Monday, 16 December 2019

Uses and Benefits of Palm Oil

What is Palm Oil?
Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from the mesocarp-reddish pulp of the fruit of the oil palms. It is an inexpensive and mass-produced oil that is known for its versatility. Palm oil is naturally reddish in color because of a high beta-carotene content. Humans used oil palms as far as 5,000 years back. It’s the miracle ingredient in everything from biscuits to shampoo.

Palm Oil helps in Food Security.
From every 100kg of palm fruits, 23 kg of oil is extracted,  due to this high yielding capacity of oil from the palm fruit makes it widely used oil for cooking in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia. Oil palm has ability to produce more food  using less land, in fewer pesticides, and less fertilizer.

Palm oil- land use efficiency.
The search done by United Nation says that the earth will house 9 billion people by 2050. To cover their needs it is estimated that 150 million additional tons of oils and fats will be required each year. To produce that, oil palm requires 38 million hectares of land whereas to make soy bean oil, one would require 375 million hectares of land.

Is Palms Success its greatest enemy?
Palm oil is cheaper than its competitors oil and its versatility makes it a top oil. Its human tendency that cheap means bad and costly means good.  But in this case it is vice versa. Other brands market their oil in a way that a common man feels that palm oil is cheap and bad, but palm oil is been used from over 5000 years has yet to prove everyday to the world that it is good and the best. Check below it’s uses and benefits.

Uses Of Palm Oil
Food Products
Palm oil is used in almost each and every food Products we consume in our everyday life. Such as chocolates, biscuits, cakes, cookies, peanut butter, ice-cream and so on.....Palm Oil is the largest cooking oil consumed in India and globally. Ideal for cooking as it is stable at high temperatures. It gives the perfect flavour to the food. 

Non-Food Products
Palm Oil is also found in Non-Food Products. Yes surprisingly in personal care products and cosmetics such as lipstick, soap, shampoo, hair conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant. Also in household cleaning products such as laundry detergents, fabric softeners, and household detergents. Even in printing Ink, Paint, pesticides.

Benefits Of Palm Oil.

1. Reduces Cholesterol .
Palm Oil decreases the amount of bad LDL cholesterol in the blood and keeps the heart healthy strong.

2. Boosts Brain Health.
Palm Oil is packed with Vitamin E has antioxidant property which  supports the brain function.

3. Enhances Vitamin A.
Palm Oil is an excellent source of beta carotene which is converted to Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is an incredibly important nutrients to maintain the healthy vision. 

4. Reduces the Oxidative stress.
Palm oil has high antioxidants which reduces the oxidants stress.

5. Improves Skin and Hair Health.
Palm Oil is rich in Vitamin E which plays an important role in skin health. Palm Oil is commonly used for the hair growth as it has tocotrienol content. 

MPOC - Malaysian Palm Oil Council is basically an organisation which promotes the use of Palm Oil.

Please visit their website on

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Awareness of Meningitis disease

Mother means huge responsibilities, As a mother, I am always on my toes to protect my children from everything possible. I prefer precaution rather than medication, hence I give all the vaccine doses from time to time. I try to be the strongest mother during the vaccination period, as it becomes a tough time handling my son Hetarth.  I was not aware of the Meningitis disease which could be devastating and life-threatening. When my pediatrician mentioned that it was the perfect time to get the first dose of MCV. I then started my search about Menactra Vaccine. I did online research, spoke to many healthcare professionals and questioned my pediatrician.

Then came to a conclusion that Meningococcal Meningitis is a rare but potentially devastating bacterial infection disease causes inflammation of the fluid and membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. This can kill within hours or cause severe life long disability. This disease has an unpredictable effect, to anyone, at any age, anywhere in the world. Meningitis is caused by Neisseria meningitis bacteria. It commonly presents as an infection of the brain (meningitis) and/or infection of the blood (blood poisoning).

Symptoms are like flu such as irritability, high fever, vomiting, nausea and loss of appetite. If symptoms like stiff neck, severe headache, discomfort with bright light, joint pain, drowsiness and confusion (mental changes) are addition then a diagnosis is a must.

Need to take proper precaution as it is a contagious disease which spreads through coughing, sneezing and direct contact with the infected person (kissing).

As I mention always that "Preventing is better that Medication." The prevention measure is vaccination. Vaccinate your child against Meningococcal meningitis and safeguard your child. The Indian Academy of Pediatrics recommends the MCV Vaccine in two doses, first dose at 9 months and the second dose at 4 years.

After the proper research, I was convinced and have booked the vaccination appointment for my son. After knowing about meningitis I thought to share the risk factors and want to create awareness for all the new moms to be alert and opt for life rather than death and long term disability.

Friday, 25 October 2019

Cycle - Sampoorna Lakshmi Pooja Kit

Diwali is the most loved festival in India. It is filled with lighting's, rituals, sweets, get-together,  sharing, love, bonding and much more. Lakshmi Pooja is an important ritual during Diwali. This rituals means worshiping goddess Lakshmi and receiving blessings of peace, abundance and fortune for the upcoming new year. 

Every year we perform this ritual with all the traditional requirement. And to gather all the items for the pooja is the most difficult task. But guess what I have searched all in one pack from @cyclepure which curated specially for the Lakshmi Pooja called Om Shanthi Sampoorna Lakshmi Pooja Pack. 

The pack consist all the pooja items but the highlighted part is that it contains an Audio CD to perform pooja step by step. This CD is created with great care under the guidance of learned scholars which bring the shloka’s chanting. This pack is the life saver for the new generation to follow all the tradition perfectly.

What are you thinking just go to the link in my bio and place an order for your Pooja Pack and avail 10% discount with my coupon code JGS10 which is valid upto 31st October.

Happy Diwali and Properous New Year to all! Do check out my post on Lakshmi Pooja with this amazing pack.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

New Addition To My Dream Kitchen - InSinkErator,

Garbage is the biggest problem all around the world. In India due to population there is huge amount of garbage collection. Biodegradable waste and non biodegradable waste are littered all around. Huge garbage collector vehicles collect and dump in the dumping grounds. But it entire process adds more harmful gases to the environment. These wastes are burden to the environment.

Lets take a step to reduce this burden by managing our WET WASTE. It is biodegradable waste and includes cooked and uncooked food, fruits, vegetable peels, flower waste and other organically decomposable waste. This waste is collected on daily basis. We can dispose this wet waste instead of collecting and increasing the burden. Yes it can be done by ourselves at our own home. Surprising isn't it???

Let me introduce an awesome innovation by #EmersonElectric called InSinkErator, this is the world's leading manufacturer of food waste disposer. I am impressed with their range for food waste disposer. Entire set up at #wateremotion was amazing. #insinkerators are small device that gets attached under your sink very easily. No change in plumbing is require.

Very Easy Usage:
Step 1: Run the cold water.
Step 2: Put the food waste down the sink-hole.
Step 3: Start the #insinkeratorindia with the push button & done.
For the usage demo check my Instagram

The food waste is pushed inside the main chamber where it gets grinded and is transformed into a sludge-like substance which is then flushed down the drain into the main sewerage system. Any type of food waste is disposed off in second by #insinkeratorevolution. It is as easy as one of the #kitchenappliances. Every women would like to upgrade their kitchen and replace the wet garbage bin with the insinkerator.

Benefits of InSinkErator:
1. Regular use of the food waste disposer will reduce the burden on the environment. And make it more friendly.
2. Regular use of the food waste disposer will make your kitchen spick and span. No garbage bags. No garbage bin. No odour. No insects.
3. Regular use of food waste disposer will increase the health immunity. And money saving with zero maintenance.

Since the 1980s, Emersonelectric has been in India and today, InSinkErator food waste disposer has sales, installation and service capabilities in over 20 cities. They have 5 domestic models for Indian kitchen.

Warranty period: 2 to 6 years

Price Range: INR 18,990 to 67, 990

Lastly let's upgrade our kitchen with this super magical device called Insinkerator and take a step to clean and green India.

For more details please visit InSinkErator's website.

Friday, 6 September 2019

Hop on the Bappa Express

Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival held on the birthday of the lord Ganesha. It is celebrated widely in maharashtra. During this festival people pray Lord Ganesha with great devotion. It is ten days festival. In this occasion people keep Ganesha’s clay idol privately in homes, or publicly in big pandals.  Chanting of folk songs and Aarti (daily twice - morning & evening) is the best part of this festival. Indian festival are always best as they are full of colours and sweets. Modak is the Ganesha's favourite mithai.

