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Palm Candy Milk Mix – Palm candy/Panam Karkandu is a nutrient-rich, natural sweetener loaded with minerals, vitamins and iron! Palm candy milk is the best remedy to cold, cough and throat pain in toddlers, kids and even adults!

I have already shared a palm candy milk recipe, but this version comes handy if the palm candy milk mix prepared beforehand. All you need to do is just mix this powder with hot/warm milk, pour it to a cup and serve! My little one enjoyed this drink very much! Do try for your kids too, they will surely like it!

When to introduce this palm candy milk mix to babies

This homemade palm candy milk mix can be given to babies of age one year plus after introducing palm sugar and spices separate. Once you ruled out allergies, try this palm candy milk mix. 

When you start, begin with 1/2 tsp of this powder and check whether the baby shows an allergic reaction. Check it for three days, and if the baby is not allergic to it, you can increase the amount gradually. You can use this powder to prepare instant palm candy milk.

Here is how to make homemade palm candy milk mix for toddlers and kids.

Homemade Palm Candy Milk Mix Recipe for Toddlers and Kids
 
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
10 mins
Total time
20 mins
 
Homemade palm candy milk mix - Healthy mix for kids with palm sugar which is high in nutrients.
Author: Kalyani
Recipe type: Homemade
Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
  • Palm sugar candy (Panakarkandu) – 1 cup
  • Pepper – 1 tablespoon
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cardamom – 4 pods
  • Dry ginger (sukku) – ½ inch piece
Instructions
  1. Measure all the ingredients as mentioned in the ingredients table & keep it ready. In a blender, add palm sugar.
  2. Then add black pepper, cloves, and cardamom to a blender.
  3. Now add dry ginger to the blender and give a run. Grind everything to a fine powder with a powerful mixer.
  4. Now sieve the powder using a sieve. If needed, sieve and grind again. Cool it down and store it in an airtight container.
  5. How to make Palm Candy Milk with Homemade Palm Candy Milk Mix:
  6. Take a cup of milk in a saucepan and boil the milk in medium flame until its frothy and switch off the flame.
  7. Now add the palm candy milk mix to the boiled milk. Mix well.3. Strain the milk (not in pic) and serve!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Cups
3.5.3226
Here is the Video of Homemade Palm Candy Milk Mix Powder Recipe for Toddlers and Kids

Palm candy Milk Mix - Cold, Cough Remedy For Toddlers and Kids | PanamKarkandu Paal Mix - YouTube

Method :
1. Measure all the ingredients as mentioned in the ingredients table & keep it ready. In a blender, add palm sugar.
2. Then add black pepper, cloves, and cardamom to a blender.
3. Now add dry ginger to the blender and give a run. Grind everything to a fine powder with a powerful mixer.
6. Now sieve the powder using a sieve. If needed, sieve and grind again.  Cool it down and store it in an airtight container.
Homemade Palm Candy Milk mix is ready!
   
How to make Palm Candy Milk with Homemade Palm Candy Milk Mix
Method:
1. Take a cup of milk in a saucepan and boil the milk in medium flame until its frothy and switch off the flame.
2. Now add the palm candy milk mix to the boiled milk. Mix well.
3. Strain the milk (not in pic) and serve!
Serve the palm candy milk warm!
Notes :
  • You can store this homemade palm candy milk mix in an airtight container at room temperature or keep it in the refrigerator if you live in humid weather. It stays well for 2 to 3 months if handled correctly.
  • Sieve it well to get a fine powder.
  • Adjust the palm sugar/brown sugar and spices quantity according to your preference.
  • Make sure you cool down thoroughly after roasting & blending. Otherwise, it will let out moisture.
  • Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food to your baby.
  • Palm sugar milk powder should not contain any chunky pieces to avoid choking hazard in small kids. Make sure to strain the milk before serving!

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Hope you have read my review about Little Moppet foods for Babies. Now here is my review for Little Moppet foods for Toddlers.

My Thoughts On Little Moppet Foods For Toddlers 

Let us check the review of each product “Little Moppet Foods for Toddlers” in detail.

1. Choco-Ragi Pancake Mix

Product Description
  • Age Recommendation: 1 year and above
  • Ingredients: Finger Millet, Whole Wheat Flour, 100% pure and natural cocoa powder
My experience with Choco-Ragi Pancake Mix

Unlike most other pancake mixes, this one is free from sugar, salt, and artificial flavoring. You can give this pancake mix to your children without any guilt as its made from whole grain flour and pure cocoa powder.  Ragi gives a touch of fiber and other essential nutrients.

