10 easy dinner recipes In India for kids of all ages

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Most parents are often confused as to what to feed their babies for dinner. Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner has an impact on a child’s sleep too. As a result, extra care must be taken while choosing dinner recipes for babies because putting your baby to sleep is one of the most difficult chores you must accomplish every day. If your kid is breastfed and has been introduced to solid meals, then he/she most likely eat a range of items for dinner. Purees, cereal, rice, fruits, and so forth. As a result, make sure his/her dinner is nutritious, filling, and easy to digest while still maintaining his sleep cycle. Here are few tips and easy, healthy dinner recipes in India for babies and toddlers.

Some tips to keep in mind before feeding dinner for babies:

  1. It is better to introduce new foods at breakfast or lunch rather than at dinner time. This helps to identify any food allergies in babies.
  2. Avoid snacks and processed foods – baked goods, ready to eat meals which are high in refined carbs, sodium, and transfat.This not only makes them feel full, but also has long-term health consequences.
  3. Choose foods that can be easily digested by babies at night.
  4. Make sure to feed them dinner at least two or three hours before their bedtime.
  5. Always prepare and store baby foods in clean and sterilized steel or glass containers and avoid containers made up of plastic.  
  6. Use steel cups to introduce water rather than a feeding bottle to bring out the transition in growing babies.

Dinner recipes in india for babies and toddlers:

6 Months Baby Dinner Recipes:

Solids are introduced to the babies at this stage after indicators of physical development such as adequate head and neck control, curiosity in meals are observed. Digestive enzymes are also produced at this stage, which helps digestion. At this age, babies are exclusively breastfed, with solids introduced once or twice a day. As a result, introducing solids around dinner time is not recommended for a six-month-old baby which may lead to colic, digestion related issues and allergies. (6-month baby food chart)

7-9 Months Baby Dinner Recipes:

Solid feeding was limited to only twice a day in the sixth month. However, by the seventh month, the infant has tried a variety of foods and is ready to go up to three solid meals each day including dinner. The frequency of breast milk can be reduced and solids can be increased at the end of the ninth month. (7 Foods to increase breast milk )

You may have noticed that your kid is easily bored these days and prefers to play with her meals. That’s your cue to start introducing a lot of diversity into her diet. It is important to make wise dinner choices for babies which are easy on their stomachs. Look at few 7-9 month babies dinner recipes in India.

 1. Apple khichdi recipe:

Ingredients

  • Apple -1/2 cup
  • Rice – 1/4 cup
  • Cinnamon – 1/4 tsp
  • Water – 3/4 cup

Procedure

  • Prepare apple puree.
  • Soak the rice in water for 15 minutes, rinse. 
  • In a pressure cooker, add rice and water and cook for 2-3 whistles. 
  • Once it cools down, add apple puree and cinnamon powder and mix well. Serve!!
2. Carrot oats porridge recipe:

Ingredients

  • Oats – 1/4 cup
  • Carrot puree – 1/4 cup
  • Jeera/ pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Water – 2 cups

Procedure

  • In a pan, add water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add oats and cook well.
  • Once cooked, add carrot puree (grind grated carrot with 5 tsp of water) and mix well.
  • Finally, add jeera/pepper powder along with turmeric and stir well. Serve!!!
3. Ragi porridge recipe:

Ingredients

  • Sprouted ragi flour – 1/4 cup
  • Water – 1 cup

Procedure

  • In a pan, add water and sprouted ragi powder and mix well without any lump formation.
  • Place the pan on the stove and cook well.Keep stirring to prevent sticking to the bottle of the pan.
  • Once it is thick, turn off the stove.
  • Cool and serve!!

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10-12 Months Baby Dinner Recipes:

As your baby moves through this stage, you may notice that he or she becomes less interested in food as mealtime approaches. Most moms interpret this as a symptom of decreased appetite. The truth is that it isn’t the baby’s appetite that has reduced – it’s his/her interest in foods.  ( Baby feeding schedule for 9-12 months old)

By now, your child has tried nearly all of the foods you prepare at home and has expressed an opinion about the ones they like or dislike. Hence, adding spices also helps in boosting the flavour of the baby’s food. The babies also develop an interest in self-feeding. So choose foods which help them to self-feed. 

4. Plain masala khichdi recipe:

Ingredients

  • Rice- 1 cup
  • Toor dal – ¼ cup
  • Ghee – ½ tsp
  • Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread – ½  tbsp
  • Jeera, cinnamon, clove – ¼ tsp
  • Sliced onion – 1
  • Water – 4.5 cups
  • Salt ( Not recommended for babies below 1 year of age)

Procedure

  • Wash the rice, toor dal. Soak rice and dal in water for 30 minutes. Drain the water.
  • In a pressure cooker, add ghee, jeera, cinnamon, clove and onion followed by Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread and saute. 
  • Then add rice, dal and water to the pressure cooker.
  • Cook in the medium flame for 5-6 whistles (depending upon the consistency that you prefer)
  • Cool, remove spices like clove, cinnamon, mash well and feed your child.

1cup – 300 calories
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5. Beetroot idli with chutney recipe:
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6. Jowar dosa recipe:

Ingredients

  • Rice- ½ cup 
  • Jowar –  ¼ cup
  • Urad dal – ¼ cup
  • Ghee – ½ tsp
  • Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread – ½  tbsp
  • Water – 4.5 cups
  • Salt ( Not recommended for babies below 1 year of age)

Procedure

  • Soak rice, jowar and urad dal for 3-4 hours. Grind it to make a thick paste. Keep it for rest overnight for fermentation. 
  • Add Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread (order here). Mix it well.
  • Take a dosa pan and pour the batter.
  • Cook both the sides until it’s crisp and serve!!

1 dosa – 49 calories
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1-2 years Baby Dinner Recipes:

Reaching the age of one is a huge milestone for both the infant and the parents. As your child continues to develop, his or her life will change, and the most significant change will be in the area of food. Except for those restricted foods, your baby should be eating most household meals by now, and you can feed him or her whatever you make for the rest of the family, with less salt and spices. It is during this stage that babies become more picky eaters and are at risk of nutritional deficits. As a result, it’s critical to ensure that the baby’s nutritional needs are met on a daily basis.

7. Vermicelli Pulao recipe:

Ingredients

  • Vermicelli – 1/2 cup 
  • Chopped onion, tomato – 1
  • Grated ginger – 1 tsp
  • Grated carrot – ½ 
  • Chopped Capsicum – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Ghee – ½ tsp
  • Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread – 1  tbsp
  • Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Water –  ¾ cup
  • Salt – a pinch

Procedure

  • In a pan, add water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add ghee, salt and vermicelli and cook it.
  • Meanwhile in another pan, add ghee, ginger, onion and saute well.
  • Add  Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread, then tomatoes, carrot, capsicum and cook for some time.
  • Now add garam masala, pepper and cooked vermicelli and mix.
  • Serve!!

1 cup – 165 calories
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8. Pumpkin pancakes with millet recipe:
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2+ year Baby Dinner Recipes:

At the age of two, your child’s appetite will most likely rise, and you will notice him consuming whatever is placed in front of him. As this is a period of growth and development, it is your responsibility as a parent to ensure that his nutritional needs are met.

9. One-pot veggies rice recipe:

Ingredients

  • Rice – ½ cup 
  • Chopped onion -1
  • Chopped Capsicum – ¼
  • Cauliflower – ¼ cup
  • Soy chunks or tofu – ¼ cup 
  • Garlic – ½ tsp
  • Grated ginger – 1 tsp
  • Ghee/ olive oil – ½ tsp
  • Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread – 3  tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Salt – 1 tsp

Procedure

  • Heat ghee/olive oil, add cumin seeds, ginger and garlic.
  • Then add onion, veggies and saute well.
  • Add Iyurved’s 7 nuts & 5 herbs Savoury spread (order here) and mix well. Once done for 5 min, add rice and Sauté for two more minutes. 
  • Add water and cook in the medium flame for 3-4 whistles.
  • Serve!!

1 cup – 215 calories
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10. Cheese paratha with millet recipe:
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Common FAQ’s related to dinner for babies and toddlers:

1. What is the right time to introduce dinner to babies?

You may need to experiment with the time schedule to ensure that your kid is getting enough to eat. Dinner should preferably be served two to three hours before the nighttime bottle and her usual bedtime.

2. What are the foods to avoid for babies during dinner?

Avoid foods high in sugar and salt, such as canned foods, processed meats (such as sausages, hot dogs, and ham), and frozen dinners should be avoided. Give foods that are cooked properly. Avoid fresh vegetables and high-protein foods such as meat, egg, and spinach for dinner because they take longer to digest and may interrupt your child’s sleep.

