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march 2010 • Issue 9

a Vivian B by A useful guide to children’s growth

Dear Parents; It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our 9th Issue of Vivian Baby, the 1st issue for the 2010. This year we bring you a fresh new look to our newsletter which we hope you will like. In this issue we will be discussing Children’s Tantrums, and Relationships between Siblings. You can also find out more about new products brought to you by Chicco & Plasmon and the new re-vamped packaging of SMA Milks and Plasmon. You can also find two jam packed pages with interesting competitions. We encourage you to participate with the opportunity of winning Great Prices. Enjoy reading Vivian Baby!

Who is Vivian Corporation… The Company that brings you Plasmon, Chicco & SMA Nutrition Vivian Corporation Ltd. was founded by Wilfred Gatt, in 1952. Today, the company, is still a family run business based on those values set by the father; which are Vigour, Vision and Vitality. The company is a leading distributing and marketing organisation in four distinct areas; Healthcare, Babycare, Cosmetics and Toiletries, General Foods. Like a large extended family Vivian Corporation works hard to provide its clients with various products of infinite uses, shapes and sizes yet with one common and unifying goal - that of improving the quality of life of the people who use them. The following are some of the leading brands which Vivian Corporation distributes:

Take Care! Vivian Corporation Sanitas Building Tower Street Msida MSD1824 Tel: 2134 4610 / 21344616 Email: info@viviancorp.com www.viviancorp.com

Vivian Corporation… the Company that Celebrates Life

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what’s new for 2010

COLOURS

STROLLERS

BABY WALKERS

2010 colours now available at all leading Baby Shops. New colours for Strollers, Walkers, Baby Carriers and Highchairs.

TRAVEL SYSTEMS... MANY MORE TO CHOOSE FROM

HIGHCHAIRS

BABY CARRIERS

skip stroller Skip is a modern and glamorous stroller, absolutely perfect for mums with a stylish and sophisticated taste. It is easy to transport thanks to its practical carrier handle, it has a lightweight aluminium frame weighing only 6.2kg. It is ultra compact when closed. It has a wide seat and high backrest for the comfort of the child. The backrest can be adjusted to various positions. Approved for children 6 months plus. Colour available in fuego.

Rear wheels with twin braking system

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Single action backrest recliner mechanism

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6.2 Kg Exclusive tripod which allows the stroller to stand up on its own when closed

Reclining backrest to several positions

Call us on freephone to enquire about your nearest stockist for the New Chicco products


Polly Magic A HIGHCHAIR DESIGNED FOR NEWBORN BABIES Polly Magic is a highchair ideal for newborn babies. It has various user functions for children up to 3 years old. For babies from newborn to 6 months it can be used as a newborn chair. For babies from 6 to 12 months, it can be turned into a highchair to help baby through the difficult weaning phase. From 1 to 3 years of age, it can be turned into a normal chair, so that they can sit at the table with the family in total safety and comfort. Colour available in Baby Sketching.

The reducer cushion holds the child as if it were a comfy nest

The tray cover is easy to remove and ideal for bringing food to baby

The footrest can be adjusted to 3 heights to suit the child’s growth

The tray can be attached to the back of the structure

The toy entertains the baby with different activities and can be used on the tray

The toy entertains The backrest can be the baby with reclined to 3 different different activities positions

NURSERY Baby Control Video Digital This Baby Control is a wireless video surveillance system which allows you to remain in constant contact with your baby. It has a large 2 inch screen and the device in the baby’s room is fitted with an IR Video camera which works in the dark and can easily be adjusted and orientated for better focus. It also, has a night light to reassure the baby. Luminous LEDs indicate the level of noise in the baby’s room. Both devices (parent and baby) can run on batteries (rechargeable batteries included for the parent device) or plugged into the mains (two adaptors included). Maximum range up to 150 metres.

The 2010 Catalogue

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Bisphenol Free Feeding Bottles The new collection of Chicco feeding bottles is now available at all leading outlets. New Bisphenol free Collection. WELL BEING

Look out for the sign 0% BPA Chicco feeding bottles are made from PP (polypropylene) a plastic that has no Bisphenol A content. They are easy to clean and very practical for mums. The bottles for infants have pretty and attractive decorations, whilst the bottles for older kids are brightly coloured with fun decorations. 330ml

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Soothers colours now available in Latex & Silicone

Physio latex soother

physio silicone

physio silicone soother, Glowing

Available at all leading Baby Shops, Pharmacies and Supermarkets

The Portable Nightlight for your Child This intuitive mobile nightlight turns on as soon as it’s lifted up, and recharges when it’s put back on its base.

