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Big and Cheap: Christening Gifts Worth Chipping In

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Christening events are one of the occasions where we could celebrate sincere love, purity and joy. No matter what religious group you are a part of, it is always an honor to be invited in a glorious event like this because only a chosen few are invited to this very holy celebration. Now, I am quite sure you are excited to attend the event, but before you prepare your entire ensemble, let us first explore on the best gifts you can buy for the child. Since you are going to attend the event with friends or other family members who also love the child dearly, one of the greatest things you could do to make sure that your gift will be most functional is to take shares for a big gift. Through this, you would not have to worry about breaking the bank while ensuring that your gift will come out extra special. If you don’t have big christening gift ideas in mind, then below are some of the best you can find:

Walker

If the child doesn’t have a walker yet, then you can definitely contribute to the child’s developmental milestone if you buy him/her one. Gather a group of 4-5 friends and split the bill for a high quality walker. This may be expensive, but if you would share it with your group, you will surely be surprised on how cheap it would cost you. Indeed, there is no replacement for being resourceful, is there? So before you get ready for the big day, get that big wrapper ready for this awesome treat first.

Rocking Cradle

I am quite sure that just like any other child, your godchild also wants to be rocked to sleep. A rocking cradle is perfect to suit your godchild’s needs! Aside from providing optimum comfort and convenience to the child, you would be able to help the parents in their nursing duties since your cradle is there to help them successfully nurse the child. There are also rocking cradles that are comprised of hanging toys that would make the child feel more entertained. When choosing, always look at the quality to make sure that you are not buying the wrong brand of cradle.

Stroller

Strollers are blessings here on earth. Can you imagine nursing a child outdoors without a stroller? Absolutely not! A stroller is perfect since the child most probably does not know how to walk yet. And even if he/she does, it is very convenient to bring a cradle every time the family goes out since the child will definitely have to rest after a tiring walk. Save the parents from a full day of stress by giving them this gift. If you opt to buy a stroller, find a large group since the price is usually higher than the other ‘big’ gifts we have here.

These special christening gifts for girls and boys are worth every cent. Divide the bill into your group, and you will definitely be able to contribute highly to the child’s development.

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How to Maintain Baby Safety in a Crib

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If you love your baby, you would do everything in order to keep them safe. Removing all of the things that may harm them is a great responsibility for every parent. Giving also the things needed by your baby is also important.

Cribs are one of those things that are needed by a baby. It is where the baby rests, plays and others. It is also the place where he or she should be safe. However, being careless may result in trouble for your baby even though he is in his crib. It is why you should do something in order to keep your baby safe. Here are some tips in order to maintain baby safety in a crib.

  • To ensure that the baby will not get out of the crib, the bars should be equal or less than 23/8-inch apart.
  • From the mattress to the crib rail top, it should measure for a minimum of 26 inches. As the baby grows and gets taller, increase the measurement.
  • The mattress that you will put should be well-fitted to the crib walls. There must be no space between the mattress and the crib walls. Another is that, it shouldn’t sag when the baby is over it and it should be firm.
  • Cribs which contain drop rails are not safe, so avoid them.
  • The footboards and the headboards should be hard and it shouldn’t contain any decorations which may cause injuries.
  • Animal toys or other large toys shouldn’t be placed inside the crib as it may be used by your baby to elevate himself and help him to get out.
  • Bulky comforters, pillows and large, heavy blankets are not good to be placed in a crib because it can choke your baby if he is covered with these things.
  • The crib of the baby shouldn’t be placed near from a window. It is because the sunlight may be focusing on your baby’s crib and it may be uncomfortable with him. Also avoid placing the crib close to a radiator, because the temperature around the crib will also increase.
  • If your baby is already 3 feet, he can now start sleeping in a bed. Of course, as a parent, you may be worried that he might fall on the floor. You can avoid it by allowing your baby sleep in the floor with a mattress. Also, you can use some a bed, which have temporary walls on its side to prevent the baby from falling.
  • Avoid cribs with bumper pads or crib bumpers. They say that it can protect the babies from bumps or drafts, but actually there are still no evidences that it is true. Actually, it adds to the risk that the baby may be suffocated.