Showing posts with label parenting tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label parenting tips. Show all posts

Pregnancy Is Past EDD, Can I Escape Being Induced? I Need Help Please Mothers

Good evening everyone,  Pls this is a personal question which I need advice to urgently. Pls help post on the blog, I also  need your very own advice ma. It's 6days past 39weeks in my pregnancy and labour is not forth coming ,this is my first pregnancy. 

The doctor told me they will have to induce me in the hospital if after 40 weeks and labour do not happens( heard it is very very painful). My questions are: 
during my 37th week I crossed a busy road  with running a little, I then felt a gush of water from my vagina soaking my pant and a bit of discomfort in my  lower abdomen.

 I remember getting

Re: Photos, Bathing A Baby, My Baby's Sheabutter/Vaseline Skin

My baby at 3 months
Hi Anon, I promised to upload a picture of baby's vaseline skin on the baby bathing post but it cannot upload there so I brought it here. At birth, I started with sheabutter but right now it's vaseline all the way. This was a selfie taken just four days ago on our way to pick his sisters from School.

A lot of people say that

Pictures: How To Give Bath To Newborn Baby

Handle the baby like shown in the picture to prevent soapy and slippery baby from slipping off your grip. Your left hand must grab the baby's left hand from the armpit and remain there until washing is done. The right hand does all the soaping and pouring of water. Even if bathing baby in the sink, grab armpit plus arm with left hand and do not release that grip.
I refuse to show him in swim suit(: with diaper is ok.

  1. Get a low stool to sit on. The bed in baby's room is low enough reason I didn't use the stool. If you prefer to stand while giving the bath, then place items on the dining table. I won't advise Nigerian moms to bathe babies in the kitchen sink cos we cook with a lot of pepper, palm oil and all.
  2. Ensure the room is well lit, close doors and windows to keep room temperature warm.
  3. Arrange baby wears, towels... large and small, sponge and baby soap, diapers, combs, cream or oil, baby shampoo, hair cream, dettol, cotton buds, bucket of warm water, hot water flask, cotton wool, methylated spirit and other items you'll need, vaseline or sheabutter or whichever you use. I started with sheabutter but changed to vaseline after we got admitted for jaundice.
  4. Check to see that everything is at arms length, if your baby is the type that cries hunger while bathing, try to breastfeed before undressing.
  5. Place the big towel on your thighs cos this is where baby will be put immediately after the bath.
  6. Undress the baby, grab as shown in the first picture and proceed with giving the bath.
  7.  I start with shampooing hair, then wiping the face with face towel, soaping the neck, armpits and whole body then finally washing with clean water from the bucket. 
  8. For the cord, I just make the remaining bath water a bit warmer, soak a clean face towel in there a hold above the navel while the warm water pours in there or I use the scoop. A few times though, I put both legs across the baby bath tub, still grabbing baby as shown, I place on my thighs while pouring the water on the navel. After this, wiping with methylated spirit and clean cotton wool is mandatory.
  9. Sometimes though, I start with washing his legs and end with shampooing hair before the navel. 
  10. Baby's genitals do not need any special douching and scrubbing please, for a baby girl, just gently wipe with the bath face towel and that's all.
  11. All those massages may not be necessary cos baby's body is still forming and growing and will definitelyn take shape as the baby grows older. Nigerian mothers, please let's stop all those painful massages while bathing our babies, we can't change the shape and stature.
  12. When satisfied, remove baby from bath water and place on the towel you had spread over your thighs and immediately start wiping water off with a towel.
  13. Cream or put oil on the tender baby's skin ASAP so you put an under wear on before completing the processes of wiping ears, navel and wearing diapers. New babies' catch cold easily reason I proceed to cover the chest with at least an under wear before completing the baby bathing process.
  14. Clean navel very well with your cotton wool and spirit before wearing diapers. 
  15. Oil baby's hair with a little oil if you like.
  16. Comb the hair with an appropriate comb, if your baby is very hairy like my boy, use an afro comb specially kept for baby's hair. If baby begins to cry while combing then check the size of that comb.
  17. Complete the dressing and by this time baby should be sleeping.
  18. You can now relax and put sleeping baby to rest.

