‘It takes a village to raise a child’ goes the well-known saying; while we may not manage to create a village, it is important to form a strong support network when it comes to building a family.
The Vivian Baby Seminar and Open Day is one of those go-to-events for parents and parents-to-be which aims to offer support in terms of expert advice, the opportunity to meet fellow parents and the chance to benefit from exclusive offers on quality brands, all in one convenient family-friendly location.
The 14th edition of this annual event will be held this Friday 10th May from 12pm onward at Marsa Sports Club.
Expecting a baby is a very exciting, but daunting experience for parents. No matter how much you read up and plan for the big arrival, nothing can ever truly prepare you for the massive change your life is about to experience. Even if it’s not your first child, the family unit is still going to change forever, and it’s always good to be as prepared as possible for the event.
Obtaining knowledge from the right sources is key to making the experience smoother and easier for the whole family and the Vivian Baby Seminar and Open Day is a great opportunity to benefit from valuable information from leading experts.
We understand that life can get really busy when you are expecting or when you have just become a parent so we have done some research and listed 6 important things you should expect at the 2019 Vivian Baby Seminar and Open Day.
1) Exclusive offers (only available on the day) from leading brands:
Guests will benefit from exclusive offers available on a variety of products from 12pm onwards on the day.
Leading brand Chicco, will have a number of items on display including current favourite the Baby Hug 4 in 1 which is a 4 in 1 solution that grows with your baby as well as other products such as strollers, cots, feeding products, toiletries and much more which you can test and sample in one convenient location.
Other brands on display include Orchard Toys which offers interactive and educational toys for children, as well as a number of leading baby nutritional brands including Plasmon, SMA Progress Kids and Cuore Di Natura. You will have the opportunity to ask the team questions about all these brands and benefit from exclusive offers only available to those who attend.
2) New Parents Program
15:00 – 15:45 – Weaning Your Baby – Dr. Joseph Mizzi (Pediatrician)
The expert talks will start at 15:00 with the ‘New Parents Program’ and will kick off with a talk by Pediatrician Dr. Joseph Mizzi entitled Weaning Your Baby. Here you will learn about when and how best to introduce solids to your baby’s diet and the different ways in which it can be done.
15:45 – 16:30 – Child Development through Play – Sunaina Attard (Child Psychologist)
Child Psychologist Sunaina Attard will delve into the important role that play has in a child’s development and help you understand how best to invest in play-time with your baby depending on their age and stage of development.
3) Talks for everyone
16:30 – 17:00 – Meningitis – the good, the bad, and the ugly – Dr. Nikita Taliana (Paediatrician)
At 16:30 all parents and parents-to-be are invited to attend talks related to health. The first talk is by Paediatrician Dr. Nikita Taliana and will talk in detail about Meningitis. It is widely known that if precautions are not taken, this infection can be fatal. Dr. Taliana will delve into the information needed about this topic.
17:00 – 17:30 – First Aid – Mr. Charles Fenech
The talk by Mr. Charles Fenech about First Aid is an invaluable one for all caregivers. Here you will learn important skills that will enable you to act in the correct manner in critical situations such as choking, burning and other situations that require immediate attention.
4) Talks for parents-to-be
18:30 – 19:15 – Breastfeeding and sterilization – Ms. Helen Borg (Midwife)
The parents-to-be programme will kick off with a talk by breastfeeding expert Ms. Helen Borg where she will talk about important factors to keep in mind when it comes to feeding your new-born baby in a way that ensures optimal development.
19:15 – 20:00 – Common Ailments during pregnancy – Dr. Albert Scerri (Gynecologist)
The last talk at 19:15 will be by Gynecologist Dr. Albert Scerri and will talk about issues you may be facing in your pregnancy and how best to deal with them.
5) Gifts on the day
All mothers and mothers-to-be (including grandmothers of course) attending the event will receive a special Mother’s Day gift AND the first 200 guests to attend will receive an exclusive goody bag. If that weren’t enough there will also be a raffle, offering guests the chance to win a Vivian Baby hamper.
6) Coffee and the opportunity to meet other parents
There will be a coffee break between 17:30 and 18:30 where all guests can enjoy some refreshments, meet other parents and browse and purchase items on offer from the leading brands.
The event is also a great opportunity to meet fellow parents and parents-to-be. It is always great to share experiences and tips with someone in a similar situation especially when it comes to parenthood as you can really never know enough.
What should you do if you would like to attend?
The Vivian Baby Seminar and Open Day will be held this Friday 10th May from 12pm onward at Marsa Sports Club. Entrance is free and you do not need to register to attend the open day and view all the brands on offer however if you would like to attend any of the talks, you would need to reserve your seat.
To book your seat call 22588600 or send an email on firstname.lastname@example.org stating the following:
* Name & Surname
* Number of Accompanying adult/s
* Due Date OR Baby’s Age
* Preferred Programme
* Whether you will also be attending the first aid and meningitis talks
More information on this event is available here.