Whoever thought that there could be a “National Puppy Day” well dog lovers of course! This fur-baby holiday falls on Wednesday, March 23rd. Puppies are cute, cuddly, and provide an endless amount of joy in our lives. Give a goody basket - anytime for new fur-families!
Most puppies can be a handful and need some early potty or crate training among other things.
Here are some tips on how to treat/train/spoil your new fur-baby.
Puppies love chewable toy’s especially when they go through a teething stage just like a baby. If you are on a budget, you can get an old pair of jeans and cut enough to make to make a knot or even a large rope they really enjoy sinking their teeth into it.
When a puppy is several weeks old try buying a popsicle. Its hard plastic with ridges and knobs. Freeze it and they can chew on when the gums are sore and itchy even before the teeth break through the skin.
When bringing a new puppy home, they need to be puppy/potty trained. Always reserve a spot for him and put down a training pee pad in a corner. This teaches them where it is appropriate where they should pee. There are different kinds of disposable or washable, come in different sizes and colors.
Puppies are very vulnerable and need to be kept warm and held with lots of love. But unfortunately, you can’t spend every waking minute with them. So, at nighttime you should have a snuggle blanket for them as well as and cushy stuffed animal. It makes them feel safe and think of their mommy dog.
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What can you do for a new mom? Babies are a welcoming joy to any family but can also be overwhelming, especially for a new mom with her first child. Nobody knows how a new mom feels except another mom.
That is why it’s important to be there for her and share in her joys, worries (yes, she will have some of those too), anxiety, and depression. Postpartum depression hits many women who give birth from several days to weeks.
There are many things that can help a new mom through that rough patch of being a new mom.
Send her a personalized care basket.
Many moms have new schedules to keep up with the baby and dropping in is nice but may not always be a good time. In most instances friends or family may not live too close so a care package would be a perfect idea. These after birth care baskets are typically for the new mom as baby showers are gifts for the baby to use or wear.
Items for Care Basket she will appreciate
A subscription for a baby/family magazine like Family Circle or Parents Inc. Moms will love the free tips, articles, recipes, and the new mom lifestyle. Moms will have some creative ideas for redecorating, scrapbooking, the newest safe baby products.
A Baby Book is great for documenting milestones in the baby/toddler years. This will encourage the mom to start this baby keepsakes. First lock of hair, footprints, first photo & baby steps, and even the umbilical cord! Some parents will even buy a newspaper the day that they were born and just cut out the frontpage and slip it into the book.
Cocoa Butter Cream- There are many lotions, and creams that women lather on for stretch marks. Buy a huge tub and make sure it is 100% cocoa butter which is proven to make those stretch marks less visible or even disappear.
Bath and body wash set and when she finds the time to take a bath she will be thanking you with a luxirous bath to relax for awhile.
A Food Delivery Service is great for the mom who has NO time to cook, her schedule will be different and going out to dinner with a new born can be virtually impossible. Why not have the meals come to her? Fresh Start is a premium food service and basically all you have to do it heat it up- it's that fresh. Perhaps she has a favorite pizza place she likes, get a gift card and have them deliver it.
As they say, "Great gifts come in gift baskets" so if you want some unique ideas just call Gloria and she can personalize your gifts for you and check out her gift idea page – in case you are short on time.
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