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Whooping cough. Dangerous to babies, adults – especially if you miss immunisation

By Babylove Network | July 30, 2021

The disease is named for the characteristic sound of a whoop produced when affected individuals attempt to inhale; the whoop originates from the inflammation and swelling of the airways. Once the airways swell up, they become narrower than usual. As a result, the breathing becomes difficult, which causes the ‘whoop’ sound as you gasp for-breath after…

Caring for your baby after maternity leave

By Babylove Network | July 22, 2021

Any mother, especially the first-timers, will tell you that being separated from their child is one of the hardest things they have had to face. She sits in the boardroom barely listening to the presentations being made. She knows that back home, her baby is just getting up to feed. Her anxiety builds; all she wants is to call the…

The boy is mine

By Babylove Network | July 30, 2021

*Mary Obilisi had been waiting in the Monday morning down pour for the offices of a human rights NGO to open. *Mark, her husband of 14 years, who had infected her with the HIV virus on the second year of their marriage through marital rape had brutally assaulted her with a knife, destroyed her month’s dosage of ARV…

Cleft lip and palate-it’s not just about the beauty

By Babylove Network | August 1, 2021

A cleft lip is a birth defect that affects newborn babies around the world every year. About one in 1,000 babies are born with cleft lip/palate, a situation that can create many problems and possible complications that people don’t know about. Rather than treat the condition with the seriousness it deserves, some are quick to…

Mum gives everything – and reaps abudantly

By Babylove Network | July 25, 2021

Life has a way of igniting happiness, even in situations when we ask ourselves if it is worth living. But, with the risk of sounding philosophical, I have learnt out of experience as a mother that if we look for something to be appreciative of in life, we are bound to find it. When growing up, I vividly remember how many…

Feeding children

By Babylove Network | July 31, 2021

Do’s and don’ts It is every parent’s dream to have a healthy child who is good at school and active and jovial most of the time. There are things that one needs to do or avoid to ensure proper growth and development of his or her child. DO’S Discourage couch potatoes Such kids spend almost all their free time watching…

What children should eat to grow properly

By Babylove Network | July 22, 2021

Knowing dinner is served at approximately the same time every night and that the entire family will be sitting down together is comforting and enhances appetite. Poor nutrition among toddlers and young children is an increasingly common problem with serious physical and medical consequences. According to a recent report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on child health, 70 per…

Month seven Energetic, manipulative, anxious and communicative

By Babylove Network | July 28, 2021

I am pretty sure you would be so taken aback if you woke up one morning and saw your baby standing in his crib staring right back at you. I would, no doubt. Now, as a mum, you had better start getting used to such surprises, because such are the skills and abilities that come…

Health Insurance. Don’t leave home without it

By Babylove Network | July 26, 2021

One may ask, of what importance is it to get a health insurance? And to answer that, I am reminded of the Scouts’ motto, “be prepared”. As such, I feel it is important that one adopts it even when it comes to life-preparedness for unknown eventualities should rattle you out of your comfort zone and…

Drug allergies

By Babylove Network | July 30, 2021

How to protect your kids Drug allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to a medication. Though not as common as food or Hay Fever allergies, reaction to medication affects children and adults. According to Dr Magda Attia, a general practitioner, drug allergy accounts for 20 per cent of all allergy patients seen in a month, with the majority being children. Just…