Saturday, 3 October 2015



Watching  your child playing comfortably and sleeping well, is every mom’s wish. For many years Pampers has been associated with baby’s happy health development. After attending a superb launch event of New Pampers Premium Care pants, we were given the diaper pants for the review.

I (rather most of the mommies) associate diapers with Pampers. We rarely say diaper. We always say Pampers. It is like always saying change his Pampers or get his Pampers.

My son has over grown diapers. My nephew who is 2 years old came over to stay with us for few days. My sister in law never used Pampers so this was the best chance for both of us.
  • ·        The New Pampers diaper Pants has cute and unique graphics on them.
  • ·       They are as smooth as talcum powder giving a silky feeling.
  • ·       The all around waistband of the diaper pant is soft but at the same time it has snug fit so the fluid does not spill out.
  • ·       The baby lotion on it is also very safe.

My nephew is very hyper active who refuses to sit even for a second while awake. So changing diaper while he is playing has always been a task for his mum. But The New Pampers Premium Pants is very child friendly that she could make him wear it easily within few seconds. The wetness indicator on each diaper is so useful that she never had to worry by checking his diaper again. The indicator turning blue from yellow when in contact with fluid is very helpful.

While he was asleep, the wetness Indicator turned blue. It was so easy to tear the sides of used diaper and change into the new one. He did not even move an inch. While disposing it off, it was so easy to roll and put it in the disposable bag .

                                              my naughty nephew

One of the days, we had gone to the park with our kids. Due to lot of traffic during Ganpati festival, we were stuck for almost 7 hours and my sister in law forgot to carry extra since we thought that we would be back in 2 to 3 hours. But my nephew was enjoying the maximum and was not irritable at all. I feel the dryness in the diaper is what kept him enjoying and playing.

The New Diaper pants are also quite economic and easy on pocket. It has few sizes to suit age and weight of the baby.

As rightly said by the brand, “as soft as mother’s touch” that even my nephew enjoyed wearing by himself.

 "This blog post is written for the Pampers #SoftestForBabySkin activity in association with BlogAdda".

Sunday, 27 September 2015


As rightly said, when a baby is born a parent is also born. Pampers has always been associated with baby diapers. Few days back I got a call from #BlogAdda team inviting me for the launch of a Pamper product at J.W.Marriot,Sahar, Mumbai. It was kept under wraps as to what it would be.The only statement I knew was  #softestforbabyskin.

As I reached the venue, I was guided to the banquet by the blogadda team. As I entered, I was astonished by the superb set up of the Pampers. Within few minutes, the event started.

We were introduced to Actress & TV presenter Mandira Bedi, Child sleep consultant Ajita Gopal Seethepalli, Pampers R&D Expert Dr. Wei Sing Long and Actress & Celebrity mother Tara Sharma. This preview was exclusive organised for ‘we’ mommy bloggers and bloggers.

Mandira started explaining to us that how important it is to have a diaper which is soft & dry, which a baby can hardly notice. There few inputs from the other experts too. Mandira & Tara shared their motherhood experiences. Tara also shared couple of her son’s childhood videos. Ajita explained for a baby’s healthy growth, his interaction with environment is very important. But for that the baby needs to be free from that soggy and heavy feeling of the diaper. Pampers is the right product for a growing baby.

On each table, there was a long box which had 3 partitions numbered 1,2 & 3 and next to it was a diaper pant. We were also handed over the voting machine. Now, without looking inside the box we were supposed to touch and feel the diaper and vote which one is the softest. 92% of the bloggers said No2 diaper is the softest. And just after that all the 4 experts launched the NEW PAMPERS PREMIUM CARE PANTS.


Pampers R & D expert Dr. Wei Sing Long explained the unique features of the NEW Pampers Premium Care Pants with demonstration. They are called 5 star skin protection   
  1.     Soft materials/ fabrics – here she made us feel the diaper from inside .
  2.    All around waistband and soft cuffs. 
  3.   Upto 12 hours of dryness – here she filled a test tube with a blue liquid and adding some absorbing agent and withing few seconds we saw that the liquid had become like a gel and never dripped out of the test tube. This proves that pampers core quickly absorbs helping keep wetness away from the skin to help skin protection.                           * According to me, this is one of the main highlight and superb feature of the diaper.   

