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I recently got an opportunity to attend an awareness event on diabetes, which I mentioned in detail in my previous blogpost. The event  taught me  the many factors to keep in mind when it comes to diabetes management. 

My mother has been living with diabetes for some years now. I am  concerned about her health, and attending the event made me realise that continuous glucose monitoring is a good option for her. 

One of the most important things in diabetes is that you need to regularly monitor your blood sugar levels, that is glucose. Now, when it comes to monitoring, we may think of going to the laboratory and getting a blood test. Since my mother is in her 60s, it is  difficult for us to take her for a blood test. The other thing that we tried was to test her glucose levels at home. But that involves pricking and leads to pain. 

It is during this event  that I learnt about continuous glucose monitoring using FreeStyle Libre. I went ahead and bought the same for my mother. Freestyle Libre helps us track her glucose levels without finger pricks. It is also very convenient to use. My mother took no time to learn how to use it. In addition , the data  she gets from the device can be shared with her doctor and he can adjust her medication accordingly. 

First things first, what is FreeStyle Libre? 

It is wearable tech, just like our smartwatches, and therefore, it does not require any kind of a prick in order to measure your glucose levels. The other products used a needle to remove a little amount of blood and then you use it to check your glucose levels. 

How to use FreeStyle Libre?

The sensor is put on the back of your arm, and this one can be worn for upto  14 days. Then all you need to do is to swipe the reader over the sensor and you can get the exact and complete picture of the glucose levels. 

Key Features of FreeStyle Libre

Here are some of the features of the device at a glance:

  1. One scan is all it takes to get your glucose reading. 
  2. You can also check the data of the past 90 days
  3. You can see patterns and trends in your glucose levels, rather than just a one-time reading
  4. It is water-resistant and can be worn at all times
  5. You can scan through your clothes making it discreet to check glucose levels anytime and anywhere. 

Advantages of using FreeStyle Libre

  • Conveniently measures and stores your glucose readings 
  • It is a painless scan, no pricking is needed 
  • It is user-friendly and you get 8 hours of glucose data 
  • it is water-resistant 

I am completely convinced that using Freestyle Libre has made my mother’s life easier and stress-free. Her diabetes management is on-track because of continuous glucose monitoring. 

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“If wealth is lost nothing is lost, but if health is lost something is definitely lost.” 

We all have heard this proverb at some point in our lives. But we realize the importance of health only when we are either going through some health issue or diagnosed with one. Speaking of health, diabetes is one of the largest global health issues that more and more people are diagnosed with. 

Diabetes has become a common name in every household today. And the strangest thing is that we are not completely aware of the basics of managing diabetes. So many superstitions and misconceptions come along with diabetes. So, when recently I had the chance to attend the live event session organized by Blogchatter on diabetes I was very glad. 

The session was named as managing the ‘3 Ms’ – Monitoring, Menu & Making a Move for managing Diabetes. 

Today I would like to share details I learned from the event so that it is helpful to you. 

Let us begin with the background. 

Diabetes in India

It came to me as a surprise that India stands second in the world for diabetes. There are about 69.2 million people in India diagnosed with diabetes and an additional 36.5 million with prediabetes. 

Source: https://www.nhp.gov.in/overview-of-diabetes-burden_mtl

Diabetes Management

One thing I learned in the event was that diabetes is manageable with proper glucose monitoring, exercise, and a balanced diet with nutrition, so neither your life nor the lives of your loved ones need to be defined by diabetes. 

Types of Diabetes

One of my major learnings about diabetes was that there are two types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. It is very important in diabetes treatment that the patient along with the doctor is equally involved in the process. The will of the patient, his or her discipline, and control hold a huge weightage in the treatment as there are a lot of changes in lifestyle and eating habits involved in diabetes. Also, monitoring one’s blood glucose levels is a very important way to keep it on track. 

Risks involved

I had heard from my elders that diabetes is one issue that impacts your body deeply . You never know about the risks it involves. So, if the patient isn’t following a dietary plan and has poor glucose control, he/she might be at a higher risk. 

The complications include nerve problems, heart diseases, retinopathy, and foot ulcers. Additionally, Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for the majority of the cases, can lead to multi-organ complications.

Here is what I learned:

There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Both of these are stated by higher than normal blood sugar levels. These two have different causes, treatments, and symptoms. These cannot be treated similarly. 

If or when you are going through fluctuating glucose levels, it can be a constant source of concern and additional stress. Therefore, it is important to know what are the changes one should make in their lifestyle that can help them to manage their glucose levels better.

Here are some important factors that affect glucose levels:

Diet

There is no surprise that diet is the most essential factor in affecting glucose levels. Healthy eating is important in glucose management. It is said that one should consult their doctor or dietitian about the best food choices and the appropriate balance of food types.

Staying Active

An active lifestyle helps you control and manage your glucose levels better. 

Stress Management

When you’re stressed, the hormones your body produces in response to prolonged stress may cause a rise in your glucose level. Additionally, it can make you forget to take your medication or eat on time. Make activities and relaxation techniques like deep breathing and yoga part of your daily routine to keep stress at bay. 

