Some Great Newborn Mom Tips

Once you have your baby, you realize that it is not as easy as it looks like and you have to pay a lot of attention to your baby. There are hundreds of things you need to keep in mind to keep your baby always happy and prevent him/her getting too colicky. So, what can you do to take care of your newborn baby?

Here are a few tips which can greatly help you in taking care of your newborn bundle of joy:

  • Soothe your baby

One of the most important things you need to do for your newborn baby is to soothe them when they are crying. Make sure you massage their back or pat their back gently when they cry and murmur to them soft words.

  • Prepare for every day

One of the best things to deal with your newborn baby would be by keeping everything ready on time and preparing for the next day one night before. Ready their clothes and food before they wake up so that once they are awake, you can focus on just them and not the other tasks.


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  • Feed your baby when awake

Make sure that you always feed your baby when they are awake and not sleeping. In fact, if you find your baby dozing off to sleep, then wake them up again and don’t let them sleep.You can use high chairs, so that they can sit well and eat properly( read some high chair reviews ).

  • Leave your baby with his dad

Give the dad some time to bond with his kid. Leave both of them alone for some time and focus on other tasks. Tell your husband to go for a drive with your baby, go for car seats for infants for safety of your baby. This way your baby’s dad would learn a little more about the baby and you can relax for some time too.

  • Help them to latch-on

Initially, the babies are unable to latch on to your breasts properly, so make sure you guide them with your hand and help them during feeding.

  • Keep your babies’ supply packed

Keep your baby’s supply always packed with all the essentials whenever you plan to go out. Make sure you make a checklist of all the items because you don’t want to forget any important baby stuff behind.

  • Ask for help

You need not be ashamed to ask help. Taking care of a baby is a difficult and exhausting task and once in a while, you might need someone’s help in this so that you can take a little break.

  • Make sure your baby sleeps

One of the most important things to ensure is that your baby gets a goodnight’s sleep and doesn’t wake up too often at the night. This way they would be fresh and cheery the next morning.

  • Take rest

You need to take rest once in a while too. Being a mother is an exhausting job and you need your time to rejuvenate too.

  • Eat healthy

Another important thing to pay attention to is your food. You need a lot of nutrients intake to sustain both your baby and yourself.

  • Don’t overtire your baby

Many parents assume that if they tire their baby, he/she would end sleeping early but it actually leaves them more cranky and fussy. So, don’t make that mistake. Let your baby work itself.

  • Listen to your baby

The most important thing is to pay attention to your baby and he/she would tell you when they are hungry or sleepy. Don’t listen to others, listen to your baby.

Seven Types of Panties and when to Wear Each One

Panties

Most women have several #different types of panties in their underwear drawer. Did you know that different panties are good for different clothing choices and occasion? It’s good to have some variety in the types of panties in your underwear drawer to choose from. It’s easy to get stuck on a favorite style. Maybe this article can inspire you to try something new.

1. Briefs

One of the types of panties many of us have gotten away from is briefs. A lot of ladies don’t find them as fashionable as other panty types. But briefs do have their place. They’re a good choice when you’re on your period. They’re also a good choice if you’re recovering from a c-section or other abdominal surgery because they usually won’t hit your incision.

2. Bikinis

Bikinis are a good choice for everyday panties. They seem to fit most #women well and stay in place which is an important factor. Bikinis are good for everyday clothing choices. Some of them can show panty lines so that’s something you have to watch for. The amount of panty line that shows generally depends on the type of trim the bikini panty has.

3. Thongs

Girls either love or hate thongs. It’s a panty that you usually have strong feelings for. Thongs are great for when you’re wearing something that you know will show panty lines. They’re an especially great choice when wearing polyester slacks, skirts or dresses since polyester tends to show panty lines quite easily. It’s good to have a pair or two of thong panties tucked back for those times even if it isn’t your favorite type.

4. String Bikinis

String bikinis don’t seem to have as much popularity they used to but they’re still a cute choice in #panties. They do have a big drawback, though. They can bunch up easily if there’s any bit of extra fabric at all. For this reason, it’s important to choose string bikinis that fit you perfectly. Making sure the fit is snug can eliminate any bunching problems.

