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Dear Expectant Mothers and and also friends of Expectant parents,


Please visit us on 3rd February, Sunday, 2013 at our store in Galleria. To celebrate motherhood, we will give the below mentioned to the pregnant walk-ins or anyone who refers a pregnant friend-

1. Readers Digest Pregnancy Manual
2. Rs. 2000 Diet Clinic gift voucher for post pregnancy weight loss valid in Gurgaon
3. Vlcc gift voucher for free foot Massage & Manicure, Pedicure & Face Clean-up for Rs. 999 valid in Gurgaon
4. Isaac Aesthetic Rs. 2500 gift voucher for complimentary blow dry, foot reflexology & extensive skin analysis with dermatologist recommendation valid in Chattarpur extension, Delhi.

For any more details pls call 0124-4105735.
Looking forward to see you!

Many factors conspire to make this particular purchase a highly personal one, including your lifestyle, your height, your arm strength and your personal preferences for various bells and whistles.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed as you start shopping around, but take heart: The following tips can help you choose the best set of wheels for your baby.

1. Check on all options and decide your budget.

2. Kick the tires. OK, you may not literally want to kick anything as you shop around, but it’s of paramount importance that you test out a wide variety of strollers before you make any decisions. Visit stores in person and try opening, folding and carrying different models with one hand. Make sure the stroller feels sturdy, not flimsy.

3. Remember seemingly small details. If more than one person will be pushing the stroller, adjustable handles are an important feature to have. Other features that can quickly become indispensable are a cup holder, a canopy to shield your baby from sun or rain, and a basket that’s big enough to store your stuff. Another key detail: Be sure the stroller fits inside your trunk.

4. Newborns have special needs. A newborn baby needs a stroller that lets him or her lie down or that works in concert with a car seat. After your baby reaches about 6 months of age and can sit up – but not before then – you could consider a stroller that doesn’t recline.

5. A lightweight frame also could do the trick. If you know you want the ability to use your baby’s car seat with your stroller, you could spend less money by buying an empty frame that rolls an infant car seat around. The frames tend to be easy to open and close with one hand. The drawback: By the time your child turns about a year old and outgrows the car seat, you’d have to replace both the frame and the seat with something else.

6. Go off road. A jogger or all-terrain stroller has three heavy-duty suspension or air-filled tires and is ideal for off-road use. These strollers also are great in tight or crowded spaces where you might want good maneuverability and the ability to turn on a dime. Bear in mind that three-wheel strollers are not appropriate for babies under 6 months of age – that is, unless you also want to invest in an adapter system that will allow you to snap your baby’s car seat into your three-wheeler while your bundle of joy is still very small.

7. You might need more than one. You buy a pram for a new baby and also invest in a low-cost umbrella-style stroller can save you after your baby reaches 6 months. They’re convenient and lightweight – often under cheaper than prams. Sunbaby and Meme have economical range while Chicco strollers start from INR 4500 onwards. Mums N Munchkins offers FLAT 10% off on strollers and prams.

8. Stay focused on safety. Never leave your baby unattended in a stroller, especially when he or she is sleeping. The baby could strangle by sliding down into a leg opening. Always remember to use the safety belt or harness, to avoid overloading the stroller, to lock the stroller’s wheels when you’re standing still so it can’t roll away from you, and to return the stroller warranty card so you can be contacted about a recall.

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Mums N Munchkins is offering 10% Off on various strollers and prams. They stock have Sunbaby, Meemee and BSA Prams and Strollers. Can also get Chicco Snappy and Chicco London strollers. CALL 0124-4105735 for directions

Disposable v/s Cloth Diapers

Diapers are a mom’s best friend, undoubtedly. Once the baby born, most hospitals will put disposable diapers on your baby! So, it’s okay to use it right after birth! Each day, a baby needs to change diapers between 8 to 12 times (average). It’s really a personal decision- but disposable diapers- are absolutely fine on a newborns skin. In my experience the best disposable diapers in India are as follows:

  1. Pampers New Baby – Victor Mills was an American chemical engineer who, while working for the Procter & Gamble Co., revolutionized child care with the invention of the disposable diaper. He began work on that product in the 1950s, using his grandchildren as test subjects. Today, Pampers are found around the world. Available in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, Pampers are sold wherever diapers are sold.
  2. Evy Baby New Born
  3. Pigeon Small
  4. Wipro Small
  5. Huggies New Baby – Owned by the 140-year-old Wisconsin company Kimberly-Clark, Huggies are distributed in 150 countries. Varieties include newborn to toddler diapers, overnites, jean diapers, swimmers, baby wipes, and diapers for bed wetters, among others. Available everywhere diapers are sold.
  6. Mamy Poko Pants ( easy for babies who  can stand up – 1 year onwards)

Many parents prefer to buy large packs of Diapers, depending on their budgets and suitability to child. For the first few days, buy small packs of diapers and see which one suits your baby’s skin the best in terms of absorbance, rash, bulkiness and leak-proof material.