Proper Glucose Monitoring

Now that you and I are aware of the various factors that can affect your glucose levels, it is time to know how often one should monitor glucose levels. 

Opt for using a simple yet highly effective continuous glucose monitoring to monitor how your stress levels and other factors such as diet and exercise can impact glucose levels. Continuous glucose monitoring can be done without any pricks, the device usage is convenient and very useful when you are on the go. 

Conclusion

Taking care of diabetes and its management is very doable – constantly monitoring your blood sugar levels, eating nutritious foods, and getting adequate exercise. 

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Is there any person who has never eaten and loved the intensity of the dark chocolate. The dark, intense, strong, mildly sweet, silk textured dark chocolate is a treat and needless to say its a bite of heaven melting in your mouth. Despite the situation of happiness, pain, anger, sadness, or celebration dark chocolate finds it place very easily.

PMS and dark chocolate to soothe it:

However before periods the cravings increase and the mood swings are at its worst situation in such cases the charm of indulging in dark chocolate is not sinful. Medically PMS or Premenstrual syndrome has a wide variety of signs and symptoms including mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability, and depression.  PMS is common and almost all women experience PMS and even if not then little pampering during the troubled period is the most welcomed gesture.

PMS is predictable thus with little effort all those symptoms can be fought to feel  little better. The physical and emotional changes that one experiences can be done away with a little lifestyle adjustments. The physical pain and emotional stress that we have is enough to affect our daily lives. However with so much to deal with it is only wise to make sure that one try to figure out the trigger points and try to reduce the causes of PMS.

Off lately my PMS has been at its worst and no matter what even at the slightest discomfort or for any reason I get irritable needless to say my period cramps are killing me so much so that stepping out of from four days in a row for the most necessary work is out of question. As a matter of fact even two to three days before periods and after periods I am experiencing acute cramps which occur for a few minutes and subside. I did consult a specialist doctor for the matter but she responded that it is normal and there are no medication to treat the cramps however to soothe it I can increase magnesium in my diet and have some food. The concept of happy food is that during the troubled time of the month when you are upset for reason it is the happy food that cheers you up and helps you go through the tough times.

 For the love of dark chocolate:

The sight of dark chocolate is so calming and the charm to open the crisp wrap[per and eat the bar till the last piece is so satisfying that it is truly your happy space.  Moreover dark chocolate has magnesium a mineral found in dark chocolate that helps to relax muscles and ease the uterine contractions and pain. Magnesium can inhibit the production of prostaglandins which stimulate contractions.

As per reports it is found that low  blood levels of magnesium are associated to painful periods. Dark chocolate has higher magnesium than milk. Thus one can relax and indulge in chocolate. Therefore make it a point that you consume good quality dark chocolate and stay relaxed during the periods.

Good quality dark chocolates is rare to be found:

Now that I was aware that all I needed was a bar of dark chocolate the next problem came of finding a good brand that has yummy and good quality chocolate that promises about its quality and fits my budget. It should have bean to compound promise and free from artificial synthetic flavours which appear to be chocolate but are not so.

After doing immense research I cam across the most genuine artisan chocolate which is Bee Tee’s Melt. The product has raw materials which are mentioned on the ingredients. The brand promises that “we eat what you eat” and this is the best promise that any brand can make. It is free from cocoa powder, cocoa solids, artificial sweetener, it is gluten free, soy free, refined sugar free and preservative free thus what better than this pure dark chocolate. After having it for a month I was free from PMS to a great extent rather now those days of the month are easier and I have my happy space.  

Best wash for little kids

My babies are always the most cherished part of my life. Just like any mother, I  always tend to build an unbreachable bond and protection around them to guard him against all the bad influences of the world. That’s why while choosing the baby wash, I choose the best in the market.

I know, a lot of new brands are emerging in the market, so it is difficult to choose the perfect baby wash for sensitive skin which cleanses the baby’s skin without losing the moisturization also, it should be made up of good ingredients. The artificial additions are a must look into when buying body washes for skin as sensitive as that of a baby; the synthetic ingredients often have a harsh and dominant smell, which can be harmful to babies.

Best wash for little kids

If you are in the same boat, then my suggestion would be really useful for you. I have jotted down the top 5 Baby Washes which not only retain moisturizer into the skin and protect the baby’s skin from harmful chemicals.

  1. Mother Sparsh Plant-Powered Baby Wash

I have been using Mother Sparsh products for over a year and gladly they didn’t disappoint me. Mother Sparsh Plant-Powered Baby Wash is the ultimate choice for sensitive and delicate baby skin. It is an herbal blend of centuries-old plants with medicinal values.

Also Read, Choosing the best for my child -Mother Sparsh’s 99% wipes

Also, It contains elements such as Grapeseed oil which moisturizes the skin and aids in every care of baby’s skin needing. Mother Sparsh Plant-Powered Baby Wash is an organic blend and is entirely free from synthetics like Formaldehyde and Paraben. And the natural aroma is soothing and lacks any element meaning to irritate the baby.

