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.

Why mosquito repellent is a necessity?

Earlier, mosquitoes were slotted in the category of being a pest, a nuisance that one could get rid of using mosquito repellent. Today, however they are seen as carriers of death! The increase in awareness about mosquitoes borne diseases has made us more vigilant, but sadly we don’t realize the importance of products such as repellents till diseases strike close at home.

As any normal family, we used mosquito repellent machines at night in our bedrooms and assumed we were sufficiently protected against mosquito menace. However, it came as a rude shock when my in-laws were detected with Chikungunya. The whole episode left me scared and worried about protecting my family against diseases such as Dengue, Chikungunya and Malaria.

Mosquito Repellent is a necessity today

The information about dengue mosquitoes being active in the daytime scared me even more. I realized just protecting my family at night is not enough! My in-laws go for walks in the morning and in the evenings. Children enjoy being outdoors and my husband travels for work. Everyone had different needs and I wanted a simple solution that provided all round protection. That’s when I came across the happiness protectors of my family – Good knight! They have a range of products that are suitable for various needs of my family.

mosquito repellent liquid

Solutions to protect your family

Following the ever increasing cases of Dengue and Chikungunya in Pune, I did a lot of reading to come up with solutions that will help my family lead a normal life, while being protected from mosquito borne diseases. Here are a few tips that we use in our family.

  1. I use mosquito repellant bands and patches when my children go out to school, play areas and their classes. My children loved the patches as they were fun, did not have any repulsive odor nor were obstructive. I was happy that my children could play freely and I could send them without worry.
  2. During travels we use fabric roll on to ensure better protection. Travelling in public transport would mean no control on the surroundings or the places where the vehicle stops. The fabric roll on protects us while being travel friendly
  3. When we host garden parties or have private get-together we use coils. I am not a big fan of Mosquito coils as have a toddler at home, but they are extremely useful when there is a power outage. I only choose low –smoke coils when needed.Goodnight mosquito repellent patch

Tips to get rid of mosquitoes

  1. Keep your surroundings clean. Clean water too can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Make sure that there is no stagnant water around you.
  2. If you have water bodies near you, make sure that the water is changed regularly. Aedes aegypti mosquito can breed even in small amounts of water.
  3. Use mosquito nets and screens for your windows and doors.
  4. When going out, use personal protectors like roll-on, bands and patches.
  5. Use mosquito repellents, even during the day time.
  6. Clean the waters in air-conditioners or fridge at regular intervals.
  7. If you live in a society, ensure that there is regular fumigation done in the surrounding areas.
  8. Plant mosquito repellent plants like lemon grass in your terrace gardens.
  9. Some age-old wisdom that can be easily implemented is close all the doors and windows and burn camphor in the house. Camphor too acts as a natural mosquito repellent.

Over to you

Till disease came close, I was oblivious to the mosquito menace. These diseases are not something that one should take lightly as they can easily turn deadly. I chose protection over cure and certainly believe mosquito repellents are a necessity in today’s world. What are your thoughts? Do share in the comments below.