Many parents are confused what and how to feed their toddlers. Some even force feed them. But, a toddler will eat only when she wants to; so let her decide. However, many toddlers become picky eaters. So, at times, parents worry about their child not eating properly.

According to doctors, it is best to plan your toddler’s meal into six courses over the day. Make sure your toddle eats at least three meals a day. If she likes to eat all the six small meals, let her. But, less than three is unacceptable. A reputable women doctor in Noida Extension advises parents to introduce different textures and tastes in food to their babies to expand her taste buds.

Here is a doctor-recommended toddler meal plan.

  1. Breakfast

Begin the day with a small breakfast. The tummy of your toddler is small, so keep the food portions small. For breakfast, you can give her oatmeal with milk, scrambled eggs, fruit slices, or a cup of milk.

If you are still breastfeeding your child, let this be her breakfast. You can feed her food after two hours of breastfeeding.

  1. Mid-morning snack

Give a snack two hours after breakfast. But, it should be atleast one and half hour before lunchtime. It is good to give your toddler an early breakfast, say by around 7 or 8 am, so that you can give her mid-morning snack by around 11 am, and lunch by 1 pm. For mid-morning snack, choose a fruit or flavored yoghurt. If she likes plain curd, give her that. Please avoid processed and packaged items like biscuits and others.

  1. Lunch

Give her something different for lunch. Avoid repeating the same items that you fed her in the morning. Nicely cooked lentils (dal) and soft chapattis is a great food combo. Skip the spices in dal, except turmeric and a bit of salt.

Afternoon snack

Give her afternoon snack at around 4 or 5 pm. You can give her a boiled egg or pieces of different fruits like mashed banana or a small portion of porridge (kheer) that contains mashed nuts. If she doesn’t want to eat afternoon snack, it’s okay. Do not force feed her. Some toddlers may want to breastfeed at this time. That’s fine too.

  1. Dinner

Some toddlers may not eat at night. However, try to give her something so that she doesn’t wake up feeling hungry at night. A few spoons of thick tomato soup or roasted sweet potato or a few spoons of lentils and rice mixed together can suffice.

  1. Bedtime snack

If your toddler feels hungry, you can give her a cup of milk or a piece of fruit at bedtime. Or maybe you can breastfeed her. Give her bedtime snack only when she demands it. Make sure you give your child water in between meals. Meal times are bonding times between you and your child. Make them special and fun, something that your toddler looks forward to. In case you have doubts about your toddler’s eating habits, please consult a renowned women doctor in Noida Extension.


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Parents of toddlers can breathe easy if the kid loves to watch the television and spend long hours on their own. It gives the mother that much needed time to attend to other chores and also rest her overworked body and brain. However, too much TV time is also not good for the child. There has to be a balance between TV time and other types of entertainment that your toddler loves to indulge in.

The general advice from top gynecologists and physicians is that you should keep your toddler away from television for the first two or three years at least. In today’s media-powered environment, this is hard to imagine and even harder to implement but there are mothers who have been able to do it successfully. It does require effort and commitment of a different level though.

Media companies are also aware that kids are one of their biggest audiences and they can reach their message to the mothers via kids. That’s why we are seeing so many shows targeted to very young children. It would take a herculean effort on the part of parents, especially the mother, to keep their toddlers insulated from television.

Some parents believe that it is no big deal to let their toddler watch an episode or two of a favorite cartoon. Yet, it must be borne in mind that the kids of today are growing up in a media-saturated world. At some point in time, they must be taught how to limit their TV time and cultivate some healthier enjoyment and entertainment habits.

If at all you want the toddler to watch TV, make sure they watch shows that are age-appropriate and the screen time is limited. TV shows that involve flashing screens and screechy sounds may affect the mental state of the child adversely.

Here are a few tips that you can use straight away to ensure that your toddler develops healthy TV watching habits:

Set Viewing Time Limits:

Doctors from all over the world recommend that kids from ages two to five should not spend more than an hour watching screens of any type including TV, mobile, computer, etc. Implement this rule in your home immediately and stringently. You can even try breaking viewing time into mini-slots of 15 to 30 minutes.

Keep TV Out Of Bedroom/Dining Place:

Make this an inflexible rule. The TV should not be in the bedroom. Also, mealtime should not be TV time as well. TV in the bedroom can easily lengthen view time for kids. Watching TV during meals can prevent the kids from enjoying their food and also put a stop to the all-important parents-kid communication.

Choose Programs Judiciously:

Researchers say that programs that are slow-paced programs create a feeling of relaxation in toddlers and give them time to think and absorb. It is better to choose programs that have some level of interactivity. Some shows can make your child sing, and dance and make sounds.

Consult the right doctor so that you can make the right decision in choosing the best TV programs and timings for your toddler.



Parents of toddlers can breathe easy if the kid loves to watch the television and spend long hours on their own. It gives the mother that much needed time to attend to other chores and also rest her overworked body and brain. However, too much TV time is also not good for the child. There has to be a balance between TV time and other types of entertainment that your toddler loves to indulge in.

The general advice from top gynecologists and physicians is that you should keep your toddler away from television for the first two or three years at least. In today’s media-powered environment, this is hard to imagine and even harder to implement but there are mothers who have been able to do it successfully. It does require effort and commitment of a different level though.

