Mum Of Triplets Shares Amazing Placenta Pic

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 24 June, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Mum Of Triplets Shares Amazing Placenta Pic

You could be forgiven for thinking this must be a particularly colourful piece of toddler art work. But you'd be wrong. Very wrong. It is in fact a photograph of a placenta.

The photograph was shared online by the mother of triplets, who were delivered early at 30 weeks. It details, in colour-coding, which section of the placenta each baby accessed in the womb.

The Metro reports:

After doctors delivered Sammi Edes’s three babies, they dyed the blood vessels in order to show which part belonged to each child as they developed in the womb.

But while sons Geoffrey and Hunter had a huge share of nutrients, third son Thomas was only able to access a tiny section of the food source, and doctors didn’t think that he would survive.

Sammi added:

‘I thought I would share this picture with all of you guys as it’s something we as mums don’t really ever get to see and this is our babies’ lifeline when inside us. It’s pretty amazing to think that was keeping them alive.’

All three babies are recovering well.

And on the subject of strange or unusual uses for your placenta, dyeing your placenta surely has to be more preferable than drinking it in a smoothie or having it made into a health supplement, as celeb mums are fond of doing.

Indeed, one recent US study found that there is "no scientific evidence that eating the placenta after childbirth can protect women against depression and boost energy", according to the BBC.

What's your view? And what did you do with your placenta after giving birth? We'd love to hear your stories over on our Facebook page.

Image credit: Facebook / Sammi Edes

Dear New Dad Who Isn't Pulling His Weight...

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 24 June, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Dear New Dad Who Isn't Pulling His Weight...

I thought twice about posting this, because I think new dads get a tough enough time as it is. It seems they're forever getting a bashing in the media - from Ryan Reynolds copping criticism for recently carrying his baby daughter the 'wrong way' in a baby sling to a general, prevailing view that new dads don't muck in enough, I think it's time the dad-bashing stopped.

But one mum clearly disagrees - she's written an open letter on her blog to dads who don't realise how hard it is to be a mum at home with a new baby. It's referenced in the Daily Mail today:

"Every morning you wake up from your long slumber, probably have a shower, eat breakfast and then hop into your car/public transport and head to work. During your day, you no doubt interact with adults, head out for coffee or maybe even lunch? You’re using your brain, have time to think and most importantly, you’re free."

"A few miles away, your other half is walking around like a zombie after getting two hours sleep last night. She hasn’t had time to eat breakfast yet and has had two sips of a cup of tea that is now stone cold. She’s just fed the baby (again) and it looks like he’s settled so she’s going to run to the bathroom and try and have a shower."

Now maybe this resonates with you, and you want to ever-so-casually share it to a new dad's Facebook page. Or maybe you're with me in thinking that new dads get a raw deal, and deserve a bit of slack.

My other half was pretty much a model dad when my kids were babies, so I found this open letter just a tad unfair.

Whatever your view, we'd love to hear about it over on our Facebook page. Tell us what you think about why new dads get painted as a bit clueless, and perhaps what you most appreciate your baby's dad... And if you're a new father yourself, make sure you have your say...

Argos Suggest Top Toy Predictions For Christmas 2015

by Nada in Misc on 24 June, 2015 at 9:32 am

 Argos Suggest Top Toy Predictions For Christmas 2015

I don't particularly like talking about Christmas in June. It feels like wishing time away. However, I am keen to see what Argos* have predicted as the "Top Toys of 2015". I am not surprised to see that the Disney Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa has reached this chart but I am a bit taken aback to see the Thunderbirds Interactive Tracy Island. A true retro toy that has been given a modern twist.

Pie Face is already on the market and very popular. We plan on buying it next month for my son's birthday. It looks like so much fun and something that the whole family can play. Just search for it on You Tube and you will want one! It's out of stock pretty much everywhere at the moment though, so keep your eyes peeled.

