New mum tips: ways to relax as a new mum

New mum tips: ways to relax as a new mum

If you thought being a new mum meant kissing goodbye ‘me time’ for the next 18 years, think again. Sure, it’s a lot harder to find time for yourself when you have a newborn, but it’s not impossible. You just can’t impulsively indulge as much, which means planning self care becomes paramount. Here are some ways to find some ‘me time’ and relax as a new mum.

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First, it starts with giving yourself permission to be the center of your world for a few minutes a day. It’s not selfish, it’s necessary. Ultimately, if you can give yourself a few minutes of self care a day, it can help with the feelings of irritability and frustration that most new mums experience.

Yeah fine…but how?

Determine what ‘me-time’ really means to you. Be honest with yourself about what actually makes you feel energized or relaxed. What drops your shoulders and allows your eyes to rest. And think about how you can get the most bang for your buck.

For example, as a new mum, you probably can’t just sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy a fav full length movie uninterrupted. But you *can* put on some relaxing ASMR (if that’s your thing) while you have a quick pee.

You might not be able to go out for a girl’s night, but you *can* take a quick break to have a dance party with your fav high school jam. (For me, that’s the Cool Summer Mellow Mix of Vibin’ by Boyz II Men or Feelin’ It by Jay-Z.)

So think about little ways you can slip some self-care and relaxation into your day. Self care is not an all or nothing thing. Treat yourself where and when you can.

Involve your senses

Your new relaxing moment might be a quiet cup of calming tea or a Non-alcoholic Altina after your newborn goes down for the night (even if ‘the night’ is just a few hours). Focus on your senses, make it feel special, and get yourself a gourmet treat to go with it!

Truth is, the more you involve your senses, the better the moment. And you don’t have to limit this kind of self care to when the baby’s napping or sleeping…

Want to feel like a free goddess who spends her days at the spa, even though you’re covered in spit up and have one boob hanging out of your shirt at all times? Slice up some cucumber, strawberries, or lemons and throw them in your water. Hydration is key to staying healthy and happy, and spicing up your H2O game with some fruit is sure to give you a boost of fancy fun.

Tackle your lists

Grab two note pads and make two lists: New Mum Brain Dump + I Need Help.

New Mum Brain Dump – This should stay in your nappy bag, in your kitchen, on your nightstand, or wherever it’ll be most convenient, because this is the list where all your ‘I need to remember to’ and “Oh, I should write that down’ things go. Don’t worry about prioritising these things, just get them out of your brain space. Find a minute each day or week to turn the Brain Dump into a ‘To Do’ list, and get that nice rush of success as you cross everything off.

I Need Help – Listen…it is HARD to ask for help sometimes, especially as a new mum. We’re supposed to be able to handle it all, right? Actually, that’s not possible. So, list out all the things you’d love help with – from cleaning the kitchen and doing laundry to putting gas in the car, taking the bins out, bathing the dogs, etc. Nothing is too small! Every little minute of help you get frees you up to shower, soak up the baby giggles, or just have a moment to yourself.

Breathe in the happy

While many mums recommend taking naps while baby is resting, realistically this isn’t always possible. So, if you find yourself in the ‘can’t nap when baby’s napping’ category, use nap time to do something that makes you happy.

Whether it’s taking a hot bath or reading a magazine, these little things can help restore a sense of normalcy and bring some relaxation into your days. Psst…a nice bath bomb or bath soak with a deluxe candle can make your self care break even more relaxing. If baths aren’t your thing, you can also have a steamy shower with some deluxe shower bombs!

‘Me time’ might even sometimes come as a surprise, so be present and enjoy the quiet moments as they come. If your little one falls asleep in your arms after 45 minutes of rocking, and suddenly, all you can hear are the crickets chirping outside, enjoy it. During chaotic times or moments of frustration, these memories will serve as doses of calm and reassurance that remind you it’s all going to be okay.

Lastly, in case you need some permission or a reminder: Putting the needs of your emotional health first will not interfere with your ability to provide your child proper care. In fact, the more attention you can give yourself, the more energized and positive you’ll feel as a result. And ultimately, if your cup is full (or at least not bordering on empty all the time), you’ll be better able to give to others.

