December 31, 2016

5 Money Saving Tips for New Parents

Bringing a new baby home is an exhilarating time. Along with excitement, many parents feel anxiety about the financial impact the new arrival will have on […]
December 31, 2016

Why You Should NEVER Use Baby Powder On Yourself or Your Baby ????

A jury in the US recently ruled that Johnson and Johnson’s had to pay a woman USD 70 million because their baby powder caused her ovarian […]
December 30, 2016

This Harmful Chemical Was Just Banned In The US, But Is Still Available In Uganda

As parents, we all want to do everything we can to ensure that our children stay healthy. Since it is common knowledge that germs can cause […]
December 29, 2016

Healthy, affordable choices at the new KweNu Juice and Salad Bar

Earlier this week I stopped by KweNu, a new juice and salad bar in Kisasi.  The menu was full of health promoting juice blends and salads […]
December 29, 2016

Stripping Cloth Diapers

Have you noticed an unusual smell coming from your diapers? Or are you finding that they are not as absorbent as usual?  It is time to […]
December 28, 2016

A common chemical that may be harmful to your baby ????

Most parents have seen it – those sticky little gel pieces that remain on your baby’s diaper area after a diaper change.  But what most parents […]
December 28, 2016

Beautiful Baby Photos By Ophelia Photography

Babies grow and change so quickly! Capture the sweetness of your newborn with Ophelia Photography. Ophelia specializes in newborn photography and will get amazing photos of […]
December 28, 2016

Best Advice For New Mamas

There is no feeling in the world like holding your newborn baby in your arms for the first time.  After nine long months of waiting, you […]
December 27, 2016

Advice from a Midwife – part 4: Online resources for Expectant Mamas

Today, we are winding up our series called Advice from a Midwife. All week, we have been highlighting wisdom from Lucy Muchiri, a Kenyan based midwife […]
December 26, 2016

5 Effective Natural Comfort Measures For Labor

Recently I asked two Kampala-based doulas, Courtney Kapuya and Laura Wando, to tell me the most effective comfort measures for a woman in labor. They said: […]
December 26, 2016

Advice from a Midwife part 3: Postpartum Care and Support for New Mamas

And finally the baby arrives. The question now is "What kind of support is important for new mothers in the first days and weeks after their baby is born?". Get all your answers here from Eve's Mama
December 26, 2016

6 Locally available foods that are great first foods for your baby

The World Health Organization encourages mothers to exclusively breastfeed their babies for the first six months for optimal health and nutrition. This means that if you […]
December 25, 2016

Advice from a Midwife part 2: Labor and Delivery

In today's blog, Lucy from Eve's Mama shares some important advice for women as they go into labour and prepare to give birth.
December 24, 2016

Advice from a Midwife part 1 – A Healthy Pregnancy

Lucy Muchiri is a midwife, mother, wife and the founder / director of Eve’s Mama, a midwife led care provider in Nairobi. Eve’s Mama provides care […]
December 23, 2016

Suddenly Single: Rehma’s Inspiring Story of her Journey as a Single Mum

Raising children is hard work, and raising them alone without the support of a husband or partner is even more challenging.  Rehma has an inspiring story […]
December 22, 2016

Luxurious, handmade all natural soaps & body products from Rissa Naturals

Lemon chia, pink clay, lavender rosemary, chocolate mint….these are just a few of the unique, all natural soaps available from Rissa Naturals. Rissa Naturals is a local business that was started in 2014 by Clarissa Kawumi [...]
December 21, 2016

A Simple Trick to Save Money on Maternity Clothes – Make Your Own Pregnancy Belt

In early pregnancy, skirts and trousers can become uncomfortably tight around the waist even though they still fit well in other places. Maternity clothes can be […]
December 19, 2016

Relief for Morning Sickness

The excitement of a new pregnancy can quickly become overshadowed by morning sickness in the first weeks and months. Morning sickness refers to nausea and vomiting […]
December 19, 2016

Dealing with Diaper Rash

It can be heartbreaking to see your baby struggling with diaper rash, as it can be very painful for babies. Diaper rash can be caused by […]
December 19, 2016

Why is my diaper leaking? Answer: Not being changed often enough

Cloth diapers are not as absorbent as pampers, and they need to be changed more frequently. You should be changing the soakers after every 2-5 hours. […]
December 18, 2016

8 locally available foods that are great for pregnant mamas

In only 9 short months, a baby grows from a microscopic cell into a fully functioning tiny human being. This incredible transformation is fueled 100% by […]
December 18, 2016

Health Benefits Of Moringa, The “MIRACLE TREE”

Several years ago when we first arrived in Kampala, my husband wanted to build a chicken house in the back of our compound right near a […]
December 17, 2016

Tips For Dealing With Bedwetting

As a parent, it is so frustrating to wake up in the middle of the night to discover that your child has wet the bed. Bedwetting […]
December 16, 2016

Interview With a Doula | Amazing Advice From Laura Wando

Our blog series this week has been about support during labor and delivery. A doula (a Greek word meaning “woman who serves”) is a trained and […]
December 15, 2016

You'll quit after two weeks!