Smart charger! No electrical contact: Lumilove simply charges by putting it on its base

11 hours of autonomy Eco-friendly light-source Does not heat A New brand by the Baby Care Division

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Call us on freephone to enquire about your nearest stockist for the New Chicco products


NURSERY Chicco Plates Collection duckling plate 6m+

POrtable feeding set 6m+

This portable feeding set includes a spacious non-slip dish, a dish and a lid. It has been thought to safely keep both the meal and the spoons.

...and more products from the Cosmetics range

duckling stay warm set 6m+

This Duckling Plate has a universal non-slip suction pad, it is ideal for ensuring a correct adherence to the table surface. In polypropylene, unbreakable dish with a universal nonslip suction pad.

This Duckling Stay warm set is ideal for keeping baby’s food warm throughout the meal. Set of 3 products in one: the tank, exploitable as soup plate, the Duckling plate, and the universal suction pad for ensuring the correct adherence of the dish to the table surface. In polypropylene with hot water container, pressure stopper and funnel.

musk

After the success of the Chicco fabric Softener in Sweet Talcum, we are now introducing the new Fragrance in Musk. Available from all leading Supermarkets, Detergent Shops and Baby Shops.

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Fabric Softeners - The New Fragrance

A soft moisturizing cream which protects and strengthens the hydrolipidic film of baby’s skin. It has an immediate and long lasting nourishing effect.

A rich ‘cold wind’ cream which nourishes and effectively protects baby’s skin from dryness.

Rigid Toilet Trainer

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Nursery Bag

Collect your FREE Nursery Bag worth €25 when you purchase E35.00 or more Chicco Nursery and Toiletry products of your choice.

Drinky, Rolly & Sporty Cups

Available from authorised outlets only www.chicco.com

Freephone 8007 3102

Offer is valid with a minimum purchase of E35 and until stock lasts.

This toilet trainer in the form of a turtle is an excellent solution to help you train your child to use the toilet. It features an anatomical seat, backrest and a practical splash guard. It fits most toilets.

Offer does not apply on: Humidifiers, Baby Monitors, Bottle Warmers, Sterilizers, Breast Pumps and Infrared Thermometers

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Brothers Sisters The arrival of the second child will bring new changes with it, which will not pass unnoticed from your other little one.

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It is very important that you prepare your self for the arrival of the second child – talk to someone who has gone through it. What do I do if my first child is jealous of the new born? This feeling is very natural, so you do not need to feel guilty or panic. • It is very important that you prepare your child that a brother or sister will soon be joining the family from beforehand. Make it exciting, such as…”You will have someone to play with!” • Give him / her the attention required by spending some time with him / her for example, stay playing together whilst the baby sleeps. In this manner s/he will not feel deprived from your attention. • Never show any preferential treatment towards one of them, each child has his own unique character, which might be totally different from that of his / her sibling. It is very important that

It is very important that you create a positive relationship with each of them, nurturing their on way of doing things Carlton Vella

you create a positive relationship with each of them, nurturing their own way of doing things. This will make them feel important and unique at the same time. • Try to create situations where both children interact and play together, to help them to socialise and get to know each other better. • Try and get help and support from the grand parents, where they can hold the baby for you, whilst you

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spend time with the other child, giving him/ her the attention required. (You can also use this opportunity for some ME time) • One day or another there will be arguments between the two. Do Not Panic and only intervene when you deem necessary. It is very important that you let them learn to deal with such situations on their own. (It always depends on the situation!)


As most of you may have noticed, the Plasmon packaging has been revamped

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The new packaging offers you higher safety & more information More Safety

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The new packaging of the strained meat & fish has been revamped to offer you more security: • Film coated jars to avoid any contamination of the jar contents. • Transparent strip so that the jar contents are visible to the mother.

