Mommying BabyT

Mommy T's adventures; bringing up Baby T

Month: February 2018

Remove the awkwardness out of asking for gifts with registries

For #babyT’s second birthday we knew we wanted a big, fat birthday party. Planning began months in advance for all the small details. However, there was one scary monster lurking under the covers – birthday gifting. I was unprepared for the nightmares I got about all the gifts we would receive which we did not want.

My biggest fears were mass market toys – yes the ones with flashy lights, migraine-inducing music & suspect paint quality. I wish people knew that we love open-ended, eco-friendly & safe, wooden toys. To be honest, we already owned most of the age-appropriate toys, so doubling up of toys was also a concern. And then don’t even get me started on clothes – I have clothes which babyT will get to wear to his 10th birthday already. Get the drift? Continue reading

Finding Nemo | #AtoZ in 100 words

School begins from Monday. Today is Saturday. We have not prepared our son for school.

Enter Finding Nemo.

Skip the parts where the Clown Fish nest is attacked and all the eggs have been destroyed, save one. Nemo’s egg.

At dinner time, we played this scene from Finding Nemo to help babyT see that the first day of school is going to be fun. Waking up early (while his daddy groans), walking (or swimming) to school. Meeting new friends, and the wise (manta ray) teacher. Jumping on anemones at play time. Exploring.

Stop. That’s enough running out of school boundaries.


100 words

This blog post is a part of #AtoZ in 100 words series where Nikita of Mrs.Writes-a-Latte and a bunch of other bloggers will write 26 posts this year on topics beginning from A to Z. A short and simple way of writing, seeking inspiration & learning from each other. And challenging – because it must all happen in 100 words. Plus a picture to go with it. 🙂

Read all my posts from the #AtoZ in 100 words series here.

100 Words- Week 6 with Mrs. Writes a Latte

Malaria – Symptoms & treatment for children

Malaria in children the word itself is enough to strike terror into the hearts of all parents. One of the most common discussions on mom support groups on Facebook and Whatsapp these days is how to prevent young children from being bitten by the malaria mosquito. Children, as it is, have a developing immunity and are worst affected. Malaria in children from 6 months to 5 years is especially a cause of concern. Therefore, recognising the signs and symptoms of malaria and seeking timely medical intervention, are of utmost importance. Malaria can be kept at bay by being careful and vigilant of the child’s environment. Continue reading

Eczema | #AtoZ in 100 words

An itch here, An itch there,
An itch too irritating to bear
Dry, flaky, angry skin
Oozing water, burning ring

Walk in dust, itch itch itch
Ingest allergen, itch itch itch
Sniff a flower, aatchoo aatchoo
Can’t breathe all night, snore zzzzzz snore!

Tubes & tubes of lotion
Tubs and bottles of creams
Every brand, you name it
Bought, tried & tossed it.

Sleeping with 4 tubes of creams
Instead of pillows for dreams
One for the fingers, one for the toes
One the steroid, and one the nose

It’ll pass as I grow
Is All I want to know!


100 words

Eczema can afflict many babies from birth. It can be a very difficult and un-inclusive condition. Although not contagious it can be very limiting for the person suffering from it. Eczema doesn’t have a cure. It can only be managed. Life can also be very challenging for caregivers of people with eczema. My little babyT has eczema which in addition to his dairy allergy makes every day living quite a challenge. In the sheltered environment of our home, he is relatively episode free. But the outside world is a threat.

This blog post is a part of #AtoZ in 100 words series where Nikita of Mrs.Writes-a-Latte and a bunch of other bloggers will write 26 posts this year on topics beginning from A to Z. A short and simple way of writing, seeking inspiration & learning from each other. And challenging – because it must all happen in 100 words. Plus a picture to go with it. 🙂

Read all my posts from the #AtoZ in 100 words series here.

100 Words- Week 4 with Mrs. Writes a Latte

Discover | #AtoZ in 100 words


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Choosing to stay at home to bring up my baby has brought to my eyes the wonder of discovery.

They say new age parenting is all about following baby’s cues and letting them explore and learn on their own. But I say the other perspective wins. What I gained was the discovery of how tiny beings come to BE in this world.

From the first kick of their tiny feet to their first grasp. The first attempt to turn over to that first independent step. I witnessed it all first hand. And everything is locked in my heart forever more.


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8 questions about Menopause every woman must ask

“Almost 40” I declare proudly sometimes. I am not afraid to admit my age and that I had my first child when I was well into my 30s (past my mid-30s even :P) To tell you the truth it is a little difficult at times running behind an active toddler. Aching knees and joints are not fun. But what really scared me the other day is when I heard of a friend, obviously around the same age as me, tell me that she has entered her menopause. I have to admit I was clueless about the onset of menopause and that prompted me to read up more about it.

Menopause is a natural condition which women experience around or after the age of 40, just before or after she stops menstruating. It is accompanied by a range of symptoms including hot flashes, insomnia, skipped or irregular periods, depression, mood swings and irritability, fatigue, vaginal dryness, joint and muscle pains, change in libido, racing heart, headache and reduced bladder control. Continue reading

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