Baby Headbands and Other Baby Accessories

Baby headbands are timeless accessories which have been around for many centuries. These have been the popular choice of accessories for babies since the beginning.

Indeed, having a baby is a challenging task that entails patience and effort. When you look past the pains of delivering the baby, the sleepless nights, and all other issues in parenting, you will surely realize the delight of taking care of the baby. Despite all the hardships, the pain is taken away with just a smile, a giggle, and a coo.

Perhaps one of the things that mothers take pleasure in is dressing up their babies. We all love the sight of a baby with adorable accessories. Here are some suggestions of different accessories you can use to dress up your baby:

Hair bows make great accessory and is, in fact, one of the most preferred by moms. You have a wide array of choices. Just find one that matches well with your baby’s clothes, or perhaps just pick the basic pastel colors. In finding a baby hair bow, you should make sure that your baby is comfortable with it. Meaning, find one that snugly fits and with a soft material. Baby bows are so nice to play with. You can have them customized, and you can even make one yourself.

Babies are so nice to accessorize with baby headbands. There are different materials, from cotton to plastic and even resin. However, not all headbands can fit your child’s head. So make sure that the headband fits snugly on your child’s head. Being too tight may cause indentations to develop, and can really irritate your child. Just a note, though. Fabric baby headbands are best compared to the elastic ones.

Baby hair clips with bright colors or playful prints are very well-known baby accessories. They are available in different fabric, and materials. These will come in handy when you want to put your baby’s long hair at the side to highlight her pretty face.

Crown and tiaras are one of the well-loved by babies. Who wouldn’t want to look like a princess? These accessories are perfect for any special occasion like that of birthdays, Christmas, and even Halloween!

Even as these accessories may not hurt your child, there are still risks that are associated with baby headbands if you are not too careful. So here are some of the things to keep in mind when getting these accessories:

1. Never let your baby wear a baby accessory that is too tight. This is not just irritating for your baby, but can cause harm as well.
2. Your baby is sensitive, so do not allow her to wear heavy baby headbands.
3. Materials with sharp edges or hard corners should be avoided.
4. Make sure that these baby accessories will not injure your baby.
5. Check the safety standards of the brand of baby accessories before buying. Make sure it practices the safety regulations in so far as baby accessories are concerned.

The myriad of baby headbands to choose from can be too overwhelming. With all the cute baby accessories, you may even feel like buying it all. The only thing you should remember is to be reminded of the safety practices, and have fun.

Baby Accessories – The Baby Changing Bag

If you plan on taking a baby out with you anywhere then you need to take a substantial amount of items and supplies with you too. A blanket, a toy, dummies, bottles, tissues, a change of clothes, spare nappies, wipes, and creams, being just some of the essentials that you need.

It goes without saying that you need a bag to carry these things; it would literally be impossible to cope without one. Fortunately, there are plenty of baby bags on the market to fulfill your needs, but they are not all equal, and some, frankly, are a waste of time. So then, how can you be sure of getting a baby bag that completely meets your needs?

The bag should be fairly lightweight, since you will need to carry it around a lot, and all of a baby’s equipment will soon add pounds to it. A lightweight bag that is made out of a flimsy fabric is no good though, it needs to be tough, sturdy and well-constructed.

A bag that is both washable and waterproof is necessary, so look for ones made out of materials that meet those criteria. Washable because inevitably it will get dirty; there are just too many creams, bottles and dirty nappies around for it stay clean for long. Waterproof because you will get caught out in the rain at some point, and wet baby items and supplies are of no use to you until they have tried out again, and crying babies are not known for their patience!

For hygiene purposes, make sure there is a large enough pocket to store the dirty nappies in when you are out and about, so you can keep everything else clean. It really would be a nightmare to find that the change of clothes or the clean spare dummy has been dirtied too. And, having plenty of small side pockets will help you locate your baby’s things in a hurry, or even your mobile.

The next thing to consider is what added features it has. Whilst these are not essential, they can really make your life easier. Examples being having a bag with see-through linings, so that it is easier to find items hidden away at the bottom, or one with an insulated bottle carrier.

Other things to consider are whether you prefer carrying a rucksack, a holdall, or a satchel style bag. Depending on the design of your pushchair, you may find yourself running out of hands, especially on a shopping trip.

Finally, there is price and style to consider. Price wise, you are looking at anywhere from $10 for a second-hand one from eBay, to hundreds of dollars for a brand name designer one. As for the style, well, choosing that is the fun part, with so many attractive bags on sale, so choose something that reflects your dress sense and lifestyle.

Four Baby Accessories That Saved Our Sanity The First Year Of Parenthood

Ahhh, the first year of parenthood. All the new experiences, joys, frustrations and overall insanity that comes along with the most precious gift you will ever be given. As first time parents we not only get to experience these emotions, but also the confusion and exhilaration of finding out what accessories actually are worth their weight in gold to preserve your sanity during this first year.

First let me start off with some of my background. I am the proud mother of an adorable 11 month old girl who found herself immersed in a sea of baby accessories. Please also understand that my background in baby stuff is very limited. You probably recognize me. I was the women who didn’t have children while all of her friends did. The one who would smile noncommittally while being shown the latest batch of baby pictures and make the appropriate cooing noises all the while thinking about what to make for dinner that night or if the dry cleaning was ready to pick up. I was the one who stopped you in the baby store with a glazed look in my eye pointing at your child and asking you how old they are and what size to buy for a two year old. Yes, I am the one who always showed up last for the baby shower, didn’t win any of the prizes, gave the gift certificate and made the excuse to leave early. “Sorry, have to take the cat into the vet to get de-wormed”. Yes, I was that lady.” But here I am now, an expert in my own mind about what really works during the first year. So if you are looking for a chuckle and some sound advice on what to get, please read on.

The combination stroller/car seat. Not only does this item grow with your child which makes it financially wonderful, it is great to have when your kid has fallen asleep in the car and you would rather have a bikini wax than wake her up. Simply lift the seat carrier out of the car and transfer it to the crib. She sleeps on, you get a few minutes to put away the groceries before they melt.

The baby swing: This contraption was the second most valuable piece in our baby inventory. It was a papasan type chair that swung two ways. For the first six months of her life, our daughter slept in it. And I mean always. For naps, at night, when she was cranky and when we moved, we took this huge piece of furniture with us in the car so that she would have a place to sleep on the drive. Only when she got too big for the safety requirements did we transition her to the crib.

The inflatable tub. When our daughter was about 7 months old, she discovered that by throwing herself forward in her baby tub, it would flip up and she along with the water would go flying across the tub. Great fun for her, heart attack for Mom. Solution, the inflatable tub. It sits securely in the tub and she thinks she is in a swimming pool. It is non-tippable and drains easy. Also, by putting bath toys in there, baby is distracted enough, most of the time, to try and not climb out of the tub.

And finally, Sweat pants. Yes, I know, there are all sorts of cute clothing out there for kids. Lots of bows and ruffles and skirts that make her look oh so cute. But for the reality of the situation, pants are by far my favorites. They keep your baby warm throughout the year, are easier to manage when putting your child in the car seat or bouncer, you don’t have to worry about the skirt riding up and showing off the diaper and when your bundle of joy discovers crawling, it will save their little knees. Nothing is more pathetic then seeing little rug burns on your 9 month olds knees.