5 Things That Change When You’re A New Mommy.

I’ve been pondering about drafting this post from the past few days. I mean, I could be all knavish and go on to say, “Oh! Jolly Jelly Beans. Motherhood is the most satisfying thing ever. I’ve just borne a best friend for life. ” 

But, no, I wouldn’t indulge in such pettifoggery and mislead you from the things that will change. Well, Forever!! 

Here are my 5 most favourite/ unfavourable things: 

1. Sleep, will be an ex who you remember with a sad smile: 

You really shouldn’t have treated it, with so much ingratitude. How, you used to decide, when you’d wanna sleep or how you would just hit the pillow & call it a day. Remember, those hibernating naps, where you would sleep for 12-13 hours straight? Good ole days😢😢 Now, your baby decides when you sleep or rather, when he wants to sleep. If you thought, you were a free spirit not bound by rules. Then, you oughta see your baby’s feeding whims. He loves surprising Mommy with 4 a.m. cries. Darling! Welcome to the real “Hunger Games “

  

2. You will never be blessed with peaceful, romantic & carefree dates : 

D’oh!! Who said you would ever have a romantic & a carefree date? Let’s say, you filch a few hours from your baby time & hire a babysitter or just plop your baby at the Grandma’s toasty place. You & your partner, have reservations at the restaurant of your dreams. You order your courses & just when you start feeling the vibe. The phone rings!! “Honey! The baby misses you.” & you hear that wail, like a death knell 😢😢 If, it isn’t during the meal, then it surely will be at the time, you guys decide to have a long, breezy drive. 

And, if your baby comes along with you.. Then, oh well!! It isn’t a date, is it? Muhahhhahaha 😈😈😒😒

  

3. Your fancy Gucci, Dior, & MK purses are replaced by Petunia,  Storksak & BabyCargo diaper bags: 

Gosh! Even those names make me cringe. If, having a baby & his spittle on your shoulder wasn’t enough, now, you need to fashion revamp yourself. Big, floral/block, multi zippered bags filled with diapers, bottom butters, binkys, feed,etc.. is the way of life. Girl!! Your bag, is your identity. It doubles up as, a huge invisible placard that says, ” I’m a new mommy. Don’t mess with me. I’m the human version of Godzilla. I’m grumpy, irritated & exhausted. I need a Gucci more than ever now, but all I get is a diaper bag.” 

  

I feel you girl. Just another 5 years & then you can get your Gucci. Amen! 

4. Going to the Bathroom & having a 2 hour luxury soak with rose petals, bath bombs.. Stop!! :

Well, that’s a thingamaflip of history. It’s been 3 years since I had one. Your child, will miraculously need you the most, when you need some luxury time. When you decide, to pamper yourself with some much needed soak, your baby doesn’t think you deserve that. 10 minute showers are the trend these days. Once your baby is a toddler, rest assured that he’s gonna follow you & ask you, “What you doing inside?” atleast a 100 times in 10 minutes. 

  

5. Your shopping hauls will be filled with the cute A/W collection booties, diapers, toys and all that :

Remember, the last time you shopped selfishly just for yourself? Not anymore. It’s shopping haul for the baby too! More shopping goals & more financial oopsies now! 

“YOU spent $100 on stupid designer shoes for the baby, which he clearly won’t wear for more than 6 months?”, shouts the husband. 

Well, mommy! You’re learning. You’ll get the hang of it. Slowly, you’ll make wise decisions like spending $100 on toys? He won’t outgrow that in 6 months, will he?

Nope!! He’ll get over it, within a span of a week 😱

Now, I have a bonus one for you, Mommy! 

6. Your Playlist & Phones will be filled with “Wheels on the bus” kinda songs & “Baby Hazel” games: 

Yes! You heard me right! Your playlist will have annoying voices, blaring about “little boy blue, Jack Horner & London Bridge” on the damn loop. Then, your phones will start using those free MB’s to fill it with “Counting, Colouring & ABC” apps. This starts with a necessity to keep your toddler shut at the doctors, then you decide to keep him shut at the restaurant, mall, salon & every other place you take him along. 

