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Comfy seats for tiny tushies Our baby started off potty training at 3 months with a method that I did not realise at the time was part of the training. I would lie on my back and seat him on my tummy with my thighs and knees as his backrest. This position would almost always [...]

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I adored crafts as a kid so I was devastated when I got a cutesy butterfly report card for my pre-schooler that stated how wonderful my daughter is “But she is reluctant to participate in crafts”. Blaming the hiccup on TV, I decided to get her charged with something ‘new’, something ‘different’. I searched online [...]

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Parenting Guides: Gifting Wings to Your Acorn Parenthood is not easy. And if anybody says otherwise, they’re lying. Or drunk. Pregnancy comes with a manual; so why not parenting? Wait! It does! Raksha Bharadia’s “Roots and Wings – A Handbook for Parents”, written for hapless parents like me. The older generation seemed to manage just [...]

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Sing along and sing out loud At diapering time, the sure shot way to keep the little wriggler still was to distract him with ring tones off my mobile. Searching for something slightly more wholesome we found a gem at just the right time. This tool worked wonders for us on long car journeys with [...]

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Radhika and Zeenat from Big Red Bus, Mumbai, are available to answer any questions you may have about designing the perfect room for your kids. Send in your queries to info@mummyknowsbest.com. Dear Radhika and Zeenat, I have a daughter of 10 and half years, and we are moving to a larger space where she will [...]

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The Epic of all Epics Okay, this has to be said, I am a total ‘Mahabharata’ addict. I’ve read countless versions of this great epic, I still do and yes, I was glued to the Sunday morning glittery- golden costume-saga brought into our lives from the maison de Chopra. Sigh! Fun times! Anyway, My for [...]

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Itchy belly no more The baby bump has begun to show, you are post the morning sickness stage and oh the glow is just so fantastic! Then you look south, smile at your still visible toes and catch a glimpse of shiny, wormlike patterns reminiscent of striations on a beach and think – ‘Oh no [...]

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The Warmest Woolies Buying clothes for kids has almost become a hobby now; it’s worrying because this is how much I enjoyed shopping for myself at one time!  I love the couture Indian and international brands are doling out these days, in fact some of the summer stuff looks truly like designer wear – it’s [...]

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Favourite hobby presented as party entertainment – Hobby Ideas style. If kiddy birthday party brainstorming = stress then a good place to head to is Hobby Ideas – India’s first craft and hobby store. They have party supplies, options for giveaways, themes and Exactly mirror 1 like. Product do you need a prescription for levitra [...]

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