I always prefer simple and different recipes for a Sunday morning after a long routine week! So I have tried this “Choco ragi pancake mix ” for a relaxing Sunday breakfast for myself and my little daughter. It turned out good, fluffy and tasty too. Just make sure to serve it with your children’s favorite syrup or fruits if your child has a sweet tooth as no sugar added in the pack!

Here is the method I followed for making this choco ragi pancake:

  • For 1 cup of “Choco ragi pancake mix,” take one egg (add one banana if you are a vegetarian), 1 tbsp of butter, 3/4 cup of milk and 1 tbsp of jaggery.
  • Mix until smooth.
  • Heat a frying pan and pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the griddle.
  • Add 1 tsp of butter and brown on both sides and serve hot. Tada your pancake is ready! Serve with Maple syrup/honey/ dates syrup or even fruits!
Where to buy Choco-Ragi Pancake Mix

Click Here To Buy: Choco-Ragi Pancake Mix

2. Soya Noodles

Product Description
  • Recommended Age: 1+ years to adults.
  • Ingredients: Noodles – Fortified wheat flour, Soya flour, Millet flour (Samai, Varagu, Kuthiravolly millets), Edible Vegetable Oil, Salt, and Purified water. Taste Maker – Chili powder, Salt, Turmeric powder, Pepper, Ginger, and Spices.
My experience with Soya Noodles

Noodles are a type of instant food enjoyed by children around the world.  Though instant noodles may be convenient and require only a few minutes to prepare, most of the brands are not healthy to eat them regularly. But the Soy noodles from Little moppet food is appealing as it made from soy flour and other whole grain flours. Also, this product is free of MSG or any harmful additives.

I have tried this “Soya Noodles” for dinner, prepared and cooked in 20 minutes or less from start to finish. As an additional benefit, I used up all the veggies in my fridge:)  I have added green chiles in the recipe as I thought the tastemaker would be less spicy. But I was wrong, and the noodles turned spicier because of the extra green chiles, the spiciness in the tastemaker itself is just perfect for kids and family. However, the taste was no lesser than the other instant noodles.  As such, it works great as a satisfying snack or meal. You can even pack it for your kid’s lunch box, and they will surely love it! You can cut the veggies and keep it ready the previous day itself which makes it even quicker.

Here is the method I followed for making soya noodles:

  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook 180 g of soy noodles for 5 minutes; drain well.
  • Take a pan and heat olive oil. Add two garlic, one small onion, 1 cup of vegetables of your choice and cook, occasionally stir it, until tender and crunchy, about 5 minutes; set aside.
  • Stir in cooked noodles, tastemaker and 2 tbsp of parmesan cheese (optional) until well combined, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.
Where to buy Soya Noodles

Click Here To Buy: Soya Noodles

3. Multigrain Health Drink 

Product Description
  • Age recommendation: 8 months+
  • Ingredients: Barnyard Millet (Jhangora), Finger Millet (Ragi/Nachni), Foxtail Millet(Kangni), Kodo Millet (Kodra),Little Millet(Kutki), Pearl Millet (Bajra), Sorghum (Jowar), Corn, Sago (Sabudana), Horsegram, Sesame Seeds, Almonds, Pistachios & Cashew nuts. No added sugar or preservatives.
My experience with Multigrain Health Drink 

The multigrain health drink from Little Moppet foods is prepared with several millets and nuts. It can be added to hot milk for babies above one year and given as porridge for babies below one year.

I tried giving my preschooler this multigrain drink as an evening drink by merely mixing 2 tsp of multigrain health drink powder, 1 tsp of powdered palm sugar it to 1 cup of hot milk. She liked it and had it without any complaints:)

I wanted to experiment more with this multigrain mix as it has many millets. So I tried the multigrain banana cake, and it came out super tasty. I slightly tweaked this whole wheat banana cake recipe a bit and came up with this multigrain banana cake! We all loved it so much

The cake was not dense, with healthy goodness of millets!  I was awed by the outcome, and anyone could easily fall for this healthy cake!!

Here is the method I followed for making this multigrain banana cake:

  • In the whole wheat banana cake recipe, replace half of the wheat flour with multigrain health mix, i.e., 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour and 3/4 cup multigrain health mix.
  • I have also replaced half of the sugar quantity with dry dates powder from Little Moppet foods, i.e., 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of dry dates powder.
  • Follow the whole wheat banana cake recipe for remaining steps, bake the cake and Enjoy with your family!
Where to buy Multigrain Health Drink 

Click Here To Buy: Multigrain Health Drink

Disclosure

Little Moppet Foods have sent their products for an honest review. I was not encouraged or compensated to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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Little Moppet Foods Review – I always insist on making your homemade baby food as it is cheap, convenient and gives the parents control over what they feed their children. But unfortunately for some parents, it would be hard to find the time to make their baby food for some valid reasons and buying commercial baby food is probably the better option for them.

