2017 Big Brother Naija star, Tokunbo Idowu, also known as Tboss has finally unveiled her new born baby’s face to the world.
The reality show star shared a photo of her baby on her Insta-Story which was deleted almost immediately.
A Community Health Technician, Mrs. Hellen Bulu, has advised Nigerian mothers against bathing their newborn babies with hot water and stretching their hands in an attempt to massage them.
Bulu of Family Health Clinic, Abuja, gave the advice in a lecture to mothers at an immunisation programme on Thursday in Abuja.
She said that it was typical of African women to bath their newborn with hot water and also stretch their hands without knowing the implication.
Bulu said that God who put the baby in their womb had already done the needful, adding that bathing newborn with hot water can cause a high temperature.
She advised that mothers should desist from stretching the hands of their newborns and also from bathing them with hot water.
According to her, the white people do not engage in such act yet their babies survived.
The health technician noted that such attitude was only common to Africans.
Bulu also advised mothers to breastfeed newborns rather than apply hot water when the baby’s body experienced high temperature.
According to her, the more you breastfeed the baby, the more the temperature comes down.
“If the baby’s body swells up do not apply hot water or rob, just keep looking at the baby’s body, it will come down after a while,’’ said the expert.
She, however, said that if the high temperature persists the best thing to do was to visit the hospital, adding that it can be a sign of fever.
Besides, she advised that women should embark on family planning after six weeks of delivery, stressing that family planning after six months had no implications.
Bulu added that it would only help the husband to perform his conjugal obligation without any inhibition.
She called on mothers to give their babies six months breastfeeding without water, stressing that six months was the most appropriate for their development.
She advised that babies should be fed with pap mixed with cereal and red oil after six months of breastfeeding, saying that red oil contains vitamin A that can help their growth.
The health technician listed those foods that contain vitamin A as carrot, pawpaw, watermelon, mango and cashew nuts, among others.
A man, Edet Asuquo, has fled his home in the Idi Araba area of Lagos State after he nearly killed his newborn baby, Gift Asuquo.
Little Gift’s offence was that she was a girl, as 32-year-old Edet was alleged to have said he didn’t see her usefulness and threatened to kill her.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Edet and the baby’s mother, Rosemary Kingsley, both indigenes of Calabar, Cross River State, were only dating when the woman became pregnant.
She was reported to have packed into the suspect’s apartment on Ayinla Street after she was delivered of the baby.
However, Edet, a bus conductor, was said to have been angry that his lover gave birth to a girl and not a boy as he expected, which resulted in frequent disagreements between them.
On January 10, 2018, the baby was reported to be hungry and was crying when the father allegedly slapped her.
She was said to have convulsed due to the severity of the assault and was rushed to a medical centre for treatment.
Some of the hospital workers reportedly called the attention of the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender to the matter, and the agency contacted the police at the Itire division.
By the time the police got to the house, the suspect had fled.
A social worker with the OPD told our correspondent that blood spurted out of the baby’s nostrils as a result of the injury she sustained, adding that the mark of the slap was visible on her cheek.
She said, “We gathered that the two lovers were not married. She sold plantain chips, while the man was a bus conductor. They just met on the road and agreed to date each other.
“She became pregnant a few weeks into the relationship. At the initial stage, the man didn’t want to take responsibility for the pregnancy. But after she was delivered of the baby, he bowed to pressure and allowed both mother and child to move in with him. They lived in a shop.
“According to the woman, the baby was crying that morning while the father carried her. He started abusing the baby and saying a girl would not be useful to him because he wanted a boy. She said he slapped the baby. At that point, the baby started convulsing. It was the neighbours who compelled him to get drugs for the girl’s treatment. She was later taken to a hospital. The mark of the assault is visible to the child.
“When the matter got to our attention, we mobilised policemen to the house. However, we were told that he had escaped. The police have promised to get him arrested for assaulting the innocent baby. Even the mother was being maltreated by Edet.”
The Director of the OPD, Mrs Olubukola Salami, said the agency would ensure that the suspect faced the full wrath of the law.
