Mamaearth Bye-Bye Blemishes Under Eye cream Review

April & May are the most perilious months for all the skin types that exist in our country. Oily,Dry,sensitive,normal and most important Mom’s skin. Yes, Mom skin is the new skin type that I have discovered since I became Mom. This type of skin looks always tired,pale,dull,dark circles,uneven skintone Today I am going to tell you about one such cream which is made to look after such sensitive skin

About the brand:

A startup By the parents For the parents which exists to solve seemingly little problems of young parents by providing certified toxin free, international standard products under the First MadeSafe Certified brand in Asia.The love for their baby made them paranoid about the choices they wanted to make,everything had to be right as they planned on having only one child. Due to lack of regulations,what they found was the products available in Indian market were not safe. Product were carrying cancer causing carcinogenic ingredients. Also there was no brand in India that provided 100% toxin free products & there came the existence of the brand, so that good,chemical free, naturally made baby care products should be made available to all parents across the country.

After successfull acquiring baby products market,they have ventured into range of skin & hair products for moms & moms-to-be,out of which under eye cream I am discussing with you all today.

What I liked about the Product:

It is the 2nd product after c3 mask from Mamaearth that I have used on my face & as expected is very effective. The cream is very light in texture and doesnot give oily look after application. One can use it very easily as any other cream,pumping some on the palm & applying evenly on neck & face.

The cream is made up of all naturally available ingredients like organic daisy flower extract which is helpful for brightening skin and also prevents in hyperpigmentation. Other ingredient which is present in the cream is Mulberry extract which is known for improving the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. Vitamin C is known as natural bleaching agent which we have been using from many years in traditional home-made face masks

Availability:

The cream is easily available at all leading e-commerce websites. It is available on mamaearth’s website,you can buy it from here. Also available at Nykaa.com & Amazon.in

Packaging:

Trust me,it is the best packaging any mom would love to have the cream into. It comes in bottle that has a pump on the top,so that you can use just one hand to apply the cream while the other can look after baby(personal experience)

Price:

The bottle comes in 50ml volume priced at 599INR. The price for the quantity is justified as the cream texture is so good that you need very little amount for daily usage.It can easily last for good time

My Recommendation:

I always recommend those products which entrust results. I have been using the cream since a month and can see noticeable changes on my face. Skin is brighter than earlier & yes that tired mom’s skin is shining too.

My Mom has been using it since 15days and she is in love with the product. It is very difficult to convince her to try out something new. She liked the packaging & gave it a try. Face cream won this time.

Use it as adviced on the pack,twice a day for best results.

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Fig-O-Honey Pocket Diaper Review

Diapers are second best friend that a new Mom has in her life(To read about first best friends click here). Diapers give her mind a little break from constant worry and stress how to keep her baby’s bottoms dry. In all the chaos of looking after a baby and giving him/her the best of everything, we mothers end up neglecting the most important part of our baby’s body i.e the baby’s bottom’s and without giving much thoughts, we put them into disposable diapers which are made up of non-degradable materials along with chemicals which cause harm not to the environment but to your baby’s bum too and that is why they end up getting rashes. Lets discuss about my journey to cloth diapering in detail in another post and discuss about the pocket cloth diaper that I recently got a chance to review Fig-o-honey pocket diapers. And I am very much impressed with the results.

I was sent three pocket diapers with very attractive design and colour along with a dry/wet bag.

Diaper Specification:

  • One size diaper that fit to babies from 3 months to 3 years(4.5 kg to 15 kg)
  • includes pocket in which we can insert the absorbent
  • the outer layer of the diaper is PUL which prevents in spilling
  • the inner layer is made up of micro-suede which is known for its great absorbing properties.
  • three rise snaps that can be adjusted according to baby’s weight and comfort

Prepping:

I soaked the diapers in cloth diaper friendly detergent(used rustic art here) in warm water and washed them in machine with one extra cycle to put off all the detergent that it absorbs while soaking.