3. When to introduce water or breastmilk to babies after dinner?

Water can be given to the babies: 10-15 minutes after dinner. Babies who are still breastfed or bottle-fed can be fed with milk one hour after dinner or 30 minutes before bedtime. (Right time to introduce water for the baby)

4. Is it true that introducing solids at dinnertime causes constipation in children?

When a baby first starts eating solid foods, he may become constipated (hard stools). It could be induced by high-starchy foods like rice, unripe bananas, apple sauce and potatoes etc. If your baby becomes constipated, change to whole wheat or barley cereal instead of rice cereal, and avoid unripened bananas and sweet potatoes. And, of course, moderation is a golden rule as an excess of any food might cause indigestion. (10 foods that help constipation in kids)

Dinner time is crucial, and adequate care should be taken when feeding them, as the consequences might be seen as late as midnight. So, don’t force the child to eat something if they don’t like it, even if it is highly nutritious. Choose foods that are easy to chew and swallow. Make sure the food is cool before serving. 

You can try these 10 dinner recipes in India for babies and enjoy your journey of motherhood and try more varieties of foods for your baby which is not only tasty but also nutritious and wholesome. 

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नींद वह सोने की जंजीर है जो आपके स्वास्थ्य और शरीर को एक साथ बांधती है। एक उचित रात की नींद का महत्व आपके बच्चों के समग्र विकास में सबसे महत्वपूर्ण कारकों में से एक है और स्वस्थ जीवन शैली का एक अनिवार्य हिस्सा है। इस लेख में हम जानेंगें बच्चों के स्वास्थय के लिए  एक अच्छी नींद का महत्व |अच्छी नींद आपके बच्चे के पूरे दिन पर सकारात्मक प्रभाव डाल सकती है। जब आपके शरीर में पर्याप्त आराम या नींद नहीं होती है, तो आप चिड़चिड़े महसूस कर सकते हैं, लेकिन जब बच्चों की बात आती है, तो नींद की कमी (अपर्याप्त नींद) के प्रभाव से कई विकास संबंधी समस्याएं हो सकती हैं। बच्चों को पर्याप्त रात की नींद लेने की जरूरत है ताकि वे खेल सकें, सीख सकें और अच्छा प्रदर्शन कर सकें। न केवल नियमित कामों के लिए, बल्कि मस्तिष्क को भी अपने सर्वोत्तम कार्य करने के लिए आराम करना पड़ता है।

अध्ययन से संकेत मिलता है कि जो लोग नींद की कमी के संपर्क में हैं वे आमतौर पर संज्ञानात्मक प्रदर्शन में गिरावट और मनोदशा में बदलाव का अनुभव करते हैं। यदि लगातार नींद की कमी रही है, तो मस्तिष्क काफी कम शक्ति पर कार्य करेगा। १० दिन ६ घंटे की नींद लेने से एकाग्रता में ४००% की गिरावट आती है। अधिकांश बच्चे पर्याप्त नींद नहीं ले पाते क्योंकि वे अक्सर स्कूल, पढ़ाई, खेल और अन्य गतिविधियों में व्यस्त रहते हैं। अनुशंसित मात्रा में नींद न लेने से आपके बच्चे के व्यवहार (मानसिक और भावनात्मक रूप से) पर प्रतिकूल प्रभाव पड़ सकता है। किसी भी बच्चे के लिए सोने की अनुशंसित मात्रा उनकी उम्र से प्रभावित होती है। बड़े होने पर बच्चों को अपेक्षाकृत कम नींद की जरूरत होती है। यहाँ एक सामान्य नींद गाइड है:

किसी भी बच्चे के लिए अनुशंसित नींद की मात्रा:

बच्चों की उम्रबच्चों की नींद (घंटे)
नवजात (0-3 महीने)14-17 घंटे
शिशु (4-12 महीने)12-16 घंटे
बच्चे (1-2 वर्ष)11-14 घंटे
पूर्वस्कूली (3-5 वर्ष)10-13 घंटे
स्कूल की आयु (6-13 वर्ष)10-12 घंटे
किशोर (13-18 वर्ष) 8-10 घंटे
अनुशंसित नींद की मात्रा

अच्छी नींद का महत्व:

निर्बाध और अच्छी नींद एक बच्चे को एक ही समय में शारीरिक रूप से आराम और मानसिक रूप से सतर्क रहने में मदद करती है। इसके अलावा पर्याप्त नींद से जुड़े और भी महत्वपूर्ण फायदे हैं।

विकास:

शोध में पाया गया है कि जब आपका बच्चा गहरी नींद में सोता है तो ग्रोथ हार्मोन स्रावित होता है, इसलिए आराम और नींद बच्चों के विकास के लिए महत्वपूर्ण है। बच्चों के विकास के लिए उन्हें ऊर्जा की आवश्यकता होती है। बच्चे दूध और भोजन से जितनी अधिक ऊर्जा लेते हैं, वह उनके विकास में जानी चाहिए। इसका सबसे अच्छा उपयोग तब किया जाता है जब बच्चे आराम कर रहे होते हैं या सो रहे होते हैं क्योंकि सारी ऊर्जा विकास की ओर मोड़ दी जाती है।

मस्तिष्क का विकास:

नींद मस्तिष्क के विकास को बढ़ाती है। कनाडा के एक अध्ययन (2008 स्लीप में प्रकाशित) के अनुसार, जिन बच्चों को 3 साल की उम्र से पहले रात में 10 घंटे से कम नींद आती है, उनमें भाषा और पढ़ने की समस्या विकसित होने की संभावना अधिक होती है। बच्चे का मस्तिष्क दिन में जो कुछ भी सीखता है, जब वह सोता है, संग्रहीत करता है।

स्वास्थ्य:

सोते समय मस्तिष्क संक्रमण से लड़ने वाले प्रोटीन को रिलीज करता है जिसे साइटोकिन्स कहा जाता है। रात में अच्छी नींद आपके बच्चे की प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली को बढ़ावा देने और हमलावर बैक्टीरिया या वायरस से लड़ने में भी मदद करती है। (जानिए बच्चों के दिमागी विकास के लिए कुछ खाद्य पदार्थ)

जिस तरह पर्याप्त नींद का बच्चे के स्वास्थ्य और मस्तिष्क के विकास पर सकारात्मक प्रभाव पड़ता है, उसी तरह नींद की कमी बच्चों को नकारात्मक रूप से प्रभावित करती है। नींद की कमी के कुछ लक्षणों में चिड़चिड़ापन, तनाव में वृद्धि, विस्मृति, सीखने और याद रखने में कठिनाई शामिल हैं। इन सभी का परिणाम कम प्रेरणा भी हो सकता है।

नींद की कमी के कारण:

  • भावनात्मक कारक जैसे तनाव और मनोदशा संबंधी विकार
  • स्वास्थ्य संबंधी समस्याएं (जैसे सर्दी और खांसी से पीड़ित)
  • दिन की झपकी जो रात की नींद की दिनचर्या में देरी करती है और REM नींद (मस्तिष्क के कामकाज के लिए महत्वपूर्ण)
  • बुरे सपने या परेशान नींद
  • रात में बार-बार जागना या नींद के दौरान बात करना

नींद केवल मात्रा के बारे में नहीं है बल्कि गुणवत्ता भी महत्वपूर्ण है। कुछ सुझाव हैं जो बच्चों को अनुशंसित और अच्छी गुणवत्ता वाली रात की नींद दिलाने में मदद कर सकते हैं:

  • बेड टाइम रूटीन सेट करना (हर रात लगभग एक ही समय से शुरू होने वाला नियमित बेड टाइम रूटीन अच्छी नींद को बढ़ावा देता है),
  • सीमित स्क्रीन समय और सोने से कम से कम एक घंटे पहले बच्चों द्वारा मोबाइल फोन से परहेज करना,
  • बेडरूम में अँधेरा 
  • सीमित उज्ज्वल रोशनी
  • न्यूनतम ध्वनि
  • कोई कैफीन पेय नहीं (ऊर्जा पेय और कोला)
  • कहानी की किताबें पढ़ने से बच्चों को गहरी नींद आने में भी मदद मिलती है

अध्ययनों से पता चलता है कि नीचे दिए गए भोजन को शामिल करने से बच्चों को अच्छी नींद आने में मदद मिल सकती है। नींद मेलाटोनिन से जुड़ी होती है, जो अंधेरे की शुरुआत में मस्तिष्क में पीनियल ग्रंथि द्वारा स्रावित एक हार्मोन है, जो नींद के चक्र की शुरुआत करता है। चूंकि मेलाटोनिन विभिन्न प्रकार के खाद्य पदार्थों में पाया जा सकता है, उन्हें आपके बच्चे के आहार में शामिल करने से अच्छी नींद लेने में मदद मिल सकती है।

रात की नींद के लिए खाद्य पदार्थ:

पिस्ता

ज्यादातर नट्स में मेलाटोनिन की अच्छी मात्रा होती है। मेलाटोनिन एक हार्मोन है जो सोने में मदद कर सकता है। पिस्ता में प्रति ग्राम 660 एनजी मेलाटोनिन होता है, जो इसे नींद लाने वाला जैकपॉट बनाता है। यह प्रोटीन, विटामिन बी6 और मैग्नीशियम से भी भरपूर होता है, ये सभी बेहतर नींद में योगदान करते हैं।

