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Featured: Embrace The Mess Made By Kids

Childhood is one stage of life when you are allowed to do whatever you want to. Be it creating mess or having fun- there is nothing stopping a child. And probably that’s why childhood is the best.

My kids love to create mess. Sometimes with mud, sometimes with paint but mostly with their food. They have their own way of having fun in which  ‘messy meals’ play a major role. While my son is a little less messy, my daughter hates cleanliness. Ever since she has started eating solids, there is not a single meal she has had when her clothes have not been ruined, in spite of all the bibs and protectors.

As a parent, I always want my kids to be shiny clean. But I also realize that kids ‘learn by doing’. Soiled clothes, painted hands, food stains and spills- all are a part of their growing up process. So it’s best to embrace the mess and let kids enjoy. Because if they won’t then who will?

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I was asked by Babychakra, a leading parenting app, to share our experience of how we embrace this mess at home. My kids love to self-feed and so ‘messy meals’ is a part of our everyday routine. After each meal, I dread at the sight of my girl’s clothes.  As much I detest it, the cleanliness-freak mom in me still never stops her from having her own.  Simply because cleaning is no more a nightmare now. There is a magical detergent meant for all mothers only to help them embrace this mess.

Read the entire piece here to know all about this-

Babychakra- Embrace The Mess Because Cleaning Is Made Easy Now

You may also enjoy reading A Unique Letter To Santa Claus, a funny letter on behalf of my kids to dear Santa.

Globetrotters Box

Review: Globetrotters Country Box

As a child I would always have a box in which I would collect stamps and souvenirs gathered from different places. Those small collectibles not just added to my wonderful memories but also made me learn a lot about the places I would visit.  When I first saw the Globetrotters box, I was reminded of my childhood days. I could see a modern day equivalent to my treasured memory box. While I was filled with nostalgia, I was equally excited to explore what this discovery box had to offer.

The Globetrotters Country Box is full of highly stimulating and skill enhancing activities that make learning fun and interesting for kids. In today’s times when kids have fascination for YouTube videos, activity-based subscription boxes are a great alternative to keep kids happily engaged.

What is Globetrotters Box

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Globetrotters Box is a creative way to make children learn about different countries of the world. With the aim of developing a sense of discovery and adventure in kids, these boxes are full of DIY activities that provide kids a fun-based learning experience.

These are monthly subscription boxes designed for kids between 4-12 years of age. Each month a country themed activity box is delivered at your doorstop. The boxes include countries like Australia, Japan, Egypt, Italy, UK and US and contain carefully curated activities that can keep kids involved for a long time. 

 

What’s Inside A Globetrotters Box.

Each Globetrotters box contains 4 to 5 activities that revolve around a country. Activities vary from art and craft to simple puzzles and more. Everything related to the specific country is included in the pack in the form of flash cards, souvenirs or activity sheets. 

The first box comes with a large world map and a passport! After that with each new box, child receives various stickers that can be added to the passport. Isn’t it an awesome way to create curiosity and enthusiasm in kids?

Price and Availability

There are various types of Globetrotters boxes available-

1.Little Explorers world kit for kids aged 4-6 years

2. Young Explorers world kit for kids aged 6- 12 years.

3. Party boxes which are craft kits for kids above 3 years of age.

The country based subscription boxes are priced at Rs 799 and the craft kit vary from Rs 399 to Rs 699, depending upon the theme. They are available under various subscription plans of 3 months, 6 months and 9 months. You can check the entire range and all the available subscription plans on their website here.

Our Experience

We received the Globetrotters UK Country box. The box looked promising from outside. Since it is meant for kids aged 4 to 6 years, it was my 5 years old niece who tried it. She loves art and craft and so thoroughly enjoyed each and every activity that was included in the kit.

Her excitement had no bound when she saw a  special letter by her pen pals from Planet Mozo who took her to the beautiful and royal land of UK.

