Birthday made special with Online Shopping from Myntra

With so many online portals, shopping has got a new dimension. I usually shop online for books and gadgets as that is the least customized product and there is no hassle of returns. I usually didn’t do clothes shopping online as I was worried about size and material etc. However, when a simple thing like buying girls top became a challenge for me, all of my doubts about online shopping were put to rest.

Online shopping sites like Myntra have a large variety of choices

Birthday Planning

Like every other kid, my daughter is super excited about her birthday. Usually her planning starts 6 months before her birthday and she is very clear about what she wants at her party – the theme, the gift etc. She meticulously comes up with details and informs us about her requirements.

That said, it’s not like she expects a fancy party every year, but she likes it when some thought is put in the arrangements and she has a say. This year was no different. However I was pregnant with my second child and could not do any running around for her party.

My due date and her birthday were really close. I had even been advised rest for a few days. To top it all, my husband was expected to travel and be back only around the due date. She was aware about it and like a wise young girl; she came up to me and said ‘I don’t want a birthday party this year. We will have a big one next year once my baby sibling arrives!’

I was so proud of my little girl! I hugged her tight. Once she had freed herself from my embrace, she smiled a full smile showing all her pearly whites and said “I still want one thing you know?”

Looking at the questioning look in my eyes she quipped “I want a Frozen themed top.”

I immediately said ‘Yes’!

‘How hard could that be? All kids’ stores will have popular themed girls tops’, I thought to myself

My husband was busy with his last minute preparations for the travel, so he couldn’t make it to the store and buy something for my daughter.

I didn’t want to miss out on giving something that was ideally so simple to my daughter and that’s when I realized the power in my hand!

Online Shopping to the Rescue

Pardon my melodrama, but I actually felt like that when I had the brain wave of trying online shopping for clothes!

There were so many options available that both I and my daughter were spoilt-for-choices!

Lot of variery, ease of shopping and returns is what makes online shopping a cool option

We quickly ordered what she liked and the same arrived, well before her birthday!

On her birthday, my daughter’s joy knew no bounds, when she wore her special Frozen themed top and jumped with joy! We had only a few guests, mostly family and her very close friends. She wasn’t tired of showing off her new top to everyone who walked in that door.

My kids happiness without any hassle to me or anyone else was only possible because of online shopping and the power of technology.

It definitely seemed as if the best gynecologist in Delhi could be found at Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research

How to take care of your pregnant wife

We always fuss around a pregnant woman and her needs, however do we give enough thought to what goes on in her husband’s mind? It is his first time too! Frankly, I never gave this a thought when I was pregnant but when my friend mentioned it with concern in his voice; I suddenly realized the gravity of the situation.

Atul my best buddy and a family friend moved to Delhi around 10 months back. It was a great opportunity and he didn’t want to miss it. We were all super thrilled about the big promotion and the great opportunity that he got. Things were sailing smooth, when one day Atul’s wife Priya called up informing that they were pregnant.

How to take care of your pregnant wife

 

As Delhi was a new city, it was decided that she would deliver back in Pune where there are enough people to support and help. Knowing and trusting doctors also was an important reason for this decision. We were eagerly awaiting the due date and preparations were underway to help the new mom and the baby at her parent’s home, however trouble started when in the seventh month, Priya was advised against any kind of travel. There was also a fear that she might be asked to take complete bedrest.

The sudden change in the situation meant looking for a hospital in Delhi for child-birthing. It also meant ensuring Priya has enough help till pregnancy. Suddenly everything was overwhelming! While I was regularly talking to Priya and knew her state of mind, it was a revelation when Atul called up late one night with obvious concern in his voice. His words “I understand Priya is scared and so am I, but I genuinely want to help and I don’t know what to do? I am at work most of the day and am worried sick about Priya”

I decided to help him in any way I could and the first important task was to help him zero in on a hospital that we all can trust. I did a quick search online and enquired around for some suggestions. The one name that kept popping up was Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research. Their facilities and track record was amazing with 88% of first birth, low risk moms having a normal delivery in 2016!

They had a lot of helpful content and programs like Antenatal classes, Infant care workshop etc. for parents to be. Looking around, I found their doctors profiles and experience and was quiet impressed with it. It definitely seemed as if the best gynecologist in Delhi could be found here. By this time; I could sense all the fear melting away! I quickly messaged Atul with the details. He called back in 15 minutes, thanking me for relieving him of all his fears.

A dad to be can find great advice on how to support his wife better through various blog posts on Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research

As a dad to be, he found great advice on how to support his wife better through their various blog posts! Atul and his family were over the moon and I was happy that I could be of some help to my best buddy! Their experience so far has been amazing with quality care, supportive staff and highly qualified doctors. The personal care and attention to their queries has made the couple well-prepared for the new arrival.

