Things new parents in Pakistan wish people would bring as gifts.

Most new parents are fully equipped with everything they could get their hands on for their baby. Bottle warmer to a car seat to tiny little onesies. So when you give them something they have in abundance know that your present is stacked neatly in a pile that will probably be given away. Here are few things that guarantees a long thank you note.

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10 things Pakistani women want their husbands to do post pregnancy.

Most dads-to- be are pretty naive about what happens post pregnancy. They are not prepared to deal with the pressure of taking care of a tiny creature and also understanding what their wife needs.  In this never ending task of becoming an awesome dad and also an understanding husband, most give up. They decide to take a step back and in the process makes it worse for the new mom. Now many people say you need to tell the man directly what you want him to do and we agree. So below are some of the things women in Pakistan want their husbands to do.

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Things new moms do not want to hear

First there was one and now there are two. The switch from a hormonal pregnant woman to a new mom is quite sudden. It’s nothing you’ve ever experienced before, slightly daunting, somewhat thrilling and a whole lotta frightening. For someone who goes through these varied emotions, any input be it from their friends, relatives or even strangers, specially the ones that make them feel inadequate are considered totally unwarranted. Here are few the new moms absolutely detest.

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Ma, bacha aur Potty.

People talk about sleepless nights, the barfs, they warn you about the boob rejection, sleep refusal but NO ONE talks about the poop. You only recognize its significance after seeing a tar like poop that comes out of your your baby. You freak out, call your doctor, and search online. Double check with your ma, your grandma, motherinlaw, chacchi, phoopi, khala, maama etc etc and then you post a query one one of the post pregnancy facebook forums.

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Homemade Playdough

Playdough is fun. Lots of fun. Kids love it. So much so that they try and eat it too. And that’s something we wouldn’t want our kids to do. Hai na? There are some non-toxic play doughs available in other countries but not everyone can get their hands on those.  So parents like us either keep an eye on their kids or deprive them from the joy of playing with playdough.  You can make homemade play dough thats totally safe and is super easy to make. Al you need are these ingredients:

Flour 1 Cup, Cream of Tartar 1 Tablespoon, Warm Water 1 Cup, Salt ½ Cup, Few drops of your favorite food color/s and 1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil.

Mix all of the ingredients together in a pan and stir over low heat. The mixture will begin to thicken. Keep mixing till it’s lumpy but not sticky. Allow the dough to cool and start kneading till it becomes lump free and smooth. Dribble in few drops of food color and knead some more. Your dough is done.

You can store it in an airtight container for as long as 6 months and if you somehow manage to keep it for that long, don’t forget to drop us a message. For we all know its  lifespan is usually less than a month.

Happy kneading 🙂