By Anindita Mukherjee Last Updated:
As they say, some experiences are best learnt on the battlefield (not literally, silly!). You may read a gazillion books about embracing motherhood and it surely does help, but when your dollop of cuteness gives you signals, you often become clueless about what he/she is trying to convey! But this second-time newbie yummy-mummy, Chhavi Mittal has aced her pregnancy and is doing a great job with her post-partum journey too! (Do Read: Single Mother, Dalljiet Kaur Shares The First Day School Pic Of Her Son While Eating 'Dahi-Shakar')
Chhavi Mittal became a proud mommy to her little munchkin, a baby boy, Arham Hussein on May 13, 2019. Ever since Arham’s birth, Chhavi has been penning down her newbie-mommy diary on a regular basis. It awes us to see what a confident, hands-on mommy this lady is! From working from the hospital bed right after delivering her child, multi-tasking in various aspects of life and yet pulling it all together in the end, Chhavi Mittal is redefining #MommyGoals altogether! And in a recent post shared by the S.I.T. co-founder, she took to Instagram and shared some amazing secrets about baby-characteristics.
In a one-of-a-kind post, Chhavi Mittal revealed some interesting facts about babies, which left our mouths gaping in amazement. She shared, “Fools are people who think babies do not understand what we say. Babies have the highest level of consciousness, which only decreases with age if not maintained. They can see things we grown-ups cannot. They can sense things we cannot. A baby instinctively knows touch. Good or bad. S/he instinctively knows if the person holding him/her is happy or sad or scared or irritated. And did you know that the things we learn, the habits we form till the age of 2.5 years stay with us for the rest of our lives? Every other habit can be formed or broken in 21 days.”
Chhavi Mittal’s post concluded with, “So tell me, do you still want to fight in front of your baby? Or cry? Or use bad words? Or watch TV? Violence, horror, politics? And do you still want to keep him awake in the nights and not help him form the habit of sleeping well? Eating well? Staying away from junk? Understanding the importance of things like family, love, nature, generosity, kindness? As opposed to money, brands, showing off, video games, big cars?#foodforthought. The above content is what I have read & what I believe. What you do is always your choice.” (Must Read: Soha Ali Khan Is Having 'Babycino' With Her Little Girl, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu In London)
After Arham Hussein’s birth, Chhavi Mittal has always shared parenting tips, shedding post-partum weight and sneak peeks from her life. And once again, a few days back, Chhavi had spoken about common mommy problems such as regularising the sleep pattern of the babies. Talking about the same, Chhavi had written, “So many of you are asking me multiple questions about how to regularise sleep and feed timings with your LO. What I do with mine, how often he eats, how much he sleeps, etc... Dear mothers, let me start by saying that there is no wrong way to raise your LO. And what my baby does may be as different from what yours does, as is what I do with my day vs what you do with yours.”
Chhavi Mittal’s note could be further read as, “These tiny humans may be tiny, but they are every bit as human as us grown-ups. In fact, their instincts are far more developed than ours. We forget how to read our instincts as we grow up.. but when a baby asks for food, he's recognising his hunger. When he wants to sleep, he knows he's tired. When he smiles, he knows he's content. So how much your baby eats, how often, how much he sleeps, he is fit enough to control all that. What he cannot control is what he didn't know inside the womb. He cannot differentiate between night and day. So if you gently guide him to understand that night sleeps have to be continuous and day time naps are divided, he or she will definitely thrive and chances are, you will have a calmer baby at your hands!” (Also Read: Chahatt Khanna Talks About Her Failed Marriage, Being A Single Mother And Her Remarriage Plans)
Chhavi Mittal’s note had concluded with, “And while I know how hard it is to not play with him when he wakes up in the middle of the night and smiles at you, it is imperative for his own sake that you refrain from smiling back. Because when you softly tell him without an inviting smile that it's time to go back to sleep, is when he starts understanding what night is all about! Also, don't forget to dim the lights! But remember, give your little bundle at least 3 months to make this world his own before you start making judgements like, my baby wakes up all night!#nightsleep.”
Chhavi, you are sheer goals! All that we wait for now, is to see a complete awesome-foursome family picture of the Hussein famjam!