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

03 February 2016

How To Teach your child to clean his bottom

Maybe you weren't taught growing up as some African moms may not know that wiping clean is an art that should be taught. Please don't let the kids learn by trial and error. Poop stains in their under pants is not hygienic. While you clean your child up, it's good to have a conversation, talk him through it. For girls, make sure she knows she should always wipe from front to back. Boy or girl, you may have to get graphic to describe what you're doing, yes oh.

A girl should never wipe from back to front as that can introduce germs and faeces from the back to the it.
How to teach your child to wipe their bom bom:

31 January 2016

How Can I Make My Son Born Out Of Wedlock Legitimate In Nigeria?

Good morning wives connection family. I had a fight with my inlaws because they show no respect when they come visiting. It's like my kitchen is a thoroughfare where they can just pick whatever they like as a takeaway, open freezer to see what's in there and even check pots on the cooker like we are mates.

So we exchanged some sour words with my SIL and she kept repeating that my son is an illegitimate child ;(
I had this boy before hubby and I wedded officially,  in

30 January 2016

Help With My Baby's Hair

Please I need advice on how to grow a baby girl's hair. My baby is 15 months old. I only trimmed her hair a little when she was about 9 months old. the front was long but the back was very low and scanty.
The back refuses to grow. The hair looks like its cutting and looks very dry. I usually use shea butter but stopped about 2

23 January 2016

How To Care For Baby Skin In Nigeria. I need help oh

Hello WC, I was advised to get aveeno if I want the best skin for my new born. Now, Aunty Eya, it's like her skin was better when I used black palm kernel oil which I dropped cuz I don't like the smell. There are rashes on my

14 January 2016

My Baby Is Ready For Potty training, How Do I Know? READ ALL THE SIGNS BELOW

 A Potty should not be made to look too fancy else toddlers mistake them for toys. An hour doesn't pass without my baby dragging and pulling the potty all over the house even into the kitchen.  So, one has to maintain 100% hygiene for their safety.

  Yesterday I went potty shopping because the one that came with the bath tub is now small and too low for my baby. He has started school this week and GOD! I'm so grateful. He started showing signs before Christmas but I wasn't interested, all I wanted to do was wait until he is 2 at least but now that he is in

07 December 2015

Best Cereal For Nigerian Babies To Eat From 6 Months On

Hello wives connection, please my baby is six months and refusing all the cereals I introduced to him. I have tried cerelac, nutrend, golden morn blended indomie and even blended quaker

04 December 2015

Pregnant? Classic Baby Girl Name Suggestions For 2016

Being a mother of mostly girls, My choice of names has always been classical. Not many families will name their only son Joseph in 2015, when there are so many funky, modern sounding names. If I named my Chairman Joseph, then you should just know that my girls' names include the "old school" Margaret. All baby names are cute, however,  I think I prefer classical baby names  for my kids to funky fresh names. I’ll admit that I’m a bit of a classicist when it comes to baby names, so, if you are for unique one in town names, then, maybe I'm not the right person to ask, lol.. I prefer names like Katharine and Margaret my own daughter's name, to Funkimine and Gadgetstar or Compunerry. But there’s plenty of room to choose something cute for your daughter without going too far into oddball territory. If you’re looking for cute girls’ names, check out one of these options:
Adelaide It was the name of a popular British monarch and an Australian city, but now this name with a “noble” meaning is fresh and fun for a little girl.