This year on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 Hindustan Times has made me part of their unique initiative of bringing Bappa Aarti to you in the Mumbai local trains. Their Mandlis of Bappa Morya chantes melodies which freshen up the people travelling back home. Mandlis distributed cute booklet of various types of Aarti to the passengers.  Mandlis created vibes of positive spiritual and devotional songs on the auspicious occasion of #GaneshChaturthi. People easily connected with them and started chanting and enjoying the melodies.

I joined them on 6th September, 2019 on my way back home from Chatrapati Shivaji Terminals to Ghatkopar. What an awesome experience!! Just loved to chant the folk songs and Ganesha Aarti. Joining all the passengers in this unique initiative, made me and all of us as part of the family and homely.

Friends Hop on the Bappa Express soon, this Ganpati season. Don't miss to part of such a lovely mesmerising occasion.

Please give your valuable comments or suggestions on this awesome innovative idea.

Friday, 12 July 2019

Assurance of Bisleri "The Original Water πŸ’¦ "

Hello!!! Friends,
I would to share my experience about my visit to the Bisleri Plant. My aim to visit the industry was to confirm my trust on my childhood partner Bisleri and also to show their transparency to my mom followers as a concerned mom. This visit was a better understanding of the whole concept of manufacturing a bottle of pure drinking water πŸ’¦

Bisleri is just not an ordinary bottle of water πŸ’¦ instead, it is the purest, safest and healthiest drinking water πŸ’¦  Did you'll know that the bisleri water πŸ’¦  which reaches us has to pass under 10 stages of purification and 114 quality tests.

10 stages of Purification:

1. Collection: Water from different sources is collected with quality test and then considered for further purification.

2. Ozonisation: Bisleri has established a unique, highly reliable Double Ozonisation Process which kills the harmful bacteria.

3. Sand Filter: Removes unwanted solid particles.

4. Carbon Filter: Removed colour, odour and harmful particles.

5. Reverse Osmosis: RO purification which removes soluble solid and salt but it also eliminates minerals which are good for health.

6. Mineralisation: Vital minerals such as Potassium and Magnesium is added to make the water πŸ’¦ healthier and sweet in taste.

7. Micron Filter: Removes the unwanted smallest micron particles.

8. Re-Ozonisation: Increases the oxygen level to improve energy and immune.

9. Careful Bottling: Grade 1 PET Bottles are blown and stretched on the site at 100°C which kills the harmful bacteria. And water πŸ’¦ is filled and packed with modernised equipment.

10. Final Quality Control: Every bottle has code printed stating the batch number, date, time and manufacturing location.

This process proves that Bisleri provides safe and pure water πŸ’¦ compared to boiled water πŸ’¦ as it need to be heated at 100˚ C for 20 min for effectively killing the bacteria and virus present in source waterπŸ’¦ Bisleri having strong legacy of 50 years with commitment towards quality excellence while local brand do not provide such trust.  Bisleri has 135 plants all over the world. Independent survey (Brand Equity) in 2019 reflected consumer trust and positioned Bisleri as India's number one brand of drinking πŸ’¦  Bisleri is very conscious of the environment as they have centers of recycling their bottles. Bisleri has developed 19 check dams in Gujarat. Bisleri also has facilities for rain waterπŸ’¦ harvesting.

It is well said that we believe when we see and hear ourselves. I have seen and heard about the working system of Bisleri. Hence it is registered in my sub conscious that  πŸ’¦ Bisleriwater πŸ’¦ is a promise of purity and goodness. Bisleri is my childhood friend and I can pass on this friendship to my young one. After the verification of what bisleri claims, I can say #HarPaaniKiBottleBisleriNahi

Guys, you can assure it for yourself by connecting on the customer care number
7045050505 or by logging on their website to visit the plant.

For more details check my first post on FirstCryParenting

Monday, 24 June 2019

My Experience at Vijay Sales : My Dream Kitchen.

Nowadays reconstructing homes with new technologies and facilities is very common. Everyone wants an upgraded living system. And for women, the first requirement is the kitchen. I as a common woman would like to have a luxurious, compact and upgrade space called Modern Kitchen.

I was working and searching for designs, appliances, techniques etc to modernize "My Dream Kitchen." And my search ended when I visited the newly launched #KitchenStudioz of Vijay Sales at Prabhadevi.