Often brands add artificial fragrances to suppress the unpleasant odor of chemicals. But this specific body wash is 100% free of added fragrances and perfect for little babies.

It is owing to its Coconut oil cleansing action, and the goodness of Olive oil which is effective against allergies. It is one of the best baby wash for sensitive skin due to a multi-faceted allergic complication of the eye. It has the gentle essence of nature plucked Chamomile oil. The oil is a calming ingredient rather than a harsh cleansing agent present in other bodies’ washes.

Why do I recommend it?

  • The addition of Calendula oil, Avocado oil in Mother Sparsh Baby Wash adds to the moisturizing action and provides ample nutrition to the skin.
  • Mother Sparsh Baby Wash flourishes in the market owing to its unerringly true claim of being “tear-free.”
  • It is an organic blend and is entirely free from synthetics like Formaldehyde and Paraben.
  • The natural aroma is soothing and lacks any element meaning to irritate the baby.
  1. Baby Dove Rich Moisture Hair To Toe Baby Wash

Want to protect your baby’s delicate skin? Then, Baby Wash by Dove is the product in this listicle. It gives a slight scent that is liked by the babies and super gentle on the baby’s skin. As a brand, I have tried out of a lot of products and somewhere really good and this works out as a great baby wash for your baby.

baby wash

Why do I recommend it?

  • It cleanses the baby’s delicate skin without making it dry and is able to retain moisture for a long duration.
  • Baby Wash by Dove is Dye Free, Phthalate Free, Paraben Free and tested by the Dermatologist & Pediatrician.
  • Consists of a pH Neutral formula and is allergy-free.
  • You don’t need a separate shampoo and body wash for the kids. It’s the best baby wash for sensitive skin and it lives up to its expectations as mentioned by the brand.
  1. Mamaearth Deeply nourishing natural baby wash

MamaEarth Deeply Nourishing Baby Wash for babies is a cure to a wide variety of allergies commonly faced in babies; the body wash is a smooth cleanser and allows the baby’s skin to cloak itself in a superficial layer of Ayurvedic extracts to guard it against usual redness and allergies.

Why do I recommend it?

  • All ingredients in Mamaearth’s Baby Wash are natural and free of toxins and irritants.
  • It consists of the goodness of coconut oil, orange essential oil and allantoin which are responsible for deep moisturization and wash away the dirt and grim from the baby’s sensitive skin.
  • The presence of Vitamin E in Mamaearth’s baby wash will help to make the baby’s skin soft and supple.
  • It was tested by dermatologists and clinically approved in Europe.
  1. Chicco Baby Moments Gentle Body Wash And Shampoo For Soft Skin And Hair

Soothe your baby’s soft skin and wash away the dirt with the Chicco Baby Moments Gentle Baby Wash and Shampoo. It’s a 2-in-1 product that not only maintains their skin but also promotes healthy hair. It comes in different sizes, so you can try out the smaller product as well.

The presence of oats extracts and glycerine assist in moisturizing and softening the baby’s skin as well as cleanses it gently.

Why do I recommend it?

  • Chicco Baby Wash has no trace of SLS, SLES, dyes, alcohol, artificial colors and parabens.
  • Specially formulated with the goodness of organic products to gently cleanse the baby’s tender skin and soft hair.
  • The pH level in the baby wash is neutral and dermatologically tested.

5. Dabur Baby Wash: pH 5.5 balanced with No Harmful Chemicals & Tear Free Formula

As a brand, Dabur is one of the most famous skincare or body care brand which also falls in the affordable category. They have launched the baby care range which is preferred by the mom and their babies too. Dabur Baby Wash is enriched with ayurvedic herbs without any trace of chemicals or toxins. It is super gentle on baby’s skin and dermatologically tested safe for the kids.

Why do I recommend it?

  • Dabur Baby Wash is packed with ayurvedic ingredients which also include coconut, calendula and aloe vera.
  • It is a mild baby wash and 100% soap-free.
  • This baby wash gently cleanses the skin of the baby while maintaining a balanced skin pH.
  • The scent is pretty mild and doesn’t irritate the baby’s nose or eyes.

I hope you are able to find a mild baby wash for your baby’s delicate skin. From the presence of organic ingredients to deep moisturization, every type of baby wash that might be suitable for your baby is covered in this list.

Leave a comment if you have tried or brought any of the above recommendations. Stay tuned for more skincare regimes exclusively for little ones.

Balzano Yoga Blender

Including fresh fruits and veggies in your daily diet is a great habit to develop. It is a better idea to add fruits and vegetables into your diet if you are too lazy to cut them and eat them raw. You got it accurately. It is about squeezing fruits. Juicing will be easy if you have a decent juicer in your kitchen.

balzano juicer

Nothing beats a glass of fresh, delicious fruit juice before leaving to work or after returning home. To do so, you must first find an excellent juicer that meets your requirements.