5. Hipsters

Hipsters are a great alternative to choose in panties. They’ve really gained popularity in the last few years and for good reason. They fit well, especially if you have more of a pear #body shape. They can be worn with a variety of clothing choices and aren’t bad about showing panty lines because the panties tend to cut a little lower on the bottom. They’re also incredibly comfortable while being cute at the same #time.

6. Boy Shorts

Boy shorts are another relatively new choice in panties. They’ve become very popular because of their unique shape and fit. If you’re looking for something a little different in the panty department, try a pair of #boy shorts. They’re also a good choice if panty lines tend to be an issue for you, because of the low cut on the upper leg. They’re great to wear with practically anything.

7. G-strings

G-strings are the thong’s even racier cousin. If you want to feel a little sexier, a G-string can do that for you. They have even less fabric than the thong and only cover the bare minimum. You’ll have no panty lines whatsoever with a G-string because the panty is practically not there. They aren’t a panty choice everyone loves but it’s one to try if you’re in the mood to be adventurous.

These are 7 different types of panties and a bit of information on when you might want to wear each one. What kind of panty #girl are you? Share why you love your favorite style.

Seven Weird Fashion Trends from History

There are trends that exist today, like those really clumpy shoes that are popular at the moment – which I”ll never see the appeal of – that seem faintly ridiculous, and this is true of most (if not all) historical fashion trends. They”re so popular but not, in any conventional sense of the word, nice to look at or elegant. But weird fashion and beauty trends have always existed – they used to be even more extreme than they are now and, what”s more, the extreme used to be the norm. To me, the fashion of a time is a unique insight into what the wider #world was probably like; it was dictated by class, social conventions, gender roles, places – and fashion brings those people in history alive much more than facts and events can. If you think we have a rough time of things now, take a #look at these weird historical fashion trends.

1. Powdered Wigs

Seven Weird Fashion Trends from History
When you think of strange historical fashion trends, the huge, powdered wigs we often see in paintings, cartoons and films are probably the first thing to come to your mind. This actually started when Louis XIII of France started to go bald – he used the wig to cover it up and what the King did, everyone else did. The wigs were so huge and ornate that they often had to sleep in them and they were seldom washed, meaning the wearers often carried live moths and even mice along with them!

2. Foot-binding

Seven Weird Fashion Trends from History
Have you ever heard of ‘lotus feet’? I learnt about this during my history degree, and it’s both fascinating and horrifying. Originating in China around the 10th or 11th century, the feet of young girls were painfully bound to prevent further growth. Tiny feet were seen as #beautiful, and the aim was to make them as small as possible – toes were bent under the foot, and then pressed downwards and into the sole of the foot until they broke. These bones would often stay broken for years, and were prone to re-breaking repeatedly. Waxing doesn’t seem so horrible now, does it?!

3. High Hairlines

Seven Weird Fashion Trends from History
Have you ever noticed that #women in paintings from the past, particularly during the Renaissance Era, tended to have particularly high foreheads? Well, a high and wide forehead was seen as beautiful during that #time, so upper-class women who weren’t naturally blessed in that department plucked their hairlines so that they appeared to start further up. Seems strange when we think of the horror a receding hairline is met with today…

4. No Eyebrows

Seven Weird Fashion Trends from History
Along with the high-forehead trend, it also became fashionable for women to pluck their eyebrows – however, it wasn”t the gentle shaping we do today. Throughout the 15th century, #women plucked out all of their eyebrows. Kind of like a high-fashion photoshoot in Vogue, except this was every day and probably required a lot of #time and effort.

5. Chopines

Seven Weird Fashion Trends from History
Popular in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, chopines were high platform shoes worn by courtesans and patrician #women. Originally intended to serve a practical purpose –keeping the wearer elevated above the muck of the street –

they quickly become symbols for one”s social standing. The higher, the better – some surviving examples measure twenty inches high.

