What you don’t have, you can’t give

Mother & Baby - - BABY & TODDLER -

“In­fants can sense mother’s anx­i­ety, and it can have a detri­men­tal ef­fect. Moth­ers should be as re­laxed and com­fort­able as pos­si­ble, and this re­spon­si­bil­ity lies with the en­tire fam­ily. Tak­ing care of a baby should be a com­bined ef­fort!” Dr Me­hta states. Visino Ke­siezie from Ko­hima, who is a mother to one-year-old Nono, says “When my daugh­ter gets moody, I usu­ally feed her some­thing as she usu­ally cries only when she is hun­gry. When that doesn’t help, I give her toys to dis­tract her. At times I do get ir­ri­tated as I am only hu­man, but I try to calm my­self. Some­times look­ing at her face helps calm my nerves, on other oc­ca­sions spend­ing some time away from Nono calms me down. And then, I come back to her, it makes me re­alise that if I don’t give her my at­ten­tion who will.”

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