07 November 2015

Four Nigerian Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

     A pot of isi ewu cooked with potash..    
  1.  Ngwongwo:  (Not the goat meat type, I mean dog meat ngwongwo). This is a dog meat delicacy from Calabar also known as forty forty. Not all Cross Riverians eat dog meat

02 November 2015

Re: Please Suggest Good Igbo Names For Twin Babies

Hi Aunty Eya, well done and may God Almighty bless you for all that you are doing for us on this blog. My table has more variety since I found this blog. You will reap bountifully. I am a reader of wives connection who discovered the blog just last week. My wife is in her third tremester of

27 October 2015

26 October 2015

How To Start A Weekend Home Daycare In Nigeria, Make Quick Cash

First of all, let's talk about why you need a weekend daycare before looking at how to start one and make cool cash from desperate owambe mothers seeking where to drop kids off and enjoy Saturday events. The time to start opening weekend daycare centers in Nigeria is NOW, you know why? Life generally ha become very busy and stressful especially for single moms.

Last week Saturday , I needed to go gym for at least one hour and because O don't have anyone to leave my baby with, it didn't work out. Canceling the gym appointment made me feel bad that there's no where in this country where one can just drop their kids and run a few errands that might not need taking baby along.

The season of weddings and other events is here, after a

23 June 2015

I Hate My Son Now, How Do I Change It Please?

[04:15, 23/06/2015] : Anty Eya.
[04:15, 23/06/2015] ‪: Goodmorning ma.
[04:16, 23/06/2015] ‬: I guess it's easier to reach you here than mail.
[04:16, 23/06/2015] ‬: Bikko read and post this asap. It's urgent and important.
[04:16, 23/06/2015]‬: HELP, I DNT LOVE MY SON.

I'm not going to bore you with the very long story, help is what I need and help is what I'm asking. But for clarity sake, permit me give you a brief summary of the entire story as it is.
I'm a single mum,my son is 9 years old and im 19years older than him. I'm a very dutiful mother. Right from pregnancy till now, the irresponsible man I got pregnant for hasn't contributed up to 10,000N in this boys life. He is the only regret I have in my entire life, I wish he wasn't the father of my son.

I have loved this child right from pregnancy, when I held him in my hands as a baby for the first time, I loved him more, as a toddler, I still loved him silly. He was my entire world, I lived for him. Until.... well, until his father yanked him from me at the age of 3yrs, and went to dump him with his elder sister...story for another day.
I prayed and fasted, I kept in touch with the sister, id send money, food, sch fees, etc. In short, I was still there as a mother for my son. I kept praying for his return,17months later, the aunt miraculously returned my son to me, without me asking him.

The love of a mother knows no bound, but when I saw my son, he looked so unhealthy. I couldn't believe it. This was a child that was very chubby and healthy before he was taken away. They returned a healthy soul but sick body to me. What could I do? He was my son, my first.Love drove me to action.I took him and nursed him back to health. And it was indeed a battle, cos for another 3years, I kept treating one boil, and rashes after the other.... too long a story... Thank God. He's whole now.

Hate is such a strong word to use here. No,that's not what I feel for this child right now. I just don't  like him. I dnt love him either. I dont have feelings for him. Don't get me wrong. God has really helped me. My son attends one of the best private school in my area. I buy good clothes for him, feed him well, he has a private tutor, cos we stay together,he's also smart too. Damn, im to Damn well a dutiful mother.
But,Deepdown, I can't bear to show him affectionate love. I dnt know when this thing started, 3yrs ago?

05 December 2014

Eya Girl At The Gym Burning Calories

 Really panting here, yet no sweat making it look like I 'm not serious.
 It's fun trying to lose weight and live healthy. Can't afford to over work my small blood pumping heart. I hardly sweat and don't like it. After all the exercises and panting, the only clothing item on me that tasted sweat was the sports bra, every other thing looked like I just woke up from a restful sleep. I didn't know that even without sweating much sef, one can still burn calories. I burnt close to 200 at just this first visit.

With a body weight of 87.3kg as at arrival at the gym, I need to lose but, come to think of it, I am tall so, it's not that bad. If I can lose just 10kg, I'll just maintain. My ideal weight is 75kg, here I know the body is healthy and the heart is not overworked. So help me God. Yes, I need this prayer cos I wanted to gym daily but was asked to make it four times per week. My next appointment was supposed to have been last weekend and here I am still planning to. It takes a lot of determination and hardwork and sacrifice.