  

Well, we all are ninjas on alert. We do need our inventories to be well stocked. 

Things will eventually get better and life won’t get back to normal pre baby days, but you’ll learn the art of making this a normalcy. Super proud of all the mommies. 

Welcome to motherhood mommy!! Have a great time here. 

P.S: All images have been sourced from http://www.google.com & are the sole right of the owner. These are not mine to credit. They have been used only for reference purposes. 

Wonderboxx- July Edition Review

The story of childhood,comprises of pages of incessant laughs,impermeable innocence,ginormous amounts of happiness and the hunger for learning. 

Isn’t it quite a thing to see a little human just pop into our world and become THE world for us? How amazing it is to see the potential of that budding brain. It’s during these first few years,that the brain churns,burns & learns everything possible about the Big,big,big world around it. From learning how to roll on bed to running barefoot like a little monkey let out in the wild,this baby of yours is a wonder on his/her own. He/She Picks up the parental language just like that. In a span of 2 years,that baby understands 95% of your talks & language. 

And while the brain is working overtime,you are in a rut.. What?? Yes,I meant what you read. 

You’re desperately compulsive buying every new kinda rattle,learning aid,safe non toxic paints & plasticine. You’re on the web,typing in absurd keywords into the search engine bar, ” MY KID IS TWO AND ISN’T TELLING HIS ABC’s.” 😱

You spend insomniac nights trying to decipher what that little thing is all about. You are overcome with unnecessary fear of failure. You don’t want your child to lag behind. Though you preach that” My Child is Different & I Won’t Compare” motto,secretly you are comparing him with a fast & a late learner. Gaaaaaaahh!!! How do I know this?? I’ve been talking about myself you see.. 

During such times of “damsel in distress” situations, #Wonderboxx comes in as a ” Saviour”.

Heard of Wonderboxx?? If you haven’t then please give the link below a click. 

Wonderboxx

Let me just enlighten you about this new and innovative venture. The Wonderboxx is a soigné & a dapper of an answer for all those collywobble attacks mommy gets,while thinking what she ought to do for the LO’s Learno-tainment. Yup.. I officially invented that word from 2 words ” Learning & Entertainment”. You see, if you can’t keep the LO entertained,you really can’t teach much. These little creatures are made for merrymaking,& if you can’t merry make,then you have a child with an attention span of 15 minutes.

Wonderboxx targets a sizeable spectrum of ages starting from 1-8. They segregate each age into 3 groups.

  • Toddlo  : 1-3 years
  • Kiddo    : 3-5 years
  • Ginomo: 5-8 years

Here are a few questions you might ask me. 

1.What is Wonderboxx? 

Wonderboxx is a beautifully apt and a revolutionary idea in the fashioning& sculpting of your child. It’s a hands on kit that is filled with age specific products,which are necessary for exciting your LO’s impulses. Because let’s face it,hands on learning is sooooo much more fun.But let me clear one thing,that all of these products that come in a box are brainchilds of an expert panel.This will target your child,where he needs most focus on.They design a box each month with a certain theme. They customize each kit with motor sensory stimulation,logic and reasoning projects. This is child quest in a box. Yep!! A little box of quests and escapades.

2. How much is it & what are the benefits?

It’s priced at Rs. 1499/- per box,but they have certain discounts,if you would subscribe to them for 3,6,12 months at once. So,a smarter idea would be to subscribe for a few months and save up the moolah,if you’re looking for a long term harmony with Wonderboxx. 

Give it a trial maybe once and see how well it works for you. Please do rest assured that your box is a product of international calibre.

3. What kind of products come in the Wonderboxx?

For a better understanding,I will link their YouTube channel over here.