It’s a win-win.

Winter Baby Names We Are Obsessed With

Winter Baby Names We Are Obsessed With

Winter Baby Names are slowly becoming more and more popular with some parents linking the names to the cold, snow and white and others linking them to days, months and times of the year.

Click through to see some of my favorites: Winter Inspired Baby Names
These baby names are beautiful no matter what time of year your baby is born in!

 

Quilo
If you’re looking for an unusual name, this one comes from Roman mythology referring to the North Wind.

Olwen
Means “white footprint”

Noel
Or go with the masculine version instead for a little boy.

Neve
Latin for “snow.”

Lumi
“Snow” in Fi
nnish

Krystal
If snowflakes are keeping you and your new baby company, this might be the perfect name.

Jack
Jack Frost shares this super popular first name (it’s in the top 50 on the Social Security name list).

Iclyn
“Ice” might be a bit much, but this is a nice feminine variation on it.

Ivy
This winter vine is bright and beautiful even in the dead of winter.

Holly
Beautiful winter berries, and a popular girl’s name.

Alaska
This state (which knows its fair share about winter) makes a great girl name.

Aspen
This name, borrowed from a popular ski resort, is trendy and cute.

Aster
If “Star” is a bit much for you, try this Greek version of the word instead.

Aubin
French for “white.”

Bianca
This lovely name means “white.”

Gwendolen
In Welsh, this means “White Circle.”

Garnet
The January birthstone makes a great male or female name.

Cole
Here’s one kind of coal you might want to get in your stocking.

Eirwen
Means “white as snow.”

Eira
This pretty and uncommon name is a welsh word for “snow.”

Coldin
“Cold” might be too extreme, but “Coldin” makes a great name for a baby born in winter.

Demi
A shorter version of “Demeter,” the Greek goddess responsible for winter.

Crispin
Perfect for a baby born on a crisp winter day.

Snow
Reminiscent of Snow White, this name is ideal for a baby born in the coldest months of the year.

Wren
I love this sweet name (a wren is a winter bird!)

Winter
This name has a crisp, unisex feel to it.

Winnie
Or go for a nickname version of “Winter” with “Winnie” instead.

Storm
Storm could go either way, but I particularly like it for a girl.

Fun Pregnancy Announcement Ideas For Your Partner

Fun Pregnancy Announcement Ideas For Your Partner

Finding out you’re expecting is big news. You’ll want to shout it from the rooftops! Some women want to tell family and friends right away, while others choose to wait a few weeks before making the big pregnancy announcement.

Of course your partner will be the first one you share the news with. If you want to wait a day or two and make it a surprise or find some quick DIY options, here are a few Fun Pregnancy Announcement Ideas.

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1) Daddy T-shirt

Make your partner a shirt that says “Daddy.” Then walk in the room wearing your “Mummy” shirt while giving your partner his shirt.

2) Cake Topper

Whip up your partner’s favourite dessert and include a cake topper with something along the lines of “We’re Having A Baby!” or “Baby Loading”

3) Pet Shirt

Create or order a shirt for your pet. Place the shirt on your pet and have your pet greet your partner when they come through the door.

4) Sparkling Fruit Juice Label

Feeling bubbly? Create a bottle label with your announcement. Then pour a glass of sparkling fruit juice for you and your partner.

They may be a little confused once they notice it’s a non-alcoholic beverage. Then reveal the label and they’ll definitely want a real drink to celebrate this special surprise!

5) Impromptu Photo Shoot

Ask a photographer for a “couples shoot” to take a picture of you and your partner standing back-to-back. Create a sign that says, “I’m pregnant” and put a finger over your mouth. Have them turn around to read the news.

They’ll be grateful for the photoshoot once their reaction is caught on camera!

6) “What’s Cooking?” Pregnancy Announcement

Sooner or later, your man will open the fridge for food or a drink. Leave him a little treat in there to see if he catches on. This “little treat” could be your positive pregnancy test or a fun note or poem that reveals your announcement.