A cool glass of morning juice might help you feel more energized and get your day started on the right foot! With the help of Balzano Yoga Blender, you can make mouth-wateringly delicious juices in a matter of minutes! What’s impressive about this blender is that it keeps the nutritional worth of fruits and veggies intact, allowing you to get the benefits. It also saves you time by providing you with a selection of healthy juices at the touch of a button!

Description:

The Balzano Yoga Blender has a novel Cyclonic Motion and an incredible 600W engine that guarantees excellent outcomes in a short measure of time! The blender is easy to clean and has a minimal plan that occupies little room on your kitchen counter.

The Balzano Yoga Blender Auto Seed Separation tool is a one-of-a-kind feature.

What more can the Balzano do? Why is it so expensive? Should you purchase it? Our article answers these questions.

Features of Balzano Yoga Blender

  • Super Quiet

The yoga blender is extremely quiet, with noise levels below 60 decibels, thanks to its moderate pace and precisely constructed assembly.

  • Save time, and it’s simple to digest

You can save time in the kitchen by using auto seed separation, and you won’t have to eat fruit seeds with little nutritional value.

  • The technology of stone grinding

The only blender that does not chop fibre and instead chews it between the teeth of specially designed plates, getting maximum nutrients from ingredients organically.

  • Technology for a cyclonic waterfall

The meals revolve in a cyclonic motion and are stone ground/repeatedly chewed; just like yoga and Ayurveda prescribe, we chew the food 32 times before eating it.

  • The texture can be controlled.

With the yoga blender, you can now fine-tune the smoothness of your drink. The only blender with a low speed and naturally pre-chewing of fibre in juices, smoothies, and soups, resulting in low oxidation and nutrient preservation.

Pros of bender:

  • It is known to create more squeeze than another juicer, henceforth gainful for colossal families. You can deliver a new glass of juice in less than a moment with the machine. It will save a lot of time, especially for a large family. They wouldn’t need to go without the nourishment they require.
  • A few groups accept that since juice machines prepare juice so rapidly, a large part of the essential supplements is lost all the while. In any case, the opposite is valid for Balzano Yoga Blender. Without warming or harming the supplements fundamental by the human body, the Balzano ensures valuable proteins.
  • Individuals as of now live in a swift-moving and rushed environment. They disregard the significance of eating and even eating regimens. Individuals go to juices to top off their bodies with the supplements they require.

Cons of blender:

  • It is powered by the mains and doesn’t consist of a battery.
  • Another component to consider while making juice is the sugar content, as the organic product may rapidly raise the sugar content of a generally good smoothie.
  • Another potential burden is the expense. The high cost of cold squeezed juice is referred to by numerous individuals as motivation to keep away from it.

Conclusion:

The lone blender that utilizes an old-fashioned Ayurvedic strategy for squeezing and mixing, extricating 100% sustenance with fibre included, actually like biting and ingesting leafy foods. It guarantees that the entirety of the supplements from the veggies and organic products are conveyed to your body through the juice while likewise saving you time. Exploit the most innovative possible solution.

Baby Laundry Detergent

When a baby arrives in your life, everything around you changes, isn’t it? From a carefree person, you switch to become a picky shopper. You want to give all the comfort to your baby boo in this world, no matter what! Choosing a baby laundry detergent plays an essential role in my life. I have been specific when it comes to babies, and they are sensitive to everything around them,

Baby Laundrt deteregent

I know you might be wondering that finding a baby detergent is even a requirement? Honestly, I was wondering the same. I have never thought I would ever purchase an extra detergent for my baby clothes. But, the shopper inside was intrigued, and that’s how I started researching about using a laundry detergent for babies. I found out that the baby’s sensitive skin might react to clothes after washing in harsh detergents.

If you are looking to buy a laundry detergent for babies with sensitive skin, I would like to share the top 5 baby laundry detergents.

  1. Mother Sparsh Plant Powered Laundry Detergent for Babies

Are you looking for a detergent that is tougher on stains but delicate on your baby’s skin? Then look no further than the natural blend of botanical herbs laundry detergent specially made to maintain the hygiene of your munchkin i.e., Mother Sparsh Plant Powered Laundry Detergent for Babies.

I have always trusted Mother Sparsh as a brand because the ingredients are plant-based. I have tried several products from this brand and included them in my baby’s vanity. I was elated when I got to know that they have a baby laundry detergent. Their product looked prominent on the website and saw good reviews as well. So, I had to give it a try.

The usage of the Aloe extracts, Eucalyptus oil, and the neem extracts makes it unique, the first choice for every mom, and one of the best laundry detergents for babies with sensitive skin. The presence of the aloe vera extracts helps to minimize the risk of skin problems which makes it gentle on the clothes, baby’s skin, environment, and hands. Neem extracts play a role in eliminating the bacteria from the baby’s clothes. After washing clothes, eucalyptus oil bestows a natural fragrance to the clothes.

It is a mild detergent exclusively for the baby’s laundry. But, added Bio-enzymes are powerful enough to remove the bad smell, milk residue, and dirt.

