Category Babies

4 Sure Ways To Encourage Your Baby To Start Talking

Literally speaking, babies are born ready to learn many of the skills they will need as time goes by. Starting from birth, they hearken to the words and sounds in their surroundings and attempt to make meaning of them all.

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Baby Recipe: Avocado Puree With A Dash Of Lime Juice

Avocado is considered an excellent stage one starter food for babies because in just one serving of avocado baby food there is plenty of essential vitamins, minerals and healthy fats that are valuable for the baby’s growth and development. Avocado

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Spina Bifida: Risks And Prevention

Birth defects are a leading cause of death for infants during the first year of life. They are structural or functional abnormalities present at birth that cause physical or mental disability. In the case of Spina Bifida also called ‘Split

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Risks, Causes & Prevention

It is a concern for parents of newborns that their baby might suddenly stop breathing during the night, and although the risks that that will happen with an apparently healthy infant is very minimal, yet you should still understand the

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WHO Sensitizes Parents On The Dangers Of Sugary Baby Foods

According to a UN report that proposed new guidelines Monday to improve infant diets, commercial baby foods often contain too much sugar and display confusing ingredient lists. The World Health Organization (WHO) examined nearly 8,000 products from more than 500

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Signs Your Toddler Is Ready To Be Potty-Trained

Understanding when your toddler is ready to transition from diapers to potty training can be a little daunting for some mums, there are however a number of surefire signs that just shows it’s time to begin the transition. One of

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Pediatrician, Nkechi Obinwa Explains Why Mums Should Not Mix Antifungal Creams With Their Baby’s Body Cream

In an attempt to lighten their baby’s complexion, many Nigerian mums consider it safe to turn to anti-fungal creams. Mums who engage in such practices consider it a more discreet approach than using actual bleaching creams on their child’s skin

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Nigerian Mum, Lolo, Reveals How A Health Tip She Learnt On Twitter Saved Her Child’s Life

A mum-of-two, Lolo, took to Twitter to narrate how a random tip she learned on the app came in handy and became a lifesaver following an unexpected situation she experienced with her toddler. The mum took to her handle @_IamEmpress_ 

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Health ALERT! Why Moms Must Avoid Using Camphor & Mentholatum On Or Around Newborn Babies

A medical doctor has taken to Twitter to warn parents and guardians with newborn babies about the dangers of camphor. According to Dr Chinonso Egemba Aproko Doctor, moms should avoid using camphor around babies and even on their clothes. In

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Mum-Of-One, Toolz Oniru, Reiterates Her Stance On Herpes And Kissing Newborns In New Instagram Post

Popular radio personality and mum-of-one, Tolu Oniru aka Toolz has taken to her Instagram to reiterate her stance on kissing newborns. Recall that, in January, few weeks after the Beat FM OAP welcomed her first child, she took to her

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Mum Reveals What She Does To Help Keep Her Baby Asleep For Longer

A mum has revealed her clever hack that will help parents to keep the little one asleep for longer. Most parents will do all that they can to keep their babies and toddlers asleep for as long as possible. But

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Everything About Lactose Intolerance In Children: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Do you have a baby that is not growing well due to frequent diarrhoea? Be vigilant, it could be due to lactose intolerance. What Is Lactose Intolerance? Lactose intolerance (milk intolerance) happens when the body cannot break down or make

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9 Simple Tips On How To Clean Your Baby’s Tongue

Cleaning your baby’s tongue is an important part of maintaining their oral hygiene from a young age. All you need is a clean cloth or a sterilized cotton bud, and some warm water. There are numerous benefits from making it

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Tongue-Tie (Ankyloglossia): What It Is, Symptoms And Treatment

Tongue-tie ( Ankyloglossia) occurs in a significant percentage of newborn babies. Left untreated, tongue-ties can lead to problems with feeding – including weight loss. Learning what a tongue-tie is and how it can affect babies might help you to spot

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Is Your Baby Allergic To Cow Milk? Try Camel-Based Infant Formula

Good news for mums who are unable to breastfeed or whose infants are allergic to cow’s milk baby formula. They now have an alternative — camel-based baby formula. A United Arab Emirates-based company has unveiled what it calls the world’s

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Infant Constipation: Causes, Symptoms And Remedies

Many parents worry about their baby not pooping enough, not because handling poop is some parenting sport, but constipation can make your infant really uncomfortable and fussy, no parent wants that. Seeing your baby helpless and uncomfortable can be really

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Is It True That Bigger Babies Sleep Better?

Baby weight is something that many mums worry about, it is unlikely however that a mum’s complain will be that their baby is too big, meanwhile many mums will worry that their baby is not ‘big’ or chubby enough, as

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10 Important Things Expectant Mums Should Know About Vernix Caseosa

There is a time in every expectant mother’s life when she hears of another term associated with pregnancy and she wonders ‘what the hell is that again?’ As if mucus-plug, bloody show and the rest are not enough, what would

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Baby Recipe: Wholesome Rice Cereal

There is nothing ‘magical’ about the nutrition components of commercially made infant rice cereal. Making your own is as easy as grinding rice into a powder, then cooking it for 10 minutes. In a previous post, we have already highlighted

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Baby Recipe: Fish, Carrot And Leek Puree

Fish is an excellent source of nutrition for everyone including babies, a vital source for Omega-3 fatty acids; it makes for  such an amazing puree for babies and should definitely be on the weekly recipe rotation. Although it is not

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Baby Recipe: How To Make Spinach Puree For Your Baby

The antioxidant-rich properties of  spinach makes it an ideal veggie for babies 8- to 10-months-old. Baby spinach puree is also one of the easiest dark leafy greens to eat. Healthy spinach puree is good to have on hand. You can

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5 Reasons To Make Your Own Baby Food

It is easy to buy baby food with all the brands out there claiming to have the most nutrient packed formula for your child. Why make your own when you can just conveniently buy already made baby food? Right? The

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Baby Recipe: Mango, Banana, Avocado Puree

The combined goodness of three of the most healthy fruits is a sure way to start your child up early on some good nutrition. Mango sometimes called “King of fruits” in parts of the world is not only delicious but

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Baby Recipe: Tropical Mango And Banana Puree

Juicy, tropical mango and banana are gentle on little tummies, making them popular first foods. Pick out ripe, fragrant fruits for this fresh blend. You can make a only banana or only mango puree, depending on your preference. Both fruits

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Motherhood! New Mom, Remy Ma Calls Out For Help For This Reason

Motherhood is priceless! When it comes to mommy duties, most women- irrespective of status, class and/or height- would do everything within their capabilities to get it right. Breastfeeding is a mothering act that a lot of mothers do not shy

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