21 Pics Of The Worst Moms Of Walmart

A picture is worth a thousand words, especially in the case of these moms who should have chosen to stay home with their kids the day these pictures were taken at Wal-Mart.
We live in such a crazy media-driven world right now that at any given moment, anyone’s picture can get snapped, misinterpreted and shared for all of the internet to see. Just as a picture is worth a thousand words, so can it also portray the most inaccurate of situations.
Mommy-shaming has been coming under fire a lot lately, but these 21 pictures of the worst moms of Wal-Mart also serve to illustrate what not to do when bringing your kids shopping with you. Some of these are definitely questionable, but most of them do show an accurate depiction of what must have went on that day and they will leave you wondering: what the heck was the mom thinking?
From the mom who placed her baby on a disgusting bathroom floor, all the way to the one who abandoned her child in the middle of the parking lot…

21 A Pack With That

Kind of makes you wonder if that’s actually milk in that bottle, doesn’t it? It probably is, but letting your child hold your pack while you browse the magazine rack or whatever else the mother is doing is still very wrong. It’s possible that the kid snatched the pack when she wasn’t looking, so we’ll give this mom a slight benefit of the doubt on that front.
Still though, cigarettes, lighters, alcohol bottles, firearms or any other such adult items should never be within a child’s reach or handed out to hold even for a second. All it takes is a second for the kid to open the pack and stuff some cigarettes in his mouth because that’s what kids do! They’re not the ones who get bombarded with the constant messages about the horrendous consequences of smoking. For them, everything is fun to play with and put in the mouth.

20 Here’s A Good Place

We have all been there: after you have used up yet another tissue box, you finally decide enough is enough and it’s time to go to Wal-Mart for some toilet paper. You apply your warrior face paint (make-up) and decide to brave the crowds with your tot in tow, but when you get there, you realize that you made the crucial mistake of forgetting to pee before leaving. But taking a baby to a public restroom isn’t always so easy. Maneuvering the stroller into the cabin can be impossible, meanwhile everyone is looking at you funny and what if today is the day that you decided your baby would sit in the shopping basket?
The only reasonable thing to do is have your baby do some tummy time on the cold hard floor while you do your business of course.
On the one hand, I can relate with this mama because shopping with a baby is not easy, but on the other, seeing the poor baby on the disgusting floor just makes me cringe and want to throw up. Surely, she could have thought of a better solution?

19 Under Control

No, just no. It’s crazy scary how many pictures there are out there of parents, mostly mothers, just strolling through the aisles while their kid has a plastic bag around their head. Letting children learn from their mistakes is great and all but not when it comes to asphyxiation.
That one little boy sitting in the blue cart attachment actually looks absolutely terrified and with good reason – his mom couldn’t care less that he is probably running out of air! He only looks to be about two years old and at that age, it’s easy for them to get into trouble, but they usually lack the understanding on how to get themselves out of it. Even worse with this one is that by panicking, he would probably be hyperventilating and depleting his air supply even faster.

18 One Strong Back

Looking at this picture, my back instantly aches. Pregnancy has a way of doing a number on your back and then having to lift a toddler basically KO’s it. But for that mother to keep carrying her child until that age… ouch! Even worse is that her child’s weight is causing her to tilt backwards, thus placing all the weight on her back instead of her legs. Maybe she had done it just that one time for a funny picture, but if this is a frequent occurrence, then even a chiropractor may not be able to reverse the intense damage to her back.
It’s great that she’s staying close to her child, but at the same time, he’s more than old enough to walk. That carrier also looks like it’s on the verge on snapping and if it were to break, the kid would most certainly get injured.

17 Mommy Copy-Cat

 

In the world of crazy car seat safety (and shaming when it’s done wrong), having the child sit in the basket is incredibly dangerous. Without any kinds of restraints, he can get badly hurt. At that age, babies still aren’t 100% coordinated. Although the basket portion is quite small, he could still lose his balance and end up in an awkward position. Not only that but his toes could also get caught somewhere while the mom’s attention is elsewhere.
Now onto the actual source of contention with this picture: the oversized bottle. We can only hope that water is there but without judging too much, it probably isn’t. The recommendation is that all sodas and fruit juices be completely avoided with children because of the high sugar count. It’s best to just stick to milk, formula or water.

16 That Will Make Her Listen

It has been shown time and time again that public shaming is an ineffective way of disciplining. Parents usually resort to such a measure after seemingly exhausting all other options, but it actually has the adverse effect. Public shaming breaks the trust between child and parents. If they can’t trust their own parents to keep them safe emotionally, then what does that say about the rest of the world?
In this case, the teenage girl’s sign reads: “I lie to my parents. Bully my siblings. Disrespect my teachers. I’m 16 and know it all.
The only thing that will happen in this case is that the teen will make sure hide her wrongdoings from her parents. If they can’t catch her doing it, then she won’t have to wear the sign – that’s pretty much all that is being taught here. Although it’s not easy, it would be much better to try and get to the bottom of why she’s acting out instead.

15 Skin To Skin

The importance of skin to skin can’t be stated enough and at least she gets props for trying to do that. Major down votes on her method though as it’s just beyond unsafe. That poor little baby could easily slip out from the sides or the bottom and hit his head. Babies are resilient but all it takes is for them to fall badly one time.
Baby carriers can be overwhelmingly expensive and hard to find in the right size but there are still so many better options available out there for taking your child shopping with you. Be it in a wrap-type of carrier, a stroller or even more ingeniously, perhaps even one of those shopping cart hammocks for babies! Despite the poor choice of method, it’s still pretty great that this mama didn’t let having a baby stop her from getting out of the house.

