Xplorabox- The best way to keep your child away from gadgets!

Twenty first century kids are better known as digital kids! The ones who are always engrossed in gadgets to kill the times or rather to waste it. Parents are always concerned in keeping them off these gadgets to avoid the severe consequences following the digital addiction. But around 80% of these parents aren’t successful for the same. Most of the times they aren’t getting the perfect methods to replace the gadgets which should be compatible enough to occupy the kids and couldn’t quench their thirst for creativity.

Under these circumstances, Xplorabox comes to our rescue! They have got a range of creative mind games for kids of all ages which leaves them little or no time to grab those gadgets. They offer monthly subscription boxes of various themes in justified rates and not even a single theme is repeated . Thus, the kids get a monthly dose of creative games to keep them occupied and test their skills and even intensify it.

I tried their September subscription box of little space traveller for my daughter. Its the best one to keep a five year old naughty tot totally occupied and busy. The easiest way to let them know how to expire space and get some more education of the solar system. I just loved how it was packed systematically in which each different game was neatly wrapped in a different, convenient packaging with an instruction manual along with it.

The games in it included of:

Monster Mania game

Xplorabox Monster mania game

A super easy game that helps the kids interact better with their friends or siblings as they stack up the cards and arrange the cards to compete in a winning battle. It helps in enhancing their fine motor skills, problem solving skills, analytical skills and social plus emotional skills.

Space activity board

XploraboxSpace activity board

The kids in this game, get a stack of cards through which they find the flash cards and place them perfectly on the solar system board. A very good way to get their fine motor skills, reading skills, analytical skills and academic skills perfected.

My UFO

Xplorabox Make my UFO

A pretty easy and creative technique to create an alien through the hints and the parts provided. This helps them to get their fine motor skills, creative skills and social/emotional skills updated.

My beautiful Earth

Xplorabox My beautiful earth

It’s a step by step guide for your kids to learn the earth’s rotation better. With the help of those materials present, they can easily create the solar system demo and explain it all to you. It helps in developing their fine motor skills, creative skills, social and emotional skills and academic skills.

Telescope

Xplorabox

They sent a partly prepared telescope with glasses needed for it and the child have to attach it to get the best result and tada my daughter is with her telescope in the balcony searching for comets each evening.

That’s was keeping my little one all hooked up recently and getting more knowledge on our solar system and space and she’s bubbling with joy and is full of praises for this game. I am sure all those parents with little ones are getting tempted to try this out for sure.

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Home Remedies for Pregnancy nausea!

Pregnancy, a stage in a woman’s life that has so much more strings to attached to it! The journey that’s nine months long and makes you experience a new feeling each day. No two woman can say they had the same pregnancy period, neither can a same woman say she had the same issues with all her multiple pregnancies. Each baby gives her mommy a different time.

Similarly, there are always certain discomforts during pregnancy that a would be mother experiences. The feeling of these nine months and whatever she goes through during this time is unexplainable, undefinable. Though, the labour pains are highlighted massively, no one understands the pain that a woman bears during the entire period of nine months!

While the problems are innumerable, you can’t solve them all with medicines as medicines are often avoided during pregnancies as they can have some adverse and major effects on the baby. Hence, comes the lifesavers, the home remedies for pregnancy issues! These tips and cures doesn’t need you to hit any store or pharmacy, just need your kitchen stocks and are super light on your health and are extremely beneficial to treat the problems during pregnancy.

Honey lemon and ginger ale

We all know the common issues of nausea-tic feelings or morning sickness during the early terms of pregnancy. For some these stretch for three months, for few till six and for a handful the nausea lasts till the baby’s delivery. You just can’t keep taking tablets for the same for such long period. Well, during these times, this solution does the magic. Just pour some warm water or it can be on room temperature too, add in a teaspoon on honey, half lime’s juice and few strands of shredded ginger. If you have complexities, you can avoid the ginger during first three months.

Sugar cane juice

Do you know, a lot of vomiting during pregnancy often reduces your glucose level in the body and hence increases the nausea-tic feelings more? What’s more natural and best for glucose rebuilding than a fresh glass of sugarcane juice. You can have it chilled for better comfort in case you don’t already suffer from cold.

Milk- water and rose water solution!

