Monday, December 21, 2009

Choices in Hindu Names by Millard Franco

Hindu people take naming their children very seriously. They give their children names that will guide them to live a life of morality. The name is often reminiscent of divine qualities. Hindus often name their children after holy people, sages, saints, and even use the names of God and the Gods.

Many people are looking for exotic and unique names for their babies today. Tired of the same old names like William and Mary, some are looking towards Hindu names to find one for their baby that will make them stand out as an individual.

Boy Names

Each Hindu name has a meaning and most parents look at the meaning as well as the name itself. If you are looking for a strong, powerful name for your son, consider these:

Jayin (Conqueror) Nayakan (Hero) Nirek (Superior) Ojayit (Courageous) Paranjoy (Conqueror of Life) Paramjit (Heroic) Ranjiv (Victorious) Sabal (With strength) Sahasya (Mighty) Savir (Leader)

Many male Hindu names have royal connotations such as: Adhiraj (King) Akhilesh (Lord & master) Bhupal (King) Birendra (King of warriors) Hemen (The King of gold) Hiresh (King of precious stones) Iravan (King of ocean) Kanvar (Prince)

There are other beautiful male Hindu names to choose from with many meaningful translations including Aashish (Blessing), Bijoy (Full of joy), Chiman (Curious), Deep (Light), Ekagrah (Focused), Gandhik (Fragrance), Hardik (Full of love), Jawahar (Gem), Mitrajit (Friendly), Navrang (Colorful), Paran (Life), Rasul (Angel), Sadhil (Perfect), Tuhin (Snowy), Umang (Desire), Vatsa (Son), and Yamir (Moon).

Girl Names

Baby girl Hindu names are equally if not more beautiful than the boy names. Many names have gem and flower meanings such as:

Prithika (Flower) Reena (Gem) Samali (Bouquet) Taj (Crown/Jewel) Vainavi (Gold) Vanalika (Sunflower)

There are also many names with celestial meanings such as:

Anamitra (The sun) Arundhati (Star) Bhumika (Earth) Bhuvi (Heaven) Chandrika (Moon) Dhara (Earth) Indulekha (Moon)

Of course, there are many more beautiful names to choose from including Alpana (Beautiful), Bimala (Pure), Chahna (Love), Devanshi (Divine), Fulki (Spark), Grishma (Warmth), Ipsita (Desire), Kala (Art), Lalima (Beauty), Mitali (Friendly), Nirali (Different), Panchali (Princess), Sarayu (Wind), Usha (Dawn), and Venya (Lovable).

For both boys and girls alike, there are many names with god and goddess meanings such as Ambika (Goddess Parvati), Bhaumi (Goddess Sita), Banke (Lord Krishna), Devkumar (Son of God), Hemavati (Goddess Parvati), Hiranya (Lord Vishnu), Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth), Nadiy (Holy place), Narayan (Lord Vishnu), Parvati (Goddess), Rishi (Sage), and Sara (Goddess of Sound).

As you can see, there are many stylish and exquisite Hindu baby names from which to choose. If you are not Hindu though, you may want to check with someone who is for the exact pronunciation of a name.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Several Avenues to choose a Baby Name by Palas

Choosing a baby name for your child is almost like election his identity. Ever heard about the association of a person's name with his frame? That's how our names really work. A name molds a person's identity like a cookie-cutter. So, better produce that best baby name over your son or broad. elucidate on for some tips on how to provide that best baby name for your elementary angel.

1. terminate it already with the dictates of your family's tradition. election the right baby name does not have to always rely on what your elderly relatives deem to stage the best tot name. It is your baby's name, not theirs. So, better arrange like essential. Once your baby is born he will be stuck with that baby name for life. That means it's not wise to just settle for any boy name that will suit your grandma's or auntie's taste.

2. Take a look of a picture of his future. You don't desire your baby to be always called with a monicker that will forever dump on him or will allow his playmates to impel a enormous laughingstock out of him, right? Research about the meaning of the baby name you are eyeing to bestow to your baby. Don't consider Beelzebub now a inevitable baby name just over you heard it from a TV show also you treasure it cute. Don't worth Rodelfa becoming because a unmistakable Mexican TV show's hunky lead actor is called Rodolfo. good plainly saying yes to your gutfeel, thinking of the people that pops importance your head upon hearing somebody spout a certain name, trying to transpire a fad by naming your baby a certain celebrity's (sometimes manifest) or NOT divination AT outright in giving your excellent one his or her baby name are huge no-nos!

3. Consider reading the initials of the baby name you are organism to give your bairn. Make sure they don't stand for person funny, disturbing or determining utterly stupid. Christine Sue Irving? What will happen on the next episode? Alvin Stephen Stuart? He'll surely remember not to get near any schism. Fran Ursula Catherine Klein? Uh-oh! See? Can you imagine the sickening case you may put your child excitement when he or maiden grows up?

