Preparing for Baby
When you are having a baby, you have a lot to think about. You need to decide what type of birth you want and where you will have your baby. Once your baby comes, you need to be prepared with the proper equipment to make your baby healthy and comfortable.
We know this can be overwhelming for many new mothers. That’s why we’ve prepared a Baby Check List on our web site. In this section, you will find articles that provide valuable information on the following.
Birth Plan: Women can choose from a variety of birth plans. They can take place at home, in a delivery room, in a birthing room or in a shower. This article will help you decide which plan you want, what you will need for delivery and how to create the perfect atmosphere for your birth.
Labor Birth: When you do go into labor, the last thing you want to think about is packing a bag. If you leave this for the last minute, chances are you will forget items you need for the birth experience. This article will help you determine which items you should be packing so you can be sure you have them on hand when the moment arrives!
Baby Checklist: Once your baby comes, you will need to be prepared with clothing, bath items, a crib, car seat and more! Read this article to make sure you have everything you need to keep your little one happy and healthy.
Breastfeeding Information: Many mothers choose to breastfeed, and while this can be a healthy option, it also takes a lot of preparation. This article will give you the information you need so that your breastfeeding experience goes as smoothly as possible.
If you are expecting a baby, this is an exciting time in your life, but you must also focus on what you will need for motherhood. Hopefully our baby checklist can help to keep you organized during this important stage in your life.
How Much To Spend On Baby Shower Gift, A Comprehensive GuideUpdated:
It’s never easy to decide how much to spend on a baby shower gift. You want to get something that the parents will enjoy and appreciate, but you don’t want to spend too much money. So, how much should a baby shower gift cost? A good rule of thumb for a baby shower gift is […]Read more »
Free Birth (Natal) Chart For Expectant MothersUpdated:
If you are pregnant and you are expecting a child, then you may have many reasons why you would want to get your hands on a free birth (natal) chart. While not an exact science, many people depend on astrology to give them peace of mind and a possible glimpse into their future. The good […]Read more »
How To Swaddle A Baby, In 5 StepsUpdated:
One of the first lessons that many new parents need to learn is how to swaddle a baby. It is one of those things that looks easy when someone else does it, but it gets a little more complicated when you first try it out. We won’t lie. For most parents, swaddling does take some […]Read more »
When Should You Have a Baby Shower?Updated:
Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life. It’s also exciting for everyone when a loved one is pregnant. Friends and family of the mother-to-be will want to gather around and celebrate the emerging family. A baby shower is a perfect way to welcome the mother-to-be into motherhood and celebrate the new baby. What […]Read more »
When Should You Send Out Baby Shower InvitationsUpdated:
Baby showers are a special celebration of a new life. And if you are honored to host a baby shower, there are a few important things to know before you start planning and sending out those baby shower invitations. In the past, baby showers were a formal affair specifically for women of the mother-to-be’s inner […]Read more »
How Many Baby Bottles Do I Need?Updated:
New parents don’t always know how many supplies they will need for their baby. Sometimes they buy way too much, and other times not enough. Baby bottles can be extra tricky. As a mother of twins, I sometimes felt like my kitchen was overrun with baby bottles. I was sent home from the hospital with […]Read more »
How to Plan a World Class Baby Shower, in 7 StepsUpdated:
Baby showers are an exciting way to celebrate when a baby is on the way. Family and friends get the opportunity to shower the new parents with gifts, love, and encouragement. But like any event, planning a world-class baby shower takes time and preparation. The entire process can be a lot of work! The best […]Read more »
When Should I Start Buying Baby Stuff During Pregancy?Updated:
During this special time, it’s natural to have lots of questions – and one of them is likely to be: when should I start buying baby stuff during pregnancy? Many soon-to-be parents want to get a head start preparing for their little bundle of joy, but it can be quite a rough road to figure […]Read more »
The 3 Most Important Childcare Questions, AnsweredUpdated:
After their new baby arrives, many parents utilize childcare — both inside and outside the home — so they can continue to work — or so they can simply have a little “me time” a day or two a week. If you anticipate you’ll want or need childcare after your baby arrives, the time to […]Read more »
Diaper Bag Checklist: What to Always PackUpdated:
