Sunday, December 30, 2007
ZaraBella, an upscale boutique specializing in high quality designer baby and children’s clothing and accessories, today announced that it is now open for business in downtown Solvang, CA. The store is located at 453 Atterdag Road and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30am to 5:00pm.
ZaraBella, formerly known as Laura’s Trading Company, was created to fill the need for a fashionable store that carries an extensive selection of high quality, trendy clothing for babies and children, all in one place. Some of the popular brands the store carries include Kissy Kissy, ME TOO, Cachcach, Mish Mish, Mimi and Maggie, Kumquat, Jade Jeans and much more.
ZaraBella offers personal shopper services, an online gift registry and personalized gift giving packages. The store also has a complete web site, located at http://www.zarabella.com/ where shoppers can view the extensive selection that is also available in the store.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Parents of preemies now have a place to keep their child's milestones and memories. The new Preemie Book of Memories, the first and only spiral bound baby book of its kind, is now available at www.KenziesHat.com (retail $16.99).
The book is designed especially for premature babies. It includes pages to record all of the typical things found in a baby book such as birth date, parent's names, grandparent's names, photos, and many firsts.
It also includes record keeping for memories unique to preemie parents, such as 'my home for awhile,' day-by-day and week-by-week recording, a weight conversion chart and a removable bereavement section. It also features pages for parents to journal and offers ideas on what to record such as the baby's first cry, tear, diaper change and date baby can wear real clothes.
Throughout the Preemie Book of Memories parents will find inspirational quotes and words of wisdom.
Monday, December 24, 2007
It is the holiday season, and let’s face it, your baby might get some gifts you don’t want to keep. There are a variety of reasons - the present was something you already had, it doesn’t fit your taste, it is for an older child, the wrong size, etc. However, there is an art to regifing, especially if you want to avoid offending the giver.
Read some guidelines from Parenting Magazine by clicking here.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
What comes to mind when you hear the name Shiloh? Chances are it's not the Civil War battleground or the hard-luck dog.
Most likely, it's the oft-photographed child of A-list couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, better known by their tabloid moniker "Brangelina." That wide-spread awareness has earned the A-list kiddie a spot at the top of Forbes' first-ever look at which Hollywood babies have the most effect on pop culture.
To determine which tykes were tops, Forbes looked at both Web presence and press clippings for more than 50 A-list offspring (5 years old and younger) over the course of a year. Then, with a whittled-down list, Forbes reached out to Encino, Calif.-based polling firm E-Poll Market Research for both awareness data for the kids and consumer-appeal rankings for their celebrity parents.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
A growing Hispanic population might be credited for some name climbers on BabyCenter.com's list of the most popular baby names for 2007, to be released today. Sophia has more of a Latin or continental appeal than its proper English successor, Emma. Xavier, Sebastian and Isabella are on the rise, while newcomers to the top 100, to be released next month, include Lila, Maria and Adrien.
But if anything sums up the Web site's latest hit names, it's a hunt for distinctiveness -- a trend that has rendered the annual list way more volatile in recent years than it used to be 10 or 20 years ago, back when Michael could sit securely on his throne for decades.
Experts have seen an influx of untraditional names and alternate spellings, to the point where "unique" has become conventional.
Read the full article
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
There's nothing more exciting than making the holiday rounds with a new baby to show off — for you, anyway. Your little one may have a different idea. Help him maintain an even keel with these stay-cheery tips:
Be greedy. Well-meaning relatives will be happy to meet the new addition and, of course, will want to hold him. To avoid hurt feelings, say something like "I'm going to hang on to him for now. The truth is he gets overwhelmed by crowds, so we're going to take it slow," suggests Claire Lerner, the director of parenting information and resources at Zero to Three, a national child-development organization in Washington, D.C.
Take a time-out. You may be enjoying chatting up cousin Carla over a leisurely dinner, but if your baby starts working his way to a meltdown, retreat from the crowd for a short time. Take him into a dark, quiet room and softly reassure him. You'll be surprised how quickly he can relax and recharge for the party's second half.
