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Weird Celebrity Baby Names

babyMany celebrities like attention. When it comes to their children, it seems that they like their kids to have some of the attention too. Celebrities like other normal parents want the best for their kids too however, with names like this, one has to wonder how these kids will do regardless of how financially well off they are with these kinds of names

Pilot Inspektor

Funny man and “My Name is Earl” actor Jason Lee has named his son Pilot Inspektor because he a heard the song by the band Granddaddy. With a name like this many kids are bound to sing the lines of the song: “He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot” which we imagine will not be fun for Lee’s kid.

Sage Moonblood

When we first hear the name of Sylvester Stalone’s son Sage Moonblood we actually thought that it was for a baby girl, some thought it was the name of his new movie. However since Moonblood will be Sage’s middle name this is actually in the weird-but-fine category.

Shannyn Sossamson

Actress Shannyn Sossamson’s daughter is named Audio Science. This name is actually quite bizarre and when heard by many people many people would probably picture a class at the local community college rather than a human being.

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa’s kids are Moon Unit and Diva Thin Muffin. His other kids are called Dweezil and Ahmet. Ahmet is actually not bad as it is a Turkish name meaning “highly praised”. His other kids however are frankly not quite so lucky when judged by normal people standards.

Penn Jillette

Like Sage Moonblood, Penn Jillete’s child is quite lucky when compared to many of the above children. Jillette’s Moxie Crimefighter can just go by Moxie as middle names are seldom used.

Rob Morrow

Rob Morrow’s Tu Morrow is going to grow up with a lot of teasing. This name ranks high on the weird baby names list along with other bizarre monikers like “Mary Christmas” and “Candy Barr”.

Baby Monitors For Safety

babyBaby monitors are some of the most useful gifts parents can receive during a baby shower. These little gizmos are not only great for monitoring an infant but also provides security and peace of mind for parents especially new ones. A baby monitor can help you look after your baby and keep up with chores at the same time. A baby monitor can let you be in “two places” at once.

Years ago, baby monitors resembled walkie-talkies. The basic units usually allowed parents to listen in on baby while they are in another room or part of the house. Today’s baby monitors are state-of-the-art gadgets where parents can actually see what is going on inside the room. In fact some baby monitors are enabled with night vision so that parents can see what baby is up to even with the lights out. There are even monitors that can monitor your nursery’s temperature.

Other features of some high tech baby monitors include a walkie-talkie like capability that will allow parents to converse with their child. This two way communication feature can be very comforting to both parent and child.
Baby monitors are a great gift to give during baby showers. This is not only very useful for the new parents but also very convenient. For those who do not know what kind of baby monitor to buy, it’s best to do some research online.

Another great resource is the baby monitor sales person. Make sure to ask what the features are and always make sure that unit is easy to use and operate. This way parents will easily figure out how to use the monitor.
Baby monitors have been keeping parents comfortable and babies safe for many years now. Baby monitors can mean peace, security and a good night’s sleep.

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

babyDiaper rashes and babies go hand in hand. No matter how hard you avoid getting a rash, it could still happen. For moms who want to save a homemade diaper rash can help save lots of money in the long run. Also with a homemade diaper rash, you know what’s in it so you know that it is natural and will not harm your baby. Here is a simple 2 ingredient diaper rash formula that works wonders on your baby’s bottom.

¾ cup coconut oil

¾ cup corn starch

Put the coconut oil in a clean bowl. Beat it with an electric mixer for around 8 minutes. Add the corn starch and stir well.

Coconut oil is very soothing and will moisturize your baby’s bum naturally. It also has anti-fungal properties. The cornstarch will act as talcum powder to keep baby’s bottom dry.

For rashes that don’t go away easily, you can make your natural homemade diaper rash medicated by adding 1 tablespoon of polysporin. Although polysporin is not natural it is not petroleum based. So this is safer for baby’s sensitive bottom. Only medicate your homemade diaper rash cream when necessary.

The total cost for your homemade cream is around $2 if non medicated and around $3 if medicated. This is still cheaper compared to well known brands like Penaten diaper cream which costs around $7. The homemade batch is also bigger compared to Penaten’s packaging.

Having a baby can be expensive but at least modern and conscious mothers can save a little when it comes to baby care products. This cream is a great way to save money and keep baby away from harmful chemicals.

How To Choose A Baby Car Seat

babyParents in the United States are required by law to secure their children using a car seat until they are 7 years old or reach 60 pounds. But regardless of the law baby car seats actually help children survive accidents. Statistics show that over 1000 children die in car accidents in the United States each year. Strapping your child securely in a car seat will dramatically increase their survival should you be involved in a car accident.

Basically, all car seats that have passed the safety standards by the NHSTA are safe. Many car seats have this safety sticker so make sure one is on before buying one.
Never buy a second hand car seat. You never know what it’s been through. Always invest in a brand new one.

Always make sure that the car seat you choose is a right fit for your child and your car. If they do not fit correctly, it is still a safety hazard. So do a little research and some window shopping before settling on a specific car seat.

There are 3 basic styles of car seats. The first one if is suitable for infants. Carriers for infants and babies should be rear facing. Most carriers have a limit of 25 pounds.

The second kind is the convertible car seat. This kind can be converted to rear or forward facing carriers. For the rear facing setup it can hold a child up to 40 pounds. For the front facing, it can hold up to 70 pounds.

Booster car seats are for children 4 years old and up. Booster car seats use the car’s seat belt to secure it in place. There are models that are backless to make it easier for older kids to fit into.

Benefits of Babywearing

babyWearing your baby is more common nowadays. This is because babies are less fussy and cry less when they are worn. Babywearing simulates conditions inside the womb. By wearing your baby he will experience walking with mom, hearing her heat beat and voice and being cocooned against her. When babies are content and quiet they are in a state of quite alertness. This state allows them to learn visually and interact with the world around them.

1. Convenience

Wearing baby is convenient. When baby is in a sling we can walk around freely and not worry too much about navigating through narrow spaces or wrestling with a stroller. Slings also eliminate distractions during breast feeding.

2. Security

Baby slings are not only for infants and babies but are ideal for toddlers as well. Toddlers placed in a sling are more secure. They can explore the world around them through the sling but when they are uncomfortable they can retreat inside. Many slings can accommodate babies up to 40 pounds.

3. Bonding Tool For Dad

Wearing baby can be a great time to bond with dad. When dad wears the baby, they can get to know each other better. The baby can get familiar with Dad’s voice and rhythms. Grandparents and caregivers can also get to know baby this way.

4. Slings Are More Affordable

Slings generally cost between $25 to $50; strollers on the other hand costs up to ten times more. There are even slings that can be bought in thrift stores that are even cheaper.

5. Babywearing is fun

Babywearing means cuddle time with baby. When baby is at eye level, it makes it easier for everybody to interact and bond. You child can feel that he or she is truly a part of your life.

6. Babywearing is healthy

Exercising when you’re a parent is very challenging. Get a workout everytime you wear baby. Enjoy the benefits to your health while brisk walking with baby in a sling. A long walk with baby in a sling is also a good way to tire out an overly stimulated child.