Diapers available at Mums N Munchkins are Pigeon, Evy Baby and Pampers Active Baby. Best Price for Diapers 10% off on All Diapers in Gurgaon.

Features to look out for in diapers –

Wetness indicator – Some diapers, such as Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive, have a wetness indicator that lets you know your baby needs a change.

Cutout (for newborns) – Newborn sizes of many brands of disposable diapers have a curved front or cutout to avoid irritating the still-healing navel area. Some parents just fold a regular diaper down until the area fully heals.

Stretch sides – These sides help the diaper to do a better job of molding to a baby’s body, which can help stop leaks. Diapers with stretch sides can be more comfortable, too. This feature is found on disposable diapers and on waterproof cloth diaper covers and all-in-one cloth diaper styles.

Diaper Rash

Babies  who wear diapers may experience skin irritation, commonly referred to as diaper rash, due to contact with fecal matter, as feces contains urease which catalyzes the conversion of the urea in urine to ammonia which can irritate the skin and can cause painful redness. The best diaper rash creams have the highest amount of zinc oxide in them. The higher the ingredient of zinc oxide, the better it is at protecting the baby’s skin from allergies and rashes. Other method is to simply use Vaseline petroleum jelly to your baby’s bottom before you put her in diapers. The jelly acts as a barrier between the skin and diaper, thus preventing the rash.

Best Diaper Rash Creams Available

  1. Sudocream
  2. Desitin
  3. Mothercare Nappy Rash Cream
  4. Chicco Diaper Rash Cream
  5. Pigeon Diaper Rash Cream
  6. Himalaya Diaper Rash Cream

Cloth Diapers

Other way to prevent diaper rash is to put the baby in cloth diapers though it increases the work load for the mother. Cloth diapers can be much less expensive than disposables.  After paying the initial cost, you’ll save huge money by reusing cloth diapers again and again.

Various Types of Cloth Diapers are Tinycare’s Square Nappies, U-Shaped with cord, Triangle Nappies, Nappies with outer plastic inner cloth, with valcro etc. You can also choose diapers with inserts (cloth pads or disposable pads added to increase absorbency), waterproof covers to lock in moisture, and/or flushable liners that help to contain the mess. Liners eliminate the need to rinse cloth diapers before depositing them in a diaper pail.

For Flat 10% Off on Diapers click

To sleep peacefully during pregnancy is quite a task because of sudden weight gain (anywhere between 10 to 12 kgs). Many women experience moderate to severe back pain. Since it is almost prohibited to lie on one’s stomach and back lying can restrict the flow of blood through the blood vessels of the heart, which can cause feeling feint.
Sleeping on the left side prevents the large organ of the liver sited on the right side of the body being compressed, which could prevent it filtering the blood supply as efficiently. Also lying on the back can restrict the flow of blood through the blood vessels of the heart, which can cause feeling feint.

The only other position would be side lying. But for some women side lying may lead to pain in the knees and hips. That is when Pregnancy Pillows ( also known as Maternity Pillows, Body Pillows or C/U-Shape pillows) come to your rescue.

Whatever your choice when it comes to choosing your pregnancy pillows, make sure that the filling of the pillow itself is hypo allergenic and can be washed or dry cleaned. The pregnancy pillow is placed alongside the body and not across it. It is either placed between the knees or the upper leg can be rested on top of it. See pictures for more details.

The pillow is available at
Mums N Munchkins
SF 24, Galleria market, PhaseIv.
Call 0124-4105735 for directions.

Medela – serves customers in more than 90 countries and provides the most technologically advanced, superior-quality breast-pumps and breast-feeding accessories to nursing mothers around the world. It is the only company to develop products based on research by the world’s leading lactation experts. As a result, Medela’s breast-pumps are the number one choice of 80 percent of U.S. hospitals.

Now the products of this brand are available at Mums n Munchkins ( store in Galleria market.

For more details Contact – 0124-4105735.

Check the products here…

When I was pregnant with my baby for the first time it was way back in 2006 and maternity wear was not much heard about that time. The only true maternity dress I possessed was this black tunic one piece from a brand called “Sweet Dreams” which my brother and his wife picked up from Lifestyle for me. Since I was living in a small town during my pregnancy so I could not even explore many options what a big town has to offer. My only options were kurtas from W’s or Biba teamed up with matching churidaars and lowers. I longed to fit into my regular jeans and t-shirt as I piled up several kilos but could not do so even after a year of giving birth to my baby.

But women today are blessed with such a huge choice in maternity wear. Be it jeans or capris or cotton trousers, everything is available in Maternity wear now. And not to forget about summer dresses and the all-time favorite dungarees, which makes every women look cute . For more range of maternity wear in Gurgaon check this link

Pigeon has even come up with a support belt that is to be used during pregnancy and it provides support to your back and baby bump. Mothercare has a range of pillows that can be used not only during pregnancy but also post-pregnancy to feed the baby. Check it out

Talking about undergarments – Bodycare and several other brand have maternity panties which are really high waist and come with smooth elastic which does not hurt the growing belly. See

Post pregnancy – the options suddenly seems huge. Initially only feeding nighties were available for a new mom, which were mostly front open and had to be zipped down to feed the baby. Now the mother can choose from nighties with flaps, side zips and even night suits. Night suits come with feeding option and are teemed with pajamas tootoo.

