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Vivian Baby

september 2011

ISSUE 15

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Setting a mealtime ritual Teething and dental hygiene

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School Julian Briffa, 1 year 6 months

Exercise

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Teething & dental hygiene Teething usually starts during the first four to seven months of a baby’s life. The two bottom front teeth are the first to appear, then, about four to eight weeks later the four upper teeth appear, and then about one month later the other two lower teeth appear. The first molars come in next, followed by the canine (nejbiet). By the age of two, a child should have all her baby teeth, including the second molars, which usually come out between 2 to 3 years of age.

Symptoms and Treatment of Teething Babies tend to be quite irritable during this time of teething, they cry, some might get a fever, excessive drooling and a desire to chew on something hard. More often, the gums around the new teeth will swell and be tender. To ease your baby’s discomfort, try gently rubbing or massaging the gums with one of your fingers. Teething rings are helpful, too, but they should be made of firm rubber. Cold teethers may relieve the pain and refresh baby’s mouth and sensitive gums.

It is time to find the hidden teeth Good Dental Habits The best way to protect your children’s teeth is to teach them good dental habits. With the proper coaching, they will quickly adopt good oral hygiene as a part of their daily routine. By the age of two, they should have their teeth brushed at least once a day, preferably before going to bed at night. At first you need to supervise them and help them brush their teeth properly. Be sure to use a soft toothbrush. Use only a small amount of toothpaste; it is difficult to keep children from swallowing some of the toothpaste, and too much fluoride could cause permanent tooth stains. If your child does not like the taste of one type of paste, try another or just use plain water for a while. The brushing and rinsing are more important than the toothpaste. It is important to clean each tooth thoroughly, top and bottom, inside and out. This is where you may encounter resistance from your child, who probably will concentrate only on the front teeth. You may turn brushing of the teeth into a game by saying that “it is time to find the hidden teeth”

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Teethers The soft and Relax Teethers have been designed for massaging and cooling baby’s gums during the delicate period of teething. The part in soft plastic contains sterilised water, which remain cold for a long time, relieving pain and refreshing baby’s mouth and sensitive gums. The relief on the surface make the cooling ring pleasant to chew for the baby, while the handle in rigid rubber allows the child to hold the ring, whilst offering another soft surface to chew. The Soft Relax Teethers are made of soft, natural vanilla flavoured latex rubber.

Toothpaste The formula of the Chicco Toothpaste is pure, simple and safe. They are ideal for protecting children’s teeth as they are made from very few ingredients which were chosen for their level of purity. They do not contain fluoride and are ideal for all children under 3 years of age. They contain Xylitol to prevent the formation of tooth decay. The low abrasive formula helps to gently remove plaque without damaging the enamel or the teeth.

Toothbrushes The Chicco toothbrushes have a small rounded head, ideal for a child’s mouth. Bristles are extra-soft to massage the gums and clean the teeth. They have an ergonomic handle covered in soft, nonslip rubber for extra grip.


Making sure your child is safe when on the road We are listing below some guidelines and safety tips for you to ensure that your children are safe when travelling by car or on the road • The use of a car seat is required by law for all children under 150 cm in height. • Always use a child car seat, even over short distances. Never hold a baby in your arms as it would be impos­sible to restrain him in the event of sudden braking. • When using a child car seat belonging to Group 0+ (up to 13 kg in weight) it must be installed so the baby is facing backwards, to reduce the effect of any possible impact on the child’s neck. • Always deactivate air bags where the child car seat Group 0+ (up to 13 kg in weight) is installed. • Almost 30% of child car seats are installed incorrectly. This greatly reduces, or completely compromises their restraint and/or protection capacity. • Please read the installation instructions carefully and follow them step by step. • Use approved child car seats only. Choose the ones that undergo additional testing by consumer associa­tions and other organisations. • Pay attention to the padding, materials, posture, freedom of movement and unrestricted view to ensure your child’s maximum comfort even for long periods in the car seat. In addition to safety tests, many institutions also test its

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ergonomics for this purpose. • Choose tested products which guarantee these characteristics. • European legislation governing the use of child car seats foresees that the choice of the car seat should be made according to the weight of the child, to ensure optimal protection in case of impact. The weight of the child is therefore the discriminating factor when choosing a car seat.

