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The Key Benefits of Buying Organic Baby Clothes

At times, buying clothes for your children can be very overwhelming. There are so many choices out there, it is hard to be sure what is best for your loved ones, or in fact what you will actually even need at the beginning from the wide choice on offer!

Choosing organic cotton baby clothes is certainly a sensible choice when it comes to the comfort and well-being of your kids. It feels extra special as you wrap them up in super soft organic cotton swaddles, put on those cute onesies for the first time or dress your young lady in trendy organic girl dresses. However when you opt for organic, we think it’s very important to look beyond the aesthetics and understand the real value of your clothing choices.

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Why Choose Baby Organic Clothes?

Apart from the fabulous quality and design that all of the organic bands we work strive to achieve, choosing organic kids clothing brings with it very positive benefits for human health and the environment. Here’s why we honestly believe you should choose baby organic clothes.

Organic Baby Clothing is Safer for your Child’s Skin

Babies and children are delicate little things. Their immune systems are not yet fully developed, and their thin skin is very sensitive. These factors make our kids more susceptible to harmful pathogens and microorganisms surrounding them. Choosing organic clothing will certainly help your baby from being exposed to the often dangerous chemicals associated with synthetic fibers and the processing of non-organic cotton. Non-organic baby clothes have been found to contain high levels of harmful reactants that can cause or heighten eczema, allergies, irritations, and other serious skin problems in young children.

As parents, the choices we make obviously play a significant role when it comes to the well-being of our children. Avoiding clothing materials with synthetic or non-organic components where possible is easy to do and a great place to start. Opting for baby organic clothes and avoiding those nasty chemicals can only be positive and will certainly increase your child’s well-being and comfort.

Buying Organic Clothes makes a Positive Impact on the Environment

Everyone tells us that choosing organic baby clothes makes a positive impact to the environment, but what exactly does that mean? One of the primary materials for organic clothing is organic cotton. This eco-friendly natural product is chemical-free. Unlike traditional cotton, it is grown without the use of toxic pesticides, which according to the Organic Trade Association are dangerous to farmers and field workers, us the consumers and the entire eco-system. Organic cotton production also uses significantly less water, and anything we can do to help preserve this vastly important natural resource has to be a good thing! You can feel very proud, knowing that the baby organic clothing you buy is not only better for your children, but is helping to minimize environmental impact and gradually helping to change the fashion industry for the better.

On the contrary, non-organic clothing relies heavily on strong herbicides, petroleum, plastics and other toxic chemicals in the production process. The intensive farming methods used to satisfy societies over consumption of often cheap, poorly made disposable apparel drastically increases soil and water pollution. Buying poorer quality, non-organic clothes can expand your environmental carbon footprint significantly whilst imposing avoidable harm to global human health and well-being. We might not see the harm caused day to day, the fashion industry have gone to lengths to conceal the negative impacts, but rest assured it is significant and impacts some of the poorest sections of society around the world.

Going Organic Provides Value for Your Money

Apart from its positive impact on health and the environment, we believe buying baby organic clothes guarantees value for money. Initial marginal expenses can be higher versus traditional clothing but choosing organic is cost-effective in the long run. Organic cotton used in organic children’s clothes is stronger and far longer-lasting. You can happily pass it on to siblings or friends knowing that the organic clothes are still trendy and durable. The Organic Trade Association reported that traditional cotton wears down after 8-10 washes; however, clothing made of organic cotton can be washed beyond 20 times with no obvious wear and tear. Buying fewer, higher quality garments, will save money and save on precious resources.

What else can we do?

So whilst it is clear that organic cotton clothing is generally better made and longer lasting, there are also some other things you can do to help minimize your impact. Clothing brands have a great responsibility for changing today’s sense of fast fashion, but we are not in this alone – how we each care for our garments accounts for 25% of its environmental impact. So let’s try and make the best out of those numbers.

Look for green garments:

All fabrics release microfibers in the wash. The problem is that microfibers in synthetic fabric are not biodegradable. These plastic fibres eventually end up in our oceans traveling up the food chain. So in the long run, organic materials are not only better for the global environment, but for all living creatures including you.