6. Corsets

Seven Weird Fashion Trends from History
The corsets we know of today tend to #look quite similar, but their purpose is definitely just aesthetic. Back way back when, women spent their days tightly laced into corsets made from bone, often passing out because of how restricted their breathing was. There are still some #women who do this today, training their waists to become as small as possible.

7. Black Eye Make-up

Seven Weird Fashion Trends from History
Do you remember learning about the Ancient Egyptians when you were at school? Remember how, in every painting, they wore thick black eye make-up? Whilst lots of women today are fans of the “smoky eye,” this jet-black eyeliner was worn by #men and women alike. It was actually used to serve a practical purpose – the black make-up helped to reduce the glare from the strong desert sunlight.

There are so many more weird and wonderful trends I could have included on this list, and it”s a fascinating part of history. We”ve always used fashion as a way to express ourselves – where we come from, where we”d like to be going and as a creative outlet. It”s cool to imagine this throughout history –some #things never change. What”s the weirdest trend you”ve ever come across?

Seven Ways to Be Fashionable without Being a Fashion Victim

Fashion Trend

What are the ways to be fashionable without falling victim to trends? If you”re not careful, following the trends can make you look like you”re only wearing something because you”ve been told it”s “in” right now. So how can you enjoy fashion without looking like you”re following the crowd? Here are some ways to be fashionable without being a fashion victim …

1. Wearable Trends

One of the ways to be fashionable without being a fashion victim is to look for the more wearable trends. Many of the catwalk looks just don”t work in real life, and we”d look ridiculous if we tried wearing them, but stores will often take an element of these looks and make them more wearable. Or #look for cheaper versions of the items seen on the catwalks.

2. Adapt a Look

You can also take a catwalk look and adapt it yourself to make it more wearable. For example, if brightly-colored faux fur coats are in but don”t suit you (not many #people could get away with wearing those), look for a smaller faux fur item such as a bag or pair of gloves. Watering down the #look in this way gives you the fashionable element without the excess.

3. Avoid ´Head to Toe”

Fashion victims often slavishly follow the trends set by a particular designer. Wearing a head-to-toe look makes it so obvious that you”re influenced by fashion, so avoid wearing #everything by one particular designer or brand. You should be wearing the clothes, not the clothes wearing you.

4. Suits Your Shape

Look for the trends that work with your #body shape; the latter should always be your point of reference. There”s no point buying something that”s “in” if it doesn”t work at all with your build. However much you”d like to wear it, leave it on the rack and #look for garments that flatter you.

5. Leave Visible Labels Alone

Wearing clothes with the designer”s name all over them means that you risk looking like the ultimate fashion victim. Besides, why pay to do their advertising for them? Truly stylish #people don”t wear clothes that have labels all over them. Leave the labels that scream the name of the designer on the shelf.

6. Tweak Your Style

Do you rush out and buy lots of new clothes according to what”s in fashion this season? That”s one way to #look like a fashion victim (as well as wasting lots of money). Don”t change your style drastically according to what”s “in”; instead, tweak your style by adding elements of the season”s new looks.

7. The Price is Right

Splashing lots of cash on items simply because you want to be fashionable makes you a definite fashion victim. Remember that style doesn”t have to be expensive. You can be fashionable without spending a fortune on updating your wardrobe every season. #Look for a few key items that will fit in with your existing wardrobe and freshen it up.

Fashion victims tend to try too hard to look up-to-date and stylish, so don”t let yourself fall prey to the trends. Make them work for you, and discard the ones that don”t, however much you like them. There”s no point wearing something that looks wrong on you. Do you like to be trendy, or just wear whatever you want?

Seven Cute Outfits for the Holiday Season

It’s always such a pain trying to think of cute outfits for the holiday season. We spend so much time celebrating with different #people that sometimes it feels like we could never have enough time to plan cute outfits for the holiday season. However, with this list, you won’t have to spend any #time thinking of cute outfits, because you can just refer to this list before your next holiday party!

