Iron is a very essential mineral that our bodies need to function very well because it helps the red blood cells to transport oxygen throughout the body. This has a very important role in the proper development of the brain and the central nervous system. Iron is important for children, starting from birth, however babies are born with a supply of that keeps them going up till … [Read more...] about Iron Rich Foods For Kids
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"I don't want food" "I don't want green" "It's not yummy" "No carrots" "I don't like this one" I guess you are familiar with one or more of those phrases from your child. I think the most heartbreaking for me is getting "It's not yummy" after all the work in the kitchen to ensure that you make the best. Well, that is picky eaters for you and bet me, there is nothing 'unyummy' … [Read more...] about Top Tips to Manage Picky Eating
A worried mum asked what other drinks she could make for her son to take to school, as she's tired of giving him only 'caprisone' and 'bobo' everyday. My thought was "what happened to water?" and "must it be juice or drinks all the time?" I am not against giving children juice or sweetened drinks occassionaly, but putting them in a child's lunchbox everyday is not, in my … [Read more...] about Why Water is the Best Drink for your Child
This is one of the questions i often get and as always when i feel it will be of help to many, then i will make my response into a post so that other mothers in the boat can benefit from it. You can always go to General Questions to check for updates. Now, introducing baby to solid food takes patience and once you've checked with the doctor and there is no health issue … [Read more...] about Why Your Baby may Refuse to Take Solid Food
The first weaning food many Nigerian Mums offer their baby is Pap and the feedback i have been receiving on the post '7 steps to making Baby's Brown Pap' prompted me to make this video for those who are more likely to prefer visuals than reading. I hope the video will enlighten more mums on how to make this for their baby as well as the whole family. Feel free to mix the … [Read more...] about How to Make Baby’s Brown Pap/Akamu/Ogi/Koko [Video]
Noodles is the 'go to' food in many Nigerian families and many busy mums resort to it as the fastest cooking (wrong perception i say...lots of recipes here for you) food to serve their children or put in their lunchbox. It can be so bad that children don't even know the name of any other food because their breakfast, lunch and dinner revolves around 'indomie'...the most … [Read more...] about Noodles for your Kids or Not?
Sandwich roll using Tortilla wraps or Shawarma bread as it is popularly known is one of the ways to add more nutritious goodies into what you are giving your child, either as a snack or a lunchbox meal. Some people find it difficult to wrap it up, so i have made a video of how i easily do it. Watch this short clip, then go make yours now...it is quite easy :) Subscribe to … [Read more...] about How to wrap a Sandwich Roll (Shawarma Style)
A mum asked this question earlier and i have decided to be responding and sharing this and other questions of this type as 'General Questions' on the resources page. If you have any question, please feel free to send me a message here and i will make it as a post if i feel it may be of benefit to other mums. Firstly, banana puree or mashed banana turning brown does not mean … [Read more...] about How do I stop Banana Puree from turning Brown?
The season for cough and cold is here again. School children get infected most times and it gives them a lot of discomfort. Medical professionals will always tell you that over-the-counter medicines don't work for cold and cough, but that it runs its course and goes away because it's viral. There are proven home remedies that at least help to soothe the cough and allow your … [Read more...] about Ginger Lemon Turmeric Paste: Natural Homemade Cough Remedy
November 14 of every year is globally recognised as 'World Diabetes Day' and it is aimed at creating awareness on the rising cases of diabetes around the world. I came to know most things about diabetes at a very young age because someone close to me suffered from it...my Mum, and i was involved in her daily life activities from childhood up till when i left home. I remember … [Read more...] about Diabetes in Nigeria and A Recipe
Once baby clocks six months, it's time to start trying solid foods ranging from purees to mashes to soft boiled finger foods. There are however some foods that we should avoid introducing to babies until after they turn one year or more. This is because they are either pose a health or choking hazard to babies. Salty Food This is not good for their kidneys and therefore too … [Read more...] about Foods to Avoid Giving Your Baby