Mother's Corner

Healthy and Tasty Food to Feed your 5-month Old

It’s always a challenge for mothers to decide what to feed their children once they have passed the liquid-food stage. To solve the problem, here is an easy recipe for a healthy dish to prepare for toddlers which will suit the children’s taste buds and will also be easy for mothers to prepare:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 F or 190 C.
  2. Take a large sweet potato, wash and scrub it, and prick it with a fork a few times.
  3. Bake it in the preheated oven for 45 minutes to an hour (depending on its size), until it feels soft.

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raabirehman

25-01-2014

Helping Cure Cold and Blocked Nose in Young Children

With the winter season, breaking decade-long records this year, cold, flu and blocked nose are the most common diseases flying around these days. Especially for children under 1 year, you cannot treat them with antibiotics and other store-bought medicine, which might be harmful to their weak bodies. 

Here is an effective home remedy which has been proven to have miraculous effects for young children:
  1. Take two black cardamoms and take out their seeds.
  2. Add these seeds in a cup of water and boil them till the water is reduced to half.

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raabirehman

04-03-2014

Cleaning Plastic Toys

With little toddlers around the house, it's very natural for them to toss anything in their mouth. They do that because of teething problems or because they want to feel the item by tasting it. Babies and toddlers usually take toys in their mouth and so it's important for a mother to keep them clean, here’s a tip:

  1. Toss all the toys (plain plastic toys, not the ones which are operated by batteries) in a lingerie bag.
  2. You can also use a fishnet bag in this process.
  3. Place the bags in dish water.

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raabirehman

19-12-2013

Pedialyte Made at Home

Many children get dehydrated during the summer seasons. Diarrhea is very common in summers; however it can happen in the winter season as well. To provide bodies with necessary nutrients and salt minerals, pedialyte is usually given. If your child doesn’t like the taste of pedialyte, then here’s a tip to make it at home:

  1. In a large jug or bottle add three and half cups of chilled water.
  2. Add half cup of boiling water.
  3. Add two teaspoons of any instant jelly powder (strawberry is the best flavor choice).

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raabirehman

19-12-2013

Keepings Bugs and Insects Away from Sandbox

Toddlers and children from age 2 to 6 years enjoy playing in the sandbox. They enjoy making sand castles and like doing other activities in their sandbox. Different bugs and insects may invade sandboxes, here’s a tip for all mothers:

  1. Take a large quantity of grounded cinnamon or powder.
  2. Pour it in the sandbox.
  3. Mix well with the sand.
  4. Add cloves in the four corners of the sandbox.

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raabirehman

19-12-2013

Pouring Eye Drops in your Child’s Eyes

When in school, children may get eye infection very easily. Eye infection is most common during the summer season; if it happens to one child in a school then other children might get it. Pouring eye drops in children’s eyes can be tough, here’s a tip:

  1. Ask your child to lie down.
  2. Ask them to close their eyes and relax.
  3. Keep talking to them when doing this; they are scarred during the whole procedure.
  4. Pull eye lid a little and pour drops in the corner of the eye known as Cornea.

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raabirehman

13-11-2013

Helping Children to Hold Glasses

Babies and toddlers have the feeder bottles made with plastic material. Plastic material can be gripped very easily by those little soft hands. After a certain time, your child needs to learn how to hold a glass for drinking, here’s a tip for easy gripping:

  1. Take three to four rubber bands.
  2. Put rubber bands around the glass.
  3. The rubber bands will not let the glass slip away from the hands.

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raabirehman

21-10-2013

A Tip to Help Children in Concentrating

Many kids have a hard time concentrating on anything. Many parents are worried with this problem and think about consulting different doctors and specialists. Every child has his or her own way; your first child may be a born genius the second child may not be. Here’s a tip to help your child in concentrating:

  1. Buy stability balls.
  2. Ask your child to sit on it and make it a rule to sit on them only.
  3. This will help with concentration as they will concentrate on balancing.

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raabirehman

21-10-2013