7) Scavenger Hunt

All men love a good hunt. Leave clues and riddles for him throughout your house. Place your pregnancy test, baby shoes, or onesie next to the last clue with a catchy phrase that will leave him speechless!

8) Eating For Two Bowl

As you’re settling in for breakfast, whip out your “Eating For Two” bowl. Subtly eat your cereal or oatmeal out of your reveal bowl or wave it in his face if you don’t think he’ll catch on to your hint.

Either way, it will be a breakfast to remember!

9) Pregnancy Reveal Card

Greet your partner with a pregnancy reveal card as they come through the door: “You plus me equals three.” This card is the perfect simple pregnancy announcement for your new addition!

10) Pregnancy Bookmark

Do you have a book lover on your hands? If so, make him a bookmark that says, “I’m pregnant!” or “We’re expecting!” and sneak it in his current read. Not much can make him put his book down, but this definitely will!

11) Under Construction

Before your significant other makes his way through the door, block off a room in your house with caution tape and a sign that says, “Nursery Under Construction: Opening (fill in your due date).”

All You Need To Know About Skincare During Pregnancy

All You Need To Know About Skincare During Pregnancy

Skincare during pregnancy is one of the big concerns when falling pregnant. But don’t worry – all the necessary information you need for your pregnancy-safe skincare routine is below. The rules are simple. You just need to find the right products that do not release toxins in your body through your skin that can be dangerous for your child in the womb.

At Mama Box we only offer products that are specifically designed for expecting mothers with their special skin requirements in mind. So, let’s look at some important things you need for your skincare routine when you are expecting.

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  1. Buckle up, your skin needs more moisture

Now, you are fully aware that your body is sharing everything it has, with your child. And, this sharing takes a toll on your body. Out of many upsets, one of the most common concerns would be the dryness of the skin. Well, it is because your vitamins and minerals are also consumed by your child. So, those essential products that kept your skin well-hydrated till now are now scarce for your body. However, you can easily resolve this issue by applying the right moisturizers made from natural ingredients. These moisturisers will balance the moisture content in your skin. This is why your pregnancy skincare must include the application of moisturizers. Without this routine, skincare during pregnancy is going to be just pointless.

 

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  1. Prepare for stretch marks beforehand

Yes, your skin will definitely show you the most common after-results after delivering the child. And, this common result, being stretch marks, makes every mother worry. But preparation is key to help reduce the stretch marks beforehand; and committing to helping them lighten after childbirth. You simply need a good stretch marks cream that does not contain any harmful ingredients and is high in Vitamin K and Zinc. So, adding a stretch mark cream to your daily skincare routine is a must. Checkout our range here.

 

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  1. Be aware of sun

Being pregnant or not, skin damage from the sun is increasing in Australia. Absolutely sun rays are extremely important for your body. After all, it gives you Vitamin D3 which is essential for your bone health. But, there is a bad thing about getting too much of everything. And, sun-rays are no exception. The sun can dry your skin out so be sure to include a good quality, natural sunscreen in your skincare routine. Because your skin becomes more sensitive during pregnancy and, sun rays can easily harm your skin, always go for a higher SPF to gain overall protection.

 

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  1. Stress is the biggest enemy

Undoubtedly, expecting mothers suffer from elevated levels of stress. Everyone has to go through it but the only difference you can make is to learn about managing stress. There are several recommendations you would get when you talk to your doctor about it. And all of their advice is useful in combating pregnancy-related stress. Nevertheless, some things you can do for self-care to relieve the stress is using aromatic, natural, and moisturising bath bombs. The refreshing relaxing scents mixed with soothing colors would compel you to release the stress behind and relish the moment of bathing. And, adding these in your skincare during pregnancy would also help your skin to hydrate itself, which is an additional benefit for you. Also you can also try herbal methods such as essential roll ons and herbal teas.

