Emma, Greta, Leonardo, Luigi. There are so many names for children and indecision is the name of the game as we look for the right name. Our mind begins to fill with memories, names, suggestions and people who we would like our little one to take after and who we would like to remember by using their name. How do you choose the perfect name for your baby?
THE LETTER FOR FATHER CHRISTMAS HOW TO ENJOY THIS MOMENT IN THE FAMILY, MAKING IT A LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Nothing can compare to the magical time of Christmas that involves adults and children right from the first few days of December when the shops are transformed into wonderful Christmas villages inhabited by elves, reindeer and mountains of snow. The joy is infectious, making everyone suddenly feel happy and eager to enjoy unforgettable moments with their families. At the beginning of December, as well as preparing the tree and the nativity scene, there is also the long-awaited moment of writing a letter to Father Christmas, an experience that can be used as an opportunity to pass on values to your child from an early age. But the question is, what can they learn through the letter to Father Christmas? There are two answers to this question: the concept of choice and anticipation.
Nine long months have just passed and, after giving birth, it is almost hard to realise that your baby is finally in front of you. A concentration of love and joy enclosed in a tiny body that you are almost afraid to touch. The baby is there in front of you and, after the first moments of excitement, you are already looking forward to holding it in your arms at home, in the nursery that has been prepared for months. Then thoughts, doubts and questions start to surface, such as whether the baby will be OK at home, whether you are ready to look after it yourself and how you will make sure you give it everything it needs. No need for instruction booklets. Just take a deep breath and follow your instincts, which, by the way, are almost always right.
Pets are sweet, friendly housemates who bring love and joy into everyday life. They are loyal and know how to be supportive at any time, whether it is a celebration or an unexpected disappointment. They are often so central to people's lives that when you find out that you are expecting a baby, you don't know what to do. There are so many questions, such as whether the four-legged friend will accept the baby, whether they will get along well or whether it could become potentially aggressive. These are the same questions you ask yourself when your child asks for a pet, with cheeky soft and tender eyes. The time has finally come to answer all these questions and to understand how best to manage living with a child and a pet.
Taking care of a child is a path of continuous discovery. Especially in the first few months, any progress made is clear to see and, with time, you will learn that one of the greatest satisfactions is to accompany your child each step of the way. Along with giving up a dummy, their first words and first steps, one of the most important moments is when they no longer need a nappy. How can we help them in the right way? The secret is to follow these three steps.
Pregnancy for a woman is a magical experience: her body merges with that of the baby and in her womb she feels the growth of a new life day by day. The organism works in unison, coordinating every part of the body to make the mother's womb a welcoming place for the new baby to grow. Each change is fully experienced and you just can't help feeling impatient as you wait to find out about the next change, waiting to finally be able to hold your baby in your arms.
The arrival of a baby is always news that brings joy and excitement. There are so many things to do to get ready and you can't wait to tell everyone the news, especially to the little brother or sister. This is a very delicate moment and, as such, needs to be managed with some care: how do you tell your child that a little brother or sister is on the way?
There are firsts that you never forget and that will stay in your memory forever. One of these experiences is the first day at nursery. Parents have a range of mixed emotions, from moments of excitement for the start of a new adventure to other moments of healthy concern about leaving their child in an unfamiliar environment for the first time. These are all normal feelings that it is right to experience and learn to manage because the success of such an important first day depends on how those feelings are handled. How do we start? Take a deep breath and follow these simple tips!
How often do you wake up in the morning with a dream still fresh in your mind and eagerly rush to tell someone about it and ask what it means? We often find ourselves with relatives or friends who know all the symbolism of dreams and so we can discover details and feelings that we might not have expected to feel or still have in our head.
All the best stories start with 'Once upon a time', but some of them are not inspired by fantasy kingdoms but by everyday events. Even when children are still in the womb you can talk to them, tell them how the day went and how you can't wait to see them and hold them in your arms for the first time.
Being a mother is one of the greatest joys life has to offer. It is one of those moments that changes a person's future prospects by adding a little piece to their family. The overall view changes and you begin to feel a love so strong that it often overrides your love for yourself. Mothers sometimes forget their own needs and focus on those of their children.
