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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 Keep Your Baby Entertained During A Road Trip

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If you love to travel, then driving for long period of hours was not a problem when you were single. However, things will surely change once you have a baby to take care of. It is true that things will get a bit more complicated. Handling trips will not be as easy as before. But of course, you will do anything for your new bundle of joy. Keep in mind that you do not have to avoid all the things that you loved before now that you have a baby.

One thing that you should keep in mind when traveling with a baby is his comfort. For this, you need to buy a high quality car seat. However, that is not your sole problem. You also need to take into consideration your baby’s temperament as well. If you have an older baby, you will notice that he will not drift to sleep that easily. The key to making him enjoy the road trip is to keep him entertained all throughout.

Here are some of the ways on how you can enjoy a long road trip with your little one:

  • Play some music

You can choose from a  wide array of baby songs to play to him. In the event that you are already bored out of your wits listening to nursery rhymes, you can just always sing to him the songs you want the most. This will surely keep your baby contented all throughout the drive. It is recommended that you play nursery rhymes so he can get entertained and educated at the same time.

  • Plan the trip around his mood

When planning your trip, always plan it during the times when he is in a happier mood. If you have noticed that your baby is a lot jollier during the early mornings, then schedule your trip on that time. Also, plan the trip around meals so you can easily stop to eat. In this way, your child will be given the chance to step out and enjoy the fresh air.

  • Give him cuddle cube

Keep in mind that your child will be seating at the back seat with rear facing car seats. Because of this, you need to find a toy that are free of any hazards. However, you must also make sure that you give him a toy that would entertain him. The perfect toy for this would be cuddle cube. A cuddle cube has various colors that would surely catch his attention. In addition to this, it is soft and plush so you will not have to worry about him being hurt.

  • Play with him

Never neglect your child when he is in the back seat, make sure that you talk or play with him from time to time.

Traveling with a baby does not have to be that difficult. By making an effort to know more baby travel tips, you will soon find yourself enjoying a long drive with your happy baby.