Often, those vomiting during pregnancy are followed with severe problems of acidity and heart burn. And in most cases, it’s incurable no matter whatever you have! At least, you can relieve it with this solution. Add 1:4 ratio of chilled milk and water wherein, milk should be one part and water it’s third and add few drops of rose water. You can also add Roohafza sherbet if you like and drink it. This would definitely make you feel better and relieve that acidic attacks for some hours.

Ice cubes!

Ice cubes are the best comfort candies when you feel uncomfortable during pregnancy. Just take some cubes and let it stay in your mouth for certain seconds, you can keep a glass with you to take it again for some time. This surely makes a huge difference against that nausea feeling.

Citric fruits

During pregnancy, citric fruits or their juices are the best natural remedies to cure nausea. They instantly relieve the uncomfortable feelings and are also full of vitamins and essential nutrients.

Well, now we have some great home remedies that would certainly help you a lot to cure the morning sicknesses and nausea during pregnancy.

P.S. sharing these tips with the experience of my own during my three pregnancies!

‘I am taking my Alexa rank to the next level with Blogchatter’

Getting ready for #MyFriendAlexa!

So, it’s the first time for me! I am all nervous and confused and searching all those articles on Alexa rank and browsing through twitter with the hashtag, #MyFriendAlexa and literally spamming blogchatter team there with my queries! Thanks God their patient and didn’t block me for this!

But I guess, I have got the main idea digested! It’s a blogging festival! A big one! That’ll eventually help me get a higher performance for my blog and not to forget getting the better ranking at its highness, Alexa. The lower I rank at Alexa, the higher I rank in the blogging world. Plus the interactions and genuine feedback’s I would be getting on my blog would be another positive factor to look forward to.

What’s more? For the love of reading, I get to read some varied works of numerous bloggers all so experienced and amazing writers because of this fest. A minimum of eight or many in one or many niches are welcome here too.

I guess, I should dedicate my September to a month full of variety of niches covered in this blogging fest. I would start a chain of blogs with genres and cover almost all aspects of lifestyle and other niches while we complete the fest. For example, my first blog would be on pregnancy stages while second can be on fashion styles. I can dedicate my third one for food and the fourth one for technology. Similarly, writing on travel for the fifth and finance for the sixth would be a great choice too. I am planning to let my seventh post be dedicated to food and eighth one for travel! Who knows I may even cross the eight figure and write more! May be the ninth one would be on parenting and tenth one can be on home decor ideas and I can even write an eleventh on fiction and more on parenting and more.

Let see if these ideas work and I can survive through this challenge after the A2Z challenge! Wish me luck and stay tuned for a month full of varied and exciting posts!

Unclog Your Baby’s Discomfort!

Babies and blocked nose!

A happy baby is a happy you! And for the baby to be at their best moods, they require proper and comfortable sleep and regular meals. And what not does a mother do to keep her baby happy!  But those days when your baby gets affected with rhinitis, those are the most difficult days and nights for the parents and the babies. They tend to cry a lot at short intervals during night time because they can’t sleep as the blocked nose discomforts them then.

Effects on rhinitis on kids!

Well, we all know that babies and toddlers are obligatory breathers, this adds in to sleep deprivation during blocked nose. This in turn makes them cranky during the daytime too. And because of this blocked nose the kids fuss a lot while having their meals too. It’s often seen that the children start losing weight regularly when they face rhinitis as it effects both their sleep and meal cycle largely. Even older children seem to feel down when they have rhinitis. They end up with distracted study habits and lesser play time with frequent mood swings too.

Parent’s take on curing rhinitis!

As parents you turn your attention towards various home remedies and medication for your child’s comfort. Some of us trust the grandma’s all time solution of turmeric milk that relieves the cold hence ultimately the congested nose in some days. While some parents believe a saline water provides relief here too. Vaporisers are also considered as one of the healers for blocked nose.

Nasivion is good too!

One of these remedies that have proved effective and providing comfort in most cases of rhinitis is NASIVION® 0.01 % & NASIVION® 0.025 % which are Well-tolerable and provide efficacious relief from rhinitis especially for little ones. These drops when given in proper dosage, that is, Nasivion® 0.01 % nasal drops for infants up to 1 year of age helps in relieving blocked noses hence it’s a fast-acting decongestant. With Oxymetazoline being its ingredient, Nasivion provides relief to block nose issues in baby in the minimum of time soothing them mildly, thus giving them the innocent care they need. For children aged between 1 to 6 years only, instill 1-2 drops into each nostril 2-3 times per day can proof effective too.