  4.   Baby lotion –  She demonstrated by applying a small of lotion on a piece of yellow paper and spraying a fluid over it. The part where lotion was applied remained yellow and the rest of it turned brown proving that how lotion protects baby’s precious skin. 

  5.   Wetness Indicator – During showcasing of this feature, all 4 experts moved to the Demo table and showed us that after pouring lot of fluid, nothing spills out and how gradually the indicator outside the diaper turns from yellow to blue and its time for the parent to change the diaper J

Few questions were asked to the experts by the bloggers and they were answered very efficiently. Later, bloggers were allowed to ask their queries on one to one basis. We were gifted  the amazing goodies from Pampers and blogadda.

I must say the event was superbly organised and beautifully executed. Pampers has taken great efforts in researching and innovating  the diaper.

"This blog post is written for the Pampers #SoftestForBabySkin activity in association with BlogAdda".

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Are we really spending time with our kids?

In today's world, Parenting is so challenging. I remember when i was a kid, there were few games which we played at all ages. Games like hopscotch, kho kho, dog and the bone and more like these are just fading away. A week back i met few friends with their kids aged between 4 to 6 years for a playdate. To my surprise none of the kids knew the game Dog and the bone. But all the kids knew games like candy crush saga, subway surfer , fruit ninja, car racing and all the games that we play either on mobile phones or Tabs or Ipads.
Its a new trend where moms are discussing that what all games have they downloaded on their gadgets. But very few or rather none ever discusses what physical activity did her child do except for classes. I mean classes like football, cricket, skating are really needed at the age of 3 or 4 years? Taking kids to parks and garden is alsofading away.

I agree kids are playing football, cricket, Lego. BUT ALL ON THE GADGETS. Why is it that Moms want their kids to attend all those classes which are happening around? Why cant we sit with our kids and play all those games which we played as a child?
I was surprised to hear about a class where the kids of age 6 to 7 years are taught how to increase writing speed. Isnt thats we as parents need to work on?
There are literally competitions between moms as to how many classes her child goes for. I understand in 21st century, kids are super active and absorbs things from their environment faster than how we learnt as a child. But that doesnot mean that we keep sending kids to all possible classes and miss out on "we" time.
The concept of going for Picnics has just vanished. Why are we(adults) not doing all those things which our parents did for us when we were kids?

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Hugs only for my dad

Being the eldest amongst the three sisters, parents have always been a bit strict with me. May be because i always respected whatever they told me.

Lets go to almost 15 years back. During this period, i was neither allowed to wear sleeveless in bus/ train nor talk to boys nor stay out of the house after 10 pm. My dad used to travel a lot for work during this time. He used to stay away from India for almost 6 months. He has sacrificed a lot of things for us. But being so young that time, i never realized it. I always complained to mom about his behavior and attitude. But today when i am married and when my husband goes even for 6 days i realise how difficult it is for both of us to stay away from each other.

Papa's reason for not pampering any of us was that we all should be independent and tough. He started believing that we are equal to boys so he made sure that we learn sports too. Till date, i remember papa making me do all the bank work from the age of 15. He never accompanied me to the bank to guide me but only instructed me to follow the signs. He taught me that taking help from the officials is absolutely ok.

I was 18 and yet not so confident while driving car. Papa told me to take the car alone and its absolutely ok to bang the car but just make sure that not to bang into anybody. Since that day, not even once have i banged the car. I love driving and it is all because of him. He has always encouraged me in whatever i did. As the years passed by, he became more open minded and never said a no when it came to learn something new.

Now came the time to get married. Most difficult phase of my life. When i decided to chose a partner, papa was the first one to oppose not because he didn't like him but because he wasn't prepared to send me off.. With great difficulty, mom n me convinced him. First time ever i saw tears in his eyes at the time of my 'bidaai' and that's when I HUGGED and told him that i will always respect and love him for whatever i am today.

Many times i miss being with him. He loves travelling to different places, experimenting new cuisines and exploring the unexplored. And i am proud to say that i am his copy in this.
I just love the way he loves his wife. Even when he is angry, only his love for mom can be seen. 
I really appreciate the way he looks after his parents. He makes sure that he meets them on regular basis and talks to them daily.

