Experiencing Nausea during Pregnancy? Try these 5 Tips

The joy of finding out your pregnant is often dampened by the morning sickness that quickly follows. Unfortunately for pregnant women, nausea during pregnancy is par for the course, and contrary to popular belief it is not restricted to just the morning hours. Knowing how to effectively relieve nausea during pregnancy will help make the experience more enjoyable so you can focus on the excitement and plan for the big day.

Knowing what you can and cannot do is very important when it comes to handling nausea during pregnancy. Obviously there are many restrictions to follow in order to protect your baby when it comes to treating illness and even the side effects of pregnancy. For this reason, it is best to try natural methods when you are trying to tame pregnancy nausea. If natural methods don’t suffice, it is best for you to consult your doctor for a solution. The following natural methods are the most popular and effective when it comes to relieving pregnancy nausea.

Change Eating Habits
The first thing you should do when you are dealing with nausea during pregnancy is increase the amount of times you eat each day. When you eat smaller meals more frequently it ensures that your stomach is never empty. Often that in itself can relieve pregnancy nausea.

Snack
When you experience a bout of nausea nibble some crackers. After you eat a few crackers, rest for about twenty minutes. The combination of the crackers and the rest will help quell the nausea.

Stay Hydrated

It is essential that you stay hydrated during pregnancy. If you drink plenty of fluids between eating meals you will keep your stomach full and avoid nausea. Keep a bottle of water with you at all times and sip frequently throughout the day.

Avoid Trigger Foods

It is important to pay attention to your body and know what foods are causing your nausea during pregnancy so you can avoid them. This may include food that offend your heightened sense of smell as well. In addition to this, stay away from foods that are fatty, fried, spicy or acidic because they may irritate your digestive system.

Enjoy a Cup of Tea
Ginger has long been known to help quell nausea, which is why many people drink ginger ale when they are sick. However, most varieties of ginger ale are not made with actual ginger. For this reason, ginger tea is a better choice for helping relieve nausea during pregnancy.

Do you have some other tips to add? Feel free to leave a comment if found another natural method that helps with nausea.

3 Baby Shower Games to Get the Party Started

Planning a baby shower can be a fun and exciting task.  However, one potential challenge is coming up with baby shower games that will liven up the baby shower and get your guests chatting.  Ideally, you would want to find baby shower games that are fun and conversational.  This will help mesh the different groups of attendees together into one unified party group.

Here’s 3 baby shower games you can play to get your shower started on an upbeat note:

Guess the Baby Food
Guessing games are a great way to get people talking at a baby shower.  One of the best baby shower games that involves guessing is called Guess the Baby Food.   To play this guessing game you need to purchase several flavors of baby food and then remove the labels from the jars.   Number each jar and it’s corresponding label so you know which jar contains which ingredients.   Provide each guest with a piece of paper, pen and spoon.  Have each guest taste or smell each jar and then try to guess the contents of each jar.   The person with the most correct guesses wins.

20 Questions About Mommy
One of the things that everyone at a baby shower has in common is they know the mother to be.  For this reason, baby shower games involving mom are very popular.  A game called 20 Questions About Mommy is a wonderful way to see who knows the guest of honor best.  Here’s how it works.  Have the mother to be answer twenty questions about herself.   The questions can be of your choosing, but some ideas would include things about her food cravings, or baby name preferences.  Keep her answers secret and give all the guests a quiz.  Have the guest of honor read her answers aloud after all the attendees have taken the quiz.  Again, the person with the most correct answers wins.

Don’t Say Baby
One of the best baby shower games is either called Don’t Say Baby.  To play this game each guest will be given a diaper pin to wear on their shirt when they arrive at the baby shower.  They will be instructed to not say the word baby at all.  If they say the word “baby” another shower guest can take their pin, and likewise if they hear another shower guest say “baby” they can do the same.  At the end of the baby shower the person who has collected the most diaper pins wins.  This game gets people laughing, and it is much more difficult than it sounds!

