Nalika Unantenne, Singapore
Household goddess of 2 handsome little heart throb
About Nalika Unantenne
What do you want for your kids?
What do you wish for your kids, mummies? I'm curious to know. Personally, I want my kids to have a solid education, but also combine that with life experiences like those they get through travelling,..read
I want my child to grow up to be someone who believes in himself yet is down to earth. A rationally positive individual who is selfless and respectful towards others. A non priority would be for him t..more
I wish that my child will be happy and healthy, most importantly. I also wish that he/she will be kind, well mannered and down-to-earth. Be a person of good character. Finally, he/she must be filial :..more
I wan my boy to be healthy and eagle to learn new things
I wish that my kid will stay happy, healthy and caring.
i want my girl to be happy and healthy now. she is recovering from a prolong cough and thats my only wish
How to stop sibling fights? Any tried and tested methods?
Let them go through the motion. When they need you they’ll come to you and that’s when you can start using these as teachable moments to guide and do deep talks ◡̈
I agree with the other mums here. I let them quarrel without getting physical. I don't allow them to hit each other. If they are really upset with each other, I have encouraged them to sit down and ta..more
Unless it gets dangerous I don’t bother to interfere too much. These are practical ways to learn problem solving and negotiating! And some of the best memories of childhood. 😀
I just let them fight! As Long as they are not doing anything dangerously crazy to each other.
I let them be when they're not hurting each other (at least not too much) haha.
What are some of the most obvious signs of a baby's growth spurt?
Most obvious would be feeding on demand and can go up to an hour or so. Else, for mine would have changes in sleeping pattern. Shorter naps, cranky.
I read that babies going through a growth spurt will sleep more than usual. Apparently, there are important physiological changes that happen during sleep that are essential for baby's growth.
The most obvious would be keep wanting to drink milk despite already ded him/her. Especially if u r breastfeeding, u will feel fhat milk is nvr enough. Like for mine, he usually drinks every 2hr..more
How is myopia treated? And does it have long-lasting effects on a child's eyesight?
In addition to the above answers, some forms of vision correction for myopia are spectacles, contact lenses, refractive surgery and orthokeratology. With traditional spectacles and contact lenses,..more
If the degree increases dramatically in one year, you could go and make an appointment at the Singapore National Eye Centre. The doctor may prescribe your child with an atropine drop, to be administer..more
Myopia is corrected with spectacles. There is no cure for myopia and the best thing one could do is to try and slow down it's progression. Practicing good eye care habits would help. Some good eye..more
Should I worry about a cavity in my 6 year old son's tooth?
Take the child to a dentist to see if the decay is deep and if your child needs to get it filled. Chances are, the dentist will recommend to leave the tooth be as it is due to fall out soon. Ensure th..more
You could bring him to a dentist to get it filled. This will prevent it from further developing and minimize the risk of getting an infection as suggested by Avantika. I've heard of some dentists..more
Yes, you should. While it is said that kids start losing milk teeth once they turn five, sometimes an infection can run deep down in the gums and might affect new teeth as well. This is why doctors in..more
What's the best way to tackle a relative who has an opinion on everything related to the way I bring up my children?
The best way to tackle your relatives opinion is thank them and give them the valid source about why you raise your children that way.
I will just smile and will not reject his/her opinion. There was once I argued with a relative on my approach in parenting and it turned out hurting our relationship. Thus, I will just take comments a..more
Yup, same as what everyone is saying. Good to keep an open mind, thank him/her for the input and consider if the advice would be helpful to the situation. While there are some who always have some..more
Few people are impossible to deal with, just ignore them. Thank god, I have so much of patience and I always been a good listener. So my advice is to try to be a good listener, you know what is be..more
You will encounter such people almost at every step of your parenting journey and the best way to deal with such people is hear them out but do what you feel is best for your kid. This way, you do..more
How many of you have "nannycams" to keep an eye on your helper while you are at work?
For security reasons, yes. I've placed hidden cameras in my baby's room and public areas of the house – like the living room, kitchen and dining room.
I do have a camera at my place when the nanny is alone with my child. While she is pretty trustworthy, I somehow feel more assured when there is some form of surveillance
In my personal opinion, if someone's not doing anything wrong, then there should be no fuss about being watched as a precautionary measure. They offer a security and protection for your home and fo..more
Is fever in a newborn always dangerous?
Fever is a sign of infection. You should worry if the temprature more than 38C. If you breastfeed, go give your baby as many breastmilk as you can before you go to doctor. Hug him and don't forget ski..more
A fever in babies can be one of the scariest symptoms for parents, especially when that fever is high or the baby is only a few weeks old. A fever isn't an illness -- it's a symptom of one. A fever..more
For infants less than 3 months, their immune systems are still developing which leaves them at higher risk for severe infections, thus if the temperature is abnormal, you should send your baby to the..more
With newborn, it is best to practise everything with caution. Measure the temperature and if it is above 37.5, bring to the doctor for a check.
On top of what Hui Qun has mentioned, it is also important to note that there are 2 types of fevers that afflict babies: viral fever and bacterial fever. A viral fever occurs when the body fights..more
What's the best way to get rid of baby acne? Can I use a gentle medicated cream?
Like Idza's friend, my friends mostly use breast milk for baby acne as well. Just apply a few drops to the spots. Another one tried this mixture: one teaspoon of honey with one teaspoon of lemon j..more
My friend uses breast milk to clear her baby daughter's baby acne and it works. Breast milk, as we all know, is one of nature's best gifts; in the case of combating baby acne, it works because of its..more
Simply wash your baby's face with mild baby soap and water once a day and gently pat it dry. Have patience. Baby's acne usually doesn't bother them so try not to let it bother you. Do not use over-..more
How can you tell the difference between a blocked duct and mastitis?
Mastitis is due to an infection (almost always due to bacteria rather than other types of germs) that usually occurs in breastfeeding mothers. However it can occur in any woman, even if she is not bre..more
A blocked duct is where the flow of milk is obstructed in an area of the breast. It usually occurs gradually. Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast that could be caused by obstruction, infection o..more