You can use any detergent to wash cloth diapers just make sure you wash the detergent properly so that it does not hamper its performance

Fit:

The fit is perfect for my medium built 15 month old. I use the 2nd rise snap fitting. It does look bulky even after wearing pants or denims

Performance:

After prepping the diapers for two times, i used them for 2 hours at a stretch. This time was complete play time that included dancing, running, jumping, climbing and did not notice any leaks or spills which is very good for a pocket diaper to survive for this long after just two washes. And now with over 2 months of usage and many washes the diapers lasted for 3.5 hours maximum time which gets a big thumbs up as I have a heavy wetter baby

Best thing about the diapers:

Fig-o-honey has a huge range of print variants to choose from, very bright and colourful that makes cloth diapering more exciting.

The diapers are very reasonably priced and are available on their website(you can buy them from here)and also on amazon.in. There are also value packs for you to choose from which suits your needs and requirements

Suggestion:

There should be a snap button to attach the insert inside the pocket, it will help in the insert to last little longer.

The Wet bag:

It has a very cute and attractive emoji prints on it. I personally haven’t used the wet bag but its my husband’s on the go bag. He being a footballer uses it to store his soiled stockings, jerseys and shorts. The bag carries the stench for a good time, sometimes mud and water too. It does not allows the smell or the liquid to leak. So here the wet bag and the pocket diapers both are performers

My Recommendation:

I give 4.5/5 rating to Fig-o-honey diapers. 

 

Mamaearth Baby Wipes Review

Hey people, hope you are all doing good. Today I am going to discuss about the first best friends in a new Mom’s life, baby wipes. Yes, Baby wipes is one such innovative product that can be used to wipe clean not only baby’s hands and face but also the bottoms. Now there are certain baby wipes in the market that recommend to use it either on body or bums. Some claim to be safe to be used on both. But I fail to understand how can a same product be safe for one part of the body and not on the other part?

Baby wipes are convenient products which are used many times in a day on baby’s sensitive and delicate skin but the baby wipes that are present in the market now are mostly made up of polyester which is not only marked  unsafe to be used on baby’s skin but also a non bio-degradable material and takes hundreds of years to get completely decompose. Chemicals have become a part of our life, they are present almost everywhere including baby products. If you’re like me, who have decided to make the commitment to stick to natural, non-toxic baby products as much as possible then Mamaearth Baby wipes is your thing. Mamaearth wipes is the India’s 1st Organic Bamboo based wipes.

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About the Brand:

A startup By the parents For the parents which exists to solve seemingly little problems of young parents by providing certified toxin free, international standard products under the First MadeSafe Certified brand in Asia. The love for their baby made them paranoid about the choices they wanted to make for him, everything had to be right as they planned on having only one child.Due to lack of any regulations most products across categories available in India for babies were not safe. Some personal care products from prestigious brands had toxins which could be carcinogenic for their baby. Further they figured no other brand made in India provides 100% toxin free guarantee and had to order products from US & UK at steep costs. And there came the existence of the brand, so that good,chemical free, naturally made baby care products should be made available to all parents across the country.

What I liked:

One can feel the difference in the texture the moment we start using it. As the brand name says, the wipes are completely natural and made up of organic bamboo cloth which is safe to be used on all baby body parts. It is made of without bleach and does not contain any parabens or other synthetic ingredients, everything used in the product is all natural. The wipes have very citric soothing fragrance which is another indication that it is made up of non-processed naturally available ingredients.Some facts of bamboo fibers that I know are:

  • Bamboo is one of the most sustainable fibers on earth
  • Bamboo cloth is eco-friendly, requires no chemical and very little water to grow
  • Bamboo is 100% natural and biodegradable
  • Almond oil, shea butter, aloe vera and Vitamin E all are known for their moisturising properties.

