natural hair

5 Natural Hair Care Tips for Kids Under Age 5

One of my earliest childhood memories is of my mum lifting me atop our bathroom counter, where I would sit and watch as she worked cocoa butter into the palms of her hands.  After her hands were covered with a nice sheen, she would vigorously apply the butter to my hair and begin the extensive brushing and combing necessary to detangle it. It was no small feat to get my hair manageable enough to style it, but I loved every minute of it.  I…

baths

Help! Why does my Baby Hate Baths?

“I check my watch and it’s 7:00 pm so I walk home a little faster. I can already feel my breasts leaking.” “Oh gosh Christian must be so hungry by  now. By the time I get home I’m famished as well and I’m just thinking to myself I just need to get through bathing him, dressing him and feeding him then I can lie down. The minute I walk in the door and Christian sets his eyes in me, my carefully orchestrated plan goes…

educational environment

10 Ways to Create an Educational Environment in your Own Home

In 2006, I took my boyfriend (and future husband) to Kenya for the first time.  We were in the middle of what felt like a never-ending tour to meet Aunties, Uncles, and Cousins.  One afternoon, we visited one of my favourite cousins, her husband, and their 10-month old daughter.   At this point in my life, I had had very little experience with babies and wasn’t quite sure how to entertain them.  When the introductions were done, my cousin put the baby on the…

sibling

Preparing your Toddler for a New Sibling : What to Know

Congratulations mama! Your doctor’s appointments are up to-date, you are eating healthy and looking forward to holding your new baby in your arms. Hold on! take a deep breath, before your pack your bags and bring home the baby, you look around the room and before you take a step you know you have to prepare not just yourself and you newborn but your family too…. starting with most vulnerable one, your toddler. They play, and cling to you every chance they can, they want you to see them stand on their own and stumble across the room as they show…

Baby and Feeding Checklist: What You Really Need

If you are pregnant, you might have already started shopping for your little one, or doing some research between all the choices that are in the market and what your baby really needs. You’ve figured out that you baby will feed, bathe, sleep, go out and of course poop. Which narrows down the essentials at least in the first months to feeding, weaning and diapering. Feeding: What You Really Need Breast Pumps There are too many breast pump options coupled with the fact there is an…

pregnancy nutrients

Eating for Two? Essential Nutrients for your Pregnancy Diet

Eating well during pregnancy doesn’t necessarily mean eating for two.  Women on average do not get the right amount of nutrients they need during pregnancy. Food alone does not provide all the right amount of nutrients and that is why pregnant women are given dietary supplements. If there’s room for improvement in your diet, eating highly nutritious meals is one of the best things you can do for your baby’s health. Confused about what to eat when you’re pregnant? Here are a few guidelines to help you…

How to Properly Store Breast Milk

There are a number of ways you can store breast milk to keep it fresh for your baby. However, breast milk can spoil. There are a number of ways you can store breast milk to keep it fresh for your baby. However, breast milk can spoil. Here are some expert pointers to ensure your baby receives the freshest possible milk when you are not around. Temperature Storage Time Freshly expressed milk Warm room 80-90°F / 27-32°C 3-4 hours Room temperature 61-79°F / 16-26°C 4-8 hours (ideal:…

Ask a Nutritionist: Would you recommend Baby-led Weaning?

Ask a Nutritionist: Would you recommend Baby-led Weaning? We realize how personal and important nutrition really is in your baby’s journey to health and wellness. That is why we have Nutrition Expert,  Esther Kimani answer all the questions you may have in maintaining a healthy weaning experience for your babies, What is baby led weaning? Would you recommend it? What foods would you suggest we start with? Baby-led weaning involves you letting your baby feed themselves finger food right from the start of introducing complementary foods.…

Baby Shopping Lists

Baby Shopping List: Preparing For Your Baby’s Arrival

Some pregnant women believe in shopping for their baby after he/she is born. However, there is nothing wrong with being organised and prepare for your baby’s arrival in advance. The Mums Village Baby Shopping List Guide is here to help you plan on what your baby needs from essentials to the ‘nice-to-haves’. For starters, visit different baby shopping stores in Nairobi and compare prices for the baby items to have a variety as well as create a future budget just in case you want to…

Baby Poop Chart : What does your Baby’s Poop Mean?

Before having kids you could not imagine ever caring, let alone talking about poop. As a new mum, it won’t be long before you become obsessed with the contents of your baby’s diaper.  It will seem to feature in almost all your conversations with other parents. From colour to texture to smell, you might find yourself sometimes wondering, “Is this normal? You might have to check out this important baby poop info to see what your baby’s diaper may reveal. The stage after means more dirty diapers…

Ask a Nutritionist : How do I Start Weaning my Baby?

We realize how personal and important nutrition really is in your baby’s journey to health and wellness. That is why we have Nutrition Expert,  Esther Kimani answer all the questions you may have in maintaining a healthy weaning experience for your babies. To begin, What are the 5 things every parent should know before starting their baby on solids? Check that your baby is ready for solids.  Signs include ability to sit up, Ability to let you know she is full from a “meal” with signs…