1. Burgundy and White

Seven Cute Outfits for the Holiday Season
For some reason, I really love burgundy this season. I have a feeling it’s because the color is just about everywhere you #look this holiday season. As a result, pairing burgundy skinny jeans with an oversized white sweater, along with your favorite scarf or necklace, is an easy outfit to pull together last minute on Christmas or New Year”s Eve. If you have a laidback holiday with your close family, this outfit is perfect for you! This is one of my favorite cute outfits for the holiday season, so I’m sure I’ll be wearing some variation of it during the holidays!

2. Velvet Skater Dress

Seven Cute Outfits for the Holiday Season
Since the “90s are back in style, these dresses came along with it. Velvet skater dresses are the perfect way to dress up while staying true to your own personal style, something that isn’t always easy during the holiday season. Whether you’re looking for a way to relive the Christmases of your youth, or simply think these dresses are adorable, a velvet skater dress is perfect for your next holiday party!

3. Black on Black with a Touch of Plaid

Seven Cute Outfits for the Holiday Season
Having gone to Catholic schools for thirteen years, it’s very rare that I willingly reach for plaid when picking out outfits. However, when it comes to the holiday season, I can’t get enough. There’s something about red plaid during the holidays that automatically makes me feel festive. If you’re looking to feel the same, try black leggings with a black sweater and plaid flats. It’s a super easy way to #look put together!

4. Something Retro

Seven Cute Outfits for the Holiday Season
There’s something about this holiday season in particular that is screaming “retro” to me. As a result, I’ve spent way too much #time on Modcloth browsing through the seemingly endless amount of retro dresses they sell. Whether it’s tea length, off the shoulder, or somewhere in between, I couldn’t care less, I just can’t get enough! If you have a formal holiday party to go to, a “50s inspired dress might just be perfect for you!

5. The Midi Skirt

Seven Cute Outfits for the Holiday Season
I just don’t think that there’s anything like a nice, full midi skirt, especially around the holidays. It automatically adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit, and these days, they’re insanely easy to find. It seems like every clothing store sells some type of midi skirt right now, so you definitely won’t have trouble locating one!

6. The Classic Ugly Christmas Sweater

Seven Cute Outfits for the Holiday Season
Even if you haven’t been invited to an ugly Christmas sweater party, it seems like ugly Christmas sweaters are so widely accepted now that you could wear one without #people batting an eyelash. How did ugly Christmas sweaters get cute all of a sudden? We may never know, but you should be glad they did—they make for one of the easiest holiday party outfits!

7. Your Favorite Sweater and Leggings

Seven Cute Outfits for the Holiday Season
When it all comes down to it, you want to feel comfortable and happy in your clothing choice. Chances are that you’ll feel most comfortable in your favorite sweater, paired with your best pair of leggings or pants. Whether you have to go to Friendsgiving or a family holiday party, you can’t go wrong when you’re wearing your favorite sweater!

Will you wear any of these outfits during the holiday season? Let me know in the comments!

Seven Sexy Holiday Dresses

With December in full swing, shopping for sexy holiday dresses has pretty much become my M.O. From fun and flirty A-line silhouettes to super sultry shift dresses, there”s something about finding a piece that is perfectly cut and shaped that makes my inner fashionista want to break out into #song and dance. I don”t know about you guys but rocking ridiculously hot dresses can definitely be a confidence booster. What”s more is that adding a pair of slimming tights can be a total game changer. So, if you”re heading to your friend”s holiday party or want to plan ahead for New Year, these sexy holiday dresses (featuring a diverse price range) just may be right up your alley.

1. Scenic Road Trip Dress

Seven Ridiculously Sexy Holiday Dresses

Let”s all take a moment to marvel at how gorgeous the indigo top looks paired with the pine-green skirt; from its defined waist to the sophisticated sash, this definitely fits the bill as far as sexy holiday dresses go. The minute I laid #eyes on this incredibly vibrant dress, I just knew that I had to own it! I”ll definitely be putting this little number from #Modcloth on rotation.

2. Sequined Zigzag Cami Dress

Seven Ridiculously Sexy Holiday Dresses

After taking just one look at the sharp zigzag design and eye catching metallic tones, I think it”s a widely shared fact that Forever 21 knocked it out of the park with this dress. Ladies, wait until you see the scoop back with v-straps. This is a perfect contender for that New Year”s Eve celebration with your pals. Thank you for adding some serious glam to an already fabulous cami!

