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Baby magazine subscriptions make a perfect baby shower gift!

When you receive an invitation to attend a baby shower, you immediately start thinking of what would make a thoughtful baby shower gift. Here’s an idea that is welcomed by any Mom. Whether this is her first baby or she’s already got a brood of children, baby magazines provide interesting, informative and up to date articles on the latest in baby care.

Before learning of being an expectant Mom, she may have spent many pleasurable hours reading the cooking or fashion magazines. Once she knows she’s expecting, a woman’s mind turns to all things baby. Even if she already has children, the times and information change quickly. There’s always new research, improved products and the latest in baby care. The Mom to be wants to take the best care of that new baby. Baby magazines provide all she needs to keep on top of baby’s needs.

Baby magazines are anything but fluff. Topics range from crib, stroller, walker and playpen safety reviews to articles with diagrams on how to trim a tiny infant’s fingernail. While this may sound silly – to anyone but a new Mom – such articles are invaluable to the Mom who’s never been faced with her precious little baby’s fingernails in need of cutting.

When I became a Mom, the net didn’t exist for ordinary people. We were still in the timeshare phase of the UNIX system. Although I’d bought every book and baby magazine on baby care, I had no information on how to safely trim those tiny fingernails. I was amazed to see how small her fingers were and how quickly those nails grew. I did know that she could scratch her tiny face. Even with baby nail clippers, I couldn’t bring myself to attempt the task, for fear of hurting her. I ended up driving the 30 miles to the pediatrician’s office to have them show me how to do it! I don’t know if they thought I was a silly Nilly, but I didn’t care.

This story just serves to demonstrate how worried a new Mom can be. Today’s baby magazines cover just about every concern a new Mom might have. Articles include web site addresses to clue you in on further details. Advice on sleeping positions change, as new research reveals previously unknown facts. This is the stuff your new Mom wants and needs to know.

This is why a baby shower gift of a subscription to baby magazines makes a perfect gift, which will be useful and remembered as a thoughtful gift, years into the future. Parents, friends and relatives are sure to provide the strollers, high chairs, cribs, and bedding. Seldom do they think of a baby magazine subscription. After all, they can give Mom all of their knowledge of experience.

On the other hand, with a gift subscription to all of the baby magazines, you’re giving Mom a wealth of the latest knowledge on the subject. Believe me, you’ll be providing her with the best information a Mom needs.

I am a party consultant, and as such, am called upon all the time in my chosen career to come up with baby shower ideas. By the time they reach adulthood, most people have plenty of ideas for birthdays, Christmas and other holiday parties, and even for weddings, but there is often a shortage of experience which leads to ideas for baby shower decorations. I mean, few people really go to more than one or two baby showers in their young life, and many don’t even go to any. That is why so much thought has to go into baby shower decorations – more thought than goes in to almost any other kind of party supplies.

The first thing that you have to realize about baby shower decorations is that people have few expectations, because they probably have not been to too many baby showers in their life. Besides this, if you are a new mother or father, or an expectant one, people will not really expect the type of lavish party that you might throw for, say, your daughter’s graduation or for your sons first birthday. This means the choices of how elaborate you want your party to be, how much care you wish to take with the decorations, and what themes you want to use are entirely up to you. You can not really go wrong with baby shower decorations as long as you keep them light and tasteful.

Many people, however, see this as an opportunity to explore and expand creatively and as such will really take baby shower decorations to a pretty deep level. They might come up with elaborate ribbons and custom banners, or table settings that are out of this world so that people will remember the beauty and thoroughness of their baby shower decoration. If you are like this, then a party consultant such as me might be the perfect aid to providing the perfect baby shower. After all, unless you are quite the experienced socialite, you may lack the party experience that is so necessary to coming up with the ideas behind a perfect festival. Anyone can think of all of the standard baby shower decorations – cute little ribbons and bows, napkins with watercolor prints of little infants playing with puppies or sitting in cribs, little baby shaped cakes. But to get a really classy party, one that will be remembered by all your friends for years to come, you must have the perfect baby shower decorations.