केला

यह फल नींद के लिए एकदम सही है। केला पोटेशियम, मैग्नीशियम, विटामिन बी 6 और कार्ब्स से भरा हुआ है जो नींद की गुणवत्ता में सुधार कर सकता है और अच्छी नींद लेने में मदद करता है। यह तनाव को कम करता है, मांसपेशियों में ऐंठन को कम करता है और हैप्पी हार्मोन (सेरोटोनिन) और स्लीप हार्मोन (मेलाटोनिन) का उत्पादन करके नींद-जागने के चक्र को नियंत्रित करता है।

कीवी

सोने के प्रयोजनों के लिए अन्य महान फल कीवी है। सोने से पहले 1-2 मध्यम आकार की कीवी खाने से अच्छी, लंबी और शांति से सोने में मदद मिलेगी।

शकरकंद

शकरकंद पोषण का पावरहाउस है। फाइबर में उच्च, वे संतृप्त वसा में भी कम होते हैं और विटामिन ए, सी और बी 6 के साथ-साथ पोटेशियम और मैग्नीशियम का एक अच्छा स्रोत होते हैं। विटामिन बी 6 न केवल सेरोटोनिन उत्पादन (खुशी का हार्मोन) में मदद करता है, बल्कि नींद उत्प्रेरण हार्मोन मेलाटोनिन को भी उत्तेजित करता है। तो, यह आश्चर्य की बात नहीं है कि वे सही नींद सहायता हैं।

दूध

अध्ययनों के अनुसार, मस्तिष्क में सेरोटोनिन (हैप्पीनेस हार्मोन) की उपस्थिति हमें शांत करने और नींद शुरू करने में मदद कर सकती है। हमारे केंद्रीय तंत्रिका तंत्र में स्वस्थ सेरोटोनिन और मेलाटोनिन का स्तर अक्सर ट्रिप्टोफैन (भोजन में पाया जाने वाला प्रोटीन जो मूड और नींद में मदद करता है) की उपस्थिति पर निर्भर करता है जो स्वाभाविक रूप से गाय के दूध और बादाम के दूध दोनों में पाया जाता है। सोने से पहले अपने बच्चों को एक गिलास गर्म दूध पिलाने से बच्चों को जल्दी नींद आने में मदद मिल सकती है।

कैमोमाइल फूल

एक और पेय जो बच्चों के लिए अच्छा है वह है पानी में पीसा हुआ कैमोमाइल फूल। सदियों से, इसका उपयोग औषधीय प्रयोजनों के लिए मन को शांत करने और हल्की नींद लाने के लिए किया जाता रहा है।

ओट्स

ओट्स में ट्रिप्टोफैन भी होता है, जो सोने से पहले शरीर को आराम देता है। अच्छी नींद के लिए इसका पर्याप्त मात्रा में सेवन करना जरूरी है। ओट्स मेलाटोनिन से भी भरपूर होता है जो इसे सही नींद में सहायक बनाता है।

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बच्चों द्वारा पसंद किए जाने वाले अधिक स्वस्थ व्यंजनों की जाँच करें।

उत्पाद/प्रोडक्ट्स:

हमें बच्चों के लिए पौष्टिक और स्वादिष्ट उत्पादों की अपनी श्रृंखला पेश करते हुए खुशी हो रही है !!

हम जानते हैं कि प्रतिदिन स्वस्थ भोजन तैयार करना और खिलाना एक बहुत बड़ा काम है, और भी कठिन है जब बच्चे अपने द्वारा चयनित भोजन खाने वाले होते हैं। बच्चे कुछ खाद्य पदार्थ और प्रारूप को पसंद करते हैं। बच्चों को हर रोज कड़वी आयुर्वेदिक जड़ी बूटियां, तरह-तरह की सब्जियां, फल, मेवा और बीज खिलाना आसान नहीं होता।

आयुर्वेदिक जड़ी बूटियों के साथ मिश्रित, यह अनूठा उत्पाद बिना किसी झंझट के बच्चों को प्रतिरक्षा(इम्युनिटी), मस्तिष्क के विकास (ब्रेन डेवलपमेंट) , हड्डियों की मजबूती(बोन स्ट्रेंथ) और समग्र विकास (ओवरॉल ग्रोथ) के लिए दैनिक पोषण (डेली न्यूट्रिशन) प्रदान करने का एक आसान उपाय है।


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छोटे बच्चों और किशोरों के माता-पिता के लिए बच्चों के पोषण और स्किनकेयर समुदाय में शामिल हों।

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10 AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF BOTTLE GOURD/ LAUKI

Right since our childhood, we have always heard that green vegetables are the healthiest and it is important to consume them every day. Amongst them, bottle gourd/lauki is one and it’s known for its nutritional powerhouse and health benefits. However, when it comes to babies and children, we always think twice before giving them any food. There are many parents who wonder if they may give their newborn bottle gourd or lauki. The answer is yes, you can totally give them. So, let’s look into the nutritional information and the amazing health benefits of bottle gourd and its juice for babies and toddlers.

WHEN CAN I GIVE MY BABY BOTTLE GOURD FOR THE FIRST TIME?

Bottle gourd is a simple to digest vegetable that can be given to kids as young as six months old. When you first start, use steamed bottle gourd puree. Begin with 1 tablespoon of bottle gourd puree and progressively increase the amount as the baby grows. Of all the vegetables, this is perhaps the least reactive. 

As it’s easily digestible, it is preferred for babies, the elderly, and the sick. The majority of the bottle gourd is water, with the rest containing important vitamins and minerals.

Bottle gourd – Nutritional facts

Bottle gourd contains 15 calories per 100 g with 96 percent water content. It is high in dietary fibre, vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, thiamine, iron, magnesium, and manganese, and low in saturated fat and cholesterol. (Food with B vitamins and why do you need them?)

Nutritional information of bottle gourd
Nutritional information of Bottle gourd / Lauki

10 Health benefits of bottle gourd for babies and toddlers:

Here are proven health benefits of bottle gourd  for babies and toddlers:

1. Great source of vitamins and minerals

Bottle gourd is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin B, vitamin A, vitamin E and iron, folate which are important for a child’s growth and development. Parents must ensure that their children, especially infants, have a well-balanced diet to avoid nutritional deficiencies. Therefore, feeding your baby bottle gourd is an excellent option to start with. 

2. Treats constipation and diarrhea

Bottle gourd acts as a natural laxative and helps to alleviate constipation and diarrhea in babies. This is due to the vegetable’s high water and fibre content, which aids in the cleaning of the digestive tract and facilitates bowel movement. (Home remedies and foods for constipation in kids)

3. Reduces acidity in babies

The bottle gourd has long been used to treat stomach ulcers. When a baby has indigestion, they can develop acidity. In most cases, indigestion causes the stomach to create more acid than is required, resulting in acidity. Bottle gourd can help to decrease this.

4. perfect thirst quencher

It is a great thirst quencher for kids because it contains roughly 96 percent water. It also prevents fatigue and keeps the body cool and rejuvenated in summers by lowering the body’s heat. ( What is the right time to introduce water for baby?)

5.Excellent deworming food for babies

Bottle gourd seeds are one of the traditional remedies for worms in the intestine. Bottle gourd seeds can be boiled, ground into a paste, and given to babies (not more than 2 teaspoons). (Deworming foods for kids)

6. Good for urinary infection

Infections of the urinary tract are fairly prevalent in babies. One of the causes for this is because the baby’s body does not have enough water. Infections can occur if there isn’t enough water to clear the bacteria out of the urinary tract. Urinary tract infections can be considerably reduced by feeding your baby bottle gourd on a regular basis.

7.Protects liver

Infants are more likely to develop liver illnesses such as jaundice or hepatitis. Feeding bottle gourd which is rich in vitamin C to your babies helps to remove toxins and also protects the kidneys and liver from oxidative damage.

8. Good for heart health

Bottle gourd/lauki has a store of essential minerals and trace elements that help in maintaining good heart health in babies as well as adults. Its low sodium and high potassium content help to lower cholesterol levels, control blood pressure and promote adequate blood flow to the heart.

9. Great stress reliever 

One of the health benefits of bottle gourd is its inherent capacity to relieve stress. Bottle gourd has a significant quantity of choline, a neurotransmitter that aids in the improvement of brain functioning and the prevention of stress, depression, and other mental illnesses. This has a relaxing impact on both children and adults.

10. Promotes skin health

The high antioxidant – Vitamin C in bottle gourd helps to treat skin allergies and rashes in kids and create a youthful glow. Not only does including this vegetable in your diet help but putting its juice to your face offers you an instant, healthy glow. (What are the causes for acne in kids and how to treat them?)

