babycare

  • Expecting a Baby? 8 Creative ways to Share the News

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Telling the world that your are expecting a baby can be a very exciting and fun thing to do. Whether you are looking to share the baby news with your husband, parents or lose friends and family, there are ways to make your announcement even more memorable and special. When the time comes to reveal your big news refer to this list for some fun ideas.

     

    1. Get a charm that says "Grandma" and present it your your Mom. This is an especially great way to share the baby news if she doesn't have any grandchildren yet. She might be a little confused but soon she'll be beaming with joy!

     

    2. Wear a t-shirt that reads "Baby on Board" and see how long it takes people to notice.

     

    3. To tell you husband the exciting baby news, and/or parents you have your your first born wear an "I'm going to be a Big Sister/Brother" shirt.

     

    4. Take a photo of your positive pregnancy test and slip it into a current book, magazine or the sports page of the morning newspaper for an unexpected surprise.

     

    5. Invite people over for a baby themed dinner where you can serve things like baby carrots, baby back ribs, have baby corn in the salad, babybel cheese, baby potatoes, etc. For a little extra fun you could put out a plate of cinnamon buns with a sign that says "There's a bun in the oven" and see if your guests catch on.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    6. Another way to share your baby news is to frame an ultrasound photo and wrap it for your parents to open. They'll understand what is it very quickly! If you want to share the news with other friends you can have photo cards made and send them out with a message "Coming February 2013" or whenever your expected due date is.

     

    7. To announce the big news that you are expecting to your husband, you can hand him a Daddy Diaper Bag or a book for the Dad-to-Be Like "My Boys Can Swim!: The Official Guys Guide to Pregnancy"  or "Dude Your Gonna Be A Dad!"

     

    8. If you will be sharing the baby news that you are expecting around the holidays you can get baby themed gifts for parents or other family members. A bib that says "Grandma is Great" or "#1 Aunt" is perfect. A baby outfit that says "Grandpa Digs Me" or "My Uncle is the Best!" Is ideal as well.

     

     

  • Baby Showers ~ Preparing for Baby

     

    Pink and Green Argyle Burp Cloth Baby Gift Set
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $28.99

     

    If you are about to become a parent for the first time, you are probably finding that it can be difficult to know exactly what you will need for your new baby. Luckily, you probably have plenty of friends and family who already have children and can give you helpful tips about the items you may need. Baby showers are a great time for those who love you most to shower gifts upon your new little one. Most will know just what to get you to help you care for your little sweet pea. If you are starting to put together your baby registry, or compile a list of items you think you might need, we have a short list of some things you'll want to include. If you are someone who is attending a baby shower in the future or just looking for a unique and thoughtful baby gift, you will find that we have a great selection here at Charming Chick.

     

     

     

    My Little Night Owl Snuggle Sack and Cap
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $36.99

     

    Things You May Need for Baby:

    These items are not listed in any particular order and you certainly don't need to have all of them. We have listed  just some of the most popular items that new parents find they use most within the first year. Also, many of these items can be purchased later on. You probably won't need many of them until after your baby is home.

     

    1. Bottles

    2. Burp Cloths

    3. Diapers (in varying sizes)

    4.  Crib

    5.  Tight fitting crib sheets

     

     

    A Star is Born Personalized Baby Blanket and Hat Set
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $29.99

     

    5. Baby blankets

    6. Pack and Play

    7.  Baby Swing

    8. Stroller

    9. Wipes Warmer

    10. Baby clothes (one piece outfits are great)

     

     

     

    Animal Cracker for Messy Snackers Bibs
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $14.99

     

    11. Bibs

    12. Airtight diaper pail

    15. Baby carrier

    16. Infant CAR SEAT (they won't let you leave the hospital without one)

    17. First Aid Supplies: thermometer, boogie sucker, petroleum jelly, alcohol wipes, etc.

    18. Nail clippers

    19. Wash cloths

    20. Diaper Bag

     

    Expedition Daddy Diaper Bag
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $64.99 

     

     

     

     

  • Baby Shower for the Dad-to-Be ~ By Guys for Guys!

     

    Oh yes -- you did read that right! Expectant dads deserve to have baby showers too! No, you don't have to sit around with your buds, munching on tiny triangular cucumber sandwiches. You don't have to spend your time playing games such as finish the baby rhyme, pass the dirty diaper, or name the baby food (unless of course you really want to). 