Why would I recommend it?

  • No trace of any harsh chemicals like SLS/SLES, phosphates, dyes, parabens, bleach, and foam booster makes it the best laundry detergent for babies with sensitive skin.
  • It is a dermatologically tested and mild baby detergent that makes it perfect for baby clothes.
  • All the ingredients are extracts from nature as well as essential oils.
  • Able to remove tough stains and bacteria as this baby laundry detergent ingredient consists of antibacterial properties.
  • Super gentle on the newborn baby and allergen-free due to the presence of essential oils.
  • It is available on Amazon, Flipkart, Nykaa, Firstcry, and their official website.

Here is the link to the product:  Mother Sparsh Plant Powered Laundry Detergent for Babies

  1. Chicco Laundry Detergent Fresh Spring

Burying your baby’s laundry clothes over the other’s family members’ laundry is not the right option. Just like your baby needs an extra set of skincare that suits his sensitive skin, they need a baby laundry detergent.

That is why I have added Chicco Laundry Detergent Fresh Spring to this list. It is dermatologically tested and safe for kids.

Why would I recommend it?

Here some of the top reasons why I love this product:

  • It is free from chemicals like phosphorus, fluorescence, brighteners, and colorant.
  • This baby detergent is Dermatologically tested.
  • After washing, it leaves a mild natural fragrance on clothes.
  • It can tough stains from oil, baby food, dirt, fruits, and veggies.
  • Able to kill 99% of bacteria on the clothes from the food spillage, drool, sweat, etc.
  • Suitable for hand wash as well as machine wash.

It is available on various websites like firstcry, Amazon, Flipkart, and their official website.

Here is the link to the product: Chicco Laundry Detergent Fresh Spring

  1. Pigeon Multifunctional Laundry Detergent

As the baby comes home, the laundry gets doubled. But, you should not use your regular detergent to wash off the dirt from your baby’s clothes. Their delicate and sensitive skin needs an exclusive baby laundry detergent i.e., Pigeon Multifunctional Laundry Detergent.

Why would I recommend it?

  • It is free from alcohol and able to remove stains.
  • This baby laundry detergent is safe for babies with sensitive skin.
  • Able to protect the color and fabric of the clothes.
  • The softness of the fabric remains intact.
  • Available in two options – Lemongrass and Sunshine.

Here is the link to the product: Pigeon Multifunctional Laundry Detergent

  1. NATURAL LIFE Baby Laundry Liquid Detergent

Keep your baby’s skin and clothes protected with the baby detergent by Natural Life Baby Laundry Liquid Detergent. It is also a good option while choosing laundry detergent for babies.

Why would I recommend it?

  • No harmful chemicals are included.
  • This baby detergent keeps the baby’s clothes soft and comfy
  • Ingredients are certified as safe and environment friendly

Here is the link to the product: NATURAL LIFE Baby Laundry Liquid Detergent

  1. Mee Mee Baby Liquid Laundry Detergent

One of the popular brands in baby care has recently launched the Mee Mee Baby Liquid Laundry Detergent. When it comes to choosing a laundry detergent for babies, it is also one of the good brands to choose from the options available in the market.

Why would I recommend it?

  • No use of harsh chemicals and a mild baby laundry detergent exclusive for baby’s clothes.
  • There is no presence of artificial colorants and brightens up the colors of the baby’s clothes.
  • Keeps the clothes soft and makes them gentle and rash-free for the baby’s skin.

Here is the link to the product: Mee Mee Baby Liquid Laundry Detergent

Wiggle your little munchkins because these laundry detergents for babies are safe enough to keep your baby’s clothes clean and soft. I hope you are enjoying this series of baby care products. If there is any specific product that you would like me to review, let me know in the comments below.

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Best Face Cream for a Newborn Baby

When a new parent asks me, do we need to buy a separate baby face cream? Then my answer is YES! Because the baby’s skin loses moisture quickly. It is thinner and sensitive as compared to an adult’s skin. They are more likely to get rashes, redness, and itchiness if we apply the chemical-infused face cream on the baby’s face.

Before recommending you the best face cream for a newborn baby, I should suggest some important tips to look out for before buying skincare for your baby!

  • Free from Chemicals: The baby face cream or any baby’s skincare essential should be free from parabens, silicon, sulfate, or any other chemical products.
  • Organic Ingredients: Choose products that contain natural or organic ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, and more, as they will bestow maximum benefits to the baby’s skin.
  • Non Greasy Formulation: While selecting the best face cream, make sure it should have a non-greasy formulation because the skin will absorb and lock the cream that provides long hours of moisturization.

Well, there are tons of face creams for kids that tick off all the above points. But there are the top 5 best face creams for kids that I would recommend to every parent who is stocking up their baby’s skincare essentials. If you are the one, then keep on reading! I am sure you might be suitable for your little cutie pie.

