Category Babyhood

Tried & Tested Tips to Wean Your Toddler Off Breast Milk

Chiomah Momah Breastfeeding can be an extremely rewarding experience for mother and child, but like most good things, there’s always an end in sight. While some babies self-wean, others are more resistant to weaning, especially toddlers who are older and

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Baby Colic: What it is & How to Deal With it

Baby Colic are episodes of crying for more than three hours a day, for more than three days a week, for three weeks in an otherwise healthy child. These episodes of crying typically does not result in long term problems. The crying

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8 First Foods to Excite Your Baby’s Taste Buds

Chiomah Momah For many new mums, after months of feeding their baby with breast milk or formula, they look forward to introducing baby’s first foods. Apart from the pre- packed baby food, there’s often a dilemma as to what exactly

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Is Baby Powder Safe To Use? See Top Things You Should Know

Mark Wealth Is baby powder safe? Could that silky, smooth, sweet smelling powdery substance that TV commercials promise to give baby smooth skin and make them comfortable be anything than harmless? Find details you should know below. It Is Used

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A to J Of Baby Sleeping Solutions

It is no longer news, that getting babies to sleep is sometimes a difficult task that parents are faced with. Especially when they are below one year. Thankfully, Parenting.com has published a very interesting article that will help you and your

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7 Reasons Why Your New Born Will Cry

Crying, as all new mums will realize, is a part of life for every baby. As you figure it out along the way, you will learn that apart from crying being their natural ways of communicating, the following reasons just

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Baby’s Growth & Development Milestones: 4-6 Months

Babies are expected to reach certain development milestones at certain stages. That being said, they still develop at their own pace. From the 4th month of a baby’s life, they reach a certain growth level, where they become more aware and

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How To Get Your Baby To Sit, Walk And Crawl By Developing Their Motor Skills

Ebube Imana Actions which involve babies using their muscles are called motor skills. According to Wikipedia, “a motor skill is a learned sequence of movements that combine to produce a smooth, efficient action in order to master a particular task.”

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Baby’s Growth & Development Milestones: 1-3 Months

Your baby’s growth in the first three months is usually rapid. Most of them reach certain milestones at similar ages, but this isn’t exactly guaranteed. A baby who raised her head first, might be the last to sit up unassisted

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Starting Your Baby On Solids? The Eight Rs You Must Know

Considering introducing solids to your baby is a good step, but wait a minute! Have you put all the essentials into consideration? Like when to start, what to start with amongst others? Here are the 8 Rs you must know

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A Parents’ Guide for Skin-to-Skin Contact with their Infants

Pregnancy, Birth &Beyond  defines skin to skin contact as: “The method of caring for newborn infants which involves putting the infant on the mother’s chest skin-to-skin. Skin-to-skin contact is an important component of a method of newborn care called “Kangaroo

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8 Things To Expect When Baby Number 2 Comes Home

The love and care you have for your children is priceless. There is however something magical about having your first child. Then before you know it, another soldier joins the army. Every child is different in their own way, but

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7 Ways Dads Can Emotionally Prepare For Childbirth

The modus operandi for dads during the pregnancy period is much more serious than a lot of people understand. Mummy carries the bulk of the pregnancy, but daddy also has a big role to play, and more often than not,

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7 Ways to Bond With Your Unborn Baby

When a woman is pregnant, she is sharing her body, soul, mind and spirit with a stranger nonetheless. Although the baby you are carrying inside of you has you and your partner’s blood, and you are the sole provider of

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A Guide to a Healthier Lifestyle With Cooking Oil

There is a lot of controversy over the good, bad and ugly side of oil consumption. The thing to remember is that oil is a fat, and it is necessary for the proper development of the body, e.g they are needed

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“Bilingual babies are smarter” – Experts Explain

Bilingual babies benefit from multiple advantages when it comes to cognitive development. It seems the little ones of parents who speak two languages in front of them from day one get bored of familiar images quicker and tend to prefer

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Fitness During Pregnancy: 4 Simple Home Excersises For Every Trimester

It is a long time proven fact, that when you’re pregnant, it’s important to keep moving, i:e exercise. Pregnant women who exercise reap a lot of benefits like having more energy, experiencing less back pain, looking fabulous pre and post-delivery, and other

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Why Newborns Look So Funny

At the beginning, your newborn is…well..not so pretty at first. If you notice that your baby has too much hair on their face, their arms and legs are curled up for weeks, their eyes don’t always open and their genitals

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Breastfed Children Do Better At School – Study

Researchers have shown that breastfeeding causes children to do better at school. The research conducted by Oxford University and the Institute for Social and Economic Research, Essex University, found that as little as four weeks of breastfeeding for a newborn

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How Cool Dads Bond With Their Kids

Studies have shown that an involved father is also crucial to the healthy development of the child. Times are changing from when the roles of the father was strictly limited to providing and disciplining to more nurturing, caring and mentoring

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12 Rules For Visiting Parents Of A New Born

The postpartum period is the time when families need the support of their families and friends the most!  Be a gentle, considerate visitor who puts the family’s needs first as they have just welcomed a new born who needs all

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10 Most Useful Items For Your Baby

By Ndidi Adekunle Shopping for a new baby can be a very intense event. The list of items to buy can be endless, depending on who is being consulted for advice: your own mother or mother in law, another experienced

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Why You Should Discourage Your Child From Sitting In The W Position

In an article on Mirror UK, Dr Connie Challoner reveals the potential harm in the W position when seated commonly used by kids. The common ‘W’ position is when kids (and sometimes adults) sit flat on their bottoms with their

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Baby Knows Best: Is The Hands Off Approach For You?

The newest parenting trend among such celebrities as Penelope Cruz and “Spider-Man” actor Tobey Maggiore has less to do with parenting and more to do with treating little kids more like adults. The approach is called RIE, an acronym for

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NANNY TO THE RESCUE: What Kind Of Foods are Appropriate for My 9 Month Old Baby?

Q: What kind foods are appropriate for my 9 months old baby? Are there guidelines to help me serve sufficient portions? A: You should offer babies tasty foods that are soft in texture to buy their interest and avoid indigestion.

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