Health benefits of bottle gourd juice for babies and toddlers:

Not just the vegetable but also its juice offers numerous health benefits. Bottle gourd meaning in hindi – lauki is quite popular for its juice.  Let’s look into the benefits of lauki juice.

  1. The benefits of lauki juice are not confined to the body and skin; it is also beneficial to the hair. Premature hair greying in children is most common these days and is mainly due to nutritional deficiencies. Early in the morning, drinking a glass of bottle gourd juice can help prevent the formation of grey hair. ( Reason for hair fall in kids)
  2. Sesame oil mixed with the juice is an excellent remedy for insomnia. It’s a good idea to massage the scalp every night with this preparation. (not recommended for babies below 1 year) 
  3. If your kids suffer from mental illness, epilepsy or stomach acidity or indigestion as well as mouth ulcers then bottle gourd juice is a great remedy.
  4. The bitter form of bottle gourd is used as a cardiac tonic, a poison antidote, and a tonic for bronchitis, cough, asthma, and liver illnesses. You can give a teaspoon of this juice to your babies. 
  5. A glass of bottle gourd juice mixed with a pinch of salt can help minimize sodium loss from the body (salt can be avoided for babies below 1 year of age).
  6. Bottle gourd juice is an alkaline mix that helps to reduce the burning feeling in the urinary tract.
  7. Benefits of lauki juice, extracted from leaves is also proven medicine for jaundice.

Steps to prepare bottle gourd/ lauki juice:

Following are the steps for making lauki juice: (Summer drinks for kids)

  • Cut off a piece of the end and taste it first, then proceed. Using a lauki that has a bitter flavour is not recommended.
  • Then, peel off the entire skin from the lauki, and cut it into little pieces. Mix them in a blender.
  • Black pepper and salt can be added to suit your tastebuds. You can also increase the flavour by adding mint leaves, ginger to your juice. ( Avoid pepper and salt for children below 1 year of age)
  • You can also add a few drops of lemon or amla to the lauki juice to enhance its flavour and antioxidant content.
  • Combining other veggies with lauki juice is not recommended because it may have a detrimental impact on your health.

Before giving your infant bottle gourd, there are several precautions to follow:

  • Baby’s age:  When a baby is about 6 months old, bottle gourd can be introduced to his or her diet. It is critical to introduce semi-solid foods during this stage for the baby’s health and development.
  • How to offer bottle gourd to your baby: Peeling the hard outer covering, cutting it into little pieces, and heating them is one of the best ways to provide bottle gourd to your baby. The vitamins in it are washed out during the boiling process, so don’t boil it. Steaming is a better option.
  • How much bottle gourd to feed: The amount of bottle gourd to use is determined by the baby’s age. When the baby is at the age of six months, only a couple of tablespoons are required. As the infant grows, you can increase the amount of bottle gourd.

More and more parents throughout the world are adopting bottle gourd into their baby’s diets as they learn about the health benefits of bottle gourd. Bottle gourd, on the other hand, should not be consumed uncooked because it might be detrimental to the stomach and intestines. (7 foods to boost immunity in kids)

In conclusion, bottle gourd is beneficial to both the physical and mental health of your children. It will make a world of difference if you incorporate it into the baby’s weekly menu.

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4 essential vitamins to prevent teeth grinding in kids

Teeth grinding in kids

Isn’t bliss to hear the sounds of smooth breathing and lovely dreams when you gaze in on your sleeping child? But, some parents get to hear the harsher noises of clenching and teeth grinding in kids, which is known as bruxism.

What is teetH grinding in kids?

Teeth grinding in kids, also known as bruxism is more common. This usually occurs in children before the age of five. It’s normally nothing to be concerned about, and most kids outgrow it by the age of six. Teething or poor tooth alignment are the most common causes of teeth grinding in kids. However, some children only grind their teeth during the day, but teeth grinding when sleeping is more common. (Impact of sleep disorders in kids brain development)

Causes of teeth grinding in kids

The cause of bruxism or teeth grinding in kids isn’t always clear to experts. However, some of the reasons include:  

  • Poor teeth alignment 
  • To ease the discomfort caused. Often, it’s a reaction to pain, such as an earache or teething, that causes them to do it. 
  • Another cause is stress, which usually manifests as nervous tension or anger. For example, a child may be concerned about a school test or a change in routine. Even arguing with parents and siblings can be stressful enough to cause jaw clenching or teeth grinding when sleeping. (Ashwagandha reduces stress and anxiety and promotes better sleep) 

Are there any signs and symptoms to identify if your child grinds teeth?

Most parents may usually hear a lot of sounds of teeth grinding in kids, especially if it happens late at night. Apart from this, general symptoms of teeth grinding in kids include:

  • Frequent complaints of headaches
  • Sore jaw
  • Injured teeth and gums (Oral health of kids : Tooth decay)
  • Tightening or clenching of the jaw muscles
  • Complaining of jaw muscle ache
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages

In some cases, even the teeth and tooth enamel may be worn away. As a result, if the problem is not addressed, children may experience future dental difficulties.

Effects of teeth grinding in kids

Many cases of teeth grinding in kids go unnoticed and have no negative consequences, while others result in headaches or earaches. Chronic tooth grinding can cause fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth in some kids. Teeth can be worn down to roots as a result of constant grinding. Bridges, crowns, root canals, implants, partial dentures, and even complete dentures may be required when these events occur. 

Clenching and teeth grinding when sleeping can also damage teeth, chip teeth, increase temperature sensitivity and create significant facial discomfort and jaw disorders like temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. It might also change the appearance of the face.

How to prevent teeth grinding in kids?

Bruxism is a common reaction among children as they grow and develop. These incidents are unavoidable. Stress-related teeth grinding can, however, be avoided in both children and adults. The first step in avoiding teeth grinding when sleeping is to establish a relaxing nighttime routine. The following are some tips to help your child sleep better at night.

  • Before going to bed, turn off the television and other electronic devices.
  • Allow them to listen to soothing music.
  • Give them a warm bath or shower.
  • Allow them to read or listen to what you’re reading.

Stress management is important. Discuss your child’s feelings on a daily basis. They need help coping with stress. Your child’s stress can be relieved by talking to a family member, or a therapist about what’s bothering him or her. And if possible, try to eliminate your child’s sources of stress. (Anger management in kids)

Foods to AVOID FOR teeth GRINDING IN KIDS

You might probably be familiar with your child facing sore jaw muscles as a result of teeth grinding. Chewing foods that further exhaust those muscles can cause them to become even more tired and achy.

It’s best to avoid foods that promote jaw clenching and necessitate a lot of chewing. You should also avoid foods that damage the teeth as part of the bruxism diet because weakened teeth is another common symptom of bruxism.

Some of the most important foods to avoid if you have bruxism are:

  • Chewing gums
  • Chewy candies
  • Hard candy
  • Crunchy foods 
  • Popcorn
  • Chewy food like steaks
  • Hard foods like nuts

Best diet TO PREVENT teeth grinding

A diet consisting of mostly soft foods will help minimize the tension on your kid’s jaw joint and the surrounding muscles. This could involve the following:

  • Apple puree
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Pasta

You might also improve your bruxism diet by including more anti-inflammatory foods. Because bruxism and TMJ are linked to inflammation, these foods may help alleviate symptoms. 

  • Fatty fish, salmon
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Berries like strawberries and bluberries

Vitamins that help TO PREVENT teeth grinding

It is ideal to acquire all of the vitamins and nutrients from a balanced diet. Here are a few vitamins and minerals that might help teeth grinding in kids.  Supplement your child’s regular regimen with these vitamins and minerals.

1) Magnesium

Magnesium relaxes the neurological system and can aid in the relaxation of muscles in the jaw. Clenching and teeth grinding when sleeping is reduced as a result. Stress is regarded to be one of the most common causes of bruxism, and low magnesium levels are linked to high stress levels. The foods that are rich in magnesium include: 

  • Nuts such as almonds, cashew, peanut
  • Seeds such as pumpkin , flax and chia 
  • Whole grains like wheat, oats, barley, buckwheat and quinoa
  • Spinach
  • Banana
  • Vegetables like carrot, potatoes, broccoli, avocado
  • Milk
  • Fatty fish
2) Calcium

Deficiency in calcium, which causes bone deterioration, has been related to teeth grinding and teeth clenching. Make sure your child receives adequate calcium, too. Calcium-rich food sources include: 

  • Milk and milk products
  • Moringa
  • Ragi
  • Vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, lady’s finger
  • Seeds such as sesame and chia 
  • Almonds 
  • Lotus seeds or makhana
  • Amaranth
3) Vitamin B and vitamin C

Dietary supplements of vitamins B and C have been linked to better sleep quality and deeper sleep. Sleep bruxism, which is categorized as a sleep-related movement problem, is significantly helped by these vitamins. (Foods with B vitamins)

Dietary sources of vitamin B include: 

  • Whole grain cereals
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Beans
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Milk and milk products
  • Egg
  • Meat
  • Fruits

Dietary sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits, papaya, broccoli, potatoes, cabbage, cauliflower. 

