Category Babyhood

Meet Alhaja Alakija, Nigerian Oldest Woman Living With Sickle Cell

A Nigerian woman has become an inspiration to many sickle cell patients. The woman identified as Alhaja Alakija has lived with sickle cell anemia for 94 years. Photos of the woman were shared by a female Nigerian doctor on Twitter.

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12 Interesting Facts About Babies You Didn’t Know

We bet you didn’t know all these facts about babies till now. From how they are formed to how they develop and grow, babies are just simply amazing. 1. The grasp of a newborn baby is so strong that its

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10 Facts And Myths About Breastfeeding You Didn’t Know

Like pregnancy and childbirth, you should learn about breastfeeding before becoming a new mom. Test your breastfeeding knowledge by reading these facts and myths to better understand how amazing women’s bodies truly are. 1. Breastfeeding is one of the most

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8 Simple Ways to Develop Your Baby Through Play (Part One)

Eyinade Eweje Just as you go the extra mile to see to the comfort and care needs of your baby, it’s also important to make out time to consistently stimulate them through play as babies learn primarily through interaction with

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7 Things That Can Damage Your Baby’s Hearing Ability

By Chiomah Momah Like most of us know, a baby’s hearing develops during gestation. Research has shown that some babies can hear as early as the 20th week in pregnancy! Since a child’s hearing can affect his ability to speak,

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Your Baby’s Age-appropriate Hearing Milestones

Chiomah Momah A baby’s hearing develops during gestation and research has shown that some babies can hear as early as the 20th week!  However, once a baby is born, it can be difficult to determine whether or not their hearing is fine.

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7 Common Breastfeeding Challenges & Solutions (Part One)

By Ebube Imana As natural as breastfeeding ought to be, it is fraught with so many challenges which can be very discouraging, even to a determined mother. It’s important for every nursing mother to realize that successful breastfeeding is a

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New Mum? See Tips on Getting Your Baby to Sleep

Are you a new mum or just welcomed your cute bundle of joy into your family? Do you find yourself adjusting to the new demands of being a mum as well as trying to catch as much sleep as possible? Are

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Nursing Mums: How to Stop Baby From Biting You While Breastfeeding

Ireyimika Oyegbami As a new mother whose baby has started teething you are very happy until the day your baby decides to bite your nipple during a breastfeed. You do not have to stop breastfeeding because your baby bit you;

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For The Organised Mum: Baby’s Diaper Bag Checklist

A well-stocked diaper bag can save the day when you are out and about with your baby. What is in your diaper bag? Use this checklist to make sure that you’re ready for your outing with your baby. 1. Bibs. 2.

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Baby Massage: 5 Ways To Massage Your Baby For Best Results

Massaging your baby is good both for their emotional and physical well being. Our baby massage is a mini wellness program which has been designed to suit your everyday life. No need for elaborate preparation as it can be routinely

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Why Giving Your Baby Water While On Exclusive Breastfeeding Could Be Deadly

A Georgia couple in the US has been charged for killing their 10-week-old baby who was on exclusive breastfeeding. The baby died as a result of malnutrition caused diluting the breast milk they fed her with water. Who knew giving

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What Could Happen To a Crying Baby When They are Ignored

Ogbugoh Terundu Joy Esq A baby’s cry signifies a call for attention, a need to be fed, changed or just swaddled in the warm arms of its mother. There have been theories that say, sometimes it is best for a

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Nursing Mum: 5 Tips on Boosting Your Milk Supply

By Ndidi Adekunle All experienced mothers have learnt that the size of a woman’s ‘mammary glands’ does not necessarily guarantee a good volume of milk supply. Boosting the quantity of milk supply then becomes an art to be learned. Do

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Tongue-tie in Babies: 5 Typical Signs to Watch Out For

Normally, the tongue is loosely attached to the base of the mouth with a piece of skin called the lingual frenulum. In babies with tongue-tie, this piece of skin is unusually short and tight, restricting the tongue’s movement. This prevents

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How To Treat Your Baby’s Diaper Rash?

Ogbugoh Terundu Joy A diaper rash is an irritation on the area of the skin covered by a diaper. It is mostly caused by friction. When the baby’s skin continues to have contact with urine or poop, the skin gets irritated.

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7 Common Baby Skin Problems To Watch Out For & What to Do

Chiomah Momah ‘As smooth as a baby’s bottom’ is a common phrase which alludes to the supple and smooth nature of a baby’s skin. However, every mum knows that every now and then it’s common for babies to experience various

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6 Possible Reasons Your Child Is Easily Constipated And What To Do

Ireyimika Oyegbami For many mothers it is NOT funny when their constipated toddler quips, “mummy, my bum-bum is hurting” when they want to make a poo, rather it calls for some apprehension especially when it occurs frequently. You should not

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Why “Bathing your baby with hot water is” not recommended – Community Health Technician Tells Us

A Community Health Technician, Mrs. Hellen Bulu, has advised Nigerian mothers against bathing their newborn babies with hot water and stretching their hands in an attempt to massage them. In a report by Punchng, Mrs Bulu of Family Health Clinic,

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7 Signs Of A Possible Miscarriage

A miscarriage is medically defined as a “spontaneous abortion”, which usually occurs, if it does happen within the first 12-22 weeks of being pregnant. Recognising the signs of a possible miscarriage early enough and going to your doctor immediately could

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Baltic Amber Reinforces the Divine Nature of Motherhood

In reality, motherhood is an embodiment of selflessness and Baltic Amber surely reinforces and upholds this virtuous servitude. For instance, from pregnancy to birth, the mother transforms into the ultimate giver, springing forth vitality and life. Similarly, Baltic Amber replenishes

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Been There, Done That: Mums Share Tips On Potty Training

By Grace Fagbohun Quite a number of mums have sent in questions on this same subject, mostly asking what they can do to fully have their kids potty trained as early as possible. These mums tell us share how they

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Activities That Can Damage Your Baby’s Delicate Brain

Ireyimika Oyegbami Brain damage is said to occur when an injury causes the destruction of human brain cells. In babies, it is commonly caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. It is pertinent to point out however, that

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