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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Have you been struggling to find the perfect pregnancy gift for that special mom to be? Here you can find the top gifts for the pregnant mom on your shopping list. Everything from pregnancy books and journals right through to pregnant belly mugs  and charm bracelets, you are sure to find something to suit.

Finding a gift for your pregnant wife, sister, daughter or friend shouldn't be difficult here, as there's lots to choose from.  Ultrasound frames make a great pregnancy gift.  As the Christmas season approaches we have a large selection of pregnancy Christmas ornaments for a pregnant mom-to-be, for expecting parents and also for expecting family members.  Our ultrasound Christmas ornament is a great way to commemorate your pregnancy at Christmas time.
Being pregnant is the most exciting time of her life and a mom-to-be deserves something special. Just browse the original and unusual gifts for expecting mothers, all here in one easy to shop website, and find the ideal gift for your wife, family member or friend. There's even some ideas for pregnancy gifts that are very affordable.
Great gifts that any mom to be will love, whatever stage of her pregnancy, from the first trimester right through to the birth.


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Friday, October 5, 2012
As we enter the fall and winter months, we must plan for many upcoming Baby's First Holidays.
There are many gift and keepsake items available to commemorate these holidays for you and your baby.  Many items are practical.  For example, baby clothes are a very practical and useable item for babies.  There are also many baby toys that make great gifts for babies at most holidays.

Let's take a closer look at some of the upcoming holidays and ways to make then memorable for you and your baby.

Halloween - Wednesday October 31, 2012
Halloween has become a very popular and fun holiday.  Make sure your newest addition to the family is included in all of the Halloween festivities. A Baby's First Halloween must include a costume. Baby bibs, picture frames, and other gifts can make for a memorable Baby's First Halloween.


Thanksgiving - Thursday November 22, 2012
Families & friends get together to give thanks and share a large meal together - its a time honored tradition.  It becomes even more special for families that have babies celebrating their first Thanksgiving.  Of course baby will need to come to the Thanksgiving table dressed to impress!  But we all know that babies can be messy at the table.  So why not have a bib handy that the little one can wear at the very own decorated highchair???  And the fun doesn't have to end with the baby...a funny turkey hat can lead to laughter and memories for older children and adults too!


Christmas - Tuesday December 25, 2012
Christmas is perhaps the biggest and most memorable of all baby's first holidays.  There are many ways to make this special Christmas one you will never forget.  Christmas ornaments for baby, new parents and even grandparents can be a nice gift and used year after year on your Christmas tree.  Of course there will be many opportunities for your baby to visit with friends and family and it is imperative that they are dressed in baby Christmas clothing for photo opportunities!  Counting down the days...do you have your shopping done?  There are many cute Christmas toys and gifts available for that cute little baby.  Its Christmas Eve and time to hang baby's stocking for Santa to fill with great baby toys


These are just a few great ways to make your baby's upcoming holidays extra special.  These ideas will be enjoyed by the entire family for years to come.  And don't forget we'll talk about Baby's First Valentine's Day and Easter in just a few short months!

 


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
At a baby shower, friends and family gather to shower the expecting Mom (and Dad) with gifts for the new baby.  There are certain things needed to make any baby shower a memorable event and you can use this as a valuable resources check list:

Invitations - make sure you have enough for all guests that you plan to invite.  Invitations can also help you convey the theme and formality of the baby shower.  Many invitations come with matching thank you cards for sending to baby shower attendees after the event.

Decorations - no baby shower is complete without baby shower decorations.  Again, the decorations can convey the formality and theme of the baby shower.  You can also use decorations to highlight "It's a Boy" or "It's a Girl"Balloons, banners, table decorations, and tableware are all specific types of baby shower decorations that should be considered.

Food - casual food and bite-sized portions are typical for baby showers.  Tailor the menu to your expectant mother's liking and in accordance with your number of guests and budget.  Desserts are a definite at any baby shower.  Cupcakes and themed cakes are very popular and they can be a lot of fun to decorate and serve.

Games - there is no better way to have fun at a baby shower than to play shower games.  They are a great way for all the guests to get to know each other.  The games do not need to be extravagant but do have all supplies on hand and ready to play.  Be sure to have a special small gift for the winners.  Often times a special shower favor or other small gift is appropriate.