4. lick check your family tree once and considering integral. Some can't motionless get away from some traditions reconnaissance lad propose decisions, especially when they have a special affirmation with a out-and-out family piece that they want that person's adduce to be a copy of their baby's name. If your alignment to still follow the tradition of putting a part of your considerable relatives' names on your baby's name, you buy to see whether anybody else in your family use that present strikingly. You don't desire to confuse people when they're calling a name that's owned by two. direct around.

5. Don't go for the overkill. owing to parlous creative on avowal of a baby name can backfire, I'm resultant you. Examples are overly unique spellings. It will be toilsome for the kid to livelihood on spelling his or her name to connections who only know the common spelling of such name.

6. Decide with your partner in coming advance ditch the best girl present because your sweet baby. It wouldn't act for comely to be always blamed when people ask who chose that ungodly teenager name, right? Okay, kidding aside. Sharing on this kind of decision-making is a good way of furthering your bond as a couple, not to mention the possibility of coming up protect a more fitting baby name. retrospect that the "two society are better than one" conceit besides applies to dealing with the troubles of finding the most suitable baby present for your baby.

Sound, appeasing family and friends and avoiding embarrassing initials and discovery of dreadful meanings are some of the major concerns that should be considered in your quest due to the execute youth name. You capacity find them a vigor taxing. But in the long run, you'll see that existence your homework will make your baby thank you when the right occasion comes. Happy baby naming!

About the Author

Palas blogs on She blogs on Pregnancy, precautions to be taken while pregnant, health related concerns and food to be taken during pregnancy.

She also likes to write on baby bedding, baby wardrobe and the things which soothe a baby.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sleeping Tips For Baby

Feeling exhausted and having trouble putting your little one to sleep? Try these tips we collected from other mommies.

Remember, there are many ways to accomplish the same desired result. Apply the tips provided here and mold them to the result that best suits you, your baby and your family’s needs.

For You:

* For the few weeks after birth, try to sleep when baby sleeps. Household chores can be done later....or better yet, by someone else.
* Allow for a night feeding to be done by dad or another supporting caregiver.

For Your Baby

* Newborns cannot be “spoiled” in the first 2 months of life, therefore, assist your baby to fall asleep by any means necessary during this time (examples include holding, rocking, sing, giving pacifier).
* Avoiding "training" your baby to sleep only when it is dark and quiet. This can be accomplished by allowing for some noise with daytime activities.
* Apply slow and gentle pressure to your baby's skin just before nap time or bedtime to help your baby settle down.
* Try to put your baby to sleep before he/she becomes overtired. Babies can become extremely cranky when they are overtired.
* Sleep patterns in babies usually do not appear until approximately 3-4 months of age. You might find it helpful to keep a schedule of your baby’s sleep pattern for approximately 1 week to help you determine your baby’s sleep routine. Determining your baby’s sleep routine will help you know when to put your baby to sleep before he/she becomes overtired.
* Around 3-4 months of age, babies can begin to soothe themselves to go to sleep. Allow your baby approximately 10 minutes to put himself/herself back to sleep. If your baby remains unsettled, offer your assistance only for a couple of minutes at a time and try to do as little as possible to help your baby fall asleep.

Maximizing Your Sleep at Night with a Newborn:

* Do not let your baby sleep for more than 3 consecutive hours throughout the day.
* Feed your baby more frequently throughout day. This will help you to stretch the nighttime feedings a bit longer. Even an extra 30 minutes to an hour of sleep is helpful.
* Give your baby a pacifier when putting your baby to sleep. Babies are soothed by sucking and pacifiers have been associated with decreasing the risk of SIDS.
* Skip a diaper change (unless child has diaper rash) in the middle of the night to keep the level of stimulation low.
* Make the night-time feedings boring. Try not to talk to much too your baby, keep the light low...just change your baby's diaper (only if needed), feed your baby, and then put your baby back to bed.
* Dress your baby in a gown to make diaper changes easier at nighttime.
* Some infants, especially in the first month of life, feel secure when swaddled. It is best to swaddle your baby during the day when you are awake and checking on him/her. If you do swaddle your baby a night, do it safely either by swaddling your baby with his/her arms outside of the blanket to prevent blanket from covering mouth and noise during sleep or by using The Miracle Blanket.
* Provide the last feeding as late as possible.
* For formula fed babies:
o Pre-measure water in a baby bottle and pre-measure the desired amount of formula in a separate closed container. Prepare enough of these for the entire night. When it is feeding time, mix the water and powder for 1 feeding together. This eliminates the need to warm the milk.

Maximizing Your Sleep at Night When Your Baby is 2 months and Older:

* Place your baby in his/her crib awake.
* Establish a night time routine before bed-time. For example, your routine my include giving your baby a bath after the last feeding, followed by a brief massage, changing into his/her pajamas, reading a short story or singing a lullaby. Between 2-4 months, it may be helpful to do your bedtime routine first and then provide the last feeding.
* Be consistent with nap time and bedtime routines.
* Be sure your baby sleeps in the same place and around the same times.
* Begin your bedtime routine early so that your baby is sleeping before he/she becomes overtired.
* After 6 months of age, when the risk of SIDS has decreased somewhat, you can allow your child to sleep with a comfort item such as a blanket or a small stuffed animal.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Consider This When Naming Your Baby by Tom Tessin

When it's time to name your child, there are so many things that are going through your head, and often times, or not, there are some things that you won't even think of, until you actually name your child. Take a look at what you should also consider, when you're ready to name your child.