Light Blue from 4 months onwards Light Green from 6 months onwards Purple from 12 months onwards Baby sign: To complement the above mentioned colour coded strip, the packaging features a picture of a baby, depending on the age suitability of the product. • Crawling Baby: from 4 months onwards • Baby Sitting Down: from 6 months onwards • Baby Standing Up: from 12 months onwards

Product Characteristics: This section will feature product characteristics which are connected to the age suitability of the product as well as to preparation. These characteristics will vary according to product category. Clearly visible ingredients: Plasmon packaging now features a visual of all the ingredients which one can find in the particular product. For example, now one can find visual of the animal on the strained meat’s packaging.

The Mothers & Plasmon…together CLUB

Learn More…

...about weaning and how to use the Plasmon products

Weaning talks: We organise monthly weaning talks for parents (whose infants are between 6-12 months of age), to learn more about infant nutrition and on which foods one should prepare for the baby. It is also an opportunity for parents to learn from experiences of other parents. Cooking Sessions: We will be organising cooking sessions in various supermarkets. During these cooking sessions, we will be showing how Plasmon items are to be used and you will also be given recipe ideas. If you are interested in attending any of the above sessions you are kindly requested to send us an email on plasmon@viviancorp.com or call us on 2134 4610 and we will give you the details of the nearest event

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Mamma. . . che Bontà!

We are very excited to introduce a new variety in our product range – Bonta della Mamma. This range brings a new concept to the baby food section –vegetable purees in convenient pouches. There are three varieties in this range: • Base Pappa – Mixed Vegetables • Vellutata – Marrows & Peas • Vellutata – Carrots & Pumpkin The Bonta della Mamma provides the mother with the convenience of having readily pureed vegetables to prepare a healthy meal for her baby without any hassle, with the same great taste and nutritional value, even when you are not at home.

The main differences between the Soup base and the Vegetable Purees are the following: • Soup Base is suitable from the early age of 4 months. • Vegetable Purees are creamier and are suitable for babies over 6 months. This range is made exclusively from fresh vegetables, harvested naturally under the Oasi Plasmon concept. No preservatives and colourants are added to the recipe and all three varieties are Gluten Free. Try out these new items and let us know what you think by sending us an email on plasmon@viviancorp.com

Ask for them at your favourite outlet

New Product Plasmon has also introduced another variety in the strained vegetables range – Pumpkin & Chickpeas. This variety of strained vegetables provides your child with a delicate and mild taste of the ever so tasty pumpkin along with the high nutritional value of the chickpeas. The latter are a very good source of proteins and fibre, and are very easy to digest.

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Anellini with Cheese, Carrots & Pumpkin Ingredients Required: • 1 pouch of Vellutata Carrots & Pumpkin – 180gr • 2 table Spoons Plasmon Anellini • 80gr Plasmon Emmenthal Cheese • Plasmon Olive Oil

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Method: • Warm up the contents of Carrots & Pumpkin pouch in a sauce pan on a very low flame. • Separately, cook the pasta in a little boiling water. When ready drain and pour in a baby bowl. • Add the warm purée carrots & pumpkin and the jar of Emmenthal cheese. Mix thoroughly. • Add a dash of olive oil and serve warm.

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Did you know that a daily helping of Olive Oil, helps our intestines to be healthier? The following are some points which one should know about Olive Oil: • Olive oil is rich in Vitamins A, B-1, B-2, C, D, E and K as well as iron. • It is highly beneficial for the digestive system and acts as a mild laxative, preventing constipation. • The body’s cells incorporate the valuable fatty acids from the oil, making arteries more agile and skin more radiant. • The amount of oleic acid in olive oil is about the same as that found in a mother’s milk and is thus the best growth supplement for infants. • It is also effective in treating urinary tract infections and gall bladder problems. • It accelerates brain development and strengthens the bones. • When it comes to infants, one can dribble some olive oil on strained meats, vegetables, fish etc… It can also be added to the savoury cereals.

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Seeing your little baby turn into a screaming ball of fury is never a nice experience, especially when you are out in public, making this one of the more stressful milestones you will probably experience as a parent. Dealing with tantrum behaviour is so difficult because it’s upsetting to see your little one so distraught, and there’s the added fear of being labelled a ‘bad parent’ because your toddler is screaming at the top of his or her voice whilst you are trying to do your shopping and other people are trying to do theirs. Relax, you’re not a bad parent and while those who don’t have children may look, those with children of their own will understand. The good news is that they will grow out of it and however hard it is now, this tantrum behaviour will soon be banished to distant memory. Why do toddlers tantrum? Toddlers tantrum because they’re overwhelmed by the frustration of wanting or needing something but not being able to 10

