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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Five Steps towards Softest Baby Skin


             There is nothing as soft and tender as a baby skin. The temptation of stroking, cuddling, kissing and smelling a baby's skin is an irresistible feeling. The natural fragrance that babies have is simply magical and another reason we get drawn to them like magnets. But in case of babies "less is best" is the rule. There are various factors that can rob your baby's skin of its natural radiance and moisture. Their skin needs to be kept clean and moisturized all the time. Excessive dryness and exposure to sun can damage their extra soft and tender skin. 

                   There are a few basic tips that can help you to retain and maintain your baby's skin as soft and tender as God has gifted them. But as a male parent I had less knowledge on upkeep and nuances of skin science. So i took up to reading to imbibe the knowledge of baby skincare. Here are a few tips I feel are share worthy. 

Cleanliness and hygiene: Keep your baby skin clean and hygienic. Give them bath and wet sponging as and when required. Ensure the surroundings your baby is exposed to is also maintained similarly. The bedding, bed sheet, towels and wipes are all sanitized and free from oil, sweat and filth. 

Washing hands: Babies catch most of the skin and body infections through hands. So make sure you wash your hands properly before handling or coming in contact with them. Whenever you return home from outside or public places, don't forget to clean yourself before expressing your love to them. The same holds true for babies as well. Always ensure your baby's hands are clean and washed with lukewarm water and mild soap from time to time.

Use of right baby care products: Always do a thorough study of baby products before using it on your baby. The soap, shampoo, baby creams and oils are to be well researched for its ingredients and safety. The market is flooded with over enticing baby care products and you need to be wise to make the right choice. Baby products should be mild and natural. Harsh products may be harmful for them in one or the other way.

Hydration and Moisturization:  It is very essential to keep baby s skin well hydrated and moisturized as per season and climatic conditions. Summers make them dehydrated. Ensure that the baby and kids have  sufficient intake of fluids in the form of mother s milk or juicy fruits. Also the hot water bath makes baby skin excessive dry and rough. Moisturize them with right baby cream or natural oils like Olive oil or coconut oil. Use wet tissues to wipe their face instead of dry towel. Also prefer lukewarm water and not hot water to give them bath. Avoid exposing them to excessive sunlight. Always take care of the clothing being appropriate with the room temperature  to be precise. 

Eat healthy and feed healthy:  Mother's milk is an elixir for babies. It has thousands of benefits,some known and some unknown. Babies that feed on mothers milk for longer periods of their age, show better signs of immunity against diseases, better temperaments and better mental and physical growth. They develop healthy skin and are less prone to infections. Hence, it becomes very important for a mother to maintain a healthy and nutritious diets so as to pass the benefits to the lactating baby. Her diet should comprise of all the essential nutrients so as to cope with the needs of her own body and the dependent baby. 

In addition to these simple points there is another area of concern, the Diapers. Diapers should be chosen on the merit of its absorption capacity. The diaper should not only be able to hold more liquid, but also move it away from baby's skin so as to maintain dryness. The moisture should be distributed evenly throughout the diaper's core, and away from the baby's skin. This is essential because a diaper with poor absorption quality can lead to persistent exposure to moisture and dampness, which, in turn, can cause diaper rash. Also the material used for the diaper should be harmless to babies. The fitting and comfort is another factor that needs to be taken into consideration.

Pampers Premium Care Pants #SoftestForBabySkin   is specially designed to suit the comfort and hygiene of your baby. It is extremely soft and also has wetness indicator that tells you when to change the diaper.  Pampers is an international brand and has a wide acceptance and expertise all over the world.

“Pampers brings you the softest ever Pampers Premium Care Pants. Its cotton-like softness is #SoftestForBabySkin and allows it to breathe, thus keeping baby’s skin soft and healthy, and your baby happy. ”

Friday, November 27, 2015

Patriotism Redefined !! Check where you stand.

The word patriotism has delved a new meaning in India. A meaning far behind the one,  you and I have ever known. A meaning that is actually a kind of mental sickness. A meaning that has nothing to do with country but to do with politics. It is a political interpretation of patriotism. It is dangerous, venomous and destructive. I am unable to figure out when exactly the paradigm shift occurred that secretly manipulated patriotism as love for a political party from love for ones own country.  And because the very meaning has been disturbed we get to see right people being portrayed traitor and what not. 

We are tolerant to Mr. Obama s remark on religious intolerance in India but when one among us speaks about his wife s apprehensions, we go berserk and use our facebook walls and twitter handles to malign him in every way possible. This is exactly what his ( Aamir Khan) wife was talking about the other day. By our reactions we have proved her right. By our attempts to prove her wrong we have actually proved her right. I think a word of assurance was more appropriate than to spite and scorn.

We don't fear impulsive terrorists because we believe in the integrity  and supremacy of our country. But what we fear is when our neighbors, our friends next door turn hostile and take up genocide on account of belonging to another religion or community. Enemies do not threaten us but the fear of friends becoming enemies cuts deeper than sword.  

How can someone judge your patriotism on the grounds of political alignment ? How can someone brand you a traitor just because you are not a supporter or sympathizer of a particular political party or for that matter being a supporter of a party that stands rival to yours ? 

And if you are not free to like a party that is other than the majority then the spirit of democracy itself is defeated. Why will the ruling party deliver Governance if there were no rival parties to compete ? Who will question their decisions and performance ? It will be like going to a shopping mall that has no options or varieties to choose from. And what you buy is not what you like but what you dislike the least. The new logic of proving yourself right is to make every effort to prove others wrong but sadly two wrongs don't make a right.

For ages we have called ourselves Great and we actually were. But the blabbering has gone too far and long. For a good length of time we have not done anything substantial than to self glorify ourselves which has made us to where we stand today. Owing to our fake utopia and self obsession we have stopped seeing things as real as they are ! And until and unless we see the truth we really cant fight the odds. How can you justify introduction of bullet trains when the existing railways needs an ocean of improvement and infrastructural development. How can we talk of developing new smart cities without catering for existing towns and villages that do not even have electric poles not to talk of electricity or likes ? We need to work and improve upon what we already have than to create few more new ventures of mismanagement and impracticality.   

Isn't it the time to kill our hollow egos and superficial opinions ?

It is the time to see the dark realities and bring the light of collective efforts to enlighten the scenario. It is the time to diagnose our ailments that can be disastrous and dangerous for the generation of our children ahead. It is the time to make our country a better place to live and long for. Why do we have inhibitions in accepting the dark truths about us ? Only then can we fight them ! Ignoring or closing our eyes to the problem is too much of an impractical solution to this grave issue and may be suicidal ultimately. 

Patriotism is to strive and struggle for your country to make it better than the best and not to close eyes and foolishly say "All is well " or "Where do you see the problem" or even worse " If you have problems go to Pakistan". We are a sensible lot; How can we justify patriotism with these below the belt lines ?

I urge all my wise and valuable readers to use their facebook walls and twitter handles responsibly. Don't let them to be tools of destruction and hatred. Use your own sobriety and wisdom to make conclusion from a particular incidence rather than joining the trending topics that are manipulative and inconclusive. Don't let miscreants to take advantage of your lazy and unaware judgments. Lets spread love and hope.

Jai Hind.

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