How to organize minimalist birthday party for babies

March 282012

How to organize a minimalist birthday party for your child? It’s a good question. You don’t want to spend a fortune on it but you want the best for your child. I came across this great article on how to throw a minimalist birthday party, here are some tips from the article:

Set a time frame that works for you. I made a point of structuring the party like any other kids party — with a firm start and end and not over a mealtime (so, the 2-4pm window). I love cooking but when I cook for a party, I know that I overcompensate and exhaust myself and I’m still working on reversing this trend. I did not want to set myself up for this on a Sunday leading into a busy week. However, if a mealtime window is preferable to you and you can keep it simple and not exhaust yourself, by all means go for it!

Check out the other tips too, they’ll worth it!

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Funny easter egg designs and recipes

March 282012

Download this free ebook on Easter egg designs and recipes, it’s 100% free and it’s 100% fun.

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Free stuff for babies

March 272012

Expecting moms have to spend a fortune when the new born baby arrives. It costs a lot of money to get everything from diapers to baby food. Fortunately there are a couple of tips that can help you along the way:

  • There are different sites that can help you to get free stuff for babies i.e. baby formula, baby food, baby clothing, diapers and baby toys. You can get free coupons and free samples too. Sometimes they offer free shipping. Social media sites can be also very useful when it comes free stuff for babies. You can also connect with locals when you get in touch with freecycle.org or craigslist.org sites.
  • Your doctor or your health care provider can also help you to get great baby freebies, coupons and samples. Most of the time they can help  you to get baby formula, diapers or even prenatal vitamins. Next time when you visit your clinic just ask them. They can also refer you to different mother’s groups and play groups or support groups - if you need help with anything. In this way you can connect with fellow moms to share your problem or ask questions.
  • Ask your friends and moms in your neighbourhood or in your community to get some baby stuff. Many families have unused baby clothes or maternity dress that they don’t need so they can pass along but you are looking for. Check out your community because they also offer free parenting classes, free exercise classes for moms. They organize meetings where they talk about breastfeeding, raising kids.
  • Check out clothing swap places where moms take their unused and unneeded baby stuff. There are many families who use these places to get baby clothes. It’s really useful.

 

 

 

 

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Helping kids coping with newborn

March 222012

I’ve just came across this great article in the nzherald where you can read about how to help kids coping with newborn. It’s actually not easy to be the big brother or sister.

Settling a new baby into a house where older siblings already live requires some thinking ahead

writes Rachel Grunwell.

Diane Levy, an experienced Auckland-based family therapist and mother of three, jokes we should all become octopuses so we have enough arms to cope with the demands of multiple children. But she says the key is to make the older children feel at ease about the new addition.

And this means not telling porkies.

Levy says the worst thing parents can do is “oversell” how “exciting” a new baby will be because then it can become a “terrible let-down” when the baby arrives. She says a toddler will soon feel “horribly betrayed” that they cannot, in fact, play with the baby, it cries a lot and there’s not as much attention coming their way with this new gig.

To read the rest of the article please click on the link: Helping kids coping with new baby

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Free grocery samples

March 212012

Get free grocery samples when you join QualityHealth. Just enter your email address and get grocery samples like:

  • Honey Nut Cheerios
  • Clorox
  • Purell
  • Wrigley’s
  • and many more.

Please click on the banner below to get started:

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Practical tips on how to get free baby gifts

March 202012

Baby stuff costs a fortune – every mom knows that. Who doesn’t like to get free baby gifts? I love getting freebies and free baby stuff. I’d like to share a couple of practical tips on how to get free baby gifts for your baby:

  • Get in touch with baby manufacturing companies: try to get in touch with big brand companies such as Heinz, Huggies, Nestle, Pampers, Gerber or Johnson & Johnson (the list is basically endless) and ask them for free gifts. They usually offer free baby gifts, free baby coupons and free baby stuff. Sometimes you have to send an email to them or sometimes you have to call them. Don’t worry about the cost of the calls because these companies use toll-free numbers. Once you contacted them they will send you free baby gifts by mail. The good thing about them that there’s no obligation to buy any stuff. You can compare different brands but you don’t have to spend a dime.
  • Check out websites that offer free products: there are loads of sites on the Internet that offer free stuff – from free baby gifts to free
    diapers. You can save some serious money with them and your life can become a bit easier because you don’t have to spend a fortune on everything. You can google i.e. certain keywords like “free baby gifts”, “free baby coupons” or even “free baby samples”. You’ll be surprised how many results you’ll get. You can find amazing baby freebies from baby bibs, baby toys and free parenting videos.

