And just like that, my pumping journey has come to a close. I sold off my breast pump last week, and I think that made it real. It is funny, but I felt emotional giving it away. The only thing I asked was that she use it well, and stay committed in her journey to… Continue reading An Ode to My Breast Pump..
Hot weather is part and parcel of living in GCC. And I have found that the most problem area when we have a baby is keeping him cool in the car seat. While we bought our car before he was born, we ensured that there were ACs at the back. And even then, it just… Continue reading Product Review – Aerosleep AeroMoov Air Layer – From JustKidding
You know what pisses me off? When people suggest that a woman becomes a mother from the moment the fetus is inside her, but a father becomes a father only after the birth of the child! It absolutely infuriates me! I don’t usually comment on current affairs in my blog, but this one issue is… Continue reading Fathers Don’t Babysit, they parent!
Dear Diary, Even before I turned five month old, I had been to four countries: Qatar, where I was born, Bahrain, my mommy’s home, and UK to visit aunts and uncles! And yes I saw the Abu Dhabi airport too! Pretty cool eh! I think I love this whole travelling business, because I go with… Continue reading Bub’s Diary – Trips and Travels..
My almost six-month old is a seasoned traveller; he’s been on more flights so far than many adults across the world. And well, it hasn’t been as bad as I expected it to be, Alhamdulillah. Here was my experience travelling with an infant. Our first trip was when he was just barely 2months old, off… Continue reading Travelling with an Infant..
It really is heartbreaking when bubba gets a phlegmy nose, and cough and not being able to help him much. Babies fall ill very easily because their immune systems are as yet immature, and still in the developing stages. But infant cold and flu is really upsetting! It definitely is! In the last six months,… Continue reading Cold and Flu!
The BCG Vaccination and its aftermath can be a scary experience but you really don’t need to worry! The BCG vaccination is the one that fights against tuberculosis, and it usually involves a live TB germ being injected into the layers of the skin on the baby’s shoulder. As scary as it sounds, don’t worry.… Continue reading The BCG Vaccination and its aftermath!
I was one of those who absolutely could not speak to my baby bump. I tried. I had read a lot about how moms-to-be must speak to their babies, and maybe even play music or sing a song. Believe me when I say that, but I just couldn’t do it. It just felt off to… Continue reading Talking to a New Baby..
One of the toughest things as a new parent is to watch your child being in distress, and not be able to do anything to help them. And something that most newborn babies suffer heavily from is gas! I’ve seen my baby struggle to burp or fart and cry because of the discomfort and pain;… Continue reading Gas Troubles!
The Nose-Frida is beyond incredible. I mean, I would sell my soul for this product. Okay, maybe not that much. But this really is an amazing tool to have. We had a normal bulb nasal aspirator and that was not doing anything to get the gunk out of my wee one’s nose. But with the… Continue reading Product Review – Nose Frida