Many things make for joy in the hearts of people, and nothing more joyful than the birth of new life, a new born baby, born healthy and the splendour when mother and child are unified in warm embrace for the very first time. When the “first time” happens to be the very first day of the year, the celebrations are truly called for and even sweeter as everyone who beholds the sight share in the joy. Little wonder there were celebrations, splendour, fresh energy and vigour in the air at the Lagos Island maternity hospital today, 1st January, 2017 as Vitafoam Nigeria Plc in partnership with the Lagos state Government celebrated the birth of the first baby of the year, 2017.
The baby born to the family of Mr & Mrs Akande, came into the world with a glorious cry to the relief of everyone present at exactly 12:01AM (normal delivery) this morning weighing 3.01kg, and looking full of life and energy as reported by the management of the hospital. The Vitafoam, Group Managing Director, Taiwo Adeniyi, was present to rejoice with the parents of the ‘first baby’ in Lagos State this year, offering words of encouragement and lots of support to the family of Mr & Mrs Akande as they also received material gifts to make the celebrations even more grandeur for the family. The Vitafoam team also presented “Early days” range of Vitafoam products (breast feeding cover, Vita baby mattress, vita baby cot, Vita baby pillows and Vita sofa bed) to the new mother and baby. This was received with so much joy and appreciation by mother of the new born, Mrs Aderonke Akande on behalf of her entire family.
Also celebrated in the same vein were the second and third born babies of the year born to the families of Mr & Mrs Oluwadamilare and Mr & Mrs. Salaudeen respectively. The second baby was confirmed to have been born at 12:01AM through caesarean session, weighing 3.01kg, while the 3rd bundle of joy was born at exactly 12:03AM, ( normal delivery) weighing 3kg. The Hospital management related that the entire process was stress free for both mother and child and to the delight of the hospitals staff.
In support of maternal and child birth in Lagos state and as part of her annual usual practice, Vitafoam Nigeria Plc also donated mattresses to Lagos Island Maternity. Maternal and Child health is of major concern to us at Vitafoam, as we believe that the future of any country lies in its ability to provide safe delivery to every mother, that is why as part of our culture at Vitafoam we celebrate the arrival of the first baby of the year, as our first Corporate Social Responsibility for the year according to the Vitafoam, Admin & Legal Services, Lekan Sanni.
Wrapping up the celebrations the Group Corporate Services Director, Vitafoam, Tunji Anjorin, admonished the new mothers and mothers everywhere not to forget to vaccinate their babies appropriately and on time to safeguard them against deadly childhood diseases.
He also commended the staff and entire team at the Lagos Island maternity hospital for their aptness and attention to detail at ensuring the safe and healthy delivery of babies all year round at the centre. He reiterated his profound appreciation on behalf of Vitafoam Nigeria Plc. to management and entire staff of Lagos Island Maternity Hospital regarding the standards at the centre at making continuous improvements in the areas of maternal and infant health care, pre and post-birth in Lagos State.