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She is a beautiful girl – despite the pain

By Babylove Network | July 22, 2021

She was born at 11.35 pm on December 31, 2009. The labour was harrowing. The contractions were rather close together and hurt a lot. The result was a beautiful girl. I am grateful to the Almighty for giving me the extra strength to bring her forth. We named her Nduu, after my husband’s late maternal…

My Child, My Teacher

By Babylove Network | July 23, 2021

I have three little teachers in my house. Well, one of them is no longer so little. The point, however, is that although we adults are bigger, stronger and should probably know better, there are times that we end up learning so much more from our children than teaching them. If we look closely enough,…

How to stop your baby’s thumb-sucking

By Babylove Network | July 1, 2021

Thumb sucking is normal in babies and young children. A natural sucking instinct leads some babies to suck their thumbs during their first few months of life, or even before birth. Babies may also suck their fingers, hands, or items such as pacifiers. They have a natural urge to suck, which usually decreases at the…

Kidding Moments 30

By Babylove Network | August 3, 2021

A teacher draws a snake and asks her class, ‘How many feet do you think this snake is?’ Jane, the cleverest girl, lifts her hand smiling and confidently pipes up, ‘Snakes have no feet.’ – After school, John goes home hungry and with a stomach upset. The mother asks what he did with his lunch…

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…

Tips and tips 35a

By Babylove Network | July 30, 2021

Bathing your new born o Until his umbilical cord has fallen off and his circumcision has healed avoid giving your baby a bath in the basin. o Start the bathing by wiping his eyes from the inside to the outside using a clean damp soft cloth or a wad of cotton wool without soap. o…

Is she bedwetting?

By Babylove Network | July 31, 2021

Ways to help her stop it ‘Parents should remember that children rarely wet on purpose, and usually feel ashamed about the incident,’ Writes Kepha Nyanumba, Nutritionist, AAR Healthcare. Bedwetting refers to the unintentional passage of urine during sleep. Enuresis is the medical term for wetting clothing during the day or in bed at night. Another name for…

What do we call him?

By Babylove Network | August 3, 2021

Looking at my newborn son in hospital, as I recover from his birth, there is no doubt that he means a lot to me. I get thinking. What will I do to make his life meaningful and fulfilling? Of course, I need to have a savings account for him for a rainy day, a brilliant…

UNDESCENDED TESTICLES

By Babylove Network | July 22, 2021

Is your baby boy at risk? One of the examinations that a doctor performs upon the birth of a baby boy, is a thorough review of the baby’s genitals. This is done to confirm that both testicles, or testes, are in their normal position in the scrotum. It is not unusual for babies, particularly premature…

Fever – what to do with the chills

By Babylove Network | July 22, 2021

Fever is not a new word to parents. Most children will get fever at some stage. It remains the biggest cause of hospitalization among children. Fever is defined as a rectal temperature of over 38.0°C. Often, temperature readings taken at other parts of the body are lower. Fever itself is not life-threatening unless it is extremely…