Smart Moms are always looking for ways to save money on baby things, and there are plenty of ideas to try. For example, you can make your own baby food instead of paying for prepackaged baby food. This can save you a lot of money, especially if you usually buy organic baby food. You can dress baby in big brother or sister’s old baby things, or shop at a consignment store. You can find some adorable baby clothes there that look like new and are very reasonably priced. Why pay through the nose for an outfit your baby will outgrow in a month or two? Buying used is also a good strategy for baby accessories. You can go online and buy some very nice pre-owned baby lullaby CDs, bedtime story books and even toys for a fraction of what they cost new. Guess what? Your baby won’t know — or care! Continue reading
We don’t have to tell you: your baby’s skin is amazing! It’s clear, soft, and glows without the use of any skincare products. It’s new, young and perfect. We all strive for that beautiful baby-soft skin, and you can help your little one to preserve his by protecting it from unnecessary irritants. Continue reading
Is there anything sweeter and more angelic than a contented, sleeping baby? The trick, of course, is to get your wiggling bundle of joy to snooze for long stretches during the night hours. While every baby is different and has unique needs, here are a few tips for making bedtime a fun routine. Continue reading
It’s fun to buy fashion accessories for your baby. What could be cuter or more snapshot-worthy than your baby wearing a cute little hat, headband, costume onesie or tiny jewelry? Still, these are the things that you trot out for special occasions or when you’re taking your baby to a photographer’s studio for a portrait. When you think about your day-to-day life together, what does your baby always have with her? Continue reading
Even when a child is very young, he has ways of showing Mom and Dad what he likes (and doesn’t like!) One baby will scream at the first twinge of hunger; another will whimper softly for a while before crying. One child is fine with strangers; another is shy until she gets used to them. One of the greatest joys of motherhood is watching in wonder as your baby’s personality begins to blossom.
If you have a sense of your baby’s personality – shy or bold, sweet or funny, athletic or artistic – you can affirm his uniqueness by decorating the nursery with his attributes in mind. There are all sorts of different baby blankets for different babies, and since babies spend so much time with their blankies, why not choose the ones that match your child’s preferences? Take a look at the following suggestions to find your baby’s personality type and the baby blanket that matches! Continue reading
Many moms nowadays are sold on the benefits of nourishing their babies with organic milk, fruits and veggies. It makes a lot of sense: what’s not to love about pure, wholesome baby food, free of hormones, pesticides and chemicals? But even though they feed their babies organic foods, many mothers still use baby blankets, sheets and sleepwear made from materials that were treated with pesticides, or dyed with harsh chemicals. Such products have the potential to irritate a baby’s sensitive skin. Continue reading
We all want natural beauty: to look radiant with as little maintenance as possible. One of the best ways to achieve this is by having youthful, glowing skin.
Babies are born with the soft, perfect skin we all want. So what happens as the years go by? The environment, stress, our diets, and a number of other factors can wear on our complexions. It’s true that we want the wisdom and experience that comes with age, but keeping skin young is a goal for most.
The good news is that there are a number of ways you can take excellent care of your skin, as well as your baby’s. To maintain that beautiful baby-soft skin that your child is born with for as long as possible, surround him with gentle materials that won’t irritate. Here are some baby skin care suggestions. Continue reading
Whether you’re heading to the pediatrician’s office for a checkup or taking a road trip for a weekend at Grandma’s, traveling with baby can be a bit of a production. To keep things less stressful, here are some great ways to keep baby in a great mood when you’re on the go. Continue reading
There are all different types of gorgeous baby blankets, and if you’re a first-time mom, it may be tempting to choose them based mostly on color or style. There’s nothing wrong with a beautiful keepsake, but it’s also important to consider the material the blanket is made of, because the fabric can enhance (or detract from) your baby’s comfort. Unless you live in the tropics, or the far north, you’ll want blankets made from a variety of materials to keep your baby comfy in different situations. Here are a few of the most common baby blanket fabrics, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Continue reading
Rub-a-dub-dub! When it’s time for baby to take a bath, Mom needs more than a bar of soap. Baby gets cold easily, and when she’s fresh from the bath, she needs to be bundled up in a soft, warm towel or one of the more absorbent types of baby blankets. If you’re a new mom looking for bath towels, or if you’ll be attending a baby shower and want to give a bath time-related gift, take a look at these adorable towels and accessories. That plain terry towel has come a long way since you were a kid! Continue reading