Diwali is just a week away and amidst all the planning for the most exciting time of the year there are certain hiccups that happen which we feel helpless about. Here are four easy things to keep in mind for you and your family!
1. Fireworks are not as pretty as they look
Every Diwali, we have fireworks all around the country that are not only the cause of air pollution but also noise pollution. This becomes especially bad for newborns, babies and pregnant women. If we socialize children into understanding its impact, and take joy in the smaller aspects of this festival it might be the start to nurturing sensible little babies into seeing the beauty of Diwali beyond momentary fireworks.
2. Diyas are beautiful but in safe spaces
Rangolis are such an important part of family time and makle the houe look beautiful! Adorn your front doors, living rooms with colourful rangolis to beautify your home but be care ful placing diyas. Little kids especially in flowing outfits like dupatta, ghagra, sherwani can come into contact with those diyas when you aren’t watching and tell them to be if walking around barefoot near diyas.
3. Plan and then plan some more
Well, precaution is always better than cure but be ready to tackle whatever the situation may come: keep handy that first aid kit, a change of clothes, their favourite snack and toy or even your kids favourite blankee incase you are going to your relatives for Diwali dinner and things get later than you anticipated. Make sure you do not leave the kids unattended during the festival but
4. Have indoor activities planned for the day after Diwali
Most mornings after a firework overdosed night especially in urban cities is a big no no for us all but especially for your children. Keep them indoors, engaged and close to your air purifier. We know how restless toddler and above can be so best to know in advance how to keep their attention and give yourself a break too!
Wishing you all a safe and happy Diwali!