Go with his flow. Sure, you may always put him down for his morning nap at 9:15 and nurse him every two hours on the dot. But when you're traveling, those home routines just may not work. He may sleep a little more (or, God forbid, a little less), or he may feel like nursing more than usual just for the comfort of it. Or he may stick to his schedule like glue... who knows? The point: "Do whatever works in the moment," says Lerner. You'll be less stressed — and your baby will be, too.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Awaiting an extra special present this holiday season? Then invite others to share the warmth of a Christmas baby shower with you. Celebrating the gift of life takes on a magical warm touch as friends and family enjoy the lights and warmth of a Christmas holiday.
This article presents some creative ideas related to invitations, activities, games, food, centerpieces, favors, prizes and more!
Thursday, December 06, 2007
But today the idea is to reveal, not conceal. With Hollywood celebrities leading the way, maternity clothes skim snugly over the midsection. It's all about showcasing the tummy.
Picture pretty velour, knit and silky tunics and dresses in lively prints and interesting colors.
Click here to view the full article.
Baby can be the star of the show too! Dress your little one in the hottest fashions available for the holiday season. Click here for more.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
The couple hosted a surprise baby shower Monday for 100 expectant and new moms at the Los Angeles Free Clinic in Hollywood, where they handed out more than $200,000 worth of gifts. "The looks on their faces were priceless," Richie told reporters after the shower. "Some of them didn't even believe us [when they saw the gifts]. They thought we were joking."
The Richie Madden Children's Foundation (at richiemaddenfoundation.com), Madden said, was an idea the couple had when they found out they were expecting. "We grew up in Los Angeles," he said, "and we want our child to be a part of the community, and to know that there's a responsibility to help the community."
Read the full story at People Magazine’s web site.
Monday, December 03, 2007
El Dorado Hills has a burgeoning celebrity on its hands. But don't expect the fame to go to Dylan Barnhart's head - he's only 14 months old, after all. Barnhart is a top-20 finalist in babyGap and GapKids' nationwide search for new clothing models, beating out more than 800,000 contestants. Voting for the winner will start Dec. 15.
There were no casting calls or photo shoots to crack the top 20, though. Barnhart entered her son in the competition simply by sitting at her computer. "I was browsing the Gap Web site and saw the online ad for the contest," she said. "I clicked on it, and all I had to do was upload a picture. It was really easy and really quick. Honestly, I forgot about the whole thing for a few weeks."
She forgot about it, that is, until she received an unexpected phone call.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Your sweet babe no longer has the benefit of a climate-controlled womb to protect her. She'll need a snuggly hat when venturing outdoors in cold weather. Your baby's first hat should be made of a soft, comfortable fabric that will trap warmth but still breathe, and be snug enough to stay put. When it comes to fit and versatility, you can't beat a knit cap.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Definitely not something for under the tree.
The Daily Green has reached out to Made-in-USA toy manufacturers all over America to find out what's available this holiday season for kids whose parents are willing to take that extra step to keep their kids (and homes) safe from this deadly environmental toxin.
This article includes 4 Tips for Buying USA-made Toys.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Millions of people have used iVillage’s collection of over 10,000 names to find a name for their baby-to-be or to learn what his or her name means. To find a name try the Quick Find feature. You can also check out our listing of Famous Names or our Dictionary, an alphabetical listing of all of our names. Also, you can vote on your favorite and least favorite names at Favorites.
Click here to access the Baby Name Finder.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Check out these fashionable look-alikes.
Friday, November 16, 2007
The two-in-one combo -- the best of a T-shirt and diaper cover meshed together -- gives parents easy access for diaper changes. They're no-frills, no-fuss (too bad the same can't always be said for the tot wearing them). Baby clothing labels have downsized the popular appeal of sassy statement tees and graphic prints and made them available in mini-you versions. Like other fashion trends, new prints and slogans appear all the time. Click here to read the full article.
ZaraBella.com has an adorable selection of onesies and other designer baby clothes. Click here to check them out!
Monday, November 12, 2007
But a time comes when every new mom must reclaim some degree of her former hipness. For the sake of your sanity, your friendships and maybe even your marriage, it's time to become a Hip Mama.
Even if you're on a tight budget, our tips can help you feel your best even on the days when you have run out of diapers, can't find your car keys (again) and have just discovered you've been walking around for hours with spit-up on your shoulder (again!).
Read the article....
Thursday, November 08, 2007
So your post-baby body doesn't look like Gwen Stefani's — that doesn't mean you have to resign yourself to looking like a sack of potatoes. These great products can spruce up your look in less than thirty seconds. Click here for more.