Changing your child’s diet all at once may be challenging, so consider making one or two changes at a time. In this way, you will be able to determine which meals have an impact on your bruxism symptoms.

Living with teeth grinding

Clenching or teeth grinding in kids is not harmful. The majority of kids will outgrow it. However, it might induce unpleasant symptoms that can make daily life difficult. You can take efforts to alleviate and prevent discomfort. The following are some home care suggestions:

  • Use  wet heat or ice for sore jaw muscles 
  • Massage the neck, shoulders, and face muscles.
  • Avoid foods that are hard, dense, or chewy, such as nuts, bagels, or steak.
  • Avoid chewing gum 
  • Stretching activities for physical rehabilitation can be learned.
  • Relax the  facial muscles.
  • Reduce the stress levels.
  • Practice relaxation techniques.

If self-care measures don’t work after a few weeks and your child is still having problems, consult your family doctor.

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5 Foods to manage ADHD/hyperactivity in kids

Do you feel that it is hard for your child to pay attention? Do you feel that your child finds it difficult to sit without movement or maybe restless and overly active? If yes, it can be a sign of hyperactivity or ADHD ( Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder).

Hyperactivity:

Hyperactivity is a state of excess activity that may be evident by symptoms such as:

  • Excessive physical activity like unnecessary climbing and jumping.
  • Talk nonstop.
  • Be fidgety and restless.
  • Trouble sitting still.
  • Disrupt others or can’t wait for their turn.
ADHD(Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)

ADHD is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in kids. It is a disorder which makes it difficult for kids to pay attention, control Impulsive behavior, and feel restless. Usually, the symptoms of ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) start to surface between the age of 3 to 6 years old, and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. However the symptoms like hyperactivity improves with age and other symptoms like poor impulse control and disorganization often continue through the teen year.

In addition to the symptoms of hyperactivity, below are some common symptoms in the behavior of child with ADHD, generally noticeable in the early childhood:

  • Trouble in staying focused on a task.
  • Often makes careless mistakes
  • Easily distracted.
  • Appears forgetful or losing things. (foods to increase memory)
  • Difficulty in following instructions.
  • Frequently avoid tasks that require a long time.
  • People usually complain that he/she doesn’t listen even when someone is directly talking to them.
  • Disorganized.
  • Act too quickly without thinking.
  • Interrupting conversation.
  • Constantly tap their hands or feet.
  • Not able to interpret danger.
  • Desire for immediate reward.
  • Difficulty sleeping.(What are some foods that help in sound sleep?)

However the exact cause of ADHD is not clear yet and research is continuing. The kids with family history of ADHD, who were born premature or have low birth weight, brain injury that happened either in the womb or later in life are at high risk.

While there is no cure for ADHD, currently available treatments can help reduce symptoms and improve functioning. Treatments include medication, psychotherapy, education or training, or a combination of treatments. Along with the treatment and therapies, including some foods in diet may help to great extent.

Foods to avoid

Refined sugar: Excessive sugar impairs cognitive skills as well as self control. Moreover, sugar damages the protein in our body, resulting in ageing of organs, which further compromises immunity, growth and functioning. Greatest source of sugar in the average kid’s diet are sugary snacks and beverages like cookies, cakes, candies, fruit juice, soda, and sports drinks. Everything that the child picks up to eat today has strains of added sugar in some form or the other.

Preservatives: Most of the packaged food companies are adding artificial preservatives to delay spoilage and contamination in foods.  Artificial preservatives such as nitrates, benzoates, sulfites, sorbates, parabens, formaldehyde, BHT, BHA and several others can cause serious health hazards such as hypersensitivity, allergy, asthma, hyperactivity, neurological damage.

Refined oil: The high temperature involved in the refining process removes all the natural and beneficial substances from the oil, which is not good for the digestive as well as respiratory health and ultimately affects your immunity.

Foods to manage hyperactivity and ADHD symptoms in kids:
Chamomile:

Chamomile is considered to be a safe and effective way to help a child relax. It’s a dried flower. These flowers are white and yellow and look like beautiful little daisies. Native to Europe and Asia. For centuries, it has been used for medicinal purposes to calm the mind and mildly induce sleep.It Improves relaxation and relieves stress, reduces anxiety, promotes sleep and relieves insomnia.

Lemon balm:

Lemon balm extracts: A Phytomedicine Compound Improves Symptoms of Hyperactivity, Attention Deficits, and Impulsivity in Children. As per the study conducted by NIH, The fraction of children having strong/very strong symptoms of poor ability to focus decreased from 75% to 14%, hyperactivity from 61% to 13%, and impulsiveness from 59% to 22%. Parent rated social behavior, sleep and symptom burden showed highly significant improvements. ( https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24837472/)

NUTS:

All the nuts like almonds, cashew, peanuts and hazelnuts are rich in vitamin E and omega 3 fatty acid. Research has established a link between omega 3 fatty acids and brain development in early childhood. These healthy fats have amazing brain boosting power and play a vital role in enhancing memory and attention span.

Seeds:

Apart from nuts, seeds like sunflower, melon and pumpkins also contain powerful antioxidants like vitamin E that protect the brain from free radical damage. Sunflower seeds impact overall mood and mental processing powers and therefore it is considered a brain boosting snack. Pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, copper, and much higher in zinc than other seeds, which help in increasing concentration and memory. One of the easiest to feed brain boosting foods for kids.

Antioxidants:

Pure Cocoa powder (unsweetened) contains brain boosting components as it is packed with a large number of antioxidants molecules, the main is epicatechin which is helpful to improve cognition in studies. Hence, cocoa powder is also an important brain development food for children.

How to feed all these foods to kids?
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Now the question arises- how to include all these bitter Ayurvedic herbs, nuts, seeds and antioxidants in your child’s diet?

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Calming & relaxing: This chocolate spread is loaded with  herbs like chamomile and lemon balm which  helps ADHD/ hyperactive kids to calm down. It also helps in relaxing the muscles of the hyperactive child, relieves stress, reduces anxiety

Improves concentration: Ingredients like almonds, cashew, peanuts, hazelnut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and cocoa boost memory, attention span, reaction time and problem-solving skills. Almonds and hazelnut are the most concentrated sources of vitamin E available which aids in cognitive development of the brain and delays brain decline. Peanuts are high in Vitamin B3 (Niacin) and B1 (thiamine) which support healthy brain function in a child.

Helps in better sleep: Research shows that children with ADHD/hyperactivity had more problems falling asleep, sleeping soundly, and getting up in the morning. Herbs used in this chocolate spread (chamomile and lemon balm) promotes sleep and relieves insomnia. Also most of the nuts used have a good amount of melatonin( sleep hormone) which improves the quality of sleep and helps to sleep well.

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  • Are restless and excessively active
  • unable to focus and inattentive
  • Are aggressive and fidgety
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  • Vitamin B: supports energy formation in the body
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  • Iron and Copper: provides energy and supports brain development
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Parent’s guide for the Anger Management in Kids

the anger management in kids

Are you shocked by your child’s anger? You are worried and do not understand what to do further? Relax!!!! Anger is a common and healthy human emotion. We all experience it at times in different situations. The kids also come across this. Before they face trouble and lose control, it is important to teach kids ways to identify their emotions; and express and manage them without harming their own personalities. In this article, we will understand anger in child, the anger management strategies, tips to control anger and foods that can help.

What is Anger in Child?

Anger is a strong emotion that the child experiences when something goes wrong or when someone wrongs them. Stress, frustration, and irritation are common feelings associated with it. Anger is something that everyone experiences from time to time. It’s a totally typical reaction to challenging or stressful conditions.

Anger becomes a problem only when it is shown excessively and begins to interfere with daily functioning and relationships. Anger can range from mild irritation to rage in intensity. It can be difficult to keep your child’s emotions under check in these situations, which may lead them to act in ways they wouldn’t normally.

Reasons for anger in child:

Multiple factors can contribute to the child’s anger. The common reasons that bring out anger in a child:

  • Disappointment: Kids don’t get what they want
  • Helplessness: Kids are forced to do something which they might not feel like doing
  • Sadness: Kids feel sad due to poor performance in academics or rejections by their peers
  • Fear: Kids fear losing something or someone like fear of losing parent when forced to go to school for the first time
  • Impatience: Kids lose their patience easily and this might cause anger
  • ADHD or learning disability
  • Lack of sleep (How sleep & brain development is connected?)

HELP kids to identify their anger:

Firstly, the most important thing in managing anger for kids is to help them understand their feelings. The child should be able to communicate their anger, depression or frustration. But how do you help them identify anger? Well!! You can play games such as “Displaying emoji faces” with your kids. Say, for example, you can ask your child to show a happy, sad, or angry face and then ask them the reason why someone might have that feeling. Apart from this, you can encourage them to read stories about emotions and have open discussions about the good and bad feelings that they possess. (How to improve concentration in kids?)

