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The Stages of Pregnancy Month by Month

Mother & Baby 1st Month • Embryo implants in uterus • Embryonic cells start specialising in function • Brain and spinal cord start to form • Heart starts beating • Embryo is size of grain of rice by the end of the month Mother 2nd Month • Breasts enlarge and become tender • Pressure on […]

What I need to buy or borrow checklist

For the nursery • Cot and mattress • Moses basket/crib • Linen (sheets, blankets, etc.) • Changing mat/table • Wardrobe • Chest of drawers • Play mat • Baby bath • Night light • Baby monitor • Musical mobile (to hang over cot)   Clothing • Cotton sleep suits • 3 x sleeping bags • […]

Maternity bag essentials

Labour bag • Your medical record chart • Birth Plan • Two cotton nightdresses or pyjamas • A light dressing gown, socks and slippers • Tablet and headphones • Bottled water, drinks and snacks for you and your partner • Relaxation materials – books, cards, games… • Camera, spare batteries and an extra memory card […]

Il-Quccija

Traditional Maltese 1st birthday parties Of the many Maltese traditions, few have survived as successfully as the ‘Quccija’.   Before this, the word ‘Quccija’ referred to a more morbid tradition the Maltese had, that when a family member died they would donate food to the poor to commemorate the deceased.  It is not clear how […]

Modern trends in Holy Communion Parties

Lately, the Maltese appear to be veering away from the traditional ,large ,over-the-top ‘wedding’ style parties which were a fashionable way to celebrate their children’s First Holy Communion a few decades ago. The new millennium has seen a backlash against the rising cost of first Holy Communion celebrations locally. Nowadays, in a collective attempt to […]

The Faces of Child Abuse

Words by Daniela Farrugia Camoin BA, MA Youth and Community Studies and Personal Performance Coach Founder of Positive Parenting Strategies Child maltreatment is certainly not a new phenomenon.  Unfortunately it has existed since the beginning of recorded history.  Even more unfortunate is that it is on the rise across the globe.  We often associate child […]

Building a Safety Net

This article was written by Andrew Azzopardi, consultant for ibrowsesafely.com.mt, Vodafone Malta Foundation Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat….the list of social media sites is already very long and as time goes on, it is bound to get longer. Parents need to involve themselves in their children’s online lives to help guide their progeny through the ever-changing cyber-world. MCA’s […]

Communication in families

Words by Steve Libreri – Social Worker and Parent Coach Communication within the family is nowadays an important consideration. In an era of technology which is supposedly intended to eradicate all potential barriers to communication, communication breakdown sounds like quite a paradox. However, the frequency of reports and complaints by parents and caregivers about their […]

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Baby Swimming – The Many Benefits

Swimming classes with mum or dad are a fun activity promoting bonding and attachment and providing a great multi-sensory experience. It is also extremely rewarding for any parent to watch their child’s progression and enjoyment. The benefits of regular baby swimming are many: 1. Water awareness, confidence and lifesaving skills – Lessons teach respect for water […]