As she opened the box further, she found the following-

1. A Passport (for entering the country)

2. Large Illustrated World Map (Premium quality)

3. DIY  Medieval Royal Castle Activity Kit

4. UK Flag Fridge Magnet Activity Kit

5. British Royal Crown Activity Kit

6. UK Big Ben Craft Based Kit

7. Flash cards on famous monuments of UK

8. A Royal Guard Souvenir that can be preserved as a momento for visiting UK

While she enjoyed doing all the activities, her most favourite one was crafting the Big Ben. Somehow the idea of a clock tower fascinated her a lot.

With the help of flash cards she could remember the names of all the famous monuments of UK. 

Through this country box, she learnt many facts about UK’s culture, history and lifestyle and guess what, she now wants to visit UK soon.

What’s Impressive About Globetrotters Box

1. Activities included in the box are well-researched and age appropriate.

2. They provide a holistic experience to kids and cover development of various skills like problem solving, number skills and fine motor skills.

3. The activities are highly engaging aimed at building imagination and creative learning.

4. Most of the activities focus on DIY art and craft which can keep the child engaged for hours together.

5. All the material for each activity( like glue, sketch pens, sheets, etc) is included in the kit. Also the material is of premium quality.

6. The instructions and guidelines for each activity is also mentioned in detail.

7. Parents can join their kids in their journey to a new country and enjoy some fun-filled family time.

What Could Have Been Better

1. Since most of the activities are art and craft based, they can only be performed once. And so the material given is not reusable. 

2. While the other country boxes include puzzles along with DIY activity kits, the one we received didn’t include any puzzle. It would be great to see a balance of both craft based kits, coloring sheets and puzzles in all the country boxes.

My niece wants to try all the country boxes one by one and embellish her room with all the souvenirs, monuments and items she would craft with each kit. Now doesn’t that sound like a plan?

Globetrotters box is a wonderful way to make kids learn about geography and cultures around the globe. That too by involving them in hands-on fun that encourages curiosity, boosts creativity, and instills confidence. If your child is between the age of 4 to 12, you must subscribe to Globetrotters Box to provide him/her a unique learning experience.

 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I was sent this country box to explore and share my views about it. The review holds my personal experience and honest opinions of trying all the activities that were included in the box.

 

Also read  Review: Funky Monkeys Indoor Play Area 

My Parenting Mantra: Keeping The Promises Of Parenting

Howdy, Welcome to the blog train- My Parenting Mantra. Find on board some awesome bloggers who will drive this train for a month and share their enriching and unique parenting experience.

Thanks to Neha who blogs at SharingOurExperiences for introducing me.

Meet the fellow blogger moms who are a part of this blog train here.

Parenting poses a unique challenge to every parent. While there is no one golden rule that all parents follow, there is however one particular mantra that’s unique to each parent. This mantra that they follow is based on their lifestyle, values, and individual choices. In our case, this mantra is based upon the very fact that we have twins.

I always felt that parenting doesn’t need any rules,  until I became a parent myself. I then realized that these rules are not rules so to say, but some promises that each parent makes to oneself in order to give their best.

We felt the need of making such promises to ourselves when we heard the two tiny heartbeats for the very first time. The happiness that ushered in, was immediately marked by anxiety, nervousness and confusion. We knew we would love our kids unconditionally, but our mind was still clouded by some major doubts- how would we manage two kids together? Would we be able to do justice to both? What if we become partial to one? What if we unknowingly neglect one? What if we fall into the trap of comparison? How would we deal with the world who would always compare our twins?  

Hence, to be are prepared to deal with all sorts of situations and make our parenting journey easy, we devised our parenting mantra that included the following-

1. Creating a good value system

It’s very important to create an environment that helps kids to imbibe good values naturally. Both me and my husband believe in making our kids know the ‘why’ of things that helps them to value and respect what they have. We always ensure that we create such a system at home that enables them to learn gratitude and encourage them to be humble.

