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Since I was on maternity leave, I was staying with my parents at Delhi for few months now. I had my mother to help me look after the baby, I did not have to cook 😁, My dad who cooks my favorite dishes and special biryanis… Now that I think of it, I rarely did any housework. Sadly, my leave has almost come to an end, have to join work on Oct 14th. Me and my husband are back to Hyderabad. Its only 2 days now but it’s been too hectic with all the unpacking, arranging and cleaning. With just two of us doing all the work… now I know it’s not an easy task to do housework plus looking after the baby. Hopefully things will get settled a bit once the organizing is done. Specially I have to maintain a schedule for doing things… These two days everything was messy and delayed. Its going to be a completely new experience… hopefully a good one 👸(Being positive)

In the coming weeks I plan to share any new tips and my travel ✈ experience with baby . There were somethings which I did not know as a new Mom and I have learned now. Looking forward to share those tips with you soon. 😊

Home remedies for constipation in babies

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Constipation in babies is a cause of concern for a parent. Past few days my baby had to go through the same. She did not show any signs of irritation or pain and was playing happily. It was 4 days and I was all over searching for remedies. Though the people I know told me that babies can go up to 5-10 days without a bowel movement. Initial 2-3 months babies do poop a lot and after that there will be days when they don’t do. Since she was not showing any signs of discomfort I thought of trying natural remedies and wait for a day. It actually worked.

Watch video version here: https://youtu.be/rrnh5v-jjvA

These are some of the home remedies:

Exercise:

  • Gently move babies legs while they are lying on their back in cycling motions.
  • Gently hold babies legs and push it towards the belly.

Massage: Massage the babies stomach in a circular clockwise motion.

Tummy time:  Place baby on their stomach. Tummy time helps to strengthen babies muscles.

Raisin water: (for babies above 4 months)

  • Wash 4-5 raisins in warm water to clean it. Keep it in a bowl.
  • Boil 3 spoons of water and soak the cleaned raisin in the boiled water and leave it overnight.
  • At morning, Squeeze the soaked raisins and filter it. You will get the raisin water. If its cold then keep the bowl with raisin water on warm water. Feed the raisin water to baby once a day in empty stomach.

Black raisins are more effective. Raisin water worked for my baby within 1 hour.

If these remedies did not work and also baby is showing signs of discomfort then consult Pediatrician.

Things New Mom shouldn’t worry about

Saying No: Your friends and family will be eager to meet your baby but you need your time to rest and adapt. Its okay to say no to any visits.

Baby crying: As a newborn your baby will cry out loud and you never know the reason. You will get worried but its normal. Mostly they cry due to wet diaper, colic or just need you to lift them.

Sneezing: Babies sneeze often. You get scared thinking baby might have caught cold. Sneezing in babies is good in a way it helps in cleaning their nose.

Startle reflex: Your baby will be in deep sleep and suddenly you see your baby lift both their hands and cry out loud. This is scary and you will worry that your baby is unable to get enough sleep. Its normal for babies to have this Moro reflex for initial 1 or 2 months

Feeding: At hospital they ask you to feed your newborn every 1 or 2 hours for 30 minutes. Every baby is different and they feed different amounts. Sometimes you may feel your baby does not feed that much. Don’t worry about it if your baby is gaining weight.

Finding me time: You will be so tired feeding and caring your baby that you will find it difficult to look after yourself. In the initial months or weeks you will rarely sleep for 2 hours. Don’t worry, after few weeks you will be able to increase the gap between feedings at night as your baby will gain weight and you can set a routine. Still you will need to continue feeding baby every 2 hours during the day. Its always good to ask for help so that you can get some rest.

Milestones: Growth will differ for each baby. You cant expect the weight, height and activities of your baby to be same as how it is mentioned by someone else. You leave this to pediatrician to decide. Never compare your baby with other babies.