Why parents do Online shopping for Kids than go out?

The most prominent and well-accepted aspect of commercialization of the internet is the facility to shop online. How many you as parents, do online shopping for kids? Online shopping for kids has raised the bar for parents because of the convenience and comfort it offers. There might be several reasons because of which online shopping for kids has come this far, but for parents, it is more like a flank that saved the Rose from sinking in the movie Titanic.

Online shopping for kids

We don’t deny that life has become more of a hassle these days and juggling between work, family and kids is very tiring. Hence, online shopping for kids came in as a savior for all the working parents who are traveling back and forth but still look out to be the effective parent for their kids.

Earlier this month, we had a small survey done where parents were asked to provide reasons why they chose online shopping for kids than actually spending time going and buying kids party wear. So, we asked the same question to them about online shopping for kids and they had their own answers to the same question. Following are the reasons why parents do online shopping for kids than go out.

1. Lack of time

The very first reason that the majority of the parents had to say was that they DO NOT have time to go shopping outside and prefer online shopping for kids for the same reason. With a 9 hour or above job, how would they be able to go shopping with their little ones? Money has never been a problem for some of the parents, but they always do online shopping for kids because they don’t have ample time for the same.

2. Going shopping is strenuous and online shopping for kids is not

Online shopping for kids has made the life of the parents a lot easier because taking along your little one (in your arms or making them walk) can slow you down. Slowing down is what makes you feel tired, gets more time involved and can prove to be an extremely strenuous thing to do. Well, that’s why parents go ahead and do online shopping for kids. Online shopping for kids has taken the burden off the parent’s shoulder because all they got to do is, sit with their kids, toggle the pages of the website and finally settle on buying what they like.

3. There’s a lot to explore but at the different store and you get all at once while online shopping for kids

When you head out and start looking for “THAT” piece of tutu dress or girls jumpsuit or even boys shirts and t-shirts, you have to look for different categories in different places. The number of stores to check out, the number of clothes to find, and so on can be very problematic. Online shopping for kids is all about that one store where you find everything and you got to flip the pages and pick the one while online shopping for kids.

4. Online shopping for kids helps save more

In today’s time when you might earn 5 digit salary, but saving is what every parent looks out for. Retail stores do not let you save as online shopping for kids would do. Online shopping for kids from an online store that is trustworthy would let you save massive amount which can be used somewhere else. Hence, online shopping for kids it is.

Do you do online shopping for kids? Why? Let us know your reasons for online shopping for kids in the comments below.

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The Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids

Mother’s Day falls on the 13th of May this year.

Mother's Day

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Have you thought about what you’re to give your mommy darling? The best mother’s day gift for a mom from her babies would definitely be the unconditional love and anything that comes straight from the heart. If you are looking forward to easy-to-make ideas or simple gift ideas that’ll brighten up your mom’s day, this is the right place for you to be.

This blog lays down some of the easiest DIY techniques that would melt your effective mother’s heart because her little one has put in a LOT of effort and time in making it to up her on her day. Go ahead and find out the gift ideas for Mother’s Day.

1. Handprint cards

The very first and the easiest on the list is the Hand-made cards with fingerprints or footprints made in a way that it brings a smile your mommy’s face this Mother’s Day. Being an elder (brother, sister or daddy), you can help your child make flowers with fingers, feet, fist and more. For example, the ones mentioned below are an easy way to do it with paints.

2. Bookmarks

Making bookmarks have always been the fanciest things to do and if you mom loves to read books, this could be the best gift. What you can do here is – cut out different-shaped lengths like a rectangle, cylindrical, and more. Once done, leave some space on the top to tie a tiny ribbon whereas; on the rest of it, you can paste small photos of your family. Moreover, you can replace the photos with dried and pressed flowers as well. If you like to be more creative, you can cut out shapes like the beetle, ladybird, butterfly and more and paste it on the top-end of the bookmark. Hence, do like mentioned above.

3. A handmade drawing

A picture says a thousand words. Quite rightly said by someone, you can encourage your little one to draw a painting or a sketch or just a pencil outline for his/her mother. He or she can draw anything that they relate to their mother. It can be an angel, fairy godmother, pillar, cook, playtime or anything at all. What matters is that the feeling should come out. You, on the other hand, can frame it and wrap it so that the kiddo can give to her/his mother.