2. Follow what we preach

Kids learn by examples and who could set better examples for them other than the parents! As a family, we believe in modeling the desired behavior. We speak/behave in the way we want our kids to reciprocate and so far this has been working really well for us.

3. Encourage independent thinking

We want our kids to think independently, express themselves well and assert their choices. Since they are twins, the chance for them to be influenced by each others opinion would be high. And so we plan to raise them in such a way that each is capable of taking his/her own decisions. Though young, we still try to ask them about their individual choices, likes and dislikes and ensure that they get what they choose for themselves.

4. Avoid comparison

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When there are two kids of same age in a house, the urge to compare is but natural. Each child is unique and so it’s all the more important for us to be conscious of this fact and resist this urge. We realized this fact pretty early and it has only helped to maintain our sanity as a parent of twins.

5. Nourish individuality

My kids have completely opposite personality traits. One is shy and clingy, the other is an  independent little explorer. Hence their needs, choices and interests are also very different from each other. So while everyone around tries to find some similarities between them, considering they are twins, we try to understand and respect their individual differences. We even spend some quality time with each child alone just to have that one-on-one connection.

6. Nurture the sibling bond

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Both A n A( Aarav and Aarohi) have a wonderful tuning. They have a unique connection that surprises us in many ways. Their giggles and endless cryptophasia (their private language) simply makes our day. And so we do our bit to nurture this connection in whatever way we can to help it remain special.

7. Let kids be kids

They fight, they play, they create mess and do everything that irritates us. But at the end, we as parents try to be mindful about the fact that they are kids and will act their age. We try to be conscious while placing our expectations on them and allow them to learn their way.

 

My husband and me keep reminding each other of these promises and in all situations we try to follow them. This not just helps us to enjoy as a family but also makes our parenting journey less complicated.

 

Enjoyed reading My Parenting Mantra? See what our next blogger mom Priyadarshani who blogs at Rattlebabblebattle says about her Parenting Mantra. Also, don’t forget to leave a comment here and share your opinions. We are all ears. 

 

Also read: Do Not Sacrifice For Your Kids: Simply Live and Let Live 

 

Dealing With A Clingy Baby: My Experience And Learnings

All babies undergo a phase when they are super clingy and just don’t want to leave their mumma’s lap. For some kids this phase is short-lived, but for a few others it’s a prolonged one. Mine is a latter case. I have twins, out of whom one is a clingy baby.

While my girl is a little independent and would manage to explore things around all alone, my boy is a super clingy baby. All he wants is to be carried all day. He needs his mom to be by his side all through. Even while sleeping he doesn’t leave my lap. I try to sneak out thinking he is asleep. But the minute my feet hit the floor, his eyes start to blink and his familiar wailing begins.

Handling such a baby is tough. And, more so because I have two to look after. While carrying one baby all day, I always feel guilty of neglecting the other.

On top of it, I have been at the receiving end of a lot of criticism, judgment and even unsolicited suggestions, in the past:

1. You are spoiling your child by giving in to his demands all the time.

2. You are being over protective. Your child will never become independent if you carry him all the time.

3. Let the kid cry. That helps to develop his lungs.

4. Kids cry all the time. You can’t be giving in everytime.

5. Go away from the child. You being around all the time makes him want you all the more.

6. Leave the child alone. That ways he will learn. You seem to be emotionally very weak.

7. It’s not the baby who is clingy. It’s you who cannot stay away from the child for long.

8. And the worst of all, it’s your breast milk that makes him stay on your lap all the time. You probably breastfeed him a lot.

All such opinions ended up creating more distress for an already worried mother in me. So one day I decided to know, read, learn and understand everything about clingy babies.

 

Why Is A Baby Clingy

While there could be several reasons for a baby to be clingy, a few basic ones could be-

1. Separation Anxiety

In the early months of life, kids have no concept of independence and so they consider themselves and their mother as one. Gradually, as they grow, they realize their mother is a separate individual and this thought overwhelms them. That’s when babies do not want to go away from their mums. They need their presence around them all the time.