Also, click here to check out some of the hottest fashions for your new baby!
Monday, November 05, 2007
CNN's Nancy Grace and her husband, David Linch, welcomed twins ... a bit earlier than expected. Lucy Elizabeth and John David were born Nov. 4, 2007. Grace, 48, was due near the end of the year, but developed fluid in her lungs. Her doctor determined "it would be best for Nancy, and for the twins" to deliver them ASAP, said her spokeswoman. John weighed 5 pounds 1 ounce; Lucy weighed in at 2 pounds, 15 ounces.
"Resident Evil" star Milla Jovovich gave birth to daughter Ever Gabo Anderson on Saturday. It's the first child for Jovovich and fiance, Paul Anderson. Anderson and Jovovich met when he directed her in the first "Resident Evil" flick.
Also, Food Network star and "Today" show contributor Giada De Laurentiis announced on the show Monday, Nov. 5 2007, she's expecting a baby in early April. It's the first child for the 37-year-old chef and her husband Todd Thompson.
Friday, November 02, 2007
Do you think Tom and Katie are having a spiritual crisis? Are you obsessing that Brad and Angie are on the rocks? Whatever the relationship status of these superstar couples, there’s no denying they make beautiful babies!
That’s why we look today to the trendsetter babies - like Gwyneth’s Apple, Angie’s Shiloh, and Katie’s Suri - who keep all of our kids on the right fashion track.
Because whether your tot is the diva-in-a-diaper type, or the king of the sandbox, you want them to look good - celebrity style!Read the full article!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Try these tips for your next baby shower or any event you are hosting for family and friends. Remember, nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something!
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Sunday, October 28, 2007
A true modern mom to two young girls (Sofia, 6, and Georgia, 4), the actress, author and entrepreneur tells us about the one award that she never expected
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Along with celebrity moms come celebrity babies. This picture shows Celebrity Baby Dannielynn (the late Anna Nicole Smith's daughter) wearing a balloon flower from Kumquat outfit for her 1st birthday party
Check out other clothing items from Kumquat!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
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Monday, October 15, 2007
As hard as it may be to believe, Halloween is almost upon us! Don’t get stuck the day before piecing together a less than stellar looking costume for your little one.
This article asked crafty-mom types for costume ideas and they came through, big time. Steal these super-clever ideas, which even non-arty mamas can tackle.View Kissy Kissy’s Pumpkin Patch Line - Perfect for Halloween!
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
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Check out ZaraBella.com's hottest diaper bags here.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
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Monday, October 01, 2007
More information about designer baby clothes can be viewed at www.ZaraBella.com.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
An overwhelming majority of working mothers report that, if there were no obstacles, they would continue working, and most say that their work/life balance is always right or is right most of the time, according to the results of new Accenture research.
In an online survey of more than 700 working mothers in mid- to senior-level management positions, nearly 90 percent of the respondents reported that, if there were no obstacles, they would work either full-time, part-time or under a flex-time arrangement (reported by 31 percent, 26 percent and 33 percent of respondents, respectively). Just 11 percent said they would not work at all.
Additionally, almost three-quarters (74 percent) say that their work/life balance is always right or is right most of the time, and nearly seven in 10 respondents (69 percent) believe that women can “have it all.”
According to respondents, flex-time, part-time and a modified work week are the three most commonly offered flexibility programs (cited by 61 percent, 51 percent and 44 percent of respondents, respectively). But, while 37 percent say their companies offer telecommuting as a work option, that program (at 50 percent) tops the wish list of respondents to whom it’s not offered.
Other programs that respondents want but that are not offered by their employers include flex-time, employer-provided alternative day care and a modified work week (cited by 47 percent, 44 percent and 40 percent of respondents, respectively). Just 17 percent report that their employers do not offer any flex programs.
Today’s working mothers want the ease and convenience of shopping at home, and expect great selection, quality and service. ZaraBella.com delivers all of these, as well as rewarding loyal shoppers with discounts on shipping and future purchases. ZaraBella.com’s mission is to provide visitors with an extensive selection of high quality, designer baby clothes and hip children’s clothing, all in one place.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Your little one will look absolutely bewitching dressed in Kissy Kissy’s new Pumpkin Patch line! Made with high quality, 100% Soft Pima Cotton, this print is comfortable, stylish and scare-ific! This line would also make a great gift for your favorite little ghost or goblin.