For those parents “Little Moppet Foods” is a convenient and nutritious option.  As”Little Moppet Foods” are not using additives, preservatives, sugar, salt, and MSG and so you can reliably give their products to your child without worry.  I have received a few of their products to review. I tried all the products with my preschooler & family, and we loved it:)

About Little Moppet Foods

  • Little Moppet Foods is a Brand of wholesome and pure homemade baby food products, made without preservatives, added flavors, added sugar or salt.
  • Started by Dr. Hemapriyathe Mommy of Two Little Moppets. She is the doctor by profession and spread her Medical knowledge to all Mommies around the world through one of India’s Top Parenting Website and Blog, My Little Moppet.
  • Products are 100% Organic & Natural.
  • Products freshly prepared after an order is placed.
  • 100% Safe for your Baby and toddler as its prepared hygenically.
  • Your every Purchase from Little Moppet foods helps save a little heart as a percentage of every sale is contributed to running of Little Moppet heart foundation, an organization which helps in treating Congenital heart Disease for underprivileged children in India.
My Thoughts On Little Moppet Foods For Babies 

I have received seven products from “Little Moppet Foods for Babies and Toddlers” for my review. The packing was eco-friendly & intact. They delivered within two days. Now Let us check the review of each “Little Moppet Foods for Babies” in detail.

1. Raw Kerala Banana Powder

Product Description
  • Age Recommendation: 6 months & above.
  • Ingredients: Raw Kerala Banana
My experience with Raw Kerala Banana Powder

Raw banana powder is very popular in the southern regions of India. As everyone knows, Row bananas are rich in fiber and potassium. Also, it is suitable for weight gain in babies, and also it improves the metabolism.

I tried raw Kerala banana porridge and raw banana milkshake with raw Kerala banana powder from Little Moppet foods. Both turned out so good! The raw Kerala banana porridge is cooked quickly within 5 minutes, the texture and taste is just perfect

Here is the method I followed for making raw Kerala banana porridge and raw Kerala banana milkshake:

Where to buy Raw Kerala Banana Powder

Click Here To Buy: Raw Kerala Banana Powder

5. Dry Fruits Powder

Product Description
  • Age recommendation : 8 months+
  • Ingredients: Almonds, Cashew Nuts, Pistachios, Turmeric, Saffron and Nutmeg
My experience with Dry Fruits Powder

Dry fruits powder or nuts powder is a mix of natural nuts/dry fruits, and it is the best food for children.  It can be mixed with any baby food. You can also add it to hot milk or your child’s favorite milkshake when your baby is above one year. It also tastes good in recipes that call for the use of dry fruits or nuts such as in cookies, cakes, and bread.

I’ve tried adding dry fruits powder from little moppet foods to hot milk for my preschooler and have been happy with the results. But the powder doesn’t dissolve fully. So I  would recommend straining the milk for young kids before serving!

I have also added the nuts powder to sprouted sathu maavu ladoo as well. We all loved it so much that it had a nutty flavor and even added lovely color to the ladoos

Here is the method I followed for making dry fruits milk:

Where to buy Dry Fruits Powder

Click Here To Buy: Dry Fruits Powder

6. Sprouted Sathumaavu Powder / Sprouted Health Mix

Product Description
  • Recommended Age: 6 months and above
  • Ingredients: Rice, Wheat, Ragi, Jowar, Roasted Gram, Green Gram, Black Gram, Corn, Sago, Groundnuts, Chickpeas, Horse Gram, Cowpeas, Ajwain, Dry Ginger, Elaichi, Cashew, Pista, Badam
My experience with Sprouted Sathumaavu Powder / Sprouted Health Mix

Sprouted sathu maavu powder from little moppet foods is made of sprouted whole grains, pulses, and nuts!  It is a staple and nutrition rich food for small children. Its an excellent alternative for cerelac and has zero preservatives. You can prepare porridge from this powder and serve it as a breakfast for babies and young children as it filling and healthy too!

I want to try a different recipe with sprouted sathu maavu mix than our usual porridge, and one such try is this sathu maavu ladoo! It was effortless to prepare and quite addictive too! This sathu maavu ladoo is suitable for babies from one year. It was a hit at my home as little one loved it. As I have already mentioned, I have added dry fruits powder to this ladoo to make it more healthy!