    No, the Father's Shower is not put together by wives, mothers -- or friends of your wife or mother. We are talking about a party for guys -- hosted by guys. Think bachelor party -- baby edition. A much tamer version of an old favorite.

    Invitations can include a note  --  requesting each guest to bring a favorite children's book and a card, which includes parenting advice for the Dad-to-be. Let guests know that if they bring these items they will be treated to some FREE beer -- if not, they should just BYOB or be left out in the cold! Trust me when I say, they will bring the items. Also, if a guest is coming who isn't a father himself yet, he is still asked to provide parenting advice. This usually gives those who are already dads, a nice chuckle!

    It's always great to have a little extra fun with the dad-to-be. Perhaps making him wear a neon green, yellow, blue or pink shirt that declares "Dads are Rad" can be entertaining. It also makes for some memorable photos. You never know, he may like it so much that he'll wear it to the hospital when the baby is born.

    As we stated earlier, you don't have to play the traditional baby shower games -- unless you want to. Instead, have a fierce jam session playing Rock Band or Guitar Hero. Now that's fun! If you - or one of the other guests - has a Wii, there are tons great games you all can play. For added fun you can place bets or hand out prizes to the winners such as; a free round of golf, a gift certificate to a favorite restaurant, or a six-pack of exotic beer.

    Oh, and we can't forget the food! Skip the petit fours and order some spicy buffalo wings, deep dish pizza and anything fried. This is a special occasion after all. Throw caution - and your diet - to the wind, and enjoy!!! Put together a Superbowl spread and your guest of honor, will be mighty impressed!

    So what do you buy for the expectant dad? At Charming Chick we have several new and very masculine diaper bags that would make the perfect gift! Gag gifts can be hilarious and fun. You could also put together a "Daddy survival kit" which could include anything YOU think a dad should have on hand at all times -- extra wipes, diapers, pacifiers, burp clothes, ear plugs...wait! Did that say ear plugs? You bet it did! Have fun with it but include some really useful items in there as well. He'll be thanking you every time he has to reach for one of the items you included.

    Most of all have FUN!!!

  • Father's Day Gifts ~ Daddy Diaper Bags

    If you are looking for a wonderful and useful Father's Day gift - for a new Dad or Daddy-to-be - then you are going to love the new Daddy Diaper Bags  we just received. Everyone knows that most Moms love to stylish diaper bags, but they aren't always a style that Dad's feel comfortable carrying -- especially if he is out alone with baby. Dads, worry no more! At Charming Chick we now carry diaper bags that are masculine and stylish.

     

     

    This messenger bag is great for any Daddy on the go. It looks very handsome and is quite comfortable to carry. This canvas diaper bag closes easily, with metal latches -- and features one side pocket is designed to hold a baby bottle. One of the coolest things about this Father's Day Gift, is that  the large flap is decorated with a logo that reads: DADDY ACTIVE DUTY, DEPLOYMENT BAG, 1ST NEWBORN DIVISION. Then the background words include: Courage, integrity, strength, perseverance, service above self and dedication.

     

    It's amazing how much stuff one baby needs! Seriously, if you aren't a parent yet you are going to be shocked and surprised -- which is why you need to get the Daddy in your life this Expedition Diaper Bag, for Father's Day. This awesome diaper bag backpack can hold a lot of baby gear. This great bag is crafted of cotton and features leather straps with buckles, to close the pockets of this diaper bag. One side pocket is designed for a baby bottle. The top flap is decorated with a logo that reads: FATHERHOOD: The Expedition of a Lifetime. Background words next to the logo include: shelter, guide, daddy's base camp, teach and protect.

    The last diaper bag that we will feature today, is this Military Camouflage Daddy Diaper Bag. This is certainly a much more masculine alternative, to the traditional diaper bags we see. Zippers are used to close the pockets of this bag, which is designed to be carried over the shoulder. This great Father's Day Gift features a side pocket, which is designed for a baby bottle. The lower pocket is accented with a round logo that reads: DADDY, Always Ready, Always There. A rectangular logo near the top of the bag reads: FATHER'S CREED: I am a father. I have answered my child's call. I will not quit. I will not fail.

    Order soon! Father's Day is June 19th ~ it'll be here before we know it!

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