Vijay Sales have displaced ample designer kitchen with the new trendy kitchen appliances. The showroom has a huge set up of modular kitchen which can be compact, elegant, classy and luxurious. It has got great brands with stylish kitchen appliances under one roof. The range includes built-in Hobs, Refrigerators, Ovens, Microwaves, Chimneys, Dishwasher etc which are very attractive. The studio has various brands like @hafele_india @faber_appliances @whirlpool_india and @Elica which showcased their built-in modular kitchen samples. Each design was unique and different. There were so many types of cooktops, hob tops, chimney, dishwashers, ovens, electric kettles, coffee makers, and refrigerators that looked luxurious.

My take as my dream kitchen was on the lovely set of the built-in kitchen by Hafele India. I loved the built-in idea, where the white built-in refrigerator by #hafeleindia  looked more like a royal wardrobe from the outside and hardly took any space in the kitchen. I have perfectly planned my kitchen with appliances and designs laid out by Vijay Sales.

Thanks, Vijay Sales for such an easy but modernized #KitchenStudioz. I loved the @hafele_india display play. I must also mention the polite staff who were ready to help with all the details about the brand.

So, ladies why wait now you know the place, so hurry up!

Friday, 17 May 2019

Endless Fun At Super Duper Imagica Theme Park

Summer means no school for kids, no schedules for moms. Summer means freaking out and relaxing from the routine.  Summer holidays are not only the best part for kids but even best for moms like me. My family starts planning as soon as the vacation starts. one place that we visit every summer vacation is Imagica. (Yeh Badi Interesting Jagah Hain) If you and your family haven't panned yet, Imagica is the place for your family. This a place where the fun begins and never ends. Beautiful Imagica Theme Park is just off the Mumbai-Pune expressway.

Imagica is one of the best amusement and adventure theme park in India. There are a variety of rides according to different age group. Among all trilled filled rides we had a blast in the Dare2Drop where we reach to the sky and drop to the ground with tremendous force. And the Screaming Machine where we rotate like a pendulum. There are cute rides for toddlers also. Rajasaurus is the coolest ride.

Imagica also has a huge range of indoor games. The one which I loved the most was the Alibaba aur chali chor. Mr. India, Salimgarh, Wrath of the Gods, I for India were also excellent. The most dangerous indoor game for me was Deep Space roller coaster ride. All the indoor game exit had a merchandise shop with related items. The merchandise shop was so attractive.

Imagica also has the lovely attraction of Snow Park, House of Stars: Bollywood park with imaginative poses, Eyelusion: Brings illusion with AR experience in front of 3D paintings and Glowmagica: Man-made wonders model with unique lightning effect.

Wow!!! I love the #ChhotaBheem parade !!! Awesome catchy Imagica tune. My son was so happy to his favourite characters Chhota Bheem, Chutki, Raju, Jagu, Cinderella, Dawf etc. What a  fun parade.... it's great to see all characters and equally entertaining for children and adults. Awesome attraction of 15 mins parade in evening . Move it! Shake it! Dance it! and play it! With the parade and get mesmeriz in the fun loving atmosphere at @adlabsimagicaofficial.

The hospitality of employees from the ticket counter to the helper is mindblowing. Very cooperative and kind. All the ride attendees ensure safety. They double check the comfort. The park guides were also very helpful. Imagica has ample range of food Indian food, cafes and much more. Overall the entire park is maintained very well just spic and span. Lovely food stalls at little distances.

For more details check the Imagical website and grab discounts.

Stay Happy!!! Also stay tuned for the review of aqua imagica. 

Sunday, 12 May 2019

‘Crompton Anti-Bac LED Bulb'

#CromptonAntiBac #BulbonGermsGone

Recently I witnessed the revolutionary launch of Anti-Bac LED bulbs by Crompton India. These new LED bulbs come with dual benefits – Providing visible light and also killing 85% germs (within 4 hours) including harmful bacteria. These bulbs come with the additional advantage of the Envirosafe technology and are recommended by the Indian Medical Association.

The Bollywood actor and celebrity influencer Soha Ali Khan announced the launch of the company’s latest revolutionary offering – the ‘Crompton Anti-Bac LED Bulb’. She mentions   “Being a mother myself, I have always tried to establish a qualitative and secure environment for my family. While I spend considerable time outdoors, there is an equal amount of time that I tend to spend indoors. It is proven science that germs are present in every nook and corner of the house and I, as a mom, do my best to figure out methods to be germ-free and create a clean space for my daughter. Given that we are exposed to a lot of households and ambient germs indoors itself in today’s day and age, we now have an LED bulb that actually kills germs! I am fortunate enough to experience an innovation that is so beneficial to me as a consumer, as a parent and at the same time so very convenient for my home.”  