  • My Friend Freddy Bear (£39.99)
  • VTech Toot Drivers Super RC Raceway (£99.99)
  • Thunderbirds Interactive Tracy Island* (£79.99)
  • LEGO City Deep Sea Exploration Vessel (£79.99)
  • Nerf Modulus (£59.99)
  • Pie Face* (£19.99)
  • Chad Valley 3 Storey Summer Winter Dolls House (£149.99)
  • Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck Plays (£19.99)
  • Barbie Style Your Way House (£99.99)
  • Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa (£39.99)
  • Little Live Pets Birds Clever Keet (£59.99)
  • Minions Tumbling Stuart* (£49.99)
  • Real FX Racing (£99.99)

Can Having A Baby Give You OCD?

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 23 June, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Can Having A Baby Give You OCD?

It's common for new parents to experience anxiety - after all, it's fairly daunting to face the fact that you are now responsible for another human being for at least the next 18 years - but what's not discussed so openly is the link between parenthood and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Until now - there's a fascinating piece about postnatal OCD in today's Daily Mail.

The paper reports:

"Around 1 per cent of the population has OCD at any one time, but 2 to 3 per cent of women have it after childbirth,' says Ian Jones, a perinatal psychiatrist and director of the National Centre for Mental Health at Cardiff University."

Personally, I've never experienced the obsessions or compulsions that are associated with OCD, but I've definitely had moments of heightened anxiety during pregnancy and following the births of my children. At those times I found it hard to consider the possibility that I was going through a common and normal part of adjusting to parenthood - I definitely worried that there might be something 'wrong' with me or even with my babies.

I really applaud mums who open up about issues like OCD, which can develop or worsen during pregnancy, and wish it was more widely spoken about, so that those of us who experience anxiety might feel less alone when it strikes.

And did you even know that fathers can experience postnatal OCD? I didn't.

If you've dealt with anxiety during pregnancy or experienced OCD whilst pregnant or after having a child, do consider sharing your experience over on our Facebook page. By talking about these things, we might help make it easier for other mums who are in the grip of anxious or obsessive thoughts, and don't know where to turn for help.

For more information on prenatal and postanal OCD, check out this link over at OCD-UK. It outlines some of the symptoms of prenatal and postanal OCD, and some steps for getting further help and support.

Passing Judgement On The "Other" Parent

by Nada in Misc on 23 June, 2015 at 11:19 am

 Passing Judgement On The "Other" Parent

It was Father's Day there on Sunday, and this seems to have stirred up a lot of LOVE and HATE in the world of celebrities. Yesterday, I was reading about how Brian McFadden had publicly praised his ex-wife Kerry Katona's current husband, George Kay for "keeping his family together". I must admit to being cynical as to whether this good gesture was sincere or not or if they are all in need of exposure.

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Oh No! Skinny Jeans Are Bad For Your Health!

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 23 June, 2015 at 10:31 am

Oh No! Skinny Jeans Are Bad For Your Health!

Several news sites this morning have covered a story from the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Doesn't sound interesting so far, does it? Well the report concerns a woman who had to be cut out of her jeans after her legs ballooned in size due to a condition called compartment syndrome which was made worse by her skinny jeans!

The 35 year old woman had spent hours squatting to empty cupboards for a house move in Australia. By the end of the day her feet were numb and she found it hard to walk, the syndrome then caused the woman to trip and fall and, unable to get up, she then spent several hours lying on the ground.

The BBC reports:

On examination at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, her lower legs were severely swollen. Although her feet were warm and had enough blood supplying them, her muscles were weak and she had lost some feeling. As the pressure had built in her lower legs, her muscles and nerves became damaged. She was put on an intravenous drip and after four days was able to walk unaided. Other medics have reported a number of cases where patients have developed tingly, numb thighs from wearing the figure-hugging low-cut denim trousers. Compartment syndrome is a painful and potentially serious condition caused by bleeding or swelling within an enclosed bundle of muscles - in this case, the calves.

This doesn't sound great does it? Pain, swelling, numbness, muscle and nerve damage? Is fashion worth this, or is this more a case of not wearing clothes that fit properly? I mean there are skinny jeans, and then there are jeans so tight you can't walk straight.

So will you be ditching the skinny jeans in favour of something more comfy?