 

Packaging:

The packaging is the best one that I have used so far. It is sturdy and can fit into the diaper bag easily. The wipes pack has been provided a flip lid lock that makes pulling out wipes easy and also prevents it from drying out

Price:

Pried at 249 INR for a pack of 72 wipes is a very good deal. If you are looking for a safe product for your baby then it is a very minuscule amount.

Availability:

Right now, the wipes are available on the brands website (www.mamaearth.in) and http://www.firstcry.com.

My Recommendations:

I give Mamaearth wipes 5/5 because if you are looking for

  • non-toxic products that are natural and nourishing and also will make your little one’s skin healthier.
  • biodegradable and are equally good for new born’s sensitive skin too
  • A company that specializes in manufacturing products that are based on views taken from a panel which comprises only Moms.

For good natural and safe baby wipes, Mamaearth’s are the best.

 

 

How Motherhood has “CHANGED” Me……

I like writing,its one of the most beautiful way to express oneself but I was missing in action from my blog for a brief period coz my duty as a mother who is raising a Mini tornado needs her attention 24*7,my baby is achieving new milestones with every passing day. Yesterday he was running behind butterflies in the park and today he wanted to answer the door….oh no, see I started flattering about my kid again.This is how motherhood has changed me,even at a minuscule chance I start praising all my baby’s up’s & down’s I would say Motherhood has not changed me, it has transformed me in an altogether different person that I once used to be. Motherhood has taken over an almost perfectionist personality of mine.

# I used to hate to see my wardrobe disarranged, it used to be well stacked just like data in a data structure. But since Motherhood happened,  I need to dive in the sea of clothes to find a t shirt that will go with my pyjama’s but my baby’s side is neatly arranged. There is no chance that you will disturb the full pants while pulling out the footsie’s.

# I was never interested in that part of the house from where we get food, yes I am talking about Kitchen. And I don’t even carry great culinary skills. But cooking new,colorful and healthy food items for my son is my favourite hobby these days, which my little man royally refuses to eat. But frankly speaking I don’t ever feel bad that he refuses to eat the stuff I made because next day I am all prepped to bring on the new item and pass it on to husband dearest when baby dearest does not approve of it. With my absolutely accommodating cooking skills,its becomes a win-win situation for me either as a Mother or as a wife

# From being a very passionate career-oriented girl to now a Stay-At-Home-Mother, this has been the biggest transformation ever happened within me. It sometimes does breaks my heart to see the World running ahead but hello I am a Mother and no job in the World beats that designation.

# Once you are a Mother, there is no way to feel bedraggled or scummy or dirty. You have poop smeared hands number of times in a day. Your those once, well manicured hands are now holding your baby’s puke so that it does not spoil his clothes. My clothes,who cares as far as my kid’s clothes are stain & stink free

#I am a self proclaimed Mom research analyst. I am always ready with examples to co-relate science with baby related things, be it cloth diapering or baby wearing or weaning.

#Motherhood has enhanced my senses too specifically nose & ears. I can smell poop from rooms across and his cries from floors apart

# There is zero scope to be selfish in this world of motherhood.You get the superpower of holding your pee for hours after being a mother as every second is important. Everything happens in a blink of an eye whether it is a milestone or a mishap and being a mommy you cannot afford to miss any of it.

#Motherhood has also made me very brave. Brave enough to nurture a tiny being into a good human. Taking brave decisions to be by my son’s side 24*7.

I don’t want to miss all those first’s first that my son is going to do in his life. I want to be with him when his eyes look for the safest place to rely on. I want to reach to him,console when he falls and push him to attempt that step again. I want to be close to him when his arms are crying for his “Mu-umma’s” hug. I want to be present for him for the time when I AM THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN HIS LIFE. I love spending time in kitchen cooking for him. I love folding my little man’s laundry. Oh, and I am the spookiest one when he does not poo or pee on time. Running behind him is my favourite-st thing right now. I don’t care if I have not combed for a week or taking baths in evening. Watching movies or catching some drama’s on drama fever seems like a blurred vision. I am as fresh as a daisy even if my son has kept me up till mid-night, slapped and kicked to wake me up early in the morning.

