Category Children’s Health

Moms Beware: How Alex Upton’s Baby Nearly Lost Four Toes Due To A Strand Of Her Hair

Moms Beware! Alex Upton, 26, has warned other parents of the danger of hair tourniquet syndrome, after her son, Ezra was left in agony. Her 10-week-old boy almost lost 4 of his toes when a single strand of her hair became

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New Study: Why Children Who Attend Créche Have Better Social Skills And Behaviour Than Those Cared For At Home

Do you experience ‘mom-guilt’ when you drop off your toddlers at childcare centres, créche and/or nursery schools? If yes, this study may be liberating for you! As a working mom, you can now breathe a sigh of relief when dropping

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Avery Partners NGO To De-Worm 1,500 Children

AS part of its corporate social responsibility, Avery Nigeria Limited, in partnership with Save Our Future Initiative, SOFI, has de-wormed no fewer than 1,500 children at the Makoko and Ibasa Beach communities, Lagos State. READ ALSO: Promasidor & CDC Unveil

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Excited Mom, Alysa Nicole Shares Video Of Her 2-Year-Old Son Walking, Beating All Odds Against Medical Diagnosis

A young mom has taken to social media to thank God for blessing her son, Braxton with a miracle. The woman  identified as Alysa Nicole thanked God for giving her baby boy the grace to walk despite medical diagnosis. Baby Braxton,

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Health Alert: SON Warns On China Made Cancer Causing School Uniform Materials

Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has warned importers of China made school uniform materials from Chinese companies like Sing Shun Fat School Clothier Company and Zenith Uniform Company about cancer causing substances found in the materials they bring into the country.

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Facts About Sugar Intake And Why Your Children Need To Eat Less Of It During This Holiday

Mrs Obiora Alexis, a paediatric nurse at the Lifeline Children Hospital, Lekki, Lagos; has warned parents against the danger of allowing their children consume too much sweetened and sugary foods during this holiday period. Mrs Alexis, in an interview with

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This Touching Article By An Autistic 10-Year-Old Girl Is Guaranteed To Make You Emotional

A story penned by a beautiful autistic 10-year-old girl has attracted praise from academicians and others living with the condition. Libby wrote this touching piece at her home in Kent, after a conversation with her grandmother about how autism affects

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42 Year Old Canadian Singer, Michael Bublé Tells About His Son’s Battle With Cancer

Do you know how excruciating it can be for a parent to watch his/her child in pains? It gets more excruciating when you as a parent cannot bear such pain on behalf of the child. That is the story of

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“Doctors told us she would die at 3 months.” Mum of 4-Year-Old Amanda Creates Awareness About Hydranencephaly

Amanda’s mother was told that her baby has Hydranencephaly, a condition in which the brain’s cerebral hemispheres are absent to varying degrees and the remaining cranial cavity is filled with cerebrospinal fluid, after she went for scan seven months into her pregnancy.

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Mum of Autistic Child Pens Story to Encourage Families of Children With Special Needs

Reflecting on her journey as a mum of a child with special needs and with a word of advice to families in her shoes, Opeyemi Ogungbemi-Ebagua narrated how devastated she was to learn that her son, Justin was autistic. In her

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A Spotlight on How Ignorance Runs Deep in Africa as Children Living With Sickle Cell Disease Are Killed By their Parents

According to Reuters, children living with the sickle cell have been branded witches and earmarked for death by their parents in the Cameroons. The sickle-cell disease is a genetic condition that causes abnormally shaped red blood cells and a variety of

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Simple Tips on How to Boost Your Child’s Immune System (Part Two)

Matthew Imerhion You’ve probably heard countless times that 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

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How I Discovered My Child Has Cerebral Palsy

Celebrating her son on his birthday who has cerebral palsy, a Nigerian mother of her special needs child took to her social media account to recount the circumstances surrounding her son’s birth and how they found out he has partial

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7 Reasons Children Are Becoming Increasingly Overweight

Ineh Olisah Despite the fact that childhood obesity has reached an alarming proportion, some parents with overweight kids have chosen to live in denial. This is fueled by ignorance and the ever busy parent who feels the need to constantly

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ALERT! Nigerian Mom Shares How Her Son Suffered Severe Body Reaction After Consuming a Pack of Juice (Photos)

A Nigerian mother Ifunanya Nwadike has revealed horrific details of how her son almost lost his life after drinking a certain brand of juice. The boy identified as Chibuikem Nwadike developed a reaction that nearly killed him. Chibuikem got so sick

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7 Reasons Why Your Child is Itchy and What to Do

Children, especially toddlers are prone to a lot of illnesses that can give you scares. While you cannot prevent certain ailments, you can be cautious and ready to help them out when they break down. Itchy skin is a common

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Tragedy as Whooping Cough Outbreak Kills 11 Children in Kano

According to a statement issued by the Information Officer of Kiru Local Government council, in Kano State, at least 11 children have died of whooping cough at Kankwana community in the state. The officer, Malam Rabiu Khalil also revealed that about

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

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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Rare Viral Disease ‘Monkeypox’ Strikes in Bayelsa | Doctor, 10 Others Quarantined

Residents of Bayelsa have been gripped by fear after the outbreak of a rare deadly viral disease known as monkeypox in the state. Punch reports that the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu, confirmed the development. According to World

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So Beautiful! Watch Emotional Moment Deaf Children Hear for the First Time [Video]

Columnist and Author, David Hannan shared an emotional video on Twitter of deaf people hearing for the first time. There are scenes of Babies and children that would make your heart melt. A Prelingual deaf individual is someone who was

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Baby Girl Smoking a Cigarette with Help from Dad | Photos

A very disturbing picture has emerged of a baby girl who is said to be part of a family of Roma nationality who live in Lom, Bulgaria, appearing to smoke a cigarette apparently helped by her dad. The offending picture

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Why Fathers Should Monitor Children As Much As Mothers – See How A Father’s Instinct Saved His Child’s Life

Over the years, there has been this belief that it is a mother’s duty to be the home manager and be involved in all that concerns the kids. While, it is the father’s duty to bring home the bacon and

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Drama Continues as Kemi Olunloyo Reveals Medical Status of Seyilaw’s Daughter Allegedly Sourced from His Relative

Self acclaimed journalist and daughter of former Governor of Oyo State, Kemi Omololu Olunloyo has claims to have shocking details of the health status of Seyi Law’s daughter, Tiwaloluwa.  According to Olunloyo, she received the details of Tiwa, who she said

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Nigerian who Suffered Obesity as a Child Shares her Struggles as she Writes Open Letter to Seyi Law About His Daughter

You will recall that earlier this year, controversial journalist Kemi Olunloyo wrote an open letter to comedian Seyi Law (read here) over his daughter, Tiwaloluwa, saying she is obese and should be monitored. A Nigerian woman who claims to have suffered and

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7 Ways To Improve Your Child’s Memory (Part One)

Mark Wealth Children who perform best in school are children who are able to understand, retain and remember what they have learnt in class. Many children are able to understand what they have learnt while the brain is built to

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