Rebecca Adlington: Childbirth Was The Most Painful Experience Ever

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 22 June, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Rebecca Adlington: Childbirth Was The Most Painful Experience Ever

Rebecca Adlington reckons giving birth to her baby daughter was the most painful thing she's ever done.

In an interview with Hello! magazine, the Olympic gold medalist said giving birth was harder than winning medals.

Hello! reports:

"Revealing that she and her personal trainer husband Harry Needs have named their daughter Summer, Rebecca tells HELLO!: "Giving birth was definitely harder than winning those gold medals," - and says she already has plans for their honeymoon baby to follow in her sporty footsteps."

Rebecca also told the magazine that having her daughter was the most rewarding thing she's ever done.

Am I the only one who is surprised that an Olympic athlete - who must surely know what it's like to push herself to the very limits of her physicality - found giving birth harder than winning Gold medals?

And doesn't it just make you feel a teensy bit more bullet proof to know that you've done something that an Olympic athlete reckons was the most painful thing she's ever done? Not that anyone needs their labour experience validated by a celeb or famous mum, of course, but I found it refreshing to hear one such mum tell it as it is. Nice one, Rebecca.

Now, come and tell us over on our Facebook page whether giving birth was the most painful thing you've ever done. (Best to look away if you've actually yet to give birth...)

SAFETY RECALL: Next Recalls Children's 'Fish Face' Sandals Due To Choking Hazard

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 20 June, 2015 at 7:44 pm

SAFETY RECALL: Next Recalls Children's 'Fish Face' Sandals Due To Choking Hazard

Next have issued a safety recall on these Children's Fish Face Sandals due to a choking hazard, as the plastic eyes can become detached from the shoes. All sizes of the shoe (item number 829651) have been recalled, and it was made in sizes 3 to 12. Here is what the recall states:

We have identified a problem with the above sandals.

Unfortunately, it's come to light that there is a potential safety issue, where the 3D eyes could fall off, with the possibility that young children could choke, or gag on these small pieces. We would therefore recommend that you immediately stop using the product and contact us.

Please call us on 0333 777 8185 to arrange a collection, or return them to your local store (for a full refund), if this would suit you better. If you have given this item as a gift, please ask the recipient to contact Next.

We're very sorry for any disappointment and inconvenience this may cause, but we hope you'll understand that customer safety is a high priority for us.

The last time Next issued a recall not all customers had been contacted about it, so if you know someone who has these shoes please make them aware of the issue.

Click here to see the recall notice on the Next website.

Thanks to Bitter Wallet for the information.

Make a Figurine Of Yourself With 3DME @ Asda

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 20 June, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Make a Figurine Of Yourself With 3DME @ Asda

Have you seen this new amazing service from Asda Photo? You can now get a 3D  miniature model of yourself with Asda 3DME! All it takes is for you to enter a special booth, strike your pose for 12 seconds while the cameras take all the images they need to create the 3D model, then 2 days later you have a Mini Me!

There are loads of reasons why you might want to get these done, from making one of a kind wedding or birthday cake toppers, or a model of a child to give to grandparents. You might even want to capture a moment in your own life, like creating a model of yourself blooming in pregnancy or your child's first day at school.

The sessions need to be booked in advance, and are only available in larger stores where the photographic facilities needed have been installed. Prices vary according to the age and number of people being recreated, but they start at £49. You can even give the session as a gift card for someone.

There are loads more details and explanations of exactly how the process works on the Asda 3DME website pages.

So what do you think? Can you see yourself getting one of these figurines?

Cyclist Films Woman Eating Bowl Of Cereal Whilst Driving

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 20 June, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Cyclist Films Woman Eating Bowl Of Cereal Whilst Driving

We're a little bit late to this, um, party (did I mention I have a baby with a broken leg?) but have you seen the video causing a stir online of the woman eating a bowl of cereal at the wheel of her moving vehicle?!

The Express reports:

"The shameless woman, thought to be on her way home after a school run, was captured scoffing her breakfast by cyclist David Williams in the middle of morning rush-hour traffic. The cycling instructor said he couldn't believe his eyes when he spotted the woman in her 4x4 Land Rover Discovery with one hand on the wheel and the other holding what appeared to be Shreddies."