Arrange baby bath items, everything you'll need before undressing the baby. This pic should have come first. My camera is giving a wrong date o, no mind am. maybe date of manufacture, I don't know but just turned it off since I can't set it right abeg.
Well, this is how I bathe my babies. Different mothers may have different methods.
This post is dedicated to our readers and first time moms who have no mother or mother inlaw to come do the "omugwo" (Care given to new moms and babies soon after delivery until the baby is about bthree months old) job after baby is born. I have seen new moms making arrangements with friends and church members and even elderly neighbours to help with bathing the baby and truth of the matter is that most times when other people bathe our babies, we are not really impressed; It's either we think the bath water is too hot or not hot enough, the massage is too vigorous for a tender baby, too much powder on baby's skin , not enough cream, bathing took too long thereby exposing baby to cold and I can go on and on and on. What if you learnt to bathe your baby yourself and

Can Low Sperm Motility Be Corrected? Visit Doctor Before Fertility Prayer Please

My lovely WC family. Its been awhile! Trust you are all doing well? Ok , can you recall a woman who wrote to ask about HSG sometimes ago? OK, its me and am back with my praise report.
With mixed feelings I went for the HSG! Mehn! It was a bit painful but all thanks to the radiologist who is a true believer, she was like a mother, she was really gentle and kept encouraging me. (God bless her). The result came back very good.

I saw the doctor the next day and he ask me to go for hormonal profile and my honey boo boo for sperm analysis.
With anxiety and all I wanted for cycle day 21 for the blood sample to be taken for the test. And hubby went for his sperm analysis. Hubby was diagnosed with low sperm motility and he was placed on Vitamin E. Can  low sperm motility be corrected?

For me, I waited for more than a month for my hormonal profile result to be ready. Mehn! I didn't know it will take that long. There were days I couldn't sleep, thinking and worrying for nothing!
Finally, result was ready. All hormones shooting very well expect progesterone which was within the range but not too good. I was placed on clomid and metformin.
I trust God that He will complete what He has started in us. And I know I will come to this page I share my testimony.

For someone trusting God for the fruit of the womb, abeg go see a doctor so that your prayer will be properly directed, know what you want God to correct! 

How I Induced My Labor Naturally, Baby Came Almost Immediately

At 39 weeks, there was no sign of labor, another hospital appointment was fixed for the following week. After 4 pregnancies, the Doctors said I won't be induced for any reason. If by 40 weeks I was still pregnant, that I will have to deliver the baby through Caesarean Section.
When I got home I started my research on how to make baby come before that week. I remembered how at 37 weeks, I experimented on something and suddenly I start getting contractions but quickly stopped for fear that the baby might not be due then. Intact, as soon as I discovered I was carrying a baby again?????, I started reading up on "pregnancy after 4 kids at late thirties".I knew a few things already. I learnt so many things a woman can do to induce labour, some practical, some incredible. I tried a few, nothing worked and was about to give up when

When Your Teenager Views Online Porn, What To Do

Is this a headache banging?I woke up this morning, prayed for all my children and while doing that, something came across my heart like "check their phones today"
The last time I'd checked, all were just pics of their fav celebs like Justin Bieber, One Direction Mercy Johnson, Omotola, Genevieve, Davido etc etc, and the rest were Educational searches. Fast forward just one year of cooling down, feeling good that my kids are still very very innocent.

They have all gone to school this morning, leaving the gadgets carelessly on their not very well laid beds. The first phone I pick is my Twelve year old's, switch on, there's no credit so I recharge. Check Browsing history and what???
Youtube videos about 'IT"
Seriously? I blanked out, felt as light as a peacock feather. My baby? Where did I go wrong? Is it by giving her a phone or by  providing recharge cards?

First, I am trying to search for any software that can

Can My Wife Retain This Baby Weight While Breast Feeding Our Baby?

Good morning all, 
I am guy of 32, I came across your blog few weeks back. my issue is, my
wife is currently pregnant, first pregnancy after a year of our
wedding. she was very skinny when we got married and in her pregnancy
but once she got to her second trimester she has been putting on this
magnificent weight which am loving every bit of.

 she is prettier, building those hips and looks very very mature, which I love.
The problem is I want her to bottle feed our baby after delivery by
Gods grace, cos breastfeeding will

Trying To Conceive And Staph Infection, Please Advise

                                                        Hello WC pls I really need ur advice on dis. Its been three years now I've been trying to concieve and also battling with infection too, " staph" precisely. I and DH av been taking series of treatment and also abstain from sex in d course of d treatment so as to yield good results but d infection keeps coming back. 

We av spent somuch money on drugs and not really financially buoyant, and its beginning to tell on us. We've used rocephin injection and also trobecin since dat is what d infection is sensitive to and also all forms of floxacine including tarivid, but all to no avail. Right now I want to start taking supplements dat wld help boost reproduction. I need advice pls. I need to carry my own baby. 
                 Just want to

My Present Situation, Just Imagine It's You

I am going to start from the very beginning, and this will be the first time I will ever open my mouth to explain at length the actual gist behind the whole thing.. I am 27 years old. Im currently working with a radio station as an OAP. i am earning enough money to take care of me, my son and other expenses so I bless God for the provisions he made for me. I started visiting this blog early this year when i googled how to make a certain dish..this is a wonderful blog. So that I don't start boring you, here is my story. 11 years ago, I was in Asaba. I was done with secondary school but not yet in the University. My uncle came home from spain after 8 years, and he came to build houses and establish some businesses in Nigeria, he planned to stay for a minimum of 3months and came with his spanish-American wife whom we had never met. We are four children and adding my parents that made us six and lived in a 3 bedroom apartment so my uncle could not
stay with us. He decided to get a flat in a more developed part of asaba while construction was going on his new house.