Well I hope you will find these games interesting for your baby shower plans.  You can obviously use these baby shower games as is or tailor them to help create a memorable baby shower.  Enjoy!

April 2009 Diaper Cake of the Month

Lil' Gardener 2 Tier Diaper Cake

I’m tired of winter!! I designed this diaper cake to put a smile on my face when I think about spring being around the corner. I know many of you are experiencing the start of spring, but we had snow again last Sunday. I can’t wait to see the tulips and daffodils start to emerge from the ground. It’s the time of rebirth and fresh starts. I know there are many new moms that can’t wait to get their strollers out to walk in the fresh air and little ones who can’t wait to ride in the wagon or play on the swings. I know I can’t wait to get in my garden and get it tidy and try to remember what perenials I planted last year – – it’s always a surprise to me (maybe that has to do with age)  🙂

You can find more details about the Lil’ Gardener Diaper Cake on our main website.  As with all our cake of the month specials it comes with free domestic shipping in the 48 contiguous states.

I hope April is a good month for all. Remember April showers brings May flowers!

Your comments are always welcome.

Candy

Top 3 Baby Shower Themes for Boys

Planning a baby shower is hard work, but if you choose the right baby shower theme it can be fun and exciting. Naturally, if you know the sex of the child you are welcoming it makes the planning process that much easier. In this post, I’m suggesting the following top 3 boy baby shower themes to help get you started.

  1. One of the most popular baby shower themes for boys is sports. For many people boys and sports go hand and hand, so this a natural choice. The possibilities for this shower theme are endless. You can make invitations in the shape of a football or another type of ball. Plus, you can ask the guests to bring sports related items for the baby like tiny footballs or local sports team jerseys in infant size. This is a great theme to consider if you are having a coed shower, but it also works well in general.
  2. Planes, trains and automobiles are all among the popular baby shower themes for boys. Let’s face it, little boys love playing with cars, boats, trains and planes, so this is a natural choice for both nursery decor and shower theme. For this theme you can hang airplanes from the ceiling to decorate, and pick your invitations to feature a plane, train, car or boat.
  3. Many people choose an animal theme when they are planning a baby shower for a boy. Animal baby shower themes vary greatly because you can choose safari animals, sea animals or domestic animals like cats and dogs. This is a particularly great theme if the mother to be is decorating the nursery in an animal theme. You can ask each guest to bring a stuffed animal for the decor.

There are obviously many other boy baby shower themes that you can choose from when you are planning a baby shower. The important thing to remember is what the mother to be will like and what fits her personality style. For instance, you don’t want to pick a sports theme if her and her partner are not at all interested in sports. The best thing to do when choosing a shower theme is to look at the mother to be’s nursery theme and the pattern choices she has chosen on her registry. Keeping her in mind will ensure everything goes smoothly and that the day is memorable for her.  We have a special section on our site featuring diaper cakes for baby boys.  You can check it out for more theme ideas and as centerpiece ideas for your table decor.

The Ultimate Blog Party Giveaway

Lil’ Baby Cakes is excited to be participating  in the Ultimate Blog Party Giveway.  The giveaway runs from March 20th to March 27th and features a tons of great prizes you can win.  The main purpose of the Blog Party is to build online friendships and to win some wonderful prizes.

We contributed our 4 Tier Captivating Diaper Cake for the giveaway (prize listing #102 here).  I invite you to enter to win this cake as a baby gift for you, friend, or family member.

I also am providing this special discount you can use to save $10 on any 4 Tier Diaper Cake on our site.  Just visit Lil’ Baby Cakes and when you find a 4 Tier selection use the following discount code during checkout:

UBPG

That’s all there is to it and you’ll save $10 on a great diaper cake.  This code is valid during the entire Ultimate Blog Party Giveaway.

Good luck and thanks for participating.

Candy