My papa is the perfect man who balances between his parents, wife and his children. He is more of a friend than a dad figure to his son-in-laws.

Papa truly believes in living for today and enjoy every moment.

This father’s day, I am expressing my love towards my dad by participating in the #HugYourDad activity at BlogAdda in association with Vicks.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Dad - Dedicated And Devoted

" Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a Dad. "

I, truely believe this.

Earlier( a decade ago) father's duty was to spend time with his children only on sundays since he was busy with his job or business on other days. Most of the fathers didnot remember how their child grew up. Fathers missed many important days of a child's life like first day at school, first performance on a stage, child's report days and many more. I have known families where father didnot know the child's grade.

But, now things are changing amazingly. Today most dads even change diapers. They are at par with moms. They love doing what they are doing.

Dads take kids to parks and play dates. They plan movies and even a short holiday with the child. Whether the mother is a working woman or a housewife, dads actively participate in a child's growth.
It feels so good to see Dads attending school's academic orientations, report days in large numbers. Few schools are even organising a father child day where the child goes with his papa n spend the day at school doing all fun activities.
Fathers too are very informative in imparting knowledge to the child on all possible topics.

Nowadays, dads are more like a friend than a father. Kids are so free with their fathers that they ask any questions to them without any hesitation. I donot remember ever calling my dad by his name (not even for fun). But today, kids give so many different names to their dads.

As most of the culture has pro's and con's , i would like to mention here that The western is influencing for good.

It is very important that the child should always respect his parents apart from being friendly with them.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Parenting in today's world

With the lifestyle that we are living in and the kind that we are giving to our children, it is very necessary that we inculcate few things in them as and when, while they are growing up. We, as parents are more open and frank with our kids. We impart maximum knowledge to them. Most of us go to any extent to give them best of knowledge.

* As a mother to a son, it is important for me to teach him that every woman needs to be respected. Whether friend, sister or soulmate; all need to be treated equally as your male friend.
* Protect and respect every girl but donot loose your self respect.
* Yes, he needs to be independent and that means he willnot be spoon-fed at every stage of his life.
* He has to learn to take his own decisions and fulfill his own dreams.
* I will be there to support him but only if he works hard for it.
* Fight for yourself but never hurt someone.
* Respect elders by listening to them.  *Money isnot everything in life, there is something called relations. Never compare relations with money.
* Donot betray anybody's trust at any cost.
* Sometimes its good to lie but for the benefit of others.

Last but not the least, never forget to look after your parents in their old age. We will try our best not to bother you but God forbid if the need arises, please be kind to us.

Every parent is very confident about their child. But it is very essential that we prepare them for their future from their childhood.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Cool drinks to beat the heat!!

Summer has begun. Most of the kids have school going on. Here are few drinks  which can save kids from dehydration :

1. Sweet lime water with a pinch of salt.
2. Jaggery water with little bit of lemon in it( for sweet n sour taste)
3. Saunf (aniseed) water
4. Glucon D water. Nowadays many flavours are available for kids to experiment and enjoy.
5. Coconut water can also be given.
6. Mint lemonade - Add crushed mint leaves to the sweet lime water for 10minutes and then strain out the leaves.
7. Watermelon lemonade - In a mixer, cut watermelon into small pieces, remove the seeds, add lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Blend it n serve.
8. Smoothie - This is every child's favorite. Cut 2 to 3 different types of fruits and blend it in a mixer. Add orange squash. It is just yummy..
9. Pink Panther - IN a glass of water, add 2 to 3 tsp of rose syrup and 1 tsp lemon juice. Mix it well and serve.
10. Our favorite since our childhood, RAW MANGO JUICE or famously knows as 'aam panna'. This can also be tried with kids.

* If you donot have any of the above ingredients then can soak orange skin in water for 2 to 3 hours and serve it chilled. The orangey flavour in drink will be enjoyed by the kids.
This drink can be drunk instead of regular water.

My above drinks are water based since it is safest with younger kids. But if you serve aerated drinks to your kids then cold drinks can be added too..

