Unique baby names are so important. They give meaning, show kindness to your heritage, and personality. Also, you probably worry about your kid being called something horrible in school. Wow. It feels like a bigger decision than getting pregnant in the first place. So many of us would love to avoid the ‘Jennifer 1’ , ‘Jennifer 2’ phenomenon that plagued us through grade school. Some of us bought every typical book, and frustrated with the normalcy, went through newspapers, Restoration Hardware catalogues and then, the atlas. (Of course…)
We have a live in nanny and he rocks. His name is David and he has been living with us for almost a year. David was a family friend before he moved in. He never intended to be our manny (a live-in nanny, who happens to be a man) but the situation worked out well for him and for us, so here we are.
While many of the moms I know have preferred a chilly winter pregnancy to the discomfort of expecting in the hot summer months, I’ve learned firsthand that being pregnant in the winter comes with its fair share of obstacles–specifically, staying healthy during a winter pregnancy despite sick kids, cabin fever, and fewer opportunities to remain active.
Toddlers love to pitch in and help around the house, so what better way to get them started on the right foot in life than by giving them their first chore chart?
If you’ve been trying to conceive and those two little pink lines still elude you, know that you are not alone. While it takes most couples an average up to one year to become pregnant, one in six couples experiences infertility issues.
The comfort of babies as they grow becomes increasingly important. In their world of exploration and development, they need a diaper that enables them play freely, providing great a fit and stay drier.
It’s time to change the way you and your children move through the world!
Bugaboo has recently collaborated with the Van Gogh Museum to design a new collection of strollers which reinterpret the infamous work of the artist.
Make the most of the summer with the new Clear Collection of MAM Pacifiers! The collection showcases aquatic themes with translucent shields that are both stylish and practical for the summer months. An orthodontically correct nipple design allows little ones to safely satisfy their sucking reflex while maintaining proper jaw and tooth alignment. The design also features an easy-to-grasp front knob, a curved shield for a comfortable fit and generous air holes. This clever design combined with lightweight, BPA-free, PVC-free, lead-free and CPSIA-Compliant materials make the pacifiers safe and easy to use. An assortment of colours and designs are available, as well as two nipple options: patented anti-slip Silk Teat™ Silicone or Natural Latex. The Pacifiers retail at $7.49 for a pack of two.
To find out more and view MAM’s baby care range visit: www.mambaby.com
Always top of mind when you are pregnant is the stroller. This year we’ve put together our top strollers for 2015 with luxury in mind.
1. The Cadillac of strollers. The Silver Cross was beloved by our own mothers while walking on bustling urban streets and it’s back with a vengeance in partnership with Aston Martin. And kick-ass wheels (of course). Oh, and it includes a 100% cashmere baby blanket.
2. Young Versace makes a beautiful carseat/bassinete/stroller system for a child from 0-3 years. The medusa logo is embroidered on the bedding, and the handle features a latte holder. Which you will absolutely need.
3. The Fendi Inglesina stroller line features a shock-absorbing pram and also a versatile foldable toddler stroller adorned with the signature ‘Double F’ fabric. There’s a gorgeous baby carrier as well.
4. One of the North American preferred brands has been Bugaboo. Easy to shift, sexy to push and with tons of accessories like umbrellas and jogging extensions, this is a well-priced, durable model. Special editions by Diesel, Andy Warhol and Kaviar Gauche are also available.
5. The Stokke line takes ergonimics very seriously, and the strollers are super easy to adjust. We love the design and how they look as if they are hovering on one bar with your tiny one floating!
6. iCandy is another UK brand who stands behid innovation. Soon they will launch a custom line, and even if you don’t want to design your own, the vibrant colours in the existing roster are spectacular. iCandy also offers limited editions.
What mother doesn’t dream of reading to her baby in a stunningly beautiful space like this luxury nursery by Savio Fermino? The canopy above the crib softens the lines of the room, and classic cream is used both to soothe and promote gender neutrality.
Savio Firmino was established in Florence in 1941 by Mr Firmino Savio. The Company has been operating for 70 years. And lucky us.. there is now a store in the US located in Coral Gables. Petit Tresor is the exclusive dealer and ships worldwide.
We sourced these images while on a jaunt to Harrod’s in London and the trip certainly rekindled my true love for everything baby!
Every year, we feature the top girls and boys’ baby names across Canada, and this year certainly didn’t disappoint! We use lists put forth by Vital Statistics departments from across Canada’s provinces and territories. Did your baby’s name make the top 100? Or maybe you read our Unique Baby Names article because you didn’t want your little one on this list! Tell us in the comments! Unique or popular?
