Holmes & Cruise take baby Suri home

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People magazine reports that Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have taken their baby daughter Suri home from the hospital.
Mother and daughter were discharged within 24 hours of the birth; no other details about the birth were released. According to the couples’ spokesperson both mother and daughter are “doing well”. The magazine also reported that a source close to Holmes said that the baby girl “has lots and lots of dark hair and big, blue eyes”.

Suri was born in Los Angeles on Tuesday and weighed 7lbs 7oz. Her name means Princess in Hebrew or Red Rose in Persian.

So here are some tips when shopping for clothing for your “princess” or “rose”.

With such a vast selection of baby clothes available today, parents need to select infant clothes that are comfortable, durable and safe for their children to wear. Blissliving offers numerous options. But how do you know these infant clothing will suit your baby with regards to skin allergies, comfort, diaper changes, safety, practicality and looking good. Follow our tips to find right newborn clothing for your child so you can be sure that you get the quality you pay for. With that in mind, you are likely to find luxury baby clothes of higher quality from designer baby clothes rather than a discount newborn clothing store. This isn’t to say that you can’t find quality newborn clothing at a discount store. Many points should be considered when a parent is shopping for infant clothing.

Ensure that all the infant clothes are comfortable for you baby by selecting newborn clothing that features wide leg, arm and head openings. Baby clothes should not be too tight or small for a child. Buy a size up to ensure a good fit. All sleepwear is to be flame retardant and should be safe with no strings or buttons that may be hazardous. All newborn clothes should be easy to change in and out of. Crotch snaps make diaper changing fast and easy. Select baby clothes with a button up front to ease stress on the baby from having clothes pulled over their head. Onesies are very practical clothing for babies to wear. These are a one-piece suit from feet to neck and usually feature snap crotches. Avoid clothes with decorations or small buttons, as this can be a choking hazard. Overalls are not a good idea unless they feature snap crotches.

When selecting luxury baby clothes, check what fabric the clothes are made of to ensure the baby clothing is comfortable, flame retardant (when required), warm and won’t react with your child’s sensitive skin. Several baby clothes retailers are bringing out newborn clothes that are made from organic fabrics that are free from bleaches, pesticides, heavy dyes and feature flame-retardant qualities. This fabric is light and allows skin ventilation to keep the skin at an even body temperature while absorbing body moisture. Merino wool is another natural fabric that can feature no added synthetics or unnatural colors. It is an ideal fabric for newborns and is unlike regular wool. This wool is made with a natural method that doesn’t prepare the wool through a chemical process like drenching or scouring.

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Elizabeth Vargas Expecting Boy

Elizabeth Vargas and Marc Cohn are expecting their second boy late this summer, according to the New York Post. The popular newswoman and famous singer currently have a three-year-old son, Zachary. Marc has two children from a previous marriage, Max, 14 and Emily, 11. Elizabeth, who co-anchors World News Tonight and 20/20 will continue to work both positions through the pregnancy. Elizabeth made the announcement, saying: “This is joyous news for Marc and our family…”

And why not surprise the happy couple with a gift basket designed to welcome their new arrival? Baskets and have gone together as far back as the Old Testament, when the mother of Moses placed her baby in a reed basket that floated in the Nile River where the Pharaoh’s daughter found the child and took him in. While you need not float a child anywhere today, an attractive basket makes a great container for a shower or new baby gift new baby gift.

Blissliving offers an array of award-winning moses baskets that will provide a cozy resting place for your newborn. We have a beautiful style to match any nursery decor.

All are made of tightly woven wicker construction fibers and the padding includes a 1″ cushion to provide super soft comfort for your baby. It is perfect for use during your newborn baby’s first few months to provide a safe and cozy resting place.

Toile Moses Basket
Blue Sherbert Moses Basket
Daisy Moses Basket
And many more…They all:

* Stay new looking, wash after wash
* Insert can be removed before laundering so bumpers retain their original shape
* Duvet style design
* Include matching double-sided flannel-backed blanket
* Include a 1″ super soft cushion
* Blanket and padded lining are machine washable
100% cotton
* Appropriate for newborns to 20 lbs or 4 months old
* Great for use when baby outgrows the basket,
* storing stuffed animals or linens

They have also received the Platinum award by New York Amsterdam News, Dec. 2004 – “This is the most marvelous Moses Basket our testing panel had ever seen! The fabric was soft and beautiful, while the basket was flexible and very appealing. The baby that is lucky enough to receive this will be resting in true style!”

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Adam Sandler soon expecting:

Adam Sandler and wife Jackie Titone are expecting their first child together, while the funnyman has already two from a previous relationship. The baby which the sex has remain a secret is expected at anytime.
The couple has been real busy trying to finish renovations of the $9 million house they bought from Goldie Hawn before the baby arrives.