Passing a Name

Throughout time, there was a great emphasis on passing a name from generation to generation. Most commonly, this tradition was passed from male to male. However, in countries around the world, it is acceptable to pass down a female's name to their family members. Whether you decide to pass down a family name down to your child, there are many things to consider when doing this. Of course, there's always the dreaded problem when family get-togethers have five people with the name Billy and you want to speak to Billy IV, but all four of the others look up to see what you have to say. An easy way to avoid all the confusion is by simply passing down one of the family names. Without insulting your family, the family name is still being carried on, but you've allowed for an easier time differentiating between your family members.

Choosing Something Unique

There have been many stories on the news regarding celebrities naming their children odd names, and it appears to be a growing trend. Some people look in all different directions for inspiration in giving their child a name that is unique to them. Some people look to nature, space, seasons, and many other things that inspire them for that perfect name. When naming your child something unique, it also comes with many things to consider. Mainly, how will your child's friends and peers react to your child's strange name? If you decide to name your daughter Winter Snow or you son Payson Ventura, you can expect that there will be some amount of teasing from other kids.

Spelling Variations

Some people prefer to have a traditional name for their child, but want to update to a more time appropriate spelling. By removing the "eh" in Nicholas, you've given your child a name unique to him. Although it is becoming more common to spell your child's name differently, spelling variations also come with a price, much like the confusion of family names and the teasing with unique names. Because most people think a name is spelled a certain way, you will run into having to constantly spell out your child's name so that it's correct on every piece of paper his/her name is on.

What's Right for You?

Whether you decide to go traditional or unique, there are many things to consider. Most importantly, what you name your child is a decision that you as a parent(s) have to make for yourself. If you're having trouble deciding on a name, just sit back and take a breather. Your child isn't going anywhere and will be waiting for nine months, which gives you plenty of time to make the decision.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Giving Your Baby an Unusual Name by Irvin Mcclain

What's in a name? Er...well, everything, really! Of course your little bundle of joy is the sweetest, most beautiful thing you have ever seen and you want to choose a name that reflects his/her individuality, spirituality, uniqueness and all-round special-ness.

But wait a minute!

Remember that the unique baby name you choose will help define junior's life - how they are viewed and accepted - for many, many years. What sounds cute and original for a 5-year-old, may not sound so funky for a 15-year-old...and what about a 55-year old?

Time was when only celebrities could get away with unique baby names (Zowie Bowie, Dweezil and Moon Unit Zappa, etc), but in the modern world, individuality is more prized than ever before, and increasingly, this starts with our names. Great idea - but don't allow a flash of a self-indulgence to condemn your child to a lifetime of problems; it's reported that a Chinese couple named their child "Saddam Sars" to mark the current world events at the time of the birth! I just hope it means something nice in Mandarin, or Cantonese!

This probably wouldn't have happened in Germany, where names can only be registered if they recognizable, do not ridicule the child and are gender specific. Perhaps there is at least one Chinese child in the world, who will grow up wishing he/she were German!

So - assuming you are not German - what should you do if you want to create a unique baby name, without creating too many problems? Here are some tips and some warnings to make the process less painful:

1. Anagrams: try creating an anagram of an existing name.

2. Father and Mother: try using derivatives of one of the parents' names, or a combination of both. Alternatively, how does the mother's maiden name sound as a first name?

3. Telescoping: try dropping letters from another name or a word, until you get a nice-sounding unique baby name.

4. Spelling: an unusual spelling of a common name creates uniqueness. However, remember that your child will be condemned to a lifetime of "...that's David spelt D..A..Y..V..I..D..." conversations.

5. Pronunciation: another trick is to pronounce a common name in an unusual way. But this can also lead to a lifetime of corrections and explanations - as well as teasing and accusations of pretentiousness.

6. History: do some research into names that were popular in previous eras, but have become less so.

7. Family History: are there any unusual baby names that can be used to honor family members or ancestors? But beware family politics...

8. Nature: many names come from the natural world, particularly flowers (e.g. Rose) and it's a great source for unique baby names (e.g. Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter Apple).

9. Geography: another useful source of great names - grab an atlas and start searching. David and Victoria Beckham called their first son Brooklyn, which many people think is a cool-sounding name. However, it's reported that the choice was made because that's where conception took place. Hmmm, imagine a lifetime in which your name is a constant reminder of your parents having sex! Eeeuuuuww!!!

10. Celebrities: famous people with slightly unusual names are a common source of inspiration. There are lots of teenage "Kylie"s running around the UK since Kylie Minogue's arrival on the music scene at end of the '80's, and her recent resurgence, will have created a second wave of them. And I'm sure many little "Be'yonce"s have been popping up over the last few years. The only problem is that names like these very soon begin to sound a little silly and "wannabe".

