Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Baby Surfer Clothes in Pink and Blue

It's always grand to find a complete baby gift set to arrange in a baby boy or girl's baby shower gift basket. This set of baby surfer clothes with a surfboard shaped bib, baby hat and prince or princess themed onesie in pink or blue will make a showy, downright impressive display when combined with a colorful pair of tiny baby flip flops or sandals. You may even skip the woven baby gift basket using a bucket that comes with a set of baby beach toys to hold your cute baby surf clothes.

A pink beach bucket for baby girls and a blue one for baby boys would provide a great background for your gifts. The inevitable shovels and rakes that come with the plastic toys just add to your arrangement! Catch the wave and jump on board (surfboard that is) of unique and easy baby shower gift ideas that come in complete sets. They make your job so simple and the mixing and matching is done for you. Add a few baby items that you pick out yourself like a swimsuit or the beach sandals that we mentioned earlier and you will be sure to impress your friends with the collection of baby surf clothing and gifts.

BABY BOTTLE SLINGS - The Ultimate Baby Gift for Moms of Multiples or...not?

The birth rate for twins, triplets and mega multiples is going through the roof. What's going on here is uncertain, but what is definite is that this blessed newborn phenomenon has created a market for baby products for multiples. No matter how many babies a mom has, unless she is among the ranks of the rich or famous she only has two hands.

So what is a mom to do when all those infants are wailing at the top of their lungs waiting for baby feeding time? Are bottle slings or holders the answer?

My parenting experience involved one infant at a time that couldn't manage to hold her own bottle in a pinch so I can hardly give an objective, informative consumer review or opinion on these baby gadgets. I got a bottle sling as a shower gift and gave it a whirl for a bottle of pumped breastmilk and didn't have a lot of luck with it at first. At first the sling didn't get the bottle to the baby's mouth but once she got bigger it worked better, but would have dripped milk all over her outfit if I had not been right there. Later on she got much better at guiding the nipple back into her mouth if she turned her head, but believe me when I tell you that she didn't care in the least that milk dripped down the neck of her onesie while she watched big sister clown around the room. As I was dealing with a single baby rather than multiples it was just as easy (and satisfying) for me to hold her for a bottle rather than have to change her clothes.

However, I canvassed the mommies at the playground with multiples recently to see if they were big fans of bottle slings and holders. Moms of multiples said there was a limited time frame when they got the best results but by and large bottle slings got a huge thumbs up from moms of multiples who otherwise found the process of feeding twins and triplets all at once rather exhausting. Anything that helps ease the stress and workload of moms of many gets my vote!

I would like to hear opinions and pros and cons from moms of single babies. So, please send your experiences with bottle slings or holders to me so that I will know whether or not to recommend them as a great idea for items to include in the baby gift basket or not!