14 Who Needs Naps

Babies like to put everything in their mouths. It can be funny to get them to hold a beer bottle or any other thing that they wouldn’t normally be allowed just for the sake of getting that perfect funny picture. It’s quite possible that this picture of a baby appearing to drink a can of Red Bull is innocent, but there are also high chances that it’s not. Parents let their children have all kinds of things that they shouldn’t have. Others will give in and let their kid have an energy drink or any other “bad item” to get the embarrassing temper tantrum to just stop already.
Giving into these kind of things can be incredibly nefarious though, especially in the case of energy drinks. Even many adults have trouble keeping the energy and sugar rush down, making it that much worse for little babies.

13 Healthy Eating

Can the child even breathe under the mountain of all that food? It’s quite the impressive work of Tetris, but one that is nonetheless incredibly unsafe for her. I guess there is no risk of overheating since although she is wearing a winter jacket, she appears to be surrounded by frozen food…
Overheating aside, there is still the risk of suffocation, which can happen under all kinds of weird situations. We have all heard of kids suffocating to death after slipping in between the bed and the wall. We can’t exactly see what’s in front of her face, but judging by the loaded cart, there’s a good chance that there is food close to her face as well.
Not only that but the overflow of unhealthy food choices also deserve a mention. Let’s just hope that the kid is offered healthier alternatives.


12 Hanging On For Dear Life

A vast number of mommies are shamed every day for breastfeeding in public and there is certainly nothing wrong with this mommy doing it. What is wrong though is the way in which the baby is on the verge of falling. There are much safer ways of breastfeeding a baby while walking, but they all involve the baby actually being supported somehow – be it through the mother holding him with her arms or through strategically being placed in a sling.
As with most pictures of people at shopping at Wal-Mart, there is even more mistakes with this picture. Aside from the baby hanging on for dear life while the oblivious mom shops around, there is also the fact that it’s unsafe to place the car seat to the top of the shopping cart because of the high risk of it toppling over.

11 Mommy Is Busy

Kid leashes are controversial items. Some swear by them, while others call parents lazy for even thinking to use one. Whether they are used or not, the kid still needs to comply and agree to go wherever the parents wants to go. The only problem with this logic is that kids like to assert their independence, refusing to go a certain way or doing something just because they don’t feel like it.
In the face of the millionth temper tantrum, some will pick up their kid and leave, others will try to wait out the storm, but others are so far down the “I-don’t-care” tunnel that they will merely continue going about their business. The effectiveness of this method is to be disputed, but let’s hope that she never had to employ this method again as it doesn’t look very safe.

10 Champion Of Naps

What’s more shocking: the baby about to fall out or the person who decided to snap a picture instead of quickly alerting the mother? Either way, both are in the wrong. Unlike the lady mentioned previously who placed her baby inside the top portion of her dress, at least this mother has hers in what appears to be a sling. By the looks of it, she certainly needs to read the instructions before placing her baby in it. It’s great that she’s carrying the child but by solely wrapping the sling around her torso and not around her shoulders, it’s placing the baby at an immense risk of falling out, as evidenced by the picture (not to mention the terrible neck support).
At least she’s down with her shopping and is headed towards her car. Hopefully, the baby made it to safety and that she realized her mistake later.

Setting The Best Example

With her two young sons in tow, this mother chose to wear a dress that only half covered her behind. Just like the cases of parents going shopping in their underwear, this one too can’t be overlooked. Mom shaming has gotten out of hand lately, but then again so have the clothing choices of some parents.
Granted, with pictures, you don’t always know the full story. It’s possible that her dress had merely ridden up or the wind had blown it up at just the perfect time. Although, the logic with the latter fails when you consider that had her dress been long enough to cover her buttocks, then whoever snapped the picture likely wouldn’t have done so in the first place. In any case, it might be a good idea to re-think that dress next time or maybe wear it with solid-colored leggings.

No Pants Day

Speaking of shopping in your underwear, this woman definitely takes the cake. At least her son is dressed, so she does get some redeeming point there. Some might argue that those are shorts and it’s quite possible. But based on appearances and the fact that whoever snapped the picture decided to take it for a reason, we’re going to guess that the reason was that she was indeed wearing underwear.
The internet is overloaded with people shopping at Wal-Mart and other stores in just their underwear, but hopefully, this is one trend that won’t be overtaking the world any time soon. Sometimes, desperate times call for desperate measures. Maybe her son had drawn with permanent marker all over her pants or they were all in the wash. Either way, let us hope that her trip to Wal-Mart involved more pants.

Runaway Kid

There is a lot of hate on kid leashes, but surely even those are better than literally handcuffing your child to the basket? The handcuffs were probably taken from the toy section, but it’s also not outside the realm of possibilities that they may have been brought from home. After all, people do all kinds of crazy stuff! Good thing the internet is there to catch them all.
Kids have a tendency to not listen to a word we say. Or rather they do hear our directions, but they just choose not to follow them. This mom was undoubtedly beyond fed up of repeating herself five million times and figured it would be easier to use handcuffs. Innovative on the one hand, but the other, there would have been nothing preventing him from causing even more trouble using the basket.

Baby Leashes At Their Finest

Kid leashes have been mentioned a couple of times in this article and in this picture, it certainly looks like this boy may be on the verge of hanging himself with one. Pictures can be misleading, so it’s quite possible that an entirely different situation was being played out, but it doesn’t change the fact that he is on the brink of hanging himself. It certainly makes you wonder where the heck were his parents?! It’s hard to keep a constant eye on your kids but a moment of inattention can sure be costly!
Worst still the person taking the picture. Any bystander should immediately have been rushing to his aid, instead of pulling out their cameras and snapping a picture. Even if it, whatever it is, isn’t actually in the vicinity of his neck, there is still the grave danger of falling off the shelf.

