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Tips on naming your baby

Naming a baby can be easy. It can also be agonizing - especially when you and your partner cannot agree. Some people choose their names before the birth while others wait to meet the baby and then discover that a certain name just 'fits.'

One of the top questions expectant parents hear all the time is "Do you have a name picked out?" Choose a Baby Name will help you decide what name is right for your little one.

Everyone always has suggestions about what parents should name their baby. Often, those suggestions may be based on recommended baby names. But some of those names might just be too strange for you. The best tool is a great list of names. Write down your favorites and have your partner do the same. Then go through each list and narrow them down to a select few.

For some help on finding the perfect name, Most Popular Baby Names has a thorough list for both boys and girls. Maybe you're looking for something more original? Our Baby Names Meanings section will provide you with an extensive list of girls' and boys' names plus their origin and meaning.

Maybe you've already thought of a great baby name. If so, tell us your baby boy or baby girl names!

For more help in choosing baby names, visit or All Baby Names, some of the largest databases on the internet for baby name meanings, origins, and much more!

Baby Names Database - A vast library of informative articles and guides to multiple aspects of pregnancy, health advice and postpartum topics. Includes a comprehensive resource for given names and their meanings, categorized by various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.


Why babies/baby drool?

I love most things about babies. I don’t even really mind cranky babies. They always go back to fun baby eventually. The one thing I don’t love about babies is drool.

Before I had Cedar I’d heard that babies drool. What no one can prepare you for is that your baby will essentially drool enough to fill a small bathtub. Yuck. Everything in the house, including your furniture, carpet, food, bed, shelves, hair, face, and clothing gets sopping wet.

Babies love to drool right before you need to snap a photo, or right after a nice cleansing bath. Man did I ever get sick to death of the drool.  Plus drool irritates tiny cheeks and chins making your baby super cranky. Drool to me, is not so adorable.

Where does it come from?

There are two main reasons your baby will drool. One he could be teething. The popping up of tiny teeth can often cause massive drooling. Two, babies drool because they produce a lot of saliva while putting everything known to man in their mouth. Chewing on objects constantly causes excess saliva. Try chewing gum all day and you’ll be drooling too.

Can you stop it?

Sadly no. How much your baby drools, and for how long is specific to your baby. Some babies drool from three months to a year. Some drool after their first birthday passes. It really depends. You should try to prevent irritated baby skin. You can smooth a little petroleum jelly onto your baby’s face to try and block the moisture. You can also follow him religiously with a drool rag. Neither options work perfectly.

The good news is that your baby will do lots of other truly adorable things during the drooling stage. Enough to make you forget about the drool, at least temporarily. Also, he’ll eventually stop drooling, and unlike new baby smell, you won’t miss the drooling. Another perk!


Can baby watch tv?

Most experts seem to agree that television won’t hurt your little one, so long as you follow some basic viewing rules.

Don’t let screen time take over face time. Babies need plenty of one-on-one time with you in order to develop socially and to boost brain power.

If your baby’s not interested in the TV turn it off. Recent studies show that background noise, even at low levels can affect your baby’s hearing and stunt language development.

Balance and moderation are key: TV like every other thing in your baby’s world is a resource. But just like you wouldn’t force your baby to sit and listen to books all day (I hope) you shouldn’t let her watch TV all day. Babies need all sorts of stimulation. Books, block play, puppets, and outside time are all important. If you include everything, a little TV is fine.


What is electronic cradle / automatic cradle?

Quoted from Polar "Traditional method of rocking baby to sleep has disadvantages over irregular speed, uneven force and interruption due to sheer tiredness. All these will adversely affect the sleep of the baby and affect his/her health.

With the help of electronic cradle / automatic cradle, all these problems can be overcome. Electronic cradle allows movement speed to be adjustable and will send your baby into a deep slumberland in no time! It will design to be portable and allows you to carried it around while you're travelling."