Presenting… The Top Baby Names in Canada 2014
Top Names for Girls in 2014:
|1. Emma||26. Willa||51. Lydia||76. Grace|
|2. Olivia||27. Camille||52. Evelyn||77. Olive|
|3. Emily||28. Brooke||53. Hazel||78. Adelaide|
|4. Lily||29. Emmett||54. Everly||79. Louisa|
|5. Isabella||30. Ivy||55. Stella||80. Ada|
|6. Madison||31. Matilda||56. Ruby||81. Maisie|
|7. Lea||32. Amelia||57. Arabella||82. Rose|
|8. Abigail||33. Ellie||58. Esme||83. Evangeline|
|9. Ava||34. Maya||59. Willow||84. Caroline|
|10. Sophia||35. Gemma||60. Sadie||85. Kinsley|
|11. Harper||36. Scarlett||61. Luna||86. Lexi|
|12. Hannah||37. Aurora||62. Charlotte||87. Piper|
|13. Savannah||38. Avery||63. Seraphina||88. Mackenzie|
|14. Cora||39. Imogen||64. Violet||89. Clara|
|15. Elsa||40. Jade||65. Zoe||90. Eloise|
|16. Madeline||41. Hailey||66. Eleanor||91. Phoebe|
|17. Jane||42. Aubrey||67. Rosalie||92. Poppy|
|18. Ainsley||43. Lila||68. Claire||93. Aurelia|
|19. Genevieve||44. Chloe||69. Mia||94. Harlow|
|20. Lola||45. Maeve||70. Delilah||95. Eliza|
|21. Beatrice||46. Nora||71. Emmeline||96. Aria|
|22. Elizabeth||47. Josephine||72. Quinn||97. Mila|
|23. Mae||48. Audrey||73. Lucy||98. Iris|
|24. Peyton||49. Alice||74. Juliet||99. Ella|
|25. Cordelia||50. Penelope||75. Anabella||100. Zara|
Top Names for Boys in 2014:
|1. Liam||26. Nathan||51. Callum||76. Nathaniel|
|2. Ethan||27. Logan||52. Evan||77. Beckett|
|3. Mason||28. Felix||53. Landon||78. Zane|
|4. Benjamin||29. Atticus||54. Andrew||79. Oliver|
|5. Jacob||30. Kieran||55. Charles||80. Eli|
|6. Hunter||31. Nico||56. Lincoln||81. Micah|
|7. William||32. Grayson||57. Spencer||82. Emmett|
|8. Carter||33. Tristan||58. Gabriel||83. Levi|
|9. Aiden||34. Henry||59. Owen||84. Archer|
|10. Noah||35. Elijah||60. Ryder||85. Luca|
|11. Matthew||36. George||61. Bodhi||86. Elliot|
|12. Alexander||37. Jasper||62. Oscar||87. Charlie|
|13. Christian||38. Cameron||63. Luke||88. Leo|
|14. Theo||39. Quinn||64. James||89. Ezra|
|15. Blake||40. Simon||65. Miles||90. Zachary|
|16. August||41. Declan||66. Dylan||91. Rowan|
|17. Knox||42. Sebastian||67. Finn||92. Sawyer|
|18. Lucas||43. Milo||68. Rhys||93. Everett|
|19. Emerson||44. Hudson||69. Daniel||94. Avery|
|20. Caleb||45. Isaac||70. Finley||95. Wyatt|
|21. Jude||46. Hugo||71. Kai||96. Xavier|
|22. Harrison||47. Thomas||72. Arthur||97. Jackson|
|23. Connor||48. Nolan||73. Julian||98. Roman|
|24. Flynn||49. Jonah||74. Samuel||99. Axel|
|25. Asher||50. Max||75. Jack||100. Cooper|
Sometimes I just feel so tech-savvy. In Germany to visit a relative, I managed to purchase a SIM card for my android so that I could interview Jessica Mulroney by phone. While eating German kuchen. Speaking English on the phone and German to the waiters. It was quite the day!
Jessica, a mom of twin brothers Brian and John, welcomed baby Ivy (Isabel Veronica Mulroney) in June of this year. Jessica is a Pampers aficionado and as a PGMom I had the opportunity to chat with her about motherhood.
Jessica Mulroney is as well-spoken as she is beautiful, and she and e-talk host Ben Mulroney tag-teamed during the interview. Adorable. In preparing for baby Ivy’s arrival, the couple involved the older boys by allowing them to help with name suggestions. When the baby arrived, she gave each of her new brothers a gift, making the attention transition smooth.
The couple were a natural fit for being Pampers Parents. From the time the twins were born and they were given Pampers by the hospital, they have used the brand. This year they are chronicling baby Ivy’s progress on a special blog called My Pampers Journey. It was interesting that both parents gave kudos to Pampers for allowing them to have a better night’s sleep. Because Pampers are now 3 times drier than ordinary diapers, parents are able to control the baby’s level of comfort. There’s not much else that is possible to control with a newborn!
I was inspired by the couple reinforcing the notion of trusting their parental instincts and not listening to the heaps of advice that other people constantly give.
When asked about their favourite baby products, they cited the MamaRoo, a moving computerized chair that calms Ivy like nothing else. They chose the OrbitBaby stroller, and on a more personal note, Jessica can’t live without her ballet flats.
Thanks for chatting with UrbanMommies all the way from Hamburg and congratulations again!