Top 5 Websites for Baby Shower Poems

When you are planning a baby shower one of the first things that you need to do is make shower invites for the guests you are inviting. Most people like to use baby shower poems for their invites, so that their invites standout and make an impression. However, coming up with a baby shower poem on your own isn’t the easiest if you are not a poet or don’t have the time to search. So I thought I would put together my top 5 list where you can find baby shower poems and much more. Check out these sites for ideas and inspiration as you plan your baby shower:

1. Babyshower101.com is a great resource to have on tap when you are planning a baby shower. Not only does this site have a ton of useful ideas for games, gifts and planning, but they have a huge selection of baby shower poems you can use for your invites.

2. Babyshowerscentral.com is another great website to use when you are planning a baby shower. They have several baby shower poems listed on there site as well as ideas for cake inscriptions, favors and crafts. They even have checklists you can use to stay organized during planning and food recipes for the big day.

3. Babyshowernet.com is a great resource to use when you are looking for baby shower poems. This website has six full pages of poems that you can use for baby shower invitations, thank you cards, birth announcements or the actual party. They also have ideas for games, gifts and food.

4. Amazing-baby-shower-ideas.com is a great site for finding some baby shower poems that are both traditional and unique. This site also has plenty of ideas for planning a baby shower. They have ideas for centerpieces, decorations, menu planning, games, favors and they even have free clipart.

5. Cutest-baby-shower-ideas.com is a great website that you can use when you are looking for baby shower poems. This website has poems that can be used for your invitations, cake, or on your thank you cards and announcements. They have the poems divided up into categories which makes it easier for you to sort through them. Plus, the website is filled with ideas for gifts, food, games, and other decor. To top it off this site has a number of great printables and checklists that you can use for planning your baby shower and making our day fun and memorable.

One last site that you can take a look at is baby-shower.com.  I know, that makes six, but I thought I would throw this one in as a bonus.  This site also has some baby shower poems and a few stories that you may find helpful.

I hope you find this list of resources helpful in your baby shower planning.  Have fun planning.

3 Spring Baby Shower Theme Ideas

Use Spring for your Baby Shower Theme
Spring is a Great Theme for a Baby Shower

Choosing from the many common baby shower themes can be difficult, however, with spring in the air why not consider having a baby shower with a spring theme?  There are many fun directions you can choose to go with a spring baby shower theme.  To help you get started, I put together the following three themes.

Baby Animal Theme
Spring breathes life into everyone and everything.  Flowers bloom, the grass begins to grow and baby animals are born.  For this reason, a baby animal theme is perfect for a spring baby shower.  Think baby bunnies, chicks and lambs.  You can decorate with spring like animals and make a birds nest like wreath for each table centerpiece.  You can also put cuts outs of bunnies, chicks and lambs around the room.  Plus, you can make invitations in the shape of baby animals.  This is one of those baby shower themes that allows you to get really creative.

Rain Shower Theme
When many people think of spring they think of that old saying “April showers bring May flowers”.  For this reason, a rain shower theme is an adorable idea for a spring baby shower.  You can start off by sending invitations in the shape of an umbrella.  Then, you can decorate with rain drops and umbrellas.  Each guest can be sent home with an umbrella as their shower favor.  It is really a fun way to infuse the season and the term shower into the baby shower theme.

Spring Flower Theme
When many people think of spring they think of flowers.  For this reason, a spring flower theme is a great idea.  You can decorate the party with fresh tulips and flower centerpieces.  Plus, you can give each attendee a potted flower in a decorated pot for their shower favor.  As a slight twist, you can substitute our Lil’ Gardener Diaper Cake as a centerpiece instead of flowers.   This would really tie the whole theme together with additional spring accents.  This tends to be one of the more feminine baby shower themes, so it is more suited for a mother to be who is having a girl.

There is so much more you can do with these spring baby shower themes if you put your mind to it.  I hope these ideas gave you some food for thought.  You may want to check with the guest of honor to make certain she is comfortable with a spring baby shower theme before you spend a lot of time putting things together.  What may sound good to you may not fit her tastes exactly so it’s best to check just to make certain.  Have fun planning.

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.

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