Story: Pregnancy, birth and baby care

Knitting for the baby, 1994

Knitting for the baby, 1994

Making things for a baby before birth is an important ritual in which parents, family and friends participate. This photograph shows prospective grandfather Maurie Faulknor knitting a baby blanket in 1994. When his daughter announced her pregnancy, Maurie asked his wife Lucy to teach him how to knit so he could make a special blanket for the baby.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Pregnancy, birth and baby care - Pregnancy attitudes, rituals and clothing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 October 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 24 Oct 2018