Help them to differentiate between anger & aggression:

Anger is a human feeling or emotion while aggression is the behavior shown as a result of anger and is often expressed in the form of destruction or violence. Explain the difference between angry feelings and aggressive behavior. Aggressive behavior like temper tantrums, disrespect, fighting, spitting, throwing things, slamming doors, etc., are the result of anger and frustration. Teach them, “ Getting angry is fine but showing the above aggressive behavior is totally unacceptable”. Help them to make sure they are in control of their behavior when they are angry. Also, try to understand the reasons behind their anger or frustration. (Foods that help in brain development?)

The anger management strategies for children:

It’s never too early to educate your child on how to manage his/her anger rather than allowing it to control him/her. However, keep in mind that mastering these anger management strategies is challenging for young children. They will require your assistance – as well as a great deal of practice:

  1. Put an end:  The child who is angry and out of control, should be separated and taken away from the other person with whom he/she is angry.  It is better to walk out of the place.
  2. Keep cool: Teach your child how to utilize calming techniques/strategies when he/she is experiencing bodily signs of anger. Taking deep breaths, drinking a glass of water, playing with toys, distracting with songs or stories can help the child. 
  3. Think and act: Explain to your child to question herself/himself in situations that provoke their anger, like “ What does this bring to me?” Help them understand that actions taken in anger and frustration are worthless. Understanding and making right decisions are useful. 
  4. Respect other’s feelings: You can help your child to show empathy to others. Teach your child to respect others’ feelings as he/she wants his/her feelings to be respected. 
  5. Identify potential solutions: Always find possible solutions that help both parties to compromise. Accepting the mistakes and apologizing can often bring peace between them.

How to control anger in child?

The anger in child must be controlled and kids must learn appropriate ways to cope up with their anger. Instead of saying “Don’t do that”, teach them other healthy ways to express their anger. 

Some tips to control anger in child:

  • Going for a walk
  • Deep breathing
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Playing with toys
  • Counting numbers and alphabets together, say 1-A, 2-B,3-C, and so on. 
  • Visualising happy moments
  • Drawing and colouring 
  • Listening to soothing music
  • Reading storybooks
  • Singing a song

You should also remain calm when your child is angry. When your child is in angry mode, you don’t shout or take a lecture. Rather calm your child by speaking in a low and neutral tone. They can’t process information in anger, so keep repeating the same phrases like “ I understand”, “Let me help you”, “It’s OK” etc. If you show anger or shout at them during this situation, it teaches them it is alright to yell or raise the voice in anger. Take them to a calm place and recognise or identify their triggers. Understand what’s making them angry and help them practice coping skills.

Set the anger management rules:

You have to set the anger management rules and list out the pleasant and unpleasant behaviors that are acceptable when the child is angry.  Unpleasant behaviors such as slamming the doors, raising the voice, destroying property, and using foul language should not be encouraged.

Teach kids to use anger in a healthy manner:

As the saying goes “ Home is the first school and parents are the first teachers”, it’s you who have to set an example by showing them how to deal with your emotions when you are angry. Kids usually follow the actions of their parents. If you lose your temper, they will likely follow the same. Instead, if you handle your anger in a kind and gentle manner, they get the hang of that too. Refer to the situations when you got frustrated and explain to them how you dealt with it. Expressing your feelings verbally will teach kids to talk about their emotions.

You should also apologize to your kids when you lose your temper. Explain to them the reason and discuss what you should have done instead of yelling or screaming. 

Offer rewards for their behaviours:

You can follow a reward system to encourage your kids to follow the anger rules. Consider a sticker/ star reward chart and put a sticker /star each time your child follows anger rules. On the other hand, you can remove a sticker/ star when they do not follow the rules. And based on the stars/ stickers earned, you can gift them their favorite toys or color pens. This inculcates healthy and positive anger management skills in kids. 

TAKE IT SLOW AND Be patient:

It is not easy to teach children new ways to cope up with anger and it takes time. Keep repeating and practising things. Take it slow and work on one behaviour at a time. Observe the changes and reward them. 

Foods that can help to control anger in child:

Magnesium:

In our body, Magnesium is responsible for nerve transmission and nerve-muscle coordination. In other words, it protects against the excessive excitement in a child (which can be traumatic). There is enough research going on how Magnesium can help in fixing or preventing neurological disorders. Banana, avocado, pumpkin seeds and spinach are some food sources of magnesium.(What are some disorders in which magnesium can help?)

Complex carbohydrates:

Having whole grains and less processed food and flours reduces risk of blood sugar spikes, also they feel full for longer, this will prevent them from unnecessary snacking. It also enhances mood and encourages better sleep. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and lentils are carbs rich foods.(Importance of good carbs for kids)

Banana:

Bananas contain dopamine that helps in enhancing mood. They also contain vitamin B, A, C & B6 which helps nervous system and also aids sleep. Bananas are also a good source of magnesium which enhances mood and tryptophan which is used in cure of anxiety and depression.

Dark Chocolate:

A study showed that eating cocoa for five days improved blood flow to the brain. A small part of dark chocolate helps the brain to discharge endorphins and boost serotonin levels. It helps in lowering stress hormones and decreasing anxiety levels. What better to give child than this favorite food. (Check this recipe for Hazelnut Dark Choco Balls)

WALNUTS:

Walnuts look like human brain’s shape and can help brain health. It contains omega3s, vitamin E, melatonin and antioxidants which are helpful for the human brain. It decreases the enhanced vulnerability to oxidative stress. And it offers the mixed mood-boosting elements of omega-3 fatty acids, tryptophan, and vitamin B6. Walnuts can not only boost happiness but also help with the anger management in child. (What are other benefits of walnuts?)

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Puberty in girls

During parenting you experience many things while watching your kids grow. Infant (0 to 1 years old), toddler (1 to 3 years old), early childhood (4 to 8 years old), middle childhood (9 to 11 years old) and adolescence (12 to 18 years old), as each stage passes you observe some mental and physical development in a your child. During the first three stages (Infant, toddler and early childhood) kids generally go through many natural physical changes of growth. These first 8 years of kids are extremely important for their healthy development and lifelong learnings. Cognitive, social, emotional, language and physical development during this time plays an important role in their life. At every stage a child needs you to understand the learnings and changes that they are experiencing around them. As they enter the puberty phase it becomes more important to be with them. This is the time for some major physical and hormonal changes, which may pop up some questions, which have to be answered properly, But the main question is what puberty is and at what age puberty starts?

What is Puberty? At what age puberty starts?

Puberty is the time when a boy or girl goes through a series of biological and physical transformations. Everyone has experienced this phase in life. It is a transition from childhood to adolescence. Teens go through some changes in their body and hormone levels during this phase. Puberty often begins early in girls as it falls between the ages of 8 to 13 in them. Although every girl has her own unique journey and puberty timing differs in each girl, it definitely brings some hormonal, physical and emotional changes in girls which are absolutely normal. 8 years of age sounds really young for seeing any physical changes. So, it is a little bit awkward to discuss puberty stages and the female reproductive system with your young girls, but it is important to start educating them on these topics before changes happen to best prepare them. It will make them much more comfortable to understand and accept the changes.

Sings of puberty among girls

Breast development: It is the first visible sign of puberty among most of the girls. One can notice “breast buds”, little bumps under the nipples. It is normal for the left and right breast to grow at different speeds. Its also normal for breast buds to be tender or sore, usually it improves with time. A sports bra can be a good choice to wear at this stage.

Body hair: In about 15-20% girls public hairs may be the first sign of puberty. These hairs begin to grow under the arms, around genital areas and on the legs. It is another sign of puberty among girls.

Vaginal discharge: This is a sign of growing numbers of estrogen hormones in the body. Girls experience a small amount of clear or white vaginal discharge that starts about 6-12 months before their first periods. It is considered as a sign of puberty among girls.

Periods: Girls usually get their first periods within 1-2 years after the development of breast buds. It is important to be aware that periods are a normal natural process of growing up. It can be irregular during the first few months as the body is adapting to some fast physical changes. Normal menstrual cycle can be from 21 days to 35 day. (Which foods can help during menstruation?)) Cramps and pains are normal with periods. There is nothing to worry about. But if menstrual cramps are severe and affecting school and normal day to day activities, talk to gynecologists. 

Some other changes during puberty phase
Brain

Girls obviously face fast changes during puberty phase and thus their brain needs time to adjust. (Top 10 foods to boost kids brain power) It affects their behavior and social skills. You may observe some sort of clumsiness in their activities.

Bones

If girls hit puberty at an older age they may have lower bone density and can face bone issues further in life. so, it is the ideal time to invest in bone health. Including calcium and vitamin D rich foods in their diet can help them to get strong bones for lifetime. (How vitamin D can help to absorb calcium?)

