4 Things You Should Do Before The Arrival Of Your Baby

Are you pregnant? Mamalette there are things you should do before the arrival of your baby. I can bet you that when your baby arrives, you won’t have the time nor the energy to do them.

Of course, you might get someone to do them for you, but knowing women you wouldn’t like someone to do any of these things for you, you’ll only turn up your nose and mutter something like “they didn’t do it up to my taste” although not if it was done by your mother-in-law (or you go hear am).

So why not plan and put some essential things in place before you give birth? There’s so much to put in place, but with a list, you can accomplish more, read on to find out the things you should do before the arrival of your sweet lil one.

1. Clean Your House

It’s a good exercise for you, besides you don’t want your baby to arrive into a dirty home. Ask for the help of your husband, sort out your wardrobe, clean the room, kitchen, and the nursery (if you have one). Wash the toys and the baby clothes you bought. If you can’t do all the cleaning by yourself, ask for help.

2. Go Baby Shopping

Not only do you have to do some shopping for your baby but for yourself also. Besides the baby clothes, you need things like baby cot, baby bottles, breast pumps, baby bottle sterilizer, baby toys, bath accessories and things like that. If you’ve had a baby before, you probably only have to shop for toys and baby clothes. You also need to shop for maternity wears for yourself, a postnatal belly wrap maybe, pads and some other things.

3. Pack Your Bags

I know you would have packed your bag(s) but don’t forget to pack some things for yourself too. Your hospital clothes, nursing bras, undergarments and some other things you think you might need at the hospital. You might want a checklist for your hospital bag

4. Make A Baby Info Folder

You need a folder like this, which will contain all your child’s birth information records, the number of the doctors and any other thing you might need in future. Also, store your baby’s vaccination records and schedules in the folder.

Let me also add that the best time to spend quality time with your husband is now. Once your baby arrives, forget couple’s time o! Have a cozy nice time with your boo, take a stroll hand in hand. See a movie, have a candlelit dinner in your home, you can even go to the beach.

I bet you, it’s the memories of the nice times you had that will keep you going. Waiting for your baby can be quite stressful, unwind Mamalette, have a good time, feel loved and distract yourself. You deserve all this, you know yes?   And don’t forget to sleep.

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How To Imbibe Good Oral Hygiene From An Early Age

Bring up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it is a very popular adage that is known by virtually everyone. This adage applies to every aspect of a child’s life including dental hygiene. The first step towards a child having a good dental hygiene is to start from the moment their teeth emerges.

According to Vanguard News, tooth decay affects nearly all adults and 60–90% of children worldwide, with toothache being the number one reason for absenteeism from schools in many countries. Yet it is largely preventable. In fact, studies show that just brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste can reduce tooth decay by up to 50 percent in children, compared with only brushing once a day.

According to What To Expect, Baby teeth are vulnerable to decay as soon as they break through the gums. The best line of defense is to brush regularly for two minutes at a time in the morning after breakfast and in the evening after bedtime snack.

Young children have poorly developed swallowing reflexes, and so they usually end up swallowing the large amounts of toothpaste they add to the brush even though they have been advised to use pea sized toothpaste when brushing for kids.

Health experts have conducted a long-term study to specifically measure the impact of building good brushing habits in young children and demonstrating the positive long-term impact of brushing day and night for two minutes, every day. Just two years into the study, children who were participating had already experienced a significant reduction in dental cavities.

The Nigerian Dental Association (NDA) also recommends that you brush your teeth twice daily using fluoride toothpaste for fresh breath and to avoid dental diseases such as tooth decay, swollen gums, bad breath, sensitivity and tooth stains.

While most toothpastes contain fluoride and it should not be ingested while brushing your teeth because it can cause permanent tooth discoloration (dental fluorosis), stomach ailments, acute toxicity, skin rashes (perioral dermatitis), and impairment in glucose metabolism. Macleans has created the Macleans MilkTeeth Toothpaste specially for babies and toddlers.

Macleans MilkTeeth Toothpaste contains low levels of fluoride which is safer for young children and protects them from tooth decay. Macleans Milk Teeth contains natural flavours and is completely sugar-free with a gentle mint taste that will encourage your child to brush regularly. Make sure you spot the difference in the picture and save your children from the counterfeits. 

Are you looking for a good toothpaste with a low level of fluoride to start brushing your kid’s teeth with? Try out Macleans Milkteeth Toothpaste. Look out for it when next you go shopping. #ad




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