Other Precautions that need to be taken • When you cross the street with a baby in a stroller, do not allow the stroller to stick out, dangerously, in front of you over the edge of the pavement. • Always walk on the pavement, and avoid areas with congested traffic. If your child can walk, insist that he always holds your hand. Keep your child on the inside of the pavement and not on the outside towards the road. • When your cell phone rings, pull over and stop the car. Studies show that the risk of accidents is fourfold when using a cell phone in the car. • Always make children get out of the car towards the pavement on the left hand side. • If you have to stop, even for a short moment, and there are children in the car, park it and switch off the engine, put the handbrake on and remove the keys from the dashboard. • Children should never be left alone in the car. • Never leave objects or luggage lying around inside the vehicle as they could become dangerous in case of an accident or sudden braking.

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Setting a mealtime ritual for your child During the first years of life, nutrition is of fundamental importance for the health of your child. A correct, well-balanced diet is important as it guarantees adequate growth for your child; it is also important for the child to gain a positive attitude towards food which will lead your child to eat a wide variety of food. In the early years of a child’s life, it is difficult to manage the diet both in terms of quantity and quality. Only when the child is older does the diet become a rational fact; it is at this age that some particular insights must be applied to manage the diet. For example, it is wrong to give in to the temptation to exaggerate in the amount of food offered; on the contrary, it is good to offer adequate portions, compatible with the child’s age and state of health.

Since children are creatures of habit and need some certainties, it may be useful to create a sort of “mealtime ritual”, It is important to set the table with dishes specially designed for weaning: dishes that are colourful that your child can grasp and use without fear, objects that can become the true and proper companions in this new experience. The importance of using a highchair The use of a highchair starts at the age of 5-6 months and continues up to 2-3 years. The highchair plays a very important role because it is the ideal, specific place for meals. For this reason the highchair must be comfortable, pleasant and colourful, but above all it must be safe and prevent the child from falling. In other words, it must be a comfortable place where the child can,

in full safety, play with toys and minor activities while mum or dad are preparing the meal. During the meal itself, the highchair becomes the site dedicated to the meal and all other activities must be set aside to avoid distractions. Finally, the highchair facilitates interaction between the child and the family. In fact, particularly if the child is not enthusiastic about food, the chair can be brought up to the table where mummy and daddy, and perhaps even older siblings, are eating: the child not only enjoys the family’s company, but can even be enticed to eat. Your child learns the correct behavior and develop independence at the table. It is important to establish a precise place where you always feed your child, and using the same manner and the same instruments from the highchair to the utensils always in a very tranquil setting.

Polly 2 in 1 Highchair Chicco Polly 2 in 1 is the highchair that transforms. It follows the child’s growth from 5 months to 3 years. It is a safe highchair, accommodating and comfortable throughout all phases of weaning. When the child grows, remove the padding and disconnect the table and Chicco Polly becomes the first chair. It can be adjusted to 7 different heights, adapting to any table so that the child can enjoy mealtime with the rest of the family. Jazzy Highchair The lightweight and modern looking Chicco Jazzy is a highchair suitable for families short on space. The Chicco Jazzy has many of the great features of Chicco’s original highchairs, but takes into consideration that people with space issues want something lighter and easier to store than a huge highchair dominating their kitchen. The Jazzy weighs just 5.7kg and it is free standing when folded.

Soft spoon A spoon with a soft rubber tip and anatomical grip, with a practical support to prevent the tip from touching the base of the table when it is set down. 4

Silicone Spoon An anatomic spoon specific for babies of 6 months. The part that comes into contact with the child’s mouth is made of soft silicone.

Stay warm dish Fit with a container for hot water and a snap-in plug, to keep the baby food at the right temperature throughout the entire meal. The practical suction cups guarantee that it will adhere securely to the table top.


