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RTE star Maura Derrane introduces beautiful baby son Cal for the first time

Published 01/05/2015 | 17:07

Broadcaster and First 1000 Days ambassador Maura Derrane has introduced her son Cal for the first time today. As an ambassador for the movement, Maura hopes to inspire and educate other mothers across Ireland of the importance of good nutrition during the First 1000 Days of a child’s life, from pregnancy up to two years of age.
Pic:Naoise Culhane
Broadcaster and First 1000 Days ambassador Maura Derrane has introduced her son Cal for the first time today. As an ambassador for the movement, Maura hopes to inspire and educate other mothers across Ireland of the importance of good nutrition during the First 1000 Days of a child’s life, from pregnancy up to two years of age. Pic:Naoise Culhane
Broadcaster and First 1000 Days ambassador Maura Derrane has introduced her son Cal for the first time today. As an ambassador for the movement, Maura hopes to inspire and educate other mothers across Ireland of the importance of good nutrition during the First 1000 Days of a child’s life, from pregnancy up to two years of age. Pic:Naoise Culhane

Maura Derrane has introduced her baby son Cal for the first time - and he's a natural in front of the camera.

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But when your mum is RTE star Maura Derrane and your dad is high profile Fine Gael TD John Deasy, it shouldn't come as a surprise.

Broadcaster and First 1000 Days ambassador Maura Derrane has introduced her son Cal for the first time today. As an ambassador for the movement, Maura hopes to inspire and educate other mothers across Ireland of the importance of good nutrition during the First 1000 Days of a child’s life, from pregnancy up to two years of age.
Pic:Naoise Culhane
Broadcaster and First 1000 Days ambassador Maura Derrane has introduced her son Cal for the first time today. As an ambassador for the movement, Maura hopes to inspire and educate other mothers across Ireland of the importance of good nutrition during the First 1000 Days of a child’s life, from pregnancy up to two years of age. Pic:Naoise Culhane

Cal flashed his pearly whites alongside glamorous mum Maura for the '1000 Days' campaign which encourages parents of toddlers to include the optimal amount of nutrients such as Iron and Vitamin D in their diet.

Wearing jeans, white runners, a polo shirt and jacket, Cal looked like a natural as he beamed for the camera helping his proud mum hold a booklet.

Read more here: 'I wish I'd had children earlier, especially for my son' - Maura Derrane  

Last month, Maura (44) told the RTE Guide that her adorable son is a "quiet child" and she's lucky.

Broadcaster and First 1000 Days ambassador Maura Derrane has introduced her son Cal for the first time today. As an ambassador for the movement, Maura hopes to inspire and educate other mothers across Ireland of the importance of good nutrition during the First 1000 Days of a child’s life, from pregnancy up to two years of age.
Pic:Naoise Culhane
Broadcaster and First 1000 Days ambassador Maura Derrane has introduced her son Cal for the first time today. As an ambassador for the movement, Maura hopes to inspire and educate other mothers across Ireland of the importance of good nutrition during the First 1000 Days of a child’s life, from pregnancy up to two years of age. Pic:Naoise Culhane

"I have a very quiet child. I think the Lord looked upon me and took pity. 'She's over 40, I won't give her a screamer'," she said.

She also told of how becoming a mother changed her world like nothing else before.

The TV star, who is married to Fine Gael TD John Deasy, admitted that nothing could've prepared her for motherhood and for the first time in her life, she has a routine.

"You can read all the books you want - forget it, you might as well burn them in a bonfire," Maura said. "Nothing can prepare you for another person that you're totally responsible for. I think it's brilliant, I love it but it's a juggling act.

Broadcaster and First 1000 Days ambassador Maura Derrane has introduced her son Cal for the first time today. As an ambassador for the movement, Maura hopes to inspire and educate other mothers across Ireland of the importance of good nutrition during the First 1000 Days of a child’s life, from pregnancy up to two years of age.
Pic:Naoise Culhane
Broadcaster and First 1000 Days ambassador Maura Derrane has introduced her son Cal for the first time today. As an ambassador for the movement, Maura hopes to inspire and educate other mothers across Ireland of the importance of good nutrition during the First 1000 Days of a child’s life, from pregnancy up to two years of age. Pic:Naoise Culhane

Read more here: Maura Derrane: I don’t regret having my baby at 43, but now I’m too old for another child  

"I never had a routine before but now I have one. You have to be organised with a baby because nobody else is going to do it."

She also told the publication that she regrets not having children earlier in her life.

"Before I had Cal, I would have said no [to having children earlier], but now that he's a bit older and I think about it, it would have been nice to have another child," she said.

"I mean, I'm not going to, I'm too old, but in hindsight it might have been. Not for me, but for him."

WATCH: Republic of Telly's Kevin McGahern serenades Daithi O'Se and Maura Derrane, calls Daithi a 'vegetable'  

Maura is ambassador for the '1000 Days' campaign which highlights long-term importance of Vitamin D and Iron for toddlers.

Research shows that 90% of Irish toddlers (1-3 years) don’t receive enough Vitamin D in diet1, which is essential for normal bone and tooth development.

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