PCOD : About which every women should be aware

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    Poly cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD)...  This is condition that usually affects women in the age group of 12 to 45. 

* What is PCOD
* Causes of PCOD
* Symptoms
* Treatment

What is PCOD :

PCOD is the growth of many no of small cysts on the ovaries. It affects 1 in every 10 women. Women with PCOD have menstrual related problem. Women having PCOD fail to Develop a matured follicle which and hence they face difficulty in conceiving.

Causes of PCOD :

 There is no proven evidence about the causes of PCOD. It is Mostly believed that it is caused due to hormonal imbalance in women's body. 

Symptoms :  

 Common symptoms of PCOD are Irregular periods, weight gain, Infertility, facial hair growth, skin darkening, mood swings etc.

Treatment :

Doctor's suggest treatment plan depending on your age and if you are trying to conceive. Along with treatment there are many more things which you can do to control and avoid PCOD like Exercise regularly, having a healthy diet, keeping your weight in control  etc.

       At last want to say that its not the end of the world if you are diagnosed with PCOD. It always possible to keep it in control and lead a normal life with small lifestyle changes. There are many examples where ladies have conceived with PCOD and leading normal life. Always Stay Positive.

Six Tips To Avoid Diaper Rash In Babies


           Is your Baby crying and upset?? Diaper rash can be a reason for it...

 My baby was just a week old when she got diaper rash and I was wondering what I can do to avoid it. Then I found these few tips very helpful which can completely avoid diaper rash in babies.

1) Change :  

             Change the diaper every two to three hours. If baby is having stomach upset don't wait for three hours time line and keep an eye on baby's diaper and change it when needed.

2) Water Wipe :

              It's always better to use  water and cotton cloth to clean the area than using wet wipes. You can keep wet wipes to clean when you are out from house.

3) Air dry : 

              Let the area air dry completely before putting on a fresh diaper. Moisture in the area can irritate baby.

4) Diaper rash cream or oil :

             It's always better to put on a lighting coating of rash cream or coconut oil prior putting on a diaper.

5) Correct Size : 

             Always use correct size diaper. Baby will not be comfortable in wearing a diaper which is either loose or tight.

6) Quality of Diaper : 

             choosing a good Quality diaper is also very important. There are many brands & varieties of diaper available in market. Choose one which can absorb better and suits your baby.

         Do you have any other tips to avoid diaper rash?? Please comment.

Baby weaning - Part 1

 What is Weaning??

           Basically introducing foods to your baby is called Weaning. Weaning doesn't happen over night, it is a gradual process of switching your baby from breast milk to other foods. This post is all about my experience on how I started weaning my baby. 
Breastfeeding is not so easy and so is weaning. Doctor's recommend exclusively  breastfeeding baby until six months of age. But it is not always that every baby is ready for weaning at six months. Every baby is different some babies will be ready for solids even before six months and some take bit more time. 

Look out for weaning ready signs in baby like below.

* Does your baby reach out for toys and puts it in mouth.
* Can baby sit on high chair which can give a support to baby's back.
* Can baby hold the head up without anybody's support.
* Does baby shows interest in plates and spoon when you eat infornt of them.
       These are not the only signs, each baby might show different signs and who can guess it better than mom. Trust your instinct ladies...

Best foods to start with weaning.

       Below are the list of few fruits, vegetables and cereals which can be introduced to baby at six months

        It's always best to start with fruit purees as fruits will be light on stomach for digestion and babies will love natural sweet taste of fruits. You can give fruits like apple, banana, pears & avocado.

Vegetables :
        Not all veggies can be used as first food for babies. You can use veggies like carrot, potato, sweet potato & peas.

Cereals : 
        You can use cereals like rice, ragi or moong dal ( yellow mung beans ).

      Foods should be in form of puree when you start weaning to avoid any kind of chocking. Please be with us and check Baby weaning - Part 2  to know the ways of cooking and pureeing fruits, veggies & cereals for babies. 
      Please let us know what was the first food you introduced to your kidoo.



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