 

Few important things that the doctors mentioned about caring for a pregnant wife were

  • Go with her for all the check-up’s and ultra-sound. You will know first-hand about the condition and care to be taken.
  • Pregnancy leads to a lot of hormonal changes; hence your wife might feel lethargic or be restless. Understand her and be supportive of her.
  • Before meeting the doctor for the appointment talk about your queries or doubts with your wife, ask her to tell you her fears or worries. This will help both be on the same page and act as a mental support to your wife.
  • Attend antenatal classes with your wife to understand the changes she undergoes. These classes will also help you be better prepared on baby’s arrival.
  • Help your wife exercise. Go for walks with her. If she is feeling lethargic, motivate her to walk for atleast 30 minutes a day.
  • If you are travelling for work or have long hours away from home, make it a point to call her regularly. Message to check if she is eating small meals in between. These things will help her build a routine and not skip meals.
  • Talk to experienced doctors to understand how you can make small lifestyle changes to try for normal deliveries.

I found this information extremely helpful, what about you? How did your husband help you while you were pregnant? Were you in a situation where pregnancy overwhelmed you? Do share in comments below.

Is RO water purifier really necessary for your family?

Clean water which should be a basic right, is something that we are struggling to provide our families today. The ever increasing pollution, stress on natural resources and meaningless wastage is adding to the woes. According to a report, published in hindustan times 63 million Indians do not have access to clean drinking water. But this is just scratching the surface, as this data is related only to rural India.

Have you ever given a thought to consider if urban population is receiving clean water? The cities are ever expanding, thus putting immense pressure on the meager resources. The water bodies that are present in the cities are being polluted, then how can we assure clean water to our future generation?

Quality drinking water is one of the key concerns in the modern era. Pollution is on a gradual rise, which makes it necessary to ensure proper purification standards to safeguard health of our family members. Gone are the days when simple filter was enough to clean the water. The old filtration methods cannot tackle impurities like pesticides, heavy metals and THM hence the need for an RO water purifier.

What is RO Water Filtration?

RO (Reverse Osmosis) is a water filtration process that uses a semipermeable membrane to remove molecules and other particles from the water. In this process dissolved inorganic salts and other solids are removed by passing the water at high pressures from a semipermeable membrane. This process can remove impurities like fluoride, chlorine, detergents, lead, pesticides etc.

Why is RO purification necessary today?

As the cities expand, the fringes rely on tanker or bore wells for water supply. This water is not necessarily fit for drinking. Having an RO purifier at home, helps you keep a check on the quality of water that your family is consuming.

Investing in clean and healthy water is the need of the hour. But what kind of filter should you look for? Here are a few things that you should look for in an RO filter, before making your purchase decision.

  

An RO filter should offer atleast three stages of purification

Sediment Filtration

RO Membrane

UF and UV filtration

If a filter offers Mineralizer and anti-scalant cartridge then that’s the best RO water purifier to have as anti- scalant increases the life of RO membrane by softening the water and mineralizer adds minerals and manages the pH value of the water, which not only improves the taste of the water but also makes it healthy. Do check if the company offers replacement of the RO membrane within the warranty period as that is a major contributor in the cleaning process.

Livpure’s RO purifier is equipped with an extensive purification process that filters all-possible impurities from the water and offers replacement of membrane within the warranty period.

Source of the report

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/6-3-crore-indians-do-not-have-access-to-clean-drinking-water/story-dWIEyP962FnM8Mturbc52N.html

Disclaimer – This is a sponsored post, however the views here expressed are my own. I have done the necessary read-up and the information provided is true to my knowledge.

 

A DAY OF FUN THAT WAS THE PUNE PREGNANCY FIESTA


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The moment a baby’s arrival is announced, the entire family gears up to help the new parents. There are a lot of advises and conflicting views on every aspect. This at times can be overwhelming for the new parents-to-be. With busy work schedules, long waits at doctor’s and multiples opinions on social channels it is difficult to find answers. Keeping this in mind, Cloudnine organized Pune’s Biggest Pregnancy Fiesta.

Cloudnine, recently organized a Pregnancy Fiesta at their Kalyaninagar center in Pune. I went in expecting a typical session, but was in for a surprise. Along with a lot of interactive sessions with doctors, they also had some fun games for parents to be. All possible information about pregnancy and aftercare was available under one roof.

 

About CloudNine Hospitals

Cloudnine is India’s leading chain of maternity hospitals where a baby is delivered every 30 minutes and more than 1000 babies are born in a month. Cloudnine hospitals believe that a child is life’s greatest gift and pregnancy is one of the magical experiences that nature can offer.

Some facts that set Cloudnine apart

50,000 births across India

19 facilities in

6 cities – Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurugram, Pune, Mumbai and Chandigarh

Best care in maternity services

Comprehensive care in high-risk pregnancy care, gynecology, pediatrics, 24*7 neonatal care,fertility and foetal medicines.