Weight

There might be an increase in weight. (How to manage weight issues?) During puberty the brain instructs the ovaries to make female hormones estrogen. This hormone is responsible for the change in size and shape of a girl’s body. Fat can be seen around the upper arms, thighs and backs. Hips tend to become wider and curvy. Their organs like stomach, intestine also increase in size during this phase. More healthy and nutritious foods with protein, minerals calcium and iron should be included in their diet at this point of time.

Height

Girls may grow taller during puberty. While entering into puberty girls can see an increase in height by 7-8 cm per year. Peak growth in girls’ height can be seen 6-12 months before the onset of their periods.

Sleep patterns

During puberty or you can say teenage there is a pattern developed in kids of staying up late at night and sleeping longer in morning. (Which foods can help to get better sleep naturally?) This happens because their body takes time to produce melatonin, a sleep promoting hormone. Sleep research suggests that a teenager should get at least 8 to 9 hours of sleep. But most of them get only 6-7 hours.   

Skin and hairs

During puberty phase oil glands become more active. Due to this girls face acne issues. (How to treat my kids acne?) Sometimes it’s just an occasional pimple that occurs right before each menstrual cycle. But for some teens it can be a chronic condition which is known as acne. Mostly oily skin and acne issues go hand in hand. Many teen girls also face excessive sweat on the palm, soles of feet, under the arms, and in the scalp. Some teenage girls experience hair fall as they enter puberty. (What is the root cause of hair fall in kids?) Though it is curable and can be managed by following a healthy diet.

Nutrients that can help during puberty   
Protein

Girls need a balanced meal with adequate amounts of protein during puberty. It helps in growth and repair of muscles and tissues. It also generates enzymes and hormones. Protein rich diets help them to feel energetic throughout the day. (How can I provide needed protein to my kids?)

Iron

Many girls lead to iron deficiency and anemia. (How to overcome from iron deficiency?) This happens due to lack of iron because of an unbalanced diet. As per RDA (Recommended dietary allowances) guidelines 2020, the iron need for a girl ranges from 28-30mg/d. A girl needs more iron during puberty to restore their menstrual loss. It helps in muscle growth and increases blood volume too.

Calcium

Girls need at least 800-1000mg of calcium per day. (How calcium helps in building strong bones?) They need it to build strong bones which can help them later in life. Deficiency of calcium can increase the risk of developing osteoporosis (Condition in which bones become weak and can easily break). Consumption of vitamin D is equally important as it helps in absorption of calcium.

Zinc

The RDA for zinc is highest for teen girls ranging from 9- 12mg/day. Deficiency of zinc can lead to growth retardation in girls. It also promotes bone mineralization during puberty and helps to increase bone density.

Vitamin A

This is the most essential nutrient to include in a girl’s diet. It helps in strengthening the uterus during puberty phase. Besides this it promotes healthy skin and optimum growth. It repairs tissue and helps in vision too.(How can we absorb vitamin A from foods?)

Useful herbs

Neem

Neem is incredibly effective in treating acne issues. As girls enter into teenage their oil glands become more active and causes acne. The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of neem have a positive impact on any kind of pimples, black or white heads. It control the harmful effects of acne causing bacteria. It also has antioxidants and medicinal properties which helps to purify blood. (Why do we need antioxidants?)

Turmeric

Turmeric (Haldi) has medicinal benefits which helps to treat many medical conditions. It helps in balancing hormones and regulating menstrual cycle in girls. Turmeric is also rich in vitamin A, Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2) and vitamin C and works as a perfect immunity booster food for teenage girls. (Immunity powder for kids) 

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen herb. It is an excellent stress reliever and can be immensely helpful for teenage girls. Researchers suggest that its root has sleep inducing compounds which can help to get better sleep naturally. It also induce raising the level of acetylcholine, the most important neurotransmitter associated with boosting brain power. (Health benefits of ashwagandha for kids)

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  • ½ cup wheat flour/ Jowar Flour
  • ½ cup semolina
  • Handful of cranberries
  • Pinch salt
  • Honey (as per desired sweetness)
  • Milk (just little to puree cranberries)
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread (order here) or 3 tbsp Ghee
  • Pinch baking soda
  • Pinch cumin seeds (optional) or choco chips

Puree cranberries with milk. Mix all ingredients (except cumin seeds) into a soft sticky dough. Make balls and press lightly. Sprinkle cumin seeds on top and press. Place on baking sheet. Preheat 5 min at 180 celsius. Bake for 15-20 min. Once done, cool outside on rack. Enjoy!

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Tips to Improve Concentration In Kids

Is your child always fidgeting and not focusing on his/her homework? Is it difficult for you to make your child sit and study for just 20-30 minutes? Read on to understand what are the concentration problems in kids and how you can help your child develop focus and concentration skills with some foods and tips to improve concentration in kids.

Getting children to focus is not easy, and many parents have to struggle really hard. It is often a challenge for parents to get their child to sit in one place, teach them how to focus on their studies and finish it without getting too distracted. It makes parents worried and some parents may also start thinking that there is something wrong with their children. But rest assured, concentration problems are very common in children.

With the rising competition in not only school related academics, but also various kinds of additional competitions like spell bee, Olympiads, quizzes etc., the pressure on parents and children is rising and all this requires the child to have sharp memory & concentration power.

SIGNS OF POOR CONCENTRATION IN KIDS:

If your child has difficulty focusing on something for very long, he/she might be suffering from low concentration or concentration problems. This lack of focus can be seen in his/her studies and other activities as well. Let’s understand the signs of poor concentration in kids:

  • Easily distracted
  • Lack of interest
  • Inability to sit still and think
  • Inability to follow instructions
  • Loses things easily
  • Moody, irritable and cranky most of the time
  • Hyperactive
  • Fidgety
  • Inability to organize his/her things

What CAUSES poor concentration in kids?

Lots of distractions:

Children are naturally curious and their mind is always wandering. TV, video games, mobile phones etc. act as an easy distraction for them. Make a schedule or time table for study time, tv time, play time and make sure they following it regularly. Gradually your child will understand  that during study time, he/ she needs to focus only on studies and they will get to do the rest of the things as well.

Challenging tasks:

Sometimes children might find the question or task given to them too difficult or challenging. In such cases, they might not be able to focus completely and will lose interest also. Breaking down the big task into smaller and simpler tasks which are age appropriate for your child and motivate your child on completion of every single task.

Lack of sleep:

Studies have shown that kids who regularly get adequate amounts of sleep have improved concentration, attention, behavior, learning, memory and most importantly, mental and physical health. Most of a baby’s brain development happens during sleep. At least eight to twelve hours of sleep every night is very important for the proper brain development of children. (Sleep for brain development?) Make sure that your child gets enough sleep and also try to not disturb their routine by staying up too late.

Seeking parent’s attention:

Sometimes kids don’t do their work and concentrate properly just to get the attention of their parents. Spend some quality time with your child everyday and help them feel more secure and loved.

Poor diet:

Skipping breakfast and improper nutrition can also affect your child’s concentration power. Help your child by giving him/her a balanced diet every day and ensure that your child doesn’t skip any meal, especially breakfast. (Why is balanced diet so important?)

Emotional disturbance:

If there is any kind of disturbance at home like a parent’s fights, divorce or death of a loved one, then the child might be emotionally disturbed and this will affect not only his/her concentration but also overall performance. Keep your child away from the troubles at home and give them more emotional support during this troubled time.

Less physical activity:

Less physical activity or lack of physical exercise can make your child lazy and lethargic thereby affecting his/her concentration negatively. Take your child out for cycling, running, outdoor activities and games.

Lack of motivation or interest:

Lack of interest or motivation in a particular subject or activity also causes poor concentration in kids. Advanced kids or kids who have higher than average IQ levels, suffer more due to lack of interest or motivation. Motivate and encourage your child for every small achievement.

Cluttered and disorganized workspace:

Having a cluttered workspace or notebook may lead to spending more time looking for the things than focus on what is being taught. Teach your child to be organized and help them to stay clutter free.

Learning difficulties:

In some cases, learning difficulties like ADHD, Dyslexia or ADD might be responsible for low or proper concentration in kids. You can help by consulting a professional for proper diagnosis and guidance in such cases.

Tips to improve concentration in kids:

Brain exercises: Solving different kinds of puzzles or playing memory games, sudoku, chess can help to improve concentration in kids.

Meditation: Meditation and mindfulness practices can help in improved concentration. Studies suggest that practicing meditation, mindfulness training, Yoga and deep breathing can help kids to increase attention, memory, focus and other cognitive abilities. Hence, it is one of the best tips to improve concentration.

Listening to music: Studies support the benefits of listening music to improve concentration. Turning on music while working or studying may help to improve concentration. Experts generally agree that classical music or nature sounds are good choices to help increase focus.