I have tried most of the drinks with Pratham and he enjoys them thoroughly. Sometimes with fancy snacks, he also carries these fancy drinks to school.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Game of mind

Manipulating is one of the important aspect of our lives. Most of the time of our day to day life just goes in managing, arranging or manipulating activities or people. We want to make sure that everyone is happy except your ownself. But there are few people around who will always send negative vibes.
My idea for this blog isnot to write bad about others but somewhere i felt that i must share how being 'a sit at home mom', a home maker faces troubles..
Juggling between Pratham's school, extra curricular activities and home is a task. After putting in so much efforts, at the end of the day when you have to hear that i am the one who is creating problems and spreading rumours, puts me off. This is the time you need your near and dear ones and perfect time to know who are your well wishers.
But motherhood teaches to be patient and hv faith in oneself. Never lose hope and keep trying.
Best way to boost yourself up is :-
1. Listen to your choice of music. It could be bollywood songs, light instrumental music or may be nursery rhymes.
2. Eat favorite chocolates (dont think about calories)
3. Watch a movie of the favorite genre.
4. Read a book or magazine or newspapaer.
5. Solve a puzzle or play a game.

For me the best way to cheer up is to clean or reaarrange the wardrobe.. It is so relaxing that i forget all my worries and troubles.

There are many more ways to boost up your day. It all depends on the person and nature of the problem :)

Its the mind who is playing games with us.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Snack time

Its a struggle for almost every mom to decide whats to be given for the school snacks. Right now im in the club waiting for my husband. So in my free time i was just thinking what should i give pratham tomorrow  for his bus snacks. Though he has opted for school snacks but he loves to carry a tiffin box to share with his bus buddies. Here are the few ones which i feel are easy,delicious and most importantly healthy.

1. Small idlies with a topping like tomatoes and capsicum.
2. Rava dhokla in different shapes (cookie cutter can be used to make different shapes)
3. Fruit salad - 2 to 3 fruits of different colours cut into different shapes.
4. Cheese or jam sandwiches cut into different shapes (use whole wheat bread)
5. Dry fruits like almonds, peanuts, raisins,cashewnuts.
6. Vegetable parathas or aloo parathas.
7. Salads like paneer with cucumber and tomatoes.
8. Thepla and cheese roll.
9. Different varieties of rice like yellow rice or lemon rice or rice in pesto sauce.
10. Baked samosa or baked veg pattice.

And to top it all, once in a while, can surprise the child with a goodie like chocolate or candy, and then see the smile on his face.. You will do anything to just see that happiness on his face..

Monday, 6 April 2015

Motherhood - always fun.

After a lot of ifs and buts, i finally sit to pen down my thoughts, my feelings and my view points.
MOTHER..itself is such a huge word that how much ever i write for it is gonna be less. I don’t know why am i writing this now but this is something i wanted to write since i was born as a MOM.. my son Pratham is 4 years and 3 months today but still i remember his tiny feet and fingers touching me for the first time.. his twinkling eyes looking at me as if an angel is watching me.. after going through the labour pain and all, when i saw him i was just super excited that a new part of me is born.. it was my husband (who very nicely accompanied me throughout my labour pain) asked the doc whether its a boy or a girl.. but for that moment(in fact till date) it really didn’t matter what the gender of the child was.. the only best part was that from 2 we have become 3.
Seeing him growing up is like a dream come true. Most of the days are happy but few are the ones which i feel should have never existed. Every stage is a challenge. His settling period when he came into this world, his feeding routines, his activities and his milestones like teething , walking, eating by himself and many more was all so much fun. Then came the major challenge in any parent’s life.. SCHOOLING..
First was getting his admission in a good playschool (how does one term a school good or bad is another story). After he secured in the desired and nearby playschool , next challenge was a good Higher school.
It was like a nightmare. So many nights went in thinking which school, which board etc will be good for him. Whether we will get in or no? But finally when he got in the desired school, we all were so happy. Its kinda relief when i see pratham going to school happily and he is in more playful mood when he returns from school.
Motherhood is an ongoing process where you enjoy every bit of it, atleast i do. Whenever i look at pratham or even think about him, all my worries are vanished.
Thank you Pratham for making me believe that there is someone in this world who i would love even more than myself.