Baby shower for over 30 pregnant moms & dads? The Breastfeeding Club made it happen last August 29, Saturday, in celebration of the breastfeeding month.
Excitement from the start…
Registrants were greeted with pregnancy, breastfeeding & parenting products and services (which includes Medela, Prolacta, Hipp Magazine, Mamaway, Scholastic Books, Citibank & Edward ___ Photography) of which they get special discounts and prizes. As a souvenir, moms also got the chance to be their sexiest and remember this glorious pregnancy with a pregnancy portrait shoot.
Where’s the cake?
Simple and fun, everyone learned how to make a diaper cake. Each was given a note pad to write encouraging and funny notes that moms & dads can read while changing diapers (specially in the wee hours of the morning), wrapped this in diaper and rolled the diaper up. All the diapers were then constructed into a 3 layer cake, embellished with stuffed stork keychains and raffled off to a lucky couple.
Knowledge is power!!!
A baby shower is not just an ordinary tea party anymore but has turned into a major event. From its origins, etiquette, themes, games to how these have all evolved into a fun, creative way to shower the mom & dad with love and gifts. It was a workshop for everyone (even for those who are not ---yet--- expecting)....
Rissa, distributor of Maya Wrap, also gave a short talk and demonstration of babywearing. With higher IQ & EQ output, calmer babies, ease for parents… though not easy at the start… once you get used to it… babywearing truly feels like heaven.
And of course, the Top 10 Breastfeeding Tips by Abbie Yabot, Certified Lactation Counselor, La Leche League Leader & Founder of the Breastfeeding Club were briefly but meaningfully discussed.
What’s a baby shower without games?
Aside from numerous raffle prizes, dads had fun estimating mom’s pregnant belly size…everyone held on to their baby bingo cards as they found out what’s in that diaper bag...acting out baby charades….matching baby to mommy animals (it’s not as easy as you think)…and many more. Everyone was eager to join & win exciting prizes like Hipp subscriptions, nursing wear, baby toiletries… Stylish diaper bags from Baby Couture were awarded to the best pregnancy portraits. And for the grand prize, a Medela Harmony pump for the one who catches the most number of participants to say “baby” in the “baby taboo word game”.
More from The Breastfeeding Club
The Breastfeeding Club holds breastfeeding classes in 3 part series.
Breastfeeeding 101 which covers the basics of breastfeeding, advantages, positioning, latch & myths – best taken while pregnant until the first 2 months of the baby.
Breastfeeding 202 tackles going back to work, pumping & storage, nutrition & teething…. Practically everything from baby’s 2nd month until his 1st year.
Breastfeeding 303 is for expert moms & dads who want to learn more about toddler breastfeeding, weaning, multiples, tandem nursing & attachment parenting among others.
The next 3 classes will be held on September 26, October 24 & November 28. Please call or text 09178822243 for more information or if you need telephone or one on one breastfeeding counselling.