Thursday, October 25, 2007

Personalized Baby Onesies

I don't know who invented onesies for babies but whoever came up with the idea is a genius. Not only are they comfortable for the baby but they are so convenient and versatile. I had tons of them when my son was a baby and they made up the bulk of his wardrobe. When it was hot I would dress him in just a onesie. When it started to get cool they were great under warmer clothes.

There are so many different varieties to choose from now with adorable sayings and designs. I recently added a selection of the most cutest onesies to my site. They come in adorable gift packaging and can be personalized with the baby's name.

You can create your own personalized onsie and choose from 30 different adorable designs.

Baby Royale is my favorite. It comes packaged in an elegant velvet green pouch and is personalized with baby's name under the royal crown. The backside is adorned with "His Royal Hind-ness". Too cute!

It's also available for Her Royal Hind-ness.

If you want to see others check out the baby clothing section.

If only Alexander were still small enough to fit in these. They grow up too fast!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Baby Play

Babies are like sponges, they absorb everything around them. Parents can help their babies learn through play. Offering educational toys can help baby develop their gross motor and fine motor skills. You can also stimulate baby with playful songs, exercise, and touch. Baby Play- Teach as you play can give you more ideas on how to stimulate your baby through play.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Baby Shower Planning Made Easy

I love planning parties, especially baby showers, but it can be stressful. I always find that I get more accomplished if I have a detailed list to follow. Not only am I a very methodical person, but I can get very "caught up" in what I am planning.

Sometimes I start planning parties months in advance. I keep copies of recipes I jotted down from a magazine or sites I bookmark online with recipes I like. I will start buying decorations and party supplies I need as I see them on sale. By the time it is a few weeks before the party I have gathered up so many recipes and supplies all I need to do is follow my party checklist.

I just added a baby shower planning checklist to my site if anyone needs a list to follow. It can also be used to plan any kind of party with a few minor revisions.

Well Christmas will be here before we know. I better start sorting through my collections!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Natural Baby Skincare

In today's world it is hard to know what skincare products are safe for your baby's delicate skin. Skincare products contain harsh chemicals, additives, preservatives, and fragrances that can damage your baby's skin and cause severe skin problems.

More parents are choosing to use natural skin care products on their baby's skin. But how do you know what is safe to use on your little bundle of joy?

Do your research on what is safe to use on your baby's skin before trying any products. Read product labels. If a skincare product contains more than 10 ingredients you probably don't want to use it. Just because a product is labeled natural doesn't mean it is safe to use (products only have to contain 1 natural ingredient for them to be labeled natural). Avoid products that contain fragrances, artificial colors, and preservatives. Use skincare products in small amounts for the first couple of months to make sure your baby's skin has no sensitivities to the ingredients.

There are lots of natural alternatives to use on your baby's skin, some of them right in your kitchen cabinet.

Olive oil makes a great moisturizer for your baby's delicate skin. If your baby develops diaper rash wash the area with warm water and leave baby without a diaper for as long as possible. Exposing baby's bottom to fresh air helps it heal quicker. Use 100% pure cornstarch to keep baby's bottom dry. Avoid using petroleum jelly which traps moisture against the skin and increases bacteria growth. You can also try an oatmeal bath for diaper rash and dry skin. Grind 1 cup of plain oatmeal until it is a powder. Add to running bath water and stir to dissolve.

You can find more information and tips for natural baby skin care here.

A little research and some common sense will help you choose the right natural skincare products for your precious baby.