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  1. Sleep is your ally as well as your enemy

Skincare during pregnancy becomes so much more important only because the body goes through a different cycle. And you have to be careful about what you are using since it’s going to affect your baby too. One of the primary problems that many expectant mothers face is either they feel tired all the time which causes swelling and puffiness of eyes. Now, you cannot apply anything to get rid of this. But, there is a solution that you shall include in your pregnancy skincare routine. Use gel-bead reusable cold compress eye masks and your eyes would thank you for it. Not only your swelling and puffiness would disappear but also these eye masks are good for calming your state of mind and hydration of eyelids.

 

Let’s now look at some other skincare during pregnancy tips that would help you to get the best of your skincare routine.

  • Water is your best ally. It will boost your metabolism, hydrate you, and soothe stomach and hormone irregularities.
  • Get a good, moisturising and natural Lip Balm to help with dry cracked lips that is associated with pregnancy
  • You might feel hot and sweaty due to changes in the body cycle during pregnancy. But, you must avoid excessive bathing. It will simply spoil all your pregnancy skincare without giving any benefit.
  • Always use a mild, natural shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair clean as a mandatory skincare routine. Don’t forget your scalp is also a part of your skin. So, it is also going to suffer from dryness and you cannot apply moisturizer to overcome it.
  • Try your best to eat natural and clean foods as much as possible. Try your local growers market for fresh and organic produce, your skincare routine will thank you for it!
  • Lastly, always use pregnancy-safe skincare products. It is of utmost importance to avoid chemical overload in your body. And, some of the preservatives can be harmful to your body and baby, for example, paraffin.

Taking your pregnancy skincare routine seriously can help in the long run of your overall skin health. Remember that a pregnancy-safe skin care regime will not only help with your skins elasticity but will also limit the damage to your skin caused by the change in body through this time.

15 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy That You Shouldn’t Miss

15 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy That You Shouldn’t Miss

During pregnancy, it is crucial you maintain a healthy lifestyle for both you and your growing baby. There are so many tips for a healthy pregnancy that feeling confused or finding it difficult to follow all of them is not uncommon. After all, it is a phase where women do not want anything to go wrong. We have put together 15 healthy pregnancy tips to help you along your journey healthy pregnancy journey. Lets take a look

 

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  1. Junk is Junk, no matter what

Fast foods are called junk foods because they are high in calories and low to negligible in nutrition. Hence, medical practitioners always advise avoiding to eat fast foods. One of the most tips for a healthy pregnancy is eating nutritious and wholesome foods. And, lessen the intake of refined products. You should include wholegrain bread, fruits, dry fruits, vegetables, lean meats, lentils, legumes, beans, etc. in your diet. Several tasty yet easy-to-prepare recipes would satisfy your taste buds without causing damage to you or your child.

 

  1. Water is simply unavoidable

Water is not only important for you but also for your child. Everything your body has is to be shared with your child in the womb. If your body gets dehydrated then there is no doubt that negative effects will be seen on your child’s development. So, you can never find any healthy pregnancy tips that do not tell you to focus on keeping your body hydrated.

 

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  1. Exercising is very fruitful

Your body is going through several changes right now. And, these changes can cause hormonal imbalance or chemical imbalance. The only thing that could help you is exercising. Regular indulgence will make your body stronger and thus, promote good health for your child.

 

  1. Never underestimate “Rest”

Everything you are doing to stay healthy during pregnancy can be useless unless you get proper rest. Your brain plays the most important part for your baby’s development and, resting is what keeps your brain functioning optimally.

 

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  1. Limit caffeine and, say no to alcohol and smoking

Caffeine is your ally unless you are not taking it in high amounts. Nevertheless, alcohol and smoking are potent enough to prevent many vitamins from getting absorbed by your body. So, you can take a limited amount of caffeine to stay healthy during pregnancy but get rid of alcohol and smoking completely.

 

  1. Book an appointment with your dentist

One of the useful tips for a healthy pregnancy is to go see your dentist. During pregnancy, estrogen and progesterone levels increase, which may cause gum problems. This is why visiting a dentist is a healthy pregnancy tip.

 

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  1. Check your emotions

Apart from your body, your emotional health is equally important. You need to avoid stress during this phase of your life. Emotional well-being can be transferred to your child, so learning to cope with the situations is as important as eating healthy during pregnancy.