Favors - baby shower favors that you guests can take with them are an easy way to say "thank you".  Shower favors can be a nice keepsake for your guests to take home and remember your baby shower.  There are many useful baby shower favors available that often times can be consistent with your baby shower theme.


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Friday, September 21, 2012

Baby's First Christmas

  
It's baby's first Christmas,
It's somethin' to see,
Mommy and Daddy,
Trimmin' baby's Christmas tree.
Baby's big brother,
Is busy with his toys,
He's shinin' up the chimney,
For Santa Claus!

It's baby's first Christmas,
And oh, what a joy,
Shopping all around,
For every pretty toy.
It's a very special Christmas,
A blessing from above,
It's baby's first Christmas,
A Christmas full of love!

It's baby's first Christmas,
And oh, what a joy,
Shopping all around,
For every pretty toy.
It's a very special Christmas,
A blessing from above,
It's baby's first Christmas,
A Christmas full of love!



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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
A first birthday party is a special event where family and friends come to celebrate your baby`s first year of life. Although your precious bundle of joy will not remember the event, you can make it a day for everyone else to remember. Whether you plan a small party for family or an extravagant birthday bash for a large number of guests, create a memorable celebration that will provide friends and family with plenty of fun.

Many parents decide to organize a first birthday party around a specific theme. Of course, a one-year-old does not care about party themes, but parents will find it easier to plan decorations and party food if they devise a fun theme. Baby-friendly themes may include teddy bears, farm animals, cars and trucks, cartoon characters or ladybugs.

After choosing a party theme, decide where you will hold the shindig. Keep in mind that some of the best first birthday parties are held at home. By keeping the festivities simple, parents avoid unnecessary stress on the baby and themselves. The baby will feel more comfortable in familiar surroundings. If your baby is timid, avoid inviting too many guests, as being confronted with strangers can overwhelm your child. Plan your party around your baby`s nap time so he or she will be in a good mood for the festivities. You may even wish to hold the party in the late morning or early afternoon as these are ideal times for parties catering to small children.

When planning the menu for the birthday party, choose simple finger foods that are perfect for little or grown-up hands. Crackers, small sandwiches, cheese cubes, cut-up fruit, pasta, cookies and animal crackers are just a few items that will make your party a hit with both old and young. Avoid foods that are choking hazards to babies and toddlers.

The highlight of any birthday party is the cake. Whether you choose to bake the cake or buy one from a bakery, select one that fits your theme. If you do not want to bother with a large cake, serve cupcakes to your baby and your party guests. You may even wish to have a small cake designated for your little one. Babies love digging their hands into their own little cake.

That`s a birthday party without party favors? If you want to send your tiny guests home with a memento of the occasion, stay away from party favors such as balloons or candy. These items are dangers to babies since they can cause them to choke. Instead, choose party favors that include small board books, finger puppets, fat crayons and other items safe for babies.

Birthday parties are not complete unless you include games. Plan games for babies and toddlers that feature foam blocks, cloth tunnels, push toys and toys that foster fine motor skills. If older children will also be in attendance, plan games and crafts that will keep them busy as well. As the guests arrive, some of them may offer http://www.babysfirstbirthday.co.uk/personalised-gifts";personalised baby presents. Others may shower your one-year-old with gifts that light up or make noise. No matter what gifts your child receives, do not be surprised if your child enjoys playing with the gift wrap almost as much as the toys.


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Thursday, December 22, 2011
Planning a Baby Shower

Planning a baby shower can be stressful for the hostess, especially when you consider that there`s a strict timeline involved from which you can`t exactly shy away. Most pregnant women prefer to have their showers at the beginning of the third trimester, so find out when would be a good time for the mom-to-be. She may want to do it a couple of weeks earlier or later, depending on the circumstances.

Once you have a set date in mind, decide what type of shower it will be. Showers have traditionally only invited women but more and more baby showers are involving couples and male relatives. It`s up to you. When you know what type of party you want to throw, settle on the venue. Will it be at someone`s house? Are you a member of an organization, church or temple that would allow you to use a banquet or fellowship hall for free? Are you going to make reservations at a restaurant? Keep in mind that reservations should be made well ahead of time, preferably a few weeks before the baby shower.

