Our little girl is one! This is a look a a past year and a half of fun! Almost a year ago we had a beautiful baby shower with a She is About to Pop baby shower theme! We were so blessed to have so many family and friends in one spot again. Here is a list of the gifts that we love.
4. Sleep Sheep
6. Safe Plate Switch Covers
I would love to put these in if we buy a new house. Then if we ever have guest with babies there will be no issues.
7. Stove Knob Covers
We have a gas range with 5 burners. These were very helpful to keep our little one from turning on the gas.
8. Baby Gate
This baby grate is great because you can open it with one hand. The gate we own has a different latch. I have been told you need a special gate for the top of the stairs so if it does fall down by accident, there is no injuries.
9. Baby Blanket Over Door
To keep little fingers from being pinched, I just lay a baby blanket over the top of the door. A free alternative. You can take the blanket off when the baby is sleeping to quietly shut the door.
10. Oven Lock
Our ovens locks itself. But if you don’t have a self locking oven you may need one. My daughter uses this as a bar to hold onto. The only problem is when the oven is on you can not lock it.
11. TV Stand Without Stuff
Put your DVDs (if you still have them) somewhere else. A plain tv stand with a tv gets less attention from a baby.
12. Turn side tables around
This table has a drawer on the front. We turned the table around so she could not get to the drawer. She was beginning to hang on the drawer when we did this.
13. Tub Stopper
Let Bath time fun begin!
Yes even the pots and pans.
Great for storing little toys out of reach. Then I can get out one basket at a time and put them away one at a time to all the little pieces don’t get unorganized!
I bought containers from the dollar store and added her toys. These toys have little parts so I would like her to play with them one at a time so they stay organized.
Reading spot to read before bed time.
This Tab Lab Caddy was a baby shower gift from a friend. We love using the caddy for feeding and for diapers. Going to the Grandparents for the weekend is easy with this caddy.
When Charlie was chewing on a shoe, I gave him a similar soft chew toy. I try to do the same thing with the baby. If she is chewing on a shoe, I give her a baby doll to chew on.
22. Key Words
Sit, Down, Lay, Back, Nice, Kisses, ect. These are all words we taught Charlie. Quick easy to learn phrases that are easy to say, remember, and for him to respond. Well we have some similar ones for the baby. Kisses, Nice, and hugs are a few I can think of. Having the same nice “command” for Charlie and the baby works out well because when the baby is petting Charlie incorrectly saying nice helps on both accounts.
We changed Charlies food onetime without slowly making the change. Big mistake. We learn to only give the baby one different food at a time.
I feel likes sometimes I get a little break as they both get older.
When Charlie does something good I praise him. I also give the baby positive reinforcement as she learns.
Charlie the Cavalier and the baby both love tags. These tags can provide hours of enjoyment.
If you feed a dog he will beg. We learned not to feed Charlie from the table. Just like a dog, you can’t give into a kid when you say no then give them the treat (gold fish crackers).
28. Tone of Voice
When Charlie does something good we give him a high picked “Good Boy”. When he does something bad a low pinched “leave it”. In the same way we tell our little girl similar things.
29. Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is his reward. (Psalm 127: 3)
30. For this child I have prayed and You have granted me my request. (Samuel 1:27)
31. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, I know full well. (Psalm 139: 14)
4. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4: 6)
Out little girl did great at her first birthday party. With a little planning the party went great! With some proper planning the party went great. Here is the cute hello kitty invite and the pinterest inspiration board for the event.
39. Pom Pom Centerpieces
The pom pom centerpieces were a hit when I added balloons in the center.
40. Watermelon Cake For Child’s First Birthday
I made a “Fruit Cake”. I took a seedless watermelon and created a calendar with a electric knife. I then added fruit. Since it was December and the watermelon was good (even in December) everyone ate the cake too!
41. Crock Pots for Parties
I decided to go with crock pots of food to keep it simple. We had pulled pork, corn, beans and salad. Then for dessert Chocolate Lava cake.
42. Set Up Table Early
Setting the table was fun with ideas that I got from Pinterest.
44. Baby Chair
Remember to bring a high chair for the birthday girl to sit in.
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Lisa is the creator of the blog Charlie-The-Cavalier and His Friends, Family, and Home. She is also the author of 50 Things to Know Before Having a Baby.. Send Lisa Rusczyk and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.