Sumati T Nagrath, Singapore

Mummy of 1 fun loving little lady

About Sumati T Nagrath

How to teach colors to babies?
Colour activities and games! I use plastic bowls (can buy from ikea) in different colours and have shapes and objects/toys in those colours too. Then I play a sorting game with my girls. Place those
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I try to do it in our daily activities! And I find the supermarket an excellent place! I'll keep showing her and even let her touch (depending on what it is). Yellow banana! Red Apple! Orange oranges!
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Use nature as your guide. I sang songs to my babies and pointed out the colour as I sang. I also asked my baby "what's that colour?" quite regularly. You'd be surprised as to how fast babies learn col
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The best way to do this is to show them the colour and then clearly pronounce the name of the colour. Or you could weave colours into sentences like, "look at the brown doggie!"
Has anyone send their kid on a flight as an unaccompanied minor? What airline did you use?
SQ are really good with unaccompanied minor... ^_^ *was working for SQ for 8 years previously. Plus we use this service for 10year old couple of times.
When I was 14, I moved to Australia to pursue higher education. Qantas ensured that unaccompanied minors were escorted through the airport and baggage security with an airline rep, and has seating arr
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I never let my kids travel on their own. But I know Singapore Airlines has this special services for children aged between 5 to 18 years old to travel without adult. But you have to notify the airline
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Would you be comfortable with other family members posting pictures of your baby on Facebook?
Definitely no. Even for my husband and myself, we will have to remind each other not to post certain photos especially those which reveals personal details. Also, we make sure our fb profile is set to
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Well, depends on what type of photos. Cute ones ok. No naked ones. And not too many and often.
It's just fine for me as long as I'm tagged.
Definitely not
Yeah I'm cool with it totally.
How often do you and husband have a "girls night out" and a "boys night out" without each other?
when ever, which isn't very often because getting people together is the hard part.
Generally, we have common friends to begin with, and for the other cliques, the plus ones are all well integrated so we often attend gatherings together. That being said, we do hang out with our be
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for me is seldom especially the twins is born. my hub cant take care both by himself for my hub is once in 2 to 3 months. mostly is some close buddies birthday celebrations
Right now we don't have much time anymore for our friends, but I let my husband play in the basketball league since it's his passion and stress reliever :) I have observed that husbands need more boys
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I mummy I totally have no nights out ever since my girl was born and by time my baby fell asleep already I dont have the strength to go out too hahaha
When evaluating a preschool do you also take a look at the toilets and the kitchen?
Yes, I think the kitchen hygiene says alot about the school.
Yes. When I make a visit to my shortlisted preschools, I will look at the toilet and kitchen on the hygiene levels and safety measures. I feel it is very important to maintain a clean kitchen in s
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Yes I do. Look at their kitchen, toilets and general permises. If you could look into their cupboards would be good. I got turned off at one of the preschool openhouse. Every where looks clean and tid
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Is it recommended to keep the baby on a formula for longer and delay introduction of cow's milk if there is known history of lactose intolerance in the family?
I think yes the best strategy is to prevent early exposure to food that you are certain your child will react to. Aside from fact of lactose intolerance in your family medical history, cow's milk i
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Lactose intolerance is very rare in newborns and usually develops only in teen years. Formulas also contain lactose as they are usually made of cows milk so keeping a child on formula vs whole cows mi
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Better to stay on the safe side and check with your PD when your baby can start on cow's milk based on his and your family's medical history. Aside from lactose intolerance, there are other risks like
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Any home remedies that can help cope with bronchial asthma in kids?
Having asthma as a kid, I remember my mom being very meticulous about keeping the house clean, always vacuuming so it would be free of dust. She also made me stay away from other allergens like our
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Hi Sumati, I've heard that ginger tea helps this. Cut an inch size piece of ginger and let it brew in hot water for 10 minutes. If this is too strong for your child, sweeten it with honey and let it c
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To mums, whose babies are in childcare -- how do you ensure baby-led weaning?
My elder was sent to childcare once he is 18 months old. Initially, he have to be fed because he didn't know how. But less then a week, he began feeding himself. I guess this is also part of baby-
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I am sending my son to infantcare soon and I was advised by my other mummy friends to be very, extremely specific with instructions to the teachers/care givers there. A mummy friend told me to hav
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As a working mum, I rely a lot on my helper. But recently she has reduced the menu at home to the same 5 dishes day after day. I am too busy to cook, and I really can't have her leave right now. What
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she probably has a reason for it, ask her
You could check with her on reasons for limiting the menu. Talking to her could solve a lot of issues.
You could ask her the reason why she limited the options for your weekly menu. There could be a lot of reasons like a. she have observed that these five dishes are the top most favourite; or b. she is
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Planning ahead for meals can be both cost efficient and healthier for the family. Perhaps you can have her submit a meal plan on weekends so you can make sure it is balanced and interesting enough for
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I would definitely come up with a schedule of meals for her to use. You could even ask her if she wants to try out cooking something new and try out different recipes. I'd suggest buying her some s
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A friend has been diagnosed with Polyhydramnios in her 37th week. What does it mean for her baby and her? Is there anything that she can do improve the situation?
Usually, expectant mothers with polyhydramnios will be advised to rest and to avoid activities that make them breathless. Sometimes, the doctor might prescribe a drug to reduce the amount of urine the
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Polyhydramnios means you have too much amniotic fluid in the womb (uterus). Most cases of polyhydramnios are mild or moderate. Polyhydramnios tends to make the following pregnancy symptoms worse: i
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