List of 5 Best Face Cream for a Newborn Baby

  • Mother Sparsh Plant Powered Natural Face Cream

Looking to fuel your baby’s skin for the best face cream available in the market, then look no further than Mother Sparsh Plant-Powered Baby Face Cream. It is one of my top recommended skincare products that you should have in your kid’s vanity. Apart from creating organic products for your baby boo, Mother Sparsh products are sensitive to the environment. That means they tend to aim to curate zero waste whenever they create a new product. Great initiative, isn’t it?

Coming back to the Mother Sparsh Plant-Powered Baby Face Cream, it has given the right level of hydration and moisturization to my baby’s skin which means, it neither too greasy nor oily which sits on the skin nor drying on the skin.

Why would I recommend it?

  • As the name depicts, ‘Plant Powered Natural Baby Face Creamall the ingredients in this face cream are derived from plants, herbal extracts, and pure essentials oils.
  • This baby’s face cream is deprived of a single trace of chemical ingredients and contains the goodness of shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, wheat germ oil, apricot oil, aloe vera extracts, and beeswax that helps to get rid of the flaky and dry skin.
  • It is exclusively made for babies born with normal to sensitive skin.
  • The non-greasy formulation helps to absorb the cream deeply into the skin after massaging for almost 10-20 seconds.
  • It helps to protect the skin from inflammation, itchiness, and redness by bestowing optimal moisturization to the baby’s skin by making it soft and supple.
  • One of the best and unique features of the Mother Sparsh Plant-Powered Baby Face Cream is that it comes compact size that makes it super travel friendly.

Buy From Amazon:  Mother Sparsh Plant Powered Natural Face Cream

You can also try out the Mother Sparsh Plant Powered Natural Baby Wash and Baby Face Cream.

So, if you are looking for the best face cream for a newborn baby that directly transforms ingredients from nature into a product, then you should add this face cream to your cart.

  • Dabur Baby Cream Daily Moisturizing

Dabur has been a well-known brand and we all must have used their product once in a while. Recently, they have come up with their baby skincare range. I have recently tried out their Dabur Baby Cream Daily Moisturizing and it is one of the best face creams available in the market exclusively for your baby.

Why would I recommend it?

  • Free from chemicals.
  • Infused with the goodness of organic products like Winter Cherry, Aloe Vera, Licorice, and Almond.
  • Provides moisturization to not only the baby’s face but also the elbows and knees of the baby.

Buy From Amazon:  Dabur Baby Cream Daily Moisturizing

  • Chicco Natural Sensation Face Cream

From one of the best face creams for the newborn to strollers for the baby, Chicco has everything that a new parent and their baby needs. Chicco’s Natural Sensation Face Cream would be added to this list as it caters to the need for instant moisturization to the baby’s skin.

Why would I recommend it?

  • Locks the moisturization into the baby’s skin for up to 24 hours.
  • The light texture of this face cream helps to absorb quickly while making the skin soft and supple.
  • No harmful chemicals and no irritants are involved in the formulation of this skincare product.

Buy From Amazon: Chicco Natural Sensation Face Cream

  • Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream

Aveeno as a skincare brand has grown from developing holistic skin essentials products for adults to inventing new launches for baby care. Every baby’s skin craves soothing and moisturizing cream. And, no wonder Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream has to be on the list of the best face cream for kids.

Why would I recommend it?

  • It protects the sensitive skin of the baby and prevents dryness as well as chafing.
  • Perfect solution for baby skin problems like eczema, skin redness, and rashes.
  • Aveeno Baby Cream is free from chemicals like parabens and phthalate.
  • Contains no preservative or chemicals and infused with nature’s best ingredients.

Buy From Amazon: Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream

  • Lotus Herbals Baby+ Feathery Pecks Soft Baby Crème

Being a blogger, I tend to try a lot of skincare and beauty care for different brands. And, as a skincare lover, I have loved all the face masks and face cream offered by the brand. So, when they launched the Baby creme, I thought I had to try it out. And, after trying and testing it out, this made it to my recommendation of the best face cream for newborn babies.

Why would I recommend it?

  • It is packed with handpicked natural ingredients from the pristine herbs and rare plants as well as flowers.
  • It does not leave any traces of oil on the baby’s skin and bestows complete moisturization.
  • This baby creme is super gentle and contains no chemicals or preservatives.

Buy From Amazon: Lotus Herbals Baby+ Feathery Pecks Soft Baby Crème

These are the list of the best face cream exclusively meant for the sensitive skin of your little munchkins. Among these recommendations, Mother Sparsh Plant-Powered Baby Face Cream is my favorite currently.

Say bye-bye to dryness and hello to the soft and supple skin. I hope this listicle of the best face cream turns out to be useful for you!

Share your experience with the above products if you have tried it out!

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Vaccine for Coronavirus

The COVID pandemic has taken the entire world by storm. The world is facing severe conditions due to the rise in the cases of COVID which is now being termed as the second wave. The lockdown situations are also getting extended with new guidelines and restrictions. Amidst this, the launch of more COVID vaccines in the country such as Sputnik V brings hope.