11. Foreign Names: consider using a foreign version of a name, e.g., Pedro, instead of Peter. Or try using a name from a completely different culture.

12. Nicknames: try using a nickname e.g. Angie, instead of Angela or Angelina. However, make sure the name is will pass the "age test" - see number 17 below.

13. Middle Names: a great way to accommodate individuality when naming your baby, is to combine a common first name with a unique second/middle name. The benefit of this is that your child can avoid embarrassment throughout his/her life by ignoring it of keeping it hidden.

14. Initials: when you have settled on some baby names, check that the initials aren't embarrassing. This is an easy trap to fall into and can lead to a lifetime of misery. "Zina Indigo" are may be nice sounding names for your lovely daughter, but make sure your surname doesn't begin with "T"!

15. First Name-Surname: check how the selected first name combines with the surname. Make sure the two names do not create some something recognizable, to prevent a lifetime of teasing. Also, check the rhythm of the two names; a different number of syllables in each name usually flows much better. Avoid rhyming the 2 names at all costs or your child will hate you forever!

16. The loudness test: try saying the name softly, at normal pitch and shouting it very loudly. You may be surprised at the results.

17. The age test: try to visualize your child with the name as a baby, as a teenager, as a young adult, a mature adult and as a senior citizen. A name can create completely different perceptions of the individual at separate stages of life.

18. The meaning: the final test of the baby name that you choose should be to check its meaning (if any). Don't leave your child open to getting a nasty surprise later in life.

Whatever unique baby name you decide, don't fall into the trap of self-indulgence. Remember, it's not about you, it's all about your child. Your grand design to celebrate the uniqueness of this new human being, may eventually lead to a lifelong, desperate desire for conformity and anonymity. Even Zowie Bowie eventually changed his name to "Joey"...

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Monday, November 09, 2009

Jack and Lily Baby Shoes - The Name Of Comfort For Babies by Imran Ali

Looking for the baby charm shoes and thinking to buy the usual inflexible leather baby shoes, which have been in trend for the last several years. Your baby will surely love to wear this kind of shoes as they are quite stiff, equally thick and completely nonflexible. Since we know that feet of the kids are very soft and weak, therefore wearing these shoes will surely give your child a very tough time.

Logically it will be quite difficult for the kids to walk around wearing such stiff and inflexible shoes. So we don't recommend you to buy this type of shoes for your baby. You as parents would like to find such a pair of shoes that would prove comfortable for your child. This is the reason why it is always good to purchase the baby shoes with soft sole. The babies feel quite relaxed in these soft shoes. If you have made your mind to buy the soft-soled baby shoes for your newborn baby, then you don't need to go anywhere else because Jack and Lily baby shoes are offering you wide range of gorgeous designs of baby shoes. Jack and Lily baby shoes are very soft and comfortable to wear. The babies love to put on such type of shoes.

In Canada a survey was taken and you won't believe that Jack and Lily Baby Shoes were highly rated in it, majority of the parents admired these shoes and lauded the company for preparing extremely soft shoes for babies. They also won the 2007 Earnshaw Magazine Earnie Award. They are available in extremely beautiful and exclusive designs, if you have never bought these shoes, you should definitely try them for your baby.

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Today's Baby Names by Julie Parker

One of the most exciting things new parents get to do before the arrival of their child is choose the baby's name. Will it be something popular or unusual? A family name or something original? We will explore the top baby names as well as some of the more unique possibilities to help you choose the perfect name.

Top Baby Names

In the 90s, the most popular name for a boy was Michael. For the past five years, the most common name has been Jacob. Other popular names include Joshua, Matthew, Ethan, Andrew, Daniel, William, Joseph, Gregory, Jonathan, Benjamin, and Christopher. If you are looking for a classic, these baby names have been popular for years.

The most popular name for a girl has not changed in the past fifteen years. It continues to be Emily, and is currently followed by Emma, Madison, Olivia, Hannah, Abigail, Isabella, Ashley, Samantha, and Elizabeth. Except for Ashley and Elizabeth, the popularity of the others is recent and affected by pop culture, especially television shows.

Other sources of popular names are best-selling novels and celebrities. After Gweneth Paltrow named her daughter Apple, many people have done the same. The Harry Potter books and the Lord of the Rings movies have also added many names to the list of the most popular.

Unusual Baby Names

One way today's parents have created unusual names for their children is by changing the spelling of a popular name. Variations that are becoming less unusual include Emilie, Elisabeth, Karin, and Erika. Names like Stacy can be spelled in three different ways (Stacy, Stacie, Staci).

Another way to personalize a baby name is to use a nickname as the child's full name. For instance, Ben instead of Benjamin, Jon instead of Jonathan, and Matt instead of Matthew are becoming more common.