Read more about Separation Anxiety here. 

2. Development Changes

All babies experience clingy periods when big changes in their development occur. Be it phases like teething, or achieving milestones, they take time to adjust and hence seek more comfort which they get only from their moms.

While the reason could be any, what’s to be assured about is that these clingy stages in a baby’s life is developmentally normal and appropriate. It’s actually a sign that the baby is making progress.

How I Deal With My Situation

1. Ignore the world and follow my heart

A mom of a clingy baby attracts people’s attention all the more. She is most susceptible to judgements and even suggestions. To maintain my sanity, I always ignore what people opine about me or my ways of dealing with my child. As far as suggestions are concerned, I practice the ‘filter policy’. Simply filter between what’s positive and what’s not, between what is followable and what’s not.

2. Always be there for my child

I believe in giving that attention, comfort and support that my son needs. Simply because, attachment fosters independence not dependence. Leaving him distressed, to cry and settle on his own only worsens our situation. However being with him, diverting his mind, cuddling and comforting works well as he feels secure and assured that no matter what, his mom is always by his side.

3. Believing it is a temporary phase

It’s certainly not easy managing the household chores while clasping a clingy baby to my hips all the time. It’s exhausting both physically as well as mentally. But at the end of the day, I believe in the fact that it’s just a phase, which may be tough but is not endless. It, too, shall pass.

4. Babywearing

I call my son a ‘velcro baby’ as he is always strapped around me. Wherever I go,  he accompanies. Babywearing adds to our comfort as I go hands free and my baby peacefully enjoys the rhythm of my heartbeat.

5. Explaining the baby

Talking out to the baby always helps, even when we think that he is not able to understand. In situation when I have to leave my son in care of someone else, I prefer telling him goodbye and leave, than sneaking out behind his back. Explaining him that I will be back in sometime helps to do away with his fear that his mom will never come back.

6. Sleep talking

I try sleep talking with my son when he is half asleep. I say all the positive sentences like’ Mama is always with you’, ‘Mama loves you a lot’, ‘Mama is always going to be by your side’, etc. Speaking such affirmative sentences feed his unconscious mind with some positivity that may help to reduce his insecurities.

A clingy baby is not a problematic baby. It’s just a baby’s way to learn and deal with his surroundings. And so such a baby doesn’t need rolling eyes of people around. All he needs is to be felt secured and loved. This will not just give him confidence to strike out on his own but will also help him emerge as an expressive person.

Also Read: Dilemmas Of A Mother of Twins 

Review: Funky Monkeys Indoor Play Area

Play is the work of the child. And what’s better than a dedicated play area that allows the child to jump, crawl, climb, hop and do all that he wants while ensuring the highest standards of safety and cleanliness. We recently visited one such center- Funky Monkeys Indoor Play Area where kids had a time of their life. They enjoyed to the extent that they didn’t want to return from this place.

About Funky Monkeys

Funky Monkeys is an entertainment-packed indoor play center designed exclusively for kids aged 6 months to 12 years. Launched in 2012 it currently has 7 world class centers across the country in cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Surat. In no time, it has become India’s premier indoor play center and birthday party venue for kids.

Special Features:
1. Funky Monkeys indoor play area has two play zones (Toddler Zone & Junior Zone) which include a variety of soft play equipments that are unique and stimulating and meet international safety certifications.

2. They are open 7 days a week and offer facilities like free WiFi, valet parking, first aid kit and CCTV monitors on site.

3. The play center can host birthday parties, play dates & school group mornings. They are open to host school field trips and class outings for kids up to 12 years of age.

4. They offer one hour and two-hour drop-in play sessions as well as memberships. Also offer siblings discount on membership packages.