Just Cleaning The Floor

 

Just like the kid who outgrew the privilege of getting carried around in a baby carrier, so did this kid outgrow riding around in the basket. Just like the mom who laid her baby on the bathroom floor, this case too is absolutely disgusting. Granted, it’s possible the mother was too focused on her grocery list to realize what he was doing, but the grandmother was certainly aware enough to realize that their picture was being taken.
This is a prime example of the kid’s snowballing behavior. Rather than dealing with him refusing to cooperate and walk with them, they allowed him to do something that wouldn’t have otherwise been allowed. This in turn led him to put his head on the floor. Can’t really blame the kid for being bored, but you can blame the mother for putting him at risk of getting injured.

Babysitting Service

Every single year, we hear of numerous children who were abandoned in cars that got too hot under the scorching sun. At least this child wasn’t left in the car but leaving her in the middle of the parking lot still isn’t any better, especially when you factor in the basket being made of metal. Under the hot sun, being trapped in a hot basket certainly wouldn’t be any better. At least with this one, there is potential for bystanders to quickly call for help, but there is still something to once again to be said about how someone chose to take a picture instead of rushing to help.
Keeping track of kids when you have a million and other things on your mind can be a challenging, but it still doesn’t warrant forgetting your own child in the basket, especially when you think about how the parent would have brought the basket there in the first place.

Tantrums Don’t Care

Temper tantrums suck. There is no sugar-coating the terrible phenomena that most parents are faced with a on a near daily basis and worst still when it happens in public. Kids have this remarkable ability to throw themselves on the floor in a screaming fit when we as parents are at our wit’s ends.
Even if you have read all the parenting books and know all about how you should get down to their level and talk to them in a calm reasonable voice, sometimes these techniques just don’t work. Who am I kidding? They rarely work, especially not with every nosy-body turning around and staring at you in shameful horror. It’s obvious it wasn’t this mom’s first ride at the temper tantrum rodeo, but to drag the kid certainly wasn’t the answer.

Mommy, What’s That?

It’s hard not to mommy shame in the face of a picture like this one: the barely bum covering short skirt and the rock-and-roll party heels. The outfit aside, what makes this snap the absolute worst is definitely the kid looking up her skirt. If you’re going to wear such a short skirt, then surely you shouldn’t stand over your kid? Boys and girls as early as three and sometimes even two-years-old start asking their parents about “what’s that?” and why do they look different from their mommies and daddies.
This kid is well past that age and undoubtedly knows exactly what he’s doing. The mom probably got caught up in the moment of paying for her items, but there is still something to be said about how the inappropriate line has definitely been crossed here.

Just Like Mommy

This one is a controversial topic right now that has many parents divided. An increasing number of parents have been letting boys dress in girl clothes, but is this right? A hot topic for sure and one that can’t be answered here. Whether this mother should be considered one of the “worst” moms of Wal-Mart is definitely up for debate and depends on everyone’s personal stance on the topic. On the one hand, many would argue that they absolutely shouldn’t have been dressed in girl clothes, much less gone out in public that way. Others would argue that boys and girls alike can wear whatever they like, without it meaning anything.

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Top 15 Best Formula Milk For Babies

Are you a mommy looking for a formula feed for your baby? Are you confused about which baby formula is best to choose? If these questions are bothering you, then you should read our post on best formula milk for babies.
Whole milk? Cow milk? Soy? Supermarkets contain a wide array of baby formula choices. Some formulas are iron-fortified while others contain essential fatty acids like ARA and DHA. Some are for babies with lactose intolerance while some are for babies who require higher nutrients. So how can you choose the right and best formula for baby? Well, first, you need to understand a few baby formula basics. So read on!
If you want to choose the best formula milk for your baby, then first you should be aware of its different forms. Baby formulas come in three forms- Ready-to-use, powdered and liquid concentrate.

1. Ready-To-Use Formula:

The Ready to use baby formula is the most convenient. It does not require mixing or measuring. You just have to open and serve. Most hospitals serve ready to use formulas to newborns. It is safe and hygienic and is helpful when you are worriedabout the water safety. Ready to use formulas have a short shelf life. You must use them within 48 hours.

2. Powdered Formula:

Powdered baby formula is the most economical and environmentally friendly baby formula. It will take the least amount of space in your pantry than all the three formulas. However, powdered formulas take more time to prepare than other formulas. And you need to follow the instructions well.

3. Liquid Concentrate:

The Liquid Concentrate formula requires mixing equal parts of formula and water. Make sure you read the instructions carefully. If you compare ready to formula, the liquid concentrate is cheaper and takes up less storage space. But if you compare it to powdered formula, then it is expensive.

Different Types Of  Formula Milk For Babies:

There are different types of formula to suit every baby’s needs. Some include:

1. Cow’s Milk Based Formula:

Most of the baby formulas have cow milk as its main ingredient. The manufacturers alter the protein of the milk to make it easier for children to digest.

2. Soy-Based Formula:

In soy-based formulas, the brand modifies the plant protein to ease its digestion. The doctor will recommend soy-based formulas if you are a vegan, or your child faces difficulty in digesting cow based milk formula.

3. Lactose-Free Formula:

Lactose intolerance, commonly put as the inability to digest lactose, is a rare condition in babies. But if detected, the pediatrician will recommend a formula that has corn syrup instead of lactose.

4. Extensively Hydrolyzed Formula:

In the formula, the brand breaks down the protein into smaller parts to make it easy for babies to digest. The doctors recommend this type of formula for babies who face difficulty absorbing nutrients or babies with multiple allergies.

5. Metabolic Formula:

If your baby is ill and requires specific nutrition, then the doctor may recommend metabolic formula.