Be sure to check out the Spooktacular selection at ZaraBella.com, but hurry, since quantities are limited!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
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Wednesday, August 29, 2007
But is it a good idea to buy a stroller just because a supermodel pushes one? The editors of American Baby magazine don’t think so. American Baby’s bottom line on stroller buying? Any model safety-certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association will do.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Your little one will love Kissy Kissy’s new lines for Fall! The Touchdown and Pom Pom Prints are perfect for back to school and football season, and any child dressed in these pieces will score extra points in the cute department.
Kissy Kissy’s new Wee Woof Collection makes anyone forget the dog days of summer and break into a smile – they really are doggone cute!
One of the best things about Kissy Kissy’s lines – besides the great prints - is that they are created with the softest Pima cotton, making them both comfortable and stylish. These high quality pieces also make very popular gifts.
Be sure to check out the latest in these collections at http://www.zarabella.com/
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
DoubleClick Performics recently unveiled data resulting from a search usage study targeting the "moms" segment and completed in cooperation with Microsoft and ROI Research, "Searcher Moms - A Search Behavior and Usage Study." The data illustrate heavy search engine usage in support of online purchases, offline purchases, coordinating travel and many other planning activities among moms.
Interesting findings of the study include:
- 70 percent use search engines to gather information before making any online purchase
- 57 percent use search engines to gather information before making any offline purchase
- 64 percent use search engines to find out where to purchase products offline
With regard to purchases made in the eight product categories included in the study:
- 92 percent said search engines were helpful in providing valuable information prior to purchasing
- 79 percent said search engines were helpful in providing valuable information prior to purchasing offline specifically
Regarding consumer packaged goods, respondents reported using search engines:
- To compare prices (72 percent)
- To find retail locations (71 percent)
- To gather product information (71 percent)
Friday, June 08, 2007
1. Diapers (5 -7 is a fairly safe supply)
3. Cream (like Desitin, A&D ointment, Vaseline)
4. Baby Powder
5. At least one bottle of juice or milk
6. A few jars of baby food
7. At least one clean outfit
8. A few bibs
9. A few cloth diapers to clean up spit and other spills
10. Items to entertain your baby (rattles, books, toys)
11. Baby thermometer
12. Teething rings
13. Biter biscuits or similar type of crackers
14. Medicine for fevers, colds, related symptoms
15. Any prescription medications
16. Measuring device for medications
17. Baby Nail Clippers
18. Phone number of Baby's Physician
19. Any stuffed animals or favorite blankets your baby needs to fall asleep
20. Any parenting books you refer to frequently to find answers to unexpected questions
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Etiquette for baby shower used to be quite rigid, but rules have relaxed in the past several years. Etiquette is a word that strikes fear in the heart of many party planners. You don’t want anyone to get upset or think that you are being rude. There are several rules of that you should be aware of. Whether or not you follow them is up to you.
It used to be that etiquette for baby shower said that mothers of the new parents should not plan a baby shower. Some people may have viewed this as a gift grab by the family. Even sisters were not supposed to plan the baby shower. However, in past years this rule has fallen by the wayside. If you are related to a new mom, go ahead and plan her baby shower to your heart’s content.
The next etiquette for baby showers rule you need to consider is whom to invite. If you know the new mom well, most of the guest list will be obvious. However, you should show her the list to make sure that no one has been left out.
If the shower is a surprise, run the list by a few people that are close to her. This way they might notice some names missing that you may have forgotten.
Invitations don’t follow any sort of baby shower etiquette rules anymore. People still enjoy receiving baby shower invitations in the mail, but you can phone guests or email them as well. Just be sure in the case of email that guests actually check it regularly!
Etiquette for a baby shower says that you should not ask guests to bring anything. You should not even imply that they are to bring a gift. This is obvious, but no one likes to be directly asked to spend money. If you are asking people to pitch in for a large gift, this is considered acceptable.
You should also not ask people to bring food with them. Most people will feel insulted that they are expected to bring a nice gift and now make some food as well. This is your job as the hostess. If you are doubtful that you can make all the food yourself, ask only close friends and relatives. Be sure to make them feel appreciated.