5. They house a fully equipped Cafe and can handle all food and entertainment requirements for a party.

Entry Charges


Funky Monkeys Andheri center has different charges for weekdays and weekends. A 90 minute fun session would cost around Rs. 460 on a weekday and Rs. 560 on a weekend with Rs 100 more for each additional hour. The cost includes the entry ticket for one kid and two accompanying adults. They have different rate cards for various centers in different cities.

Our Experience
We visited the Funky Monkeys Andheri Center and had a memorable experience. This was the first time my kids visited an indoor play area and they enjoyed thoroughly. It took them initial five minutes to settle at the place but once settled, their fun had no limit.

They tried every activity they could. From slides to trampoline to crawling into the tunnels-they did it all. But they enjoyed the most at the ball pit. The bright red and yellow coloured balls were too attractive for them to leave.

They play area has multiple play stations placed at strategic locations. Be it rotating the wheels or adding the numbers- there is a lot for children to both learn and enjoy.

Both A n A( Aarav and Aarohi) specifically loved the musical activity station and played a lot with the musical bells.

The entire play zone is well padded ensuring complete safety for the kids. There was a birthday party organized when we visited the center, so we could get the glimpse of the lovely birthday decorations as well. The balloons that A n A picked from the decorations kept them busy throughout their ride back home.

After enormous fun that lasted for a good two hours, A n A enjoyed their favourite potato smileys and french fries at the cafeteria. It was good to see that the center allows a child-friendly menu and a high-chair facility.

The Highs
Few things really impressed us and  deserve a special mention –
1. Their staff is super friendly and courteous and attended well to our various queries.

2. Like any other play area, socks is a must to enter the play zone. We unfortunately forgot to carry our pair. We were provided a fresh and new packet of socks at the center itself.

3. Play supervisors are always on their toes, ensuring smooth play. They usually give personal attention to younger kids.

Both A n A were not left alone for a single second. They, in fact, made good friends with the staff members.

4. Parents are allowed to enter the play area. So we could accompany the kids in all the sections they went.

I couldn’t resist myself from stepping onto the huge slides with them. It was a great bonding time for us as a family.

5. They have a cafeteria overlooking the play area. So in between we could sit for a while and sip some coffee while watching the kids enjoying free play.

6. Their bathroom is kid friendly. So we had a hassle free diaper changing time.

The Lows
There is nothing disappointing about Funky Monkeys indoor play area except the fact that it has only two branches in Mumbai and so we had to commute far to explore this place. We wish more centers of this fun place open soon across the city.

We had a great evening at Funky Monkeys. It was lovely to see the little explorers enjoying in a space that allows them safe, free and unstructured play. We are surely going to visit this place again soon.

Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored post. We were invited by Funky Monkeys to visit their play center and share our experience. The review holds our honest opinion and exact experience of being at the place.

Propelled To Write With Matrika’s Creative Woman Journal- Review

In the times when digital books and technology has replaced pen and paper, people find it easier ‘to type’ than ‘to write’. I too fall in that category of people. While in college, a pen and a diary were my best friends and a witness to all my thoughts and ideas, they gradually lost value with the advent of technology. I always found typing convenient with its auto correct features and built-in spell checks, but it never gave me that personal feel which I get from a glistening pen and paper. A few days back Matrika’s Creative Woman’s Journal arrived at my doorsteps. The writer in me couldn’t wait to unpack the parcel. The minute I opened it, I was mesmerized by the beauty of its outer cover and the smell of its freshly bound paper. The scarlet-coloured journal with a white feather design propelled me enough to go back to scribbling my heart out on a paper.

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I happened to receive this journal as I participated in ‘Scribble your heart away campaign-2’ on Facebook. The Woman’s Journal was available in four different variants; namely –glide, write, dream and fly. Since I had an option to choose one, I went with “To Write’ which is represented by a feather.

About Matrika

Matrikas’ Paper Products provide a premium space to stimulate mind and unleash creativity. Their range includes exquisitely designed journals, diaries, notebooks and office stationary.  You can check their entire range at Matrika’s Website. 

