takes a toll for it.  I have finally  found the answer to it – Instacuppa.  Instacuppa offers a wide range of products which are ergonomic, 100% BPA-free, lightweight and durable accessories. You can stay healthy while on the go! My favorite product is  InstaCuppa Fruit Infuser Water Bottle.

InstaCuppa Fruit Infuser Water Bottle Tritan Edition  is an easy to use product that comes with free e-recipe books. Drinking fruit infused water is great way to detox. With summers around the corner you need to  drinks adequate amount of water. Why not try different flavored water like cucumber, lemon or mint? It will increase your intake of vitamins and minerals while keeping you hydrated.

Benefits of using this product – 
  • FREE RECIPE E-BOOKS FOR DETOX: The book contains 100 fruit infuser water recipes for detox which you can try & enjoy.
  • CUSTOM ANTI SWEAT, INSULATING SLEEVE: The tailored insulated neoprene sleeve reduces the “bottle sweat” you get from most single wall bottles.
  • MORE FLAVOR, FULL LENGTH INFUSER TUBE: At 1000 ml. and with a full length infuser rod you get up to 25% MORE than other fruit infuser water bottles!
  • STAINLESS STEEL PROTEIN SHAKER BALL:  It is perfect for protein shake as its made of 100% food grade rust less 304 Stainless Steel
  • LEAK PROOF TECHNOLOGY: It has rubber seals around the screw cap and spout to prevent leaks. And, it also has a sturdy metal safety ring on the lid.

You can also try the InstaCuppa Fruit Infuser Water Bottle Thermos Steel Edition. It can keep your drink cold for up to 24 hours or your drink hot for up to 12 hours. Serves double purpose with the same bottle.

If you are a brew lover, then you can try their InstaCuppa Green Tea Detox Double Walled Glass Bottle.

 Note- *This article is written as a part of #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 conducted by Healthwealthbridge.com ,Fashionablefoodz.com, Allaboutthewoman.com and should not be re purposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. SuperBloggerChallenge2018 is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused*

 

Shopping at Super99-Product Review!


Super99 stores are a chain of retail shopping brand located at 40 locations across India. It has of a wide range of products from Kitchen & Dining, Health & Beauty, Toys & Games, Food & Beverage, Stationery, Home Accessories, Gifts & Decor, Bathroom, Ready to Wear and many more.

I am a very cautious shopper and only like to buy products after seeing them. They offer the comfort of checking out the product list online and buying it after physically seeing it at the store. You can browse through items at the online store for Super99 here & print/email the cart list for your convenience.


I had recently brought the ‘Khadi Natural Handmade Soap Collection‘ from the store.

Pros of shopping at Super99 stores –
  • Original Khadi Natural products available in store.
  • It is a collection of 12 natural soaps which comes in a compact packaging.
  • These natural soaps are soft on skin.
  • You can also get year around discounts by shopping for it at these stores.

I also found the staff at store poilte and helpful. Overall, I would suggest you to try out shopping at Super99 stores at affordable pricing for all your needs.

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