Here is the method I followed for sprouted sathu maavu ladoo

  • Add  1 tbsp of ghee to a thick bottomed pan. Add 1 cup of sprouted sathu maavu mix and roast in low to medium flame for 5 to 8 minutes until nice aroma comes. Remove from the fire once done. Cool it down.
  • Take palm jaggery or jaggery in a saucepan. Add water and boil until the liquid becomes slightly thick. Strain the liquid to remove impurities. Keep it ready.
  • In a mixing bowl, add 1 tbsp of hot melted ghee, dry fruits powder, and roasted sathu maavu flour. Then pour the jaggery syrup.
  • Mix everything well and start making balls when it is slightly hot to hold in hand. Store in an airtight container once done.
Where to buy Sprouted Sathumaavu Powder / Sprouted Health Mix

Click Here To Buy: Sprouted Sathumaavu Powder / Sprouted Health Mix

6. Natural Dried Dates Powder / Dried Kharik Powder

Product Description
  • Age Recommendation: 8 months + and above
  • Ingredients: 100% Natural Dried Dates Powder
My experience with Natural Dried Dates Powder / Dried Kharik Powder

Dry dates powder is a nutritive sweetener, rich in iron and perfect choice of sweetener for babies and young kids. It retains almost all of the benefits of whole dates, and you can add it to baby food as a sweetener. 

You can mix with milk if your child is above one year for an additional boost of energy. Also, you can add to cakes, biscuits or cookies for baking as a replacement for white sugar.

I’ve baked a multigrain banana cake and added dry dates powder from little moppet foods as a sweetener. I Loved the fresh sweet taste, though it is not as sweet as real sugar, but it well suited for baking. I am especially happy it is a natural sweetener
Where to buy natural Dried Dates Powder

Click Here To Buy: Natural Dried Dates Powder

Check out Little Moppet Toddler Foods Review here

Would I recommend Little Moppet Foods

Yes, definitely! To all the parents of babies/toddlers. If you are a working parent or having a hard time making your own baby food at home due to household chores, cleaning, and laundry! Go ahead and buy it, feed your baby healthy.

Disclosure

Little Moppet Foods have sent their products for an honest review. I was not encouraged or compensated to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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Home Remedies for Indigestion in Babies and Kids – When it comes to childcare, even a mother of many kids feels like a new mother. Such is the responsibility that a mother has for her child each time a new one is born. In particular, being insistent on your baby’s digestive health is normal if you become a new parent.

That’s why it is a common sight to see mothers struggling to change diapers of their newborns, especially if they are frequently facing digestion issues. It is but natural for a mother like you who are reading this to worry about your little one’s welfare constantly. Read on through some of the usual digestion problems faced by your child and get to know how to solve them with some effective yet simple home remedies.

What is indigestion?

Indigestion is an uncomfortable feeling in the abdomen that usually arises after a meal. Clinically termed as dyspepsia, indigestion in itself is not a disease but rather the effect of a wrong diet.

Causes of indigestion in Babies and Kids

Babies do struggle with digestion difficulties often as the esophageal sphincter is still developing in babies. It is one of the main reasons why growing babies experience digestion difficulties. It even leads to acid reflux in babies.

Often indigestion may or may not be followed by a burning sensation such as heartburn. It is because of the stomach acids that make their way upwards. Nearly 50% of infants under four months experience heartburn symptoms which for most of them will get resolved before they reach 12 months. Only a small percentage of kids will continue to have indigestion into their school years.

Indigestion in kids can be caused due to a variety of reasons. However, in many cases, there are no underlying severe diseases as most of them are due to common reasons such as:

  • The delicate and immature digestive system of babies
  • Insufficient sleep
  • Being overweight
  • Eating and drinking too fast, or run around while they eat
  • Too much spicy and solid food, especially if the child cannot digest it
  • Excessive intake of carbonated drinks.
  • Exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Lactose intolerance

If what causes indigestion can be inferred, it’s very much essential to decipher its symptoms. Especially in babies and small kids, parents should be careful regarding the symptoms as they cannot express it themselves.

Signs and Symptoms of Indigestion in Babies

The following are the symptoms of indigestion in babies:

  • Aching of the back while feeding the baby
  • Unable to feed milk properly
  • Hiccups
  • General congestion
  • Breathing difficulties
Indigestion Symptoms in Kids

Indigestion symptoms in toddlers and older kids include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain in the upper or middle abdomen
  • Burning sensation in the chest area or upper abdomen
  • Unable to eat because of feeling full
  • Constant hiccups and burps
  • Coughing frequently
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
WHEN TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE DOCTOR:

Indigestion in babies and kids must be treated at an earlier time. If left untreated, it can worsen which leads to dehydration and low weight. If you find any of the following symptoms in infants and kids, Make an appointment immediately if

  • The child has anemia or iron deficiency
  • Vomiting after every meal
  • Difficulty swallowing food
  • Blood in the vomit or stool
  • Sweating more than usual
  • losing weight with poor appetite

Home Remedies for Indigestion in Babies and Kids - Causes, Symptoms and Remedies - YouTube

Home Remedies/Little Hacks to Treat Indigestion in Babies (0 to 12 Months)

Try these home remedies or hacks if your baby suffers from indigestion.

