Linda JenkinsonWritten by Traveling With Babies
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Extended Hotel Stays
Many hotels stock products and equipment especially for travelers with babies, but they may not stock brands you and baby prefer. When you make your reservation, ask for specific information on product brands and equipment you’ll need to make baby’s stay comfortable. If you opt to use a hotel crib or bassinet, be sure to pack a couple of baby’s own blankets, a familiar mobile, and/or other “security items”.
Although your inclination may be to pack up your complete nursery, in some cases, an extended stay may allow you to pack even less than you would for an overnight trip. For instance, it would be impractical to pack a week’s worth of bottles and nipples. Pack only enough for a day and leave time in your itinerary for clean-ups. When packing baby clothes, include two or three one-piece outfits that can be quickly hand washed when soiled.
You’ll also want to be sure to bring along a stroller. Most contemporary strollers are lightweight and easily collapse for transport or storage. Some models are equipped with multi-position reclining seats so baby can sight-see or nap as he or she chooses. In addition, many have features like tray attachments, sun canopies, attached toy bars, and “parent” trays for your little extras.
If part of your vacation will put you in a crowd, consider a baby backpack or sling. The Baby Bjorn Carrier holds baby safely to your chest, increasing baby’s sense of security as he maintains eye contact with your familiar face.
From day trips to cruise ships, how you travel with babies depends chiefly on your destination and length of stay. However developing a basic plan and adding to it as situation warrants will quickly make seasoned travel companions out of you and your little one.
Linda is mother and grandmother of two, she is author of the Baby Strollers Guide and the Baby Products Guide
Baby Shower Party Decorations to Liven up Your Baby ShowerWritten by Randy Wilson
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Similarly, purchase a small umbrella and hang it upside down over table. Maybe over where mother-to-be will be sitting to open baby shower gifts. Fill umbrella with balloons and let ribbons or streamers hang over edges.
Softly play light music or children's songs. You can also do mild lighting with small bulbs as used in Christmas tree decorations. If you know what names parents have chosen, spell them out using wooden blocks or paper strips.Summary of Baby Shower Decorations Ideas
Use colors from nursery for your baby shower theme. This option gives flexibility to use any type of napkins, tableware, and baby shower party decorations for your party. You don't necessarily need to buy expensive baby shower party decorations with patterns, just use same colors throughout.
Similar to nursery colors, but this one uses actual theme of nursery. Ask mom-to-be what she plans for her nursery decor and go from there. If her decor is lace and cream, then keep to that same look and feel for baby shower, using baby shower party decorations with that color and pattern.
Another important part is where you are actually organizing baby shower. The location will help you determine matching baby shower party decorations and themes. Whether your baby shower is in an elegant restaurant, a banquet hall or a warm cozy home. The right baby shower supplies and baby shower party decorations will add that extra finishing touch.
Pick a baby shower theme and carry it through with coordinating supplies and party decorations such as centerpieces, balloons, gifts and party favors. From baby shower invitations and games to cups, plates and napkins. These baby shower party supplies offer everything you'll need for perfect baby shower.
A little bit of creativity and imagination will play a big role here. Good baby shower party decorations need not be very costly, but does require some effort and creativity. While choosing a baby shower theme or baby shower games remember to make them a good fit for all baby shower guests invited. You also might want to offer party winners little treats like candies and eclairs.
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Randy is owner of Profitable Home Businesses, How to Plan a Baby Shower and Las Vegas Weddings.