We have had a post on social media and dating. Then there was a post about online name changing once you get married. So it progresses to this: a new baby registry tool.
Heidi Murkoff's pregnancy and parenting brand, What to Expect When You're Expecting, has new "Love-it Lists" that will help take the guesswork out of what products expectant parents actually need. Expectant parents can browse Love-it Lists by category, like nursery and car seats, or based on various lifestyle themes that best fit their own consumer profile, from suburban or urban mom to budget-conscious or fashion-forward. Celebrity moms like Elizabeth Banks, Vanessa Lachey, Tia & Tamera Mowry, and celebrity fashion stylist Anya Sarre also share their lists. Expectant parents can easily add any product to their own Love-it List, which they can then share with friends and family through email and social media for comments and feedback. Once the dream Love-it List are compiled, just one click and they are transformed into a dream baby registry –at any Babies"R"Us store nationwide.
And once there is a baby - The fourth annual Gerber Photo Search will return on Sept. 23. The Search encourages parents to share a favorite photo of their Gerber baby and a chance to win prizes from Gerber. Parents or legal guardians who are fans of the Gerber Facebook page will be able to upload a recent photo of their child(ren) who are up to 48 months of age for a chance to win $50,000 and the opportunity for their child to star in a future Gerber advertisement.
To help get parents ready for the Gerber Photo Search, Gerber is sharing some useful guidance so parents can begin submitting photos on Sept. 23:
- Be prepared. It's simple: you can't get the shot if you don't have your camera with you. So keep your camera within reach, charged up and ready to shoot.
- Stay close. Your child should always be the star of your photo. So get in as close as you can, filling the frame with that adorable face.
- Plan for success. Unposed, spur-of-the-moment snapshots can be wonderful. But you may also want to try planning an informal "photo shoot." Pick out a nice spot, and give yourself enough time to take a bunch of unhurried photos.
- Get down! Let's face it: children are short. So try getting down to their level to take your pictures.
- Timing is important. You know your child's schedule: mealtime, naptime, playtime. So it makes sense to plan your picture taking for a time of day when your little model will be happy and alert.
Visit the Gerber Facebook page for more information, including updates on prizes, the official rules for this year's Photo Search.