Many potential parents feel they're ready to take on the responsibility of raising a child, but the majority of new parents vastly underestimate the real costs associated with bringing up baby. A Redbook survey says up to 41 percent of new parents believed that in hindsight, they weren't as financially prepared to have a baby as they thought. One expense those parents failed to budget for were those involving the child's... Read More
So, a friend and her husband are expecting a new baby. You're overjoyed for them, but you have no idea what kind of gift to buy. You know they'll need some basic baby gear, but you don't want to arrive bearing the same-old baby gifts you've seen at other showers over the years. You want to bring a gift that wows the new parents and shows them that you gave careful thought to your gift choice.
Ideally a baby gift should be both useful... Read More
When new moms-to-be are filling out their baby registry or shopping for everyday infant must-haves, they often overlook a very important item: the portable playpen.
It's hard to look at a helpless, wrinkled newborn and understand that within a matter of a few months, she'll start to roll over, which will lead to sitting up, which will lead to crawling or scooting...you get the picture. In under a year you'll have a super-active ball... Read More
Everybody knows that raising children is expensive. Even before that bouncing baby comes out of the womb, you're already spending mad money. Between diapers, formula, clothes and more, the costs add up fast. You just need to have some common sense to save money. Formula alone can set you back more than $100 a month. That's a high price to pay when you could be feeding you child for free. Besides having many health benefits for baby,... Read More