Monday, January 26, 2009

What Can You Do For A Mom on Bedrest?

Your best friend was just put on bed rest. What is that? Why? Chances are she is pregnant, and this is just as sudden for her as it is for everyone else too. Many times women on put on bed rest for different reasons. Almost all of them have to do with early labor. When a mom-to-be is beginning to have contractions, or showing others signs of labor before her 36th week she is usually considered high risk and immediately placed on limited bed rest or full bed rest.

You need to understand that when you are put on bed rest it is for the safety of your child. Babies born before 34 weeks can have multitudes of problems. Their lungs may not be fully developed, their immune system is not as strong, and the early they are born the more internal problems they can have. A healthy baby is born between the 38th and the 40th week or pregnancy. So you can understand, if a baby comes too soon, problems begin to arise.

What can you do for your friend who is on bed rest. Here is my list of things that helped me.

1. Place the phone next to the bed, along with paper, pen, and phone book.

2. If at all possible set up a remote control T.V. It would be nice to have a CD player, radio, tape combo close by also.

3. Pick out some great magazines for her. Health and Beauty and by all means Baby ones too.

4. Offer to check out library books for her. If she has a laptop, she can reserve books on your card, or her own and you can pick them up and return them for her.

5. Make special goals for yourself, to do for her. One week send her flowers, or buy some and drop them off. Maybe the next week bring her some lotions. On another week you can send her a care package. Start stocking up on things she will need at the hospital. Travel size lotions, shampoos, make-up, baby clothes.

6. Visit, but give her some time alone too. She will get very tired being on bed rest and will need some down time too.

7. Offer to fluff pillows, clean, wash laundry, anything you can see is bothering her that she can't get done.

8. When you arrive and before you leave make sure she has plenty of fresh cold water, and any snacks she could keep next to her.

9. Offer to rent movies.

10. Be a friend and listen, even if she has told you the "bed rest story" over and over again. She is lonely and needs someone to listen. Be an encouragement, be her cheerleader and remind her she is doing this for the baby. Commend her. Her will help to boost her morale.

Linda Cramer is the Co-Owner of The Baby Gift Basket Company.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Help Save the Handmade Items CPSIA

Save our Handmade Toys and Items for kids under 12.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Peanut Butter and Products Recall

Important Information:

Please click this link to find out if you have products in your home that have been recalled.

Peanut Products have been a major source of

Salmonella Outbreak

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How Do You Say "Thank You" to Your Corporate Clients?

How Do you say Thank you? With a Personalized Gift Basket, of course.
Send the best when you want to let someone know how much you appreciate them. This large gift basket comes packed in a beautiful antique finished planter for your recipient to enjoy long after the gift has been enjoyed. The award winning Kings Cupboard hot cocoa is perfectly paired with Dolcetto wafer rolls to complete a relaxing evening of sweets. This gift comes wrapped with personalized ribbon to complete the elegant presentation.
  • Angelina's Butter Cookies
  • Bellagio Triple Chocolate Cocoa
  • Caffe D' Amore Chai Tea
  • Nunes Farms Gourmet Pistachios
  • Mini Cutting Board
  • Davidson's Lemon Ginseng Gren Tea
  • Dolcetto Tiramasu Wafer Rolls
  • Sparrers Summer Sausage
  • Kings Cupbard Choc. Chunk Hot Cocoa
  • Dutch Chocolate Sweet Sticks
  • Focaccia Crisps
  • Fontazzi Honey Mustard Pretzels
  • Bali's Best Latte Candy
  • Gourmet Olives
  • French Herb Dip
  • Keepsake Antique Finish Planter
  • Personalized Ribbon

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

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Cell Phones Will Be Released

REMINDER.... all cell phone numbers are being
released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive
sales calls.

To prevent this, call the following number from your
cell phone:
It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only takea minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years.
You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked.
You cannot call from a different phone number.
It takes about
20 seconds.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Doggy Frame From Stephen Joseph

This cute little doggy frame from Stephen Joseph is perfect for your little boy or girl. Dress up their room and take a picture of them with their favorite pet.

You can find it at Amazon, Kaboodle or Brown Eyed Baby Boutique.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

What should I send to someone who is sick?

Do you know someone who is sick? Winter can be hard for all ages. Why not send a Gift Basket to cheer up your friend, co-worker or family member.
This Beary Well Wishes Gift Basket will do the trick. Inside is Chicken soup, tea and cocoa. Be sure to get plenty of warm liquids into you when you are ill.
This gift includes:
  • "Illy Willy" Teddy Bear
  • Chicken Soup
  • Gourmet Popcorn
  • English Breakfast Tea
  • Angelina's Butter Cookies
  • Foccacia Crisps
  • 2 French Vanilla Hot Cocoas
  • Napa Valley Honey Mustard Nuggets
  • Willow Basket

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Save on Shipping with Free Shipping Items

Some great things do come with Free Shipping!

Check out this cute Bunny Hop Purse from Gund.
Free Shipping for you! Send as many to one address as you like and the shipping is still free.
Your daughter, granddaughter or friend will soon be Hopping Down the Bunny Trail with this purse from Gund!