Create a wonderful gift that the baby will use when born and
also as an adult when he/she marries. (If the baby is a girl,
she can carry this with her when she marries as the "something
old". If the baby is a boy, he can give it to his bride
to carry with her on their wedding day.)
All it takes is a pretty lace hankie and the following poem:
I'm just a little handkerchief,
Quite square as you can see.
But with a stitch or two they made,
A bonnet out of me!
I was worn home from the hospital
Or on my christening day.
Then neatly pressed and folded,
l was carefully put away.
On her wedding day a bride must have,
something new, borrowed, blue and "old".
Good Luck, good health and happiness,
It brings her, so I'm told.
Then what could be more pleasant
than to unpack little me,
To snip a stitch or two and find...
A handkerchief to carry secretly.
And if I'm worn by a boy,
He'll surely someday wed.
Then he can give his lovely bride,
The hanky he once wore on his head.
Homemade Baby Food
Making your own baby food gives you the distinct advantage of controlling what goes into your baby's sensitive tummy. You determine how much, if any, sugar and spices your baby gets. Even when found on sale for as low as 50 cents per jar, producing your own is a much less expensive alternative to ready made. Making baby food is actually very simple with a few simple tools: a blender, food processor, baby food grinder or similar machine, a steamer or boiling pot, ice cube trays, and a few minutes of your time.
Baby Wipes Recipe
(fun thing to have
for a baby shower)
Make a corsage for the mommy-to-be to wear at the
baby shower or make a bouquet of flowers for the nursery.