Monday, 30 November 2015

How To Make Your Baby's Skin Softer Than Soft

‘Baby’ – the sweetest word in the World! A baby is blessing of the God to a family. I think, the smile of a child is a priceless decoration for any home. We all love children – a soft, cute baby. But a common worry for every parent, the lost of the softness of their child. In India, we always want to care a baby with homely product. I can remember my Grandma, who always used mastered oil, cream of milk, Besan, Curd etc. to bathe me! And, the result is, at the age of 34, I still am proud of my skin! Today, I want to share some stories of my Grandma and Mom for those, who always want to keep their child soft and clean homely…………….

1. Massage:


Massage is very important to keep your baby’s skin soft. My Grandma said that massage is a great way towards bonding with your baby & to keep their skin soft, too. My Mom says that Grandma always used pure mastered oil to massage us and she used to spend at least one hour for that! 30 years back it was very easy to find pure mastered oil! But now, I recommend you, using any good olive oil with vitamin to massage your child.
Not only before bath, but a massage after bath is also very useful. Because your baby's skin is plumped up and hydrated and it will hold in the moisture from an oil or lotion better. 


2. Bath: 

To keep your baby’s skin soft; bathing plays an important role! My Mom says that, Grandma never used hot water for her grandchildren. She kept buckets full of water with a thin cover under Sun till morning to midday and used this worm water to bathe us! If possible, you can try it.
My grandma used mix of gram flour (Besan), honey and milk-cream to bathe us. It makes a baby’s skin soft and clean very well. Nowadays, Mom’s are very busy, because they have to manage their job and family at the same time. So, use a baby soap to bathe your child. But remember, you have to be very choosy, when you buy soap! It’s hard to resist the temptation of sweet-smelling soaps or the promise of a cleaner clean, but a cleanser that’s soap-free and fragrance-free is best to retain moisture in your toddler’s dry skin. Remember, do not scrub kids to clean, wash gently and pat (not rub) dry with a soft towel.
Bathe your baby, but not for too long! We all know that, it’s a very favorite game of any new-mom to bathe her child; but Keep it short and sweet. Because, too much time in the tub can actually be the cause of drying your baby’s skin!                                                                                                                 

3. Protection:  

There are so many causes of dryness that can attack your baby; so protect your child. Sun rays are not good for your baby’s soft skin. So, when you go to outside with your baby, use umbrella or keep your baby under the covered stroller. Don’t allow mosquito or any other insect to bite your baby, keep him/her under mosquito-net, when they sleep. 

4. Prevention: 

‘Prevention is better than cure’ – it’s a much known sentence to us! So prevent your baby’s skin before it becomes dry!
Do not hydrate your baby’s skin only on the outside; it needs equal care from inside! Give your child plenty of water. If, his/ her age is under six months; then give sufficient breast-milk. Don’t forget that a nutritious diet full of healthy meals is also important for a good skin and complexion!
Diaper rash is very common in this generation! Prevent it, before it becomes a cause of dryness of your baby’s skin! Change your newborn's diapers every two hours (longer for older babies), clean your baby's bottom thoroughly,use a good antiseptic cream if it is required.                       

5. Selection:

I think, selection is the most important part for parenting! You have to know, what is right and what is wrong for your baby!
Always buy very soft, cotton cloths for your baby. Use products with baby-friendly ingredients. Choose baby products that are free of harsh or dangerous chemicals. Try to avoid talc and fragrance. They can all potentially irritate your baby's skin. Remember to choose a baby-friendly detergent too—those adorable clothes will be rubbing up against baby's skin.
My Grandma used very soft cotton pieces as diapers; those she cleaned with antiseptic liquids and dried under the Sun very well! Mom told me that my Grandma was very conscious about hygiene. Nowadays, we easily find so many diapers in market; but, select wisely when you buy! It’s very important that the diaper must soak all the wetness and keep your child comfortable. 