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SAFETY RECALL: Kiddu Lane Group 1/2/3 Car Seat

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 18 June, 2015 at 9:18 pm

SAFETY RECALL: Kiddu Lane Group 1/2/3 Car Seat

Do you remember back in May when Nada shared with us all the alarming reports of the safety harness failing on a Kiddu Car Seat? Well, it didn't take long for them to be removed from the shelves so that an investigation could take place, and today they have finally issued an official recall.

All Kiddu Group 1/2/3 car seats sold between June 2012 and May 2015 are subject to an urgent safety recall as there is an issue with the harness buckle opening on impact. This means that the seat should not be used in Group 1 format - when the harness is used as opposed to the seat being used as a booster seat.

Kiddu have set up a helpline for all concerned parents, where they can advise whether your product is one of those being recalled and how to go about receiving your refund. The number is 0161 702 5061.

You can see the full product recall notice on the Kiddu website here.

Thanks to Bitter Wallet for the information.

Schools Bans Handstands And Cartwheels In case Of Injury To Kids

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 17 June, 2015 at 11:58 am

Schools Bans Handstands And Cartwheels In case Of Injury To Kids

For the love of sweet mercy, this story makes me want to weep for the lost innocence of childhood.

A school in Devon has BANNED children from doing handstands or cartwheels in the playground during break due to a number of injuries being sustained during said acrobatic endeavours.

The Independent newspaper reports:

"The new rule stopping all “gymnastic activities” at Old Priory Junior Academy, Plympton, came into force a fortnight ago, after a number of children suffered minor wrist and back injuries and one parent contacted the school, BBC News reported."

I just can't even wrap my head around this lunacy. What kind of mean-spirited mentality bans such a childhood rite of passage as the playground handstand or cartwheel? It's called a playground for a reason!

I spent YEARS of my childhood practicing handstands up against the wall in my primary school playground and those are some of the happiest memories I have of my school days. Yes, now and again one of us very nearly broke our wrists with a badly planned cartwheel execution but that's part and parcel of being a kid.

If we banned kids from doing anything that contained an element of danger we'd stop them walking to school, using pencils and even breathing. What happens if they accidentally ingest a rogue particle of dust in the air?

From confiscating unhealthy food from children's lunchboxes to banning term-time holidays and now forbidding kids from doing cartwheels, it seems we're in danger of becoming a generation of adults hellbent on limiting fun and freedom.

It's worth adding that I'm saying this as the mother of a baby currently in plaster due to a broken leg. She stumbled off a door step whilst adventuring into the garden a little too quickly, and while I'm horrified by the injury she sustained, I'm not about to ban her from playing in the garden or navigating doorsteps unaided.

Childhood is supposed to be fun, and accidents happen; but a childhood which is so ferociously protected and policed so as to remove all possibility of sustaining an injury or - God forbid - eating anything vaguely unhealthy - doesn't sound like much fun to me. Why don't we just wrap our kids in cotton wool and be done with it?

We'd love to hear your views on this. Would you be concerned if your child was banned from doing handstands or cartwheels at school, or do you think the school is simply doing its job of safeguarding children? Let us know over on our Facebook page.

School Charges £45 Annual Parking Fee To Parents

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 16 June, 2015 at 6:20 pm

School Charges £45 Annual Parking Fee To Parents

How would you feel about being charged to drop your child off at school?

Yes, you read that right. A school in Staffordshire has introduced the unusual measure of proposing to charge parents an annual fee for using a specially-created car park so that children can be safely dropped off at school.

The Huffington Post reports:

'The fee is being introduced at St Gregory's Catholic Academy, in Longton, Staffordshire, after traffic problems that have "plagued the school for years" led to concerns over pupil's safety. Principal Margaret Yates said: "The safety of the children has to be put first, above everything else. There have been instances of people parking disrespectfully, blocking residents drives, and also some stopping in the middle of the road to let passengers out."'

The fee proposed is £45 per year, charged at £2 per week or £15 per term. That's not exactly going to break the bank, but critics say the school should pay for adequate parking provision, not the parents.