When decorating baby rooms and children spaces there are many considerations to take into account to satisfy your need to create the “WOW” factor. There are color choices to be made, paint techniques and finishes to be decided on, the needs of the room have to be identified, safety issues addressed, window treatments selected. Of course creating a room that your child and others love is also high on your list of priorities. All of this has to be accomplished within a set budget.

One question I hear being debated frequently is, “Should I use Primary colors or Pastel colors for my baby room/child space?”. Much information is available on the ability of Primary colors to stimulate cognitive processing and development. Babies can perceive bright, primary colors long before they can focus on pastel colors. That’s a fact. Parents want to provide a stimulating environment for their children. That’s also a fact. It’s part of the ‘morphing’ process that takes place within you when your child is born – you change from a somewhat egotistical individual to being totally self-sacrificing for the needs of your child – it goes with the territory of being a parent.

So instead of visualizing powder blue, or misty pink, you think about Magenta, or Tangy Tangerine or Aegean Blue. You tell yourself that even though the rest of your home is finished in Barely Beige, it’s not as if it’ll be the first room you see when you enter the house, and you can always paint it over if you really don’t like it. If it’s best for your baby or child you’ll talk yourself into anything!

Then you talk to other Moms, read some parenting magazines and chat to your friend who works in Childcare. You hear about “fussy” babies, who have trouble settling to sleep, who seem to cry all the time and grow into toddlers who need to be constantly entertained. You hear the words “over-stimulated” and you gasp! Once again you’re visualizing Powder Blue and Misty Pink as your preferred color choice for your baby room or child space.

You’ve experienced your first taste of conflicting advice on parenting outcomes and providing the best environment for your child. It’s seems whichever way you choose – Primary color or Pastel color – it appears your child may be disadvantaged.

Don’t despair, there’s a simple decorating technique used by professionals that offers a solution to your dilemma. Your baby room should contain 3 distinct spaces or areas:- a sleep area; a work area; and a play area. In the initial planning stages of your decorating project for your baby/childs room, draw the room layout on some grid paper, marking in windows, doors and closets. Next, mark in the proposed sleep area, work area and play area.

A sleep area will contain a crib or bed, a bedside table, perhaps a lamp. It is an area designed for sleep, relaxation, dreams and rejuvinating the body and mind. It should inspire a feeling of comfort and security for your child. Sleep areas are well-suited to the soothing effect of Pastel colors.

A work area will initially contain a diaper change space, diaper bucket, drawers or cupboards for clothing, storage for infant-care products, and a feeding chair which will evolve with your baby’s growth into a toddler to becoming an area where your child can develop their fine-motor skills e.g. by drawing, painting, manipulating playdoh or construction. Your feeding chair becomes a story sharing place for you and your child, a place to build magic and imagination. Work areas need to be fully washable and easy to maintain – this is the area of the room that will suffer the most “accidents”; from baby vomit, to spilled paint, to playdoh squished into the floor. Using Neutral colors in your work area, highlighted with accessories using 2 or 3 colors from the rest of the room allows you to easily identify and attend to any “spillage” accidents that may occur here.

A play area for an infant may simply be an area where you keep cuddle toys, hang mobiles and shelve books. As your baby grows into a toddler this area of their room can become the most- used high-traffic area in your home. Your child will be playing with blocks, a dollhouse, making “cubby” spaces, playing pirates or cowboys or schools in this area. Your toddler will use their hands on the walls to aid their physical stability as they play, and toys will be constantly bumped into walls as their gross motor skills develop fine tuning, so keep durability in mind when choosing a finish for the walls here. The best Play areas are inviting and stimulating, and provoke excitement and imagination. Play areas are well-suited to the invigorating effects of Primary colors.

By identifying the 3 distinct needs of your child’s room – sleep, work, play – and decorating appropriately, you’ll be giving your child the “best of both worlds” without having to choose.

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Britney’s son Sean rushed to hospital

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Star Magazine is reporting that Britney Spears’ son Sean Preston was taken to the hospital on April 7th. He had fallen out of the high chair a few days earlier and was sleeping a lot, so they brought him to the hospital to have it checked out. It turned out he had a minor skull fracture (sometimes called a “scalp fracture” in babies), and a blood clot. Two of our sources confirm that this does seem to be the case, despite the tabloid reporting of Star, so we’re posting this under the news category.