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Teats also have an anti-colic valve which prevents the baby from swallowing air. The Step UP feeding bottles come in 3 sizes - 150 ml, 250 ml, 330 ml, compatible with all the Step Up teats.

Practical advice on

bottle feeding Sucking, swallowing and breathing are essential actions to ensure that a baby is able to feed and receive all the necessary nourishment he needs. Babies are therefore inclined to suck on the nipple or teat and swallow in different ways according to their age. In newborns (0-6 months) the sucking motion referred to as squeezing is characterised by: • upper and lower lips well opened and latched on to the nipple or teat. The dental arches squeeze the nipple or teat with a rhythmic opening and closing movement. • the tongue moves forward and backward and conveys the milk to the hypopharynx. In particular, during the first few months, babies often suffer from colic due to the fact that the digestive system has not yet fully developed. It is

therefore recommended to reduce the amount of air the baby ingests when feeding. From month 2 or 3 onwards, the colic episodes gradually decrease and soon disappear altogether. From 6 months onwards, the motion is referred to as sucking and is characterised by: • lips adhere to the nipple like a suction pad. • tongue moves from bottom to top and creates a wave that encourages the suction and the swallowing. • If the baby is being bottle-fed, it is therefore essential for the teat to meet his specific needs according to the exact development phase, and does not interfere with the physiological as­pects of sucking and swallowing. • The teat must therefore be chosen according to the baby’s age and sucking abilities.

Step Up 1 The only inclined teat that remains full of milk to prevent the risk of gassy colic, hiccups and regurgitation. The extra-large rounded base and the ribbed rings allow the baby to “squeeze” the teat with a natu­ral sucking motion. Specific for newborn babies.

Step Up 2 The non-angled version is ideal from 2 months onwards, when the colic episodes start to disappear. The extra-large rounded base and the ribbed rings allow the baby to “squeeze” the teat with a natural sucking motion. This teat is ideal for the first few months.

Step Up meets the Baby’s needs Step Up is the only feeding bot­tle that allows you to feed your baby naturally, throughout every growth phase and it is able to adapt to the natural changes in the sucking action of babies. In fact, Step Up is the only feeding bottle with evolutional teats that follow the evolution of ba­bies’ way of drinking, from squeezing to sucking.

Step Up 3 The smaller less rounded base guarantees better lip support and hence a correct “sucking” motion. The longer teat helps a better suction. The rings on the base make it extra supple. This teat is suitable for older babies.

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The benefits of playing with puzzles

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Even the simplest of puzzles require children to think about what they do as they try to put the puzzle together. Puzzles directly impact their problem solving and reasoning skills which helps them grow well in their professional and personal life.

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Apart from solutions and reasoning, toddlers learn shapes, colors, sizes and a deeper understanding of how a small unit forms a part of the whole set. An alphabet or number puzzle, for example, will be fun for the child to complete but is also a good opportunity for a parent to chat to them about letters and numbers and to reinforce learning.

Putting a puzzle together will also work on the child’s hand-eye coordination and their understanding of shapes and colours.

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The first three years of our children’s life are very important as they form the basis for a successful formal school experience. Orchard Puzzles provide all the educational content for the sound growth arndevelopment asF they help children develop and boost key skills that will be useful to them as and skill ing through Madeschool and beyond. The main benefits of playing with puzzles are listed below. they proceed

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The kind of satisfaction children get from solving the entire puzzle is unmatched by any other kind of toy. Their self confidence increases manifolds by the accomplishment and the praise that follows thereafter. As the puzzle gets more challenging, they also learn other social skills like the importance of cooperative play, how to take things to their completion, how to handle frustration and trying different approaches to problem solving.

Here are some of the puzzles that we can offer you from Orchard Toys that can help your children through different learning processes.

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While exercising is meant to keep the body fit, puzzles and other stimulating games are meant to keep their mind fit. Orchard puzzles prepare children early in life for the competitive world out there without compromising on fun. Give your child the best puzzles and let them face the world with confidence.

