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First Footsteps Childcare is a privately owned centre in Hastings catering from birth - 5 year olds. We are open for both full time and part time hours from 07.45am – 4.45pm Monday-Friday. Special Offer for new enrolments 30 hours ECE free for over 3 year olds First Footsteps Childcare teachers understand the difficulty for parents in making the decision to entrust their child to another person’s care. Our centre is a home away from home for our children and we aim to provide a warm, caring environment with stimulating experiences which will meet the needs of each child at the centre.

Situated in St Aubyn Street East, Parkvale. Convenient location for both Havelock North and Hastings Telephone: (06) 878 7484 • Email: 2

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Welcome to parenting What a time! That age - from newborn to five - is the most magical part of parenthood. You get to watch your bundle of joy grow from a baby into a high-spirited pre-schooler. He or she is constantly growing and learning, enthralled with life. We welcome all prospective or new parents to this fantastic role of parenthood. It’ll be the most rewarding thing you’ve ever done.


In this publication you’ll find lots of helpful advice and tips on pregnancy, babies, toddlers, and parenting. We have put together helpful hints having beenthere-and-done-it combined with sound research to help parents along the way. Early Years can help mums and dads prepare for your baby, pick a name, read advice on breastfeeding, healthy snack hints and early childhood education

options and so on. We also look at some of the most popular names in New Zealand in the last couple of years’. Keep this booklet as a useful reference. We hope it helps contribute to the immense delight your children will bring you, help you accept that you’re not going to get it right all the time and cope with this roller coaster, yet pleasurable, ride.. !


Planning a baby ..................................... 4

Don’t forget about dad........................... 5 Baby showers & reveals ........................ 6

Become smokefree for baby............... 11

Decorating the nursery .......................... 7

What’s in a name?.............................. 12

Caring for baby teeth .......................... 10

Choose an ECE service....................... 14

SmartStart............................................. 8

Get physical ....................................... 13


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Planning a baby The guidelines about leading a healthy life apply equally as much when you’re planning to become pregnant. You are more likely to conceive if you are both in good health.

• Drink plenty of fluids each day, especially water and reduced- or low-fat milk

Eat a variety of healthy foods every day from each of the four main food groups below:

Folic acid, iodine and vitamin D Folic acid helps the body make new cells which can help to prevent birth defects of a baby’s brain and spine such as spina bifida. You can buy folic acid tablets from pharmacies, your midwife or specialist doctor. Talk to your doctor to find out more. Iodine helps the body to grow and develop, especially the brain. Babies get this from their mothers so pregnant and breastfeeding mothers need to take iodine tablets and eat foods high in iodine: cooked seafood, milk, eggs, some cereals and bread. Vitamin D is also necessary for strong bones and joints and healthy muscle and nerve activity. The sun is the main source

1. vegetables and fruit 2. breads and cereals (wholegrain is best) 3. milk and milk products (reduced-or low-fat milk is best) 4. lean meat, chicken, seafood, eggs, legumes, nuts and seeds • Limit your intake of foods and drinks that are high in fat (especially saturated fat), salt and/or sugar foods and drinks • If using salt, choose iodised salt • Take care when buying, preparing, cooking and storing food so that the food is as safe as possible to eat

• Avoid alcohol during pregnancy • Aim for a healthy weight gain by eating well and being physically active each day (unless advised not to be physically active)

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Don’t forget about dad When it comes to baby bonding, mothers undoubtedly have a head start. This special bonding begins before birth, with mother and baby co-existing for nine months, their lives intimately intertwined. Gone are the days when mum gave birth on her own while the father paced the corridor outside to be presented with a wrinkled tiny baby at birth. It has become the norm for fathers to be present at the birth and share in that special moment when baby comes into the world. Once back home taking an active role in baby’s care from the beginning helps forge that bond. Feeding, changing nappies, bathing, joining the night time routine; often fathers get left out of the loop. As time progresses and they watch