express themselves in the right way to get it. In real terms this usually means they’re tired, hungry, bored, want attention, don’t want to do something or simply because they don’t know what they want. How to minimise the risk of a tantrum Keep a regular routine Toddlers need to feel secure, to feel happy and a regular routine can help them feel comfortable with what’s going on around them even if things are changing. Set meal, drink and snack times, an afternoon nap and structured bedtime routine (i.e. bath, story then bed) can all help your toddler stay calm and better able to understand their place in the complicated world around them. Explain things A lot of the frustration toddlers experience is because they don’t understand why they’re not allowed to do things. By communicating with your toddler, no matter how basic, why they are allowed to do some things but

not others will help them to cope when you say no. Be prepared When a tantrum is brewing, employing a diversionary tactic that can help keep your little one calm like keeping your toddler’s favourite toy or book in your bag can be a good idea so that you can retrieve it quickly and distract them. Reward good behaviour Tantrums can often be a cry for attention and if you consistently reward your toddler for doing this like giving them something to make them stop, they can quickly learn that throwing themselves on the floor and crying is the quickest way to get whatever they want. To prevent this you should focus on ignoring the tantrum completely, which can be very difficult sometimes, but necessary, and reward good behaviour only. Be consistent Perhaps most importantly of all you should be consistent in your parenting approach. Letting


your toddler know that you’re in charge is important and will actually help them to feel more secure and consequently reduce tantrum behaviour. To do this you’ll need to stick to your guns. If you said that your toddler had to put on their coat before the tantrum follow this through after they’ve calmed down. Don’t give in to their demands simply because they’ve tantrumed to get their own way. Consistency in your approach will help them to learn that throwing a temper tantrum isn’t acceptable behaviour and definitely isn’t the way to get whatever they want. Make sure you agree guidelines on what they’re allowed with your partner, grandparents and anyone else who spends time looking after your child.

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Stay calm It’s difficult but getting worked up yourself will only make matters worse and make it even harder to calm your toddler down. If you find it difficult not to get stressed by your toddlers behaviour find a diversionary tactic for yourself, either counting to ten, taking some deep breaths or even putting your toddler in their cot or play pen, walk away and give yourself a five minute break.

Keep them out of harms way When toddlers have a temper tantrum they often completely lose control of their behaviour which can mean that they hurt themselves. Make sure you take them out of harms way. You could try holding them gently although if this seems to set them off even more, moving anything that could potentially be a ‘hazard’ may be a better idea.

Get down on their level When your toddler tantrums or looks like they’re about to tantrum try sitting or kneeling down on the floor so that you can make direct eye contact with them. Reasoning with them in toddler language, doing something to distract them or giving them a hug can seem much more approachable from this position. Pretend it isn’t happening Walking away a little and looking like you’re not paying attention to the tantrum (while still keeping a sly eye on them) can calm your toddler down pretty quickly once they realise they’ve lost their audience, and remember at all times to stay calm – they will grow out of this stage! 11


SAMPLE RECIPES

for you to try Strawberry & Pear Smoothie

Cheesy Cod and Broccoli Ingredients: • 175 g skinless and boneless white fish (e.g. cod or similar) • 3 broccoli spears • 15 g butter • 1 tablespoon plain flour • 185 ml SMA Progress Kids Milk • 50 g grated cheese Method 1) Place the fish in a small saucepan and add 60ml of SMA Progress Kids milk. 2) Bring to the boil and simmer for about 10 mins until the fish is cooked 3) Meanwhile cook the broccoli in water for about 5 – 7 mins until it is tender. 4) To make the sauce: Melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the flour. Slowly add the remaining 125ml of SMA Progress Kids milk, stirring continuously until the sauce thickens. Turn down the heat and simmer for 1 minute. 5) Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese, fish and broccoli. Serve with rice or potatoes.

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Ingredients: • 50 g strawberries, washed and hulled • 50 g pears skinned and chopped • 60 ml SMA Progress Kids Milk Directions: Using a hand blender, purée the strawberries and pear with 60 ml SMA Progress Kids Milk.