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Solving a puzzle requires children to pick up the objects, sort them, slot them and fit them without breaking up the bits they have already completed. For toddlers this can prove a complex task to learn so these educational toys help refine their motor skills that are essential to their development as they are required for eating, writing and for manipulating almost anything in their life.

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Chicco outdoor toys are back Let’s socialise, exercise and have FUN! Outdoor toys and games are important for our children because they promote the physical activity, coordination of movement and socialising. Chicco outdoor toys have been planned and developed in terms of “made to measure” for children, ensuring maximum fun with freedom and safety. A vast range of outdoor toys is available in different dimensions and weights. Here are some of the items available. Call us on Freephone for further information.

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Mosaic Children love to copy models, recognize things in their surroundings, reproduce and image scenes on board games and plaques. Keeping this in mind, Miniland Educational developed a number of mosaic games suitable even for younger children. Age

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3y+ Giant Mosaic Case Board + 4 models + 64 pegs This game is ideal for tiny hands because the pegs are large which make it easy to handle and fit on the boards. Presented in 4 shapes and 4 different colours it is possible to understand and make exact reproductions of the various models and mosaic patterns, which are easily fixed to the transparent base boards. The most basic concept for interlocking can also be practiced. The benefits which contributed to this game are eye motor coordination, discrimination between forms and colours, spatial organization, imagination and verbal expression.

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Case Mosaics This is a classical game of mosaic that, with concentration and attention, allows for the development of the visual-motor co-ordination, creativity, spatial orientation and the discrimination of colours. We have 2 different peg sizes of this classic mosaic game. We have the 15mm size which comes together with 6 worksheets + 300 pegs and the 20mm size which also comes with 6 worksheets + 160 pegs.

3y+ Magic Peg is another classical mosaic game which, with exercises of concentration and attention, allows the development of the visuo motor coordination, the creativity, the spatial orientation and the discrimination of colours. The board of this game besides being illuminated has also little cells at the base where to keep its transparent colour pegs which glow when inserted into the panel. This game includes 240 pegs of 6 transparent colours (40 units of each colour).

Pair Game is a game that helps to develop memory, stimulating new vocabulary learning and knowledge in a fun way. Benefits of this game include: • development of the child’s attention, visual discrimination and memory. • It motives the child to recognize objects and name them. • It puts the ability to associate objects into practice. • It helps to follow rules and respect them. • It can be an individual or group game, taking turns to play. The plastic lids are specifically designed for carrying out the gripping movement correctly.

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Games that improve learning skills Returning to school can be a stressful time for both students and their parents so a little planning at the beginning of school is very important. Getting started on the right foot can make all the difference. In this spread, we would like to present a number of games from Miniland Educational which may help improve your child’s learning skills.

The Activity Euro game is designed for 5 to 7 year old children. The game includes 18 A4 colour cards divided into 3 series of 6 cards that go hand in hand with the bag of washable plastic coins and notes found inside the game. This game is ideal to tackle the following mathematical notions: Age • Visual discrimination and sorting according to specific criteria. • Visual recognition of the elements making up the European currency. • Association of identified coins with their written numerical equivalent. • Comparing quantities by using numerical procedures.

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Super Board with 2 metallic sides Children can write and draw on the white side with a felt pen or with chalks on the blue side. The board is also used with the magnetic numbers and letters provided. This super board with the legs mounted can be used in vertical or horizontal position. It includes blackboard 47 x 36cm, Capital letters + 27 numbers and maths signs + 1 black felt pen + sponge eraser + small box with 3 chalks.

AUTO MATH is specifically designed for 3 to 5 year-old children. It is a highly attractive game used to support handling activities and also helps to acquire basic notions of mathematical logic. It has a collection of 12 illustrated cards divided into 4 series of 3 cards each, together with 36 small plastic vehicle toys. The game features: • Sorting activities by shape • Sorting activities by colour • Number representation • Double-entry tables

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The cards have different levels of difficulty.