Other unusual sources for baby names come from the world around us. The popularity of names such as April and May continues to come and go, while names such as Winter, and Hazel are still unusual. Consider choosing a baby name reminiscient of the time of year when your child will be born or the time of year they were conceived. Fruit, vegetables, colors, and the adjectives that describe them are a good starting point (Pear, Lemon, Azure). Other uncommon names are those of plants and flowers, such as Hyacinth, Daisy, and Fern.

Other ideas to get you thinking:

Names that describe an ideal or a personality, such as Hope, Grace, Prudence, Patience, Temperance, or Chastity, are still unusual although not entirely unique. Other descriptive baby names include Cadence and Candid.

Other unusual names come from sources that are not commonly used today. While Biblical names are popular, Greek mythology is only rarely used. Your child may be the only one in their class to have the name Athena, Minerva, or Pan. Or you could give them a name from another culture, such as the Swedish Carina or the Polish Aleksy.

Baby names from other cultures include:
Anuket - Egyptian mythology
Augustyn - Polish
Crina - Romanian
Dimitriy (Dima) - Russian
Freya - Norse mythology
Hestia - Greek mythology
Kirill - Russian

The possibilities are endless! But as mentioned above, remember that if the source of your baby's name is a television show, novel, or celebrity, the name may not be that unusual when they begin school several years down the road. This is especially true for girls. Look for Apple, Reese, and Uma to be popular over the next five years.

Perhaps you'd like something even more original.

Unique Baby Names

If you don't want your child's name to be the same as anyone else's, you can create a unique baby name. These names can have many sources. The more common methods of creating something original are by the combination of family names or the addition of a syllable or letter to a popular name. An example of the latter is Kylen, a unique girl's name which stems from the boy's name Kyle. Unique baby names which may come from a family name include Stafford, Prestoff, and Kilin. While some people may find these better suited for a middle name, others may prefer their unique nature.

A sampling of unique names:

The Meaning of a Name

For some people, it doesn't matter whether a baby name is popular or unique, it just has to mean a certain thing. Rather than choose a baby name with an obvious connotation such as Spring, Grace, or Rose, they want a name that will bring goodwill to their child through its ancient origin.

Some popular as well as unusual baby names include:
Adelaide (Adelia, Alyssa, Allison) - noble
Albert - bright
Alethea - truth
Beatrice - traveller
Cara - beloved
Colbert - bright
Darwin - friend
Elfleda - beauty
Gertrude - stength
Hannah (Anna) - favor, grace
Henry (Henrietta) - power
Isolde - beauty
Keisha - favorite
Letitia - joy
Manfred - strength
Osmund - protector
Robert (Bob) - fame
Vivian - alive

Tips For Choosing

There are many things to consider when you finally select a baby name. Will this be a name your child can use for life, or will it sound silly when it refers to an adult? Will this name cause your child to be picked on? Will they have to constantly correct people in its pronunciation or spelling, and does this concern you? Are there any stereotypes (good or bad) associated with it?

One last concern is: does it fit with your last name? Generally it sounds better if there are a different number of syllables in the first and last names. Only rarely should the first letter of the first and last names be the same. This is of course more of a concern for boys, as they will keep their name for life. Of course, any decisions about hyphenation in the last name should be made before the first name is chosen.

Try not to get overwhelmed by the possibilities. After all, you have nine months to make this decision! Leave yourself open to the myriad sources of ideas, and you will find the baby name for you. And of course, if you let people know you're looking, friends, family members, and even coworkers might add their own suggestions!

Keep these things in mind, and you will choose a popular, or unusual, or unique baby name that your child will be proud of for life.

About The Author

Julie Parker is a successful writer and publisher providing valuable tips and advice on finding the top baby names, unusual baby names, and baby name meanings.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Pregnancy Show--Baby Names

Find out how to choose a great baby name for your baby and learn how to appease family members while at the same time getting around the pressure of needing to use a family name.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Choosing a Double Stroller by Amy W. Cates

Whether you have twins or just two small children close in age, a double stroller can be a life saver. But with so many double stroller options on the market, it can be daunting trying to decide what to buy. This article serves as a guide to help you in making that decision. After all, this is not an inexpensive purchase. You want to be an informed shopper before you go out and purchase your double stroller.

First of all, understand that there are basically three kinds of double strollers: Tandem, Side by Side, and Sit and Stand. A tandem stroller has one seat behind the other seat. A side by side stroller has two seats next to each other. And a sit and stand stroller is just like a tandem except there is one seat and one area for an older child to stand behind the seat. Let's explore the advantages and disadvantages of each kind and take a look at a few of the actual strollers in these categories.

Tandem Strollers
A tandem stroller, with one seat behind the other, is often touted as your best option for getting through tight spaces like department stores or amusement parks or any other place you might have a hard time maneuvering a wider stroller. The good news is that you probably won't have a hard time fitting through a door or other tight space. But the bad news is that it might be difficult to get a tandem stroller up over a curb or step or any raised area due to the weight and length of the stroller. With a tandem stroller, you also have to deal with the fact that one child, the child in the front seat, will be out of your reach. And the child sitting in the rear seat will be a bit more crowded and will not have a very good view. If you have one older and one younger child, this may not be an issue. The younger child can be put in the back closer to the parent and in the space that is a bit more crowded. But if you have twins or two children about the same size, this could be a problem.