1. Feed Breast milk

Till your baby becomes six months old, try to feed your baby with breast milk. Solid foods are better fed once they cross six months up to two years along with your child with breast milk. Breast milk plays a vital role in the digestive health of your baby.

2. Hold them upright

If you have a fussy baby who refuses to settle down, holding them upright will help. Experts recommend to hold your baby for 30 minutes post feeding them and if possible even let them sleep in that position.

3. Burp the baby

It is one of the best ways to help treat a baby’s indigestion. Just burp him/her correctly. It is recommended after every couple of minutes of feeding to help the milk ‘settle’ and to relieve your child of any excess air. Even though it is normal that newborns spit up as they burp, the baby can be left to decide if they need further feeding or not.

4. Massage your Baby

Baby massage helps to ease many digestion problems in toddlers. Begin massaging your baby around the belly button and move your hands downwards, clockwise. Likewise, massage baby’s legs too in a balanced manner.

Home Remedies/Little Hacks to Treat Indigestion in Babies (1 Year+ and older kids)

The combination of the above simple remedies will be beneficial to help cure indigestion problems in kids.

1. Feed a glass of Milk

In several cases, just a glass of milk can do the trick to get rid of at least milder indigestion. It’s better to give your baby a glass of chilled cow’s milk even if they are above 1 yr in age though they should not be lactose intolerant.

2. Resort to Cumin water and Ajwain Water

Whenever tummy trouble arises in small children, certain parents resort to gripe water which is not a bad practice after all. Instead, its best to opt for homemade cumin water or ajwain water which is every grandmother’s favorite and safe home remedy to get instant relief and cure indigestion symptoms! 

3. Mix yogurt with Distilled water (a.k.a Buttermilk )

All you need is a few teaspoons of diluted yogurt coupled with distilled water and feed this combo to your child. It works because fermented dairy products like yogurt were found to relieve the symptoms of digestive issues in infants.

4. cinnamon

Cinnamon helps to prevent and cures indigestion and heartburn. Take a glass of water and add one teaspoon of powdered cinnamon and offer this drink to your child after a meal.

5. Amla / Indian Gooseberry 

Amla or Indian gooseberry juice can also help aid digestion and ease an irritated stomach as it is rich in fiber and also stimulates digestive juices.

6. Feed your Kids High-Fiber Foods

Fiber is good for health, yet it’s essential to know how much high-fiber foods for your kids is necessary. Most dieticians consider food that has at least 3-5 grams of fiber per serving as fiber-rich food. It is essential to feed your little ones the most kid-friendly fiber-rich foods with 19g of fiber for ages of 1-3 and 25g of fiber for ages 4-8 daily to help improve their digestion. Fruits like papaya, pineapple, orange, berries, and banana are also a great source of fiber which helps to digest the food faster.

How to prevent Indigestion in Kids

Here are some more tips to add for preventing indigestion in kids:

  • Always allow kids to have small, regular meals instead of large meals
  • Ensure that the last meal in a day is at least 2-3 hrs before going to bed
  • Let your child rest post meals or do some mild activities
  • Always avoid junk/oily food for your child along with carbonated drinks
  • Don’t let them eat too much chocolate
  • Train kids to eat slowly in front of a dining table
  • Make your toddler sit down and eat at the same time chewing their food properly.

Indigestion is a common ailment that most kids face yet have a harder time dealing with it!  It’s quite likely that these tips work leaving your child happy and smiling in a flash.

Important Note:
  • The information provided here are guidelines and doesn’t replace medical advice. Kindly seek doctors to help if symptoms persist for more than three days.
  • Every child is different and what works for one may not work for others. The above-stated home remedies have no side effects so you can try them one at a time and see which works best for your kid.
  • I recommend using only organic ingredients for preparing these home remedies. Make sure you have introduced each ingredient separately and checked for allergies.

Author Bio:

Emylee is a wellness lifestyle writer. She loves sharing her thoughts and personal experiences related to natural remedies, yoga, and fitness through her writing. Emylee currently writes for How To Cure. She can connect with others experiencing health concerns and help them through their recovery journeys through natural remedies.

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Traveling can be stressful for yourself. When you add children to the mix, it can be downright exhausting. But with the right planning and preparation, you can make your trip an enjoyable one for the whole family. Here are four ways you can do just that.

1. Pack Well

Before packing, consider making a checklist of items you likely need to be readily accessible. Spare clothes are a must in case of unfortunate accidents, as are pain relievers and fever reducers. Chewing gum could be an excellent addition to help little ones deal with any stress during a flight or car ride. Toys or drawing tools may also prove useful, as well as any comfort possessions like a blanket or stuffed animal.