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So you’ve done all the research and picked out the perfect kindergarten for your child. You and your child have talked about school all summer and last night you made sure your little one got to bed early so he’d wake up ready to go. That all important first day of school outfit is hanging up in your bedroom, and a snack box ready in the kitchen to fill with their favourite food ready for break time. The first day of kindergarten has arrived and it’s time for your child to begin an educational journey that will last for at least the next fifteen years, so how can you help make this monumental first day a really good experience for you both.

Firstly make sure you leave home on the first day in plenty of time, as rushing will fluster you both and will not help either of you.

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When you arrive, no matter how prepared you are for this day, don’t be shocked to find it difficult for you to leave your child for the first time, this is a normal reaction. It can also be difficult for some children, so be ready for some tears, Relax. It’s normal. Kids this age thrive on familiarity so when they are placed into a new situation, it’s common if they get a bit upset, but rest assured, the teachers are used to this situation and have many tricks to distract your child, and help them settle. They may ask you to leave, which can be difficult for you, but it really does work. Almost always your child will stop crying within minutes of you leaving, and when you return you will probably find your child drawing you a picture that they can’t wait to show you. On the very rare occasion that the teacher can’t get your child to settle, they will contact you. Trust in their experience and know they always have your child’s best interest at heart.

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If your child does well on the first day, be prepared, you aren’t out of the woods just yet. Some children waltz right into kindergarten as happy as can be and everyone is happy. But then, out of nowhere, a few weeks into the school year, your child may start to cry when you leave. This too is very common. Basically the novelty of school has worn off and your child realizes that they are not spending the day with you. Respond by keeping up your normal routine in the morning and taking them and collecting them from school as usual. If you do not let this set back become a drama it will soon pass.

For some children, first day at school is no problem at all, they might have been in daycare for years or just have an incredibly easygoing personality. The key is to make sure you are ready for your child to go to kindergarten. If you have any doubt or concerns, your child is going to pick up on it immediately. So on the big day, keep a bright smile on your face and stay positive, and talk to them about what they will be doing at school and how much they will enjoy it. This will set a great tone for your child and make them realize that going to school is something they can and should look forward to. If your child has been in the classroom before, draw on that visit. Point out things they may remember, whether it was an orientation or a trip to meet the teacher. Say things like, “Hey, there are those blocks you played with the last time we were here. Remember how you built that great tower? Maybe you could do that again.” The great thing about the first day of kindergarten is that there are a lot of parents in the room that are going through the exactly thing as you are. If you notice another child in the room that your son/daughter knows, point them out and take your child along to meet them. To have a friend on the first day can often help a child settle quickly.

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Almost all children will really love their first experience of going to school, they will make new friends and enjoy all the new activities they have the opportunity to experience. Kindergarten is a good way for young children to make the transition from being at home all day with one of their parents or carers to full time schooling, and for parents to start to experience a short amount of time without their child, so it can be beneficial for you both!

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SMA Recipes Bread and butter pudding Ingredients: • 2 white slices of bread (remove the crusts) • 1 1/4 cups (310 ml) of SMA Progress Kids • butter • 2 eggs • pinch ground nutmeg • 1 tablespoon caster sugar • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence Method: • Spread the bread lightly with butter and then cut into small triangle-shaped pieces.  The kids may help you in this process. • Divide the bread among four 1/2 cup (125ml) greased heatproof dishes: place the dishes in a baking dish. • Whisk the SMA Progress Kids milk, the eggs, the sugar and the vanilla in a medium jug, pour the egg mixture over the bread and sprinkle with nutmeg. • Pour enough boiling water into the baking dish to come halfway up the sides of the dishes. • Bake uncovered in a moderate oven for about 20 minutes or until the puddings are set.

