Tasman Leader : August 1st 2013
19 THE TASMAN LEADER, AUGUST 1, 2013 PARENTING 5521728AA Now is the best time to plant fruit trees and The Plant Barn in Motueka has an orchard full to choose from. There's new stock arriving daily and not just fruit trees. Currently The Plant Barn also has a huge selection of acers (Japanese maples) in all colours. From bedding plants to larger grade specimen trees, The Plant Barn has a great selection of plant and garden products and if it's not in stock, then staff are happy to source it for you. Mulch, peastraw, compost and potting mix are all speedily available, as are seasonal bedding and vegetable plants, hardy annuals, pretty perennials and a wide variety of fruit trees. Staff, whose combined experience equals 100 plus years in the plant and nursery industry, are happy to help with suggestions and advice, especially Penny who has had more than 30 years experience. For free advice, free smiles and all your gardening needs, visit The Plant Barn. • The Plant Barn is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and on Saturday from 9.30am to 4pm at 73 Wildman Road, Motueka. Phone 03 528 7988. Pick your fruit trees now at The Plant Barn Running from November 6 to 10, Nelmac Garden Marlborough has been described as New Zealand's premier garden festival. A spring time celebration of Marlborough's stunning landscape, it showcases the very best the region has to offer with a series of garden tours, garden themed workshops and social events. The full-day and half-day garden tours encompass everything from compact designer gardens in the heart of Blenheim to breath-taking country estates. Take the opportunity to brush up on your skills and horticultural knowledge by learning from New Zealand and international gardening experts, led this year by the UK's Rosemary Alexander, Principal and Founder of the English Gardening School and Australian conservationist and broadcaster Stephen Ryan. Mingle with like-minded gardeners and our guest speakers at a Garden Party held in the renowned gardens of Lake Timara Lodge. The festival culminates with the Stihl Shop Garden Fête held in Blenheim's picturesque Seymour Square, with over 200 stall holders offering the very best New Zealand produce. Entrance to the Fête is free so bring the family and enjoy a full day's entertainment. Nelmac Garden Marlborough - showcasing the region 5524100AA WINTER WARM-UP @ THE PLANT BARN 73 WILDMAN RD, MOTUEKA. PH 03 528 7988 OPEN MON-FRI 9AM-5PM • SAT 9.30AM-4PM Bring this advert in to get a warm 15% off your purchase.* NEW PLANTS ARRIVING WEEKLY This voucher is valid until 10/8/2013 (not in conjunction with any other offer) Parenting with Brenda Holdaway Tips for introducing siblings to new baby Key to keep everyone happy is preparing family for new arrival A blanket of babies: A new baby is a joy but can be stressful for older siblings. Ifelt it quite timely with a new royal baby and even a new baby in my own family that I share some writings about how to cope when a new baby arrives. I meet many new mums who ask if I have any tips on how to cope with the other chil- dren when a new baby arrives. Older children might find it hard when a new baby arrives. With all the focus on the baby they might feel left out or ignored. You might see a change in their behaviour. They may be more clingy or grizzly, or will more than likely test the bound- aries more. The novelty of hav- ing a new baby in the house seems to wear off quite quickly with younger children and what starts out fine, often ends up very stressful -- stress that the new mum doesn't need. So preparing as much as possible beforehand is just as important as after the baby is born. Here are a few tips for how to prepare children for a new sib- ling: Start talking about our' baby when your pregnancy is starting to show -- nine months can be a long wait for little people. Show them their baby photos and talk about their birth, where it was and if Mum had to stay in hospital for a few days. Make any changes well before baby comes. Things like moving fromacottoabed,orcarseatto booster. Read books together and ans- wer any questions honestly. Involve them in choosing things for the baby. Talk about how they will be able to help out and welcome baby to the family. Once the baby is born: Focus on the other children when they first visit -- maybe someone else could hold the new baby so mum's arms are free to cuddle. Help them to hold the new baby as soon as possible and take photos. If they want to, ask them to help, eg getting things ready for bath time, choosing baby's clothes. But don't push it or worry if they're not interested, just provide the opportunity. Have something planned for them to do while your focus is on the baby. Having a few special toys set aside, which are especially for this time is a good idea. As much as possible, when you are giving the baby attention be aware that you need to be giving the other sibling attention as well. Make time each day to do as much as you normally did with them. If you used to get down and play with them on the floor, then make sure that you con- tinue this. There will be times when the baby is sleeping and not needing your attention; use these to be interacting with your other children. Also be firm about how they behave around the baby, that they must be gentle, and explain and model what gentle is. Tell them stories about when they were born and tell them what a special time it was. When visitors arrive to see the baby, make sure an equal amount of attention is given to the other children. If Grandma only has eyes for the new baby, then let Grandma know what great things the other children have been doing and get the other children to show Grandma the baby.
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