The Making of a Mini-Model

Written by Anita Chaperon

Baby modeling isn't an exclusive art - nor is it as potentially fraught with danger as modeling opportunities for older children or adults.

Unlike modeling aspirations of someone older - a teenager or an adult - a baby-modeling career doesn't demand thatrepparttar tiny one stand out amongrepparttar 147218 crowd. She or he doesn't have to haverepparttar 147219 pearliest smile,repparttar 147220 greatest physique,repparttar 147221 wiggliest walk or any of those accoutrements that older model wanna-be's must have to be chosen fromrepparttar 147222 ranks ofrepparttar 147223 competitive hordes.

After all, how many babies do you see that aren't just down right adorable? Yours certainly, isn't that right?

As for danger, you're right there with your little tyke as she or he goes throughrepparttar 147224 motions, or words, or as she or another holds him. Your infant or toddler is protected by those who haverepparttar 147225 most vested interests in his or her protection - mom and dad.

So how do you get your baby started in a modeling career? Or at least a few modeling gigs?

First, your baby must get noticed. You can help with that by entering your wee one in as many baby photo or modeling contests as you can find. Nor do you need to commit a ton of time and travel. Many Web sites, such as Baby Zone, host contests.

Baby Zone gives away hundreds forrepparttar 147226 infant or toddler winner of each month's themed photograph contest. The money is notrepparttar 147227 best part of winning, however. The sponsors -repparttar 147228 folks who cough uprepparttar 147229 winner's dough - arerepparttar 147230 very people that you want noticing your child. These sites, vendors and publications - Breyla, Baby Slumber, Babies 'R' Us, for example - are always onrepparttar 147231 lookout for a new diaper-laden diva to tout their wares.

Showered with Mom-to-Be Merriment

Written by Anita Chaperon

Your friend's having a baby. What an exciting time for her! You,repparttar best buddy, have a little work ahead, however. You need to gather together her friends and family for a baby shower. You need to determine who to invite, pick out some great invitations, chooserepparttar 147217 location,repparttar 147218 date and time,repparttar 147219 decorations, refreshments and, of course, determine what you're going to do for fun while celebratingrepparttar 147220 birth of your buds first wee one.

Generally, you don't need to go out and rent a hall for a baby shower. You probably have invited 10-20 ofrepparttar 147221 mother-to-be's closest friends and surely you, or someone else, can accommodaterepparttar 147222 group in your home.

The step-by-step process for baby shower planning:

[+] At least two months prior to baby shower day make your list of whom you're going to invite. [+] Determine your party theme. [+] Buy or create and then mail outrepparttar 147223 invitations. [+] Planrepparttar 147224 decorations, refreshments and games. [+] Enjoy your party.

There are no rights or wrongs in creating a baby shower theme. The idea is to bestow baby-to-be bounty on mom and to have fun. You might choose a theme around something thatrepparttar 147225 mom-to-be is especially interested in, such as tennis or classical music. Perhapsrepparttar 147226 baby's room is already decorated in a Raggedy Ann and Andy motif. There is your theme!

Let's takerepparttar 147227 aforementioned Raggedy Ann and Andy as an example. You could decorate with new or used Raggedy dolls. You could give miniature dolls as game prizes, provide Raggedy Ann and Andy cookies or cake as refreshments, and let balloons that look like these two beloved characters run rampant.

Wouldn't it be fun, too, if you costumed yourself to look like Raggedy Ann, and found a cohort to dress up as Raggedy Andy!

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