Growing up is a continuous discovery. Every day children learn new things, discover smells, tastes, flavours and colours. One of the most important moments, however, is contact with society. In the first months of life, they are used to staying at home with parents, relatives and friends or going to play at the beach or the park, but these are all places where the children can be free and express themselves with serenity. As the months go by, they will begin to have experiences in more formal places where the child has to understand how to behave and respect the rules th
When a mother meets her child's gaze for the first time there is an immediate and inexplicable complicity. That same bond that previously existed inside the womb, transforms and evolves after the birth, making both of them feel in the right place at the right time. The child feels safe and secure in its mother's arms, but when this contact fails, its certainties collapse.
Senses are the means by which people explore the world and this also applies to children. Thanks to these senses, they discover objects, people and spaces in the home. To nurture their curiosity, games can be used as the best way to learn. In order to understand how to help your own children and what activities to do, you must first understand when these senses are enhanced and how they are used.
The arrival of spring and fine weather brings with it the desire to go outside and enjoy the warm sunshine and fresh air. Especially the first few times, we are all full of enthusiasm, but as time goes on, children, and also parents, start to run out of ideas and we eventually hear the old classic: “What can I do? I’m bored” This is the perfect time to try gardening.
A child's first holiday period is a special time as they begin to experience their first traditions and crafts that will be kept by mum and dad. Obviously, Easter is one of these celebrations, so you have to start preparing to make your child's Easter unforgettable.
The first winter is an unforgettable moment for children. Trees start losing their leaves until they are bare, the pavements are all frosty and the days are becoming shorter. The luckiest children will also be able to see their first snow and maybe hold a snowball in their hand to see how quickly it melts.
One of the most frequent questions asked by children is: “can I have a sweet?”. Unless the answer is yes, this moment is always followed by crying, shouting and a tantrum. Whereas if you give in to the sweet eyes of your children, you’ll end up cuddling them in bed while they complain about their tummy ache.
We’re getting closer to that time of the year where everything takes on a halo of magic and for the little ones the keyword is presents. There is the first letter where they meticulously list the presents that they would like to receive and then it’s just a matter of waiting for Christmas Day, when they can unwrap the longed-for toy car and the doll that you saw together at the supermarket. It is a very important moment for your children and your families to build some unforgettable memories, and parents play a very important role.
Buying Christmas decorations? No thanks: 5 ideas to show you how your children can help to be the creators of their own Christmas
Christmas holidays are some of the most eagerly anticipated times of the years, when we can dedicate ourselves to family and our loved ones. Obviously for children, it is a little bit different. For them Christmas means tree and presents. But waiting for Christmas is so long and when the children start seeing the first decorations around the city they can’t wait to decorate the whole house. If it’s still too early for decorations but the impatience is strong, why not let them make decorations to show in the house? Here are five easy ideas to make your children creators of their very own Christmas:
Who said you can’t have fun when it rains? Here are fun things to do on dull rainy days.
Often we think that when autumn arrives, the good times outdoors when we can let our children breathe in the pure sea air are over, but every season has its surprises. Autumn of course brings rainy days, but a rainy morning does not necessarily mean that you have to stay indoors. Are you wondering what to do with your kids with the skies are grey?
Taking care of your child involves many different things, one of the most important of which is nutrition. In some cases, choosing one food rather than another may make all the difference so being aware of the benefits of different foods and the importance of a varied and balanced diet is essential. Especially at this time of year, where bugs are just around the corner, choosing foods that strengthen the immune system can certainly help. Let's take a look at what these are.
Dealing with emotions is difficult at any age and if this is true for adults, it is not surprising that it is even more so for children. One of the first emotions that children experience is jealousy. When playing at home with their siblings or at the park with their friends for the first time, it is always a rather challenging for children to share their toys, leading to arguments, tears and tantrums that makes things difficult for their mothers. What should you do in these cases?
People say that you never forget your first love, but every age has a special person and the same can also be said for your first best friend. From the day they are born, children are used to living in the family or being with their peers whose parents may be friends, but the emotion of making their first best friend on their own, is nothing short of a victory.
In recent months the lives parents have changed radically and a magic word has come into our daily lives: smart-working. The line of time and space that divided work from family life has thinned out to the point that our homes are now the place where we answer e-mails or call the boss while coping with quarrels between siblings or tantrums. So how do we juggle it all without forgetting anything or getting into difficulty? These five steps will make a big difference to your day!
The first few years in the life of a child are crucial for their intellectual, social-emotional development and the values they acquire so it is important to stimulate them, because children learn from us. A particularly important topic, above all in recent times, is the environment, that children must be taught to respect from when they are very small. So how can we teach our children to love and respect nature in a simple and playful manner making them aware of the importance of protecting the environment in which they live.
