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Costumes, My Baby Rocks, Tips, Tutus -

Caring for your My Baby Rocks tutu: To prevent wrinkling, always hang up tutu or carefully store it when not in use.  Spot clean only. To control static cling, run a dryer sheet over the tutu. How to fix a wrinkled tutu  If not cared for properly, tutus can easily become wrinkled. Even if they are stored properly, sometimes they can still need a little smoothing and fluffing before wear. Even tutus in real bad shape can often come back from the dead with a little love and some tutu smoothing spray. Luckily, this tutu smoothing spray can be made easily and you probably already have all the ingredients needed at home.   And a wrecked, sad, smashed, droopy tutu (or even just one in need of a little pick-me-up)   Making the tutu smoothing mixture: Add 1/4 cup fabric softener to the spray bottle  Add 1 cup water to the spray bottle ...

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Baby, Baby clothes, Newborns, Tips -

Here are our favorite tips and tricks to make dressing your adorably, but often squirmy, little bundle of joy easier!  1. Prep clothing first to make dressing easier. Open all the snaps/zippers, stretch the neck opening wide, etc before trying to pull it over a babies head. This will make it easier to dress and minimize dressing times.  2. Before buying something, keep ease of dressing and safety in mind. Avoid clothing with too tight of neck openings. Are buttons and snaps easy to undo? Are there any ties or cords that could be an issue?  3. Make sure all embellishments, buttons, ribbons, and other decorative items are secure. Remove or repair anything that is loose and could potentially be a choking hazard.  4. Lay your child on the floor, bed, or changing table to make dressing easier. 5. Smile, coo, and talk sweetly to your baby and help them...

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Baby, Baby shower, Gifts, Ideas, Tips, Top 10 -

If you haven't had kids (or haven't had babies at home in years) it may be difficult to know (or remember) what a new parent really wants and needs. Here are our favorite tips to picking out a winning baby shower gift for the new parents in your life. Buy larger sized clothes  It seems natural to buy newborn sized clothes so the baby can wear them now, right? There are a few reasons why this isn't the best idea. 1. Not all babies will even fit into newborn sized clothes. Some babies are born large enough to start wearing 3-6 month sizes right away.  2. Babies grow fast. Even a small baby won't be wearing newborn size for long. There may be only a few weeks the outfit will even fit.  3. Most of the clothing a new mom receives will be in the really small sizes. Often times, a...

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Baby, Newborns, Tips -

If you are expecting your first child, or even your second, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what you will need to have on hand to care for your little one.  Just walking into a baby store can be an overwhelming experience that can make your head spin, especially if you haven’t done any research or decided what types of things you need to shop for before your baby arrives.  It is important to make a few basic decisions about your lifestyle and how your baby will fit into it before you start shopping, registering, or accepting all of your friend’s used baby items.  Let us help you create the right newborn baby shopping checklist for you. Large purchases CribBassinetDresserChanging table Rocking chairBaby Swing Infant Bathtub Diaper pail Car seatStroller Storage & organizers Many new parents will choose to buy everything, and this is fine if you have a large budget and plenty of...

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Baby clothes, Newborns, Tips -

From the very first moment you found out that you were expecting, your mind begins to buzz about all the items that you will need to get for the baby. While you have already purchased your child’s nursery furniture, bedding, diapers, wipes, and bath time essentials; what other staples could you be missing? Clothes of course! So what are the staples of a newborn's wardrobe, really? There are plenty of adorable outfits, but which ones will they actually wear? What important items have you forgotten about in your shopping? What will your child actually need and what items can you be fine without? To make finding the necessities in all infant attire, we have put together a list of the top 9 baby clothing items that you actually need!   1. One pieces  Also known as onesies, bodysuits, babygrows, etc. This one is a no-brainer. One pieces have been around forever, and have been a...

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