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Every great dream begins with a dreamer. And we have one such dreamer amidst us, India’s entr...

So much has been talked of on the internet about DPT vaccines, their effectiveness and the ones that...

Constipation in infants is common but nothing much to worry about. As the baby starts taking solids,...

As parents, we want every part of our baby to be perfect! So when those soft gums get ready to sprou...

In case you missed out on this super informative chat about your baby’s vaccines with the pedi...

In case you missed out on this super informative chat about your baby’s vaccines with the pedi...

I have a 8 month old baby who has two teeth on the lower jaw but is still constantly struggling with...

Every now and then on BabyChakra, we see questions from mothers asking for remedies for cough and co...

Having Brahmi around the house is an age old tradition in my home. The importance of the leaves stru...

What vaccines should I give my baby in the first 3 months? What are the diseases my baby should be p...

Fever is one thing which can trouble your baby and you multiple times in a year throughout the early...

Passage of watery, foul smelling, different colored stools, occurring at an increased frequency i.e....

  A premature or preterm baby is born well before the expected 40 weeks of gestation. The baby...

Off late, there has been a lot of debate on our forums about vaccines that pain less. As parents, do...

Yesterday, I came to know about Palm candy (Taal mishri in Hindi and Panakarkandu in Tamil)... my MI...

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  No matter how prepared you are for pregnancy, no parent is ever prepared for a premature bab...

  We’ve seen our moms do it, and we continue to do it too. Boiling milk every morning ha...

I had a lot of time on my hands during those 9 months, so I planned each and everything in detail. I...

Kids with autism, down syndrome, dyslexia, hearing, language and speech disorders, all qualify as ki...

As we move forward on our mission to equip you with all the necessary dope on baby wearing; next up...

Powered By: Your baby might be small, but the mountain of laundry s/he generates is not small at al...

Perception and Social Response         While the child i...

Perception and Social Response If an object falls on the ground, she follows it with her eyes and...

Perception and Social Response Her hearing is now more sensitive. If piece of paper is crumpled n...

How long does it take for a toddler to get into trouble? As many seconds as it takes to blink an eye...

Growth Most babies show a mind growth spurt during this period by having a special connection with...

Growth Most babies cut their first tooth at around 6- 8 months, so watch out for those first signs...

Growth Most babies cut their first tooth at around 6- 8 months, so always watch out for your baby&r...

Now that we have told you and educated you about the many available options when it comes to baby ca...

Summer is possibly the worst season there can be! With the hot wind blowing in your face, there is n...

If you’ve been following our BabyWearing series, then you are already aware of the different k...

As we take you through the Baby Wearing journey, one wrap at a time - with our BabyWearing Series -...

Who doesn’t like to dress up their baby in those summer frocks and summer suits? Those soft, c...

As if mosquitoes aren’t annoying enough to us adults, they also come hovering for the little o...

Just like you keep tab of all the milestones in your baby’s life - aka the first solid food, f...

Sensitive is the word that comes to mind when asked to describe a baby’s skin! A newborn baby&...

As a newborn, my baby had extremely sensitive skin and no matter which bath soap I used, his skin wo...

After 3 months of trying to set my baby into a new born baby routine there’s one thing I...

Powered By:    Pregnancy is an extraordinary journey for a woman. For me, this journey b...

Coping with a newborn baby gave mayhem a new meaning! Starting day one itself, things were quite a b...

Image source: zlprod.com Initiating your little one to solids is a huge milestone! It is no surpris...

When it comes to trusting a baby’s skin care, nothing beats the faith that mothers put in the...

This might sound rather strange, but poop, stools or bowel movements are one of the most significant...

While you mothers are constantly flooded with baby products that promise to care for your baby, here...

Early this week, an article in the New York Times reported a research that has apparently found the...

In a recently conducted Live Chat Nutritionist Nikhil Chaudhary answered queries on weight loss, rev...

Child psychologist Sonal Raja spoke to moms about how to handle behavioural tantrums of kids. Read o...

Q. My daughter doesn't cough much but occasionally pukes with lot of phlegm. Is that a sign of any s...

You were so excited about your upcoming motherhood, you couldn’t contain the excitement. And n...

Every new mommy’s utmost concern is her baby’s health. To vaccine or not to vaccine, whi...

Powered by: Her first breath, took ours away. With the arrival of our daughter (my first born is a...

Knowledge Partner:    Even the most common newborn skin conditions can bother you new mo...

The Diwali lights have faded and so has the festivity in the air. You step out into the hazy winter...

The bath time ritual is probably the most important in a baby’s day. A massage, followed by a...

Knowledge Partner:     The first year of life is extremely important in terms of the bab...

After delivery and a brief stay at the hospital, you and your family will be ready to welcome your l...

It is the best feeling in the world to hold your baby in your arms. The sweet smell of a newborn, a...

It’s joyful to see your baby cut his first tooth. This new milestone means your little one add...

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Once you hold your baby in your arms for the first time, you are overwhelmed with emotion. The tiny,...

A newborn’s sneeze, cough or spit-up does not necessarily mean she has a cold or a digestion p...

