~ Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
A journey through parenting, lifestyle, fashion and fictional worlds
ooks are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
~ Henry Ward Beecher
A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way,
a counselor, a multitude of counselorrs.
~ Charles Baudelaire
Posting for the prompt #1 of #worldbookdaychallenge Earth.
What more describes the life on Earth than our very own Eric Carl’s The very hungry caterpillar.
This beautiful book depicts the life of a caterpillar evolving into a butterfly. Cheeni learnt the days of the week, numbers, colors and what not.
Here is what was the inspriation for this book in his words: “One day I was punching holes with a hole puncher into a stack of paper, and I thought of a bookworm and so I created a story called A Week with Willi the Worm. Then later my editor, who didn’t like the idea of a worm, suggested a caterpillar and I said “Butterfly!” And the rest is history.”
The life cycle is beautifully written down and illustrated the egg , the caterpillar, the cocoon and the big butterfly.
Did you know the book was first published in 1969, that’s when our parents were studying. And it is still selling over 49 million copies worldwide and is being translated over many world languages.
The book also has bright pictures of sun, moon ,leaves ,food which makes it even more interesting for kids .
This made me discover a lot more of Eric Carl’s book to introduce to her.
Cheeni loves it when I read it out loud to her. She recognizes sun and the moon now.
What Cheeni loved
* The big pictures
* The colours
* The way it’s illustrated.
She now knows numbers, colors, sun, moon.
Kids these days are more interested, given the choice of books they have and their types.
Its a general tradition across customs to feed the child in silver utensils once solid food intake is started. They are given as gifts during baby shower or naming ceremony Are there any specific reason for it ?A big YES.
1. Anti bacterial and anti fungal Silver by nature kills bacterial and fungal growth hence it’s good to feed in utensils made it.
2. Boosts immunity Whenever food is served hot or warm in silver vessels, some of it gets infused with the food, which boosts immunity.
3. Non toxic Since it is anti bacterial and anti fungal it is non toxic , silver reacts when food contains poisonous substance like sulphur. ( do not feed egg in silver)
4. Retains freshness Food stored in silver utensils are said to be fresh for longer periods.
5. Easy maintenance Can be washed easily, and used for longer duration. Sometimes passed on from previous generations.
Medicines are generally fed using a ‘paladai’ or ‘sangu’.
POINTS TO NOTE: 1.Make sure utensils don’t have sharp edges which can hurt the baby.
2.Do not buy vessels with intricate carvings, this makes the cleaning process tedious.
Hence it is better than feeding in plastic .
SILVER AND DIGESTION
Silver-charged water was specifically known to do wonders to people who were having digestion and related problems. The anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties of silver eases problems in tummy, digestive tract and intestines. This water was also known to keep urinary problems away. Even in temples, the holy water was always stored in silver containers for the same reason
VESSELS GENERALLY USED FOR BABY:
MAINTENANCE OF VESSEL
Cool and feed it to the little one at regular intervals.
Some remedies are given below
1. Try to divert the baby.
2. Give them water to sip.
3. Make the baby lie down and pat their back.
We can also apply coconut oil whenever we wear the diaper on the little one.
Most important point to be kept in mind is each time we change diaper wipe with a clean cloth dipped in lukewarm water , air dry the area of five minutes, apply coconut oil generously.
It is even more better if we leave them diaper free for few hours during the day.
This is generally given immediately after a bath.
The six items and their benefits are listed below.
*SWEET FLAG (VASAMBU)- Increases immunity and hunger.
*INK NUT (KADUKAI)- Increases bowel movement.
*MAASIKAI (GALL NUT/OAK NUT)- Prevents the white layer on tongue.
*INDIAN GINGER/SNAP GINGER (SITHARATHAI)- remedy from cold & cough.
*NUTMEG (JATHIKAI)- Induces good sleep.
*DRY GINGER (SUKKU)- remedy from cold & cough.
*TURMERIC (MANJAL/ HALDI) (OPTIONAL)- Antiseptic
2. Give two spoons of ajwain water or jeera water after each feed.
3. Include garlic in veggie puree.
4. Do bicycle excercise or peddling movement.
5.I LOVE YOU exercise
Rub the left side of baby tummy( your right side).
Rub in shape of inverted L and then and inverted U.
Given common names below
vasambu – Tamil
vasa Bach – Hindi
Thanks for joining me!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton