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A Baby Travel Packing List for the Uninitiated

The first question upon reading the headline may be: Why bother with a baby travel packing list. Why not just pack a week's worth of baby stuff?The answer is simply that it is difficult to foresee everything you might need on a trip with a baby. You probably won't need most of the extra stuff you'll be packing, but if you do need it, you'll dread the idea of going without it.Baby Travel Packing List Part One: The Obvious StuffOkay, so you are probably going to need plenty of diapers, formula, baby food, pacifiers, some changes of clothes, and so on, right? Pack all that stuff, but pack one and a half to two times as much as you think you need. You'll want to bring everything you need to make your baby comfortable and mobile during your trip. Certainly, take the carseat as well as your baby's favorite sling or carrier, plus a stroller that is compact and collapses easily. You especially won't want to skimp on diapers. Pack lots of wipes, as well, as they are great for tidying up and washing sticky hands. A sma...

 


Planning a Baby Shower: Nine Ideas for a More Memorable Shower

The time just before a baby is born is a time to celebrate the parents-to-be and honor the miracle that is about to take place. It is a time to gather with loved ones who will support and love the parents as they embark on this life-changing journey. The best, most memorable, baby showers not only prepare a mom with the things she needs to care for her new baby, but they also create an environment of support and encouragement. They remind her that she has friends she can call upon to help, and they help prepare her emotionally for the momentous event that is about to occur in her life. Here are nine ideas to help you plan a more memorable baby shower. 1. Plan carefully. Traditionally, a baby shower is held one or two months before the birth of the child. You don't want it too close to the baby's due date because the mother will need time to make sure she has all the things she'll need before the birth of the baby (assuming there are baby essentials that she does not receive as gifts at her shower.)You don't ...

 


Dress Your Baby in Style Without Breaking the Bank: Eight Easy Ways to Save Money on Baby Clothes

Dressing your baby in style doesn't have to break the bank. Here are eight tips for saving money on baby clothes. 1. Look online at auction sites to see what kind of gently used baby clothing is up for auction. You can save quite a bit of money on nearly new (sometimes never worn) name brand clothes. 2. Swap with friends. Do you have friends who have children just a bit older than your own? You might be able to arrange a clothes swap where each mom offers up clothes her baby has outgrown. 3. Ask your friends about local resources to help you find more baby clothes at a discount. Other moms are a great source for advice on topics like this. If you aren't already a member, join a local Moms Group. And ask your mommy friends at the next meeting for ideas on finding baby clothes at a discount. You might be surprised to learn about local deals and steals. 4. Consignment stores are another great place to look for gently used baby clothes without having to pay top dollar. You may find that you gravitate toward clo...

 




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