Choose wisely:

Garments with high quality and long-lasting design are essential for building a sustainable wardrobe. Sooner or later when the little ones outgrow their clothes, a good piece of garment is always wanted by someone else.

Repair and rewear:

Give your garment a second chance by covering stubborn stains or holes with leftover fabric or patches. When it’s time to say goodbye – recycle, resell or donate your garments to an organization.

Wash with care:

For many garments, the laundry bag is not the place to be. Hang your clothes on a rack and let the air do its magic. Remove smaller stains with natural basics from your kitchen, such as white vinegar, baking soda, and lemon, and only wash your garments when needed.

Be brave

Break a pattern and set the standard for future generations. Ask brands about their sustainability work and support the front runners.

Summary

Choosing organic baby clothes offers so much more than a great sense of fashion. It is better for you and your children, better for the farmers who produce the cotton and better for our environment. Thankfully as the public become more aware of the benefits of buying organic baby clothes, more parents are making the transition. But it doesn’t just stop with what you choose to buy, how you care for and how you pass on your children’s clothing all helps. Here at Tilly & Jasper we have brought together one of the largest ranges, from the very best organic children’s clothing brands from the UK and Europe, all from the very forefront of sustainable fashion and all in one place. We hope you enjoy the ranges as much as we do!

 

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Snowsuit- Winter Fox – Organic Baby Clothes

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organic baby clothes

Our signature snowsuit, perfect for keeping cosy in Winter.

Our hugely popular Snowsuits are fully lined with organic breathable cotton sherpa. Super snug and cosy with beautiful, unique prints.

Why we love it:

  • Comes with fold over mitts to keep hands warm
  • Designed for cold days
  • Unisex
  • Fully lined in organic baby clothes
  • Made from the best quality 100% organic Fairtrade cotton
  • Machine washable

Free Delivery on all UK orders

UK DELIVERY OPTIONS

Royal Mail Standard – 2 to 4 Working Days – FREE

Royal Mail 1st Class – 1 to 2 Working Days – £3.40

Next Working Day DHL Express – £9 (If ordered before 1 pm Mon to Fri)

EUROPEAN DELIVERY OPTIONS

European Standard Delivery – Estimated delivery within 7 working days – £7.50 (Free for orders over £100)

European DHL Express – 3 to 4 working days – £20

NORTH AMERICA DELIVERY OPTIONS

North America Standard Delivery- up to 2 weeks – £12 (Free for orders over £100)

North America – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £20

AUSTRALIA DELIVERY OPTIONS

Australia Standard Delivery – up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Australia – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £26

REST OF WORLD DELIVERY OPTIONS

Rest of World Standard Delivery – Up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Rest of World – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days- £28

*If you are ordering from outside the UK or European Union local taxes and import duties may be applicable and payable when the delivery reaches the specified destination. You are responsible for payment of any such taxes and import duties. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order. We cannot predict their amount or have any control over these.

**Please note! In the rare instance that your delivery is very heavy we may contact you for extra delivery costs.

DISPATCH TIMES

If your order has been accepted, we will dispatch your order as quickly as possible Monday to Friday. Orders placed after 1pm on Fridays will be dispatched the following Monday. For any orders placed over the weekend, these will be processed the following Monday.

TRACKING

Once your order has been fulfilled we will send you a confirmation email to the address you entered in your order. If you selected an express courier option, this will include your unique tracking number to track your parcel. You can track the progress of your delivery from despatch to delivery.

Returns Policy

We hope you love everything you order, but in case you don’t, not to worry. We will happily accept returns for unused merchandise in its original condition at time of purchase for up to 30 days from purchase date.

For items purchased on www.tillyandjasper.co.uk, we offer a full refund (with the exception of gift wrapping and shipping expenses associated with the order) if they are returned in their original condition within 30 days of purchase.

If in the unlikely event your product has a manufacturing defect, please contact us at support@tillyandjasper.com or call us on 020 7193 6913. We are here to help and resolve any concerns Monday through Saturday from 9am GMT to 6pm GMT.

