Is Bed Sharing Safe for Babies?

Parents co-sleep for different reasons. Many do it because they believe that bed-sharing makes their baby feel safe. While some do it because it is satisfying. However, co-sleeping is a term that most people use when they mean bed-sharing with a baby. But those are two different things. Ginna Crochets What exactly is bed-sharing with…

Healthy snacks to pack your kids in the new year

If your child is the one who brings her untouched lunch home every day, surprise her with these healthy snacks for kids at school. Nothing makes me feel more like I have my life together than those weeks when our fridge is stocked with our favorite healthy snacks for kids to bring to school. A…

Everything You Should Know about Infant Colic

All babies cry. That’s how they tell us what they want, or something’s wrong. But when your baby cries for hours on end, you know it’s more than communication. After some time, the tears wear you out, and nothing seems to work. What is making your baby so cranky? Could it be infant colic? Does…

Vomiting in Pregnancy is a Sign your Child may Have Higher IQ

By AfricaParent  Looks like scientists have discovered some benefits for people who suffer from nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. And you know what they say, “no pain, no gain.”  Vomiting during pregnancy can be very unpleasant and uncomfortable. But, here’s the brights side, research has shown that it’s a sign your baby has high IQ…

Study Says Breast Milk has Cancer Dissolving Properties

  The benefits of breast milk just increased a notch. And this is perhaps the most revolutionary benefit of the wonder liquid that is breast milk. Breast milk can break tumours into tiny fragments that cancer patients can pass in their urine, a recent study suggests. Benefits Of Breast Milk: Dissolves Cancer Breast milk contains…

Stooling: Why Kids Withhold Poop and How to Help Them

When your child keeps withholding poop, it could lead to them being very uncomfortable. However, it could be because of fear or constipation and you can help them through it. It may seem funny when one hears that a child has refused to poop. But this a real problem, one that parents can help solve….

Here’s Why You Should Add Banana to your Diet during Pregnancy

Banana promotes the health of every pregnant woman [Medical News Today] Pregnancy requires healthy choices and consuming banana is one of them. If you are pregnant, you must eat healthy foods to ensure that your baby gets the right nutrition for its proper growth and development. Banana is a rich source of calcium and many…

Here’s Why your Baby Needs Guinea Corn

Guinea Corn has several health benefits for babies. It is advised that you breastfeed your baby exclusively for six months and introduce weaning foods after. Guinea corn, also called Sorghum is a nutritional energy inducer. This is because it contains cellulose and protein. Guinea corn offers some proteins, vitamins, and minerals that are very essential…

How to Save a Choking Child

By AfricaParent December 15, 2019.  We leave our kids at daycare, secure in the knowledge they’ll be looked after well. But apparently, this is not always the case. Heartwrenching preschool CCTV footage has emerged of a four-year-old boy choking to death at school, all alone during lunchtime. “Why didn’t a teacher come to his rescue?” sobbed…

How to Clear Blocked Breast Milk Ducts: A Step-by-step Guide

When it comes to reduced breast milk supply, the reasons are aplenty — from f ormula feeding, low nutrition, insufficient glandular tissue, pre-existing medical conditions and more. But what happens when your milk ducts start to clog and add on to your stress in breastfeeding? No doubt that it becomes more painful and challenging for…

Why do Babies Hiccup so Often?

Everyone is familiar with hiccups. We all experience them from time to time, less and less often as we grow older. Babies are particularly prone to hiccups, even within the womb. Sometimes as early as the 6th week after conception. But hiccups are usually nothing to worry about. They may last for a minute or…