Monday, August 31, 2009

New Baby Gift Ideas - Finding That Perfect Baby Gift

When a newborn arrives these tiny little people have more needs than most adults do! They need diapers, baby toys, formula, baby bottles, pacifiers, and the list goes on and on. That's why sending a diaper cake or a new baby gift basket is the perfect idea!

So, what the heck is a diaper cake? Yeap, it's just like it sounds. Well, sort of. A diaper cake is actually a bundle of baby gifts all tucked neatly into diapers that have been designed to look like a cake. They make terrific centerpieces during a baby shower and afterwards they are full of wonderful gifts that are perfect for the new baby. Diaper cakes can have literally an endless supply of gifts too. They are actually made using diapers (which of course EVERY baby needs)! Then all of the other little gifts are tucked neatly inside. Some of the gifts added to diaper cakes are toys, clothing, bottles, stuffed animals and more. Diaper cakes are the perfect gift for anyone having a new baby!

So, what about new baby gift baskets? A baby gift basket is filled full of gifts for the baby and many come with gifts for the new mom as well. They come filled with bottles, rattles, toys, stuffed animals, and sometimes even chocolate or spa products for the new mom. Baby gift baskets make a perfect baby shower gift as well.

So, if you are looking for the perfect gift for the new baby then consider sending a diaper cake or a new baby gift basket. You just can't go wrong with either of them!

By Jessica Bell

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Summer Baby Clothes

Summer baby clothes are designed to keep the baby cool and comfortable during the warm and hot days. The most sensible baby clothes for summer wear are lightweight, light-colored cotton onesies. They are an excellent substitute to baby pants and shirts and will rarely cause irritation, rashes, or itching.

Parents should opt for baby clothes that are easy to change and simple to wear and remove in hot, sticky weather conditions. Babies should be dressed in the most comfortable materials that will maintain appropriate temperature. Avoid dressing babies in heavy summer clothes or wrapping them in warm blankets. Tightly woven fabrics are more protective than loose weaves.

Choose baby clothes made from natural fibers, rather than manmade materials. This is because manmade fibers don't breathe as well as natural fibers and can be uncomfortably warm, especially in summer. Keep the baby's skin covered as much as possible because the skin's sun protection system isn't entirely developed yet; this can cause the skin to burn more easily in babies. Long pants, long-sleeved shirts, socks, and brimmed hats to avoid sunburn and sun glare are the best outfits for hot conditions. Chemical-free sunscreen ointments or lotions can be applied to the baby's body, particularly on the arms and legs, where the sun's rays will probably directly hit.

For those hot summer months, parents will certainly need to stock the child's wardrobe with plenty of baby summer apparel. These summer baby clothes are available in individual pieces or matching outfits, and the price range varies greatly. Baby stores feature the cutest styles and the most appropriate baby summer apparel to combat outside heat. Parents can also shop for their favorite designer's summer baby clothes, by brand, size, or gender over the Internet.

By Kristy Annely

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Monday, August 24, 2009

The History of Irish Baby Names

Irish baby names have close links to other categories of baby names. They are strongly linked with Celtic baby names and also Gaelic baby names (Gaelic is the Irish for Irish). Irish baby names is often an umbrella term to include all the names under Celtic, Gaelic and Irish origin.

Like a lot of old names, Irish names tend to describe something or mean something. For example the Irish boys name Donnacha means "dark haired warrior" from the Gaelic "donn" meaning "brown" and "cath" meaning "battle". This is what it originally meant. The name became popular but the meaning wasnt really known that well.

Over time, pure Irish names became Anglicized. The popular Irish name Kevin comes from the Gaelic Caoimhin, and there is also a feminine version of the name Caoimhe.

One of the reasons Irish names are popular is that they do have a rich history and background. It is almost as if you are to continue the work performed by your historic namesake, or will inherit their help and approval just by taking their name.

Traditional Gaelic names such as Niamh (Beautiful, bright) and Cian (Ancient) are also becoming very popular again, not just in Ireland but also among the vast ex-pat Irish-American population and also in other areas of the world. But these names were not always so popular. At one time they were outlawed. The violent struggle between the English Protestant and the Catholic churches resulted in the disappearance of Gaelic names. This history seems to make those names even more popular now.

By Kevin Boylan

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Using And Creating Fill-In Baby Shower Invitations

Fill-in baby shower invitations are useful and serve a purpose when it comes to baby showers. Fill-in baby shower invitations can be purchased or made.

The reason fill-in baby shower invitations are handy is because all of the information is contained on the invitation and these kinds of invitations are often not as costly. Fill-in baby shower invitations are less expensive because you can purchase them almost anywhere and this means you can have a lovely invitation without spending all your baby shower budget at a stationery store.

If you chose to purchase fill-in baby shower invitations you will have many places to shop. Check online sites for some of the best and most unique choices. This is also a convenient way to shop because you don’t even have to leave your house and the fill-in baby shower invitations will be shipped right to your door. After you receive them all you need to do is fill in the information and put them in the mail.

Maybe you would rather make the fill-in baby shower invitations yourself. You can purchase plain cards in many different colors and put together the fill-in section yourself using a computer program or a rubber stamp. Finish the fill-in invitation with an embellishment or two and a little ribbon bow. All you will need to do next is write out the information and head to the post office.

Fill-in baby shower invitations are great and make the invitation part of the shower a breeze! Try fill-in baby shower invitations for your next shower.

By Tim Bock

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