I first discovered the world of modern cloth diapers when I was expecting my first child.  I was really excited about the idea of using washable […]
December 15, 2016

Why are my Kijani diapers leaking? The answer may surprise you – repelling.

In the next few days, we are going to explain several different causes of leaking. Occasionally, we have customers call or write to us asking why […]
December 14, 2016

A Father’s Perspective

In the recent past in Uganda, it was almost unheard of for men to be present with their wives when their babies were born. Many hospitals […]
December 14, 2016

Better for the earth

There is something about having a baby that makes us want the world to be a better place so that our children can have a bright […]
December 14, 2016

Using Cloth Diapers While Outdoors or On The Go

Some parents are happy to use cloth diapers when they are at home, but have concerns about using cloth diapers when they are out.  It’s actually […]
December 13, 2016

Better for your budget

One thing that surprises many parents after the birth of their baby is how expensive diapers can be! Most babies in Uganda wear diapers for 1-2 […]
December 12, 2016
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Support During Labor and Delivery

The birth of your baby can be an exciting, scary, and overwhelming time, and it’s so important to have at least one person with you who […]
December 12, 2016

Featured – Sawe Baby Wear Products

Catherine Sawe Chepkoech, a 29 year old Kenyan who has been in Uganda for the past ten years, has a lot of experience in a variety […]
December 11, 2016

Welcome to the Kijani Baby blog!

The Kijani Baby blog is a resource for parents who want the best for their baby, and will include lots of posts and information about healthy, […]
December 10, 2016

Newborn Sleep

There is nothing in the world like holding your newborn baby for the first time.  The exhilaration of bringing your baby home can quickly be deflated […]
December 9, 2016

The hidden dangers of skin care products

When a baby has eczema or very dry skin, a mama’s main concern is getting her baby some relief.  She often reaches for a variety of […]
December 8, 2016

Caring for your newborn – The importance of skin-to-skin contact

Ugandan mamas know the importance of keeping newborns nice and warm. Newborn babies have a hard time regulating their body temperature, so it’s important for us […]
December 7, 2016

Helpful home remedies for eczema

It can be heartbreaking to see you little baby struggling with itchy, dry, cracked, and bleeding skin caused by eczema.  Here are some tips for what […]
December 7, 2016

Can Working Mothers Exclusively Breastfeed For The First 6 Months?

All mamas want to give their babies the best start in life, and exclusively breastfeeding (meaning giving your baby ONLY breastmilk and nothing else) for the first 6 months is recommended by the WHO as the best way to promote your baby’s health...
December 6, 2016

7 Great locally available foods for breastfeeding mamas

One thing that surprised me with my first baby was how hungry I would get when I was breastfeeding! For the first time in my married […]
December 5, 2016

Does your baby have eczema? | Causes and tips for relief

Many babies suffer from eczema, a skin condition where the baby’s skin become dry and itchy.  In severe eczema, the skin can also blister or crack, […]
December 5, 2016

Why You Should Never Put Plastic In The Microwave

All of us use a variety of plastic products every day, especially in the kitchen.  But plastics have a dark side that is so important for […]
December 5, 2016
Doreen and Her Baby

Breastfeeding experience and advice from a trained medical doctor – Part 2

Yesterday, we shared the story of Doreen, who developed a passion for supporting breastfeeding mothers after she faced many challenges breastfeeding her first baby and was […]
December 4, 2016

Hiring a Nanny? Some Important things to Consider

All of us have seen the terrible videos of maids and nannies who mercilessly beat the children in their care.  As mothers, learning that our children […]
December 4, 2016

Breastfeeding experience and advice from a trained medical doctor – Part 1

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, Kijani is featuring local breastfeeding support and resources. We recently sat down with Doreen, an inspiring woman who has made […]
December 3, 2016
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Establishing Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding your baby is one of the best things you can do for your newborn. Although many mamas assume breastfeeding will come naturally, it can be […]
December 2, 2016

Helping an Older Child Adjust to a New Baby

Introducing a new baby to your older child can be an extremely stressful and confusing time for your child. Toddlers and preschoolers especially have a hard […]
November 7, 2016

Prenatal Yoga And Its Benefits For Pregnant Mamas

Did you know that prenatal yoga can promote a healthy baby and a healthy pregnancy? Angela Forcier, a doula and yoga instructor, explains how she became […]
August 18, 2016
Your question-  Why is my diaper leaking-  Answer - soaker_lining sticking out

Why is my diaper leaking? The answer you ask? The soaker might be sticking out.

If you notice you are getting wet spots on your baby’s clothing around the leg, check to be sure that the cover is completely covering the […]
August 16, 2016
Your questions-  Why are my diapers leaking-  Answer- poor fit

Why are my diapers leaking? The answer – poor fit.

Sometimes, cloth diapers can leak if they do not fit a baby well and there are gaps around the legs or around the waist. Our covers […]
July 12, 2016

Better for your baby

There is nothing in the world like holding your baby in your arms for the first time. For all new parents, there is an overwhelming sense […]
May 1, 2016
10 facts about breastfeeding

10 amazing facts about breastfeeding you might not know

1. Breastfeeding is not only healthy for baby, but for mama as well! Mothers who breastfeed have a lower risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, heart […]