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Please can my baby of 2 years plus start using sugar for his pap? I have been using glucose, don't know if I should still be using...
I recommend formula or milk, However, there is no law that says you can not just add sparingly just to give a taste for babies who will not take ordinary pap. MODERATION IS THE KEYWORD......
My Child Of 3 years old, some Rashes Is Coming Out Of Her Body And It Itching Her
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Ma'am, the treatment of rashes can only be determined by a doctor or dermatologist. Kindly see a Paediatric dermatologist for examination and proper treatment.
I need help. Please, I want to know how if I can prevent chickenpox from affecting my baby (1yr10mnths)? Her niece staying with me...
You have to try and separate her (your niece) to limit contact with other members of the family especially your baby.
Can my 14-month son take cornflakes and little sugar? Thanks
Yes, ma'am, he can take cornflakes
Pls, state the uses of palm kernel oil(that is when palm kernel is broken, dried and cook to extract the oil. It's usually black i...
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Please, do not give anything ....BLACK, YELLOW, RED, GREEN OR PINK OIL to a new born apart from BREASTMILK. Thank you
My son penis do go inside and look very invisible but it does come out and look straight, but most times it's always inside and lo...
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It is probably the circumcision was poorly done and there are still excess foreskin. She should see a Paediatric Surgeon or Urologist at the closest Teaching Hospital for further evaluation and management.
Please, what's the medical value of black Oil on a baby? is like a must that a mum with a baby should have it in the house...
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Please, do not give anything ....BLACK, YELLOW, RED, GREEN OR PINK OIL to a new born apart from BREASTMILK. Thank you
My 3years old boy as crossed eyes. what should I do?
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There are many causes of cross eyes in children ranging from nothing to brain problem or issues with the muscles controlling the eyeballs to issues with the eyes itself. The best thing to do is to see an eye doctor, that is an ophthalmologist, as soon the cross eyes are noticed.
My three years old son seldomly shed tears without crying
It might be nothing serious. Just wipe with a clean cloth and if it persist or shows any discolouration, see an ophthalmologist.
When should my baby start crawling and is it true that some babies don't crawl at all but go ahead and walk?
Hello mom, your baby will walk when he is ready. If he is not crawling at 12months,kindly take him to see a developmental Paediatrician for assessment.
My a year & 2month baby is trying 2 excrete for a week now but unable 2 do it. Help a mum. Have given her orange & watermelon
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Hello Mom, Your baby is possibly constipated. Encouraging your child to make simple dietary changes — such as eating more fiber-rich fruits and vegetables and drinking more fluids — can go a long way toward alleviating constipation. If your child's doctor approves, sometimes constipation in children can also be treated with laxatives.
I noticed some abnormal itchy rashes on my 2year old babe a couple of weeks back, went to the hospital and she was given antibioti...Secondly, my little son (9mths old) also has similar rashes only in his armpits. for over two weeks now, he wakes up at about 4-5....
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Ma'am, Kindly note that Treatment of rashes can only be determined by a doctor or dermatologist. Treatment of rashes depends on the type of rash on the child after a physical examination is carried out. Kindly see a Paediatric dermatologist for examination and proper treatment.
Cold and droolingGood Morning sir/Ma Please there is something I want you to look at for me, my son of a year and 7 months has been having constan...
Please take you child to the hospital. Treat as urgent
My baby boy is 18months but he doesn't like eating as much, only pap n his weight is coming up n going down. Don't know what is wr...
Feeding is one of a parent’s most important jobs. It is how we help our children grow healthy and strong. But mealtimes are about much more than food. Meal and snack times give you a chance to help your baby or toddler: • Learn healthy eating habits • Feel important and loved • Feel understood and respected • Trust that others will care for her • Feel good about her body
My cousin's son of 3yrs has undescended testicles or testes pls what can be done to it?
The testis develops in the abdomen, somewhere near the kidneys, then follows a path to ‘travel” down into the scrotum as the child grows. It may be located anywhere along its normal path of descent into the scrotum. Every newborn male should be duly examined after birth to check if the testes are in the scrotum.If a testis or testes (both) are not in the scrotum at birth , they may still descend later but if still undescended by age 1year,it is not likely to descend again.
I dewormed my daughter of 20months, could you imagine her way of eating changed. This is a girl that refused to eat family meal su...
Worms can make us feel ill or weak. They can cause stomach-­-aches coughs, fever and sickness.Worms live inside your body so you might not know they are there but sometime you can see worms in your poo. Worms and their eggs get in to our bodies in different ways: some get in from food or drink like unsafe water. Others get in through bare feet. Killing worms with ‘de-­-worming’ treatment is easy and cheap. It’s given by health workers every 6 or 12 months or more for some worms.
My 1year and 10 months old old baby has been vomiting during or immediately after meal for the past 3 months. Dewormed him, taken...This last one month he started losing weight seriously. He can vomit once today and the next vomit can be in the next two or thre...
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Ma'am, it is important to take the child back to the hospital and ask to see a paediatrician so the cause of the vomit can be ascertained as it could be anything. Avoid self medication please.
My baby of 1 year 10months has outrightly refused to accept a family meal, he is only accepting Pap, Cereal, snack, juice, bread a...
Also, try and fortify the ones he takes now with required nutrients.
My baby is 21 months+, can I start using brush and toothpaste for her, though some of her teeth are yet to be out. for now, I use...
Dr Aina Johnson

Paediatrician

Use age appropriate toothbrush and toothpaste to brush your baby's teeth. Please use just a smear of toothpaste for children under 3 years and pea sized amount for children 3 - 6 years.
How do I know If my daughter of 20months is growing in terms of Heights not weights? Thanks.
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An average newborn has a height of 50cm and it becomes 75cm at one year and about 77cm at age 2 years. Your baby's height may also a reflection of the height of your husband and you. Tall parents have tall children and vice versa.