I thought indoors were safer than outdoors but that is not actually the case. There is equal germ exposure at home. I work hard to keep my home clean and safe. I am glad that these bulbs are an additional method to keep my home and family safe and germfree. This is an excellent and easy way of creating a healthier and safer environment, and it works at the flip of a switch!

We all use cleaners, wipes and sanitisers on a daily basis. But to achieve germ-free air is nearly impossible. Thanks to Crompton India’s Anti-Bac LED bulbs, this is now possible.

Friday, 29 March 2019

My Opinion for Mother Sparsh brand’s new launch of #SensitiveBabyWipes

Wet wipes are the most important thing that every mother has in her bag. Wipes are the best simple quick way of cleaning a baby. I have used many wipes having alcohol and chemicals which were harmful to the baby. After a long search, I found the safest wet wipe
Mother Sparsh premium 99% Water based Baby Wipes that are #UnscentedWaterWipes.

Mother Sparsh is a well-known brand which has introduced one of India’s best water wipes. It has recently launched a premium baby water wipes which is water based. Yes, This is what a concerned mother wants. “Best For The Baby”

Special Features of Mother Sparsh Premium Wipes.

✓ 99% Water Wipes.

✓ Unscented /Fragrance-free.

✓ Moisture Lock Lid.
The wipes come with a plastic lid 

✓ Sensitive Skin / Gentle and Velvet Soft.
✓Suitable for hand and mouth cleaning. Gentle to the most sensitive part of the baby.
✓Natural / Plant Fabric 100% Biodegradable
✓ Medical-Grade Fabric / 3 times thicker

Ingredients: Mother Sparsh pure Baby Wipes have no harmful additives ingredients like Alcohol, Phthalates, Sulfates, Petrochemical, Chlorine, Dyes, Triclosan, Fragrances & Parabens. In Fact, it is made up of 99% pure water.

Scent: Mother Sparsh baby wipes are fragrance-free #UnscentedBabyWipes which is best for babies whose skin is prone to skin allergies. #SensitiveWipes.

Material Used: Mother Sparsh has crafted these super soft wipes from plant pulp based fabric, hence these wipes are very gentle and velvet soft for cleaning baby's bottom, hands and mouth. #ExtraGentleWipes are #MedicalGradeFabric which are 100% Biodegradable.

Size & Thickness: Mother Sparsh Premium Baby Wipes are 3x thicker than ordinary wipes and one #SuperThickWaterWipes wipe easily does the needful. #ExtraThickBabyWipes.

Packaging: Mother Sparsh Baby wipes - new package is provided with a moisture-lock plastic lid that seals the goodness inside till the end. The brand offers 72 wipes in a pack of just Rs. 299/- 

Availability: These wipes are available on Amazon, Flipkart, Firstcry and Paytm. 

Overall Ratings: 5/5 Excellent Product. #MotherSparshPremiumWipes are 99% water based, velvet soft and are not only skin-safe but are also environment safe (Biodegradable). So as a mother I am concerned about the baby and the earth too.

Friday, 22 March 2019

Skin Brightening Secret…

I am a housewife, a mother and a blogger, my schedule is very tight to complete the daily routine. With household deadlines, attending events etc, I end up being unhealthy. Unhealthy diets, less sleep, make up and constant work reflects on the skin. Hence, to compensate for the lack of essential nutrients in the body and to regain the glow back on my skin, I have been using Gluten 1000 & Escor Z combo.

About GLUTONE 1000:

Glutathione is the body’s own antioxidant which is critical for optimum health of every cell. It’s often referred to as the master antioxidant as it is essential for healthy immune function, detoxification, and skin health. Due to ageing, Glutathione levels in body decline. Glutathione imparts skin lightening and anti-aging. It produces lighter melanin pigment over its darker counterpart. Glutathione can be orally consumed which effectively lightens the skin and its regular consumption also helps to boost immunity, stamina and detoxification.


• Improves skin tone in both exposed & covered body parts.
• Improves Skin Lightening & Reduces Wrinkles.
• Contributes to normal immune function & collagen synthesis in Skin.