“The rising trend in child abuse is alarming. Children are vulnerable and should be protected, not pummelled. The Lagos State Government will ensure the rights of children are protected and perpetrators who violate these rights, irrespective of status, are brought to book, no matter how long it takes,” she added.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, confirmed the incident, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, had ordered that the suspect is arrested.
He said, “The case was reported. The man slapped the baby and fled. We are looking for him. In fact, the CP, who detests abuse of children and domestic violence, has ordered the Divisional Police Officer to get him arrested. What he did is highly reprehensible and has no place in a modern society.”
Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West have welcomed a baby girl. Kardashian West shared the news on her website and verified social media accounts early Tuesday.
“We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care,” Kardashian West wrote.
The baby joins older siblings North and Saint. No name has been announced for the newest member of the family as of yet.
Nigerian social media personality, crossdresser and an entrepreneur, Bobrisky has disclosed his wish to become a mother.
He took to his Snapchat account to announce that he wishes he could become pregnant and have a baby.
“Wish I could get pregnant… My baby is gonna be so cute. But so said that even if I f*ck from now till kingdom come I cannot get pregnant.
“I need a baby maybe my kids can be my bestie. Never trust no one only your blood”
Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson, who recently gave birth to a baby girl, shared a before pregnancy and her baby bump stunning pictures on her Instagram page.
It’s absolutely beautiful, right? Which do you prefer?
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A dad has been accused of dragging his baby through broken glass after hurling it at his girlfriend during an argument.
Police said Randle Maddox lost his temper during a row over who was feeding the child, before throwing a glass at his partner.
It smashed, and it is now claimed the father dragged the infant across the floor and through all the shattered shards of razor-sharp glass.
Police in Tennessee said they are still investigating.
News Channel 3 reports the Tipton County man is now facing aggravated child abuse and domestic assault charges.
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Authorities say he dragged a newborn over the glass fragments and even hit the baby’s mother during an argument at their Burlison home on Saturday morning.
The news channel was told by the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office that 26-year-old Maddox lobbed the glass cup at his girlfriend through a window after she asked him to make a bottle for their five-week-old daughter.
The tot had woken for a 4am feed and had been crying, Mirror said.
Police said they were told the cup broke and Maddox then dragged the infant over the pieces of broken glass before jumping on the bed.
Explaining what allegedly happened, Deputy Chief Shannon Beasley with the sheriff’s office told the news station: “He had the child’s head kind of in between his feet and just started jumping up on the bed, bouncing the baby up and down.”
The police were called in when the baby was treated at a local hospital for lacerations to her back.
This was the day after the alleged incident and Maddox was arrested.
The baby’s grandmother, Patricia Maddox was in disbelief and told the news channel: “He loved the kid. That baby was his life. No way would he do that to my grandbaby. No way.”
And the suspect’s father Robert also defended his son saying it was the baby’s mother that hurt the child.
Robert said: “He started trying to come outside to get away from her. She followed him outside. She was doing the same thing, beating on him, banging his head and everything else.”
In addition to dragging his daughter through the glass, Maddox is also accused of hitting his girlfriend in the face and allegedly telling her: “I wish I had a gun so I could kill you and then myself so [the baby] would have no one.”
Oluchi Emeobi, a 24-year-old mother in Nnewi, Anambra State, has allegedly sold her two-month-old baby and used part of the proceeds to buy a motorcycle.
Punch reported that on July 8, 2017, at about 11am, detectives attached to the Nnewi Police Division arrested Oluchi for allegedly conspiring wth her friend, Nchedoch Richard (26) to sell her two-month-old baby to a woman, popularly known as First Lady, now at large.
He said, “In order to conceal her dastardly act, the suspect reported at the police station that she left her baby with a yet to be ascertained woman who absconded with the baby.”
The CP said exhibits recovered from Oluchi included N250,000 cash and one motorcycle she allegedly bought with part of the money realised from the sale of the baby.
“The matter is under investigation and efforts are being intensified to arrest First Lady and recover the baby, ” he added.