Best Contraction Timer apps during Labor & Terms explained!

Is it time to go to the hospital? Are these contractions real or false? How do I know?!!best-contraction-timer-apps

The answer to all these questions lies in your contraction time.

The timing and frequency of your contractions is an essential indicator of what phase of labor you are in, and when you need to go to the hospital. You can either do it on a paper by writing down the start time and duration (in seconds) of your contractions and do the calculations yourself, or you can use your smartphone to download an app that will do these calculations for you.

The main thing separating “real” labor from “false” labor is that in true labor, your contractions will get progressively longer, stronger, and closer together.

Here are some of the terms that you may come across when you see a contraction timer app:

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Infant Acetomenophin (Tylenol) Dosage Chart

How much Acetomenophin (Tylenol) can I give my baby?

Even after I hear it from the pediatrician about five times during the doctor’s appointment, I come home and wonder if I heard it correctly, if I wrote it down correctly and if I saved it correctly on my phone.

Once I found this handy chart, life became much easier. I verified it with my son’s pediatrician and she also gave me the formula they use to calculate the same, which perfectly matches this chart !

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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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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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