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Organic Cotton Baby Boys Leggings – Rose Elephant

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baby boys leggings

Made with 100% GOTS organic clothing kids, these adorable, cozy baby boys leggings are as soft as they are cute! Featuring quirky prints, with elastic waist and ankle for maximum comfort.

Key features:

Free Delivery on all UK orders

UK DELIVERY OPTIONS

Royal Mail Standard – 2 to 4 Working Days – FREE

Royal Mail 1st Class – 1 to 2 Working Days – £3.40

Next Working Day DHL Express – £9 (If ordered before 1 pm Mon to Fri)

EUROPEAN DELIVERY OPTIONS

European Standard Delivery – Estimated delivery within 7 working days – £7.50 (Free for orders over £100)

European DHL Express – 3 to 4 working days – £20

NORTH AMERICA DELIVERY OPTIONS

North America Standard Delivery- up to 2 weeks – £12 (Free for orders over £100)

North America – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £20

AUSTRALIA DELIVERY OPTIONS

Australia Standard Delivery – up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Australia – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £26

REST OF WORLD DELIVERY OPTIONS

Rest of World Standard Delivery – Up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Rest of World – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days- £28

*If you are ordering from outside the UK or European Union local taxes and import duties may be applicable and payable when the delivery reaches the specified destination. You are responsible for payment of any such taxes and import duties. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order. We cannot predict their amount or have any control over these.

**Please note! In the rare instance that your delivery is very heavy we may contact you for extra delivery costs.

DISPATCH TIMES

If your order has been accepted, we will dispatch your order as quickly as possible Monday to Friday. Orders placed after 1pm on Fridays will be dispatched the following Monday. For any orders placed over the weekend, these will be processed the following Monday.

TRACKING

Once your order has been fulfilled we will send you a confirmation email to the address you entered in your order. If you selected an express courier option, this will include your unique tracking number to track your parcel. You can track the progress of your delivery from despatch to delivery.

Returns Policy

We hope you love everything you order, but in case you don’t, not to worry. We will happily accept returns for unused merchandise in its original condition at time of purchase for up to 30 days from purchase date.

For items purchased on www.tillyandjasper.co.uk, we offer a full refund (with the exception of gift wrapping and shipping expenses associated with the order) if they are returned in their original condition within 30 days of purchase.

If in the unlikely event your product has a manufacturing defect, please contact us at support@tillyandjasper.com or call us on 020 7193 6913. We are here to help and resolve any concerns Monday through Saturday from 9am GMT to 6pm GMT.

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Child labour in the textile supply chain

Child labour in the textile supply chain

Where, why and what can be done

Around 260 million children are in employment around the world, according to the International Labour Organisation (pdf). Of them, the ILO estimates that 170 million are engaged in child labour, defined by the UN as “work for which the child is either too young – work done below the required minimum age – or work which, because of its detrimental nature or conditions, is altogether considered unacceptable for children and is prohibited”.

Child labour is forbidden by law in most countries but continues to be rife in some of the poorest parts of the world.

“The ILO estimates that 170 million are engaged in child labour, with many making textiles and garments to satisfy the demand of consumers in Europe, the US, and beyond”

The situation is improving. ILO estimates suggest child labour declined by 30% between 2000 and 2012, but still 11% of the world’s children are in situations that deprive them of their right to go to school without interference from work.

Many of these child labourers work within the fashion supply chain, making the textiles and garments to satisfy the demand of consumers in Europe, the US, and beyond.

Why does it exist?

Fast fashion has engendered a race to the bottom, pushing companies to find ever-cheaper sources of labour. That cheap labour is freely available in many of the countries where textile and garment production takes place.

Sofie Ovaa, global campaign coordinator of Stop Child Labour, says: “There are many girls in countries like India and Bangladesh, who are willing to work for very low prices and are easily brought into these industries under false promises of earning decent wages.”

A recent report  by the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), and the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN) revealed that recruiters in southern India convince parents in impoverished rural areas to send their daughters to spinning mills with promises of a well-paid job, comfortable accommodation, three nutritious meals a day and opportunities for training and schooling, as well as a lump sum payment at the end of three years. Their field research shows that “in reality, they are working under appalling conditions that amount to modern day slavery and the worst forms of child labour”.

