Aashi Malhotra, India
Mom of two cupcakes
About Aashi Malhotra
Is cough cold syrup safe for 4 year olds?
At 4 years, your child is still quite young and at a higher risk of catching side effects easily. Most doctors feel that cold syrups are not really effective, and it is best to let the cold run its co..more
How do I prevent frequent cold and cough for my 4 year old child?
frequent cold cof is due to irritants like dust, air pollutants and contact with others. give hot baths each time he plays out or with others. do not allow sweat to dry on him by putting fan on when h..more
At this age kids immune system is building up. So it is vulnerable. You should watch out for not exposing the child to the places where there is dust or to crowded places. I know it is difficult to ma..more
To cure cough and cold you can try some age old grandma home remedies like honey and ginger mix. This is effective because ginger thins out the mucus and so is effective as a throat-relieve -- To make..more
At 4 years, your child will be a huge magnet for cold and cough especially while going to school. Also, immunity levels are still developing at this age, so your child needs some extra precaution...more
Does eating ice cream cure a cough and a cold?
If you have a cold and your nose, throat areas are already inflamed, then I wouldn't recommend ice cream because of the sugar - it can irritate the throat further.
Such things have a different impact on different people. But in general, it is a myth that icecream cures cold or cough. It sure does treat acidity.
i think it really depends. everyone has their own school of thought.
no...it doesn't. it's only given if u undergo some surgery in the throat or nose
Well! If it does, what can be a better news for kids. There are reports that contradict the common practise of not eating ice-creams when one has cold, but then the things that one should immediately..more
Should I give bananas to my kids during cold and cough?
I guess there are many views over banana which contradict each other. In my parenting, I have grown up being fed that banana is a big 'no' if the baby is having cold and cough. But once my sister-in-l..more
A cold is a contagious viral infection, so obviously eating bananas cannot cause a cold. Well, bananas do increase mucus and phlegm build-up and this may cause additional respiratory distress. A 2..more
There is a lot of confusion regarding this one, as some parents and doctors believe it is better to avoid bananas during cough and cold. Others feel bananas are good during cough and cold. The best..more
How can you encourage a toddler to be much more receptive to mathematics before school?
Agree with the answer above. Make it a habit. Ask questions that relate to counting e.g., how many birds do you see, how many crayons are there in the box? Which stick is bigger, who is taller? Questi..more
I am one of those grown ups who still gets the chills with the thought of mathematics. And in fact, that's what made me help my kids love maths! I'll give you some very simple examples. From the e..more
I'm a stay-at-home mom; what are some things I can do to engage and further my intellect?
Just revive something that you were keen on doing but didn't have the time to. Like I started with blogging and freelance writing. It honed my writing skills. There are so many things that can be..more
You can read different authors if writing interests you. You can enrol yourself in some online course and add to your skills. Sit and think what you like to the most, what you are passionate about an..more
Hi mommy, there's actually a lot that you can do if you can spend a few hours each day. Depending on what your interests are, you could start writing a blog, or put up a photography blog, could en..more
How can I make my toddler give up TV/tablets/smartphones and take up books and toys?
Yeah, you'll have to lead by example. In today's highly digital world, it's difficult to shield your family from electronic gadgets. However, you can certainly limit the usage for yourself and your k..more
Mommy, I'll have to say the only way you can do so is to lead by example. Kids follow parents without realizing, and once your toddler sees you reading, natural curiosity will come into work. Stop..more
Where can I donate baby and toddler items in Mumbai?
There are many NGO's where you can make a call and they themselves come and pick up the things or you can yourself too drop them. If you find it little cumbersome, the best way, that I generally do..more
Hey thats a great gesture you are thinking of. If you are looking at donating toys that are in good condition, you can check out an organization called Toybank that helps reach out toys to children in..more
What lessons have you learnt by observing a toddler or a small kid in leading a happy life?
I've learnt to be present and aware of my surroundings. Learnt to step back and enjoy whatever I'm doing. Also, let it go. Whatever will be, will be. Worrying about the future and frowning kills the..more
Your question brought a smile to my face :) The first thing I have learned is to take joy in the smallest and most insignificant looking things in life. It's such an amazing feeling to be happy with s..more
Do babies conceived via IVF have more developmental problems than naturally conceived babies?
I don’t think there is any difference
Unfortunately, studies do indicate that babies who are born through the process of IVF are at a higher risk of being born with various developmental issues. However, this does not mean that all babies..more