Parenting

How to Wash Plush Toys
One of the questions we've received frequently is, "How can I wash my plush toy?"⁣ ⁣That's why we recently introduced our very own mesh laundry bag! Perfectly sized to fit our medium sized plush, bookmark this blog post next time...
4 Diwali Inspired Arts and Crafts Ideas for Toddlers
Hi everyone! I’m Deepika, the creator of @toddlerseason, an account where you can find simple and fun crafts to do with your children! This Diwali, I’m so excited to be partnering with Modi Toys to share art projects that you...
7 Simple Ways to Celebrate Janmashtami With Kids
Updated: Aug 12, 2020 File this under things no one tells you to expect once you become a mom: you actually look forward to holidays! Halloween is my jam. Even Christmas is starting to feel more merry. But our Indian holidays......
How I Sleep Trained Baby #2 Despite Co-Sleeping With My First Born
Updated: Aug 12, 2020 I feel like moms usually fall in one of two categories: those who read all the baby books and take all the courses before (and even after) their little one arrives, and those who don't. I've always...
How To Diversify Your Playroom to Teach Kids About Racism
While I've always been driven to spark curiosity in my daughter about her Indian roots through toys and books, admittedly, I've done a poor job introducing her to toys and books of other cultures and backgrounds. That changes now. Consider...
Virtual Baby Shower Game Ideas
There's an immeasurable level of satisfaction I received in watching all the men, including my husband, drinking milk out of a baby's bottle during my baby shower. My personal favorite game, however, was "Guess the Poopy Diaper" (for lack of...
5 Ways to Incorporate Your Culture Into Distance Learning
We know it’s important for parents with little ones to maintain some semblance of normalcy during these uncertain and unprecedented times. As you know, we founded Modi Toys to help preserve our Indian culture and pass down the teachings from...
Five USA camps for Indian-American kids to learn culture and bond with
The Seattle I grew up in was very different than the tech-centric one of today—the modest number of Indians living there were usually connected to Boeing or Microsoft and, even living a few miles from Microsoft’s expansive headquarters, there were...
How to teach our children religious tolerance
As I stood in a chilly conference room inside a brightly lit Catholic church in Seattle, with my four-month-old baby in my arms, I had a feeling I can only describe as familiarly unfamiliar. It was the same church in...
Children’s Illustrated Books by Indian Authors
Bharat Babies founder Sailaja Joshi found that there are five times as many books about trucks and twice as many books about bunnies than there are about children of color. I can attest – I’ve probably read more board books...
Tools for helping your kid learn Gujarati, Hindi and Punjabi
My kid speaks more Spanish than I do. He’s not quite three years old, but he’s in a Spanish classroom at his daycare and literally knows more Spanish words than I do, thanks to my four years of high school...
9 Must-Haves to Pack for Your Next Family Vacation
Last July, when my son was almost two years old, we decided to take a family trip to Iceland for my mom’s birthday. A seven-hour flight with a lap toddler (hey, we were going to milk that free seat until...
Ultimate Baby Gift Registry - Support Fellow South Asian Entrepreneurs
As you prepare for your first baby, everyone has a very strong opinion on which car seat, stroller, bassinet and pump you should, accompanied by a lengthy story on why that product is good or terrible. Of course, your friends...
The One Thing I Wish I Had During My IVF Treatment
Todd and I got married in November 2012 so naturally, people began asking us, “So… when are you going to have kids?” shortly around New Year. And by people, of course, I mean those intrusive aunties with no regard for...
How to explain Ganesh – and Hindu religion – to children
Let’s be real – it can be extremely difficult to explain religion to a young child who comes armed with boundless curiosity and the ability to ask one seemingly simple question an endless amount of times: “But why?” My toddler...
Popular Indian Baby Names
Of all the things modern would-be parents can stress over – is the $300 bassinet just as good as the cheaper one? Is a wipe warmer really necessary? And what his this contraption that supposedly sucks my infant’s snot out...