Banana Rice Pudding Ingredients: • 3 level ta blespoon Pla smon Bebiris • 180 ml S o MA Progres s Kids Milk • 1/2 tsp va nilla extract • 1 small ri pe banana, m ashed Method Make rice pu dding by putt ing the rice, milk and van illa essence in a heavy bott saucepan, c omed ook for abou t 5 mins until th mixture thic e kens, stirrin g regularly. R from the hea e m o ve t and mix wit h the mashe banana. Serv d e warm.


SMA Recipe Competition Now you have seen some of our ideas for recipes please send in your recipes for toddlers using SMA Progress milk. The winning recipe will win a Chicco dinner set worth about e45

The SMA Gold System From the beginning of 2010 you will start to see changes in the packaging on all of the SMA Nutrition formulas except for SMA Progress Kids which will remain the same.

In order to take part in this competition, please send your recipe, together with your name, address and contact telephone number to: SMA Nutrition (Recipe Competition) Sanitas Building Tower Street, Msida MSD 1824 or by e mail to: smanutrition@gmail.com by 30th April 2010

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INNER The winner of the SMA Christmas Card Competition was Jake Borg aged 3, mother Joanna Borg from Gharghur, who has won a Chicco Sit ‘n’ Ride Loco leg powered toy for a child aged 12 months+ worth e42

SMA Nutrition has not made any formulation changes to most of their special milks range. This includes SMA Staydown, SMA Wysoy and SMA LF. However, the packaging has changed to better explain the role of ingredients in each formula in what is now known as the SMA Gold System. Each product within the new SMA Nutrition range will have its own individual SMA Gold System badge with an easy-to-follow number so that you’ll know which formula you should be giving to your child according to the stage of development he or she has reached.

So look out for the new SMA Gold System range on the supermarket and pharmacy shelves and notice the simpler to understand numbering system clearly visible on the new labels. If you have any questions or require any more information regarding the new packaging please call us on our Freephone 8007 3102

There have been only three name changes • SMA White is now called SMA Extra Hungry Infant Milk • SMA Gold is now known as First Infant Milk • SMA Progress is now known as SMA Follow-On Milk • SMA Extra Hungry Infant Milk is suggested when you need to delay weaning of a baby until the recommended time of 6 months if they are not content feeding just on SMA First Infant Milk. 13


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Kids Corner

decembe WINNERSr Chicco: Ms Annabelle Galea Ms Alison Pisani Ms Antonella Busutti Plasmon Mummy’s Competition: Ms Graziella Calleja Vivian Baby: Ms Audrey Vella Friggieri Ms Rosanne Solars Ms Calire Zahra Plasmon Kids Corner: Amy Ann Magro

Colour in a photocopy of this drawing (only one entry per member is allowed) and send to Plasmon Kids Corner, Vivian Baby, March 2010 Vivian Corporation, Sanitas Building, Tower Street Msida MSD 1824 by not later than 30th April 2010. The creator of the most creative painting will win an educational game from Orchard Toys

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Is the statement below Truq or False: Olive Oil is highly beneficial for the digestive system and prevents constipation. A. True

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Send an SMS with your answer (A or B) to 5061 9615 by not later than 30th April 2010 along with your name & surname. Each SMS costs €0.28 The first drawn correct answer will be given a Rimmel Make-up pack from the latest collection worth €30. Ten Runners Up will win a Plasmon Recipe Book.

Competition When was Vivian Corporation founded? Send an SMS with your answer to 5061 9615 with your name and surname. Each SMS costs €0.28 The first drawn three correct answers will get a Plasmon, Chicco & SMA Nutrition hamper. Closing date: 30th April 2010 15


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Send an SMS with your answer to 5061 9615 by not later than 30th April 2010 with your name and surname. Each SMS costs 28c. The first three correct answers will get an Orchard Lucky Ducky Game.

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What is the new name of SMA White? A) SMA Gold B) First Infant Milk C) SMA Extra Hungry Infant Milk The first correct answer drawn will win 6 tins of SMA Progress Kids worth e33.54. In order to participate in this competition please send your answer, together with your name, address and contact telephone number to: SMA Nutrition (SMA Gold System Competition) Sanitas Building, Tower Street, Msida MSD1824 or by email to: smanutrition@gmail.com by no later than 30th April 2010 The winners name and location will be published in the next issue of the Vivian Baby newsletter. Competitions are open ONLY to Plasmon & Chicco Club members. If you are not a member yet, kindly contact us via email on info@viviancorp.com or via-telephone on Freephone: 80073102 and ask for registration 16


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