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Baby Shower Cake Alternative: DIY Diaper Cake

Your baby will go through lots of diapers, so why not build a baby gift out of them? Credit: Getty
Baby shower cakes are cute and delicious, but why not consider an alternative treat that the mom-to-be can use long after the shower? Diaper ca...

Baby Shower Invitations: Etiquette Basics

Manners come into play in planning a baby shower. Credit: Corbis
You may have thought the days of complicated guest lists were over with your wedding, but baby shower invitations can be equally controversial, causing an already stressed mom-t...

Baby Shower Games for Kids

Older kids can join in on traditional baby shower games. Credit: Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Baby shower games can be cheesy and a little over-the-top for some adults to really enjoy, but when children are in attendance, a little organized ent...

Unique Baby Gifts: Celebrity Picks

Celebrities aren't the only ones who can give great, unique baby gifts. Credit: Getty
Unique baby gifts are the order of the day when someone you love is welcoming a new member of the family. Sure, you could go with a clever diaper cake or a ...

Diaper Cakes

A diaper cake isn't really a cake at all. It's made up of dozens of disposable or cloth diapers, layered in such a way that the finished product resembles a tall, white wedding cake. Diaper cakes range from the simple to the elaborate. Rolled up d...

How much do you really need for baby #2?

The other day I found myself wandering the aisles of Babies R' Us looking for a few small items for my almost-toddler aged son. I was surrounded by hundreds--no, thousands--of items, and by nearly as many bewildered parents-to-be, all of them search...

Parenting trends for 08?

We're just approaching the 6 week checkup point of 2008 but already the style spotters at Parents.com are predicting what the parenting trends this new year will bring. According to the article, we can expect: Even more unique baby names: beca...

Baby shower for number three?

My friend is expecting a baby in a few months and I talked to her this morning about a baby shower. She's due in March and because it is her third child and her third girl, she needs almost nothing when it comes to baby supplies. She has tons of clot...

Joel Madden designs baby clothes

Pregnancy clearly agrees with Nicole Richie and boyfriend Joel Madden. She looks healthier than she has in ages and together, the couple have recently exhibited some surprising generosity and selflessness. Instead of a baby shower for themselves, the...

Cyber baby shower?

Haven't you heard? Cyber baby showers are all the rage. Ok, well, not yet they aren't--but after I have one they will be! The woman who threw me my baby shower, the loveliest in all of Brooklyn, moved to the West Coast after she became pregnant. ...

Pregnancy: when do you share the good news?

It's no surprise Christina Aguilera is refusing to comment on whether or not she is pregnant. If she is, time--and the media--will certainly tell. Tradition holds, in this country anyway, that a woman does not share her good news until she is past ...

Gross: babies' hands as hand soap

I'm not sure if someone thought this would be cute or what, but seeing a bunch of severed babies' hands in a little gift-wrapped bag is more than a little disturbing. I know they're not real, but I still don't even like looking at them, and I can'...

What advice would you give a new parent?

I recently attended a baby shower for a first-time mother. After the oohing and aahing over the mom-to-be's belly, we all grabbed a plate of snacks and sat down to watch her open her gifts. Before she opened each gift, the giver was asked to impart a...

Baby shower etiquette

One of my dear friends is due to have her first baby in less than a month. We have a common group of friends, a vivacious circle of truly spirited women. We all have our twenty-something pasts in common, late nights slinging beers to rowdy regulars a...

Medicine can make a unique baby shower gift

Just this past weekend, my son had an allergic reaction to milk. Once I realized what was happening (the hives were a dead giveaway) I went looking for the antihistamines. That's when I realized that, while we had children's chewable Benadryl, we did...

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