Doctors first!

For all these blocked nose relievers you are using on your child, make sure you consult your doctor before the usage. They can even change the above mentioned dosage as per the age and health of the child. Don’t let rhinitis hinder your child’s growth and playfulness, provide them the gentle and effective care they need!

You can refer here or check the link here to know more!

Distinguishing between the symptoms of chikungunya and dengue!

Knowing chikungunya and dengue.

Mosquitoes borne diseases are on a high since the last decade in India and other Asian countries. Out of these, dengue is often fatal and chikungunya can also lead to death in various cases. The cause of them both is mosquitoes bites though their sources lie from different mosquito families.

dengue

On the onset of these diseases, experts get confused mostly detecting whether its dengue or chikungunya because the symptoms of dengue and that of chikungunya are almost similar with mild differences. Hence, medication often gets mislead and the process of curing the illness takes longer than usual. Today, let’s get discriminating the symptoms of both the fevers so that we get a better understanding of them.

chikungunya dengue symptoms

Dengue symptoms

  • Sudden high fever
  • Severe headache
  • Pain in eyes
  • Body and joints pain
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Bleeding of nose.

dengue fever images symptoms

  • chikungunya symptoms

    Rashes
    Pain in joints with a slight swelling
    Nausea
    Headache and fever
    Vomiting.

symptoms chikungunya fever

Discrimination between chikungunya and dengue!

  • In dengue fever, the incubation period is of about 3-7 days and remains for about 4-6 weeks while in chikungunya fever, the incubation period is of 1-10 days and it remains for about a fortnight.
  • Dengue fever carries high fever with severe headache, rashes and joint pains. In chikungunya, fever is accompanied with extreme joint pain and mild rashes.
  • Muscle pain is mostly around the back portion of arms and legs and there’s a high degree of joint pain on shoulders and knees. While is chikungunya, joint pain remains on hands and feet with some swelling at the area.
  • Dengue symptoms in adults includes heavy bleeding sometimes from nose too.
  • Rashes are mostly experienced on the face in dengue while in chikungunya, the rashes can be felt on the face, trunk, lips, palm and face.

Preventive measures! While we know both of the diseases have no proper vaccines till recently, it’s important to follow the precautions religiously to avoid the onset of these dangerous diseases.

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  • Wearing of full sleeves clothes to avoid exposing the skin to mosquito bites.
  • Using of effective and skin friendly mosquito repellent creams like GoodKnight mosquito repellent skin gel.
  • When outdoors, keeping the kids safe by using mosquito repellent patches.
  • Closing off the windows after sunset or using the mosquito repellent machines at home.

Just remember being aware of these diseases and using preventing measures to avoid it and experiencing the pain of it and the painful efforts that goes in curing it!

 

Why should dads have all the love!

When you are expecting, you both are! From the early stages of prenatal, to the postnatal hectic schedules, the responsibility should be carried out equally. Even though all those caring moments and duties for the babies are mutually shared around happily by both the parents, l feel mothers always tend to get end up with more chores than dads!

It may be due to the feeding task of moms or the natural closeness she feels than dads because of already being closer to the baby when he/she was in her womb, moms just couldn’t help but be around at an instant whenever the little one needs someone. I personally think even mums tend to understand more the needs and moods of babies than dads do. And for this, she forgets her being, her own choices and needs and cares for her baby more than of anything else. It may be her resting time or day, but she’ll end up with the baby after some time and leave those minutes or hours of leisure and solitude just to be with her bundle of joy. Give her the most important task of the planet to handle, one shriek from her baby, even though she knows there’s someone to care for her baby, she’ll leave that work and jump on the kid’s side to see what’s the issue. Such is the incredible love of a mother!

After these things, it should be but natural that the baby should be reciprocating the love of her mum just like she does, isn’t it? But what’s strange that most of the little ones are more attracted towards daddys than to mommies. I think most of you would have experienced that a mum does everything she could to keep the baby clean and filled but the instance the baby catches a glimpse of their dads, they seem to be alien creatures on their father’s arms not recognising Mumma at all. My experience of three kids have left me with the experience that even after slaving in for my children (ofcourse with all my wish and love), they seem to be loving their dads more than they love me.

