Must-have foods during pregnancy – Times of India

The feeling of motherhood is beyond words, it brings with it a wave of happiness as well as agony. The phase is very crucial for both, the expecting mother as well as for the baby. Pregnancy is one of the very pivotal stages in the life of a woman, wherein the foetus is completely dependent on the mother for all the nutritional requirements. Hence, it becomes even more important to take care of physical as well as emotional well-being of the mother during this period.

As per experts, food plays an important role in shaping up the health of the baby. Thus, the prospective mother should be conscious of what she is consuming keeping in mind the proper health and development of the baby.

The phase is tough for the mother as her body goes through lot changes, which calls for extra care as well as nutrition. In fact,

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In their own words: Times readers remember their toys (copy) |

Hovercraft: ‘I could now carry out missions in the bathtub …”

“From Ninja Turtles to the SEGA Genesis, there are so many great gifts to choose from, but the one that still sticks out for me is the G.I. Joe Killer W.H.A.L.E. Hovercraft. This came out in 1984, so I was five or six when I received it.

“This was a Santa gift because, unlike the other wrapped gifts that were under the tree most of December, this showed up on Christmas day already assembled. I remember coming downstairs and seeing this beautiful gift under the tree, and being filled with excitement and awe. How did Santa know I wanted this?

“I was always a fan of G.I. Joe action figures, but the vehicles provided so many more options in terms of creative playtime, and the hovercraft did not disappoint. It came with an action figure, actual shooting plastic missiles,

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22 times celebrities shared their parenting tips

Dwayne Johnson and his daughter Simone Alexandra Johnson.
Dwayne Johnson and his daughter Simone Alexandra Johnson.

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  • From Kristen Bell to Dwayne Johnson, these celebrities all have parenting tips — whether or not you’d actually wish to follow them.

  • Chance the Rapper shared a step-by-step guide for how to comb hair without causing pain.

  • Hilary Duff’s messy experience with her son teaches parents to always pack a change of clothing.

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Parenting is a difficult job and, no doubt, many new parents are happy to take tips and tricks wherever they can get them.

Some celebrities, including Dwayne Johnson and Kristen Bell, have offered their advice or shared their experiences, from tips on keeping your kids safe around cars to ways to make sure they don’t waste their food.

Ahead of Father’s Day on June 21, here 22 parenting tips shared by celebrities. 

Hilary Duff said she learned the hard

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