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For filling: • 750ml (1¼ pi nts) SMA Progress Kids For pastry: • 75g (3oz) butt • 100g (3½oz) er cold • 3 eggs, separa butter, cut into cu ted bes • 100g (3½oz) • 100g (3½oz) caster sugar caster • 1tsp vanilla ex sugar tract • 250g (8oz) pl ain flour • 25g (1oz) cornflour • ½ tsp baking • 1 level tbsp su powder gar • 1 egg, lightly • 1tsp ground beaten cinnamon (optional) Method For the pastry, m ix the butter and sugar together with a wooden sp oon until softened . Ad d the flour and baking powder an d thoroughly mix with your fingers the egg and knea . Add d very gently so that the pastry co together. Flatten mes a little and wrap in plastic. Refriger for 1 hour before ate rolling out. Prehea t your oven to Gas 180°C, fan160°C 4, . Roll out the past ry on a floured w ork surface to lin a 26cm (10½in) e tart tin with side s at least 3cm (1 high. Line with ba ¼ in ) king paper, fill wit h baking beans or weights and blind bake for 20 minut es. Remove the beans and paper when the visible pa stry is golden. Pr the pastry base ick a few times with a fork and bake fo further 10 minut r a es to dry out the bottom. To make the filling, put the milk and butter in a pan over medium heat to melt the butt er. Whisk the egg with the sugar an yolks d vanilla, then whi sk in the cornflour Add a ladleful of . the hot milk to th e eggs, whisking avoid scrambling to them. Mix it all to gether well and le to cool. ave Whisk the egg w hites to soft peak s then gradually into the filling. Po fold ur into the tart ca se, sprinkle the su and cinnamon ov gar er the top and re turn to the oven minutes, or until for 30 it is set. Cool be fore serving.


All you need to know about SMA Progress Kids Our children are all very precious to us, and as parents or carers we are aware that a balanced diet is especially important as our babies grow into toddlers. SMA Progress Kids is a growing up milk for children aged one to four that has been specially designed to meet all their essential nutritional needs. Available in a delicious vanilla flavour that children love, SMA Progress Kids offers a nutrient safety net of essential vitamins and minerals so important to young children during this period of rapid growth and development. Young children can often go through picky and inconsistent eating habits at this age, which can cause parents concern. By using SMA Progress Kids as part of a healthy diet, there is no need for any additional vitamins and mineral supplements. SMA Progress Kids also contains five nucleotides, which are the nutritional building blocks of new cells in our body and which may help

to strengthen a child’s immune system. Although cows’ milk is fine for adults and older children, it contains very little iron which is needed for healthy blood cells and proper mental development in younger children. Cows’ milk is also low in Vitamins A, C and D and high in saturated fat and cholesterol. On the other hand SMA Progress Kids contains 22 essential vitamins and minerals. It is fortified with zinc and iron and is low in saturated fat. As it is easy to mix, and has a delicious vanilla flavour, it is a milk that parents will enjoy making and children will enjoy drinking!

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QUestions ANSWERS How do I prepare SMA Progress Kids? SMA Progress Kids is available in a powder form in 400g tins. It mixes very easily with water to make up a nutritious feed. Add 5 level scoops of the powder into a cup or beaker with 175ml lukewarm or cold water until the powder has dissolved. How many drinks can I give my child a day? 2 to 3 drinks a day will provide the necessary nutritional safety net for a growing toddler.

If I have any questions regarding SMA Progress Kids, is there anyone I can speak to? Yes, we have a helpline to answer any of your questions regarding SMA Progress Kids. Please call Freephone

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Junior Pasta Plasmon offers the older babies (12months+) a range of Pasta more suitable for them. The Junior pasta range has four different types of pasta enriched with extra Calcium, Iron & Vitamins. This range offers your child the opportunity to learn how to chew and to get used to chunky foods. Cooking time required: 5 minutes

It is normal for a child not to accept chunky foods immediately. The secret is not to give up and to encourage your baby to gradually get used to the new consistency of his/her food. We will be tackling chewing and the introduction of chunky foods in the next issue of our newsletter. We’re sure that most of you will find it very interesting.

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Plasmon first month Biscuits (Gluten Free) • A great Source of Calcium, Iron and Vitamins • Contains no colourants & preservatives. • Ideal as a first biscuit as it easily melts in the mouth and is smaller than the usual Plasmon biscuit.