3. Neoprene Asymmetrical Dress

Seven Ridiculously Sexy Holiday Dresses

Am I the only one in love with this daring cut from Necessary Clothing? The best part about this two-tone edgy #look is that it can be worn for a night out or paired with a neutral blazer and some killer heels for a daytime secret santa outing. Whatever your fancy is, there”s no question that this is a fashion DO.

4. Illusion Neckline Maxi Dress

Seven Ridiculously Sexy Holiday Dresses

Who said that you have to stick to the usual red, silver, green or black garb? In fact, you can take your trendsetting skills even further by ditching your mini dress for a maxi one! Pull out all of the stops at your next party with this maxi from Forever 21.

5. Ryu #Time and Grace Dress in Merlot

Seven Ridiculously Sexy Holiday Dresses

Stop the press because it”s time to get real classy. From the artfully tied neckline to the edgy burgundy lace underlay, #everything about this get up screams sophistication and style. When it comes to sexy and creative shift dresses, #Modcloth is killing it.

6. Glitz & Glam Sequined Skater Dress

Seven Ridiculously Sexy Holiday Dresses

In need of a seriously sassy dress for your holiday with your family that is still mother-in-law friendly? No problem! Rue 21 has a pretty amazing collection of skater dresses; trust me when I say that the photo of this dress doesn”t do it justice. Also, the plunging v-neck in the back is positively gorgeous!

7. Skater Dress with Pussy Bow

Seven Ridiculously Sexy Holiday Dresses

This flirty pink hue will definitely be a hit! The bow detail and pleated skirt adds a modern touch to the classic skater dress #look. You can even dress up this ASOS original with a leather jacket for a really cool vibe.

Shopping for holiday dresses has never been so fun. What are your plans for the holidays? Are there any other looks that you think should”ve made this list?

Seven Ways to Wear Aztec Prints This Season

Are you curious what some popular ways to wear Aztec prints are? Aztec prints are very popular this season but it can be difficult to decide how you want to wear them. If you’re a little nervous about finding ways to wear Aztec prints then maybe this article can give you courage to try this popular new trend. If you already love wearing Aztec print then maybe you’ll gain some inspiration on new ways to wear it.

1. Try a Scarf

Seven Ways to Wear Aztec Prints This Season
One of the easiest ways to wear Aztec prints is to try a scarf. This is a good way to give Aztec print a try. Scarves are generally an inexpensive accessory. I’ve seen some for as low as a few dollars. If you decide Aztec print isn’t for you then you haven’t invested much.

2. Go for Leggings

Seven Ways to Wear Aztec Prints This Season
I’ve seen tons of leggings in Aztec print. This is a very popular way to wear it. It’s a very simple way to put a cute outfit together, too. Add a solid tunic and some riding boots and you’ll #look stylish while still being comfortable. This’s an outfit you can wear for a variety of occasions. It’s fine for school, going out with friends, a date or even just hanging out at home.

3. Go for a Tribal Wallet

Seven Ways to Wear Aztec Prints This Season
This is a cute way to try Aztec print. You’re getting in on the trend without embracing it in a big way. If you’re more of a classic dresser then you may not be comfortable wearing something as noticeable as Aztec print. Purchasing a wallet in Aztec print is a #way to enjoy the trend without actually wearing it. It’s a unique choice of how to use Aztec print in your wardrobe.

4. Try Aztec Flats

Seven Ways to Wear Aztec Prints This Season
Aztec flats are adorably cute. They’re a way to wear the trend without it taking over your outfit. If you pair Aztec print flats with a solid top and a pair of jeans, it’s going to #look great. They’re a great statement piece. To get the most wear out of them, you may want to choose neutral colors such as white and black.

5. Buy Hair Accessories in Aztec Print

Seven Ways to Wear Aztec Prints This Season
Want a way to wear this print that is very subtle? Try wearing hair accessories in it. This is something that only the most observant of #people will notice. But if they do, they’ll #credit you for being on the up and up as far as trends go. You could do a headband in Aztec print or even a barrette. Aztec #hair accessories are a perfect thing to grab when you want to add a bit more pizzazz to your ensemble.