 

  1. Include stretching in your lifestyle

Stretching will make your body’s pelvic floor muscles stronger. The strength of these muscles is important to the uterus, bowel, and bladder. Besides, stretching will help to cope with those mood swings, stress, anxiety, etc. Also, it can help your body to efficiently transfer essential nutrients to your developing child.

 

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  1. Track your weight

As your baby grows, you would notice a steady rise in your weight. Keeping track of your weight will not only tell you that you are on right track but also it may indicate the health of your developing child.

 

  1. Comfortable Clothing

Pregnancy is the time when your body needs blood to flow easily. Wearing tight clothes would be a hurdle for your body to maintain easy blood flow.

 

  1. Care for your skin

A list of healthy pregnancy tips can never be complete unless skincare is mentioned in it. There are several chances that you have started to notice changes in your skin. Acne, blackheads, dryness, etc. are all parts of your skin problems depending on your trimester. Hence, to stay healthy during pregnancy is fragmentary without skincare.

 

  1. Pampering yourself is also important

Yes, you cannot reap all the benefits of eating healthy during pregnancy, or keeping your emotions in check is futile unless you listen to your heart. After all, you are working so hard to follows tips for a healthy pregnancy. So, go for that manicure or spend time with your friends.

 

 

  1. Learning never stops

Educating yourself about different things is of utmost importance. Pregnancy care tips cannot tell you about the right time to seek medical help. Hence, educate yourself about symptoms that could be a sign from your body to go see your doctor. Some serious symptoms include severe pain, vaginal bleeding, fluid leaking, and reduction in movement of the fetus.

 

  1. Don’t forget your supplements  

If your doctor has prescribed some prenatal supplements then it is essential that you take them as suggested. The supplements are advised for getting all the nutrients in a sustainable way because only eating healthy during pregnancy might be insufficient for the body.

 

  1. Household chores are helpful

Expecting mothers need much rest. But, it does not mean lying on the bed all the time. Your everyday household chores keep your body healthy so that you can reap all the benefits of pregnancy care tips. However, avoid cleaning places with too much dust or bacteria. Also, prevent exposing yourself to harmful chemicals that are used for cleaning.

 

To bring a child into the world is a big responsibility. One of the most important tips for a healthy pregnancywould be to not worry too much about this responsibility of yours. Instead, prepare yourself with a healthy body and a healthy mind. However, eating healthy during pregnancy can help you to stay healthy during pregnancy. But, it can only help partly in your emotional well-being. Thus, staying calm could be the most important pregnancy care tip.

 

The Ultimate Guide To Your Pregnancy Diet

The Ultimate Guide To Your Pregnancy Diet

Do you feel worried about your pregnancy diet? Well, then we must tell you that it not only you but all the expecting mothers feel the same levels of anxiety. After all, you now need to take care of two people at one time. And, the other person, your lovely child, is right now completely dependent on you for all his/her needs. Hence, it is understandable that you feel a little anxious about what to eat and what to avoid. A healthy well-balanced diet in pregnancy is what you are interested in. So, this article incorporates important information about the pregnancy diet plan to fulfill the needs of a balanced diet in pregnancy.  

 

Important foods to incorporate in your pregnancy diet

 

  1. Don’t let go of dairy products

Right now, your body needs extra amounts of protein as well as calcium. And, dairy products are your best bet to get them both. So, it is beneficial to not omit dairy products from your diet chart. The top two quality of protein found in milk viz casein and whey are very potent. Besides, dairy products will also nourish you and your little one by supplementing high amounts of Vitamin B group, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus. And, probiotics from curd would aid your digestion.

  1. Whole grains are your best friends

Your pregnancy diet plan shall include whole grains, like oats, wheat, corn, etc. The whole grains would hit a few buttons that are often lacking viz B vitamins, magnesium, and fiber. Also, they contain a fair share of protein.

  1. You cannot skip legumes and lentils

All kinds of fabulous recipe ingredients belong to this group. For example chickpeas, beans, soybeans, peanuts, peas, etc. Your body needs everything this food group has to offer. You just name any important nutrient and they have got them viz folate, protein, iron, calcium, fiber. All these nutrients are essential for your baby’s development especially when you are in your first trimester.