Etiquette for a baby shower also says when the best time to have the baby shower. Typically you should have it one to two months before the baby’s due date. This allows the mom time to put gifts on her registry. She can also have some time to purchase anything that she did not receive at the shower.
Party favors used to be expected. This is not at all necessary anymore, but still a lot of fun for the guests. Consider a small bag with baby related items, especially edible ones! You can find adorable chocolates and candies that are perfect for baby showers.
A final note on etiquette for a baby shower. You may be wondering if it is considered insensitive to invite someone who has recently miscarried. While attending a baby shower may be difficult for her, you should always give her the option of coming.
Baby shower etiquette is important, but not so much as with other events such as bridal showers. If you take other people’s feelings into consideration you will probably follow all necessary etiquette. Every group of people is different and something that offends one may not offend another. Try not to let etiquette determine too much of what you do, but listen to common sense. The perfect baby shower can be a piece of cake.
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Wednesday, June 06, 2007
As if there aren’t already enough details to tend to when hosting a baby shower, one final touch is selecting an appropriate baby shower favor. But it doesn’t have to be a chore with these few simple things to consider and basic rules of thumb that will help you pick great shower favors for your guests.
First, who is coming to the shower? Is there a favor that would be perfect for this particular group of guests based on something that you all share? Perhaps you were all sorority sisters or went to the same school or work in the same industry? This might be a cute angle to consider when choosing baby shower favors. One shower hostess recently used the common bond between guests when selecting their shower favors – they were all hair stylists, several who worked with the mother-to-be currently and the others from her previous salon – the baby shower favors were customized mint tins that exclaimed “Our newest stylist arriving soon!” with the baby’s name. Everyone loved them and commented on how unique they were.
The age of the guests is another thing to consider. Usually all age groups are represented at family showers and so a favor can be chosen with this in mind. However, if at your particular shower all the guests will be in one age range, this is yet another area that can play into your baby shower favor selection. One age range might appreciate something a little funkier and trendy than another; all simple things just to keep in mind when making your choices.
So with those areas considered it’s on to actually selecting your baby shower favors. Three categories that are always appreciated are a great way to approach your selection. Something edible, something usable or something personal – and sometimes if you’re lucky, your favor will fit all of the above!
Something edible – always a successful favor because well, it can be eaten! Who doesn’t enjoy an exquisite chocolate treat or delicious bakery cookie? From the simplest and most traditional favor of Jordan almonds in a lovely Italian bonboniere to a beautifully decorated cookie that corresponds with your shower theme or the sex of the baby if it’s known, you are bound to find something edible that could be the perfect baby shower favor.
Something usable – it seems these days that everyone is simplifying and they don’t want clutter to add to their homes -- so something that serves a purpose rather than a knick knack for a shelf or to get put in a drawer, is often most appreciated. A perfect solution for a special baby shower favor in this category is a lovely candle. With different scents to choose from as well as the many different shapes and sizes, your choice is sure to delight the guests as they remember this important day and the little one on the way when they burn their candle at home. Other options in this category are things like unique bookmarks, a picture frame or something gaining popularity are seeded favors that can be planted – what a delightful addition to someone’s garden or in a pretty pot on their windowsill. Something personal – in these computer times there are so many wonderful customizable or personalized baby shower favors available that this is a great area to choose from. You can use a picture of the mom-to-be or if the sex and name of the baby is known you can use them on virtually any type of baby shower favor to everyone’s delight. From a beautiful picture frame with the date of the shower to the mint tins mentioned earlier that can be customized with virtually any pictures, thoughts or designs that you wish, with just a touch of creativity, a beautifully personal favor is the result.
With these ideas in mind, keeping to these categories and putting in just a bit of thought and creativity, your baby shower favors are sure to be a success, just like the shower itself! Remember to enjoy yourself too as hostess as you honor your special friend at this important stage of her life. It’s these precious times and the celebrations that go with them that build the memories we’ll cherish long into our future.
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Table Decorations for Baby Showers by T. Brandt
Planning the table decorations for baby showers is one of those details that can often stump even the most coordinated party planner. There are so many choices that it can be overwhelming to make a choice. There are some unwritten rules that may help out a person who just can’t figure out what to use as table decorations for baby showers.
