The First Babies of 2019 Around the World

It is always exciting to know the first babies of the new year around the world. Here is a round up of the first babies of 2019 from different countries around the world.

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Born at exactly midnight on 1 January, baby Mariam arrived into the world at an MSF maternity unit in West Kabul, Afghanistan – weighing 3.4 kgs.
Rahima wishes for a good education and prosperity for baby Mariam. (Source: msf-me)

New Castle, UK

Eva arrived at 6.30am weighing 8lbs 8oz after mum Rebecca O’Donnell, from Throckley, came in at 10pm on New Year’s Eve to get induced.

As the New Year’s fireworks were going off, Emma and William Vittery were measuring contractions.

Ivory Coast

Thirty-four-year-old mother Gninguin welcomed her fifth child, a little boy, at 9:02 am in the morning on New Year’s Day. (Source: msf-me)


A little boy born to a Syrian refugee family in Lebanon.
Born to a Syrian refugee family, this little boy arrived at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day. (Source: msf-me)


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimated that 25,685 babies would be born in Nigeria on New Year Day.

He said that the figure placed the country’s babies as making up 6.5 per cent of the estimated 395,072 babies that would be born on the day globally (source: Sahara reporters). See some of Nigeria’s New Year babies below


Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, carrying the first baby of the year (2nd left); mother of the first baby of the year, Mrs. Basirat Adegbesan (left); Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris (2nd right) and Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary HealthCare, Dr. Olufemi Onanuga (right) during the presentation of gifts to the first baby of the year, born 12:00am, weighs 3.7kg, at the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. (Source: Vanguard)



Wife of Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi (2nd right) with the wife of the State Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Bilkisu Danmallam (right), the state’s first baby of 2019, Baby Chinecherem Akasike and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Akasike, when the governor’s wife visited the bady at Parklane Hospital, Enugu, to mark the New Year. (Source: Vanguard)


Dame Edith Okowa wife of the Governor of Delta State and Founder O5 Initiative welcomes baby of the Year delivered to Mr and Mrs Martins Dibie at the Federal Medical Center. The baby who arrived at 1.20am weighed 2.5kg. (Source: Vanguard)


Comissioner for Women Affairs, Community Development, Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Tinuke Osunkoya Mother and first baby who was delivered at exactly 12:01am at the Nigeria Police Medical Service, Eleyele, Ibadan. (Source: Vanguard)


L-R: Wife of Deputy Governor, Ekiti State, Chief (Mrs) Margaret Egbeyemi; Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, parents of the baby, Mr and Mrs Tope Akilo, during the presentation of gift to First baby of the year at the Comprehensive Health Centre, Ido-Ekiti ….on Tuesday. (Source: Vanguard)

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