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…

Here’s What to Feed your Baby just Starting out on Solids

Creating a food timetable and meal plan for your 6 months to 1-year-old child allows you to pay attention to your baby’s diet. A child’s diet can affect their growth and development, so you should draft a meal plan that will ensure that your baby is getting all the right nutrients. We have whipped up…

What Is the Leading Cause of Asphyxia in Children?

  Asphyxia is the condition where the body doesn’t get enough oxygen to continue normal function. The body has too much carbon dioxide to function properly. Without adequate oxygen, nerve cells in the brain begin to die in about 2-4 minutes. And cell death is irreversible. So what are the causes of asphyxia in kids?…

Here Are the Effects of Heavy Backpacks on the Spine

Due to the number of subjects kids have to offer in school now, their backpacks are often full of books. However, heavy backpacks have negative effects on your child’s health Backpack, commonly referred to as school bag in these parts, helps school-bound children carry their school items to school. And if the schoolbag comes with…

Food Timetable for Nigerian Children – Ages 6 to 12 Months

December  1, 2019. Creating a food timetable and meal plan for your 6 months to 1-year-old child allows you to pay attention to your baby’s diet. A child’s diet can affect their growth and development, so you should draft a meal plan that will ensure that your baby is getting all the right nutrients. We…