Category Babyhood

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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YOUR BABY’S HEALTH: 15 Warning Signs You Should Never Ignore (Part Two)

Ineh Olisah Often times, you’re so concerned about your baby’s health that you wish there was something, perhaps magical, you could do to insulate him from falling ill. You are however realistic enough to know falling ill is inevitable and

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Teething: Common Symptoms & Remedies

By Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo It’s always a joy to witness your baby’s milestones even though some are attached with growing pains like the one babies experience when teething. Well, the good news is that you can make the teething process a

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10 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Immune System (Part One)

By Matthew Imerhion  The immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs working together to defend the body against the several harmful microorganisms like bacteria and viruses, encountered on a daily basis which cause infections and diseases. In

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7 Ways To Dry Up Your Milk Supply With Ease After Weaning Your Baby

At some point, every nursing mother will be have to make the decision to discontinue breastfeeding her child. To promote growth and development and to ensure babies meet their milestones, babies should be given milk up to age 2. So,

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How To Get Your Pre-pregnancy Body Back

Most new mums can’t wait to bounce back to their pre-pregnancy state. For a few mums, bouncing back comes pretty easy, dependent on some factors such as the woman’s fitness, age and heredity. However for most mums, losing the baby

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Foods Your Baby May Not be Ready For

By Ndidi Adekunle It’s easy to just feed our babies some of the regulars on the family menu or take any baby food product or refreshment off the shelf to feed them but it doesn’t really work that way as

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Your Baby’s Poo: What’s OK And What Is Not With Photos

New mums can sometimes have little idea what to expect, when it comes to their newborn’s poo! But a dirty nappy can give you all manner of clues as to the immediate health of your brand new miracle. Here is

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KEGELS: How To Tighten and Firm Up Those Pelvic Muscles For Good

Women need Kegel exercises for different reasons. Child bearing expands the muscles of the pelvis, the same ones that are used in holding the flow of urine. It so happens that the same muscle is very key in sexual satisfaction.

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Sugary Diet During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk in Children- Researchers

Women who consume lots of sugar during pregnancy may increase the risk for asthma in their children, researchers report. The study also shows that children between the ages of seven and nine may be at greater risk of developing asthma

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What to Look Out for When Choosing a Diaper for Your Baby

When your baby is born, you are concerned about the well being and comfort of your baby. Diapering your baby is one thing that new mama’s need to take a step back, breathe and handle carefully. Every baby is different

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Dreadful! Strange Disease Kills 50 Children in Jigawa State (Details)

According to reports making the rounds, no fewer than 50 children have died in a village in Jigawa State village of a strange disease. The village head Malam Bashari Galadima Gidan Gudu told The Nation that the kids who died

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Meet Samuel: ‘Miracle Baby’ Reputedly Born With Healing Powers 

A baby referred to as ‘Daddy Samuel’ has become a ‘miracle attraction’ after he was allegedly born with some fresh leaves bound with a strand of hair and had the ability to speak barely two weeks after his birth. The

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