Media companies are also aware that kids are one of their biggest audiences and they can reach their message to the mothers via kids. That’s why we are seeing so many shows targeted to very young children. It would take a herculean effort on the part of parents, especially the mother, to keep their toddlers insulated from television.

Some parents believe that it is no big deal to let their toddler watch an episode or two of a favorite cartoon. Yet, it must be borne in mind that the kids of today are growing up in a media-saturated world. At some point in time, they must be taught how to limit their TV time and cultivate some healthier enjoyment and entertainment habits.

If at all you want the toddler to watch TV, make sure they watch shows that are age-appropriate and the screen time is limited. TV shows that involve flashing screens and screechy sounds may affect the mental state of the child adversely.

Here are a few tips that you can use straight away to ensure that your toddler develops healthy TV watching habits:

Set Viewing Time Limits:

Doctors from all over the world recommend that kids from ages two to five should not spend more than an hour watching screens of any type including TV, mobile, computer, etc. Implement this rule in your home immediately and stringently. You can even try breaking viewing time into mini-slots of 15 to 30 minutes.

Keep TV Out Of Bedroom/Dining Place:

Make this an inflexible rule. The TV should not be in the bedroom. Also, mealtime should not be TV time as well. TV in the bedroom can easily lengthen view time for kids. Watching TV during meals can prevent the kids from enjoying their food and also put a stop to the all-important parents-kid communication.

Choose Programs Judiciously:

Researchers say that programs that are slow-paced programs create a feeling of relaxation in toddlers and give them time to think and absorb. It is better to choose programs that have some level of interactivity. Some shows can make your child sing, and dance and make sounds.

Consult the right doctor so that you can make the right decision in choosing the best TV programs and timings for your toddler.


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Teenage can be quite trying. Boys and girls have just completed their childhood and are heading towards adulthood. They start to create their own identity. This age brings a lot of physical changes. Till now, a child did as he/she was told. Now, the child wants to do their own things. But they are confused. So, for a typical girl or boy, it could be overwhelming.



Teenage can be quite trying. Boys and girls have just completed their childhood and are heading towards adulthood. They start to create their own identity. This age brings a lot of physical changes. Till now, a child did as he/she was told. Now, the child wants to do their own things. But they are confused. So, for a typical girl or boy, it could be overwhelming.


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The rate of development – physical and cognitive - in each child differs. Doctors classify physical development into two: fine motor skills and gross motor skills. The former encompasses hand-eye coordination and use of small muscles in hands, while the latter encompasses big muscles of the body.



The rate of development – physical and cognitive - in each child differs. Doctors classify physical development into two: fine motor skills and gross motor skills. The former encompasses hand-eye coordination and use of small muscles in hands, while the latter encompasses big muscles of the body.


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Infertility can give you and your partner sleepless nights when you are eager to start a family. The despair and helplessness has been somewhat alleviated with the prospects IVF technology has brought forth. With the tremendous progress in medical science, it is now possible for childless couples to successfully become parents through this scientific technique.



Infertility can give you and your partner sleepless nights when you are eager to start a family. The despair and helplessness has been somewhat alleviated with the prospects IVF technology has brought forth. With the tremendous progress in medical science, it is now possible for childless couples to successfully become parents through this scientific technique.


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The existing approach to infertility treatment has helped many couples realize their objective of starting a family. However, this is a dynamic field of science where research is always happening across the globe. Newer types of infertility treatments are being tested successfully and recommended to patients across the globe. These methods are proving to be a great success as is evident from the increase in fertility rates in India and across the world.



The existing approach to infertility treatment has helped many couples realize their objective of starting a family. However, this is a dynamic field of science where research is always happening across the globe. Newer types of infertility treatments are being tested successfully and recommended to patients across the globe. These methods are proving to be a great success as is evident from the increase in fertility rates in India and across the world.


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Can there be anything more satisfying than being a mother? For any new mother, breastfeeding her infant is of utmost importance since the baby is expected to get wholesome nutrition from breast milk. Breast milk is rich in proteins, calcium, calories, minerals and vitamins, and antioxidants that will boost the infant’s immune system. A deficiency of this wonder-food may compromise your baby’s immunity.



Can there be anything more satisfying than being a mother? For any new mother, breastfeeding her infant is of utmost importance since the baby is expected to get wholesome nutrition from breast milk. Breast milk is rich in proteins, calcium, calories, minerals and vitamins, and antioxidants that will boost the infant’s immune system. A deficiency of this wonder-food may compromise your baby’s immunity.


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As per an estimate, by 2025, over 1 billion women across the world will experience menopause. Surely a good fraction of this figure belongs to India. According to a lady gynecologist in Gaur City, vasomotor symptoms including night sweats and hot flashes are common occurrences during menopause.



As per an estimate, by 2025, over 1 billion women across the world will experience menopause. Surely a good fraction of this figure belongs to India. According to a lady gynecologist in Gaur City, vasomotor symptoms including night sweats and hot flashes are common occurrences during menopause.


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Dr. Smiti Jain is a highly skilled Obstetrician and Gynecologist. She is providing quality healthcare to patients through her initiative - Dr. Smiti Women's Clinic. She has rich and extensive experience of more than 10 years of working and learning in private and government setups.

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