Speaking personally, I think I'd be prepared (a little begrudgingly) to fork out for a parking scheme if that's what it took to make the school safer during drop-off in the mornings and at the end of the day. I agree that in principle the parents probably shouldn't have to foot the bill, but the cash to create a safer parking space has to come from somewhere.

At the end of the day, ensuring the school environment is safe for kids is surely everyone's highest priority - teachers and parents alike - and if funding that to the tune of a couple of quid per week is the way to make that happen, I'm in.

But it does make me wonder what parents might be asked to pay for next.

What do you think of this scheme? How would you feel about being charged to park when dropping off or collecting your kids off from school? Who do you think should pay? We'd love to hear your views over on our Facebook page.

Dream Job? Nail Polish Tester Required @ Nailbox - £35K and NO Washing Up!

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 14 June, 2015 at 5:16 pm

 Dream Job? Nail Polish Tester Required @ Nailbox - £35K and NO Washing Up!

This is going to be a dream job for someone - and it might just be you! Nailbox are looking for someone to test nail polishes and review them at home, and the salary is a cool £35,000.

The successful candidate will be sent 50 nail products a month to review and photograph, and will need to come up with ideas for the monthly themed boxes. The hours are flexible, so this could be ideal for working around the commitments of family and children, and it's definitely difficult to find a job like that!

They are looking for someone who is interested in beauty and nail products, takes care of their hands and nails, and keeps up with current trends and fashion.

There is one more bit that might prove a bit tricky if you are looking after children though...

It is also critical that the successful candidate is prepared to withdraw themselves from any physical labour or household chores which may damage their hands e.g. washing up and gardening.

So you have to stop doing the chores in case you break a nail. I think maybe this is everyone's dream job now!

The Orbit Baby Stroller Board

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 13 June, 2015 at 5:23 pm

The Orbit Baby Stroller Board

This is not a 'deal' but something I came across online and it looks so much fun! I am used to conventional buggy boards that position the elder child behind the pushchair between the back wheels, but this is a little different. The Orbit Baby Stroller Board attaches near the back wheel on one side, so the child is riding on a 'skateboard' next to the buggy!

It can be fitted on either side, or you can have one on each side! It is designed to fit the Orbit G2 Stroller, and I haven't been able to get an answer to whether this can be used with other makes or models.

It is easy to attach and take off, flips up out of the way when your older child wants to walk (which is going to be never)and  has grips to prevent slipping. It looks so great for taller children, as the handles of the pushchair are not going to get in the way, and their head is not going to get in yours either.

It's not cheap at £119.95, but they do throw in free delivery. Is it making your re-think your pushchair choice?

NEW: The Avengers Team Up With Adidas

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 13 June, 2015 at 4:24 pm

NEW: The Avengers Team Up With Adidas

This new collaboration between big brands Adidas and Marvel's Avengers has produced a range of sportswear and trainers that any kid would love to be seen in.

Prices are not cheap, but Adidas stuff rarely is, and these are a bit special. There are trainers, t-shirts, shorts, hoodies, caps and more featuring designs based on the iconic marvel symbols. I love the Iron Man and Captain America inspired shoes, and I think my son would go mad for them too.

If the price tags are a little more than you would like to pay then you can get 15% off when you sign up for the Adidas store email which will make them that little bit cheaper. They also have a free delivery offer at the moment, which saves even more.

If you are a grown up Marvel fan (and there are plenty of us) then I'm afraid these items are in children's sizes only. Petite adults may be lucky though, if you can fit into teenage boys clothes sizes, or have feet size 5 and under.

If you like these then check out the Star Wars Adidas range* too, as it's just as great.

National Picnic Week Starts Today!

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 13 June, 2015 at 1:03 pm

National Picnic Week Starts Today!

Did you know that National Picnic Week starts today? You do now!