the efficiency of mothers and babies they can become reluctant to handle the baby. Spending time alone with babies is the best way to bolster self-confidence. It helps fathers become comfortable caring for children and time spent with another caregiver helps children become tolerant of different nurturing styles. New mums should leave babies and dads alone for a while – the benefits are immense for everyone. Mothers need to be cautious interfering with the way new fathers handle babies, unless they are doing something that

could endanger the baby. It’s too easy to step in and do it ‘mum’s way’ – constant fault finding inadvertently discourages the father from being fully involved. Contemporary life that sees a large portion of both people in a relationship working has led to increased opportunities for both to be more fully involved with baby. Activities might include father being involved in doctor’s appointments, play groups and bed time. This allows fathers to enjoy all facets of development in babies’ lives and to build a history that is theirs alone.. !



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Baby showers and reveals Holding a get-together to celebrate the expected arrival of a baby is a tradition carried out throughout the world. A baby shower traditionally only celebrates the impending arrival of the first child and is normally held in the third trimester. It’s an occasion for female family and friends to ‘shower’ gifts on the expectant mother. The gifts are generally pampering treats for the mother and useful gifts for the baby such as clothes, blankets, nappies and so on. Organised by a friend or relative there’s often a formal invite and a theme. The room is decorated to give a party atmosphere. Sometimes the baby shower is a surprise for mum to be but the organiser obviously needs to know who to invite. Food, often a special cake, and refreshments are provided and there’s a good chance there will be some fun games involving a baby theme. Guests might participate in creating a keepsake for baby such as signing a guest book.

One idea, to avoid embarrassment, is to set a limit on the value of a gift. A baby registry is an American concept that works along similar lines to a bridal registry. Other options are to pool cash and present mum to be with a gift voucher say for a professional portrait package. It’s becoming more popular, especially in America, for dads to also have a party which would have a more manly theme,

along with some reference to baby. Refreshment options might include beer and steak and games possibly things like a nappy changing competition. No doubt the trend will become popular here very soon. Another tradition catching on fast is a gender reveal party where close friends and family gather, along with the parents to be, to learn the sex of the baby.. !



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Decorating the nursery If you will be bringing home a new baby soon, the chances are that you are thinking about how to decorate the nursery. Here are some inexpensive and easy ideas to get you started. • Choose fabrics and patterns that can be easily cleaned as you’ll be doing a lot of laundry and will want cot linens that are easy to clean • If you decide to buy expensive cot bedding, your child will likely be out of the cot in two years and you will have to buy new bedding for their ‘grown up’ bed. On the other hand, if you plan to have several children, investing in quality items may be more economical in the long run • Consider buying a ‘cot bib’ that stretches across the head of the cot where you place your baby’s head. If baby spits up, all you have to do is change the ‘bib’ instead of the entire sheet

• Invest in a sturdy changing table with a strap. Once baby is moving around, you’ll be glad you did • Place a thick rug under the changing table in the unlikely event baby takes a tumble off • If you choose a ‘theme’ for the room, remember you are going to have to live with it for a while. Try to avoid things that will become outdated or babyish too soon • Make the room soothing for baby and he/she is likely to sleep better. Too much stimulation will do just that: stimulate • Consider a dimmer on the light switch for late night changes or invest in a night light • Consider blackout or room darkening shades, which will

also help baby sleep when the sun is out • A bookshelf painted in bright colours is great for housing books and small toys • It is never too early to think about childproofing... make this a priority in all your decorating/ furniture choices !



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SmartStart SmartStart provides step-by-step information and support to help you access the right services for you and your baby. It’s an excellent web site full of facts, ideas and suggestions on where to go for help. Pregnancy weeks 0-14 Choose a lead maternity carer (LMC) As soon as you know you’re pregnant you need to choose a lead maternity carer (LMC). LMCs are: • registered midwives • obstetricians (doctors who specialise in pregnancy and childbirth) • family doctors who provide maternity care If you’re a NZ citizen or permanent resident you’ll get free maternity care unless you choose a private obstetrician or private sonographer