• Helps to increase intracellular stores of Glutathione.
• Helps to reduce free radicals.
• Tasty fizzy health drink.
• Helps in Photo ageing, Uneven skin tone and Skin glow and radiance.
• Gives Faster results.
About ESCOR Z:
Escor Z is enriched with Phyllanthus embelica extract, considered as a rich source of Vitamin C. It helps fight free radicals, boosts collagen and lightens the skin. Presented in effervescent format it’s the right choice of your daily health drink.
• Lightens skin by reducing melanin pigment.
• Increases production and transfer of anti ageing protein.
• Exerts photoprotective effects by neutralising free radicals.
• Helps in Photo ageing and skin lightening.

• Lemon & Lime Flavored with no after taste.
GLUTONE 1000 and ESCOR Z Combo:
Add 1 tablet of glutone 1000 and 1 tablet of Escor Z in a glass of water and wait for 2 min for them to completely dissolve and then can be consumed like any liquid drink. It is advised to consume daily in the morning, empty stomach.
My Recommendation: 4.5/5

• Vegetarian pills
• Ideal for all genders.
• Easy exciting and tasty to consume.
• Imparts Healthy skin and boosts immunity and stamina.

GLUTONE 1000 and ESCOR Z Combo is the best Skin Brightening Supplements. After few weeks I have marked the difference on the skin. I have effortlessly achieve bright and radiant skin which has a healthy glow. Overall, the tablets are very effective and easy to use.
For more details head to the link: glutone1000 escorz combo

Motherhood: #MujheSabNahiPata

“I am a WOMAN. I am a MOTHER.”

I am not the perfect 10. I am not a size 0. I have stretch marks. Sometimes my house is a mess. I make mistakes. I stress. I cry. I laugh. I smile. But at the end of the day, I am happy about my kids. That is indeed the best feeling in life.

The smile on the faces of my children is true BEAUTY and HAPPINESS for me.

But it is wrong to assume that Motherhood is all rosy, in reality, Motherhood is a messy, challenging, crazy and sleepless journey yet it is unbelievably beautiful.
Every journey has its ups and downs and so does motherhood. But the pressure the world puts on motherhood takes the fun out of it dan makes it stressful. From the very day you announce your first steps into this journey with your pregnancy, people start by offering unwanted advice. Whether or not your body is fit for those things is the least of their concerns, but whether or not you are following a particular diet, a particular exercise regime, etc is of great concern to them. And of course, the worst part is if and when anything goes wrong you are the first one to be blamed or asked upon... Didn't you know this? How could this have happened under your watch? Where did you hear about doing such stupid things? etc. And the most commonly heard phrase is 'You are a mother now, didn't you know this?'
When I watched the #MujheSabNahiPata film at All Out India's panel discussion with fellow mom bloggers and renowned experts including Paediatrician Dr Samir Dadhlani, Child Psychologist Dr Rupal Patel and actress Sonali Bendre, it was like I was watching myself, a mother of a little girl who suffered from jaundice in the first few months of her life.
My second pregnancy was a difficult one as compared to the first and my son was born prematurely. He was so tiny, could literally fit in the palm of my hand and it was extremely difficult to do anything even breastfeed him. But I took it in my stride and my little fighter helped me along all the way. Today both my kids are doing well, and I couldn't be a more proud mother.

Without realising the pressure such a situation puts on a new first-time mother, people were judgemental. I was shocked ... I was scared... I kept crying and blaming myself as the level of jaundice kept rising initially. At this time instead of reassuring me the Why, How, When, Where questions started pouring in... But after the initial confrontations, I preferred to stay aloof from all the negativity and focus all my attention on my precious little one. I followed all the advice the doctors gave me and quickly nursed her back to the pink of health, later learning that jaundice affects 3 out of 10 children across the world and is a common underlying problem for 9 out of 10 children.
While I believe mothers should know everything about making her child comfortable, I am not ashamed to say #IDidntKnow and am willing to ask the right people for guidance.

Just asDr. Samir Dalvani takes us through how a small insect like a mosquito can cause severe with dengue, as a mother I can be vigilant about the symptoms and seek timely intervention.

So I urge all mothers to drop their inhibitions and share their stories and help all moms to overcome tense situations. Come share your stories with us in the comments below.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Tips for celebrating Holi during Pregnancy

Sharing few tips for pregnant women to ensure they have a colourful Holi!

Holi is the day to express love with colors. It is a time to show affection. All the colors that are on you are of love.