4. Family photo collage

Last, but definitely not the least on the list can be a photo collage of the memories that the kid can think of. From the time he/she was born till today, all the photographs can be clubbed together and a beautiful collage can be made as a perfect gift for the mothers. You can help him/her cut out the shapes or paste them into a random format and that’s how collages are made.

Well, that’s about the kids giving gifts to their mothers on Mother’s Day. What about mothers giving them in return? Mothers can make good use of online shopping for kids and pick a beautiful tutu dress for girls or boys shirts and t-shirts for the young man. There is a gamut of options for them to choose from at foreverkidz.in.

Happy Mother’s Day you all proud mommies!!

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Little things that mean A LOT to your Kid

For adults, these things might sound silly or too immature, but for the little ones, they mean a lot. In order to be the effective mother or the father, there are certain things that you should be doing. In fact, there are things that every kid needs from his/her parents.

When you do these things, they’ll mean a lot to your kids. Then, why not try them?

Mother and Kid

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Have a look below and get down to incorporating the teeny-weeny things that you should do to make your baby love you.

  • Give the time and attention to them that they deserve. You can keep your professional scenes outside the house, but when you come home – be the parent that they expect you to be.
  • Show interest in what they do. They might want you to lie down so that your daughter can paint your faint with makeup or your son want you to be there to witness his first tech-savvy experiment. Just be patient and with them.
  • Have a family mantra. We all feel depressed sometimes including your kids. When your kid is depressed, you can chant the slogan or mantra when you want to brighten up the mood and also do things that make them happy. Stick it on the fridge where the others can do the same for you too (You know #fambam).
  • Go for a walk – with one at a time. If you have more than one kid, you should give your time to all of them individually. They deserve it and you obviously cannot handle all at once to avoid any kind of sibling fight. Small conversations are one of the factors that help you raise strong and confident kids.
  • Say ‘yes’ to things that slightly off-limits – sometimes. You can go shopping girls party wear even when you’re tight on budget, let them get drenched in the rain, and other things like that. Let your 4-year-old stomp in every puddle along the way. Even without rain boots.
  • FaceTime or Skype with the elders sometimes. It might sound like a trouble to you, but kids love their grandparents.
  • If your child has given it a good try, but he’s still miserable and anxious and really, truly wants to quit the team, you should be there motivating him. He needs it more than anything right now.
  • Adopt a pet. The dog or a cat or even a bird would be the best companion your child needs right now.
  • Pamper the baby. Going shopping or online shopping for kids sounds like a plan. You should do that in order to keep the ratio of shopping and happiness balanced.
  • Give your toddler a chance to fight his own battles in the sandbox or on the playground before you intervene.
  • When you kid is almost there to quit the game or doing something that he’s working on and facing problems, don’t encourage them to let go of it so soon. Let them take their time.
  • Teach them something new – every week. One new thing every week, your kid will learn and would patiently wait for the time that you’ll teach something interesting.

Would you want to add something to the list? Do let us know in the comments below.

7 things you should Never say to your Kid

Do you sometimes yell at your kids? Do you say bad words which you later regret and wish that you shouldn’t have said them in the first place? When you are mean to your little one because of anything that he/she has done, you have to curb yourself and abstain from saying anything wrong. Because, if you don’t, later you’ll be wondering if your kid loves you or not. Moreover, your child can even go into depression because of how you behave with him/her.

You would have heard phrases like – “wait until your dad comes home” or “I really wish you were like your sibling” and more. These words are harsh and very hard on your little one’s mind to handle. That’s not it! There are many other things that you should never say to your little one and make them anxious kids.

This blog details you about 7 things you should never say to your kids.

1. Leave me alone

The very first thing that parents need to stop saying to their kids is – Leave me alone. It is understood that parents need some time off from all the chores, but that doesn’t mean you tell your little ones to stay away from you because you need some time. Leaving you alone would also mean that they are left alone without you. When you keep your kids at a distance, they eventually get distanced from you.

2. You’re okay

Let’s take an example, your kid comes home hurt and is bleeding. While consoling him, you carry on telling him that you’re okay. Actually, he is not, he’s hurt and it’s hurting him badly and that’s exactly why he’s not okay. Try giving him a hug and acknowledging what he’s feeling by saying something like, “That was a scary fall.” Then ask whether he’d like a bandage or a kiss (or both). Then he’d be okay.