When it comes to the essentials, always pack more than you think is needed. You never know if you might unexpectedly run out of diapers, snacks, or sanitizing wipes. Packing could be a family event, if your children are old enough, that could ease the stress of organizing your family’s stuff. If you are comfortable, you could even have them take their carry-on, one that is more focused on their specific needs, or at least a small backpack.

2. Have Entertainment on Hand

If you have ever traveled anywhere with little ones, you already know the value of distractions. It’s easy for kids to get stressed or restless on long journeys, especially when in a confined space. It can be the case when onboard tightly packed planes.

If you have very young children, you might bring along a few toys or coloring books. Older kids may benefit from the use of technology to keep them occupied. Fill a tablet with some educational apps, like puzzle games, that could be used offline, and consider downloading a few movies and television programs.

3. Keep Everyone Healthy

Visiting new places brings with it the potential for illness. That’s not good for your little ones or you, let alone your travel plans. Airports and airplanes alone can be full of germs that children can easily acquire. Give yourself a dose of protection by disinfecting toys and pretty much anything that your kids come into contact with. Have wipes easily accessible so that you can react quickly.

Before traveling, consult with your medical practitioner to see what precautions you should take for common afflictions like motion sickness and sunburn. Also, research what issues might be encountered in the areas you are visiting so that you can stock up on what’s needed to protect the whole family. Look toward non-liquid medications that you can comfortably fit into a carry-on. Give your family the tools to deal with anything that might arise on your vacation.

4. Maintain Routines

Children thrive on stability and consistency. It keeps them focused and in a good mood. It can be especially welcome if you are embarking on a long flight or road trip. Try to stick to the routines that your family is accustomed to when possible. Maintain a regular schedule for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and bring snacks for your little ones to enjoy. While taking a trip is exciting, don’t let the enthusiasm eat into their normal sleep patterns.

Likewise, encourage them to get up at the times that they would at home. If you are visiting another country, they may have a culture of late-night dining. It’s fun to experience different lifestyles, but minimize anything that could keep the family up into the early hours. Parents contributor Erica Webb recommends booking overnight flights to increase the chances of your kids sleeping on the plane. With contented, refreshed little ones, there may be less of a chance of anyone throwing a tantrum.

Take care to keep everyone healthy during your travels. If you maintain a familiar routine and make sure you pack smart, your whole family can have a fun time. Traveling, after all, should be about creating new experiences and having a blast.

Author bio:

Julia Merrill is on a mission. She wants to use the information to close the gap between medical providers and their patients. She started BefriendYourDoc.org to do just that.

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Sabudana porridge for diarrhea in babies and toddlers- energy boosting porridge recipe made with Sabudana/sago/javvarisi, curd, and cumin seeds. I have already shared a sabudana porridge recipe for babies, but this sabudana porridge is another version with curd and cumin seeds. This sabudana porridge controls diarrhea in babies and toddlers quickly.

Sabudhana or sago is full of scratch; it’s very easy to digest and low residue food too. Also, it gives instant energy and hence best to offer during diarrhea or loose motion in babies. You can also strain the sabudana pearls after cooking and feed the water alone to your baby. But adding curd and blending the porridge makes it tastier!

Here is how to make sabudana porridge recipe for loose motion in babies and toddlers.

Sabudana Porridge for diarrhea in Babies and Toddlers |Sago Porridge
 
Prep time
4 hours
Cook time
15 mins
Total time
4 hours 15 mins
 
Sabudana Porridge for diarrhea - easy porridge recipe made with sago or sabudana, curd, and cumin seeds. The best remedy for loose motion in babies and kids
Author: Kalyani
Recipe type: Baby Food
Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
  • Sabudana/Sago - ¼ cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Curd/ Yogurt - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - ¼ tsp
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak sabudana in water overnight or at least 4 hours. After soaking, take a pressure cooker and transfer the soaked sabudana after draining the water.
  2. Then add ¼ tsp of cumin seeds and 1 cup of water.
  3. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and pressure cook it for two whistles in medium flame. Open the cooker once pressure released.
  4. Transfer the cooked sabudana mix to a blender. Then add 1 tbsp of curd/yogurt and required salt. Skip salt for babies below one year.
  5. Grind it to a smooth paste. The porridge is a bit watery after grinding, but it will thicken a lot over time. Pour the sabudana porridge to a serving bowl.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2
3.5.3226

Here is the video of how to make sabudana porridge for diarrhea in babies and kids

Sabudana Porridge for loose motion in Babies and Toddlers | Javvarisi Kanji for Diarrhea - YouTube