Vaccines are a great way to stop the spreading of the disease. WHO says that at least 60-70% of the world’s population needs to be vaccinated before the chain of transmission can be broken. So in case you’re on the fence of should you or should not get vaccinated, let me tell you now – vaccination is essential!

If you’re worried about safety, it’s better to #KnowYourVaccine than to allow rumours and misinformation to affect your decision making.

Vaccine for coronavirus – is it safe or not?

  1. Careful testing

There is a lot of research and quality control that goes into the development and manufacturing of vaccines. No vaccine is introduced in the country without the regulatory bodies clearing it for safety and efficacy. So you can be assured that vaccines like Covishield, Covaxin and recently Sputnik V are safe. And they help you from developing severe side effects in case you contract the virus.

  1. Side effects are normal

Vaccines are developed to teach your body how to fight a disease. It is therefore common to experience mild to moderate side effects. This happens because your immune system is learning how to fight. Low-grade fever and body ache are normal. But I also know of people who have got the vaccine with no side effects. That does not mean that the vaccine was ineffective. Everybody reacts differently.

  1. Vaccine efficacy

Vaccine efficacy is a percentage reduction in a disease that received the vaccine under a clinical trial. So if the vaccine’s efficacy is 91.6% as in the case of Sputnik V, it means that more than 90% reduction is seen in new cases of the virus.

Sputnik V

  1. Know Your Vaccine

With the amount of fake news spreading from WhatsApp university, it’s essential you gather the data from credible sources like WHO, govt bodies, etc. before deciding what vaccine to put. Even then, make sure you also consult your doctor and are prepared to deal with the side effects, if any.

A good way to know how you can trust a vaccine is by checking its performance, what kind of side effects it has and its high efficacy. Sputnik V, for example, is based on a proven human adenoviral vector platform with a long-term safety profile and no serious side effects. The quality and safety of Sputnik V are, among other things, assured by the fact that, unlike other vaccines, it uses a 4-stage purification technology that includes two stages of chromatography and two stages of tangential flow filtration. This purification technology helps to obtain a highly purified product that goes through mandatory control including the analysis of free DNA presence. In addition, the volume of nucleic acid is several dozen times lower in adenoviral vectors compared to Pfizer and Moderna vaccines (1 to 2 mcg vs 50 to 100 mcg, correspondingly).

I know we’re all going through a déjà vu with the pandemic, what with talks of lockdowns and surging cases and vaccine stock getting over. It’s a difficult time for all of us but I know that we can fight this, together. So, keep your family close, don’t forget to wear your masks when you step out and maintain physical distance. Remember vaccines are your friends.

Take care of everyone and makes fitness your habit.

The health of the Nation to the Healthier Nation

On World Health Day, Apollo Hospitals which is one of the most trusted healthcare groups has decided to share some of the health insights of the people of India via a group Zoom call. And, I am so lucky to say that I have been part of the webinar along with the highly experienced doctors where they have enlightened all the members on the rise of non-communicable diseases among Indians and how we can prevent them by taking some simple changes in our lifestyle.

Apollo Healthcare

We have shown some eye-opening statistics which has made me concerned more about my family’s health and wellness. According to their research, the rise of death has been increased by 67% due to non-communicable diseases and people who are facing the risk of chronic disease are highly unsafe during the pandemic era.

The whole session has bestowed tremendous knowledge about healthcare by the 6 highly esteemed people of the Apollo healthcare groups which involves

  1. Chairman of the Apollo Healthcare Groups, Dr Prathap C Reddy;
  2. Joint Managing Director of the Apollo Healthcare Groups, Dr Sangita Reddy;
  3. Group Medical Director of the Apollo Healthcare Groups, Dr Anupam Sibal;
  4. Former Director-General and Indian Council of Medical Research and President, Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation, Prof. Nirmal Kumar Ganguly,
  5. Chief Medical Information Officer of Apollo Healthcare Group, Dr Sujoy Kar;
  6. CEO of Preventive Health at Apollo Hospital in Chennai, Dr Sathya Sriram.

Here are some of the insights and learning about the rising of diseases. I have divided the webinar into some points which depict the clarity on the intensity of the exponential growth of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Talking About The Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and How it is Increasing

Non-communicable diseases are diseases that cannot be transmitted from one individual to another individual such as heart diseases, cancer, kidney issues, liver problems, and other chronic diseases.

In India, NCDs are becoming common and in order to break this norm, it is important to take immediate action so that you can stay healthy in your future.

Diabetes, hypertension, and heart diseases are becoming more common in 45-60 years old people as compared to people who are above 60 years, as stated by the Managing Director of Apollo Hospital, Dr. Anupam Sibal.

What Can We do Prevent it?

As per the information given in the webinar by Apollo Healthcare groups, here are some of the preventive measures to avoid NCDs.

As quoted by Dr Prathap C Reddy, ‘Around 40% of the hospital stays are booked by the people who are suffering from the NCDs’.

