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MommyWize: The ultimate platform for all your motherhood and parenting journey.

The ultimate website for all your parenting journey

Taking your first step towards a new dimension can be very exciting and one needs the right guidance and platform in each step for that. Be it becoming parents for the first time, starting a new career after taking a break, returning to work after a maternity break, or starting your venture, every milestone will always be memorable.

I still remember the day I came to know about my pregnancy. As I didn’t have any elders around me, I would look for any kind of information on the internet. As any parents to be or new parents special in a nuclear family it can be a roller coaster ride.

We either rely on our relatives, neighbors, friends, house help, books, social media platforms, or communities. In such cases, parenting communities as Mommywize: The ultimate platform for all your motherhood and parenting journey can be beneficial as they cater to every need of women.

You can also read:https://www.mommygopa.com/2020/02/19/the-baby-dilemma-to-have-or-not-to-have/

About MommyWize: (The ultimate platform for all your motherhood and parenting journey)

Whether it’s an expecting mom, a first-time mom, mom to a toddler, or a mompreneur, MommyWize is the ultimate platform for all in their motherhood and parenting journey. Their website caters to all motherhood milestones.

Founded by Sonia Julka Chawla, she started the MommyWize Facebook community after experiencing motherhood herself and was looking for a platform to get valuable tips and information and when she could not find any such community, she got an idea of starting one herself.

The website has articles by industry experts like doctors, psychologists, and mothers themselves which is to provide useful information and to make this journey of motherhood easy and enjoyable. The website has all the relevant insights and resources for any women, covering Pregnancy, Babies, Toddlers, Kids, Momsphere, Travel, Events happening in your city, Entrepreneurship guidance for women, and Home & Living. As a mom to an infant and a kid I always look out for posts on new activities and topics related to food and nutrition.

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This website also gives mothers a platform to write and share their experiences, stories, recipes, and earn with their writing talent. The shopping category can be very helpful for mothers before buying any product for the kids as it provides reviews of various items.

Promoting your business

It is also a great platform for Mompreneurs or women who want to promote their business to reach out to more people. They even feature stories of Mom Bloggers and Influencers with their wonderful motivational stories and also keeps a woman updated with the latest news and technology.

MommyWize: The ultimate platform for all your motherhood and parenting journey.
MommyWize: The ultimate platform for all your motherhood and parenting journey.

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Travelling During Pregnancy

 

 

Travelling during pregnancy
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Travelling during pregnancy is considered safe during the 2nd trimester and of course depending upon person to person and circumstances. I was more active during my first pregnancy but didn’t get the chance to travel except alone from Mumbai to Guwahati to my parent`s home for delivery.

During my 2nd pregnancy, my health was not in great condition. We had plans to travel to Bali during my son’s summer vacation,(during my 2nd trimester) but had to drop it as I was not in a position to travel long distance. But we managed to travel to our hometown and few short trips by road in and around Guwahati. The places we visited are Shillong, Samdrup Jongkhar(in Bhutan) and Chandubi Lake.

 

Here I have mentioned some basic points to keep in mind when travelling during pregnancy:

1) Listen to your body when travelling during pregnancy.

You only know whether you can travel or not and by which mode of transport. Travel isn’t recommended for those with high-risk pregnancy conditions

2) Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

Feeling comfortable in your clothes should be your priority. There are many sites and shops available nowadays for maternity wear. Wear comfortable shoes especially which can be removed easily

3) Take your medicines and food on time.

Don’t try to postpone your mealtime.

4) Keep some snacks and a water bottle with you all the time.

Keeping something to eat like fruits, dry fruits, homemade sandwich or roti will always come in handy. On one of my trip we had plans to have our lunch at the destination, and reaching the place would take some 1 hour. And I started feeling hungry. Luckily I was carrying few bananas with me.

5) If you have one more child then it is always preferable to carry a car seat.

If they have the habit of travelling in your lap, explain to them before commencing the journey why you can’t take them in your lap anymore. Invest in a good car seat.

 

Travelling During Pregnancy

 

6) Plan ahead.

Always tell your practitioner about your travel plans before booking your tickets. Since I travelled by air both times I asked my doctor to give me in writing that I am fit to travel

7) Take your time.

Don’t rush. It is advisable to leave home early if you need to catch a train or plane as rushing up is not a good idea and you might need to take little rest in between.

8) If travelling by air, check with the airlines if they have any policies

9) Move your legs around or take short breaks.

Take a stroll up to the cabin every once in a while of travelling by air. Or short breaks if you are traveling by car.

10) Wear your seat belt all the time.

It is always advisable to wear seatbelts all the time to avoid any kinds of sudden jerks.

Every person’s requirement is different. Please share if there is anything else you want to add.

You can also read: Road trips with a baby and toddler in India

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Having a second baby with a toddler

Having a second baby with a toddler

Having a second baby with a toddler? Here is how I prepared my son for the arrival of a sibling

 

The arrival of a new member in the family can be a difficult transition for older children if not prepared in advance. Integration of a new baby into the family can create an emotional crisis for children. If you have planned for a 2nd baby or you just discovered that you are going to be parents again, it is better to involve your elder one in your pregnancy journey right from the beginning.

Having a second baby with a toddler
Having a second baby with a toddler

 

 

Here are few points which I would love to share that helped me in having a second baby with a toddler:

1) Try to know/ understand what they feel about babies in general.