Method:
1. Wash and soak sabudana in water overnight or at least 4 hours. After soaking, take a pressure cooker and transfer the soaked sabudana after draining the water.
2. Then add 1/4 tsp of cumin seeds and 1 cup of water.
3. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and pressure cook it for two whistles in medium flame. Open the cooker once pressure released.
4.  Transfer the cooked sabudana mix to a blender. Then add 1 tbsp of curd/yogurt and required salt. Skip salt for babies below one year.
5. Grind it to a smooth paste. The porridge is a bit watery after grinding, but it will thicken a lot over time. Pour the sabudana porridge to a serving bowl.
Sabudana porridge is ready!
Notes :
  • The porridge is a bit watery after grinding, but it will thicken a lot over time
  • You can adjust the porridge consistency with boiled cool water or curd or buttermilk if it is too thick over time.
  • You can also strain the sabudana after pressure cooking and feed the water alone.

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Barley Khichdi/ Jau Khichdi: Easy and quick lunch/dinner recipe for babies and toddlers made with barley and moong dal/split green gram. Barley is known for its health benefits, and it should be a part of baby’s diet to ensure proper growth and development.

This barley khichdi is one of the easiest ways to include barley in babies menu and its ideal for babies from 6 months after introducing barley, and moong dal separately.

Check out other barley recipes for babies and toddlers:

Here is how to make an easy barley khichdi recipe for babies and toddlers.

Barley Khichdi Recipe for Babies & Toddlers
 
Prep time
4 hours
Cook time
15 mins
Total time
4 hours 15 mins
 
Barley Khichdi - A quick lunch made with barley and moong dal. Nutritious food for babies and toddlers.
Author: Kalyani
Recipe type: Baby Food
Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
  • Barley - ¼ cup
  • Yellow Moong Dal - 3 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Turmeric Powder - ⅛ Tsp
  • water - 1 cup
  • Ghee- 1 Tsp
Instructions
  1. Wash barley and soak it in water overnight or at least 4 hours. Then in a pressure cooker add a tsp of ghee. Let it melt.
  2. Then add cumin seeds and let it splutter. Now add the soaked barley after draining the water.
  3. Now add washed moong dal and turmeric powder.
  4. Add one cup of water and mix well. Then add salt (for babies above one year).
  5. Close the lid of pressure cooker and cook everything in a medium flame for three to four whistles. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker.
  6. Mash it well with a masher until soft. You can also grind in the blender if you prefer.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2
3.5.3226

Here is the video of how to make barley khichdi for baby and Toddlers

Barley Moong Dal Khichdi | 6 months+ Baby Food - YouTube

Method :
1. Wash barley and soak it in water overnight or at least 4 hours. Then in a pressure cooker add a tsp of ghee. Let it melt.
2. Then add cumin seeds and let it splutter. Now add the soaked barley after draining the water.
3. Now add washed moong dal and turmeric powder.
4. Add one cup of water and mix well. Then add salt (for babies above one year).
5. Close the lid of pressure cooker and cook everything in a medium flame for three to four whistles. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker.
6. Mash it well with a masher until soft. You can also grind in the blender if you prefer.

Easy and quick barley khichdi is ready!

Notes :
  • You can alter the ratio of barley and moong dal as per your preference.
  • Soaking the barley is very important, don’t skip it.
  • Always serve barley khichdi warm. Otherwise, it will become dry.
  • I used pearl barley to prepare this khichdi.
  • Skip salt for babies below one year.
  • Adjust water quantity according to the consistency your baby prefers.
  • Make sure to introduce everything separately before you try this khichdi.
  • Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.

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Egg Puree is a smooth protein-rich puree with eggs. Eggs are rich in protein, minerals and amino acids which should be a part of the baby’s healthy diet to support growth and development. Check more information about introducing eggs to babies here.

This egg puree is ideal for babies from 7 months. Make this egg puree for your baby with egg yolk first and then move to the whole egg. Some babies may not like the bland taste of this egg puree, so it’s wise to add this to baby’s khichdi, cereals or fruit purees. Check out the notes section at the end of the post for more variations to this egg puree recipe.

Now Let’s check how to make this egg puree recipe for babies.

