In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God
“Necessity is the mother of all inventions.” Though sometimes manifestation of that necessity is subtle and it takes time for us to realize the gaping hole or chasm which exists due to lack of fulfillment of that necessity.
But when one gets the hint of the underlying need and potential benefits out of addressing that, something interesting starts to take shape. That was the case with KidNurture too.
Just like any other parent I was upbringing my kids with visits to paediatricians for routine immunization, general ailments etc. I would like to clarify that I belong to a family of doctors, due to that and with my own interest in healthcare I had some prior understanding of terminologies involved and other basic know how of this domain.
Despite this, over the period I started observing certain problems. My younger son had developed chronic tonsillitis and lost a lot of weight over the period due to that. I started realizing that I had no idea when did it start to happen and started pondering if I could have stemmed that a bit had I known that in time. During that time many of my friends who were also in same boat used to discuss regarding their kids’ activities – “My kid seems to be losing weight, but not sure how much in last 6 months? My daughter seems to be thinner than girls of her age – what is the correct weight and height at her age? Whether inability to button/unbutton clothes is appropriate for that age group? My kid can speak one word only – is that okay at this age? My kid can’t sit and he is of 9 months, is it normal? I lost that paper immunization record, what to do now? Doctor asked about last medication – I have lost that prescription, now what? How can I help my kid in developing? I thought my kid is healthy, recently I studied about BMI and obesity – how do I figure this out about my kid? “
There was an endless list of queries/doubts and they were not sure if they could do something about that.
Our doctors and paediatricians are doing wonderfully well but due to huge population and rush in their clinics we can’t rely to get as much time as possible to ask all random questions because first we don’t know what to ask and we don’t have recorded observations to discuss with supportive data.
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