The use of antifungal creams mixed with baby body creams to bleach the skin of their babies.
According to An Ilorin based paediatrician, Dr Khadijat Ajadi, mixing drugs like Funbact A and Skineal with baby body creams is not healthy for the skin, especially for the skin of babies.
“The rate at which some mothers do this now is alarming and they even prescribe it to others openly.
“I want them to stop because these are drugs with dangerous side effects.
“The side effects include steroids which are easily absorbed into the bloodstream from the fragile skin of the newborns and babies.
“These lead to serious side effects on the long terms including gastritis (stomach ulcers), wounds, poor growth and other sinister side effects.
“There is more to having a fair baby, most babies are born fair but that does not mean they will remain fair.