Due to the fact that my uncles wife was not Nigerian, they needed someone to show her around, help with the chores and also keep her company since she didn't have friends and my uncle was always in the site with my dad . coming back very late at night. She was and is a very nice woman and I enjoyed her company and gists a lot but after a month,I started searching for friends around the

Tired Of My Mother's Trouble's, Must I Always Do Her Bid?

Dear Aunty eya goodevening. Am really stressed out and confused am 22 and a christian  attending a living Church, but my problem now is since my mom found this new church, I haven't rested. She wants me to start attending their services and programs, infact, she wants me to stop my church and start attending hers.

 I Have even done

pawpaw Leaves For Quick Breast milk Production

Hi, I was introduced to ur blog like two weeks ago but only felt a need to check it out and I must say it's mature and unlike the usual "small talk" blogs around. Kudos!

My first interest is about the lady who

Posting Our Children's Pictures On Social Media?

Hello Eya,

Few minutes ago I saw a message on my Whatsapp "Please mama debbie... Am happy for you... Stop exposing your baby to social media. The baby is too young. Expliotation and manipulations is easy on social media...not everyone is happy....oooo. It just a suggestion...."

I did sincerely appreciate this friend's concern and courage to speak up rather than curse me within, however I did ask what risks children are exposed to as a result of innocent parents/friends posting their pictures online so I can

Which Is Better, IUD Or Implants?

Hello aunty Eya, I sent a mail some days ago but you've not posted it. Pls am sending this mail again. Help a sister abeg.
I'm on the verge of choosing btw IUD or implant mode of contraception. I need opinions from people that have done either of the two. Want to know d side effect they experienced when they did it. Madam biko help me post it on WC. Thanx a lot

I'm at the point of

Is It Alright To Add Human Effort To Faith Prayer?

Good morning Everyone! Please, I have a beautiful daughter who is three years old and I want to start trying to conceive my second child. However, I want a boy now for a different experience and to complete my family.

I have been praying and fasting about it. However, there are some natural ways to aid in conceiving a boy prominent among which

Thank You All I'm Now Pregnant. I Need Tips Please

Goodmorning madam Eya, I hope this message meets you in good condition. Pls help me post my mail. I came to this same blog(WC) few months back seeking for advice concerning infertility. The Almighty GOD has smiled at me as I am currently 4months pregnant.

 (I praise his mightiness). I give thanks to madam eya and the honourable WC members that took time to share my problem and the numerous advice I receive in this very home saving blog. My fellow WC members pls I need to know what I should do,eat,avoid to have a healthy pregnancy althrough

My most concern is

Battling With Blocked Fallopian Tubes, Any Tips For Me?

Aunty Eya, good evening,please I want u to hide my ID my name is  ... Please i have been battling with blocked fallopian tubes and I really

I Am Gay, Lesbian, What Would You Do?

So much is happening right now. The Anti-Gay Bill, the fights on blogs between supporters and non supporters, the sudden support and likeness of President Goodluck Jonathan and the anger too by some. Times are changing so fast it's scary abeg.

I took my time to read comments on different blogs and I know fully well that by posting this, some commenters will want me to say my stand and not stand on the fence. I asked myself what would Jesus do? I cannot condemn anyone created in God's image and likeness, who am I to even judge them. HOWEVER, Truth is, I agree completely with

For Pregnancy, Antenatal And Delivery, Is Gov't Hospital Better Than Private?

Hello Eya,

Could you help me sample the opinions of visitors to your blog concerning the above subject?

My mum thinks I should register with the Federal

Should I Go Ahead With This Wedding?

Good evening Aunty Eya,My name is sandra your regular reader Merry Xmas and happy new year .I really need help because am worried about my relationship. We keep having issue and we are getting married in 3 months time. 

Before we got engaged we only dated for 2 weeks. I told him we are not ready and am not yet in love with him yet but he said we will be fine, even my family said so.

Now we quarrel a lot and am pregnant. He does things that make

Which Government Hospital In Abuja Is Better Than Wuse General Hospital?

Good evening Aunty Eya abeg no vex I know I've sent a lot of messages for advice but just bear with me. Pls ill need advice on when to start ante natal, my mil said I should wait till when I'm 3 months but someone advised to start now so I can start taking the drugs. 

pls I and hubby aren't too rich n ill like to have my baby in a Government hospital, one of my friends advised me not to go to the one in Wuse cos the
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