I have already mentioned about changing the diaper; but, if you are a busy mom, then buy the one which can hold the dryness for long. Remember, Diaper is an important thing that can make your baby’s skin harsh and becomes a cause of rashes; so, be very careful, when you buy Diapers for your Baby. And for those, who has little of time to shop – “Pampers brings you the softest ever Pampers Premium Care Pants. Its cotton-like softness is #SoftestForBabySkin and allows it to breathe, thus keeping baby’s skin soft and healthy, and your baby happy. ”

Everybody loves soft and giggling children and every parent wants to keep their child softer than soft! I just tried to help newly parents to make little easy their works! Hope it will work……….

Friday, 20 November 2015

A Person In My Life Who Is #madeofgreat

It was then; when I was studying in class one. I was going to Puri in Orisha, for summer holidays with my family. We were waiting for the train at the Howrah station. My father brought some oranges for us, I eat the oranges and threw the pills on the platform; whereas some foreigners eat the same and store the pill on a packet and after eating, they put the packet inside a dustbin. A person watched all these and he said to me, ‘beta, look at them! If you go to their country, you can see cleanliness everywhere; because they each and every people are so much aware of it. We can see ugliness here and there in our country; because we, the people of India are not aware or care of it! Make a habit of cleanliness, not only at your home but also in public place.’ Then the person collected all the pills of oranges from the platform and put them to dustbin. That day and this day; I never forget the lesson and always try to keep clean my nation, my earth! The person is my father – just #madeofgreat! 

“The most important influence in my childhood was my father.” - DeForest Kelley

At the age of eight, one day, I was playing in garden. Suddenly, in the road, I saw a cow and without any reason I ran to beat her with a stick! My father was watching me, he said me, ‘why you want to beat the cow? Is she beat you? She is not able to speak, so can’t say anything; but the sin which you are going to do, beat you all your life!’ The lines shocked me, I went to home and think about it. I came to understand the words of my father and became an animal lover.

“I look at my father. He is one of my heroes. When I see all that he did, I think, 'Wow, that's a really wonderful man.” - Emmanuelle Chriqui

My father was an employee of Indian Railway. He was working in electric department. He was very good in his job; but was famous for his honesty. In his office, there were so many tube-lights, bulbs, wires placed here and there; if anybody want to take one bulb or tube-light to home, it was so easy! In fact, the stuffs of the department never buy any of their electric-needs from market. But, my father never grabbed anything from his workplace; not even a piece of wire! His colleagues were laughing at him; they always called him ‘fool’; but, now, when I’m at the age of them, I can understand that, they were laughing at my father to cover their guilt! Now, my father is retired, but in his office, he is very popular than his colleagues for stories of his honesty!

When I was studying in class VI, I was going with my father to buy a television. The retailer asked my father that how he wants to take bill. A registered stamped bill or local bill? My father asked for a registered bill. Then the retailer said that if my father takes local bill, then the price would be much less; but my father was very streaked in his decision! After returning home, I asked to my father that why he refused the proposal, as we can save some money. My father said, ‘If I took the local bill, it was unfaithful to the government and it was a kind of theft!’  That day, I taught another lesson of honesty from my father and it helps me my all life.

"It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.” - Dawn French

My father never forces me to achieve the top! He always tries to teach ne good habits in simple ways. Since the first day of my education, he has been saying to me – ‘Be a good human being first, and then try to be a successful person’! He always teaches me to be polite and humble to others.  He always makes me feel like princes but never pampers by fulfilling my unethical wishes.  He never punished me in my childhood; but he made me able to point out right or wrong! He always says me to find the beauty in my heart. He says – ‘You are most beautiful and precious to me, because you are my daughter; be the same to others by the beauty in your heart.  Give respect sympathy and love to each and every creature of God, then you will be the most beautiful person in the World!” I always try to follow the words of my father; and when I get love from others; sometime, from an unknown person, in a railway station or in a tea stall; I think that, it’s all for that person, who not only a good human being; but also waved his goodness to his next generations and that’s why, I call him - #madeofgreat!

My Father and Me

“I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him.” - Halle Berry

Recently, our very own Tata Motors get associated with the maestro of football Lionel Messi. He is now the new global brand ambassador of Tata Motors. According to me, the association of Tata Motors and Messi is really #madeofgreat! What you say?? Answer now; and the best answer will win an Amazon voucher from Tata Motors worth Rs. 750!! Write your now answer in the comment box below.

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