That habit of putting baby to sleep with a bottle can cause tooth decay. Dr. Jakhura offers practical advice for preventing baby bottle tooth decay.
Does your child have a cough, runny nose, or itchy watery eyes that are worse certain times of the year?
Preventive health check ups for baby should continue after delivery. Here is what to expect at a well child visit.
Growing up in Africa I loved to go visiting with my parents because there was always a baby to hold. The whole time my mom was talking, I was playing with the youngest baby of the family. When it was time to go, the family would make a big show of saying I should take theContinue reading “Breastfeeding in Africa”
There’s textbook medicine and then there’s the real world. This public health message to take your wife to the hospital by bicycle or ox cart captures how healthcare needs and messages vary significantly based on the setting. So, let’s acknowledge that how we live with COVID-19 in Africa will vary as well. COVID-19 is hereContinue reading “COVID-19: Malawi’s next normal”
Kids need at least an hour of active play everyday. It can be challenge to find places to take the family for some much needed active play. So, I polled my friends and these are the places we enjoy. I hope it’s a useful resource for your family! Playgrounds in Lilongwe Playgrounds are a playContinue reading “Active Places for Kids to Enjoy in Malawi”
To stay healthy kids need exercise too. Providing active play opportunities is the best way to help your kids reach their fitness goals. Preschool kids should be regularly active throughout the day. At home, buy active toys such as balls, strollers for the dolls, big trucks, or tricycles. Limit screen time to less than 2 hoursContinue reading “Exercise for Kids”
Dentist, Dr. Zeenat Jakhura, shares practical advice for pediatric dental health.
Each baby arrives into your family with their own little personality, wants, and needs. Until a baby can talk, they express their needs through crying. Here are some things you can do to help your crying baby. First, realize that crying is normal, especially in the first few months of life. As your baby grows andContinue reading “Crying Baby”
Families raising children in Africa should deworm every 6 months.