Before we had Chhori, we had many friends and family who had babies and one thing I noticed was that whenever, we were going to meet somewhere and if the baby was sleeping, at home or in the car, the parents would wait for them to wake up before leaving home or getting out of the car.
I thought it was a bit crazy as sometime it made us late if we had some plans. As a couple without babies, we didn’t understand it at all. Mind you, not all of our friends and family were like that.
Then we were blessed with Chhori, our heart and soul and then we also became parents who would wait for their baby to wake up before doing anything :).
Chhori takes very short naps during the day, around 30 to 45 minutes. On our lucky days, it is an hour. I know every baby is different and I know babies who nap for 2-3 hours every day.
Anyway, as her naps are so short, we try not to wake her up if she is sleeping, either at home or in the car. We try to plan our life around her nap times. Sometimes, we find that we don’t have an option to wait and we realised that if we wake her up, she is a bit cranky while if she has her full nap, she is very happy so you can guess why we don’t mind waiting.
I am sure everyone has their own way of parenting and this is what I and AS are doing. How things change when you have a baby! 🙂
Does anyone have similar stories to share? I’d love to hear them 🙂
Take care everyone,
M from nepaliaustralian
Chhori had her pasni just before my parents left; it was a fun event and I will post about it soon.
She was just over 5 months old when we did her pasni. In Australia, the midwives advise exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months and that was what I was aiming to do. But after pasni, every time we ate anything, Chhori would look at us with puppy eyes, with the innocent look as if saying “I want some of it too.” So we decided that we would start solid slowly.
First we went out and bought a few varieties of organic purée. I discovered that she loves the taste of apple, banana and mango.
These days as I am staying home looking after her, I decided it would be a good idea to give her some homemade purée. It was so easy to make one so here is how I did it.
- Skin 3 apples and cut them into cubes.
- Add half cup of water and apple cubes into a pressure cooker. If you don’t have pressure cooker, use a saucepan.
- Cook until 3 whistles or if using a saucepan check with a fork and if it goes in easily then the apples are done. Let it cool down.
- Use a blender or food processor to blend it. If you find the consistency too thick, add a little cooled boiled water.
- I bought bpa free freezer and microwave safe containers to store them.
- The purée is good for 3 days in the fridge and 3 months in the freezers. Mine finished in a week as she loved it.
Please share other food ideas for a baby. It will be a great help. Thanks in advance.
Take care everyone till my next post.
M from nepaliaustralian