20 Useful Baby Shower Gifts

So your friend is expecting a baby. You know what else she’s expecting? An amazing baby shower gift. This is your cue to bag something that is cute, thoughtful, unique and useful. That’s right. While something for the shelf will look pretty in the nursery, what mama-to-be really wants and needs are practical pressies that she can use on a daily basis. We know what you’re thinking… Where’s the fun in that? Well, the good news is we’ve put together a list of useful – and adorable – gift ideas. Bag one of these useful baby shower gifts and mama-to-be will be very happy come baby shower day.

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Baby Shower Games: 7 Of The Best

fun baby shower games

If you’ve been asked to plan your friend’s baby shower, you may be feeling a little intimidated. From guest lists to party favours, there is a lot to think of, and that’s before you’ve even got onto the tricky topic of baby shower games. Finding suitable and inclusive entertainment for a diverse group of ladies, some who may never have met, is a daunting prospect. Fortunately, there are plenty of activities that help to break the ice and bring people together for a fun-filled baby shower. Read on for our suggestions…

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New Year’s Resolutions For Mum-to-bes

new years resolutions for mum to be

It’s nearly that time of year again when you turn over a new leaf and start from scratch with New Year’s resolutions. Now, we know all the usual ones (eat better, spend less money, do more exercise), but if you’re a mum-to-be, there are a few other things you might want to consider adding to the list. Read on for our recommendations for New Year’s resolutions for mum-to-bes. Happy New Year!

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10 fun things to do before your baby arrives

things to do before baby arrives

I’m rocketing towards my due date now and I don’t mind saying, the prospect that life will never be the same again is starting to give me the heebie jeebies. In honour of all the mum-to-bes out there who are feeling apprehensive about how life will change come D Day, I’ve put together this list of fun things to do before your baby arrives.

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What Not To Say To A Pregnant Woman

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Pregnancy is a time when you will receive well wishes and nice remarks from those around you. It’s also a time when you’ll be on the receiving end of some rather unflattering, frustrating and darn right infuriating comments. Here’s our pick of what not to say to a pregnant woman.

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Parenting Books: Mummy Blogger Favourites

mummy blogger favourite books

Like most first-time mum-to-bes, when I found out I was expecting I went through all the usual emotions of joy, fear, elation, fear, delight and well, fear again! It wasn’t that I was scared of becoming a parent, but as any first-time baby bandwagoners will understand, the idea of growing, delivering and then looking after a miniature human can seem a little daunting. As an avid bookworm my way of handling this trepidation has been to get my hands on a range of parenting books. From nitty-gritty texts about pregnancy, to birthing and breastfeeding titles, I’ve looked for the answers from an army of baby experts. Unfortunately the vast majority have either been scary, patronising or both, and none have made me feel more prepared for the arrival of my daughter in January.

So instead I decided to call on Dubai’s best-known parenting bloggers to quiz them about the baby bibles they swear by. Read on for their recommendations.

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