Best Parenting Hack – Giving Medicine to your Child

As you may have realized by now, one of the toughest jobs of parenting is to give your kid their medicine! After trying multiple ways to not hurt the child during this process (mixing it with chocolate/sugar, using a syringe, aiming for the cheek…. there’s plenty more where these came from!), as a last resort, you end up using all your ninja training to hold both their hands in one of yours and their heads between your thighs, and trying to force feed the medicine into their little wiggly mouths, but alas, 9.9 times out of 10, the medicine ends up all over their chin and your favorite pillow, necessitating a shower and a wash for you and the child asap.image

I was lucky with my son who luuuvveessssss taking medicine (weird, no? But hey, I’m not complaining. At all!). I’ve tried almost everything there is to get the medicine in my 1 year old princess and am here to tell you that perseverance pays off. This week, I realized something she loves doing, and I experimented, and voila… it worked!

So here’s what you do:

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8 Myths about the Flu debunked!

With the Winter season approaching, the common cold and the flu are right around the corner. Every flu season (Fall and Winter with the peak of flu season anywhere from late November through March), as many as 20% of Americans get sick with a virus that can cause serious, even lethal complications (not to mention the general awfulness of a fever, chills, fatigue, body aches, sore throat, and headache). So how come there are still so many myths and rumors about the flu?

The most important MYTH that i have come across is this: If you got a flu shot last year, you do not need a flu shot this year. This is so FALSE! Viruses are always changing and there are new ones in the environment every season. Flu shots vary in composition every year, based on this year’s viruses. Therefore it is important to get a flu shot EVERY YEAR without fail.

Misinformation can increase susceptibility and open us up as targets for illness, and Bankers Healthcare Group is a company devoted to providing physician loans, and they are partnering with doctors around the country as well as bloggers like me to debunk these myths!

Here are some more MYTHS about the Flu, which are definitely NOT TRUE according to scientific research.

  1. The Flu is just a bad cold – FALSE
  2. The Flu Vaccine can give you the flu – FALSE
  3. Getting the flu vaccine is all you need to do to prevent flu – FALSE
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The Ultimate Healthiest Homemade Baby Cereal Recipe With Just 8 Ingredients!

If there was ever a doubt that cooking is more than just a means of providing sustenance, the evidence lies in Ultimate-Homemade-Baby-Cereal-Iconmy mother’s hands. She is an excellent cook, who filled our childhood with delicious and mouth watering memories of homemade cakes in her special sand cooker, paneer, snacks and munchies,
colorful fruit trifle with all the freshly available seasonal fruit, jams & jellies of pineapple, grape, mango, and (gasp!) papaya too! She was an innovative, resourceful and smart cook, who always used locally available fresh ingredients and created unique and healthy recipes of them.

My mother got this particular cereal recipe from one of her best friends more than 30 years ago, and she passed it on to so many new parents in and outside our family and every one of them gave her their thanks and said it helped their picky and skinny baby put on a little bit of weight and grow more healthy. My heartfelt thanks to my mother and to the main source of the recipe, Mrs. JY!

Here, I wanted to provide a little more scientific proof of the “healthiest” part of the ingredients and did some research and yes, this is hands down the HEALTHIEST, MOST NUTRITIOUS and the BEST food for a baby, using just 8 ingredients! Say bye-bye to commercial baby cereal. So here’s how you make it:

Ingredients:

1. Millet or Millet Flour- 200gm

2. Whole Wheat or Whole Wheat Flour-200gm

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How much food should your Toddler or Preschooler really eat? Here’s a visual guide!

How-much-Toddler-eat-Icon Sometimes, we are guilty of loading up my children’s plates, believing the more they eat, the more energy they will have and the better they will sleep. This kind of thinking is somewhat misguided, and can actually be harmful to children’s relationship with food. Come and have a look at this really clever visual guide on portion control for young children, and hear what a dietitian has to say about children’s eating habits.

While we’re told children need to eat from the five food groups each day, it can be difficult to gauge just how much to serve up.

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