Stocking Your Maternity Clothes: the top items for expectant mothers

  • Posted on: 29 March 2015
  • By: rachelburns

One of the most exciting things about pregnancy is seeing your baby (and therefore your belly) grow on a daily basis. The downside to this is needing a whole new closet to accommodate your plus one. But you don't have to break the bank to make it through the next nine months. Some good planning, key pieces, and a few tricks can keep you comfortable and stylish without going broke.
Here are a few of the top pieces some of our mommy friends recommend:

Nursery Essentials

  • Posted on: 29 March 2015
  • By: rachelburns

One of the things many parents-to-be look forward to in preparation for arrival of their new baby is designing a nursery to welcome the little one. Many families choose a particular theme for the nursery design, while others opt for a color scheme. The options are endless and it is an exciting endeavor.
Perhaps more important than the overall design of your wee one's sleeping quarters are some of the essential, practical items that you'll be glad you thought to include.

Planning a Babymoon

  • Posted on: 29 March 2015
  • By: rachelburns

So You're Considering a Babymoon. Maybe you never had a honeymoon. Maybe you had one and it was 10 years ago. Perhaps you're just in need of a little rest and relaxation to gear up for all the work that comes with a newborn. Whatever your motives, they're reason enough.

Packing for the Hospital

  • Posted on: 29 March 2015
  • By: rachelburns

One of the last things an expectant mother often does is pack a bag for the hospital. It's that final step in the pregnancy process and it means the arrival of the newest addition is just around the corner! It's an exciting and nerve-wracking time.
We've compiled a list of suggestions for items to include in the bag you take to the hospital. Some items are essentials and others may be an added bonus (if you've got room, or plan to pack more than one bag).
Our Essentials:

Maternity Swimwear

  • Posted on: 29 March 2015
  • By: rachelburns

As if shopping for a swimsuit isn't stressful enough, add in attempting to accommodate a burgeoning baby bump and there's sure to be some anxiety involved. But have no fear, we've got a few suggestions for you whether you're looking to bare that belly or keep it under wraps, all with a baby-saving budget in mind.

Helping the New Dad Feel Involved

  • Posted on: 29 March 2015
  • By: rachelburns

Before a baby is born, there's a lot of hustle and bustle surrounding the mommy-to-be. After all, she is the one growing the little human inside of her. Occasionally dad gets added to the mix when friends include him in the baby shower festivities but often times he's more of an afterthought.

Gender Neutral Baby Gifts

  • Posted on: 29 March 2015
  • By: rachelburns

There are few greater opportunities for surprise in life than waiting until the day your child is born to find out the gender. And these days, more and more people are opting for a little surprise. This can make gift-giving somewhat difficult. Sure, the parents probably have a registry, but maybe you want to buy them something hand-picked, or an essential they may have overlooked. We've put together a list to get you started if you don't know whether you're buying for a little prince or princess.

Keeping Baby Cool in the Summer

  • Posted on: 29 March 2015
  • By: rachelburns

Whether you're indoors or out, the summer season can prove to be tricky when trying to keep an infant comfortable and safe. Dangers such as sunburn, heat rash, overheating, and dehydration are just a few things to keep in mind when planning your summer days.
Clothing Choices

Traveling with a Newborn

  • Posted on: 29 March 2015
  • By: rachelburns

With summer in full swing family vacations are likely on the books. If you've added a new member to your family in recent months then packing up and hitting the road (or air) brings with it a whole new set of things to consider.
Whether you're loading up the fam-wag for a quick weekend trip or jet-setting across the country, you'll need to do a little more packing and preparing with your newest arrival in mind to make sure everyone enjoys not only the travel, but the trip in its entirety.

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