YOUR CHILD’S FIRST DAY-TRIP TO THE MOUNTAINS: 3 IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW WHEN YOU ORGANISE YOUR DAY-TRIP
Children love being outdoors on warm sunny days; so what better time than summer and autumn to take them on a day-trip. And what could be more suggestive than a day-trip to the mountains? Fresh air, tranquillity and breath-taking views are the perfect setting for a day out with the family; but if it is the first time you are taking your child on a day-trip you need to choose where to go carefully and plan what to take and what to leave at home to keep your backpacks light and manageable. Here are 3 important things to remember when you are organising your first day-trip to the mountains with your child.
Summer means playing outdoors and going to the beach where children are out in the sun, exposing them to sun allergy rashes. If this happens you need to use a sun cream, above all for your kids, which means you need to know something about the precautions and remedies that will protect your child. If you are concerned, call your paediatrician.
The big day has finally arrived, and you are both ready to return home with your new baby girl, or boy! So, what do you need to have in a house ready to welcome a newborn? What needs to be purchased and made ready to prepare for the birth? Let’s look at the most useful things to buy and what you need to do before the big arrival!
This situation, which is so difficult for us as adults, also has repercussion for our children. So here is a guide to explain to the little ones what is happening, with simple preventive tips suitable for children!
Whatever you choose to call it, the dummy has always been a valuable ally to both mums and dads as well as little ones. They are able to calm a hungry child and help us out with those innocent cries for attention, and the times when we simply don't know what else to do. So, let’s take a little journey around the world of the dummy, to get a better understanding of how to use them correctly!
Are you an expectant mum and wish to give family and friends advice about gifts for you and the baby on the way? Or did you want to give a little gift to a friend who is about to become a mum but don't really know where to start? This is where we come in, to give you some handy advice!
Christmas is the most magical time of the year, but having a child makes it even more magical. I know that all you want to do is spoil your child with presents and attention, but our advice is not to overdo it! Everything you’ve always said about teaching them that they’re not entitled to everything, will go up in smoke in a moment. So how can we make our children happy without overindulging them?
The first time baby has a fever may be very worrying. Don’t panic: it’s usually nothing and happens to all children, you just need to know what to do!
Here’s what you need to know about fever in babies.
Now that the temperatures have dropped, the first thing parents ask themselves is how to dress their children?
The problem is always the same: should I dress my kids so that they are super warm, or should I dress them in layer with sweaters and jumpers? My advice is always the same. Dressing in layers is always best.
Dear Parents, are your kids disappointed you can’t go to the park because it’s cold or raining? Don't panic, there are plenty of ways to nip boredom in the bud even indoors! If you are short on ideas, here are some things to do when your kids say "I'm Bored": all you need to do is look around your home at the materials you already have, then add a little imagination.
Here we go again, dinner time has arrived but once again your little one has started to throw a tantrum: is this scene familiar to you?
When you meet some friends during a walk with your little ones, do they hide behind you? When you go out together with other children, do they prefer to stand aside?
Halloween is the scariest day of the year, but sweets and fun costumes have managed to warm the heart of adults and children. But be careful, for the little ones from 2 to 5 years old this night could even become too terrifying: so, here are a few ideas to have a fun evening without any tears.
Autumn is here bringing colds, coughs, high temperatures and flu. But how can we prevent these seasonal illnesses getting to our little ones?
Dear mums, if you’re about to start weaning, we know the problems and doubts that you may be having in this period!
Today we want to talk to you about how to introduce a fundamental food into the diet of your little one, a food that is essential for their health: fruit.
Do you remember when you started your first physical activity? Sport is great for the body and the mind and this is also true for children who can start physical activity right from the earliest age.
Dear mums, dear dads,
How wonderful they were, those mornings when the only sound to wake us up was the “BIP, BIP” of the alarm clock? And our only worries were whether we had 5 more minutes to sleep before starting our working day or not?
But now it’s not just the two of you and every day you have to deal with that huge obstacle that has turned your early mornings into a real test of courage: your children’s whims.
The time has come, the moment that many mothers dread. After months of happiness, new feelings and emotions spent with your new baby, you’re back to reality, back to the office – a change which can affect some more, and some less.
When we think about the summer, we always think of hot, sunny days, but maybe we are forgetting another climatic characteristic of summer which are the heavy storms.