15 Best Baby Formulas:

Infant formulas are continually improving to create nutritional profiles as close to that of breast milk. Different brands emphasize a different mix of protein, fats macro and micronutrients and carbohydrates. With hundreds of different brands in the market, it can get confusing for mothers. You don’t have to worry anymore. We have compiled a list of the best formula for babies here:

1. Earth’s Best Organic Infant Formula:

The Earth’s Best Organic Infant Formula is a formula rich in high-quality protein, mineral, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. It contains DHA and ARA, nutrients that are naturally available in breast milk. These nutrients promote the baby’s brain and eye development. Even its whey and casein ratio is identical to mother’s milk. The brand also uses organic glucose solids and organic lactose as a carbohydrate source. It contains no antibiotics, growth hormones, steroids or harmful herbicides or pesticides. And it meets the FDA requirements for infant nutrition.
  • Price: $103.96
  • Available At: Here

2. Baby’s Only Organic Dairy with DHA & ARA Formula:

If your child is prone to allergies, then Baby’s Only Organic Dairy with DHA & ARA Formula should be your pick. The formula is totally gluten free. It contains no corn syrup or any other GMO ingredients. It contains DHA and ARA lipids, derived from the egg phospholipids. It gives the formula a more natural fatty acid profile. The brand also claims that it does not include any artificial growth hormone, antibiotics, and steroids in the formula.
  • Price: $14.99
  • Available At: Here

3. Similac Go & Grow:

Here is another formula to balance your baby’s diet. Similac Go & Grow contains omega 3 and 6, so you can trust that you are feeding your baby a formula that is closest to your milk. Similac Go & Grow are one of the few formulas that have Lutein and Galactooligosaccharides, nutrients that your baby can get only from breast milk. The formula is gluten free too! So no more worries for your allergy-prone children. The brand also has a formula for babies with sensitive tummies.
  • Price: $119.64
  • Available At: Here

4. Gerber Good Start Gentle Powder Infant Formula:

If your baby has a sensitive stomach, then you should pick Gerber Good Start Gentle Powder Infant Formula for her. A baby’s digestive system develops throughout the first year of life, so it is important to give the nutrition that it gentle on your baby. Gerber Good Start Gentle Powder Infant Formula provides the nutrition of breast milk while being gentle on your baby’s developing body. The small proteins are easy to digest and even promote soft stools. The fatty acids in the formula will support your baby’s brain and eye development.
  • Price: $21.59
  • Available At: Here

5. Enfamil Infant Formula:

Enfamil is one of the leading brands in baby formulas. Even pediatricians recommend this formula to mothers. Enfamil Infant Formula has been the closest ever formula to breast milk. The formula claims to meet the nutritional needs of babies until 12 months. The formula has dual prebiotics that help babies support their natural defenses. Moreover, the presence of nutrients like choline and DHA will play a crucial role in your baby’s brain development.
  • Price: $135.67
  • Available At: Here

6. Enfagrow Toddler Next Step Milk Drink:

We know how challenging it can be to make your toddler eat healthy foods. Even the non-picky eater may miss critical nutrients from his diet. It is here where Enfagrow Toddler Next Step Milk Drink will come to your aid. Enfagrow Toddler Next Step Milk Drink is a formula for kids aged 1 to 3 years. It has a balance of 22 nutrients required for a healthy growth. The natural defense dual prebiotics help support the child’s digestive health. Vitamin D and calcium in the formula will promote strong teeth and bones. The formula is available in two delicious flavors- vanilla and natural milk.
  • Price: $21.99
  • Available At: Here

7. Nestle NIDO Kinder 1+ Powdered Milk Beverage:

Nestle NIDO Kinder 1+ is another formula for finicky toddlers who make faces while eating healthy food. The formula provides all nutritional requirements that toddlers need as they transition from breast milk to the family diet. It contains and an exclusive blend of fiber that helps maintain your child’s digestive system. The formula is relatively cheaper than most of the formulas found in the market. You can also mix it with the baby cereals and smoothies. Note- Nestle NIDO Kinder 1+ Powdered Milk Beverage is not for kids under one year of age.
  • Price: $18.88
  • Available At: Here

8. Nutramigen with Enflora LGG:

Does your child complain of gas and sleeping trouble because of colic disease? Then a simple change in formula can make a world of difference. Nutramigen with Enflora LGG claims to manage colic due to cow’s milk within 48 hours of consumption. Isn’t that great! It will also help your child build a tolerance to cow milk so that he can tolerate milk. The miniscule hypoallergenic proteins in the formula pose no threat to sensitive babies. Besides, it also provides complete nutrition to your baby to reach his key milestones.
  • Price: $149.99 for a pack of 4
  • Available At: Here

9. Vermont Organics TM Milk Based Organic Formula:

If you are one of those mothers who feels concerned about the environment and wants to choose an organic lifestyle for your family, then Vermont Organics TM Milk Based Organic Formula could be for you. Even the USDA regulation certified the formula by its regulations. Moreover, it contains all the nutrients found in the mother’s milk.
  • Price: $32.43
  • Available At: Here

10. Enfamil Reguline Milk-Based Powder:

Enfamil Reguline is a formula that will help your tot’s digestive system produce soft and comfortable stools while giving him all the nutrition he needs. Even clinical studies say that babies fed with Enfamil Infant formula have softer stools within the first week of consumption. It contains a blend of two probiotics, (carbs in breast milk that feed the good bacteria found in baby’s gut). It is easy to digest proteins will be gentle on your baby’s tummy. Enfamil Reguline has complete nutrition, so you can serve it to your baby as long as he consumes formula.
  • Price: $25.98
  • Available At: Here

11. PurAmino Hypoallergenic Amino Acid based Formula:

PurAmino Hypoallergenic is an iron-fortified formula for babies and toddlers who suffer from severe milk protein allergy. In feeding infants, a gradual introduction of solid foods after four months is essential. It helps your baby’s overall development. But, in cases of severe food allergies, you can use PurAmino Hypoallergenic as a meal substitute. The formula will make a considerable contribution to the well-being of such babies. The formula is also gentle on the tummy. It works well for children suffering from acid reflux.
  • Price: $39.49
  • Available At: Here

