Waiting for your little bub to arrive this year?
A mum-to-be this 2013 who wishes to keep up with the latest baby trends has so many great choices. Many baby magazines have predicted the hot trends, but here are the things that we think you can look out for:
Of course! Everyone has probably “crowned” him or her ‘baby of the year’. It’s actually hard to ignore a Royal newborn, especially if it’s parents are the so well-loved Will and Kate. Expect replicas of the royal maternity ensemble or baby gear and even the cutest royal baby souvenir items on display around baby shops in town.
Always the best, and more mums of 2013 will prefer this because they are aware of the benefits of breastfeeding their babies. Remember how it grabbed some headlines in 2012 (the Time Magazine cover etc)? The Bump’s data also has shown an increase in mums who have preferred breastfeeding over anything else. Public breastfeeding may also increase (and may be something that’s accepted by society soon)
Colour of the year
Emerald green it is for this year, so if you are naming your little bundle of joy after this colour, the most popular names will be Emerald, Jade, Olive, Fern, Pea, Ivy and Forest.
The brave choice to become a mother means there’s a lot of hard work ahead. As they put it, it’s a 24/7 “job”, so before the baby arrives, more mums-to-be will prefer to have a relaxing holiday, a well-deserved RnR which gives them a chance to indulge into a little more “me” time just before the baby comes.
Designing your nursery? Still thinking of baby blues, languid lemons and pastel pinks for your baby’s hideout? Explore the possibility of adding neon highlights to the nursery theme to add more color and vibrance.
Baby showers gift registries will become an even hotter trend this year. More mums love the idea of giving their friends a hint of what will be useful to new baby. Thankyou’s fabulous baby shower gift registry allows future mums to list any gift from any store in town or online – it’s a great guide for the guests who are very eager to give something wonderful and useful for mum and baby.
The “switched-on” mum
Social media savvy mums always love to have their smart phones or tablets on the go, and even on the big day, you’ll find mums who will have the baby and then posts photos and status updates on Twitter or Facebook just to let their friends know that everything is well. No more text message announcements in 2013!! New Dads will also be more likely to post photos of the new mum and their newborn online and proudly proclaim their status as new parents this year.