A doctor will perform a number of tests on a newborn to rule out any problems and complications. Som...

After nine months of waiting, you can’t wait to finally hear your baby’s first cry. But...

Milk is a comfort food for me. Nothing beats a big warm mug of milk + Bournvita + coffee and zillion...

Knowledge Partner:  They tell you to anticipate few sleepless nights once you have the baby. B...

Babies’ little lungs are more susceptible to respiratory illnesses than older children. Coughs...

Immunization can save the life of around 1.5 million kids per year in India! As a preventive healthc...

Stammering may just be the result of a child’s enthusiasm to tell his/her parents about someth...

The principle of Nature Cure is based on the notion that all diseases of the body are caused by the...

Quite a few small infants as well as older children vomit once or more on any given day but remain o...

Babywearing is the act of wearing your baby in a carrier close to you. It's a practice as old as civ...

We eat to live and it should never be the other way round, for food is sustenance, not something to...

A pediatrician plays a crucial role in the life of your child. Trust me, s/he’s the only one y...

Knowledge Partner:  Before your toddler starts showing off all the swagger and the jive, s/he...

Knowledge partner:  Breastfeeding is one of the most amazing and divine acts of motherhood - i...

Nutrition is the key to your child’s growth, but too much of it can be harmful too.Take the ex...

As with every other milestone, this one too came loaded with a lot of baggage. Turns out that it is...

Sometimes babies feel so bored inside the womb, that they just wanna come out sooner than you/doc pl...

To understand what is neonatal jaundice and how can it be harmful to your baby, click here Wha...

Knowledge Partner:     The questions that almost never leave a mother’s mind...

After nine months of hard work, your baby finally gets to see the light of the world. Isn’t it...

Baby wearing is not a new fad rather it’s a very ancient and time-tested practice of carrying...

In the last article,  I talked about worm infestations and how your little ones can catch them....

Well, one of the most common yet nasty conditions affecting babies during monsoon is infestation of...

Motherhood is a beautiful journey, made of love, challenges and sacrifice. The struggle begins when...

There are some common conditions that kids suffer from often, like common cold, inflammations, espec...

All toddlers at some stage have to be trained to use the toilet.  You can make it pleasant and...

Powered by: During the first 10 days at home with your baby, some things will come very naturally t...

When hunger pangs come knocking on your lil one's tummy, having a healthy, yet yummy snack at hand i...

Crying is the most fundamental way how babies communicate their needs. If your baby is crying incons...

A pediatrician’s place in a new parent’s life is probably as close as God - for the heal...

Come monsoon and kids want to play in the rain, jump in the muddy puddles, float paper boats and spl...

Every pregnancy in this world is a unique story, which in turn gives birth to several old wives&rsqu...

Now, that your little crawler has started moving around, you may want to consider babyproofing your...

It’s not unusual anymore that we hear mums facing issues with breastfeeding – not gettin...

With a plant crazy mom, who always amazed onlookers with the green area we had in a first floor hous...

Summer can cause a lot of grief, especially to kids – Excessive sweating, and the humidity in...

Knowledge Partner:    Your little bundle of joy is beautiful, isn’t it? And this t...

Once upon a time in a land of milk, chocolates and cheese, there was a very bad monster called &lsqu...

In a recent online chat with nutritionist, Uma Narula, Moms asked several questions on their child's...

Knowledge partner:    We are sure you have a done a great job of massaging your newborn...

Babies need to be cared for in every season. However, summers, with its soaring temperatures can bri...

So you are past the sacrosanct breastfeeding period, your baby can probably sit up and play now, res...

It’d help a great deal if parents could discover or read signs of Autism, if any, in their chi...

Dental checkup, often undermined, should be considered an important part of a child’s life. Th...

The softest surface is only as soft as a baby’s skin. Nothing can compare with its warm smooth...

Q. Can you please suggest what’s the right age to send the child to play school? A. 2 to 2.5...

Q. How to manage baby’s food while travelling abroad? any tips? A. Here is what we can d...

Q. Hi my kid is 2.5 years old. He doesn't want to eat food with little bit of spice. What to do? A....

Q. My daughter is 7 months old. What all veggies I can introduce to her at this age? What all veggie...

Advanced Cloth Diapers are fast gaining popularity with the conscientious Indian parents. They serve...

The table shows the Monthly Mean Weight and Length of Boys from Birth to 5 years along wit...

The table below shows the Monthly Mean Weights and Lengths of Girls from Birth to 5 years along...

Diarrhoea  Do not let your child starve. Let him eat or drink what he likes; may prefer soup,...

I had my delivery much sooner than my expected delivery date; it was something I never thought could...

A proper breastfeeding position will ensure that your baby is breastfeeding and not nipple-feeding....

Put the baby on your shoulder and rub her back. You can also put her face down on your lap, and rub...

Influenza is a viral infection that spreads rapidly from one person to another. This disease is seen...

If a baby cries more often, does it mean that she is not getting enough milk?  If a child crie...

Three Months 1. Motor Development The fist is now kept open all the time. If the child is giv...

The different milestones in the first important year of your child’s life are very critical fo...