Pregnancy weeks 15-30 Book antenatal classes Antenatal classes teach you about pregnancy, labour, birth, breastfeeding and looking after a young baby. You can get free classes through District Health Boards (DHBs) or pay for classes with private providers. Free classes fill up quickly, so book early in your second trimester (around week 16) to get your preferred class. The best time to attend antenatal classes is early in your third trimester (from week 27). Immunisations for whooping cough and influenza (flu) Immunisations help protect you and your baby before and after birth. While you’re pregnant, you can get: • free whooping cough immunisation between 28 and 38 weeks of your pregnancy • free flu immunisation during the flu season — usually early March to August

You need to be immunised during each pregnancy, even if you’ve been immunised before Talk to your doctor, nurse or LMC about getting immunised. Taking parental leave Parental leave is leave you can take from work to care for your new child. You’ll need to apply for parental leave to your employer, in writing, at least 3 months before your baby is due. As part of your parental leave, you’ll probably be eligible for paid parental leave (a government payment) for the first 18 weeks. Check what financial help you can get Depending on your circumstances, you might be able to get help from Inland Revenue and Ministry of Social Development. Both working and non-working parents may be eligible for financial help with the costs of raising children, housing, health, childcare and parental leave, as well as solo parent support.

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Choose a Well Child Tamariki Ora provider Well Child Tamariki Ora is a free service of health checks, visits and support for all children under 5. Join a Well Child Tamariki Ora provider as soon as your baby is born. Your lead maternity carer or your hospital will give you the forms to join. Plunket is one provider of Well Child Tamariki Ora, but you can choose another provider such as an iwi or Pacific health service. Register the birth You need to register the birth of your baby within 2 months of the birth. It’s free to register the birth but you have to pay for a birth certificate. You can register your baby’s birth and order a birth certificate (if you choose) online. When you register your baby’s birth there are other services you can do at the same time such as apply for an IRD number for your baby, ordering a birth certificate etc. https://registermybaby.dia. Birth registration is when you officially give your child a legal name. Every baby born in New Zealand must be registered with Births, Deaths and Marriages. This means that there’s still some time

after the birth for the important decision of choosing a name. The Family Services Directory ( lists family services and support in your area. You can also call on Healthline, PlunketLine or Parent Helpline for

advice about your child’s health and development. Healthline freephone: 0800 611 116 PlunketLine freephone: 0800 933 922 Parent Helpline: 0800 568 856 zz// ! Source

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Caring for baby teeth Looking aft f er your child’s baby teeth can help ensure their adult teeth come through healthy and strong. Your child’s first teeth (also called baby teeth) will help them to eat and speak well. Five steps to protect your child’s smile • Brush teeth twice a day • Use fluoride toothpaste • Have regular dental check-ups • Lift the lip every month to check for signs of tooth decay (holes) • Choose healthy foods and drinks As soon as your baby’s teeth start to show, start brushing twice a day. One brushing should be at night before your baby goes to bed. Use a small, soft brush and a smear of family fluoride toothpaste (for children 6 years old and over, a pea-sized amount). Once your child is over one year old, brush their teeth for two minutes. Brush all around the inside surfaces, where the teeth meet the gums, and also the top chewing surfaces. Brush on the front of their

teeth, all around the outside surfaces and close to the gums. Teach your child to spit out the left-over toothpaste after brushing. Don’t rinse with water, because a small amount of fluoride toothpaste left around the teeth will help to protect them. You may find it easier to stand behind your child and gently tilt their head back as you brush or lie their head on your lap. As your child gets older it’s a good idea to let them try using their toothbrush after you have cleaned their teeth for them. Children need help to clean their teeth until they are around 8 or 9 years old. Get free oral health service care Your baby is eligible for free check-ups from an oral health service.

To enrol with a service or to make an appointment phone them on 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583). Source nz !