But can you wear nighties and night suits if you going out and have to feed the baby? Ofcourse not. For feeding the baby on the go, there are nursing tops which comes in various sizes and designs and have a discreet zipper or flap which can be used to feed the baby while traveling or on a visit to doctor. So be a smart mom and look hot while still feeding the baby.

A new mom also suffers form sudden milk leakages and that is where it helps. They come in both disposable and washable options. For initial few months, opt only for disposable option as you would be too busy with your baby to have time to wash and dry and then use them. Avent, Pigeon, Chicco, Medela all have disposable breast pads.

Breast feeding is the best gift you can give your baby and a breast pump really is of great help in case you plan to join work sooner and still want baby to have breast milk. While talking to several mothers I came to this conclusion that electric breast pumps, though a bit painful initially, are the best bet than the manual ones. Check Medela’s Mini Electric Breast pump, which costs around 6995 – tops the list as the most preferred breast pump used by mothers, followed by Avent’s Manual breast pump. Many mothers also use Pigeon’s breast pumps (electronic and manual both) and have mixed reviews on it.

Regarding post-natal girdle or– Farlin is the choice for most mothers. It not only offers back support but also help bringing back the tummy to its original pre-pregnancy days.

For new baby clothes
Here I am copy pasting the list of new baby clothes and accessories:

1. Vests – Front open/wide necked/Thermals for winters (Bodycare/Neva)
2. T-Shirts – Front Open/Wide neck
3. Cotton Nappies – U-Shaped/Triangle/with valcro
4. Payjamas – Diaper Payjamas/Normal/Booty Payjamas
5. Towels – Hooded/Non-Hooded
6. Wrapping Sheets – Hooded/Non-Hooded/Warm fleece in winters
7. Sweaters for winters
8. Cotton Caps
9. Mittens
10. Booties
11. Rubber Sheets – Quicky Dry Sheets/Macintosh
12. Sleeping Suits/Onsies/Rompers – Full Sleeves, Front Open
13. Blankets – Swadling Blankets
14. Sleeping Bags
15. Baby Wipes – Hand and Mouth/Anti-Bacterial (Pigeon)
16. Baby Bottles (Dr. Brown’s, Pigeon, Avent, Camera, Nuby Medela)
17. Baby Bottle Sterilizer (Pigeon, Chicco, Avent, Nuby)
18. Formula Milk Dispenser (Nuby)
19. Bottle Cleanser (Pigeon, Chicco)
20. Laundry Detergent (Chicco, Pigeon – Liquid and powder)
21. Mosquito Nets, Bedding with mosquito nets
22. Bedding with booster pillow and neck pillow (Mom’spet)
23. Bath Tub, Foldable Tub and Bathing Chair
24. Baby Toiletries – Massage Oil, Head to toe bath (Mothercare, Chicco, Pigeon, Johnsons)
25. Bottle Brush (Pigeon, Nuby)
26. Nail Clippers (Nuby)
27. Disposable Diapers (Pigeon, Pampers, Evybaby, Wipro)
28. Thermometer (Nuby)
29. Medicine Feeder (Nuby, Pigeon)
30. Bottle Warmer
31. Pacifiers (Pigeon)
32. Nappy Rash Creams (Chicco, Pigeon, Mothercare, Desitin, Sudocream)
On The Go
1. Baby on Board Stickers for cars
2. Baby Carrier/Sling (Mothercare, Chicco)
3. Baby Car Seat (Mee Mee, Sunbaby, Chicco)
4. Baby Carry Cot (Baby Boo)
5. Baby Pram (Sunbaby, Poly’sPet, Babyboo)
6. Diaper Bag / Mother bags with multiple pockets and changing mats (Carters, MeeMee)
7. Baby Cots (Sunbaby)

For the Mother
1. Multipurpose Support Pillow/Feeding Pillow (Mothercare)
2. U-Shape Pillow or Body Pillow
3. Breast Pump – Electric/Manual (Medela, Pigeon, Chicco, Avent, Nuby)
4. Feeding Bras (Bodycare) and Maternity Panties
5. Breast Pads – Washable/Disposable(Pigeon, Chicco, Medela, Mothercare)
6. Breast Milk Storage Bottles (Pigeon)
7. Post Natal Girdle / Belt (Farlin)
8. Nipple Shields (Pigeon, Chicco, Medela)
9. Nursing Gown/Night Suits with Side and front opening
10. Stretch Mark Cream (Mothercare, Chicco)
11. Mother Bags (Carters, MeeMee)
12. Burp Clothes
Available at:
Mums N Munchkins
SF 24, FF, Above Guardian Pharmacy,
Galleria Market, DLF Phase IV,
For directions call – 0124-4105735

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