Now you need to get a guest list together. Ask the parents-to-be and their parents who they would like to see invited. Make sure to get full names and addresses or email addresses if you are sending out invites electronically. You`ll want to mail these out six weeks before the baby shower.

Think about prizes, decorations, gift bags and the menu. Will you be serving a meal or dishing out finger foods? Do you know anyone who can help with the catering? If you`re throwing a huge party make sure you price floral arrangements, entertainment options and catering services. Otherwise, keep it small so you don`t get too overwhelmed. A simple brunch with sandwiches, fruit and cookies can be just as nice a baby shower as one that serves an expensive dinner.

Once those RSVPs come in, you`ll have a better idea of how many prizes and gift bags you will need to purchase, so hold off on those until a couple of weeks before the shower. Start researching baby shower games that will keep the guests entertained. One game involves handing out a clothes pin to every guest and whenever someone says the word, "baby", anyone else can take their clothes pin. You can also buy various flavors of baby food and play a "guess that flavor" game. The prizes don`t have to be extravagant. Just keep them fun and humorous and everyone will have a good time.

Make sure you put together those favor bags before the big day and have your decorations and seating ready. Go over the final guest list the week of the shower to make sure nobody was missed. The day of the shower will be hectic, so do any cooking you can before the shower so you get as much of your prep work out of the way as possible.

Although you may not think much of it, be sure to call the expectant mother to make sure she is coming to the shower. With so much going on in her pregnancy it`s not impossible for her to completely forget the date.


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Any great hostess should know that the theme will set the entire tone of the baby shower and as such should be carefully chosen. With endless possibilities, it may be best to narrow it down based on whether the baby will be a boy or a girl and whether or not the shower will be women-only or for couples. The type of shower you want to throw will help determine the best theme.

If the baby shower date happens to fall around a holiday, run with it! Creating a baby shower around a festive event is not something people will expect, so it makes a wonderful surprise. A shower with a Valentine`s Day theme may have heart-shaped cookies, baby bottles filled with candy hearts for party favors and baby cherub decorations. A Mother`s Day-themed shower can include pastel-colored decorations and each guest can write out personal messages on Mother`s Day cards for the soon-to-be parents to keep.

Baby animals have become hot decorative items for nurseries in recent years, so throw a baby animal shower! Gather all your stuffed animals to use as centerpieces or decorations and play games involving baby animal matching. Animal crackers make fun party favors and serving pigs in a blanket is a great idea for food.

Throw a Mad Hatter`s tea party! Ask guests on the invitation to show up wearing their goofiest hats. You can even set aside a prize and have guests vote for who has the craziest hat. Make it a game of keeping the hat on during the duration of the party. Anyone who takes it off has to make a gift donation.

Most baby showers are quite cutesy, so be a little different if the mom-to-be is expecting a boy. Aside from decorating with the color blue, bring in all sorts of toy planes, cars, trucks, rockets, boats and trackers.

One fun theme for twins is Noah`s Ark. Create centerpieces of two identical stuffed animals and arrange to have each table feature a different pair of animals. Send out animal-themed invitations and ask guests to consider bringing two of the same gifts. Have a costume party and it doesn`t have to be around Halloween. You can create a specific theme around which guests need to come dressed, such as a baby item, a cartoon character, or nursery rhyme characters.

Children`s books are another great theme for the shower. Aside from having guests bring gifts, ask them to bring at least one children`s book each. Decorate with Dr. Seuss characters and any other favorite literary characters.

Although it may sound like something straight out of a 50`s prom, an under the sea theme can be fun to plan! Use blue and green tissue paper and seashells and cut-out fish for decoration. You can even create fish bowls for table centerpieces. Fill a treasure chest with all sorts of baby items and serve `goldfish` as one of the snack options.

No matter the theme, make sure each guest is aware of where the parents-to-be are registered. This makes buying gifts much easier and the parents are more likely to get those bigger gifts like cribs, changing tables and childrens beds.


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