NEW DELHI: Parenting is a crucial responsibility that entails bringing up a child mentally, physically, and socially in the best possible way. It is a difficult task for both parents as well as single parents.
Rekha Babu, Co-founder and CEO, Soothika has described various ways Ayurveda can be incorporated in the task of parenting. It can improve the parents’ lifestyles which their children grow on to emulate, and can also help them to be calm and peaceful which is an ideal parenting trait.
Beginning with infancy, when the child needs breastfeeding, Ayurveda comes into play for the mothers. It is the infant’s first food up to six months, and the sole source of boosting their immunity; breastfeeding also strengthens the mother-child bond. For mothers who feel they cannot generate sufficient milk, and want to improve lactation, herbal drugs can be used in different forms to feed the child.
Teething is the second crucial stage of a child’s life. In preparartion for solid foods, children are given purees of vegetables and pulses, which have high nutritive value. Foods having vitamin D and calcium are recommended during this stage. Some natural remedies to soothe teething can be practised too, such…
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