An atmospheric phenomenon that comes with lightning, wind and rain, ready to change our day from one moment to the next.
And at home, during a storm, it’s always the same story “Mum, I’m really scared!”
Going to the beach is a blessing for children. Sunbathing in the right way helps them absorb vitamin D, stimulates growth, and promotes the development of the skin’s immune system. Unfortunately, sometimes after a day at the beach, your little ones might notice some irritating red marks over their bodies: sunburn.
Let’s see what to do!
Are you planning a holiday at the beach with your little ones? Besides relax and fun, remember that beaches are very crowded places and it is easy for small children to become disorientated and get lost. So, what can you do to make sure this doesn’t happen?
Sleeping under the stars, in touch with nature, a wild experience that will be sure to keep your little ones entertained. Yes, we are talking about camping, the kind of holiday that is perfect even with very young children.
In a cone or a cup? Fruit or creamy? What’s the best flavour? Everyone loves ice cream especially kids who ask for it all the time in summer. When can kids start eating eat ice cream?
Summer means swimming and diving! A magical, super-fun time for kids of all ages. But if your child is afraid of water he will miss out on the fun of swimming in the sea or pool. How can you teach your child to enjoy swimming? The most important thing is to start early!
If you are spending summer in town this year, rather than taking a summer escape to the beach or mountains it’s time to plan the best things to do with your kids. Before you start pulling your hair out in despair, keep calm: don’t panic, remember you don’t have to keep them busy every second of the day.
Travelling with your kids is a wonderful way to enjoy a whole host of experiences together. Exploring new places with your kids excites their curiosity and imagination.
Flying for the first time with your child may be quite daunting, but making sure you have everything you need, to keeping your little one happy and making sure you have a comfortable flight is certainly worth the effort.
Are you about to take a long car journey with your kids? Here are suggestions for a kid-proof journey!
"Mom, are we there yet?" You’re not out of town yet, and your kids are already moaning. Yes, because a car journey with young children can be truly exhausting. So how do you survive a long car journey with young kids?
Dancing is such fun, and even more fun when your dance partner is your baby! If you love dancing and are resigned to the fact that you are going to have to give it up because you have a new baby, you obviously haven’t heard about Sling Dance!
Thumb sucking, a comfort blanket or object, nail biting and nose picking ... these are just some of the little habits your kids may have that may be annoying and sometimes even a little embarrassing.
Parents look forward to their child's first tooth with a little apprehension because this is when they see baby's toothless smile turn into the smile of a toddler. It’s a moment filled with so much joy, when we excitedly call our relatives and friends, and take photos.
Summer is just around the corner, have you already planned what you want to do with your family? If you enjoy being outdoors and going for walks, then you’re sure to enjoy trekking.
This is the time of the year for weddings and there is nothing worse for us parents (or the bride and groom) to have kids crying and throwing tantrums on such a special day!
How much time have you spent talking about weaning? How many forums or specialised magazines have you read or been on? How often have you spoken with other mothers or a pediatrician?
You have become a real expert in baby food and how to spoon feed your.
Let’s admit it: when you have a small child, every time you go shopping it’s hard not to give in to every “whim” and tantrum.
For kids learning to ride a bicycle is one of life's milestones, some kids learn right away, others take a little longer. But it is always a moment of great satisfaction for children and parents alike.
Mothers and Fathers listen up! How many times have you said to your child “Don't cry!”?! At least a million times!
Would you ever have thought that something so direct and simple, would actually be pointless or even the wrong thing to say in your child’s most emotionally unstable moments?
Let us tell you why.
There is well-established evidence base to show that the first five years of a child’s life are critical to cognitive, language and emotional development and later life outcomes The enjoyment of reading, in early years, has the greatest positive impact on life outcomes, and creates great bonding time between parents and children
We, at Falcotto, know how very important your child’s first steps are! Choosing the size and shoe model for your child has a huge impact on the correct development of growing feet. When parents choose shoes for their child (above all that all-important first pair of shoes), they need to consider many different aspects.
When I grow up I want to be like Mom or Dad: how many times have we heard our children say that? Children, as we know, tend to imitate everything adults do, starting from their parents.
Dear parents, watching our children grow is such a rewarding experience. How exciting it is for parents to watch their children as they start to draw, or rather, scribble.
Knowing that this is their way of expressing their emotions, will help you understand right from the start what your child likes most.
So prepare yourself psychologically to see the walls of your home become an art gallery!