This instinct increases the moment I see the baby cradled comfortably on their dad’s arms fast asleep within minutes of his humming. While I would have spent a whole day meeting her demands and have failed trying to put her to sleep even with the sweetest lullaby and most interesting bed time stories since an hour. This bias behaviour of the babies is quite relative, that’s what I think. Do comment below if you think the same too or have experienced the same.

But, whatsoever the situation, I think these babies look super cute tucked up within the large frame of their strong dads. I really find the scenes when both the baby and daddy duo sleeps cuddling together snoring slightly as the most heart warming scene in the world. I could spend a lifetime staring at them and watching them sleep contently together.

Although my jealousy towards this partiality towards dads is still there, this mystery needs to be solved, why are babies more attracted towards dads than mom’s irrespective of their genders?

Breathefresh vayu bags- A perfect solution for indoor air pollution!

Indoor air pollution!

Indoor air pollution is real! The daily use of electrical’s, chemicals in perfumes or room fresheners, pesticides, plantations, the continuous cooking and household works all are responsible for lots of toxins in air. The dust that enters the house through windows, footwear, rain wears and after kids outdoor play is humungous. These all contribute a lot to the air pollution in houses. These indoor pollutions are double as dangerous as the outdoor pollution is! While you just pass on the outdoor pollution sources as we keep on commuting, while we stay indoors, we are in continuous contact with these pollutants. Hence, major breathing issues can be caused with these reasons.

Breathefresh
Breathe Fresh looked into this issue with the seriousness it deserves and brought about a range of beneficial, natural products that can help us deal with indoor pollution. These products are easily accessible through their site BreathFresh.in and on Amazon also. They are affordable and have all natural ingredients, hence they negate the side effects of air-borne chemicals in our houses. Varying from Air Purifying bags to natural Air purifier with anti-bacterial essential oil these products can be easily placed around the house to absorb the pollutants present in the air. Hence, providing a cleaner, fresh and pure atmosphere within the house.

Vayu bags from Breathefresh

I recently used Vayu bags from BreatheFresh, the only advanced air purifying bags with three layer technology providing maximum coverage of gases commonly present in the houses. Some of the benefits of using it are:

  • It absorbs excess moisture from humid and musty corners.

  • Keeps away the mold, mildew, bacteria and allergens.

  • Naturally removes odour.

  • As it’s made up of natural ingredients like activated charcoal, hence it doesn’t adversely affect in any sense.

Where to place it!

Just hang it in your wardrobe with your clothes or in your bathroom to let it absorb humidity and smell. Or place it in your car as an air purifier. You can also place in refrigerators to avoid smell mixing from various foods. You can place them in your travel bags too, it will keep all your belongings fresh.

My personal experience

I reside on twenty fifth floor, hence along with the breeze, there enters a lot of dust too. These dust particles often formed layers on our open bookshelf and this resulted in allergic bronchitis for my daughter. The unavoidable situation called for a safety measure that should be both natural, without any side effects and effective to cope up with the large amount of dust particles entering the place because of strong breeze.

Vayu bag seemed to fit in the criteria perfectly. I just placed it along the bookshelf that’s most frequently used by my kids at home. The effect on it was visible from the first day. I actually saw a rapid decrease in her breathing issues within a week of usage. We also got away with the flies and small insects that used to often gather around the books each day.

Seeing this my husband got so impressed with its natural ingredients and positive effects within days that he ordered one for his travelling needs as well.

He often goes for road trips for longer distance and hence always complains about his belongings stinking, due to excess moisture and even dampening of clothes sometimes. This had previously got him embarrassed a lot of time.

We just placed Breathefresh’s Vayu bag between his clothes while he travelled from Mumbai to Ajmer this time for a road trip. Quite surprisingly, even after rains being on a very scale during most of the trip and the bags being packed for more than fourty eight hours, there was no damp smell, no dampness between the clothes. And this had no side effects on clothes colour or other expensive materials present in the bag.

I have actually pre-ordered some more of these Vayu bags for my new house too. I’m pretty sure this will definitely be more useful to absorb the fresh paint smell in the new house that’s actually quite dangerous for children.

Hence, as a mother, a home maker and a lifestyle blogger, my review for breathefresh Vayu bags is a big thumbs up. It really works wonders to capture the unwanted smell and dangerous dust particles at home while keeping air fresh and germ free naturally.