12. EleCare For Infants:

Elecare is a hypoallergenic, amino-acid formula made for infants who cannot tolerate hydrolyzed protein. It manages protein Malabsorption, maldigestion, short bowel syndrome, severe food allergies, eosinophilic GI disorders, and other conditions in which the infant needs an amino acid diet. The formula works by eliminating the potential for an allergic reaction. It also supports the growth of children when used as a primary source of nutrition2. Besides, the nutrients will aid children’s brain and eye development.
  • Price: $217.00
  • Available At: Here

13. Parent’s Choice Organic Infant Formula Powder:

Parent’s Choice Organic Infant Formula Powder is a nutritious supplement for infants. This milk-based formula includes all the nutrients that your child requires during his early days. The formula does not contain steroids, antibiotics or potentially harmful herbicides and pesticides. The formula is ideal for kids 0 to 12 months old.
  • Price: $25
  • Available At: Here

14. Gerber Good Start Gentle Ready to Feed Infant Formula Nursers:

Gerber is one of the leading brands in infant and early childhood nutrition. It has some of the healthiest baby formulas in its kitty. Good Start Gentle Ready to Feed Infant Formula Nursers is for babies who have sensitive tummies. The formula has small sized protein for little tummies. These proteins are easy to digest and promote soft stool. It has antioxidants and probiotics, similar to those found in breast milk.
  • Price: $62.94
  • Available At: Here

15. DSS Similac Expert Care NeoSure Ready to Feed:

ImageWe reserved one of the bests for the last. DSS Similac Expert Care NeoSure Ready to Feed is a nutrient dense formula for children born prematurely. It is a preterm post-discharge formula. The increased vitamin and mineral content in the formula will support your baby’s growth. The company also claims to support better weight gain and head circumference as compared to other baby formulas. It also supports early language development. DSS Similac Exert Care NeoSure Ready to Feed is also gluten free! In short, DSS Similac Exert Care NeoSure Ready to Feed has everything that you would want in a formula.
  • Price: $42.50
  • Available At: Here

Safety Profile:

You must stick to just one type of formula. Do not keep switching from one formula to another. Spitting, colic, and gas are common problems that your child can face. Fret not, as these problems are because of your baby’s still maturing gastrointestinal tract. Try a particular formula for at least a few weeks. If the problem persists, then consult your doctor.
Hope you liked our post on best formula milk for babies. Which formula do you use for your baby? Did the doctor prescribe the formula or did you choose the best organic baby formula yourself? Please tell us in the comment section below.

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20 Baby Names Making A Comeback That Start With L

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One of the responsibilities of parenthood is choosing the right name for a child. Our name is one of the first things people learn about us and it can influence the first impression people form of a another person. It’s not surprising that most expecting parents take the responsibility of naming their unborn child very seriously.

Every parent wants that perfect name for their child which means something to the parents while suiting their child and serving them well. When looking for a name there are several factors to consider such as personal preferences, origin, meaning, and who or what a name tends to bring to mind. Finding a name that satisfies each criteria can be tricky and usually requires research and discussion between parties of opposing views.
For the parents who appreciate tradition and history but want a name that is trendy and chic, a good option is to select a name that is in the midst of making a comeback. These names have rich histories and sometimes forebearers who add to the association of the name. Although these names have been around for a while they may not always have been considered trendy. Here are 20 names that begin with the letter L which are currently in the midst of making a comeback.

20 Liam

20-Liam

The name Liam means strong-willed warrior and protector. It is the shortened version of the name Uilliam which is the Irish equivalent of William. The name William comes from the merging of the old German words “willa” which means will, and “helma” which means helmet. The resulting William literally translates to helmet of will but has the more figurative meaning of guardian.
In recent years the name Liam has gained tremendous popularity for baby boys. Some of that popularity is undoubtedly being driven by the renown of actors Liam Neeson and Liam Hemsworth.
Liam is a short name that is easy to read and sound out phonetically. It has a strong association with strength and courage. The name Liam is a great choice for a boy destined for great things.

19 Lucas4

19-Lucas

Lucas is the Latin form of the name Luke. The name means bright, light-giving, shining, or illumination. While the name Luke has historically been very popular due to its biblical connection, the name Lucas has been creeping up the charts in more recent years.
Lucas is often a first name but occasionally a surname. The most famous example of this is the director George Lucas. Both the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises were created and produced by Lucasfilm, the production company founded by George Lucas. The name Lucas is sure to bring this famed individual to mind.
The name Lucas puts a contemporary twist on history. It is a great choice for a baby boy who’s parents want to honour tradition without being old-fashioned. A celebration of past, present, and future greatness.

18 Logan

18-Logan

Logan finds its roots as a place name which became a surname. Historically it was common to name families after places they lived, professions they practiced, or distinguishing attributes. As a surname it originated in the Ayrshire region of Scotland.
It comes from the Scottish Gaelic word legan, which means small hollow. Therefore the name Logan means one who dwells at a small hollow. These days Logan is much much more common as a first name for boys rather than the surname it originally was.
The most well known Logan is the fictional character from the popular X-men series. Also known as Wolverine, on screen Logan has been portrayed by Hugh Jackman in the latest adaptation of the character. Logan is a creative name with a whimsical feel and bright sound.

17 Lily

17-Lily

The name Lily is derived from the Latin word lilium which refers to the lily flower. The lily is a sign of purity and innocence and is prevalent in Christian imagery. Although not a new name, Lily has been gaining popularity in recent years.
The name Lily has been quite the popular choice for celebrity parents over the last couple of decades. Lily Mo Sheen is the daughter of Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen. Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis opted for the double flower name Lily-Rose for their daughter.
Lily is a clean and crisp name with a long history and strong imagery. It’s the most popular flower derived name for the year and is sure to remain a front-runner for years to come. An elegant name for a sweet girl.