Child labour is a particular issue for fashion because much of the supply chain requires low-skilled labour and some tasks are even better suited to children than adults. In cotton picking, employers prefer to hire children for their small fingers, which do not damage the crop.

Children are seen as obedient workers who slip under the radar, making them easy to manage. Ovaa says: “There is no supervision or social control mechanisms, no unions that can help them to bargain for better working conditions. These are very low-skilled workers without a voice, so they are easy targets.”

Employers get away with it because the fashion supply chain is hugely complex and it is hard for companies to control every stage of production. That makes it possible to employ children without big brands and consumers ever finding out.

Where is it happening?

The countries highlighted above were identified by SOMO as particularly notorious for child labour in the textile and garment industry
Children work at all stages of the supply chain in the fashion industry: from the production of cotton seeds in Benin, harvesting in Uzbekistan, yarn spinning in India, right through to the different phases of putting garments together in factories across Bangladesh.

In the cotton industry, children are employed to transfer pollen from one plant to another. They are subjected to long working hours, exposure to pesticides and they are often paid below the minimum wage. In developing countries where cotton is one of the main crops, children are enlisted to help harvest the delicate crop and reports suggest (pdf) they work long hours sowing cotton in the spring, followed by weeding through the summer months.

 

“An estimated 170 million children are engaged in child labour, or 11% of the global population of children, according to the International Labour Organisation”

 

At the next step of the chain, in the yarn and spinning mills, child labour is rampant. The SOMO report (pdf) found that 60% of workers at the mills it investigated in India were under-18 when they started working there; the youngest workers were 15 when they joined.

Children also work in the “cut-make-trim” stage, when clothes are put together. SOMO says: “In garment factories, children perform diverse and often arduous tasks such as dyeing, sewing buttons, cutting and trimming threads, folding, moving and packing garments. In small workshops and home sites, children are put to work on intricate tasks such as embroidering, sequinning and smocking (making pleats).”

What are the challenges?

One of the biggest challenges in tackling child labour in the fashion supply chain is the complex supply chain for each garment. Even when brands have strict guidelines in place for suppliers, work often gets sub-contracted to other factories that the buyer may not even know about.

Ovaa says: “Companies that sell their products in Europe and the US have no clue where the organic cotton clothing come from. Maybe they know their first supplier and there are codes of conduct in place, but further down the chain in the lower tiers it is very difficult to understand where the cotton comes from.”

Tackling child labour is further complicated by the fact it is just a symptom of larger problems. Where there is extreme poverty, there will be children willing to work cheaply and susceptible to being tricked into dangerous or badly paid work.

Lotte Schuurman at the Fair Wear Foundation says if parents have no education they will end up in low-paid work; their children will be forced to work, they will miss out on their education, and they too will end up in low-paid work as adults. “You need to get out of that vicious circle of poverty to decline child labour,” she says.

What can businesses do?

Schuurman says there are practical steps that companies can take to rid their supply chains of child labour. “Brands can start off by creating a supply register. Fashion brands normally have 200 or more suppliers. You should start by knowing who your manufacturers are and visiting them.” On these visits, she says brand representatives must watch out for signs the factory is sub-contracting; they should be concerned, if the factory does not have enough workers for the amount of t-shirts it produces.

 

Companies can also address their purchasing practices, which can make working conditions worse. Schuurman says: “To meet tight deadlines or unanticipated orders, factories may sub-contract without informing the buying companies. Sometimes that is enforced by the brand; it puts too much pressure on the factory.” Companies can adjust their purchasing practices to lighten the load and ensure the factories they have inspected fulfil their orders, she says.

It is also important to make workers aware of their rights so they know where to file a complaint. “Although most clothing brands don’t own their own factories, they do have a lot of influence. We want to work with brands that want to work with their factories,” says Schuurman.

Source: https://www.tillyandjasper.co.uk/blogs/news/child-labour-in-the-textile-supply-chain

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Yay, She’s Had The Baby!