Ask them would they want someone to play with or share their toys? My son would get excited whenever he sees a baby. He would tell me “mama I want a baby”.This was one great positive factor for us

2) Take them to your doctor’s visit and scans.

I would take him every time with me for all my doctor`s visits and sonography and before going for sonography I used to tell him that today we are going to look at the baby and see what is the baby doing inside( is the baby sleeping, or is the baby dancing or is the baby doing potty). This would make him laugh and curious.


3) Let them talk to your unborn child

I would ask him to talk to the baby. Let him ask questions.

4) Keep telling them that they will become Big brother/Sister of the baby. With that, they will have to change the baby’s diapers, apply cream, make them sleep, etc.


5) Let them choose or take their opinion before buying something for the baby.


6) Let the father or other members of the family take charge of the elder one.

E. g dropping or picking up from school/bus stop, taking bath, feeding them, making them sleep without you.

Tell me moms who have 2 children what did u do? Would love to hear from you.

 

You can also read: 5 Best Books on Pregnancy

 

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Monsoon Care Tips For Children and Moms

With the arrival of the monsoon bringing relief to our body and mind, rains at the same time bring uninvited guests in the form of disease-spreading germs and mosquitoes. There are few things a child, a new mother, and expected mothers should keep in mind to stay safe and healthy. Here are some Monsoon Care Tips For Children and Moms:

Keep your hands clean: Monsoon Care For Children and Moms

It is very important, especially for young children to wash their hands and feet thoroughly after they come back home from outside. They keep roaming around, play messy games, and through hands germs find their entry into kids’ bodies. New moms keep your hands clean before engaging with your newborn. Always carry hand sanitizer while stepping out of the house.

 

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Eat seasonal and fresh fruits and vegetables: Monsoon Care For Children and New and Expected Moms

Have fresh fruits like Jamun, mangoes, litchi, pears, plums, and freshly prepared vegetables. Vegetables like bitter gourd and bitter herbs like neem, turmeric powder, and methi seeds help in preventing infections.

Remember to soak fruits and vegetables in salt/vinegar water for some time to get rid of harmful chemicals and worms.

Especially new and expected moms need to avoid:

  • Street food
  • Cut Fruits as flies are carriers of many diseases
  • Eating raw leafy vegetables

Keep dry fruits like almonds, cashew, walnuts, pista with you when going out. They come in very handy. You can pack them in small containers or wax food wrap instead of aluminium foil. I bought these wax wood wraps from @iktaraeco_zerowasteindia,

Monsoon Care For Children and New and Expected Moms
Organic Food Wraps

 


Drink homemade soup, juice, and coconut water:

Like avoiding outside food during this rainy season, it is also better to avoid drinks from roadside stalls. Instead, make juices at home and drink them immediately.
Coconut water which is easily available is not only refreshing but also includes minerals like potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, fiber, carbs, protein, sodium, calcium. Expected moms should include coconut water in their diet.

I always my travel cutlery pouch to avoid those plastic straws. (Travel cutlery pouch bought from @iktaraeco_zerowasteindia).
A bowl of a piping hot soup made at home from mushrooms, dark & leafy vegetables, meat will boost your immunity. And adding spices like cloves, pepper, cardamom, ginger, garlic will add a fresh flavor to your soup and aid digestion. You can buy straw here stainless straw and cutlery pouch

Keep your child clean and dry:

Humidity in the air during monsoon makes clothes difficult to dry quickly. It is preferable to use warm iron over these clothes before storing them, to remove moisture. Extra sets of clothes, nappies, and diapers should be kept ready, specifically for babies. Keep checking for any kind of fungal infection underarms, neck, waist, toes, and diaper area.

Change diapers/nappies frequently or go diaper-free:

Change diapers and nappies frequently during the rainy season, as little ones pee more during rains. A wet nappy or diaper could give your child a cold, diaper rash and provide a breeding place for bacteria. During the rainy season, you will need to build a huge stash as it takes more time for cloth diapers to dry. Also, let your child go nappy/diaper-free for some time. Check some cloth diapers here

Monsoon Care For Children and New and Expected Moms
Cloth Diapers


Keep mosquitoes away:

Dress your kids in long pants and a full-sleeved top to prevent mosquito bites. Keep your baby`s bed /cot/pram covered with a mosquito net when they are sleeping. Use mosquito repellent made especially for babies and toddlers while going out.

Clear mosquitoes breeding grounds

Buy mosquito repellent for kids here:

Monsoon Care For Children and New and Expected Moms


Treat any cold, cough, fever immediately and take the required vaccine:

Treat any cold, cough, fever immediately, rather than waiting for it to resolve itself. A warm massage with mustard oil and garlic can do wonders. Doctors may recommend getting a flu vaccine.

Also Read: 5 Best organic baby food brands in India 2020

Keep child and expected mothers away from sick people

Keep children away from sick people as their immune system is still developing.

Invest in good rain gear and wear appropriate clothes: Monsoon Care Tips For Children

Invest in good quality rain gear and wear appropriate clothes. Invest in a good quality raincoat and umbrella, bigger in size that will last 2-3 years, rather than buying that cheap one which can be used only twice or thrice in a year.
With changes in temperature and humidity, let your child wear comfortable clothes. Take an extra set of clothes if going for outings. Firstcry has some wonderful collections of raincoats and umbrellas. To buy click here:https://clnk.in/jfBn


Monsoon Care For Children and New and Expected Moms

 

P. S: Views expressed here are personal opinions.