If you care for your health and your family’s health, want to live in a home that’s actually sweet with no unbearable odours and is free of any type of harmful chemicals, I am sure you would love check these wide range of air purifying products from Breathe Fresh.

Easiest and superfast ways to prevent mosquito borne diseases!

When the competition around is strong and the need to excel is extreme, you just can’t afford to get ill at any cost! But, the main concern here is, when you are surrounded by dangerous chemicals, pollution and deadly mosquitoes, how is it possible to stay healthy and uptight always?

Moms and mosquitoes

As moms, we are always so protective of our kids, be it their well-being or their health. We make sure they get pure water, hygienic surroundings, etc. so that the increasing pollution and impurities don’t hinder their growth. But, do you know even with so much hygiene around, with greeneries that benefit you so much, with cleanliness and germ free precautions you can actually be bitten by mosquitoes?

Yes, the major cause of dangerous diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus, are mosquitoes and they can invade your surroundings at any time. No matter if it is day time or night time, if your house is clean or if it is dirty, mosquitoes can still dwell around you.

Rapid protection against mosquitoes needed

So, in this rapid lifestyle, where we don’t even have the time to visit a doctor according to the monthly schedule, can we provide guaranteed mosquito protection for our kids and family? When our kids are always in a hurry and pressure to keep on going in and out of the house, is it possible for us to keep them guarded from these mosquitoes?

The answer to this is, yes, of course! With these quick tips, mosquito protection on the go is now possible!

Full covered clothing

The best way to keep your kids protected against mosquito bites is to keep them fully covered. Opt for track suits which have full length sleeves and pants that are ankle length to hide the maximum bite area.

Regular use of sanitizer

Using hand sanitizers are one of the important ways from preventing the mosquito bites. Kids tend to regular munch something or the other within short time span and often avoid keeping their hands clean. This, results in mosquitoes being attracted to them. Hence, a regular use of hand sanitizers after each short snack would prove helpful in preventing mosquito bites.

On the go mosquito repellents

The super-fast generation nowadays needs a super-fast and an effective mosquito repellent such as the Goodknight Fabric Roll-On and the Goodknight Patches.

These products are made using 100% natural ingredients and recommended by paediatricians too. The Goodknight Fabric Roll-On with 4 dots on your kid’s clothes protects him/her from all kinds of mosquitoes. The Goodknight Patches are available in fun designs and once stuck onto your kid’s clothes, provide mosquito-protection.

By following these simple steps, you can easily protect your kids from the dangerous onset if mosquito borne diseases even when you are on the go!

Products that work best for toddlers

Being mommy!

Having babies is the sweetest feeling in the world! But the duties and demands increase as the baby grows! The most challenging phase of motherhood is when our cute babies start toddling around the house! The naughty toddlers are unstoppable, they are always on the go, always on some important task that just can’t be left undone.

It’s surely one of the most trickiest times for moms when we know that the moment we avert our gaze, these munchkins are going to start munching anything that’s around, they are going to climb the stairs and shelves which they shouldn’t at all. Keeping them protected at home is a tough task, let alone the times when they go outdoors for an evening stroll at the park or for a visit to their aunt’s place.

The fear of mosquito borne diseases

This is the time when we have to protect them more as they are most likely to be bitten by mosquitoes which cause dangerous diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya and the Zika virus. These mosquitoes can strive just anywhere and everywhere and your toddlers are at a risk of getting bitten by them just as any other individual could.

Toddlers and protecting them

For grownups and babies we can take the necessary precautions to keep them safe from mosquito bites in several ways, but for toddlers, it becomes challenging as they are always running here and there and are extremely fidgety too.

My recommendation

Thus, as a mom, with a personal, satisfactory experience, I recommend Goodknight Fabric Roll-On. A simple mosquito repellent, most suitable for infants and kids which is paediatrician approved and made using natural ingredients. Just 4 dots on your child’s clothes and whoaa! They are totally protected from those pesky mosquitoes.

These are amazing too

Even the Goodknight Patches are extremely suitable for toddlers. They come in animated designs with Chhota Bheem and are totally effective on mosquitoes.

With these simple Goodknight repellents, make sure your toddlers are protected from harmful diseases and are the same naughty souls without any worries!