Wednesday, 22 February 2012


Toddlers are so adorable on their own and their performance on stage added on to their cute charms. Yes and that’s what happened at Mother’s Pride annual day event where tiny tots performed on 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th of February at Siri Fort auditorium. The event was a success and liked by many. Several eminent personalities voted their presence including - Jagdish Mukhi, Member of Legislative Assembly, Mr. Amol Palekar, Renowned Actor & Director, Vinod Kambli, Former Indian Cricketer and Mrs Arti Mehra, Former Mayor, Delhi. The event was dedicated in support of our NGO, Sparsh working towards the welfare of the underprivileged.

Around 10,000 tiny tots participated and gave thrilling performances.  Their endearing presentations left audience speechless and enthralled. This year’s Annual Day theme was ‘Wonders of Curiosity’ celebrating the inborn curiosity of children. Around 20,000 parents and grandparents witnessed the spectacular performances of the little children.

The mega event began with invocation of Lord Ganesha, which was followed by a song tribute to grandparents under the theme ‘The Second Childhood’. The major highlight was ‘Fashion Fiesta 2012’, where our terrific toddlers set the ramp on fire with their costumes and catwalk, making it the most happening fashion show.

Another phenomenal performance was based on ‘Indian Folk Flavours’, where toddlers danced showcasing our culture and heritage through varied dance forms. Depicting little ones love for the country, a patriotic performance ‘The Pride of India’ was choreographed which brought tears into the eyes of many nation lovers sitting in the audience. Children also twisted in the couple-dance performance on the Justin Bibber’s song. The sequential mesmerizing performances gave an overwhelming feeling to the parents and grandparents, filling auditorium with colors of joy.

The performance by special children of Savera Special School was a beautiful amalgamation of our stand to raise the humanity and conveyed that this annual day was not just about celebration but a dedication towards humanity. A cheque of Rs 51lacs was presented for the noble cause to Sparsh on behalf of the entire Mother’s Pride family. Mrs. Sudha Gupta, renowned Parenting expert and Chairperson of Presidium expressed her excitement by saying, “We have all gathered here to celebrate Mother’s Pride Annual day, a very important day for each member of Mother’s Pride family. This is a platform where we see tiny toddlers nurtured into budding performers. I request each one of you to encourage the talents and achievements of your child with utmost love and confidence as every child is unique and special.”
Concluding the event was the prize distribution ceremony, where Little Miss Prideens and Mr Prideens were rewarded. The entire four days were perfect assemblage of shows that brought out emotions of happiness, tears of joy and laughter amongst parents, children and grandparents.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Skin Care Tips for Toddlers

Toddlers have a very sensitive and soft skin. It is less resistant to bacteria and harmful substances in the atmosphere. Mothers need to be very careful when dealing with toddlers skin care. Effort should be made to keep their skin moisturized, in order to maintain smoothness of the skin. Care should be taken to prevent skin damage due to usage of harsh products that are available in the market.

Take a look at some of the skin care tips for toddlers-

• It is always advisable to massage the skin of the baby with oil before giving bath.  Oiling is important to keep the skin moisturized as soaps tend to make the skin dry and can also lead to skin rashes. While choosing soap, be sure to pick one which has natural oils. Such soaps don’t dry the skin and maintain skin care too. While applying soap, avoid contact with the eyes and mouth.

• A quick coat of after-bath cream is vital. Dry skin can make your baby feel itchy and uncomfortable and can also lead to inflamed skin that may become prone to infections. 

• Maintain hygiene and take proper care. Wash baby’s towel on everyday basis and keep it clean. 

• Apply required amount of powder near the diaper lines to avoid rashes due to diapers.

• In cases of bruises on toddler skin, first wash the area with a clean cotton cloth, and then apply ointment over it.  Cover with a band aid to prevent the toddler from touching it.

• Prefer dressing the baby with cotton clothes as they are skin friendly and absorbs sweat. Wash them in hot water to maintain the hygiene.

• Provide child right amount of exposure in sun as it can supply vitamin D but excessive exposure can tan the skin tone.

• Majorly toddlers face diaper rash it occurs due to skin irritation that develops in the diaper-covered region.  The best treatment is simple cleansing with water and soft cloths as it tends to lessen irritation to the injured skin. Frequent application of one of the many diaper-area ointments containing either petroleum jelly (Vaseline) or zinc oxide (Desitin) also helps. 

• In case of eczema in toddlers, which is a very common skin trouble in babies and small children, you can apply source moisturizers that are rich in lanolin or contain aloe vera. It helps in reducing swelling, inflammation and hydrating the affected area. Also, make sure that baby is bathed in lukewarm water and well moisturized after the bath.