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by Casey AndersonPosted on: May 27th, 2017
Nobody wants to give their baby a boring name, but most of us don't want their name to be so original that they'll have a life full of explaining it. So, what's in a name? Well, what's in a song? Music has always captured our hearts, so here's a list of 10 baby names worth singing about. Immortalized by Eric Clapton, Layla is a beautiful name to sing. It invokes beauty and romance. It's often spelled Leila and its means 'night' and 'dark beauty.' The name originated in a popular romance in Arabia. If you want your daughter to have a beautiful song worthy name, this is a sure pick.
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by Ruth FitzpatrickPosted on: May 26th, 2017
Yesterday we saw the ten most popular names from 25 years ago, and today we're looking even further back, to 1966. One thing we've definitely noticed going through the historic statistics is that while the same names keep on cropping up in the boys' lists, girls' names are very much affected by the fashion of the time. Something we noticed looking through the statistics is that in the past parents seemed far more concerned with fitting in with the current naming trends. Take Michael: in 1966, nearly 80,000 baby boys were given this name.
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: May 26th, 2017
When buying cloth diapers the most common question is "how many cloth diapers do I actually need". But it's hard to say the exact number since we all have different lifestyles and needs. So here are some questions that can help you decide which is the optimal number for you and your baby before you start shopping and buy too many diapers (if that's even possible). Keep in mind that whether you use them full-time or part-time - every cloth diaper change is one disposable diaper less in the landfill.
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by Ruth FitzpatrickPosted on: May 25th, 2017
Confession: we've been completely obsessed with the Social Security Administration's baby name page ever since they released 2016's 1000 most popular names early in May. (As a friendly warning from us to you, do not go onto the website unless you're OK with getting sucked into lists of baby stats for several hours!) After learning everything we could about 2016's list, we thought we'd delve a little deeper and look into the archives to see what's changed of the years. Today, we look back at 1991! Has much changed in the last 25 years?
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by Nicole HuppenthalPosted on: May 25th, 2017
You've done it. You have a wonderful bundle of baby joy growing inside of you. Perhaps you already know that you are having a boy or a girl. Or maybe, just maybe, you've left it to be a surprise for the big day. You've made it through the excitement of telling family and friends, having a baby shower, planning the nursery. But there is one minor detail that you may not have finalized yet for baby's arrival. Unfortunately, Baby Girl (Insert Last Name Here), Sweet Pea, Little Ninja, and all of the other adorable pet names you have come to call this resident of your womb will no longer cut it once he or she makes the grand entrance. Alas, you need to come up with a name for this sweet baby.
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by Ruth FitzpatrickPosted on: May 24th, 2017
There was a time when animal-inspired names were the reserve of hippies, celebrities and hippy celebrities only. But no more! Here are 10 of our favorite animal names, which won't look out of place on the class roll: Unlike other predatory animal names like Fox or Wolf, Bear sounds a lot less aggressive and a great deal more cuddly! Be careful about which middle names or surnames you combine with this, though: cuteness can quickly turn to a very heavy burden for your child to 'bear'!
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: May 24th, 2017
Since we live in a stressful world, yoga classes have become very popular in the last few years. Yoga exercises are an excellent way to maintain the balance between your body and mind. But not all yoga is safe for everybody. Pregnant women should choose classes that are designed especially for them - prenatal yoga classes. It's important you consult your health care provider before you start (or continue) with yoga exercises.
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by Arger HartPosted on: May 23rd, 2017
In recent times, the word has shifted right into an extraordinary that means depending on the context of usage. Here are various words which bad can also connote; We can no longer deny the fact that girls bad boys? They are robust, dangerous, mysterious, and wield a certain machismo. These boys can chop wood, but would never put on a bow and tie healthy. Not simply the boys themselves, but even their names are edgy, precise, and trendsetters, just like them. Today, we've listed some bad boy names with a few serious swagger:
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by Ruth FitzpatrickPosted on: May 23rd, 2017
Few things are considered more glamorous than the world of Old Hollywood: the sultry looks, the outrageous jewels, and, of course, the actors and actresses themselves! And one thing old Hollywood knew: the power of a good name. Many actors and actresses had their names changed by their studios to make them sound more masculine, more glamorous, or just plain more marketable! Few people would know who Archibald Alec Leach was, but that's because he became the iconic Carey Grant!
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by Ivana StamenkovicPosted on: May 22nd, 2017
If you properly express and store your breast milk your baby can continue to get the benefits of your milk, even when she's not with you. Always wash your hands with warm water and soap before expressing and handling breast milk. If you're using a breast pump take special care of all its parts - wash them after each use and sterilize them regularly. If not cleaned properly they can transmit bacteria.
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