Finally, a Good Free Knitting Pattern for a Turkey-Shaped Baby Hat!

Sara knitted a Thanksgiving turkey hat (complete with drumsticks) for her newborn boy who was in NICU. "I may have been slightly unhinged at that point," she says. But what did she do the next year? Knitted another one sized for a 1-year-old baby! You secretly want to knit a turkey hat, too, don't you?... [read more]

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Baby Photo Album for Family Bonding

Baby's My First Photo Album of Family and Friends

We usually think of baby photograph albums as something like Granny’s “brag book,” stuffed with snaps of the adored new grandchild,  right?  Well, Baby’s My First Photo Album of Family and Friends is just a bit different – it is designed for Baby.

More than a place to stash family photos, this unique photo album is almost a “developmental toy” for your infant. Even more importantly, it could do wonders for Happy Family Togetherness for your growing toddler, when you get just a few years down the road.

What a clever idea, this little cloth-covered book! Especially with families all spread out over long distances, the way we so often are these days…


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Baby Name Search

As you may know, there’s a new baby niece on her way into our family this spring.

Her parents have chosen a name for their baby girl already, but that doesn’t stop the rest of us from talking about our favourite baby names — or the ones we just can’t stand! Not that we expect the expectant parents to change their minds, but there’s just something about debating a list of baby names…

I particularly enjoy going on the occasional rant about people who give their baby girls a name that’s more appropriate for a stripper than for a bank president. Don’t get me started!

Anyway, if you’re in the throes of picking out baby names, for whatever reason, here’s an online tool that might help:

Nymbler ‘Smart’ Baby Name Search Assistant
Nymbler is the smart baby name guide that responds to your personal taste. Just choose a few names that appeal to you or let Nymbler offer ideas. Then press “Find Names” and Nymbler will start using its expert knowledge to brainstorm names tailored to fit your style.

Nymbler combines human expertise (Linda Wattenberg, author of The Baby Name Wizard) and artificial intelligence (software by Icosystem) to sort through a database of thousands of names to find the ones that fit your taste.


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