Top Blog Posts of 2017

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Top blog posts of 2017

As we move into 2018, I can’t help but reflect on the year gone by. As a blogger, 2017 has been a very exciting year for me. I participated in blogathons and blogging challenges that were so much fun, yet pushed me to my absolute limits. The exhilaration and sense of achievement that came with completing each challenge convinced me that writing is no longer just a hobby, but something I want to take on professionally. I also launched my Instagram page in May and though I am still learning as I go, it has been growing ever since and it is a really fun and interesting medium to connect with new audiences. 

On a personal level, I connected with a group of mom bloggers from across the country who have become my tribe though most of us have never even met. These strong, fierce, ambitious, independent women inspire and support me everyday, not just when it comes to blogging, but through parenting, work, relationships and in fact just surviving in general. I will forever be grateful to my blogging journey for I would not have come across these women otherwise.

Through it all, it’s been great to be able to share my thoughts, feelings, learnings and small and big milestones with you all through this blog. I hope to continue doing so in the coming years. I can’t thank you enough for being part of this amazing journey with me and and I hope you keep coming back for more.

But for now, it is time to look back at some of our most popular, top blog posts this year. What caught your eye this year – from dealing with toddler tantrums to dealing with postpartum hair loss, ideas for keeping babies engaged to ideas for getting them to eat their meals…here is everything that was trending on Baby & Beyond in 2017. Reread the ones you loved, catch up on the ones you missed, share them with your friends and don’t forget to let me know which your favourites were in the comments below.



Dealing with a Toddler Tantrum Gently- One Tip that is Actually Working for Me

Dealing with Toddler Tantrums Gently- One Tip that is Actually Working for Me - Baby & Beyond


Not surprisingly, the number one thing all moms wanted to know was how to deal with toddler tantrums! What we call a toddler tantrum is not about the child trying to be disobedient. It is just the child trying to express his feelings. Instead of becoming stern, shouting or punishing, I believe we need to find gentler ways to calm the child down. I recently came across this one tip which is helping me to deal with toddler tantrums in a gentle way and it has a scientific basis behind it too. Check out this post to find out more.



10 Ways in Which I am Dealing with Postpartum Hair Loss

10 Ways in Which I am Dealing with Postpartum Hair Loss - Baby & Beyond


Another one that a lot of new moms probably wanted to know about. How to deal with postpartum hair loss. When Baby N was about 5 months old, I was shocked to see that I had started shedding my gorgeous hair. Every time I washed or even brushed my hair, a huge clump of it would just fall off. The new hair growing in place was much thinner and finer than before. The transition was so dramatic, it was difficult to ignore. So here I shared 10 simple ways in which I have been dealing with postpartum hair loss and regrowth.



Introducing Solids – Part 1: How We Transitioned Baby to Family Food by 9 Months

Introducing Solids | Baby & Beyond


When I had shared a couple of pictures of my then-14 month old self feeding and joining in on family meals, I got a lot of questions from other moms asking me about what all I feed my baby, how he started eating family food so soon and how I taught him to eat on his own. I realized that many parents are apprehensive about this phase of introducing solids to the baby, so I wrote this 2 part series on our journey introducing solids to Baby N and focuses on how we transitioned him to family foods by 9 months.



11 Great Battery-Free Toys for Toddlers


If you are constantly looking for toys that can actually keep your toddler engaged and if you, like me, cannot stand all those flashing, beeping, buzzing, battery-operated toys that are flooding the market these days, then you need to read this. These are my picks for simpler battery-free toys which are activity-based, stimulate creativity and challenge the child in some way, either to use his cognitive ability, memory, imagination or motor skills.



Yes I took an Epidural but that Doesn’t Mean I am Weak

es I took an Epidural but that Doesn't Mean I am Weak


The fact that this post went so viral (26k+ views on social media alone!) and resonated with so many women, highlights the sad reality about the kind of criticism and judgement that new moms face. It was the “Courage vs Comfort” prompt of the Write Tribe challenge that pushed me to come out and talk openly about the epidural shaming that I faced after my delivery, but the response I received was overwhelming to say the least. I hope that more moms can read this and speak openly about their own stories because communication and awareness are the only ways in which we can start to break down the many stigma that exist in our society.

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  1. Ophira said on December 29, 2017 2:12 pm:

    Such unique blog post topics. I have read a few in the past. I enjoyed the battery-free toy list. Mommies like me are always on the lookout for such recommendations.

  2. Amrita said on December 30, 2017 10:41 am:

    Talking about the epidural can be tricky.But it’s a good way to help moms survive labour.Loved the 2017 posts. Keep them coming

  3. Priya said on December 30, 2017 11:02 am:

    Great list of posts. Have read a few in the past and am going to read the remaining now.

  4. Shilpa bindlish said on December 30, 2017 1:42 pm:

    It’s great you compiled this list here. Will be a quick access to posts. Will check these.

  5. The Little Habibi said on December 31, 2017 5:38 pm:

    Great posts you’ve got there. Will be reading them now.

  6. Deepa said on January 2, 2018 6:29 pm:

    These are all great posts and my favourite is the epidural one as I also too it when I was expecting.

  7. Khushboo said on January 2, 2018 11:11 pm:

    That quite sums it up for you! Post party hair loss has been a real struggle and I am saving up your post to tackle this.