Common Infant Conditions

Holding your baby in your arms for the very first time is very exciting but soon, the realities of taking care of your little one hits home you notice a rash or jaundice.  Read on to know how to handle common infant conditions that may affect your baby

Hernia

Hernia

Is there a bulge in the groin or scrotum which gets bigger when your son cries?  Is there a big bump on the cord...

Undescended Testicles

The testicles are the two organs that hang in a pouch-like skin sac (the scrotum) below the penis. Normal testicles form when the baby...

Shaken Baby Syndrome

It’s common to see Kenyans shake a baby in an attempt to soothe or to make baby laugh. However, many don’t know that shaking...

What is SIDS? How can it be prevented?

SIDS is short for ‘Sudden Infant Death Syndrome,’ and most people know it as ‘cot death.’ It refers to the sudden, unexpected death of...

Prevention of Jaundice

Have you ever seen small babies with yellow eyes? Do you know why Kenyan mothers are encouraged to expose their little ones to the...

Infant Skin Conditions

Common infant skin conditions are benign and require no treatment. Rashes, birthmarks and yeast infections are very common in infants. Rash Your infant’s tender and sensitive...
Postpartum Complaints

Common Ailments

Colds and other illnesses Babies can get colds just like the rest of us. A cold is caused by a virus and usually results in...

Infant Eczema

Infant eczema is a topical skin rash, most frequently showing up any time after birth on the face, arms and legs but rarely in...
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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy, also commonly referred to as CP, is a term that describes a group of disorders caused by damage to the brain. It...
VACCINATIONS

Common Childhood Diseases that are Prevented by Vaccinations

In Kenya, babies have to get about ten to fifteen vaccinations from the day they are born and into toddlerhood. These vaccines are introduced...

Finger Foods

Finger foods are small pieces of food that your baby can pick and bring to the mouth with their fingers. Giving your baby finger...
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