I had mentioned in my earlier post that another name for Motherhood is madness(you can read it here) and I have been living in this madness since fifteen months and have enjoyed every span of second spent in this magical world. Motherhood is a feeling which cannot be described in few words but can be felt within.

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This post is a part of the blog train- 2 started by Pooja Kawatra of Mums & Babies where she has brought together mothers from across the globe. Do read her blog post on How Motherhood has changed me – http://www.themumsandbabies.com/2017/09/how-motherhood-has-changed-me/ and more on the blog train here.

I want to thank Hajra Afreen for introducing me, read how Motherhood changed her,here

Hop over to the lovely Gayathri’s page who is  a software engineer turned FTM to two adorable girls! Loves staying connected to nature! Believes in natural parenting, montessorri and just following the children.Believe in taking one stride a time and as the life leads to know about her journey, here

 

 

 

Baby Cutlery and its Importance

Hello People,

I hope all are doing great. Take care of yourself and your kids as monsoon brings lots of virals and infections with it along with rains.

Today I choose to write about baby cutlery. Even before I become a Mother I was always attracted to cute & attractive baby cutlery:spoons,sipper cups, bowls, tiffin boxes etc. I was thrilled to start solids to my baby so that I can buy all these cute things & went on a shopping spree too. Little did I know that all these important pieces of utensils that I am going to use to feed my baby are not safe as they look. Most of this cutlery is made of materials like plastic,melamine,silicon. I will take you on a mini information tour about the materials that go in making of this cutlery.

Plastics have been part of our daily life from a very long time..Unfortunately it does not mean that it is safe or responsible. Plastic is made with  poly carbonate which contains BPA. BPA stands for bis phenol A. Its an industrial chemical that can be used to make certain plastics.Poly carbonate plastics are used in making containers that store food,beverages like water bottles. Now, some research claim that BPA can seep into food or beverages from containers that are made with BPA. Prolonged exposure to BPA have ill effects on the working functions of the brain, behaviour & prostate gland of fetuses and to kids and infants.

Melamine is hard plastic. It was designed in such a way that it can stand the rigid use of everyday life. That is the reason why most restaurants these days have replaced their porcelain cutlery with melamine. Though melamine is labeled safe but it again comes with the limitation that the food that goes into this cutlery should not be heated more than 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Silicon is considered another substitution for plastic. Most of the baby products these days are made up of silicon like pacifiers, baby bottle nipples, teething toys, freezer trays, storage jars/containers,spoons etc. It is one such material that the babies suck for a long period of time. Silicon is a chemical element found in  most abundant in earth’s crust. It is the same thing that is used for making computer components, breast implants, menstrual cups. But there is no regulatory body that has labelled silicon as safe especially in putting it use for baby products. My personal opinion is,if silicon is put up for industrial use, there is no or very little chance for it to be considered safe for the baby.

All these materials listed above are carcinogenic. They carry cancer causing elements with them in more or less quantities. Also these materials are not biodegradable. They leave footprints on the surface of earth’s crust which takes million years to decompose. Plastic pollution is toxic to human. There are many ways that we can stop this pollution. There are solutions available in the market like glass, stainless steel, porcelain and wooden cutlery which is a new entrant in the market.Though glass and porcelain is almost no as an option but stainless steel and wooden utensils are the best to be put to use. They last long, high temperature does not effect these materials in anyway and most important they are absolute environment friendly.

I have a 11 month old baby boy who has never used any bottle to be fed milk. He drinks water from spoon and bowl no sipper cup put to use here. Yes, we used our share of temperature controlled silicon spoons and melamine bowls to wean off but moved to stainless steel in no time. I want to tell all Mothers that you can survive without using all these stuff because I did and give your baby a safe and environment friendly World to live in

PS: All the information above is picked up from google. I am no scientist.