Spending time in nature: Another tips to improve concentration in kids is spending time in nature. Research suggests that natural environments could benefit brain development and may also improve concentration power in children. Even a 20-minute walk in the park could help improve concentration in kids more than a walk of the same length in an urban setting.

Foods to Improve concentration and memory in kids:

Omega 3 fatty acids:

Research has established a link between omega 3 fatty acids and brain development in early childhood. These healthy fats have amazing brain boosting power and play a vital role in enhancing memory and attention span. Fish & walnuts are a very good source of omega 3 and hence one of the best foods to improve concentration and memory. (Why is Omega 3 important for your kids?)

Blueberries:

Blueberries contain anthocyanins, a group of plant compounds with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Antioxidants act against both oxidative stress and inflammation and thus can help to prevent brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases. (Why antioxidants?)

Green Leafy vegetables:

Green veggies are the brain’s favorite food. Vegetables like spinach, cabbage, mint and kale contribute to brain health as they are rich in vitamin Bs, iron and antioxidants that help in the growth of new cells and aids in sharp thinking. As spinach has a wide variety of brain-boosting nutrients such as Vitamin A, B12, K and Iron, it is considered as best food for toddler’s brain development. (Nutrition tips for toddlers?)

Eggs:

Eggs are a good source of several nutrients tied to brain health, including vitamin B6, B9 and B12. Eating whole eggs (egg white and yolk) helps regulate memory because of Choline. Research suggests that regular consumption of eggs improves cognitive performance in kids and adults. (Why kids need vitamins?)

Dark chocolate:

A study showed that eating cocoa for five days improved blood flow to the brain. Compounds in dark chocolate boost memory, attention span, reaction time and problem-solving skills. It is a kid’s favorite and works as child brain development food. (Recipe for no sugar chocolate twix bar)

Nuts and Seeds:

Nuts like peanuts, walnuts, pistachios, almonds and cashews are very important for a child’s brain development and cognitive functions. Including them in your child’s daily diet is very beneficial. (Other benefits of nuts and seeds)

Water:

Staying hydrated can also have a positive impact on concentration. Even mild dehydration can make it harder to focus or remember information.

Herbs to improve concentration in kids:

Curcumin: Curcumin has a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which is found in the brain and spinal cord that plays a key role in keeping nerve cells healthy, as well as regulating communication between nerve cells, which is critical for learning and memory for kid. (Foods for overall brain development?)

Brahmi: Brahmi is a superfood for the brain and is believed to sharpen the brain by protecting cells and increasing chemicals associated with learning and memory. It has shown to improve spatial learning and retaining power in kids. In older times, kids were often given Brahmi powder with ghee/honey. This would increase their focus and attention, while keeping them calm and distressed. (How can ayurvedic herbs help with brain development?)

Ashwagandha: This herb is known to reduce anxiety and stress. And is used to increase acetylcholine levels which support better memory, mental focus and intelligence. This herb also reduces mental fatigue and enhances sleep quality. It protects the brain nerve cells from damage. It is the best food for toddlers’ brain development. (Why Ashwagandha?)

Shalaki: This herb improves brain function mainly due to its antioxidant property. The antioxidants present fight against the free radicals responsible for causing brain cell damage and support stronger memory and hence is used as child brain development food. (What are free radicals?)

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Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds for Kids

Most of us know pumpkin as the fruit used for decorating Jack-o’- lanterns for Halloween, but other than just being a decorative fruit or vegetable, pumpkin offers numerous health benefits to your kids. This winter squash is not a vegetable, but rather a healthy fruit that also contains nutritious edible seeds. The origin of pumpkin is not known but there is evidence that pumpkins were grown in Mexico and North America about 5000 to 7000 BC. There pumpkin seeds health benefit for kids are many. These health benefits can range from improved brain development, help in getting sound sleep, improved liver health, possesses antimicrobial properties, improved urodynamics and supply of essential vitamins and minerals.

 When can I start giving pumpkin seeds to my kids?

You can start giving pumpkin seeds to your toddler once he/she has strong enough teeth to chew regular solid food, which can usually be between 1 ½ years of age to 2 years of age. If you are worried whether or not your child can chew the seeds, then you could simply grind the seeds and give it. You can prepare and store it in a jar. An important thing to keep in mind is that when you start collecting these seeds from pumpkin fruit, make sure that before you serve the seeds to your child or if you’re trying to make a paste out of it, you need to remove the outer husk or layer that surrounds the seed. Although this is a time-consuming process, considering the benefits your child can get, it is worth the effort.

 Pumpkin seed Health benefit for kids:

Improves Brain Development:

Pumpkin seed benefits for health are that it is a great source of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. These fatty acids are highly recommended for kids because of brain development. Brain development in children is as essential as the development of the rest of the body and this is one of the most important health benefits of pumpkin seeds. (Foods for your child’s brain development?)

Promotes sound sleep:

Another pumpkin seed benefits for health is that they promote proper sleep in kids and adults. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid which helps in producing serotonin and this in turn gets converted into melatonin which is a hormone that helps in getting better sleep. If your kid has trouble sleeping, having a few pumpkin seeds before bed with small amounts of carbohydrates such as a piece of fruit, may be beneficial in providing the body with tryptophan needed for melatonin production, which can lead to better sleep. For younger kids, powdered pumpkin seeds can be an option. (Why is sleep so important for your child’s brain development?)

Possesses Antimicrobial Properties:

Pumpkin seeds also possess antimicrobial properties. Studies suggest that pumpkin seeds are effective in controlling bacteria such as S. aureus, E. coli and P. aeruginosa.

Improves Urodynamics:

Traditionally, pumpkin seeds have been used for regulating passage of urine. Recent studies have confirmed that pumpkin seed oil can reduce bladder pressure, increase bladder compliance and reduce urethral pressure.

Rich in antioxidants:

Antioxidants are compounds produced in your body or naturally found in some foods that scavenge or neutralize the effects of cell damage by potentially harmful molecules known as free radicals. Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of antioxidants. (What are antioxidants?)

High in magnesium:

Magnesium is one of the top four abundant minerals in the body. So, any deficiency of this mineral will easily reflect in daily life. Magnesium is key in formation of bones, maintaining blood flow and keeping stress low. It also brings relief to girls who suffer from menstrual cramps, leg cramps and irritable mood. For kids who deal with Asthma, which is on a rise due to hazardous air quality levels, magnesium can help. This marvelous mineral has calming effects and hence aids in reducing hyperactivity and lack of focus in kids. Daily intake of magnesium is necessary to maintain stock of the mineral in the body. Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of magnesium, with 150 mg in a 1-ounce (28-gram) serving. (Puberty in girls)

Strengthens the liver: 

The unsaturated fats present in pumpkin seeds are good for strengthening the liver. Studies suggest that a mixture of pumpkin and flax seeds can reduce liver damage. (How to prevent liver disease in kids?)

Loaded with zinc:

Zinc is considered an essential nutrient which means that the body cannot produce or store it. For this reason, it is very important to add zinc in your daily diet. Zinc is required for numerous processes in the body like gene expression, growth and development, immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing to name a few. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of zinc. (How can zinc help with hair and skin health?)

Rich in phosphorus:

The health benefits of Phosphorus include supporting bone growth, aiding healthy digestion, eliminating toxins from the body, combating fatigue and weakness, preventing arthritis and osteoporosis and ensuring a healthy brain function.Phosphorus is found in high amounts in pumpkin seeds. 

High in Potassium:

Potassium is one of the seven essential macro minerals. The human body needs potassium to support the heart, the muscles, and the transmission of messages through the nervous system. Pumpkin seeds are rich in potassium. Potassium basically acts as an electrolyte and it is less harmful than sodium which is also an electrolyte. In most of our diets and also in our children’s diets, the presence of potassium is becoming very less and the presence of sodium is increasing rapidly which needs to be corrected. (How can potassium rich food help the bones?)

 Pumpkin Seed Nutrition Facts:

In addition to this, other pumpkin seeds health benefit for kids are that they contain various other nutrients required by the body. They are a great source of healthy fats, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, and phosphorus. Here’s a better look at the overall nutrition provided by one ounce (28 grams) of dried, roasted seed kernels. 

According to The National Nutrient Database, the nutritional profile of Pumpkin Seeds includes:

NutritionValue per 100 gNutritionValue per 100 g
Protein30.23 gCarbohydrates10.71 g
Fat49.0 gDietary Fiber6.0 g
Calories559 kcalWater5.623 g
Calcium46 mgCopper1.3 mg
Iron8.82 mgMagnesium592 mg
Manganese4.54 mgPhosphorus1233 mg
Potassium809 mgSodium7 mg
Zinc7.81 mgNiacin4.98 mg
Vitamin B60.143 mgCholine63 mg
Folate58 mcgVitamin C1.9 mg
Vitamin A16 IUVitamin E2.18 mg
Vitamin K7.3 mcgThiamine0.273 mg
Riboflavin0.153 mgPantothenic Acid0.75 mg
Pumpkin seeds health benefit

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