  1. Lean meat and eggs are musts

Your balanced diet in pregnancy will be less balanced if it lacks eggs and lean meats. The high-quality protein is the first thing you are going to get from these foods. After all, you need to stay low in calorie count while high in nutritional value. Specifically incredible eggs contain a little bit of every nutrient you are going to need in a pregnant woman’s diet. The vital nutrient, choline, is important for the development of your baby’s brain. And, eggs contain is in more quantity than any other food. On the other hand, lean meats are also a rich source of iron, B vitamins, and choline. Iron carries oxygen through hemoglobin to enrich all the cells in your and your little one’s developing body. So, lean meat and eggs are an essential part of a healthy diet in pregnancy.  

  1. Never underestimate green, leafy vegetables

Yes, you are right that vegetables are a good source of fiber. But, what you skipped is that they are rich sources of essential minerals and vitamins also. Green, leafy vegetables are like a bonanza of goodness essential in every pregnancy diet. Some of the important vitamins are Vitamin K, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C, which are too important vitamins. And, these vitamins are not easily accessible from other food sources. These vitamins are essential for the overall development of your child. Mixing vegetables with some meat would be very efficient for absorbing all the goodness vegetables offer. So, include green vegetables in your pregnancy diet plan essentially. And, antioxidants properties of vegetables are highly potent than any other foods. The antioxidants will help to soothe those morning sicknesses, flatulence, bloating, headache, etc problems you face during pregnancy.  

  1. Fruits are as useful as much as they are tasty

You know about the importance of fruits in a healthy diet. But, low-calorie fruits are an important part of a pregnancy diet also. Besides, they are going to kill your cravings for sweet too. All other foods have insoluble fiber while fruits contain soluble fibers. Insoluble fibers clear the guts while soluble fibers protect your guts. Both of these are equally important for your digestive system. Unless you have a healthy digestive system, nutrients are not going to get absorbed properly. So, it becomes highly important that you keep your digestive system healthy to take benefits from all the essential nutrients you get from your balanced diet in pregnancy.

  1. Fishes are a very important part too

The primary benefit you are going to get is high concentrations of fatty acids. The fatty acids are important for those silky, smooth hairs. And, to improve brain functioning. It is a part of a healthy diet in pregnancy due to its ability to help in the developing brain of the child. Also, fishes like salmon are considered as lean meat. Hence, fishes are unavoidable when you are drawing a pregnancy diet plan.

  1. Dry fruits are power boosters

Dried fruits are generally high in calories. But, a single piece of dried fruits contains all the goodness of fresh fruit. One serving is enough to get all those important nutrients you are acquiring from fresh fruits. But, it does not mean that you shall skip fresh fruits because they are equally important. Besides, dried fruits are rich with natural sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth.      

  1. Hydration is beneficial

Water is your biggest ally when you are planning a perfect pregnancy diet. The optimal amount of water will help you reap the benefits of all the goodness of your pregnancy diet plan. Without good hydration, your all balanced diet in pregnancy is going to fall apart. So, it is fruitful for you to keep yourself well hydrated during pregnancy. The benefits you will receive are countless. If you struggle to drink a lot of water, especially in the warmer months, a good  way is adding Aquamamma’s Pregnancy Hydration sachets for a pop of flavour and added minerals!

 

Final words

Some women make the mistake of overeating considering that they have to eat for two. Instead, a pregnant woman only needs a healthy diet in pregnancy instead of overeating. So, completely avoid falling prey to this habit considering it as an important part of a pregnancy diet plan.

How To Organize The Perfect Baby Shower – Everything Explained

How To Organize The Perfect Baby Shower – Everything Explained

So, is it finally the time to plan a baby shower? Or, are you just confused with small, futile details scattered around the internet? Well, your search to organize the perfect baby shower ends here. This article will tell you about every necessary detail you’ll need for planning the perfect baby shower. But let us first know a little about it.