 

 

Softsens Baby Care Products Review

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Hello All Amazing Mums out there, I am really excited about writing on one of my most favourite topic- Baby Bath & Skin care products. As a new Mother, the very first few things I researched about was skin care products and its ideal attributes for babies. Today I will be discussing SOFTSENSwhich has a complete baby care collection.

I was sent a beautiful box with the complete range of products that included Baby wash, baby shampoo, baby lotion, baby cream, baby powder, baby soap, Baby oil and baby wipes. I have been using all of these products for a month and here are my views on the same

  1. Baby Wash– Comes with a tear-free formulation which does not hurt baby’s eyes. It’s hypoallergenic and paraben-free. After using it, I can feel my baby’s skin two times softer than earlier.
  2. Baby Shampoo– This shampoo is the first shampoo that I have ever used on my baby’s hair, and his hair is silkier than ever. The best part is that its Aqua based formula in the shampoo helps in cleaning baby’s scalp with small quantity application
  3. Baby Lotion– The Softsens baby lotion comes with a non-greasy formula which spreads evenly without much effort. The natural milk cream and Shea butter help in hydrating the baby’s skin. The lotion also contains plant based natural oils which can be felt in the texture while applying it on baby’s skin.
  4. Baby Cream– The baby cream is as soft as butter, and It contains orange oil which is best known for its anti-bacterial properties.
  5. Baby Powder– The texture of the powder is very smooth. It comes with antiseptic properties that protect the baby’s delicate skin from prickly heat, making baby feel fresh and happy.
  6. Baby Soap– The shape of the bar is best suitable for the grip and makes the usage easy. On its application, the milk bar feels like creamy milk over my baby’s body.
  7. Baby Massage Oil– Baby oil is very light and comes with a soothing formulation which nourishes, hydrates and moisturises baby’s skin with every massage. These days massages have become the best Mommy-baby time in my day with Softsens baby oil.
  8. Baby Wipes– After using Softsens baby wipes, I feel my search for the best baby wipes is over. The wipes are infused with lotion and vitamin E and cooling Aloe Vera. These wipes are very versatile & can be used on the entire body.

I have listed below some of the Pros & Cons of the products too which will make it easy for you all.

Pros:

  1. All the products are 100% safe and tested in Europe on par with international standards of safety.
  2. All the products are bio-degradable and hence possess no threat to Mother nature
  3. All the products are hypoallergenic
  4. Made from 100% natural products like pure vegetable oil and plant based ingredients
  5. Reasonable priced, the range will not burn a hole in your pocket to provide beautiful skin to your baby
  6. Very easily available at all leading e-commerce websites across India
  7. After using the products on baby, my baby’s skin emits a soothing fragrance which makes him feel good the entire day. Now, I have another reason to cuddle my baby.
  8. They have amazing offers and deals going on, on their website all the time.

Cons:

  1. The products get sold out at the speed of light so will have to be very fast while ordering one for your baby
  2. Right now, they are only into baby care, I would request them to come up with such awesome range of products for Mums as well

With all such amazing attributes of the products, it’s difficult to call one as a favorite product. Softsens Baby care range standstrue to its tag line,

                     “INSPIRED BY MOMS, DEVELOPED BY EXPERTS”

 

M for Motherhood..M for Madness

There are so many things that come along with Motherhood.Love,Patience, Strength,Caring,creativity,humor,generosity,affection,unselfishness,supportive,empathy,honesty,thoughtfulness,flexibility,commitment. These and some more adjectives very well Motherhood but no body added the most important word that defines Motherhood the best according to me “Madness”. See its easy, Motherhood can be described in so many different ways,words,feelings but when all the above mentioned things are put into one woman she becomes Mad. Yes, this is the phase of life through which I am going right now.