Side by Side Strollers
A side by side stroller has two seats next to each other. As mentioned before, a side by side stroller can be quite wide which makes it difficult to maneuver through some tight spaces. However, unlike tandem strollers, each seat offers each child the same view and the same leg and arm room. Both children are within arm's reach of the driver. And the children can easily see and talk to each other. Of course that last point can also be a negative. If your children are prone to fighting with each other, putting them inches from each other may be a nightmare. A tandem stroller would eliminate that issue.

Sit and Stand Strollers
Technically, the "Sit 'n Stand" is the name of a stroller manufactured by Baby Trend Company. Other companies have copied the design and call it a variety of names including a Stand-On Stroller, or a Caboose. But the basic premise is the same. You take a regular single stroller and add an area on the back for a child to stand. Some of these standing areas have a fold down seat for a child to sit on. But this seat is just a bare bones seat, not a plush seat with all of the extras that the regular stroller seat offers. This type of stroller is best for a family with a baby who needs a stroller and an older child who usually walks but who may want an occasional ride. The Sit and Stand stroller is much smaller than a regular tandem stroller with 2 full seats, which makes it easier to travel with or even to take to the mall or grocery store.

About the Author

Amy W. Cates is a freelance writer and web researcher and owner of Baby Stroller Reviews. Go to the web site to learn more information about double strollers.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Baby Names Trends

Famous Baby Names 1970-1984 by Tom Tessin

The girl's name of Jennifer is pronounced Jen-ee-fer is of Welsh origin and it means "fair one." The name is a variant of Guinevere in Mythology known as Arthur's Queen. The name is famous today because of some of the popular people who brought it to the public eye. Such famous celebrities as Jennifer Jones, Jennifer Gray, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jennifer O'Neil, Jennifer Connelly, Jennifer Garner and Jennifer Lopez made the name popular. The name has about 21 variant forms such as Genna, Genni, Gennie, Gennifer, Gennivre, Genny, Jen and Jenny to name just a few.

The popular boys name James is used as a girl's name in certain parts of the world. James pronounced Jayms and it is of English origin. One of the popular variants of the name James is Jacob. The name means "he who supplants". James was one of the 12 apostles of Jesus and possibly a cousin of Jesus. The Bible was named The King James is in reference to James I of England during the 16th and 17th century. The Spanish version of the name James is pronounced HYE-may, while the Scottish version is pronounced JAY-mee. There are many famous people who have the name James such as writer James Joyce, actors James Mason, James Caviezel, James Gandolfini, Jimmy Stewart and entertainer Jimmy Durante. We have had famous Presidents with the name of James such as James Buchanan, James Garfield, James Madison, James Polk and Jimmy Carter. James was very popular during 1940-1952 for baby boys still holds popularity today being in the top five choices for baby names.

When you're ready to name your child, there are some things that you should keep in mind in order to come up with the best name that is possible for your new baby. Since there are literally thousands of names out there, it's going to be very tough to find the name that you're looking for, but with these tips, you'll be able to find a name that suits your needs.

Explore websites - When you explore websites, you're going to want to check out a ton of names. You're going to want to make sure that you either register on these websites, or you have a pad of paper nearby. This is going to help you remember what names that you like, and which ones that you don't like. If you have a list of the great names that you like, it's going to make it a lot easier down the road.

Analyze the name - When you finally get that list, you'll want to get together and explore what you like, and don't like about each and every name. By doing this, you're going to find which one you truly desire. Since you'll probably have a lot of names, you want to explore the downsides, and upsides. By doing so, I can almost guarantee you that you're going to pick out the best baby name that suits your baby for the near future. Try these tips and more, and you should get a great name!

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Choosing Baby Names by Sandy Green

Whats in a babies name? Well it can mean various things. Naming your precious newborn baby can be a very difficult decision for parents to make. Here are just a few reasons behind why parents choose a particular name.

Baby names tend to go through cycles with particular names gaining popularity for a period of time and then falling out of fashion. Another lot of names become fashionable for a season.

Names that go in and out of fashion can be associated with popular movie stars, sportsman and and musical artists. Some baby names originate from fictional character from well liked television shows. For instance, Kirk, Wynonna, Tori and Garth are just a few names that people may connect with someone in the movie and entertainment world.

Other names have a endless appeal. They continue to be fashionable with generations of moms and dads. Often, these are traditional names that are taken from the Bible or famous literature, either the names of characters or the authors themselves.

Popular traditional may include, Joseph, David, Michael, John, Luke, Matthew, Sarah and many others. Other famous names from literature include Scarlet, Meg, Louisa to name a few.

Names can also be handed down from generation to generation as a family custom. Some parents and grandparents honour the tradition of naming newborns after them. Others the middle, or perhaps even maiden names and this is where some odd names can arise. George, Virginia, Dorothy, Clarence, Josephine, and Edward are just some of the names that have endured throughout generations for this reason.