Every mom wants the best to her baby but without spending a fortune. Try these tips and you’ll get some amazing free baby gifts without any cost.

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Baby feeding chart by month

March 152012

Feeding time

It’s not easy to decide how much to feed your baby. I came across this great chart where you can actually check how much breast milk or formula your baby needs.

As Babble.com writes:

In terms of amounts, babies are born with a beautiful sense to self-regulate intake, but to ensure you’re not underfeeding or overfeeding it always helps to follow guidelines. See chart and descriptions below for a bit of help. And remember, breastfeeding is a personal decision and can continue for as long or as briefly as you and your baby feel is right, though most doctors recommend breastfeeding for at least the first 6 months.

How to estimate a baby’s weight:

To estimate by weight: An average baby should consume 2-3 ounces of formula per day for every pound of his or her body weight, up to a maximum of 32 ounces. So a newborn who weighs 7 lbs will require between 14-21 ounces per day, while a four-month-old who weighs 14 lbs will require between 28-32 ounces.

You can check out the Infant Feeding Chart >>

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Coupons.com baby coupons

March 142012

Great money saving Coupons.com baby coupons, health care coupons, household coupons and personal care coupons. You can print them out straight away:

Baby & Toddler
$3.00 off TWO HUGGIES Little Movers Slip-On Diape

Health Care
$2.00 off any Children’s Claritin Allergy
$3.00 off any Children’s Claritin Allergy

Household
$3.00 off Glade Sense & Spray starter kit
$0.55 off Glade Carpet & Room Odor Eliminator
$1.00 off two Glade Scented Oil Candle products
$1.00 off Glade Expressions™ Fragrance Mist
$1.00 off 2 Glade Sense & Spray refills
$2.50 off Glade Expressions™ Oil Diffuser
$3.00 off Glade PlugIns Lasting impressions
$1.00 off Glade PlugIns Scented Oil warmer
$0.55 off Glade Premium Room Spray
$3.00 off RUBBERMAID REVEAL MOP
$1.00 off two Glade 4-oz. Jar Candles
$1.00 off Glade PlugIns Scented Oil refills

Personal Care
$1.00 off (1) TUBE OF COLGATE TOTAL ADVANCED

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Baby food coupons – why are they good

March 132012

Anderson eating baby food

New parents would need a lot of baby formula and baby food. To be honest they are quite expensive but there are great money savings baby food coupons that can help you to cut the cost. Pediatricians recommend that moms should formula feed their babies until the age of six months. After that you can introduce your baby to milk to that comes in cartons.

Why baby food coupons are so good?

First of all you can plan ahead and collect them in advance. This is great because you don’t have to worry about them when you’re already so busy with your newborn baby. Always check the expiry date on baby food coupons.

There are many baby food products on the market, the list is endless and you can choose from different price ranges. It’s up to you of course whether you go for the big brand products or for the supermarket brands. The most important thing is that whichever you choose you can cut costs with baby food coupons.

You can use baby food coupons on:

  • rice cereal
  • juices
  • organic baby food
  • baby food that is categorized and available for different stages -from infants to toddlers

The other good thing is that you can try different brands with baby food coupons and find out what your baby likes. Then you can stock up on the favorite baby food product and save money on them with coupons.

There are so many different baby food products on the market – like fruit splashes,  mini veggies, veggie puffs and fruit puffs and you can cut their costs too because you can use baby food coupons to purchase these items as well.

Use baby food coupons wisely and you can save  a lot of money on baby formula and on baby food.

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Getting your toddler to sleep

March 82012

There are nights when your toddler doesn’t want to sleep. How can you help him or her to go to sleep again when he/she weaks up in the middle of the night. Here are some tips from Maureen Ryan:

Even if your toddler has been going down well at night for weeks or months, you’re bound to have a day when he throws a bedtime tantrum or wakes up howling a few hours after saying night-night. This is especially common if a toddler is overtired, but it also happens when toddlers are going through changes in routines or during spurts of independence when they decide they don’t want to do things on your terms.

To read the rest of the article please click on the link: Getting your toddler to sleep 

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