Guest Column

Lakshmy Ramanathan

Lakshmy Ramanathan

Lakshmy Ramanathan is the author of For Bumpier Times: An Indian Mother's Guide to 101 Pregnancy and Childcare Practices.


Your baby's (crooked) spine is fine

A fully developed spine is actually shaped like an S

By Lakshmy Ramanathan April 02, 2023

Is your baby chubby enough?

Not every newborn fattens up the way we want him or her to

By Lakshmy Ramanathan March 05, 2023

Losing sleep over your baby not sleeping?

Here are some pointers on making your baby sleep

By Lakshmy Ramanathan February 05, 2023

Does warm milk put a baby to sleep?

Yes, it does, as it relaxes muscles, which, in turn, slows down the body's response

By Lakshmy Ramanathan January 01, 2023

Should you rock your baby in a home-made sling?

Medical world and continued use of ancient method point in different directions

By Lakshmy Ramanathan December 04, 2022

How to gently stop your child from sucking thumb

Thumb sucking is a temporary phase

By Lakshmy Ramanathan November 06, 2022

Are cold rubs good for your baby?

An infant can develop an acute response to the menthol/camphor in them

By Lakshmy Ramanathan October 02, 2022

Can 'kattha masala' ensure rosy lips for your baby?

'Kattha masala' is the peachy-red paste slathered on betel leaves

By Lakshmy Ramanathan September 11, 2022

Kohl’s not all cool

IN THEolden times, kohl was prepared by burning cotton wicks or cloth that was

By Lakshmy Ramanathan August 07, 2022

Let’s talk, baby

WHEN I WAS writing my pregnancy and infant care book, I came across parents with

By Lakshmy Ramanathan July 03, 2022

Going through the motions

WHEN I USED TO conduct workshops for new parents, a common complaint among them was

By Lakshmy Ramanathan June 05, 2022

Do babies need iron supplement?

Iron supplementation may be required only after first six months

By Lakshmy Ramanathan May 08, 2022

Food for tot

IN MOST Indian homes, at least a generation ago, introducing solid food to babies

By Lakshmy Ramanathan April 03, 2022

How to dress your baby right

SPRING IS around the corner and while crop tops, sleeveless shirts and shorts have

By Lakshmy Ramanathan March 06, 2022

The right way to bathe your baby

One of my aunts just became a grandmother. Her daughter had had a cesarean and found

By Lakshmy Ramanathan February 06, 2022
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