Egg Puree Recipe for Babies
 
Prep time
5 mins
Cook time
10 mins
Total time
15 mins
 
Egg Puree - Nutritious protein rich puree with eggs
Author: Kalyani
Recipe type: Baby Food
Cuisine: World
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Hard-boiled Eggs - 2
  • Breast milk/ Formula milk/boiled, cooled water - ¼ cup
  • Palm sugar - ½ tsp (optional)
Instructions
  1. Boil the eggs for 10-12 minutes until its thoroughly cooked. Crack the eggs and cut them into pieces. Keep the breastmilk/ formula milk ready.
  2. In a blender, take the hard-boiled, sliced eggs and add palm sugar (optional). Add milk little by little at a time and grind it to a suitable consistency.
  3. Grind it to a smooth puree without any chunks.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1
3.5.3226

Here is the video of how to make egg puree for babies
Egg Puree Recipe for Babies | Egg recipes for baby - YouTube
Method :
1. Boil the eggs for 10-12 minutes until its thoroughly cooked. Crack the eggs and cut them into pieces. Keep the breastmilk/ formula milk ready.
2. In a blender, take the hard-boiled, sliced eggs and add palm sugar (optional). Add milk little by little at a time and grind it to a suitable consistency.
3. Grind it to a smooth puree without any chunks.
Healthy egg puree is ready.
Notes :
  • You could mix this egg puree to baby’s cereals, khichdi, yogurt, applesauce or your choice of fruit puree
    to make a wholesome meal.
  • You can also even use boiled water instead of Breast milk or formula milk.
  • If your baby doesn’t like the bland taste of egg puree, add half a pinch of black pepper powder or cinnamon powder or coriander leaves.
  • Add milk little by little at a time and grind it to a suitable consistency.
  • Make sure to cook the eggs thoroughly.
  • Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.

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Vegetable Oats Porridge is an easy, quick, one pot savory porridge for babies and toddlers made with a pressure cooker. This vegetable oats porridge is the best alternative for fruits oats porridge when your baby is bored of it. It is effortless to make, only chopping the veggies takes time, and if that’s ready, this porridge can be done in a jiffy.

This vegetable oats porridge is wholesome and filling that it can be given to babies to abies from 8 months as breakfast or even lunch. You can use any vegetables of your choice to make this healthy porridge! Do try and let me know how your baby likes it!

Here is how to make easy oats vegetable porridge recipe for babies, toddlers, and kids.
Oats Vegetable Porridge Recipe for Babies, Toddlers, and Kids
 
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
10 mins
Total time
20 mins
 
Oats Vegetable porridge - A quick comforting made with oats and vegetables. Nutritious food for babies and kids.
Author: Kalyani
Recipe type: Porridge
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Oats - ½ cup
  • Cumin seeds/Cumin powder -1/8 tsp
  • Garlic - 2-3 small cloves
  • Vegetables* - ¾ cup chopped
  • Water - 1.5 cups
  • Formula Milk/Cows Milk/Coconut Milk - ¼ cup (optional)
  • Salt - as required
  • Ghee - 1 Tsp
* I used ¾ cup of chopped carrots, potato, and green peas. you can add beans, cauliflower/broccoli florets, etc
    Instructions
    1. Wash and Chop all vegetables into bite size pieces. Set aside. Add ½ cup of oats in a pressure cooker. Dry roast it until nice aroma comes. Then add cubed potatoes.
    2. Add green peas followed by chopped carrots.
    3. Add garlic and cumin seeds.
    4. Then add required water and salt as needed. Skip salt for babies below one year.
    5. Add in a tsp of ghee at this stage. Then close the lid of pressure cooker and cook everything in a medium flame for two whistles.
    6. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and mash the porridge with a masher slowly. You can also blend the porridge using a blender/mixer instead of mashing it. If the porridge is too thick add prepared formula milk or coconut milk or boiled cows milk. Don't use cows milk for babies below one year.
    7. Mix well and serve the oats vegetable porridge warm!
    Nutrition Information
    Serving size: 2
    3.5.3226

    Here is the video of how to make oats vegetable porridge for baby

    Vegetable oats porridge for Babies and Toddlers - YouTube

    Method:
    1. Wash and Chop all vegetables into bite size pieces. Set aside. Add 1/2 cup of oats in a pressure cooker. Dry roast it until nice aroma comes. Then add cubed potatoes.
    2. Add green peas followed by chopped carrots.
    3. Add garlic and cumin seeds.
    4. Then add required water and salt as needed. Skip salt for babies below one year.
    5. Add in a tsp of ghee at this stage.  Then close the lid of pressure cooker and cook everything in a medium flame for two whistles.
    6. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and mash the porridge with a masher slowly. You can also blend the porridge using a blender/mixer instead of mashing it. If the porridge is too thick add prepared formula milk or coconut milk or boiled cows milk. Don’t use cows milk for babies below one year.
    7. Mix well and serve the oats vegetable porridge warm!
    Oats Vegetable Porridge is ready!
     
     Notes :
    • Adding milk to this porridge is optional. But it enhances the taste.
    • You can use any seasonal vegetable of your choice.
    • Make sure to introduce oats and each vegetable separately to0 your baby before you try this porridge.
    • Any oats can be used to prepare this porridge. Get more information about introducing and selecting oats to baby here.
    • Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.

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