- A Nigerian health expert, Tolulope Adeleke-Aire, is using her knowledge to bring families close to each other
- With antenatal classes for first-time fathers, the men are shown how they could assist their wives in taking care of the babies
- While some of the participants found it hard taking up the new role, others were curious throughout
A Nigerian lady, Tolulope Adeleke-Aire, is changing the norm and teaching men things the traditional society would not expect of them.
She is breaking the cultural barrier by teaching men how to bathe and care for their babies without having to leave everything to the mothers.
In an interview with BBC News Pidgin, she organised a baby bathing session for men under a canopy, using toys as examples.
Tolu also showed them how to change a kid’s diapers and oil their head like a nursing mother would do.
She said that the aim of organising the dad-antenatal-class is to make men involved in the lives of their kids.
Apart from those, Tolu also showed them what to expect during pregnancy and delivery.
When one of the male participants asked how smart it could be to change the nappy of a baby outside, the teacher replied that though it may be hard, stabilizing the baby on both legs while sitting would help.
Another man said he does not think he can handle the task of bathing a child, saying it is not the father’s job where he comes from.
“I want it to be a norm that men and women are pregnant together and go for all the checks every day together.”
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that a black couple with the Twitter handle @SeeAndTPlus3 welcomed their triplets in December 2020 and social media users celebrated them.
About three months after that, the parents dressed up the kids in an amazing photoshoot session as they captioned the photos, saying it is the triplets' first paediatrician appointment.
Placed on a cushioned seat and wearing baby caps and asleep, they struck different poses. Despite the fact they were birthed months ago, tweeps still congratulated the family for having such bundles of joy.
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