A rush of vibrant hues, faces smeared with colourful tints, vivid shades across streets and the joyous screams of ‘Bura Na Mano Holi Hai’. With Holi just around the corner, it’s time this fair of colours enliven our dismal and grey routines and pregnancy should not be a reason to stay in and miss out on this. It’s time to step out and walk in a riot of colours.

Follow these simple tips to have yourself a mazedar Holi.

1. Use home-made colours: Most of the colours used in Holi contain harmful chemicals. Moreover, immunity levels during pregnancy are low due to which you may have an allergic reaction to the colours you might have been using earlier. The best would be to make the colours at home using naturals ingredients such as beetroot and turmeric.

2. Keep yourself hydrated: Holi marks the beginning of summer. It is extremely important to keep yourself hydrated to make sure your body feels moisturised for within.

3. Moisturise yourself: It’s an age old trick to apply oil on your skin during Holi to make sure the colours are easy to get rid of and don’t damage your skin. In addition to just moisturising yourself on the day of the festival, keep your skin soft and supple by regular application of anti-stretch marks oil containing Vitamin E, Calendula and Rosemary such as Bio Oil.

4. Monitor the quantity of sweets that you are consuming: Pregnancy may lead to you developing gestational diabetes, which goes away post child birth. Keeping the same in mind, it would be best to keep track of the fatty and sugary food.

5. Be careful: Always have someone with you while playing Holi, to hold you and warn you when there is too much water and you might slip and fall. Wear protective eye gear as you don’t want the colours to go in your eyes.

6. Alcohol and bhaang is a strict no-no: Needless to say, stay away from any intoxicants during pregnancy.

Stick to these guidelines and there is no one stopping you from swaying to the beats of ‘Rang Barse’ while splashing a handful on colours!

P.S. This post is a part of the #HoliHoppers blog hop hosted by Mandavi, Dipika, Ruchie, Aesha and sponsored by VLCC Beauty Products & Phutawan Thailand

Jigna Gautam Shah

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

SebaMed Baby, The Perfect Way To Achieve A Balanced pH For A Baby.

Most of us know that the normal temperature of a body is 37 degrees while normal blood pressure is 120/80. Similarly, the pH value of the perfect skin is 5.5 which is slightly acidic in nature. The manner in which the temperature and pressure safeguard the body to wellbeing, the pH value safeguards the skin from harmful external environmental influences to soft and supple skin.

A little baby when born has a pH value of 5.5 making her skin the most perfect skin, yet extremely delicate. That's the reason a baby's skin needs extra care and protection to maintain the pH levels for which the most important task becomes choosing the best products available in the market. However, this simple task becomes a complex issue due to the numerous baby care brands available in the market today. Many products are promoted with a neutral pH level of 7. However, very few parents realize that these products are actually very harmful to a baby's delicate skin which is of pH 5.5. To maintain a baby's skin texture and it's pH level, parents must opt for baby care products that are slightly acidic in nature to replace the lost pH.

One brand that stands out in its baby care range of products is SebaMed Baby, promising a pH 5.5 in all of its bath, skin and sun care products. And what makes this brand the go-to brand according to me is that you can use the baby care products from the very day a baby is born. As the products are developed and clinically tested by dermatologists and recommended by paediatricians, it makes the brand a trusted brand amongst new and experienced moms alike.

After experimenting with a few brands, I chanced upon SebaMed on the recommendation of my friend and have never looked back since. I am using all of their bath and skin care products for my daughter and am happy with the effect it has on her skin. I especially love the SebaMed Extra Soft Baby Wash, a tear-free formula, that provides protection from irritation and is 100% soap and alkali free, making it perfect for daily use. The pH value of 5.5 promotes the development of my baby's skin’s acid mantle which protects her skin from harmful bacteria and prevents moisture loss. The gentle botanical cleanser with refatting compound balances the lipid content of my baby’s tender skin. The packaging makes it easy to use without worrying about spillage and wastage. At INR 730 for 400 ml, the product is reasonably priced and goes on for ablest two months making it cost effective. I would definitely recommend all moms to at least try the brand once and then decide what's best for their little precious babies.

Mom Score: 5/5  
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On behalf of all moms, I would like to thank SebaMed for their amazing products that help moms everywhere in caring for their little bundles of joy. If you haven't heard about pH balancing or Sebamed, head straight to their website to know more about the best baby care products -