6. Wear Fun Socks

Seven Ways to Wear Aztec Prints This Season
Aztec print socks are a unique way to wear this trend. Socks are a fun way to express yourself. Many #people choose to do this. There are some good reasons for this choice. For one thing, you can hide them under a pair of stylish boots or embrace your playful side and let them show when you’re hanging out at home.

7. Wear a Dress

Seven Ways to Wear Aztec Prints This Season
If you love making a bold fashion statement, wear a dress in Aztec print. I have a friend who purchased a dress in this print and it looks very fashionable on her. One great thing about Aztec print is that it isn’t limited to certain colors. There are many different color combinations you can choose from so that there’s a flattering color combination for everyone. You can go bright, neutral, pastel or even neon.

How’re you wearing Aztec print this season? What’s your favorite way to wear it? I can’t wait to hear your fashion advice!

Seven Fashion Trends to Steal from Mila Kunis

There are gorgeous fashion trends to steal from Mila Kunis, because she is a true beauty queen. Whether she”s decked out in a dress for the red carpet or wearing jeans while walking around the store, she manages to look stylish. If you want to be more like her, all you have to do is steal some of her looks and walk with confidence. Here are a few hot trends to steal from Mila Kunis if you want to #look as gorgeous as she does:

1. Strappy Heels

Seven Fashion Trends to Steal from Mila Kunis
Mila likes to wear heels and sandals that have straps. They add extra design to an already adorable shoe and highlight her gorgeous #legs. Strappy shoes are one of the cute trends to steal from Mila Kunis, because you can wear them with any dress or skirt. Bonus points if they”re open-toed so everyone can see your flawless pedicure.

2. Smokey Eyes

Seven Fashion Trends to Steal from Mila Kunis
Mila knows exactly how to rock the smokey eye look. She makes it look easy, even though it can take a lot of practice to get the #look right. If you want your #eyes to pop like her”s do, then grab your eyeliner and shadow to try to copy her look.

3. Pastel Clutch

Seven Fashion Trends to Steal from Mila Kunis
As convenient as oversized pocketbooks are, they can be annoying to lug around all day. If you”re going to a party or out on a date, you don”t need to bring #everything you own. As long as you have a pretty clutch like Mila does, you can pack the important stuff and leave the rest at home for the evening.

4. All White

Seven Fashion Trends to Steal from Mila Kunis
There are dozens of pictures of Mila wearing white, because she looks gorgeous in the color. Most people would be too terrified to #don an all white outfit, but she does it with confidence. You don”t have to buy an entire suit, but make sure to add some more white to your wardrobe. As long as you”re careful not to spill anything on it, you”ll be happy with what you #look like in the mirror.

5. Strapless Dress

Seven Fashion Trends to Steal from Mila Kunis
Strapless dresses show off your shoulders, neck, and #arms. They reveal an area of your body that is usually covered up, so it always creates a fresh #look. As long as you buy a strapless dress that fits properly, you won”t have to keep pulling it up to avoid a fashion mishap. Don”t be afraid to buy one, because you can rock it at a party or while you”re strolling down the street.

6. Statement Necklace

Seven Fashion Trends to Steal from Mila Kunis
No matter how plain your outfit is, you can always spice it up with jewelry. Grab a statement necklace and everyone”s #attention will be drawn to it. Just don”t overdo it with your earrings, rings, and bracelets, because a huge statement necklace is the only jewelry you need.

7. Knee-high Boots

Seven Fashion Trends to Steal from Mila Kunis
You should own boots in every length, but knee-high ones are the cutest kind. They draw #attention to Mila”s long legs and the heels give her even more height. They”re the perfect addition to any closet.

Mila Kunis is one of the most gorgeous girls out there, so there”s nothing wrong with aspiring to be like her. You”ll never be her twin, but you can always steal some of her favorite fashion trends to #look fabulous. What”s your favorite Mila Kunis role?