Baby names can also be decided or influenced by different cultures, race, religion, or geographic location. The options are endless.

There can be one or more meanings associated with a name, and parents may also select or even eliminate names based on the meaning of the name itself, as well.

Some mother and fathers also make the final selection of their baby's name by taking into account the numerous nicknames associated with that name. Some will choose or veto a name based on what other people might tend to nickname their child when they are older.

For instance if you name a child Robert, common nicknames could be Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbi, Bobby, or Bobbi. The import thing about nicknames is that even if you do not call your child by that nickname, others may. You have absolutely no control over that once your child goes to school or grows up.

So if you dislike the nickname, you may want to rethink the name that could be the foundation of that nickname. On the other hand, if you love the nickname Bobby, you could simply choose to name him Bobby instead of Robert in the first place.

In any case, the name you select for your child should have meaning to you because your child will live with this name forever. So take your time in choosing, your loved ones perfect name!

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Tips for Choosing Your Baby's Name by P.S. Orr

Naming your baby is very important and will definitely affect his or her identity at some point or another. Remember the country song about a boy named Sue? Sometimes names have a powerful effect on the way children are related to from peers or in the way they actually see themselves. So, it's a good idea to give some thought to what you name your child. If you can't decide on what to name your baby or where to find a good name, here are a few tips to get you started in the right direction.

1. Thoughtfully look at all the names that are in the heritage of both sides of your baby's ancestry. In some instances, there may be a wonderful name that can be passed down that will provide strong identity and purpose. On the other hand, some names are best left in the past and not to become a burden hoisted upon your child for the rest of his or her life. It's not a good idea to appease a family member either, by naming your baby an expected name unless you actually do like the name. Think about how you would feel if you were named that certain name. Would you be proud or embarrassed?

2. It is usually best to stay away from fad names that may be popular today or that are used by pop movie stars and rock idols. Also, names that have a double meaning or can be twisted into an embarrassing slogan or spelled backwards to mean something get the idea.

3. Think about the spelling, initials and pronunciation before settling on a permanent "handle" for your youngster. It's much easier for a child in kindergarten to spell shorter names and names that don't have weird spellings. The initials are another thing to consider. It's usually best to make sure that a set of initials don't spell something strange or embarrassing as well. Pronunciation is also important to think about because some names can be pronounced more than one way so make sure you know how you want the name spoken. Think about if the name can be shortened or turned into a nickname that you do not want for your child.

4. You and your spouse should both agree on the name that is chosen for your child. If not, there may continue to be tension about the name and it will be apparent to the youngster as he or she grows up. Two heads are better than one, as the saying goes, and it's always helpful to share this type of decision with your spouse since he or she may have some knowledge or insight about a special name. It's also a very good bonding moment when you both decide on your baby's name.

Issues such as pronunciation, spelling, meaning, and family connections are all important considerations when picking out the right name for your baby. So do your homework, discuss the possiblities with your spouse and try the name on yourself to see how it feels to be called that name. Then, settle on the name that your little one will live with for the rest of his or her life. That's a lot of responsibility, isn't it?

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ideas for Naming Your Baby

Getting ready for a new baby can be exciting, exhausting, and exhilarating all at once. One of the most challenging obstacles for new parents can be choosing a baby name. A name will identify your child throughout their life, people will form opinions about your child based solely on their name, and the name you choose will also play a role in molding your child's personality and behavior. Learning baby name meanings is a good first step in narrowing your choices.

Biblical and Hebrew Names Biblical and Hebrew names are probably the most popular names in the United States. Michael is consistently one of the most popular name for boys. In 2004 it was second, with the other four top five boy's names in order being Jacob, Joshua, Matthew, and Ethan. The origins for all are biblical or Hebrew. Biblical names for girls also endure consistent popularity with Hannah, Abigail, and Samantha being in the top ten most popular. Sarah, Rebecca, and Jessica also have enduring usage.

Vintage Names It is sometimes possible to "date" someone by knowing when their name was popular, especially for fad names that are used for only a short period of time due to the current popularity of a singer, movie star, or fictional character. Consider Marilyn, Jacquelyn, and Shirley, all examples of names that became popular for brief periods because of public figures. Another source of old-fashioned sounding names is classic literature.

Baby name meanings are often less important in vintage names, since usually the original meaning is secondary to the cultural associations. Girl's names seem to be more subject to trends and fads, as well, with boy's names changing less. For old fashioned names, look to your grandparents or great-grandparents, books, and movies from the era you would like a name from.

Ethnic Names Choosing a name based on your ancestry can be a way of showing pride in your heritage and passing that on to your child. Names from other cultures can also be a way of giving your child a less common name, but without some of the negative associations that can come with making one up. You can look to other languages for different spellings of common names, too. Using a common name in a foreign language can result in a distinctive name for your child, for instance the Swedish Mattias instead of Matthew.

Another option for a distinctive name is to use family names. Find out what your grandparent's or great-grandparent's middle names are. Using a mother or grandmother's maiden name can be a way of providing a unique identity for your child while preserving family ties and heritage.