16 Luke

16-Luke

Luke is the English form of the slightly more popular Latin Lucas. It shares the same meaning centred around light and illumination.Although a long-standing favourite among the Christian community, the name Luke has been seeing a gradual increase in popularity since the 70s.
It’s no coincidence that the 70s were a turning point for the name Luke. In 1977 the first Star Wars movie was released and the world was introduced to the fictional character Luke Skywalker. The movie became a pop culture phenomenon and the franchise continues to be widely successful.
Historically, the most famous Luke of all is the one given credit for writing the third of the four canonical Gospels of the Bible. Although the Gospel of Luke does not reveal its author, it is believed that it was written by Luke the Evangelist. Regardless of the true author of the third Gospel, Luke is a name often seen in the Bible.
The name Luke is a great choice for a baby boy whose parents don’t shy away from tradition while being firmly rooted in the present.

15 Layla

15-Layla

The name Layla is of Arabic origin and it means night or dark beauty. In the seventh century a poet by the name of Qays wrote a love poem featuring Layla as the object of affection. The love story of Qays and Layla were very popular in Arabia causing the name to be a popular choice.
The name Layla was rarely used outside of Arabia until the 70s when Eric Clapton released the song “Layla”. The inspiration for the song were in fact the original Arabic poems of Qays and Layla. The song introduced the name but neither were widely popular upon release.
Around the turn of the millennium the name Layla began to be used more frequently. The trend has been continuing with a larger number of girls being given the name as time goes on. It is a musical name with a great story behind it and would be ideal for an adorable baby girl with romantic parents.

14 Luna

14-Luna

The name Luna means moon and it is of Latin origin. In Roman mythology Luna was the goddess of the moon. Her Greek counterpart was Selene.
Luna was somewhat popular in the 1800s but had declined in use over time. Around the turn of the millennium the name began to make a comeback and is still increasing in popularity. This may have been aided by the character of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter series.
The name Luna is also getting some attention from celebrity parents. Luna Encinas Cruz is the daughter of Penelope Cruz and Javier Barden. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen welcomed their baby girl in 2016 and named her Luna.
Luna is a heavenly name for a baby girl destined to walk her own path. A great choice for parents who look to the starts or find beauty in magic. An enchanting name that’s sure to be remembered.

13 Levi

13-Levi

The name Levi means joined in harmony in Hebrew. There are two Levis mentioned in the Bible. Levi was the third son of Jacob. The second biblical Levi is the apostle Matthew who changed his name when he joined Jesus.
The name Levi was common in the 1800s. This was possibly due to Levi Strauss and the wide scale launch of blue jeans bearing his name. Since then the popularity of the name Levi had been gradually declining until about a decade ago.
The name has received a bit of attention from celebrities. In 2008 Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves named their baby boy Levi Alves McConaughey. In 2010 Sheryl Crow adopted a boy by the name of Levi James Crow.
Levi is an ancient name with a relaxed and modern feel. It has a melodious distinct sound due to the vowel ending. It would easily suit a baby boy with parents that are either traditional, contemporary, or somewhere in between.

12 Lincoln

12-Lincoln

The name Lincoln was originally a surname. This is another example of families being given names which were derived from the places they lived. In this case the place was the city of Lincoln in England. The city’s name came from the Welsh word llyn for lake, and the Latin word colonia for colony. Lincoln therefore means lake colony or lake settlement.
One can’t hear the name Lincoln without thinking about Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln led the country through the Civil War and famously freed the slaves. By many he is considered one of the greatest U.S. Presidents.
As a first name, Lincoln enjoyed moderate popularity in the 1900s but eventually became somewhat unfashionable. This trend has reversed in recent years and Lincoln has surged in popularity. This may possibly be attributed to the portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in recent films. Lincoln is a wonderful name for a boy of strength, courage, and unwavering morals.

11 Lillian

11-Lillian

The name Lillian is often shortened to Lily but Lillian is probably not a derivative of Lily at all. While the name Lily comes from the flower, it is more likely that Lillian is a shortened version of Elizabeth. Although often used interchangeably, Lillian developed independently of Lily and has a different history.
While Lily has enjoyed some level of popularity throughout time, Lillian has been somewhat unpopular for almost 100 years.This is changing as Lillian has recently been making a huge comeback. With an abundance of the letter L, the name has a way of rolling off the tongue with a melodious sound. It’s about time that parents rediscover this forgotten gem.
The name Lillian has a classic feel without being outdated. It’s a lovely name for a sweet little girl and would serve her well in adult years. A great choice for parents who are looking for a historic name without the old-fashioned tone.

10 Leo

10-Leo

The name Leo has Latin origins. In Latin the word leo means lion. Leo is also the short form for Leon and Leopold. From these names the meaning brave people is derived.
Leo has been a common name among early Christians. Many saints were named Leo as well as a total of thirteen popes. The name was widely popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This was probably influenced by the prominence of author Leo Tolstoy who wrote novels such as War and Peace and Anna Karenina. The name then went into decline until the turn of the millennium.
The name Leo is once again prominent among famous people. Most notably is Leonardo (Leo) DiCaprio who has undoubtedly had an influence on the name’s increased popularity. Another Leo driving the trend is Leo Encinas Cruz, the son of Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
Leo is a strong name for a fierce little boy. It works well for parents who want to honour tradition as well as those who are more contemporary. A short and versatile name that’s sure to stand the test of time.