Since the day I got married, I was counseled to become a Mother. Though I did not fall prey to all such ears. I took my own luxury time to come to decision to become a Mother,after 3 years. The madness in bits started the time I conceived. I had to abandon my Job because I was not fit enough to manage pregnancy & job both at the same time, had to choose one. Whenever I used to go for an ultrasound test, a new problem was adding to my craziness.It must have hardly happened I went for an ultrasound and did not return home with a weepy face. Pregnancy induced thyroid, so I was on a strict diet along with medication. Then there was heartburn, cramps and so many problems. Whole pregnancy I was sleeping on left side of my body as the Gynecologist suggested it helps in good blood circulation towards the baby. I was dying to sleep on all sides but no just to keep my unborn safe, I slept left whole 9 months. My baby refused to come on the desired date,He arrived 3 days late than the expected time via a C-section delivery. Those 3 days seemed like 3 years to me as I was so desperate to get out of this whole pregnancy fiasco. Finally, I thought thats the end of my suffering. But I was so so wrong. My suffering as a Mother started after baby’s arrival. After baby I feel pregnancy was easier.

My baby who is 10 months old have been having problem with sleep since the day he arrived. I was told,babies start sleeping properly after 40 days. Till 40th day, every day & night I prayed for 40th day to arrive but on 41st day it was the same scene. Then they told its 3 months, babies take 3 months to come to a proper sleep schedule. 3 months came & went I was still awake at 3 o’clock at night singing or playing or feeding my owl. Then they said its 6 months, there was still no improvement at my end. Since then I have stopped thinking of peaceful sleep at night. Its been 10 months now..still no signs of improvement.

I am obsessed with baby poop.Poop color,poop time, poop consistency. I sound like a poop inspector these days. Phew, starting on solids has been a task.My baby has been trained by the Interpol to not to open his mouth come whatever may. He will just not open his mouth for anything that even closely smells or resembles food. Then forcefully pushing things into his mouth is my part of job and his expertise lies in throwing everything on my clothes and hands. Hurray, he wins most of the times.Feeling gross about something is a forgotten dream these days. Because I have been on a poop explosion & puke explosion cleaning spree since 10 months.

My hair are always tied in a high pony or bun. Because I do not remember when the comb and my hair met last time. These are just few things and I know many are on my way to this Madness journey of being a Mother.

I am a Mother who is standing on the edge of loosing her sanity.

But I am also a Mother who is loving this madness. I love to see that giggly face when I blow bubbles on his stomach. I love to blow hundreds & thousands of kisses everyday just because I love that part of mine more than anything else in the World. I love to carefully cut little nails from those chubby hands because I am scared of cutting him in the process. Giving baths to my water baby and making him play in water just because he loves so. I am fan of those little happy dances by the tiny feet done everyday. I don’t mind being a night watchman for my baby because I do not want him to be alone when he plays at that time. When I look at my baby’s face, I talk to myself “Why I took so much time to bring you in this World, what I could have done without you?” Such is my situation after becoming a Mother. I am happy & sad for same things that are happening in my life.

Are you in same phase of life right now? Please do let me know in the comments.

 

Left Hand Bias…Are you?

After becoming a Mother, the first and most important thing a new Mother craves for is to hold her baby. The moment the tiny squish is placed in Mother’s hand all she does is carrying her baby and irresistibly she puts her baby on her left shoulder to caress…happened in my case and happens mostly with 70-85 percent of new Mums across the Globe.If you see pictures of Mothers, celebrity Mums or Normal one’s like us(Now please read the complete article first and then go back to check the pictures :))one common thing is worth noticing in them is left side carrying either on the shoulders or on hips.


Well everyone should know the reason WHY women carry their babies to their left?

The phenomenon of carrying your baby on the left side is known as Left Hand Bias.Main reason for this still remains unknown but there are some theories that makes us relate to this left hand bias.When a Mother carries her baby on the left side, the right side of her brain lights up and with such hibernation in right side of her brains makes her to bond with her baby well. All we all know that right side of our brain controls the left side & vice-a-versa, which is known as Lateralisation in scientific terms. Not only Mothers but the same behavior is also observed in young girls, that they start carrying their dolls or even babies on their left side.Studies have also discovered that when a Mother carries her baby on left side,she is easily able to understand and interpret her baby’s needs & emotional cues.