A baby high chair, like many other baby items require parents to make sure you consider a few simple safety guidelines so that you are sure that you are purchasing the best and safest high chair for your child. Every year thousands of children are rushed into hospital emergency rooms because of injuries they sustained while in their high chair. Because of this, it has become the goal of most manufacturers to make high chairs that are safe, comfortable and convenient. But ultimately, the safety of your kid is in YOUR hands.

Here are a few you may consider:

Our toy chest-cherry Hardwood Barrel top
This barrel top Toy Chest measures 31″L x 17″D x 19″H. Attractive styling has a “treasure chest” look – perfect as a place for storing special toys and stuffed animals. Also great as easily accessible storage for baby blankets and bedding! Quality hardware with safety support hinge. Lid opens fully, and will also stay open in any partially open position. The safety hinge secures the lid in the open position so it won’t slam shut on your child.

Baby Silky Sleepsack
The Baby Silky SleepSack is a zip-in wearable blanket intended to cover the baby for warmth, comfort and safety. No more worry about blanketsworking their way up over the baby’s head. It is especially useful for babies who are restless at night keeping them safe and secure. Whether your baby is still in the crib or venturing out, our Silky SleepSack offers security at home and while traveling.

Cheese Mirror
A funny little mirror with two mice. The noses are made of beech, the cheese slice of birch plywood, and the mirror of safety glass. Very cute decor for any child’s room. Mirror frame size is 40 x 50 cm, mirror is 30 cm.

Musical Toy Box bench :
– Its an entertaining backrest combines an eight-note xylophone with 2 wooden mallets and 2 spinning bell drums – Plenty of storage for all of the “band” instruments (or other stuff)
– Slow-closing metal safety hinge
– Dimensions: Total height: 28″
– Actual box dimensions: 32″L x 13″W x 16″H

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The Bryants are expecting for the second time

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Kobe’s agent announces that the Bryants are expecting for May and the sex of the baby hasn’t been revealed. Vanessa, who reportedly had an ectopic pregnancy earlier this year, has been having some fierce cravings. “Kobe has been making late-night food runs for his wife’s pregnancy cravings, only to get home with the food and find out that her craving has changed,” laughed Kobe’s agent. The couple had a recommitment ceremony in May after settling his legal woes stemming from the alleged rape of a Colorado woman (November 9).

Baby bedding, is one of the first decision the couple will have to make, while waiting for the baby birth. Choose the one which can guarantee optimum baby bedding safety and coziness to your baby. The best fabric for the baby would be 100 percent cotton. Below are descriptions of the different types of nursery bedding for each type of furniture.

Crib Bedding: Until the baby is one or one and a half years old, the crib is its ideal bed. Cribs are of many different types, but they all need to be strong and durable. You could choose a standard crib, or go for a more expensive one such as a convertible or portable crib which would be ideal for traveling. It is best to always choose a crib from a reputable company.

Bassinet bedding: Bassinets are suitable for the baby for the first 3 or 4 months. A perfect bassinet will have a soft cuddly mattress, a small little pillow and a blanket. A bassinet should be made of soft material with preferably the color blending with the baby’s room.

Craddle bedding: Cradles have a lovely rocking motion which makes sure that the baby gets a sound sleep. Light colored cradles are preferred by parents because they look nice and you can notice when they get wet.

Baby blankets: Baby blankets should be of soft material and must be non toxic. Today there are many types of blankets to choose from that will be soft, smooth, and pleasant smelling with attractive and eye pleasing colors.

Bedding for the baby could be different for a boy or a girl. They could be gender neutral as well. The color combination and the cute looking cartoons are common to both the gender.

Normally for the girls, the baby bedding is replete with shades of pink, light blue and purples. A baby girl’s bed is laid out like a princess. A baby boy’s bed is sport oriented. You could see baby bedding for boys themed around superheroes, WWE personalities or baseball stars. The colors tend to be darker and bolder for boys.

As pointed out above, it is not a hard and fast rule for the baby bedding to be in a certain set of preferences for baby boys and girls. In fact you will see a lot of neutral nursery bedding themes with regard to cartoons like Disney or Popeye characters or cute animations.

The kids are too small to understand the difference about having gender specific cartoons and animals and they are attracted to anything which pleases their eyes and make them smile. It is just that when they get a little older, little boys would feel a little awkward having his bed done in pinks and pastels.

When baby girls grow older, their beds could have blinds with the curtains hanging on rods above. This gives the bed somewhat a princess bed kind of appearance. Not that the girls would be complaining!

Bedding is one interesting avenue where there are a lot of options in store for the parent from choosing the kind and texture of sheets, the choice of colors and baby bedding patterns.

While purchasing a baby bed it is up to you if you choose a gender neutral baby bed or something which would make her feel like a princess or make him feel like a superhero.

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