Usually the size and shape of the table makes a big difference on how the table is decorated. Round or square tables usually have a centerpiece, where rectangular tables usually have a runner. Round or square tables are smaller so the idea is to keep space for guests to eat and such without having the table decorations overbearing. That is why centerpiece style decorations often are used. Rectangular tables allow for more choice. There can be a long runner table decoration down the middle of the table or a few different centerpieces can be used down the center of the table. Many times favors double as decorations so they are each set at each place setting. The decorations usually follow the theme of the party, so once a person decides the type of decorations they want to use they can move on to choosing the particular decorations that match their theme.
These general ideas can really help a person to figure out exactly what they need for table decorations for baby showers. There are many options for table decorations for baby showers online and a person may also find more tips when looking.
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Whether you’ve hosted baby showers before or not, possibilities are you’ve got some questions regarding the right baby shower etiquette. You would like to generate a truly awesome time for the guest of honor without any unintended blunders. This guide was exclusively made to help you get there.
Take the needs of the mother-to-be into account at every level. That involves all other aspects of the baby shower including games, food and the invitation list.
Baby showers can either be before or after baby is born. Commonly, they’re held 1 or 2 months before due date. But they are also held after baby arrives due to medical or other reasons.
These days, it is flawlessly ok for a close relative or even the couple themselves to host a shower. The rules stating only non-relatives or friends only hosting a baby shower are rather dated now days.
Before deciding on the type of baby shower you plan to hold, girls-only or coed, theme or no theme and so on, you should consult mother-to-be and find out what she prefers.
What guests do you invite? Generally, anyone the mother-to-be thinks she should call. She’s the optimum guide here.
Do you constantly need to send written baby shower invitations? It is generally the more appropriate option. Using a written invitation, guests have all details at his or her fingertips and need not rely on memory. Plus, you can and often should include directions describing where to go.
At the same time, it's fine to merely tell people on the phone. Tell them well ahead of time, though. So they'll have acceptable time to buy gifts, arrange for a baby sitter, etc. Leave your contact number with each one so they can contact you easily if they need any direction or other information.
Holding a surprise baby shower can be a great feeling for the expectant mother. But do consult a person close to her that knows about her preference wishes in all situations.
Send out shower invitations at minimum 3 to 4 weeks in advance. Send them earlier for out of town family or guests. Make sure they respond by a date two weeks before the baby shower will be held.
If you’re holding a coed shower, you might turn the guys off if you send frilly baby pink invites full of baby talk. Send neutral, trendy invitations.
Register for gifts at only one site. Else mother-to-be may end up getting duplicate gifts she may have to return. Guests may be disappointed if they find that another person has chosen the same gift they have.
While giving gift suggestions, include items at a variety of prices, not merely high-ticket items. You can suggest that guests can get together to acquire more expensive items.
If there's older siblings, make sure they receive a gift each. They may be feeling a little left out with a new baby on the way, so this is a wonderful idea.
Also whether it’s a coed baby shower or not, buy a gift for the dad-to-be. He will be happy that he was remembered too.
Write down who gave each gift. Important information when it comes time to send out the thank you cards! It's important baby shower etiquette to send out thank you cards.
Hand gifts to mother-to-be for her to open and take it from her once she’s completed with it. This'll save her the hassle of continually getting up to pick up gifts.
Occasionally, some guests may need to leave early. They’ll enjoy it if mother-to-be will open presents while everyone is eating.
Food and related arrangements deserve exclusive attention. Remember, expectant mothers can’t eat everything they ordinarily would.
Begin the baby shower on time and keep it fairly short. Be conscious of mother-to-be’s level of energy and any signs that she's may be tiring. Bring the party to an end if she’s starting to feel run down. Be sure to thank guests for coming as they leave.
Don’t expect that the party will go as planned. No baby shower will ever go perfectly. There’s constantly the unforeseen, power goes off merely as gifts are being opened, you forgot to dust one corner of the room, the pack of baby shower favors you opened before the party, turns out to be a different color than you ordered and so on. Sometimes things will and can be out of your control.
Once you’ve understood these very easy baby shower etiquette guidelines, you’ll be far more confident about hosting a baby shower. Have fun, and make a special time that will live on in everyone’s memories!
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