Tough Time Deciding on a Name for Your Baby?
The conversation went something like this:
"Hey honey, when we get pregnant, how about if we name our babyJack, if it's a boy?" The husband responded, that no, he indeeddid NOT like that name. As time went by, they acquired a cat. They were having a hard time finding a name for the male feline. Finally the husband just said, "You like the name Jack so well,let's give that name to the cat. Because I am NOT having a sonnamed Jack."
So the couple went happily on their way, enjoying the newlywedlife and their new cat, Jack.
After a bit of time passed, the happy couple learned they wereexpecting a bundle of joy to be born later that year. They beganthe overwhelming task of deciding on names. It'd be easy if thebaby was a girl. They agreed upon a girl's name long before theywere ever married.
They poured over baby naming books; they shared ideas; they madelists; they tried coming up with a boy's name using this method;then they tried that method. Still nothing. They could notagree on a boy's name.
Thanks to modern technology the couple learned that they werehaving a baby girl. Their naming problem was solved! Theyproceeded with the remainder of the pregnancy preparing for thebaby girl who already had a name. They even called the baby byher name as the husband read to the pregnant belly.
But then yet another ultrasound revealed that the little girlthey had come to know and love was actually a little boy!
The baby was scheduled to make HIS delivery into the world inrelatively short time. The parents frantically went back to thetireless task of finding a boy's name they could both agreeupon.
One night the husband announced that he liked the name Jack forhis son! (This is a true story ladies ? can you even imagine howyou'd feel if your husband announced this grand revelation?)
To the wife's dismay she reminded her husband that he was the onewho did not like that name; in fact went as far as to declare hewould NOT have a son named Jack. She then jogged his memory thatthey had a cat named Jack. Jack the cat even responded to hisname.
You may have guessed the rest of the story. The cat now has anew name. It is rather original. The feline is now known asKitty Cat (K.C. for short). And they have a beautiful son namedJack.
What's the moral of the story? If you are having a hard timecoming up with a perfect name, you just might try the name you've given to the family pet!
10 Items of the Well-Stocked Diaper Bag
Does your diaper bag have everything you need in it? Of course, you have the basic items: diapers, wipes, bottles, etc. But are you equipped for any "baby situation" that could possibly arise? It may seem like a lot of gear, but if you bring along the following baby paraphernalia when you head out, you'll be ready for just about anything.
Babys First Days at Home
The moment that you have waited for has finally arrived: the day you bring your newborn baby home from the hospital. Like all other expectant parents you will have spent the last nine months preparing for this day. You will have a baby room full of everything a newborn could possibly want. You will have read book after book on a wide magnitude of baby topics from what to name your baby to when you can expect those first words. You will have walked and paced the length of baby's room, imagining your little bundle sleeping peacefully in her crib. Now the moment has arrived. In the crib lies your sleeping baby and the most exciting adventure of life is about to begin.
Wasp and Bee Stings to Babies
Are you expecting a baby? Are you planning on having a baby soon? Want to know how to make a baby? No, I'm only kidding. The thing is, if you have, or will have a baby some time soon, you may just like to consider what to do to treat and to prevent wasp and bee stings. I will also cover houseflies.
When Should Your Baby Wear Shoes?
There is actually a bit of controversy about this question. Some pediatricians recommend that your baby not wear shoes until at least 15 months of age. Others feel that a child should start to wear shoes as soon as they're walking. However, you have to consider where your baby is walking. If they are cruising around your own home, then there is usually no need for shoes. But what about outdoors? Obviously you wouldn't want your child running around barefoot on cement or in the dirt. Babies should be wearing a firm shoe in this case to prevent injuries (and dirty socks).
Your Baby?s Nursery ? What You Will Need
As an expectant mother, you are full of excitement and anticipation for the arrival of your little baby. You are picking out names, attending baby showers, and learning all there is to know about being a mother. One good and productive way to channel some of this excitement is to prepare the nursery in advance. Some items you will need are listed below.