 

Special Features of the Woman’s Journal

What makes Matrika’s journal unique is its special features-
1. It has a special cover material with a printed screen.

2. It is hard bound with round back and corner. 

3. It contains natural shade paper with satin page marker.

4. It includes adult coloring pages and stickers for creative writing.

5. It has a pouch on back cover, an elastic for safe locking and an additional pen holder.

Price and Availability

It is priced at approximately Rs.450 and is available in four colors- red, pink, blue and brown, each representing a different theme. You can buy it from Matrika’s website or from Amazon 

What I Liked

The mere look and feel of the journal got me excited to start writing. Its pages are thick and of good quality. As I started scribbling with a fountain ink pen, the ink didn’t bleed on the paper neither did it reflect through the next page.

The journal caters to the interests of all kinds of writers. So while I could write on normal ruled pages I could scribble freely on blank sheets as well.

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And when I did not want to write, I resorted to the coloring pages with doodles that worked as a stress-buster for me.

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The sticker sheets at the end of the journal excited the child in me and I  could use them creatively or just to document my current mood.

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I am an otherwise very forgetful person and barely manage to keep a record of things that I have to complete. The journal proves to make my life easy with its special pages for To-Do list where I can simply record my plan for the entire day. It also has a special page dedicated to personal details. So right from my blood type to emergency contact numbers, I can save all the information at one place.

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With the additional feature of the elastic band that keeps the journal safe and well packed, I can even carry that journal in my handbag wherever I go. And guess, I don’t even have to look for a pen every time I wish to write as there is a small pen holder at the side of the journal to keep things organized for me. 

With so many interesting features, this allpurpose journal can also make a great gifting option. While I can use it as a travel diary, a daily planner or a record book, I plan to use it as a personal diary to record my daily musings and experiences. The journal comes along as an amazing companion for my creative vent out.

Thank you team Matrika for sending such an amazing piece my way!

Let me now welcome Shalu Sharma Rathod in the chain of blogs who would also share her views about the journal. Read what this mother of 2.5 year old twin daughters and a mom blogger has to say at her blog- the dreamer mum

You can also follow her on Instagram & Twitter

 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I had received this journal as a part of ‘Scribble your heart away campaign’ and was asked to share my honest opinions. The review holds my personal views and observations about using this  journal.

 

Also read: Globetrotters Country Box Review

Mamaearth’s Under Eye Cream and Body Cream for Mama- Review

Mamaearth is one of the upcoming brands for baby care products. It has gained immense popularity in little time simply because it proves to be a brand ‘by a parent, for the parent’.  It’s  products are toxin-free, made of natural elements which makes it an absolutely child-friendly brand.

I had already tried mamaearth’s baby care range, and was super impressed with some of their products, especially the baby oil and lotion. So now when I got a chance to try their products made exclusively for moms and moms-to-be, I was super excited.

Special Features of the Products

All Mamaearth’s products claim to be-

  1. Phthalates Free
  2. Paraben Free
  3. Mineral Oil Free
  4. SLS Free
  5. Toxin Free
  6. Hypoallergenic
  7. Dermatologist Tested
  8. Skin friendly and easy to use.

The First Look

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The products came in well packed boxes. The packaging was up to the mark ensuring proper safety. Each box had a small quote written on it which did not fail to make me smile. This shows the effort and thoughtfulness, that the brand has put in mere packaging itself.

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Both the cream containers are sturdy and have double lids to prevent any kind of leakage. What’s unique is that each product describes itself and talks about its purpose. The directions of use along with the key ingredients are mentioned quite clearly on the container.

Under Eye Cream

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Key Constituents: Glycerin, Shea Butter, Almond Oil, Calendula Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Rockweed Extract, Papaya Extract, Green Tea Extract, Allantoin, Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate.

