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Traveling with Babies – Tips for Parents

baby By January 2, 2020 Tags: , , 1 Comment

Getting out of the house with infants can be a challenge. It takes lots of preparation and a carefully orchestrated strategy to leave the house without forgetting something and with everyone still smiling. Traveling with babies is the same, but with more stuff. You have to consider whether your destination has the equipment you use at home, specifically cribs, high chairs, bouncy chairs, play mats, toys, and anything else you may need on a daily basis.

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Gifts for tiny babies

Tiny Baby Gift Guide

baby, FAM By December 3, 2019 8 Comments

What a blessing to have a tiny baby to buy gifts for!!! Well, they are always kindof for the parents, but seeing photos of them in outfits or with toys you have given always makes the heart sing. So here is this year’s tiny baby gift guide. Anything that can help a family with a new little one!

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Ideas for Gen Z Gifts

Ultimate Gen Z Gift Guide

FAM, kids By December 3, 2019 3 Comments

Gen Z should go down as one of the hardest ever to buy for. Apart from my Dad. He’s really hard too. Generation Z are broadly defined as those born between 1996 and 2010. I have two of them, and wow do they throw me for a loop when doing holiday or birthday shopping! A bunch of realists who work hard to succeed, these kids tend to love dystopian media and respond to images more than text. Yes, like memes. Help us all! Here is the ultimate GenZ gift guide filled with ideas that should please!

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Nail Polish Fumes and Pregnancy

Are Nail Polish Fumes Safe During Pregnancy?

FAM, pregnancy By December 1, 2019 No Comments

Q: I am a part time esthetician, and go to client’s homes to give manicures and pedicures. No artificials are used, so the fumes are straight from the regular nail polish bottles. Now that. I am trying to get pregnant, I am wondering if I should stop doing my house calls till all is said and done, or is it ok that I continue doing mani’s and pedi’s throughout my pregnancy?

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Cloth Diapering Basics

Cloth Diapering Basics

baby, FAM By November 28, 2019 1 Comment

Cloth diapers are making a comeback. I used them with both of my kids and didn’t even have a service! Diaper rash was almost non-existant, as were blowouts. Thank the diaper gods for that..  Reusable cloth diapers are increasingly becoming a household fixture for new families. Parents are more conscious of their choices for their children, more mindful of their spending habits and more aware of how their choices affect the environment.  We have some cloth diapering basics to help you make a good decision.

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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How To Teach Your Baby Sign Language

FAM, kids By November 18, 2019 1 Comment

It has been proven that both parents and infants benefit from using sign language. Benefits include improved communication, trust building, strengthening parent/child bond, promotion of positive emotional development, bolstering babies’ self confidence, helping babies learn to talk and jumpstarting intellectual development.

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Twin Baby Shower Ideas – Welcoming Multiple Babies

baby, FAM By November 16, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

If you have a friend that’s expecting twins or triplets, it can make for a difficult baby shower; when should it be, what should the theme be and how do you even go about getting presents for multiple babies?  As difficult as it may seem, throwing a shower for twins or triplets isn’t much different than throwing a shower for one baby—unfortunately, that isn’t true for the labor part.  Here are our twin baby shower ideas.

When Should You Hold A Twin Baby Shower?

Women expecting multiple babies generally give birth at around 36 or 37 weeks, and often much earlier.  But it is much earlier than 36 weeks that women carrying more than one baby begin to feel extremely hormonal, tired and sluggish—the shower should be well before this time, obviously so that the mom can enjoy her shower and have fun.

Also, women carrying more babies are more physically progressed in their pregnancy than women carrying only one baby so the longer you wait to throw a shower, the higher the odds the mom-to-be will go into labor or be put on bed rest.  To be safe, err on the side of caution and plan a twin baby shower for some time between 28 and 32 weeks.

How To Pick A Theme For A Twin Baby Shower

Baby showers have such cute themes and with online stores, you can get baby shower paraphernalia for any situation and any theme.  If you’re having trouble getting creative, think of things of two that are usually referenced or spoken together.  If you know the sexes of the babies, that makes it easier, but if the theme says “twins,” it will be cute no matter the sexes of the babies.  Some themes for girl/boy babies twin baby shower could be: Mickey and Minnie, tiaras and crowns or bees and flowers.

Ideas for multiple girl babies: stripes and dots, flowers and stripes, sugar and spice or pickles and ice cream—this one has the bonus of being two fabulous colors plus is a stereotypical pregnancy craving.  Shower themes for two boy babies could be: sports or snails and puppy dog tails. You can even get creative with the food!

What Type of Gift To Buy For Twins

Obviously, having a twin baby shower means that you can’t only give one blanket and a onesie as the parents to be will need multiple sets of everything.  For shower gifts for multiple babies, you and the guests may have to get creative with the gifts.  People could pool money and get a twin or triplet stroller or give themed baskets of bath-time stuff, bed-time stuff or health care stuff.  Alternatively, if the family is set up with everything they will need for the baby, try to have a shower that is a baking party and have people buy and make food to stockpile in the family’s fridge and freezer, or do a diaper drive.

Even if a family has all the things they will need for a baby, they will never have enough diapers for multiple babies.  You could also do a shower that is only about mom and dad.  Have someone give them the promise of child care when everyone has settled in and have someone else give them a dinner out or a half day at the spa.

Planning a shower, no matter the amount of babies, should be fun and a last chance to shower the parents-to-be with gifts, support and love before they welcome their new addition.  Whatever you decide to do for gifts, theme or time, ensure it is something the family will be comfortable with and appreciate for their special twin baby shower. Enjoy!

Twin Baby Shower Ideas

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Babies & Constipation – Why It Happens & What To Do

baby, health By November 13, 2019 Tags: , 2 Comments

Constipation can be a challenge for babies but the first thing you need to remember is that there is no ‘normal’ schedule for bowel movements of babies.

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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How To Name Your Twins – What’s In A Name?

baby By November 9, 2019 Tags: , , , No Comments

Naming twins can be double trouble for parents who are already having problems picking out just one name. You never realize how many people you don’t like or have memories of until you try to name a baby. Likewise, it can be hard to pick who to honour with a name when you have so many special people in your circle. It can be hard to know how to name your twins. 

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