3. Don’t cry

Don’t cry, don’t be sad, and many other variations to don’t be sorry that you need to stop saying to your little minds. If you child cries often and is sad, you shouldn’t tell him that don’t cry. There is a possibility that something might be going in inside them. You should be the effective mother who would comfort them and ask what’s bothering them rather than covering up by saying don’t cry like a baby.

4. Can’t you behave like your sister/brother?

This is probably the racist thing you can say to hurt the emotions of the little ones. Comparisons have never been the thing that little ones like. Well, the elders are not accustomed to comparisons and kids are innocent with a gentle mind. When you say that can’t you behave like your elder brother or sister, it adversely affects their minds. There is a possibility that they try to be like them and in the way get anxious or they become a rebel after being scolded like this numerous times.

5. Stop or I’ll beat you up

Hitting kids is a punishable offense, no matter how you hit them. Moreover, torturing them mentally, physically or emotionally is equally offensive. You can tell them that if you don’t stop, I wouldn’t buy you that tutu dress or that shirt and t-shirt, but don’t raise your hand to them. This is not the way to talk or behave with your kids.

6. Great job

Yeah! This might sound like a source of positive reinforcement for your little one but affects adversely. What comes along as praise makes your little one dependent on the praise or you saying a great job every time they do something. In fact, they’d do it to get your attention on them, which is not good. You should praise the way they do things rather than what they do.

7. Let me help you

Your kid is trying to finish a puzzle and looks stuck somewhere. This is human tendency to help. As a parent, you might want to go up and help him solve the puzzle, but is that good for his efforts? He might look up to for help in the future rather than trying to do things himself. You might throw hints at him when he’s trying to do and help rather than spoon-feeding him.

Do you have any other phrases that you shouldn’t say to your kids? Do let us know and raise confident kids being the parent that your kids deserve.

Planning Adoption? – Things you should know Before Adopting

I recently adopted a little girl and named her Samaira. Aarti was already there for me, but we wanted to make our family bigger and we mutually decided to adopt a baby girl and give her a good life. Hence, we did. It is a beautiful feeling buying things for her (with Aarti’s help). All the girls party wear, tutu dresses, rompers, nibs, tiny bowls and so much more.

Adopting Samaira was not very difficult, but I really wished I knew certain things before we got her home. That would have prepared me for a lot of things. Now, when one of my cousins, who also, is looking for adoption. She couldn’t conceive and then they planned to finally adopt. There’s time for her family to get a baby and then I realized that parents like her have been looking for information that could help them understand parenthood and becoming parents with adopted babies. Let us take a look at the things you should know before adopting a baby and start the celebration of parenthood.

1. Is adoption a good decision

Before even starting your research of place to adopt and how to adopt a baby, you should sit down, spend quality time with your family to figure out whether you need to adopt or not. As my personal experience, I have seen families who already have kids and adopt but are not able to provide the same love. On the other hand, I have also seen those who keep no bars between their-born and the adopted. So, you need to take that call.

2. Research – it is your only resort

We all know how the grandmothers in the family take care of the new one in the family. Go on and teach yourself (before teaching the kids) by reading the articles, blogs and everything that is available online about adoption as well as parenting. When you read and make yourself aware of the practical happenings, you’ll be on the advantageous side.

3. Adoption is not for everyone – you should know that

Just to adopt a baby and leave him/her to be someone in the family is not what adoption is all about. When you plan to adopt, you should remember that the kid that is coming home deserves all the love, security and more. He/she should get good food, education, clothes and everything that your own baby would be eligible to. If you are ready to do all these things, you are all set to adopt.

4. Prepare yourself for the same

Don’t make the whole after-coming-home a mess by bringing in things at that very moment. Prepare yourself and the house before the little one comes into the family. For example, from the baby cot, kids fashion dresses to the food and the toys and everything else that sounds necessary should be present in the house in time.

These are the few questions that I should have thought about, but when I do think now, I feel great about taking this step. This goes out to all the parents who have been thinking of adopting. Do give in some thought into it and take your decision.

6 baby things that New Parents need

Congratulations on being the new parents!! Or, if you are in progress to be one, then all the best. We understand that having your first baby is an overwhelming feeling but you have to focus on certain things while preparing yourself for the same. No matter if you’ve read a hundred books on how to be the parent, but when it comes to practicality, things can be slightly different than the books. Just when the baby comes, there’ll be ‘n’ number of products you’ll need and that’s exactly why we are here for you.

