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Image: Shutterstock Nigeria is a country on the western coast of Africa with approximately 21 crores of population. History has it that two ethnic groups, namely Yoruba from the kingdom of Ile-Ife and Igbo from native south-central and south-eastern Nigeria and other parts of Africa, comprised most African names and cultures (1). Hence, this list
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Image: Shutterstock Richard is a beautiful name for your baby boy. The name itself originated from the Old Franconian language, and the composition of the word has Proto-Germanic descent. “Rīk” stands for “king, leader or a ruler” whereas “hardu” stands for “hardy, courageous, brave,” therefore the name’s meaning comes to “someone who has a dominant
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Image: Shutterstock The last names of royalty and noble families are easily recognizable. Many royal families have their history and lineages well-documented. They are often held in admiration and veneration by the general public. Members of the royal families often hold celebrity-like status in the region or even globally. We all know about the Windsors,
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Weaning my first baby was easy. I caught a stomach virus from his daycare when he was 16 months old, spent two miserable days hugging the toilet, and when I finally emerged pale, shaky, and questioning my life choices, my son had replaced me with a bottle.  I’ve had no such luck with my youngest,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Brussels sprouts are small, round, cabbage-like cruciferous vegetables belonging to the cabbage family. One can add raw Brussels sprouts in salads or make tasty dishes by roasting, toasting, or baking them (1). The vegetable is rich in vital nutrients and phyto chemicals that confer long-term health benefits (2). But since
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By the time my daughter was a few weeks old, anyone who picked her up knew to first grab a blanket and take cover. She spit up constantly, which I hadn’t experienced with my two older kids. I worried that she was taking in too much when she fed, and then I worried that she
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Usually, a family name comes down through generations. However, if you have the chance to pick a surname, either for yourself, your child, a story, or a gaming character, we bring you a chance to explore your creativity. The name could be a portrayal of your character or reflect your
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Image: Shutterstock When it comes to sending your child to preschool, you would naturally want the best for him. His academic career must begin on the right track, shouldn’t it? And, for parents living in the Houston Area, the task is a tad less tough because Houston is home to many highly rated and renowned
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE You may have come across the word ‘druid’ while watching a fantasy show or reading a novel. According to the book, The Druids, by Nora K. Chadwick, the Druids were Celtic religious leaders who delved into magic, mysticism, and meditation (1). Some people follow druidism as a spiritual way, while
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Image: Shutterstock What’s in a non-binary name, one may think. But in a world adapting to neutrality, gender-limited names are a thing of the past. Non-binary names are rising in popularity because they do not restrict your baby to gender stereotypes. With the future being all about gender equality, parents of this generation ensure that
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Tomato is botanically a fruit and a versatile food used in several culinary preparations worldwide (1). Besides adding color and flavor, tomatoes offer vital micronutrients and bioactive compounds, such as vitamin C and lycopene, which promote health. Thus, you may consider adding tomatoes to your baby’s weaning diet (2). But
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Timely vaccination for babies is essential as it ensures adequate immunity against potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are developed and issued for widespread use after extensive research on their safety and efficacy (1). There are different types of vaccines, and most contain an inactive or weakened form of the pathogen or
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