Not only humans but some Mammals also exhibit same behavior(Strange Na!!!).

Now the question arises what about father’s carrying their baby?

Well, Father’s or Men do not feel any such intuition of carrying babies on the left side. Carrying baby on any side feels same for them. And Men complain that its a problem with Women Brain.

Vipassana(Meditation) in Pregnancy

Last June,same day I did something remarkable that I will remember for the rest of my life.I attended a 10 days long Vipassana(Meditation) course at Dhammagiri,an International Meditation Center which is in Igatpuri, a small hill station near Nashik in Central Railway.The location is easily accessible by road, just 2 hour drive from Mumbai.

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Vipassana..errr What??

What is Vipassana(Little info what actually the thing is)?

Vipassana in easy words means to see things as they are. It is also one of India’s most ancient techniques of Meditation. It was rediscovered by Gautama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills. Vipassana is a technique in which you train your mind & thoughts to be in your control. Buddha got enlightenment by meditating for a prolong time. What we are taught here as starters is to keep on observing our body. In the 10 day course you meditate 10-14 hours a day,8-10 hours for pregnant females(Yay!! for time relaxation).Mainly it starts from observing your breath and then the whole body. It seems very easy when I write but being a first time Vipassi(Meditator),it was very difficult to concentrate cause our mind is programmed to wander in unwanted thoughts when require them to be quite the most.One has to make Dhammagiri there home for the 10days(12 actually including the travel).First day which is usually used up for checking in, room allocation and last day is kept for Mangal Maitri, yes we can start speaking or talking(whatever you want to use) on this day and make friends of whose you were only staring faces for 10days.

My Experience(What I actually did):

My whole family is into Meditation from a very long time except me. I being the most bothersome kid never obeyed to parents and hence used to skip participating in such mind bothering practices. Once revoltingly Mom asked when are you going to do it and I wittingly answered “I will do it when I will be pregnant”. And finally the day arrived where there was no escape route and had to give up not obeying Mom and to go to attend the course.

 I was not confident of completing the course as it demanded complete aloof from the outside World. No cell phones, no television, No news paper and most important observing the course in complete silence not even hush-hushing with your roomie. 

It was a challenge in itself from me to myself to complete the full course. After reaching there,at the end of first day I gave a thought to myself, I had 10 whole days just for me.No distractions. To think of life,past..present..future and to the life I was making inside me.I had known(actually overheard) that doing Vipassana during pregnancy was something special and that it improved the connection between Mother & Child.Believe me, At the end of 10days,I actually started to feel my baby more and where exactly he was positioned in my tummy.Also the technique of controlling mind & body helped me to overcome my fear of giving birth of which I was petrified of since beginning.

Attention & Care:

The management at  pays special attention to Pregnant females.Ladies till 29th week of pregnancy can attend the course. Rooms with best location,closer to meditation hall & lunch halls are kept specially for pregnant and old Vipassi. Also a physician is available at the center 24*7 in case of any emergency. The food is served only one time in day i.e lunch,a simple vegetarian diet apart from breakfast which is served twice.But again pregnant females are provided with both lunch & dinner along with two times breakfast.

Conclusion:

So I would request you all at least once in your lifetime,should attend this course and observe the difference in yourself.The course is attended and can be attended by each and everyone among-st us. The old and young,men,women,handi-capped(special care and attention for such Vipassi’s), pregnant females.Men & Women have separate hostels and dining halls. The places are so discrete, that Men and women cannot see each other.

It’s a technique of doing meditation that is taught here, it has nothing to do with a Person’s ethnic orientation. Also meditation is not practiced by Buddhists only,each and everyone who wants to start Meditation or to learn Meditation are welcomed with open arms at Dhammagiri.

Please do contact in case of any questions or queries.