Contact numbers listed below of all clinics: Central Hawkes Bay Community Dental Clinic 06 858 6725 Flaxmere Community Dental Clinic 06 833 5741 Havelock North Community Dental Clinic 06 873 4862 Hastings Central Community Dental Clinic 06 873 4860 Mahora Community Dental Clinic 06 873 4861 Onekawa Community Dental Clinic 06 873 4863 Tamatea Community Dental Clinic 06 873 4864 Wairoa Community Dental Clinic 06 838 9721 Free to children and adolescents 0 to 18 years

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All it takes is one visit a year!

Brush your teeth twice a day!

Don’t wait till your tooth hurts!

Become smokefree for baby will be highly motivated to make changes Pregnancy is a very special time and many women and their whanau before their new arrival. In spite of this, about 28 per cent of all pregnant women in Hawke’s Bay are NOT Smokefree. Becoming smokefree has huge benefits on baby’s development, growth and overall wellbeing inside mum’s womb and for later on in life. Babies born to NOT smokefree mums are 30 per cent more likely to be born prematurely. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas produced when you smoke cigarettes and “rollies” which means that babies get less oxygen in the womb. Once born, babies can develop withdrawal-like symptoms from tobacco. This may make baby jittery and hard to settle.

Overall babies born to NOT smokefree mums are at a greater risk of other health problems like glue ear, asthma and leukaemia. These babies are also 30% more likely to die of Sudden Unexplained Death in Infancy (SUDI or cot death). In addition, NOT smokefree women are more likely to have a miscarriage. If you are a woman of childbearing age or know someone who is pregnant and NOT smokefree, please talk to them about it and help them get in touch with the local smokefree services. It is

all our duty to look out for our Pepi and future generation. Free NRT and smokefree coaching and support for all pregnant and breastfeeding in the Hastings women and their whanau and Napier district is available from Kahungunu Health services. All people interested in kanohi ki kanohi (face to face) support with their journey of becoming smokefree can contact Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga or Te Kupenga Hauora Ahuriri. There’s full support also available online at Quitline: !

The Doctors Hastings, Waipawa & Gascoigne Street together with

Unichem Russell Street

support all new families to become smoke-free homes for when baby arrives For advice to quit smoking and to access free nicotine replacement medications, do not hesitate to ask your health practitioner at The Doctors or Unichem Russell Street.

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What’s in a name? Having trouble thinking of a name for your baby? Every year the Department of Internal Affairs publishes a list of the top 100 baby names. To help inspire you, here are the 20 most popular names in - names for 2015. New Zealand in 2016 and the most popular Maori

1. Olivia

1. Maia

1. Oliver

1. Nikau

2. Charlotte

2. Manaia

2. Jack

2. Ari

3. Isla

3. Anahera

3. William

3. Manaia

4. Harper

4. Ana

4. Mason

4. Wiremu

5. Ella

5. Aroha

5. James

5. Kauri

6. Amelia

6. Kaia

6. Hunter

6. Mikaere

7. Emily

7. Hana

7. Noah

7. Rawiri

8. Mia

8. Ataahua

8. Lucas

8. Ihaia

9. Sophie

9. Tia

9. Leo

9. Kai

10. Ava

10. Kora

10. Max

10. Manaaki

11. Ruby

11. Amaia

11. Liam

11. Tai

12. Lily

12. Tui

12. George

12. Tane

13. Isabella

13. Te Aroha

13. Thomas

13. Tamati

14. Chloe

14. Kahurangi

14. Charlie

14. Taika

15. Mila

15. Awhina

15. Cooper

15. Kahurangi

16. Zoe

16. Manawa

16. Ryan

16. Tangaroa

17. Lucy

17. Kara

17. Ethan

17. Manawa

18. Grace

18. Aaria

18. Benjamin

18. Ihaka

19. Aria

19. Rui

19. Samuel

19. Tama

20. Georgia

20. Te Ao

20. Blake

20. Tawhiri

- name was carefully researched by Te Taura Whiri I te Each Maori - Language Commission, to confirm it was reo Maori, the Maori - name for their a Maori name. “Many parents choose a Maori - language and to child to honour their commitment to the Maori symbolise their identity as a New Zealander”, says RegistrarGeneral of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Jeff Montgomery. - people choosing to use te reo in “It’s pleasing to see non-Maori this very personal way.”