  • Early detection and taking advisable precautions can be a great way to fight the problem
  • Better and optimized clinical solutions can assist the patient with better healthcare.
  • Leading a healthy and active life might not guarantee for healthy future but it can reduce the risk of diseases and improve the chances of recovery,

How Apollo ProHealth Initiative is the Solution to Fight Health Issues?

From the past 37 years, Apollo Healthcare Groups have analyzed that using the previous data analytics and Artificial Intelligence, it is possible to decrease the number of people infected by NCDs.

They have recently launched Apollo’s Prohealth Program which is the amalgamation of advanced diagnosis, predictable statistics, and artificial intelligence to provide premium healthcare services to the people.

Advantages of the Apollo ProHealth – A Personalized Health Management Program

  • Assists in early detection of the diseases
  • Builds exclusive solutions to achieve your health goals
  • Provides accessibility to connect with the doctor to ensure the status of your health.
  • Helps to reduce the premature death rate related to non-communicable diseases.
  • Works on the model of taking proactive medication, clinical tests, and follow-ups on the health status.

“Proper management of your health and early detection can reduce the mortality rate by 80%”, as stated by Prof. Nirmal Kumar Ganguly.

What you should do for your healthy future?

If you are worried about your health, then it is the right time to invest in your healthcare and if you are looking for a holistic and personalized plan, then I would recommend you to go ahead with Apollo Prohealth Plan.

It starts with 5000 INR and if you want to sign up, you can check out their website. (https://www.apollo247.com/)

Apollo Healthcare Group is already a renowned brand in the healthcare industry. They have launched their health management program which is based on artificial intelligence and big data analytics which helps to acts as a shield and assists you to fight chronic disease.

It’s high time to take the responsibility for your health into your hands. Because if you don’t care about your health, then who will?

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First, a bit of history and science

At the turn of the twentieth century, Maria Montessori came out with her theory on early development. Interestingly, many of her contemporaries discounted her brilliant insights as quackery. Although she was a qualified paediatrician, the scientific evidence of the effectiveness of her methods would still take a few years to come by. Theorising without scientific evidence was akin to blasphemy to the proud scientific community of the west in those days.

But the decades that followed only proved her right with enough scientific evidence, it a general consensus emerged in the fields of healthcare and education that early development, especially in 0-3 years age band is a great opportunity for parents, communities and society, at large.

Today, Public Health departments and not-for-profits in the developed world spend millions of dollars every year in order to educate parents of the newly-borns’ about the benefits of early intelligence development.

Some of the best-known institutions in the world are promoting the idea of 0-3 development because they see this as a great opportunity to develop better and brighter citizens and as a solution to prevent many future challenges that today’s children will have.

One such institution is the Harvard Centre on the Developing Child. In the video given below, they explain how the process of brain development takes place in humans.

https://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/brain-architecture/

The experts at this centre suggest that constant serve and return interactions with the baby actually augment the brain development process and can achieve great results.

https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/5-steps-for-brain-building-serve-and-return/

They also talk about strategies that parents and caregivers can adopt to actually help the process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_5u8-QSh6A&feature=youtu.be

The logic behind this thinking is summarised in their chart below

baby's intelligence

The essence of the recommendations from the Harvard Centre on the Developing Child is  

  1. Early brain development is critical
  2. Parents can support the process by engaging in frequent interactive communication with their babies
  3. The quality and quantity of the above interactions can have a significant impact on the cognitive abilities of the baby
  4. It makes sense for the parents to do bit of planning to have structured interactions that support this development
  5. Supporting such development is not only beneficial to individual babies or parents but the multiplier positive effect on the society can be significant as well.

What is in it for the parents and the caregivers?

Because the process of brain development can be augmented in early childhood, it is an opportunity for the parents and caregivers. This is one area wherein the “Nature Vs Nurture” debate, “Nurture” actually wins. And let us be clear that this brain development is not just about IQ.  It is about EQ as well. Active engagement with babies makes them feel secure and they grow to be positive, caring and confident adults.

The question is what can you do to take advantage of this opportunity?

On this front, the advice from the experts is simple and can be summarised in the following bullet points.

  1. Be aware– Know that you can actively contribute to the brain development process of your child.
  2. Make active efforts– Try to learn about the methods and tools that you can deploy.
  3. Commit to action– Have some kind of plan or routine to work with your baby, starting right at birth.
  4. Empower yourselves– To do a good job, you need to have access to content, materials etc. Be in look out for and acquire right tools. They will make your life easier.

With little awareness and effort on your part, you can actually significantly improve your baby’s future.

Considering the competitive pressures that we will have on our resources in the days to come, we do need sharper brains walking around on our planet. Tomorrow’s adults need to be more capable of solving complex problems and they will come out of today’s children.

Therefore, it is an opportunity as well as a responsibility for all of us to work on the intelligence of our babies.

The Author is Head – Content and Research at Bablr Early Learning. Bablr Early Learning Programs empowers parents to offer the right developmental inputs to their 0 to 3 year old babies. Register for a Free Online Counselling Session to know more about Bablr by clicking here http://bit.ly/3ubD7gb