9 Lucy

9-Lucy

The name Lucy is derived from the Latin word for light. It was traditionally given to girls born at dawn. It can also refer to having a light complexion.
Lucy has always been somewhat popular but has seen a solid increase in use recently. There have been many notorious Lucys in pop culture but one of the most widely known is the character of Lucy played by Lucille Ball on the iconic show I Love Lucy. The name also brings to mind the famous Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. More recently, actress Lucy Liu has brought the name back into the foreground.
Lucy is another traditional name which lends itself well to to modern times. This bright and cheerful name is an excellent choice for a happy little girl.

8 Leah

8-Leah

The name Leah comes from the Hebrew word for weary. It is a biblical name from the Old Testament. Leah was the first wife of Jacob and mother to one daughter and six sons. Leah is considered one of the most prominent women of the Bible.
The name has always had its loyal followers but hasn’t been widely prominent until recent years. The character of Leah Clearwater appears in the hugely popular Twilight series. Another driving factor in the name’s popularity may be actress Leah Remini.
Leah is a serene sounding name that’s just right for a gentle little girl. It’s a great choice for parents who like biblical names that lend themselves well to modern times. The name has an ancient history without being stuffy and outdated. A pretty name for a pretty girl.

7 Landon

7-Landon

Landon is another place name, turned surname, that made the jump to given names. It originated in England and means long hill or ridge. It would have referred to a place located near a ridge and then to the people who lived there. Landon has been slowly becoming a prominent given name for about 20 years.
Undoubtedly one of the most visible people bearing the name were Michael Landon. He played the patriarch on the successful TV series Little House on the Prairie. Landon succumbed to cancer in 1991. Right around this time the name Landon began to surface as a first name, picking up steam over the following decade, and catapulting into the top ranks of popular baby names.
Landon is a good choice for parents who are looking for a contemporary and modern name without straying into unknown territory. It is a name with roots in the past but adapted for the present. Landon is a perfect name for a unique baby boy.

6 Luca

6-Luca

The exact meaning of the name Luca isn’t entirely clear. It appears to be a derivative of the Latin name Lucas which in turn is derived from the word for light. In this sense Luca shares its meaning with Luke and Lucas as light, illumination, and the bringer of light.
There is also evidence to suggest that Luca refers to a man from Lucania, which was once the name of a place in modern day southern Italy. In this case Luca would be considered a place name. It is entirely possible that both meanings are true and that the name has multiple origins.
Just as the names Luke and Lucas have been gaining popularity, Luca has been climbing steadily since the turn of the millennium. It is now considered a trending baby name and has caught the interest of celebrity parents. Actor Colin Firth and director Livia Giuggloli named their son Luca in 2001. Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie named their boy Luca in 2012.
Luca is a good choice for parents who are looking for an alternative to Luke or Lucas. It’s a soft name with a melodious ring. Suitable for a sweet baby boy.

5 Lydia

5-Lydia

Lydia is an ancient place name. The original meaning of the name would have referred to a person from the area of Asia Minor known as Lydia. The area was named for king Lydus. It is a name of Greek origin meaning beauty, beautiful one, or noble one.
Lydia is not generally viewed as a biblical name but it does make an appearance in the Bible. Lydia was a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. However the name was not very popular until it appeared in pop culture.
Lydia was first made prominent with the popular 1775 play, The Rivals. In 1813 Pride and Prejudice was published bringing the name further attention with Lydia being the youngest daughter of the book’s central family. Lydia became widely popular around this time and continued to be common until the early 1900s when popularity dwindled.
The name Lydia is now making its comeback in a big way. With a soft sound and use of the letter y, it is becoming popular again. A perfect name for a pretty girl.

4 Leilani

4-Leilani

Leilani is a name of Hawaiian origin. It is a compound name made by combining two words. The word lei meaning flowers or child, and lani meaning heaven or royal. Leilani can be understood as heavenly flowers, heavenly child, or royal child.
The name was first popularized in 1937 by Bing Crosby with the song Sweet Leilain. It was featured in the movie Waikiki Wedding. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and it turned out to be hugely successful.
Leilani as a name is now making a comeback and is quickly becoming a trending name. It’s a perfect name for a sweet baby girl and an ideal choice for parents who are looking for something modern and exotic. With its three syllable melodious sound and lovely meaning, this name is sure to continue rising in popularity for years to come.

3 Lilly

3-Lilly

Lilly is an alternate spelling for the name Lily. It has the same meaning as both are derived from lilium, the Latin word for the lily flower. This bloom symbolizes innocence and purity. The name Lilly is rich with imagery and history.
Just like its Lily counterpart, Lilly is becoming more popular and gradually increasing in use. With all the variations of Lily that are available, its a wonder that both forms of the name are ranking so high with parents. The lily flower must resonate with a lot of people.
Parents who want to give their child the name of this flower may want to stick with Lily, but those who want to make it less about flowers and more about the name might like this alternate form. Lilly is a good option for a little girl that wants to stand out without leaving the mainstream.

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20 Baby Names Making A Comeback That Start With L

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One of the responsibilities of parenthood is choosing the right name for a child. Our name is one of the first things people learn about us and it can influence the first impression people form of a another person. It’s not surprising that most expecting parents take the responsibility of naming their unborn child very seriously.

Every parent wants that perfect name for their child which means something to the parents while suiting their child and serving them well. When looking for a name there are several factors to consider such as personal preferences, origin, meaning, and who or what a name tends to bring to mind. Finding a name that satisfies each criteria can be tricky and usually requires research and discussion between parties of opposing views.

For the parents who appreciate tradition and history but want a name that is trendy and chic, a good option is to select a name that is in the midst of making a comeback. These names have rich histories and sometimes forebearers who add to the association of the name. Although these names have been around for a while they may not always have been considered trendy. Here are 20 names that begin with the letter L which are currently in the midst of making a comeback.

20 Liam

20-Liam

The name Liam means strong-willed warrior and protector. It is the shortened version of the name Uilliam which is the Irish equivalent of William. The name William comes from the merging of the old German words “willa” which means will, and “helma” which means helmet. The resulting William literally translates to helmet of will but has the more figurative meaning of guardian.