Unisex Names Choosing a unisex name can be an easy compromise rather than coming up with a "boy name" and a "girl name", but it is rarely necessary now that most expecting parents know the gender of their child before birth. Unisex names can seem stylish and clever, but be aware that gender confusion can upset children. It's a safer choice to give a unisex name like Mackenzie, Tracy, or Morgan to a girl. It is more accepted for women to go by seemingly masculine names than for men to go by feminine sounding names. Plenty of girls with feminine names like Samantha or Maxine may even go by shortened forms that are male names like Sam and Max.

Hollywood Names Hollywood often sets the style for baby names, just as it does for so many other trends. The rich and famous rarely give their children common names. They range from the old-fashioned and classic to made up and unique to downright strange. Consider Frank Zappa, who named two of his children Moon Unit and Dweezil. Madonna's children are named Lourdes and Rocco. Nicole Kidman and Tom cruise named their children Isabella Jane and Connor Anthony. They traverse the spectrum, but one thing almost all celebrity children have in common is that their names are not.

Creating a Name Making up a name for your baby is becoming more popular, but it is still a choice you should consider carefully. There is some evidence of job discrimination when it comes to applicants with extremely unusual or made up names. Your child may also be subject to frequent mispronunciation by teachers and later coworkers. Creating a new name can also give your child a strong sense of identity, as with using a word not normally thought of as a name. Make sure you check dictionaries and other reference sources if you make up a name, though. It could already be an obscure word that may potentially embarrass your child.

Names and Personality The name you give your child can go on to affect their personality, their behavior, their self-worth and their identity. Choosing a strange and unusual name can make your child a target for teasing and bullying. While using words for names, or making them up entirely, is gaining some popularity, your child will probably still encounter prejudices based on their given name. Some children may even choose to change their names as adults or to use their initials instead of given names.

Using a name that is extremely common also has its pitfalls. If you select an extremely popular name for your child, like Matthew, Brittany, Dylan, or Ashley, it's probable that he or she will be one of several in his or her class at school. While that may not be an issue for your child, some may feel as though it is difficult to establish an independent identity. Others may feel that they don't fit in if they are identified differently than other children, such as by last name or first name and an initial, if other children aren't also identified that way.

Tips for Choosing a Name Try saying the name out loud. Make sure it sounds good with your last name. It may take some time for you to get used to it. Avoid names that can easily be turned into taunting nicknames. See if the name you like rhymes with any words likely to be used in an insult. You might not want to use Bart as a nickname if you choose to call your son Bartholomew.

Check to see if the initials spell anything potentially embarrassing. If you are making up a name, check the dictionary first. Urban legends are rife with stories of children named something embarrassing by unwitting parents. Remember that your child's name will be with them for life. Choose something that they will be proud of.

Coming up with prospective names for your child doesn't need to be difficult and fraught with arguments. Discovering the different name origins of common monikers can be both fun and educational. Even if you have already decided to use a name that has been in your family for generations, learning baby name meanings can still be fun.

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How Do I Flatten My Post Pregnancy Belly? - Getting Your Pre-Baby Body Back by Jenna Dotson

Lots of moms ask the question, "how do I flatten my post pregnancy belly?" Now that you've given birth, you are concerned about the way you look. What you need to do first is to take a deep breath and realize that it took awhile to get the weight on and it will take some time to get it off. Rome wasn't built in a day, but by sticking with a good routine, you will see the results.

So, "how do I flatten my post pregnancy belly?" There are some ways to speed up the process and enable you to see quicker results. Many moms quit their workouts too early or think that they don't have the time to exercise. By doing the right exercises and doing it efficiently, you can lose weight after pregnancy and keep it off in less time.

A great way to do this is by sticking with a good nutrition program. Learning to eat right is key to losing the pounds. Many moms make the mistake of eating quick meals, but using the wrong ingredients. Use healthy fresh ingredients and stay away from processed, fatty foods. Lots of fresh fruits and veggies along with lean meats are the perfect combination for losing that post pregnancy belly.

Although it might be hard at first to resist the temptation of fast foods, because you are taking care of a baby, don't let that get in your way of your goal to look and feel your best. Try to find the time when baby is napping or happily playing to prepare meals in advance. Cut up the veggies and prepare meats in advance and you will soon be in a routine that will save you much needed time.

Exercise is also the answer to your question, "how do I flatten my post pregnancy belly?" Another great way to losing the post pregnancy weight is to find an exercise routine that works the entire body. Full body workouts are much more efficient at burning fat and calories and will also give your metabolism a kick. A program that includes squats, v-ups, lunges and dumbbell presses, to name a few, will increase your metabolism and burn calories quicker. By working more areas of your body at once, you save time and will spend less of it on exercise.

I hope these tips have inspired you to get out there and start to regain that pre-baby shape you so desire. I am a mom of three and know how hard it can be to motivate yourself to take care of you. Moms are always worrying about everyone else, but tend to neglect ourselves.

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