Wonderboxx Channel

The products are of avant garde class,catered specially for your child. You don’t end up buying things which are either too decelerated or accelerated for your kid’s age. So, basically you are giving your child just what is befitting his age.

Let’s talk about this JULY edition:

This month was all about animals. It was the ” AMAZING ANIMALS” theme. It came packed in this adorable gift wrap & was heartbreaking to rip it. And all the while,my LO kept saying ” it’s for me, Emmy!?” He just knew it,that something this cute was for him.

The box has:

  • Animal flash cards
  • Animal action dice
  • Animal body part block
  • Animal masks
  • Finger puppets
  • Animal habitat activity 
  • “What’s that munch?” Picture book,an exclusive Wonderboxx creation.
  • A parent feed newsletter

Here’s the unboxing.. Tadaaa…A visual treat for you.

  

  
 

The packaging is a dream,packed in the most kid- friendly way possible. Here are the bunch of brain stimulating goodies that come in your box.

1) Animal Flashcards: These cards were so easy to teach,with bright colours and cute to heart drawings of animals,this made my son a happy little boy. He kept on trying to find the “Emmy & Baby” pair. With a laminated surface,these cards are great even for messy hands.

  

 Here he is in a deeply pensive mood,trying to find pairs ❤️❤️ 
2) Animal Action Dices: My baby is a little too small to understand the game,but nonetheless,he loves the drawings. You are supposed to connect the word with the animal. The word is on one dice & the animal on another. 

 

3) Animal Body Parts Block: These foam cubes,found way into LO’s fun time. He enjoyed connecting the upper body& the lower body,also we had fun making weird ones.

  

 And here Arham played to his heart’s content with the blocks& now insists on having it even when we’re off travelling. 

 

4) Animal Masks: These were the most imaginative of them all. You get masks everywhere,nothing novelle about it. But these masks were just so much more fun,targeted at a toddler & tickled Arham pink. He loved “Leo the Lion” best ❤️ He kept roaring and prancing,kept insisting on being shown in the mirror.

  

5) Finger Puppets: An assortment of super cute paper puppets,got my little one talking and reenacting the animal behaviour. His favourite was ” Milly the monkey”. 

6) Picture Book( What’s that munch?): Well,his favourite book was a bath book called ” Thumper makes a splash” and now it’s “What’s that munch?”. I have to coax him into leaving his picture book out of the bathroom,when he gets his bath done. The only con of this book is, I wish it was a “Bathbook”,that way he could take the book everywhere. 

  

 7) Animal Habitat Activity: Arham is still getting the gist of it,he tries to understand why a fish can’t have a home on the ground and so on.. But with the beautiful pictures,I’m sure he’s gonna be engrossed. 

  

    Now, if i may..I would like to list out the pros and cons according to me,so that you can understand how much I loved this box.

Pros:

  • The idea is one of a kind for a revolutionary understanding towards Child development.
  • A must have for kids who are getting homeschooled.
  • The products are on par with international standards of Education,as according to me.
  • The every month theme attracts not only your child,but also you so that you both can enjoy your box.
  • Extremely useful for lighting up bulbs in your child’s mind,it’s a different approach to things.
  • A very true format of Fun Learning.
  • Develops imagination,role playing,creativity & curiosity.
  • As a mother of a toddler,i can tell you that development,learning and processing surroundings begins much much before preschool. For such before preschool times, Wonderboxx is your answer.

Cons:

  • I wish the finger puppets weren’t made from paper,some cloth or any such sturdy material would make it last more longer,because Arham absolutely loves them and one is already torn.
  • It could have had little miniature animals to take the box to another level.
  • It could have had made the action dices also from foam,again for it to last longer.

So,that was quite long,but it was worth it. The July Edition was much fun,i have Arham calling himself “Leo the Lion” all the time. That’s how Emmy & Baby Arham are enjoying their box & we would reckon that you &Baby get one too..