And according to the organisers, these are the UK's top 15 picnic spots:

Barafundle Beach – Pembrokeshire
Brownsea Island – Dorset
Avon Valley Country Park – Bristol
Formby Beach – Merseyside
Somerset House – London
Devil’s Dyke – East Sussex
St Herbert’s Island – Derwentwater, Cumbria North Pennines
Bodmin Moor – Cornwall
Corfe Castle – Dorset
Rievaulx Abbey – North Yorkshire
Gibside – Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Glenkiln Sculpture Park – Dumfries and Galloway
Padley Gorge – Derbyshire
Top Withens – Haworth, Yorkshire

Lucky you if you live near one! There are some fabulous recipe ideas here and if you've got a fussy eater on your hands, you could always try popping some of these recipes for fussy eaters into your picnic basket.

This could be a cracking weekend for family fun, but don't forget to check out our tips for How To Survive A Family Day Out before you leave the house!

So what have you got planned for today? If you're heading for a picnic, we'd love to hear about it over on our Facebook page. Ooh, and if you have a favourite family picnic recipe, why not share that with us too?

Father Calls For Budget Airlines To Scrap The 'Family Tax'

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 13 June, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Father Calls For Budget Airlines To Scrap The 'Family Tax'

Have you ever had problems getting seats together when travelling with your children?

Budget airlines have attracted criticism in the past for charging families extra if they wish to sit together, and now a father of two has hit the headlines for taking Ryanair to task over the issue.

Chris Parr booked a Ryanair flight home to Liverpool from a family holiday to Faro but discovered a few days before the flight that his little girl, aged three, hadn't been allocated a seat near her parents. He tweeted the airline about it but had no joy in getting them to change the seating allocation.

The Daily Mail reports:

"The budget airline said there was nothing they could do to help Chris and Kim Parr after splitting-up their booking so their daughter Lily was sat by herself for the Faro to Liverpool flight - because they hadn't forked out extra to reserve specific seats. Staff at the notoriously no-frills carrier insisted that the Chorley family's seats couldn't be moved without policeman Chris and solicitor wife Kim stumping up an additional fee."

In the end, kindhearted passengers on the flight agreed to swap seats with Chris' wife so that she could sit with their daughter. But the father feels strongly that this amounts to a tax on families, and that airlines shouldn't effectively charge families extra to guarantee seats together. He also questioned the sense in permitting a three year old to sit with strangers during a flight, and queried who would attend to her in the event of an emergency on board the aircraft.

We'd love to hear your experiences on this issue. Have you ever been seated separately from your children on a flight? Do you resent having to pay extra to ensure that you can sit next to your children?

And if you're travelling with children any time soon, check out our 5 Must-Haves For Long Haul Flights with Kids and our Top Tips For Travelling With Children.

Happy World Gin Day For Tomorrow!

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Misc on 12 June, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Happy World Gin Day For Tomorrow!

It's World Gin Day tomorrow! Which can mean only one thing. You've got the perfect excuse for enjoying a little G&T or two.

Tomorrow marks the seventh annual World Gin Day which, according to the website, is a "celebration of all things gin, giving us a legitimate excuse (not that we need one) to mix up a cocktail and learn about all of the exceptional gins that are currently on the market".

So I'm just going to casually mention that this 70cl bottle of Gordon's Special Dry London Gin is on special offer at Tesco right now, reduced from £20 to £14. Just saying.

You can keep up with World Gin Day on Facebook. Or you could just sit down with a a glass of the stuff and let the internet do its thing while you chillax* a bit.

*Can't believe I actually just used the word chillax. It's definitely time for a drink...

Homemade 'Bumpting' for Baby Showers

by Lisa Hayes in Misc on 12 June, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Homemade 'Bumpting' for Baby Showers

One of the team over at our sister site Hot UK Deals is about to become a first time father, and he and his wife have shared this wonderful idea for Homemade 'Bumpting'.

It was made by the lovely lady's friends for her upcoming Baby Shower, and is created from a series of photos she has been taking charting her pregnancy. Each 'flag' on the bunting is from a different week, and you can see baby's bump getting bigger in each one.

This looks like such a wonderful thing to make for someone, and I expect it will be kept and treasured as a memento.

Have you been keeping track of your pregnancy in a similar way? Or do you have any other ideas for Baby Shower decorations you would like to share? Let us know in the comments, or over on our Facebook page.

Thank you to Ruth and Jason for sharing this idea, and best of luck with the new baby.