 

What is a baby shower and How to know it’s the right time for the baby shower?

 

A baby shower party is organized to share your happiness of becoming parents with your close friends and family. You can see it as a formal or an informal party, since everyone attending will be close to you and your spouse. So, there is no need to fret about every little detail for your guests. Instead, organize the perfect baby shower party for you and your spouse’s satisfaction.

 

Now, there is no specific time to host a baby shower. It entirely depends on you and your spouse’s convenience. But, it is functional to organize the perfect baby shower during the end of the first trimester or second trimester of pregnancy. This is the time when you have nothing to worry for anything regarding due-date. And, a little baby bump is also visible during this period.

 

How to plan a baby shower perfectly?

 

First of all, pick a date that is convenient for you as well as your guests. For example, weekends are usually the time when the workload is nearly minimal.

 

Let us look at some important tips to organize a baby shower.

 

  1. Theme is extremely important – You will be surprised that there are a variety of themes for this party also. For example, a vintage theme, Hawaiian luau, etc. You can choose any theme that interests you and your spouse. Only after deciding on your theme, you would be able to plan other details of the party, for example, decoration. A theme is important because it could be chosen as per your personality or to indirectly tell your yet-to-be-born child’s gender. However, if you do feel that there is no need for a theme as per your personality because everyone attending knows you all well or you feel that selecting a theme to tell about your child’s gender is unnecessary, then you can choose a neutral theme for you.

 

  1. Guest-list is unavoidable neither invitation cards – Yes, you do need a guest list to organize the perfect baby shower. No matter how sure you are about your guests but there is always a chance to forget someone important. And, your spouse’s near and dear ones will also be invited, so preparing the guest list is always helpful to plan a baby shower.

 

Now when the hard part of preparing a guest list is over, you’ll need invitation cards. No, it cannot be missed even if you think it’s an informal event for you. However, the cost is trivial; besides, the invitation card gives a personal touch, so go for it undoubtedly. You need to keep in mind to select the card per your selected theme. The color, the design should complement your theme to organize the perfect baby shower.   

 

  1. How important is the venue – You must think that your guest list is not so elaborate; hence selecting the venue is a hassle-free task. And yes, it is a hassle-free task because it entirely depends on you and your spouse’s wishes. Many couples plan a baby venue as their home itself. The only difference between selecting an outside venue or your house is, benefit of outsourcing. An outside venue will cook food, decorate, and serve your guests. They will take care of everything and, you only need to tell them your wishes and check that everything they did is as per your expectations. While on the other hand, if you select your home as a venue then decorations, cooking, serving, etc. have to be done by yourself. But when you organize the perfect baby shower at your home, everything will give an impression of personal touch. So, it entirely depends on you and your spouse’s wishes.

 

  1. Menu is the most important part – The food is the soul of every party. And a baby shower is no exception. So, prepare the menu minutely to host a baby shower perfectly. Since everyone you are going to invite is close to you and your spouse, so you might be aware of at least one favorite food of everyone invited. Therefore, when preparing the menu, you shall give a thought to everyone’s choice including you and your spouses’.

 

  1. Games to entertain your guests – No need to worry about the games because planning the perfect baby shower only includes small, entertaining games. For example, diaper change relay race. The games are an important part to organize the perfect baby shower because it will be one of the times when all your near and dear ones will be gathered at a single place. Playing fun games will make the baby shower a memory that will never be erased from memories of you and your guests.  

 

  1. Gratitude gifts are also important – Yes, showing gratitude is important for strangers. But, showing gratitude to your near ones is more important. After all, all of them will be bringing gifts for the expecting mother at the baby shower. And bestow their good wishes and blessings on your growing family which is a priceless gift. So gratitude gifts will be a good touch at the end of the party.

 

Final words

When you want to organize the perfect baby shower party, then you will need to plan a baby showerbeforehand. All the couples want this occasion to be perfect because it is one of the few times when everyone close to your heart will spend an evening with you. So making it a memorable evening is very important. The tips to organize a baby shower mentioned herein would clear every doubt in your mind and help to plan a baby shower perfectly.

 

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