Once you have a baby, there’s one think you’ll never leave home without: the diaper bag. As such, it’s imperative to make sure that your diaper bag is thoughtfully packed with everything you’ll need for a successful outing, no matter how long or short. So whether you’re packing up Baby for daycare or you’re bringing […]Read more »
6 Baby Gadgets ALL New Parents NeedUpdated:
Whether you’re a tech fanatic or simply want to cash-in on the modern conveniences that new technology brings for new parents, you’re going to love this round-up of baby gadgets that make parenting — and babying — a whole lot easier! Baby Gadget: Hatch Rest+ Dubbed as the machine that “does it all,” that Hatch […]Read more »
Gender Neutral Baby Shower ThemesUpdated:
Games for Neutral Baby Shower Themes There are many reasons you might choose neutral baby shower themes. Mom and Dad don’t know the baby’s gender, or the idea of a totally frilly, princess of a girl or a masculine and macho boy is just too much for mom to handle or this is not mom’s […]Read more »
Coed Baby ShowersPublished:
The New Co-ed Baby Showers Dads nowadays do everything from diaper changes and midnight feedings to Lamaze coaching and cord cutting; so why are co-ed baby showers still such a rarity? Old Sensibilities In the good ole days of yesteryear pregnancy, labor, birth and baby care were distinctly woman’s work. Dad was out in the […]Read more »
Girl Baby Shower ThemesPublished:
Baby Girl Shower Themes – Choosing Yours Hosting a shower for the soon to be mother of a baby girl? Take any baby girl shower themes over the top! Little girls are really something special. (thank heaven for them, right?) Whatever angle of the baby girl theme you are highlighting, make use of these tips […]Read more »
Boy Baby Shower ThemePublished:
Picking a Baby Boy Shower Theme When throwing a party for mom to be and her little bundle of joy, every hostess wants to select a baby boy shower theme that is perfection for the bouncing bundle about to arrive; but getting the theme right is not always easy. To help you select from the […]Read more »
Baby Shower Planning TimelineUpdated:
Baby Shower Planning – Getting Your Timeline on Track Ever heard that it’s all about timing? It’s especially true when speaking of a baby shower planning timeline. This event is a right of passage. The shower is a portion of the whole pregnancy and childbirth experience, which places no small burden on the shoulders of […]Read more »
Baby Shower Themes ListUpdated:
20 Baby Shower Themes Looking for baby shower themes? Look no farther. If the extensive list below doesn’t hold the right shower for you, it is certain to spark the ideas that will get you there on your own! Cowboy Cowboy baby shower themes work well for boys and girls. Just adjust the colors of […]Read more »
Rules for a Successful Baby ShowerUpdated:
6 Simple Rules for Baby Showers Who wrote the book on baby showers etiquette? Some say the rules might be a bit out of step with modern society. Some of the old baby showers rules of etiquette have long since been laid by the roadside, but what has taken their place? Welcome to a […]Read more »
Baby Shower Planning BasicsPublished:
Baby Shower Basics for the Hostess Planning a Baby Shower? Nothing is worse than feeling scattered, penniless and stressed for time as the party goes from concept to reality. It doesn’t have to be that way. If you ask yourself the right questions first, the rest will fall right in to place. Don’t Break the […]Read more »
How to Make a Diaper CakePublished:
How to Make a Diaper Cake Diaper cakes are not only fantastic baby shower decorations, but they also make great baby shower gifts. The internet is littered with sites offering to sell you a pre-made diaper cake, but at those prices plus shipping who can afford it? Just like any gift, when it comes […]Read more »
Baby Shower FoodUpdated:
Baby Shower Food Baby Shower Food is a wonderful centerpiece to the baby shower. These are the appetizers that will have guests asking for the recipe, cakes the mom-to-be will remember as a wonderful part of her special day, and salads that are easy to make and wonderfully filling. Browse through the recipes, you’ll […]Read more »
Baby Shower CentralUpdated:
Baby Shower Ideas Are you preparing to host a baby shower for your best friend, daughter, sister or co-worker? We’ve got all the ideas right here to help you get organized. From printable checklists and guest lists to the menu itself, it’s all here to make the shower just as fun for you as it […]Read more »
Baby Shower SaladsUpdated:
Salads are perfect for a baby shower. More than just an appetizer but not as heavy as a full meal, they leave room for the highlight of the shower (besides new mom and baby)…the cake! AMBROSIA FRUIT SALAD Ingredients: 1 (11 oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained1 (13 oz.) can pineapple chunks, drained1/2 cup miniature marshmallows1 […]Read more »
Baby Shower Desserts and CakesUpdated:
The Baby Shower Cake The cake can be both a dessert and a centerpiece, it will definitely be a part of the shower the mom-to-be will remember. It’s easy to make cakes and cupcakes for occasions like this. Don’t get in over your head. Buy a simple decorating package so you have everything you need. […]Read more »