Two Years A child of 2 walks freely on the ground. She can also go up and down the stairs by hers...

Eleven Months 1. Motor Development Make your child stand on a firm surface. while supporting...

Nine Months 1. Motor Development  The child may start crawling at this age. Children who...

Seven Months 1. Motor Development When made to sit, she can stay in that position for some ti...

Five Months 1. Motor Development Offer both your thumbs to the child as she lies on her back....

As a parent, your baby’s growth milestones is of utmost importance to you! Here’s a brie...

Dry Fruits are super foods! With an amazing shelf life and yummy taste, they have tons of nutrients...

Small amount of certain substance present in the mother’s diet may pass unchanged into her bre...

Take note when your child breathes over 50 times a minute.   Smaller children normally have a...

Why is it important to be done? It is important to assess hearing loss as early as possible, becaus...

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Babies may also have sudden bouts of crying for no apparent reason, known as Infantile Cell. The ons...

All children with Down syndrome (DS) show developmental delays, but less than 5% of individuals with...

Bed-wetting must be differentiated from the situation where the child's nappy or pant is wet all the...

Knowing a few facts might put you at ease if your child sucks his fingers or thumb or even his toe....

With a young child at home, the probability of accidents shouldn't ever be underestimated. A minor f...

Source for banner image: apollohospdelhi.com Q. To what extent can one mould a child's personality?...

Source for banner image: huffingtonpost.co.uk Colds are very common. And you must know that:- 1. N...

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Source for banner for images: philly.com Q. I have 4-yr-old who is now an elder sibling. We underst...

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With an alarming rise in pollution these days, respiratory tract allergies and are a common way of l...

Dr Subash Rao, an experienced pediatrician and an expert on the panel of BabyChakra explains why pul...

While many of us in India hire 'massage waalis' who massage mother and baby right from the first wee...

As a new parent, one of the most important things is to bond with your baby and what better way than...

As a parent, we want lifelong protection for our kids and "Immunization" is the very first step towa...

As parents, we are all anxious on the growth and development of our child. We constantly discuss thi...

: Are inhalers the only option for cold and cough? A: Inhalers are a better way of medication than...

My baby had been choking on his own puke. My pediatrician elaborated that he has GERD – Gastro...

Once you have your little bundle of joy in your arms, you may be on cloud nine but at the same time,...

On this video, Dr Varsha Daryanani, a Mumbai-based pediatric dentist, answers some of the most...

This Q & A has been compiled from a live chat conducted on BabyChakra with a prenatal and lactat...

This Q & A has been compiled from a live chat conducted on BabyChakra with a Certified Professio...

A newborn's sleep period begins with drowsiness, leading to light sleep, and followed by deep sleep....

Breast milk has enough calcium to meet the normal requirements of the baby. Even if your baby is tee...

What is Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease? It is a viral illness caused by a type of virus called Coxsa...

What is Cradle cap? Cradle cap is dryness, flaking and scaling of the skin over the scalp. It is al...

Chickenpox in children is usually a very mild disease. It occurs less frequently in older children a...

In such a case, the mother should stay close to the baby at all times. She should cuddle her as much...

How many times has your child fallen down and injured his tooth? If your child loses a baby tooth p...

Small amounts of certain substances present in the mother's diet may pass unchanged into her breast...

The cause may be as simple as the mother beginning to smell different; for example, if she eats a lo...

  In the process of mastering movement in space, your baby must pass through 3 stages. These a...

  A new born's vision takes longer to develop than all other senses and remains far less sharp...

Interview With Dr. Subash Rao What exactly is Dengue (what kind of infection affecting which organs...

1. What is SIDS?SIDS or sudden infant death syndrome, as the name suggests is the sudden death of an...

So, I'm not going to hash on about what's right or wrong, I'm going to instead tell you about the fo...

"How often have we mums struggled to figure out what food portions of healthy food should we offer t...

Begin Early: Baby's gums ought to be kept clean with gauze. The minute the first tooth erupts, use...

Stop! What are you feeding your baby?I wanted to invite a couple of mommy friends with their little...

Dear Moms, Would you like to know about a natural way to straighten teeth (without braces)?...

EFFECTIVE MEASURES TO COMBAT THE DEADLY FLU – SWINE FLU (H1N1 FLU) The swine flu has raised i...

Seasonal cold and cough, is often a constant cause of worry for the mother of a young child. While w...

Is it better or worse? Here are some day care pros and cons for infant that you must know.  ...

Fussy eating is the most common complaint heard from parents these days. If you follow certain groun...

Some labelling by food industry is confusing and mislead consumer to eat more thinking that these fo...

As moms, we often discuss what our child eats, and how to get them to eat, but the what tends to be...

"And yes, these can be introduced as soon as they start eating and you can feed the little children,...

As your little one gets older and starts sprouting permanent teeth, don't forget to take care of his...

Awwww ): its Holi and I can't eat my gujjiyas and papri chaat. Is this what you feel?? Don't worry!...

Some thoughtful advice and answers to dental FAQs by moms-to-be and moms with little babies at home....

In the third part of this series, Dr. Vyas answers some simple FAQs on brushing your little one's te...