Best Baby Names: Choosing Unusual Baby Names for Girls and Boys

Choosing baby names can be a tricky business. How long should the name be? Should he/she have a middle name? Should you name her/him after a sibling or grandparent? There are a lot of questions that come along with choosing a baby’s name, and having both parents agree to it!

I know when my sisters and I were born, my father wanted to name each of us 3 girls after some of his relatives – Martha, Rosa, and Teresa. It would’ve worked, if my mom hadn’t put her foot down and said “No” when my Dad suggested it. I know my oldest sister was named after family members on my mom’s side of the family, so however or whoever came up with the final ideas of baby names for each of us kids, each name was mutually agreed upon by my parents.
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Benzocaine – FDA Warns of Benzocaine Risks and Side Effects of Orajel, Baby Orajel, Anbesol

Parents and caregivers of teething babies and children, listen up. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new warning about benzocaine being linked to a rare condition called methemoglobinemia (MetHb), where the blood does not effectively move oxygen throughout the body, which in worst cases can lead to stupor, seizures, coma and even death.

Benzocaine gels and liquids are sold OTC under different brand names such as Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, Orabase, and store brands. Benzocaine is also sold in other forms such as sore throat lozenges, creams, ointments, and spray solutions. (See the benzocaine spray alert message here) These products are used to relieve pain from a variety of conditions, such as teething, canker sores, toothaches, burns, insect bites, and irritation of the mouth and gums.
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Unique Baby Showers – Free Baby Shower Games, Food For a Baby Shower

One of the most fun things to do when hosting a baby shower is trying to make it as unique and different as possible. Baby showers are intended to be fun and entertaining, versus the kinds of baby showers that turn out to be rather dull and boring and you can’t wait for the oh-so lame party to be over so you could leave.

One common way of making a baby shower fun for everyone in attendance, especially parties where many (if not most) people don’t know each other, is to include a couple/few baby shower games to break the ice. Although games for baby showers are not a requirement, games do help party attendees to feel more comfortable and welcome amongst a crowd of people they may not know at all.
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Precious Moments Baby Shower – Precious Moments Figurines, Invitations, Baby Shower Party Decorations

The Precious Moments baby shower theme is a very popular baby shower theme for both boy and girl baby showers. Figurine Precious Moments, dolls and collectibles come in blond, brunette and black hair styles, making Precious Moments universally accepted by expectant parents. Precious Moments figurines and matching decorations for a baby shower are so cute and colorful, and that includes the adorable Precious Moments Noah’s Ark theme or Disney theme with Mickey and Minnie Mouse etc.

Finding Precious Moments invitations that weren’t retired and no longer available was somewhat of a challenge, but I did manage to order some gorgeous rare, personalized baby shower invitations with the Precious Moments baby theme in beautiful pastel colors to match the girl baby party theme.
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How to Make Baby Shower Diaper Cakes – Make Your Own Homemade Baby Shower Diaper Cake

For the baby shower I’ve been planning, I decided to make my own baby shower diaper cake to use as a centerpiece decoration gift. For anyone who has yet to make a diaper cake on their own, making a diaper cake is not hard, just time consuming. The large diaper cake I made for the girl baby shower was the very first diaper cake attempt I’ve ever made, and once the “cake” was completed, I was quite happy and satisfied with how it turned out.

Mind you, the idea of making a diaper cake for the baby shower made me somewhat nervous since I had never made one before. I spent several days viewing pictures of diaper cakes online and reading instructions posted to gather some ideas of how diaper cakes are made and what “ingredients” are typically used, and to try and understand how each of the diaper cake layers are secured to each other so the cake didn’t turn out looking like The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
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7 Things Meme – 7 Things You May Not Know About Me

7-things-meme I’ve been tagged with the 7 Things Meme by Todd Morris from Success With Todd, so I thought I’d participate in this meme since I forgot to do the 25 Random Things Meme that circulated Facebook pages not too long ago that I was also tagged with.

The 7 Things Meme Rules:

  1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog
  2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird
  3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs
  4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

Okay, here goes. 7 things about me you may not know, or maybe don’t care to know. ;)

1. The first record I ever owned was Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells. I’m aging myself here, since the record was a Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single of the hit song. For the “last day of school party” in the 7th grade, my image of being a “cool kid” took a serious hit when students were told to bring in their favorite record to play during the party, and Mony Mony was the only record I owned at that time.
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