New Plasmon Yoghurt A new variant has been added to the family of the Plasmon yoghurts – Plasmon Yoghurt & Biscuits. This new yoghurt has the great and inimitable taste of the Plasmon Biscuit, which we’re sure that your children will love! This new yoghurt has the same level of vitamins & minerals like the other Plasmon Yoghurts. Ask for it at your favourite Plasmon stockist.


Importance of exercise and movement for babies One of the things that can keep both adults and babies healthy and happy, is exercise. Babies need as much exercise as an adult does, but without the need to go to the gym or follow any exercise routine, since all they really need to do is the thing they love and do best, which is to play as freely and actively as they can. Infants are very active and move around, this already serves as an exercise for them. Therefore by letting your baby move

freely around rather then restricting him/her to a high chair or a push chair, you will be encouraging further movement. The following are some of the benefits which infants can gain by encouraging exercise and free movement: • Prevention of obesity occurrence. • Babies learn more about their body and how it works. • Encouraging crawling and eventually walking or running on their own.

• Faster development of motor skills. • Cognitive function improvement. • Development of self-esteem and confidence • Helps infants to learn taking turns, accept instructions and share. • Encourages the baby to find more strength , balance and ability to perform major tasks. • Strengthens parent-child bond and communication.

Mother & Baby Exercises: Apart from leaving your baby to move around freely, you can also do some simple exercises like the following.

Crossovers Holding your baby’s hands, stretch his arms to the side then back across his chest. Repeat this exercise.

Flier Lie on your back with your knees drawn up and balance your baby on his stomach, on your shins (knees). Stretch her arms out to the side – this should make him raise his head – and then bring his arms back to the original position and begin again.

Arm Stretch Lie your baby on his back and let her grasp your thumbs. Stretch one of his arms above his head.As you then lower the extended arm, raise the other arm above his head. Your baby will be happier if he can see you and follow your movements.

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Plasmon Cereals with Vegetables The great taste of the Plasmon cereals meet the taste of potatoes, marrows and carrots in two easy to preapre cereals. Plasmon brings you Semolina with vegetables and the Crema di Riso with vegetables. Both cereals are prepared from the finest ingredients and are easy to swallow and digest for your baby. The Plasmon Crema di Riso with vegetables is Gluten Free.

How to prepare the Plasmon cereals: • Sprinkle the cereal into water or broth and beat with a fork until you get a yoghurty texture. • You can add a jar of Plasmon meat or fish and mix well. • Complete the meal with a drizzle of Plasmon Olive oil.

Happy milk is another great new product, suitable for babies over 12 months of age This is a chocolate milk modifier which gives a lovely chocolate taste to your baby’s milk. The Plasmon Happy Milk is also enriched with Calcium, Phosphorus & Vitamins. Mix 3 / 4 table spoons with 200ml warm milk. As an introductory offer a free Plasmon Weaning spoon is being given with any Plasmon Happy Milk (Offer Valid until stocks last & spoon will be attached to the product) 20


The Mangia la frutta range has two different flavours

The Plasmon Mangia la Frutta range is a range of fresh fruit smoothies in convenient 180ml plastic bottles with a cap, which can be re-sealed again once opened. These drinks are easy to carry around and the kids can drink themselves from the same bottle due to its handy shape. These drinks are packed with natural goodness and do not contain any additives or artificial colourings – just pure flavour, texture and nutrients.

Mangia la Frutta Apricot & Pear 1 x 180ml bottle Don’t forget about the

The juice of 2 pears

Plasmon Frullato A range of great delicious fruit & yoghurt drink in convenient 180ml plastic bottles!

2 slices of a pear

5 slices of an apple

2 slices of a pear

Mangia la Frutta MELA & Pear 1 x 180ml bottle The juice of 2 pears

Herbal drinks New packaging, but same great quality & taste

The Plasmon Powdered Herbal Teas & Camomile in convenient sachets, have lately had a change in their look Powdered Camomile Tea 24 Sachets

2.5 Apricots

Plasmon has also re-introduced the Camomile Granules in 360gr glass jars. Made from the finest camomile extracts, the Plasmon Camomile is prepared with great care and quality which your family deserves. It dissolves easily in water, and no sugar needs to be added.

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