I love to exercise, and, gymming everyday wouldn't have been a problem but right now it is a bit of a challenge because the two men that carried Mr young man while I exercised saw hell. He was ready to scream his lungs out until Mummy appears. If I was keeping him at the daycare or even a nanny would have really really made things easy but for where? I'm not allowed to enjoy any of these privileges now.

Hubby says he

17 November 2014

The Family Threatens To Kill Me, If I Come Back Again For My Child, Please Help

Pls ma save me from this wahala o!
 I had a child with this illitrate guy who claim he is a pastor 15yrs ago. he denied the paternity so i decided to go see his father since they all knew and i dnt have a job and my family d
that could help said i have to take him to court to decide how he would take care of me but I refused since he is a man of God thinking we could settle it through church. 

when i got there his father claimed his son has married a church sister and havd travelled to south africa for church work but that i can drop the baby (2yrs then) and write her date of birth.

 In 2004 i went back when i got a job, to have my child back but the father refused me only for the family to give my

14 November 2014

Mother-In-law Has Placed Me On Diet Soon After Giving Birth, That Ok?

Good day aunty Eya and fellow blog readers.Am an ardent reader of wives connection blog I prefer to remain anonymous.

Pls I need your advice am a first time mom,i had my baby few weeks ago,Hubby & I still live with his mum & siblings.Immediately after the birth of my child my mother inlaw placed me on a no carb diet she feels she's helping me because according to her hubby is still young and doesn't like chubby ladies and may fall out of love with me if I ever get fat.

For now I eat strictly fruits,peppersoup with 5 spoons of brown rice,unripe plantain and beans.Pls moms in the house i'd like know if this can affect my little one in any way as I plan to breastfeed her exclusively.

And also I

04 November 2014

Farting From Front Passage

Dear Eya and wives connection blog readers,

How you doin? God bless everyone.
I wrote you some weeks ago ... The first time mum with an unstitched tear I sustained during delivery and I got a few suggestions that helped (God bless everyone),I feel better now, the tear has closed up but the problem is that

14 September 2014

First Time Mum: Has Anyone Been In This Situation?

 I must say that I have learnt a lot from wives connection blog though I never knew a day would come when I'll have to write in for help...

Am a first time mum,had my baby ten days ago and I had a little tear which the doctor said didn't need to be stitched,its painful like crazy and am so scared even after d normal everyday hot water massage

Initially I couldn't

25 August 2014

Hospital List For Delivery In Nigeria

Helloo Aunty Eya and WC, I discovered this blog on Google while searching for recipes of Nigerian soups and have since become a follower. I need a little help. I am a first time mom in my third trimester. My hospital is a private one maybe that's why I haven't been given a must have delivery list for pregnant mothers.

I asked my midwife and Doctor, they all teel mke the same thing, to come along with my personal effects and items I will need without listing them out. I'm planning to

22 August 2014

My Six month Old Lacks Head Control

Please could you post my question in your blog so anyone that's had a similar experience can comment.
My daughter is currently six months old and she can't hold her head yet. our pediatrician directed us to a physiotherapist but the exercises we have been doing haven't changed things much. she's rolling over and meeting all her other mile stones except the head control which she can't hold for more than five seconds and when she does it tilts to the side though she can

21 August 2014

Unripe Banana Meal For My Baby

A serving of soft unripe banana meal for babies
Babies love unripe banana pudding. While crackingn our heads on what to start with when introducing them to solid food, THIS is one of the best. Cooked with enough crayfish. Ikokore babana is cooked just like wives connection step by step ekpang or the normal water yam ikokore. It can be served adults too and I love it.

This meal can be prepared for the whole family with other sources of protein but when cooking for these little ones, crayfish alone is just ok. Cooked without pepper for now.

Ingredients For Unripe banana meal:

  • Unripe banana, you need
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