Yay, She’s Had The Baby!

Apologies for not being around recently but we’ve had one heck of a couple of weeks!

My oldest daughter Helena had just finished decorating the baby’s nursery when the midwife came to the house and said they’d probably induce her around 37 weeks because of her high blood pressure. However after numerous weeks of going to and from the maternity unit, her waters broke in the middle of the night at 34 weeks pregnant. By the time they examined her she was already 8 cms dilated and the hypnobirthing techniques she learned helped her do the whole labour without any pain relief!

Whilst all the hard work was being done in the labour ward at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, we were just starting the drive from Cardiff to Aberdeen! A long 11 hour haul but boy was it worth it.

Baby Dylan James rushed into the world on July 10th, 6 weeks early. The tiny little mite was rushed off to Special Care Baby Unit at the same time as Helena was rushed to theatre haemorrhaging. No time to pop the baby onto Mum’s chest, no time for a lazy first nuzzle at the breast. No time to wrap baby Dylan in his gorgeous new baby swaddle blanket, which was still tucked away in the unopened ‘hospital bag’ along with his sweet organic babygrow; It was a very worrying day for Dad Mik who spent the day going between the SCBU and Helena in the Recovery Ward. Helena wasn’t even allowed to see the baby until the evening as she was so poorly and had lost so much blood.

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baby swaddle

Dylan needed help with his breathing in the incubator and he needed a feeding tube with glucose too, Babies born so young haven’t got the suck/swallow/breathe reflex right so breastfeeding Dylan has taken a while to get established. He falls asleep after a few sucks so Helena has been expressing her milk too and he’s been getting some of it the lazy way, through a tube.Breastfeeding expert Sharon Trotter has given Helena some excellent advice on breastfeeding a premature baby. She’s also an expert in baby skincare and is the reason why Helena feels so passionately about buying organic cotton baby clothes!

This morning’s update on WhatsApp said he’d put on 40g and fed well all night. He’s been moved out of the ‘hot cot’ into a normal cot and is in a parents’ room in the SCBU. The hospital has been simply amazing and have a special room for the parents and baby to sleep while they get used to the transition between hospital and home. It reassures the parents and means the medical staff can teach mum and dad what to do in the event of an emergency. Once all parties are happy with the situation, then the baby is usually discharged.

Helena has been through a tough 18 months but I don’t think I’ve ever seen her so happy. Welcome to the world Baby Dylan and here’s to a happy life for this new family!

source: https://www.tillyandjasper.co.uk/blogs/news/yay-shes-had-the-baby

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Ways To Introduce Leggings Baby Boy

If you do not own a pair of leggings baby boy then you are missing out on so much and you do not even know it! You see leggings baby boy can be worn so many ways and for so many different reasons. I am very sure that just in looking at them that you can think of a couple of nice and comfy ways to wear them, like lounging around your living room on the weekend or even as pajamas! There are many more ways to wear leggings baby boy than just for laying around though.

Leggings Baby Boy
Leggings Baby Boy

If you work out at home, go to a gym, or if you’re a jogger then you will really enjoy a good pair of cotton baby girl leggings! They will help keep you warm in the winter and are thin enough to keep your cool in the summer too. If you’re active there is nothing better than a nice pair of leggings baby boy to add to your wardrobe.

So now that you know that leggings baby boy are great for lounging and for working out what else can you do with them? Well, the possibilities are truly endless! Leggings baby boy can be worn under just about anything and for just about any reason under the sun. You see you can wear them under skirts, dresses, shorts, long shirts, and long sweaters and well, I am sure that you can think of even more ways to wear them.

Not only do they keep your legs a bit more covered but they are very comfortable and they come in so many different colours that there will be something for everyone and for every occasion. The most common colour that you will find leggings baby boy in is black and that’s because they will go with just about anything that you have but there are many other colours too. If you are planning to wear a skirt or a dress of some sort but you might be worried that you will have to do something that’s not really lady like then you will love wearing leggings baby boy because it will keep the things that you do not want to be seen from being seen! Getting a pair of leggings baby boy will be a great investment and a great addition to your collection of clothing and that will make baby boy leggings uk a great buy for you or a great gift for someone else.