13 Donts on Child Safety
For years, we have been taught that 13 is an unlucky number: Don't go up to the 13th floor of a building and don't go out on Friday the 13th, our grandmothers used to say. But 13 is also a sacred number due to its secret knowledge, mystery and tangible powers.
Should I Call The Doctor If My Baby Has A Fever
Sooner or later, your new baby will develop a fever. It would be a rare child who does not come down with some kind of illness that elevates their temperature. Babies can get fevers for a variety of reasons, and understanding the whys, can help you determine if you should call your doctor.
Properly Care For Your Children
When it comes to your newborn or children's health, it is very important to get to know every inch of their body in order to make sure they'll receive proper health care now and in the future. As adults we're constantly reminded of how important it is to get to know our body and to check for certain things. So really we have to keep this sameattitude with our children until they are able to do sofor him or her self.
Tips for Decorating Your Babys Nursery
Decorating your child's nursery is an exciting experience. Your little bundle of joy will finally be in your arms soon, and you want to make sure his or her new home is absolutely perfect. The biggest shock for a child is coming from the warmth and comfort of your stomach into the vastness of the world. Creating a home that is both safe and comfortable is your top priority when decorating your nursery.
White Noise and 10 other Soothing Sounds for Calming a Colicky Infant
The crying ? oh, the crying. A colicky baby can really drive you to the edge. Failed attempts to soothe her crying may leave you wondering if you are cut out to be a parent after all. But, don't worry, you are. You just need to arm yourself with some tools to battle each colic-crying outburst.
How to Save Money on Wedding and Baby Shower Favors
Planning on having a wedding or baby shower soon? Getting favors is a nice way of saying thank you to your guests for coming. Here are some tips for saving money when purchasing baby shower or wedding favors.
The Personality Traits of a Pisces Baby
Your Pisces Baby..
Learning Activities For Your Baby
Books and Babies - For babies from age 6 weeks to 1 yearSharing books is a way to have fun with your baby and tostart him on the road to becoming a reader. What You NeedCardboard or cloth books with large, simple pictures ofthings with which babies are familiar Lift-the-flap, touch-and-feel, or peek-through play books (For suggestions, seeResources for Children,
Some parents have the shock of hearing their young child start stammering as a toddler. I am somebody who runs a speech centre in Birmingham, England, I now help people to achieve fluency.
Potty Training Dolls - Why Use a Potty Training Doll to Assist in Potty Training Your Child?
The idea of using potty dolls to potty train toddlers has been around for some 30 years. Many parents (including myself) have successfully potty trained their children using a potty training doll.
Baby Sleep Tips
Getting a baby to adjust to a normal sleep schedule can be a challenge for new parents. Here are some tips so that both you and your baby can get a good night's rest.
Playing With Food Words: Teaching Mindfulness to Preschoolers
The most powerful way to instill a love for language and an awareness of health in young children is to help them use specific words as cues for mindfulness. Mindfulness is simply paying attention, noticing new things, drawing distinctions, and shifting perspectives. It is the very essence of fun, and all children have a natural tendency to be mindful. That's how we learn from the time we are infants!
You Have a New Person at Home: Babys Fourth Month Guide
Baby is into her fourth month now.
Unique and Unusual Baby Names
Today one of the biggest trends in naming is choosing a unique name. Those of us who grew up in the 70's and 80's undoubtedly knew multiple Jennifers, Amys, Michaels and Johns, and many parents want their child to have a more unusual name. Parents have dusted off old classics, combined names and altered spellings in the hopes of saving their child from the fate of being known throughout their school years as "Amy with a Y" or "Michael R, the one with brown hair." So how do you find a name that is unique and unusual? Here are some suggestions, along with a few warnings.
Guide to Easy, Affordable Baby Shower Decorations
Great baby shower decorations are more about using your imagination than your pocketbook! You can create a wonderful party mood with simple, high-impact arrangements. This article details some of the best ideas for baby shower decorations.