Price and Availability: It costs Rs. 500 for 50 ml container. The product is available online on Amazon.com, Nykaa.com, Flipkart . com,  Babychakra.com and Mamaearth.com

Purpose:

The Under Eye Cream made of coffee, cucumber and White Lily extract is meant for solving the problem of dark circles and puffy eyes. It’s regular use helps to reduce the dark circles and nourishes the under eye skin.

My experience:

I had never faced the problem of dark circles ever in my life till I became a mother. As soon as pregnancy happened, my face started to look pale. I started to have black patches on my face and neck. Thanks to the wonderful pregnancy hormones, that played their game well! I was told by the doctor that once I deliver and the hormones settle the patches would go. And they did seem to reduce but due to lack of sleep and rest, I was never fully relieved by them. Infact, to worsen it further, dark circles under my eye became all the more prominent.

I tried many home remedies but none brought a quick solution to this. So when I laid my hands upon Mamaearth’s Under Eye Cream, I wasn’t expecting much from it. But to give it a try I used the cream as per the directions mentioned on the container.

The first time I applied, it left a feel-good impact and I was impressed with its fragrance. I applied the cream twice a day and did not find the need to apply anything else the rest of the day. The result was visible in a few days. Using this cream continuously for two weeks showed positive results and I plan to use this further till all my dark circles fade away.

Hits:

1.The cream isn’t too thick in consistency and spreads around well.

2. One doesn’t need to apply a lot in one go. A small amount taken on finger tip works well.

3.It stays on for long and leaves the skin smooth and hydrated.

4. Although it is an under eye cream it can be used all over the face as well.

Lows :

1.I personally found the cream to be a bit expensive. (500 INR for a 50 ml bottle)

Body Cream

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Key Constituents: Glycerin, Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Avacado Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Wheatgerm Oil, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Aloevera Extract, Cucumber Extract, Papaya Extract, Turmeric Extract, Calendula Oil, Basil Oil, Geranium Oil, Potassium Sorbate.

Price and Availability: It costs Rs 500 for a 100 ml bottle. The product is available online on Amazon.com, Nykaa . com, Flipkart.com, Babychakra.com and Mamaearth.com.

Purpose:

The Body Cream made of Shea butter, peptides and milk protein is meant for tackling the problem of stretch marks and scars. It helps to reduce the risk of stretch marks and provides skin nourishment.

My Experience

What’s a tigress without her stripes! That’s how I used to console myself every time I used to see my ‘striped’ belly. The problem of stretch marks is quite common and inevitable during pregnancy. While these marks do take some time to fade away, a good cream helps to quicken the process.

My belly is not just adorned with stretch marks but also scars, thanks to the problem of keloid. So when I got a chance to try Mamaearth’s Body Cream I didn’t hesitate a bit as it claims to treat both. I used the cream as per the directions mentioned on the container.

The cream has a sweet fragrance. I applied it on my entire belly and it did not give me a sticky feeling. In fact, it left my skin feel soft and fresh. I applied it everyday after bath and with consistent use for over two weeks I could feel the difference on my skin.

Hits:

1.The cream can be used both during the pregnancy and after.

2. It can be applied on belly, breasts, and other parts where the skin is stretched.

3. It leaves the skin fresh and supple.

4. It’s non-sticky and itch-free.

Lows:

1. I personally found the consistency of the cream a little thick and so its application requires extra rubbing around the area.

My overall experience with Mamaearth has been good- both with their Baby Care products and Mama Care range. I would surely recommend this brand to my family, friends and followers.

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post. I received the samples of these products to try and share my honest review. The post holds my personal observations after using the products for over two weeks.

Book Review: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Healthy Twin Pregnancy by Gila Leiter

My pregnancy with twins wasn’t easy. With bed rest recommended for the entire nine months period, I used to find it difficult to kill time. One of the ways that I could keep the boredom away was reading various books.

I stumbled upon this book by Gila Leiter while searching various books on multiple pregnancy. This book certainly helped me in ways more than one.

Read my  entire review of the book here:

Babychakra- Book Review: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Healthy Twin Pregnancy by Gila Leiter

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