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An Effective Bamboo Swaddle Baby Strategy

With the transformation of the diaper products to choose from, you confuse what is best for your baby. Bamboo is a brand with several options, depending on the size of the known baby’s age and activity level. Two of the   company’s choices are swaddle baby and Cruisers.  Both diapers feature Bamboo’s dry max technology with a comfortable fit, but they are used in various stages of growth of your baby.

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Bamboo swaddle baby sensitive diapers are soft and hypo-allergenic, the best care of your baby’s sensitive skin. The color change wetness indicator (for sizes newborn, 1, 2) let you know, when you need to change your baby, to help keep your baby’s skin dry.

Bamboo swaddle a baby diapers offer “grow-with-me “fit with the super-soft adjustable elastic overlapping fasteners. Swaddle baby has the absorb away liner that keeps the wetness and runny mess away from baby’s sensitive skin.

Bamboo swaddle baby – a great diaper that grows as your infant does, this product elements an additional this design and adjustable straps for a very cozy fit. The tabs are very stretchy, which offers a more snug in good shape as your baby grows. They contain an aloe additive for epidermis protection, tremendous absorbent core for the best leak protection and are very soft.

A newborn baby needs extra softness and protection. Bamboo swaddle baby diapers are 2x drier than Huggies Little Snugglers, to help lock in wetness better. Exclusive dry max technology help keep your baby’s skin dry, while the Swaddle quilted design cradles your infant’s skin in blanket-like softness. Give your baby the familiar comfort and premium protection exclusively from Bamboo baby swaddling.

Bamboo swaddle baby comes in sizes most appropriate for babies up to 22 lbs. They come in six sizes: PI, XS, N, 1, 2 and 3. The two smallest sizes are for premature or very small babies of less than 6 lbs., while “N” is for newborns and has a special notch cut out to allow the umbilical cord to heal. Pampers Cruisers are for larger babies ranging from 16 to 41 lbs. and over. Cruisers’ sizes are 3 to 7.

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Birthday Gift Ideas for 1st Birthday

The first birthday is in a lot of ways the most difficult milestone birthday to shop for in regards to a gift. The recipient can’t tell us what they want. The parents shrug and if they say anything at all it will be “oh, just clothes will be fine”. True, clothes would be appropriate and acceptable, but if that would be the gift you wanted to give you would have no need to read this article.

However, if you like going for something with a little style; if you like the look everyone gives when you hit a homerun in return gifts giving. This may be may be one that gets some oohs and aahs for you.

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If you have ever been involved in making a time capsule, the concept of this birthday return gifts will not be new to you. First thing you will need is a gift basket of sorts. This can be a plastic or rubber storage tub with a cover or a real gift basket. You will need some type of clear sealable bags. You can also just use a gift bag if you want and the parents can figure out how to best store the items but if you want it to last till the child is an adult you may want to figure out some type of storage system in advance.

The first item you will probably want to put in there is a newspaper from the day they were born. This should not be too difficult if you go to your local newspaper office. If you have thought far enough ahead and you want to you can start a year ahead of time, on the day of birth.

You could record the local news, weather and sports on the day of birth and burn it to a DVD or just a VHS tape. Of course the problem here is longevity, because you want the media to last the child into adulthood.

A magazine or two along the lines of Time or Newsweek is a great addition. You may like to throw in some of the pop culture magazines as well. TV Guide, Rolling Stone, People and US are great choices. Sports Illustrated and Women’s World are good ideas too.

You can record one network’s primetime lineup on the day of birth, so that when the child gets older they can see what was popular they were born.

The digital revolution has given us another way to give something from day of the child’s birth. Walmart and several other websites offer downloads of individual songs. You can make a custom CD of the top 5 or 10 songs that week.

The best thing about this gift is that you can spend as much or as little as you want and it can be extremely fun to put together. Pictures of everything the child may wonder about from the day are inexpensive additions.

There are dozens more items you can come up with for this special day. The main thing is to build a time capsule of memories and have fun.

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