Baby Ready Programs like Prenatal Workshop, an award winning Management of Baby Affairs program, Pre & Post natal Fitness & Nutrition Sessions, Lactation Counselling and Baby Shower

The #PunePregnancyFiesta organized by Cloudnine was a combination of fun and informative sessions by renowned doctors that helped bust a lot of myths around pregnancy. There were talks by doctors that focused on the whole journey of pregnancy.

What to expect when expecting – by Dr. Manjari Kulkarni

Dr. Manjari Kulkarni is a well-known gynecologist in Pune. She touched upon various symptoms and problems that a woman faces during her pregnancy and how they should be addressed. A few interesting and useful tips that she shared were

  • In the first trimester a woman might feel terribly nauseous, have acne, acidity or have no symptoms at all, both are normal and that unnecessary stress should not be placed on the symptoms. Staying hydrated and eating in small quantities should be followed.
  • Limit the intake of caffeine. One cup of coffee is fine, however it should not be dark coffee.
  • Gradual weight gain helps in reducing stretch marks. The skin is losing moisture, hence use good moisturizer or oil.
  • Follow a good exercise regime and keep yourself fit. Eat healthy diet, do light exercises all through the pregnancy and prepare yourself physically and mentally for labor. You need strength to push the baby.
  • We try for normal deliveries, however if due to whatever reasons the delivery is c-section, that should not be a cause for worry. A healthy baby and mother are most important.
  • Avoid sitting for long hours, walk as much as possible. If you have a sedentary work profile, take breaks and do some walking or light stretchingDr. Manjari Kulkarni

Next up was a session

Exercising when expecting – Dr. Archana Kankal

Dr. Archana gave a practical approach to pregnancy and exercising. She emphasized on the fact that pregnancy is a natural process hence the most important thing to do is be normal. In the first trimester, exercises which does not involve jumping or jogging can be done, if all things are normal. A few takeaways from her session

  • Walking is a form of exercise that one can do all through the pregnancy.
  • Exercising should be done consistently and regularly, don’t exert yourself.
  • If all things are normal, then normal speed treadmill, cycling and swimming can be done
  • Safest time to exercise is the second trimester
  • Avoid standing for long hours as that leads to swelling in feet
  • If you are suffering from swelling in feet or varicose veins keep pillows under your feet while sleeping, exercise by keeping your feet at 45 degrees.

This was followed by an interesting session where the in-house nutritionist Shivani Bavalekar busted some myths about pregnancy and nutrition.

Myths revolving nutrition in pregnancy – Shivani Bavalekar

When a woman is pregnant she is asked to eat or avoid certain foods. It was another interesting session by Shivani Bavalekar, where she busted these common myths and explained the reasoning behind eating such foods. Myths like eating saffron daily or drinking coconut water daily will give baby a fair complexion were busted. She explained that as these foods helped in one way or the other to improve symptoms in first trimester, the myths got percolated. Eating saffron and drinking coconut water in moderation will certainly help in pregnancy but it has nothing to do with baby’s complexion.

There were a few more sessions about Johnson&Johnson baby care range and Life Cell for Stem Cell preservation which gave a detailed account about the need of these services and how they will help the new born and their family.

 

 

There were a few fun games that the expectant parents enjoyed and had a delightful Saturday. A photo booth and some fun props let the soon to be parents have some fun before the big day. The best part was that many would be parents won a lot of prizes ranging from vouchers to free deliveries! The smiles on their faces were the true success of the event.

Contest Alert-Spot a Tigor and Win

So Happy Mommies, with kids back to school and husbands in their offices what are you doing with your new found freedom? Binge watching, shopping, kitty parties et.al. are so passé. How about getting a free makeover? Sound’s interesting isn’t it? All you need to do is click a selfie. And who doesn’t love clicking a selfie, right? It’s that simple.

Well I think I am putting the cart before the horse, so let me back up a little. A new contest has been unveiled by Tata Tigor #TigorStyleBack. All you need to do is check out the new Tata Tigor and take a selfie with it to win fabulous goodies from Zara!

Contest Alert

So while the kids are safely in school, you visit the closest Tata showroom, specifically the one with a shiny new Tata Tigor and check out its cool features, for example did you know that the new Tata Tigor has GPS navigation and gives an average of 24kmpl? That’s smart and economical! Once you have appreciated the sedan (and maybe collect some brochures to mouth off fancy features in front of your dumbfound husband) click a stunning selfie with the car. Get creative and click a perfect selfie that might take the social media by storm.

Once your selfies are clicked, simply upload them on any of the social media platforms. Don’t forget to tag Tata Motors and use the hashtag #TigorStyleback. That’s it! You have participated in the contest. The winners get stylish makeovers and vouchers from Zara!

For more information visit the social media links below

Facebook : Tata Motors
Twitter : Tata Motors