Get physical Physical activity plays a really important role in helping children reach their potential. By encouraging your child to be active, you help their bodies to develop and their confidence to grow – and that helps their learning. Try these ideas from Sport New Zealand…. • Teach your kids an activity you did as a child and then get them to teach you one of theirs • Plan a family physical activity hour, day or weekend. Try building a hut out of things you have around the house or inventing a game to play outdoors using the sprinkler. Bike, skate or walk to the shop or to visit family and friends. Help around the house, For example, cleaning the car, washing the windows, raking the leaves • Dance. Put some music on and move to it • Make a kite or a set of poi and practice using them • Use three things from home to invent a game or a challenge. Try it with a newspaper, balled-up socks, plastic milk cartons or tin cans • Make a home gym circuit. Write an exercise on different pieces of paper and stick them around the garden or inside the house. Start the clock and go! Go to each piece of paper and do the exercise that’s written there • Create your own challenge/obstacle course at home. Try balancing on a line, along a hose, around a shape drawn with chalk, between objects, on one foot and hand. Get targets into a box, under the couch, into a can. Walk, run, hop, skip and gallop The Sport NZ web site is a very useful resource, especially for new parents. There’s excellent advice including, but not limited to, language, self-esteem, walking, running and jumping, developing language, safety and nutrition. !

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Choose an ECE service With so many diff f erent ECE services available, it may be hard to choose the best one for you and your child. Children do best where they can: • form bonds with people who care • be around people who have plenty of time to spend with them

help to think about what will work best for you and your child and what’s important to you both. You could consider:

• enjoy having fun

• how long you want your child to attend

• be given clear guidelines for behaviour that can be backed up with reasons

• the kind of service you want

A safe and secure environment with access to t of activities is also import r ant. a variety The different services Early childhood education services can be divided into two main types: • teacher-led: where teachers provide the education and care for children • parent-led: where parents, family/ whanau and/or caregivers provide the education and care for their children Things to consider When you are choosing an early childhood service for your child it might

• the fees you can afford • the location of the service • you and your child’s needs

• Opening times that suit you?

When choosing an ECE service, do some research; think about what you need. Do you want a service that offers:

• Lots of structure or lots of free play?

• Early childhood education in a home setting or at a centre? • The option of attending the service with your child? • Your child attending without you? • A location close to home or work?

Every licensed early childhood education service is reviewed regularly by the Education Review Office (ERO). When choosing an ECE service for your child, it might help to read their latest ERO report. This gives you an independent view of the quality of the centre and its strengths and weaknesses. ERO reports are available free online ( !

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Consider home based childcare with one of our PAUA Educators. Our Educators are supported by qualified teachers who visit regularly. 20 Hours ECE and Work and Income Childcare Subsidies are also available for those who qualify.

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Are you a Mum (or Nana) at home interested in earning extra income? We are looking for people throughout your region to join our home based education team. PAUA provides training, ongoing support and learning resources. You can set your own hourly “Educa rate based on your experience your chil te d and qualifications. accordingren to their life requirem e when the nts, y they won’re old ’t be lost”

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New - a brand new state of the art facility with loads of natural light and the very latest resources and equipment. Space - unlike most other centres we have huge spaces inside and a super sized large adventure area outside Quality Learning and Care - our qualiďŹ ed staff offer a safe, caring and stimulating environment for children to learn and develop in. We provide a unique educational experience that offers children the opportunity to succeed and develop conďŹ dence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences. Location - right in the CBD adjoining the Hastings Central Primary School and just one block from the Council building Easy and Safe to access - with a large off street carpark for drop offs and pickups. Opening Soon - phone 06-878 9886 or book a time to come and have a look at this amazing new facility and meet the team at Central Hastings ELC

511 Hastings Street South, Hastings Phone 06 878 9886 NEW, SPACE, QUALITY LEARNING AND CARE, LOCATION, EASY AND SAFE. Early Years 15

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