Here’s our list of the tried-and-true, that really does help when you’re starting your new life as a parent. Everything else is just noise.

1. Diapers

Yeah… Whether you use cloth or use-and-throw sort of diapers, you’ll need plenty of them to start with. If you by chance run out of them, you would be in deep-deep trouble. Specifically, during the night time when you want your little one to sleep and he/she pees, you’ll have to go through a lot of crying and wetness that’ll make the kiddo cry all the more. So, it is sensible to have plenty of diapers with you.

2. Baby rompers/onesies

You might have heard of baby rompers or onesies for the little ones. All you got to do is – pick them for the little ones to start with. You can shop girls tutu dresses online or boys shirts later on, but for now, you got to start with onesies which are the most comfortable clothing for the tiny one. It is easy for you to get them on and take them off with the help of the snap buttons.

3. Baby wipes

Getting the little ones under the water every time they poop or pee can be a very tricky task. Water plus the dry cloth can leave the butts and the tender skin very rashy which you obviously don’t want. Hence, baby wipes are the clean way to wipe off the dirt from the body without leaving rashes on the body. Wipes are a great way to keep your hands also sanitized while handling your delicate darling.

4. Comfortable carrier

You won’t be able to handle the little one on your shoulder through and through when you are out. You can invest in a comfortable carrier for your little one while you head out of the house. While you can easily carry the carrier, your little one would be lying in the cradle and enjoying the ride happily.

5. Nipple creams

You know that breastfeeding is not an easy task and you are still getting accustomed to the whole process. In due course, your nipples will become soar and will hurt. You can apply nipple cream to keep yourself soft and rash-free.

6. A functional bag to carry it all

The diapers, napkins, wipes, water and everything needs a bigger bag than what you generally carry. Invest in a carry-all bag for your little one that will all that you need while you are out with your munchkin. It should be big enough to carry it all and comfortable for you to carry.

What do you think should be up on the list? Teach yourself to know better and be a better parent.

Does your baby love you? – Signs to prove

No, your baby won’t actually tell you that he/she loves you. At least not the one who’s only about a month old or about 2 years old. The kids above this age will somehow speak those three words to you whenever you tell them that you love them and they’d reply with the same. As you and your baby get to know each other, you’d understand whether your little one loves you or not with the words, actions, expressions and more.

For now, let’s assume that you really want to know what your child feels for you. This blog lays down the signs that would let you understand that your tiny tot loves you a LOT.

1. He knows – You are You

Within a few weeks, the baby understands and can make a difference between the caregiver and the others. Eventually, he’d want to be with you and in your arms being the happy baby. When you won’t be available around him, he’d look for you and occasionally cry to come back to you.

2. The expressions would become flirty

Almost a month later, the baby would know that you talk to her, make faces and spend a lot of time. In return, she would also do the same to you. He would make faces while you talk to her and giggle, the coy looking away, and more. These goofy games appear to be as important in cementing a baby’s attachment as your responses to her physical needs. At around 4 months, she’ll also be unable to take her eyes off of you.

3. The smile – even if it is short

Now, you would have heard that when at a young age if the baby smiles for a split second, it is something to do with gas or is an involuntary reflex. However, that’s not true. The smile of your little one is what happens when you are busy showing her kids fairy dresses or pampering her for being the good girl or even teaching her good things. This is a sign of the fact that the baby loves you and your company.

4. The latch-feeling for a toy

Let’s be true to ourselves that we all have had a stuffed toy as a kid which was the dearest part of our childhood. There would have been times when you couldn’t sleep without it and latched onto it when you felt insecure. Your baby will also do it. He/she would want to stay with it all the time but will trust you (only you) with it.

5. The stare

You might consider staring as a rude thing, but this is how love is shown. The baby would start to recognize your face, smell and the voice as she’s growing up. Later, in terms of stare, she would be trying to understand your face better in order to remember it. Hence, the next time you find your baby staring at you, just let her be. She’s getting to know you.

6. The arms are raised high – pick them up

No matter with whom your little one is, if you walk by, he would want to jump to you. How? He would raise his arms towards you and ask you to hold him no matter what you’re doing. This is another way to say that he wants to be with you and loves you a lot.

How does your little one cling to you? Do let us know in the comments below.