In recent years the name Liam has gained tremendous popularity for baby boys. Some of that popularity is undoubtedly being driven by the renown of actors Liam Neeson and Liam Hemsworth.

Liam is a short name that is easy to read and sound out phonetically. It has a strong association with strength and courage. The name Liam is a great choice for a boy destined for great things.

19 Lucas4

19-Lucas

Lucas is the Latin form of the name Luke. The name means bright, light-giving, shining, or illumination. While the name Luke has historically been very popular due to its biblical connection, the name Lucas has been creeping up the charts in more recent years.

Lucas is often a first name but occasionally a surname. The most famous example of this is the director George Lucas. Both the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises were created and produced by Lucasfilm, the production company founded by George Lucas. The name Lucas is sure to bring this famed individual to mind.

The name Lucas puts a contemporary twist on history. It is a great choice for a baby boy who’s parents want to honour tradition without being old-fashioned. A celebration of past, present, and future greatness.

18 Logan

18-Logan

Logan finds its roots as a place name which became a surname. Historically it was common to name families after places they lived, professions they practiced, or distinguishing attributes. As a surname it originated in the Ayrshire region of Scotland.

It comes from the Scottish Gaelic word legan, which means small hollow. Therefore the name Logan means one who dwells at a small hollow. These days Logan is much much more common as a first name for boys rather than the surname it originally was.

The most well known Logan is the fictional character from the popular X-men series. Also known as Wolverine, on screen Logan has been portrayed by Hugh Jackman in the latest adaptation of the character. Logan is a creative name with a whimsical feel and bright sound.

17 Lily

17-Lily

The name Lily is derived from the Latin word lilium which refers to the lily flower. The lily is a sign of purity and innocence and is prevalent in Christian imagery. Although not a new name, Lily has been gaining popularity in recent years.

The name Lily has been quite the popular choice for celebrity parents over the last couple of decades. Lily Mo Sheen is the daughter of Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen. Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis opted for the double flower name Lily-Rose for their daughter.

Lily is a clean and crisp name with a long history and strong imagery. It’s the most popular flower derived name for the year and is sure to remain a front-runner for years to come. An elegant name for a sweet girl.

16 Luke

16-Luke

Luke is the English form of the slightly more popular Latin Lucas. It shares the same meaning centred around light and illumination.Although a long-standing favourite among the Christian community, the name Luke has been seeing a gradual increase in popularity since the 70s.

It’s no coincidence that the 70s were a turning point for the name Luke. In 1977 the first Star Wars movie was released and the world was introduced to the fictional character Luke Skywalker. The movie became a pop culture phenomenon and the franchise continues to be widely successful.

Historically, the most famous Luke of all is the one given credit for writing the third of the four canonical Gospels of the Bible. Although the Gospel of Luke does not reveal its author, it is believed that it was written by Luke the Evangelist. Regardless of the true author of the third Gospel, Luke is a name often seen in the Bible.

The name Luke is a great choice for a baby boy whose parents don’t shy away from tradition while being firmly rooted in the present.

15 Layla

15-Layla

The name Layla is of Arabic origin and it means night or dark beauty. In the seventh century a poet by the name of Qays wrote a love poem featuring Layla as the object of affection. The love story of Qays and Layla were very popular in Arabia causing the name to be a popular choice.

The name Layla was rarely used outside of Arabia until the 70s when Eric Clapton released the song “Layla”. The inspiration for the song were in fact the original Arabic poems of Qays and Layla. The song introduced the name but neither were widely popular upon release.

Around the turn of the millennium the name Layla began to be used more frequently. The trend has been continuing with a larger number of girls being given the name as time goes on. It is a musical name with a great story behind it and would be ideal for an adorable baby girl with romantic parents.

14 Luna

14-Luna

The name Luna means moon and it is of Latin origin. In Roman mythology Luna was the goddess of the moon. Her Greek counterpart was Selene.

Luna was somewhat popular in the 1800s but had declined in use over time. Around the turn of the millennium the name began to make a comeback and is still increasing in popularity. This may have been aided by the character of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter series.

The name Luna is also getting some attention from celebrity parents. Luna Encinas Cruz is the daughter of Penelope Cruz and Javier Barden. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen welcomed their baby girl in 2016 and named her Luna.

Luna is a heavenly name for a baby girl destined to walk her own path. A great choice for parents who look to the starts or find beauty in magic. An enchanting name that’s sure to be remembered.

13 Levi

13-Levi

The name Levi means joined in harmony in Hebrew. There are two Levis mentioned in the Bible. Levi was the third son of Jacob. The second biblical Levi is the apostle Matthew who changed his name when he joined Jesus.

The name Levi was common in the 1800s. This was possibly due to Levi Strauss and the wide scale launch of blue jeans bearing his name. Since then the popularity of the name Levi had been gradually declining until about a decade ago.

The name has received a bit of attention from celebrities. In 2008 Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves named their baby boy Levi Alves McConaughey. In 2010 Sheryl Crow adopted a boy by the name of Levi James Crow.

Levi is an ancient name with a relaxed and modern feel. It has a melodious distinct sound due to the vowel ending. It would easily suit a baby boy with parents that are either traditional, contemporary, or somewhere in between.

12 Lincoln

12-Lincoln

The name Lincoln was originally a surname. This is another example of families being given names which were derived from the places they lived. In this case the place was the city of Lincoln in England. The city’s name came from the Welsh word llyn for lake, and the Latin word colonia for colony. Lincoln therefore means lake colony or lake settlement.

One can’t hear the name Lincoln without thinking about Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln led the country through the Civil War and famously freed the slaves. By many he is considered one of the greatest U.S. Presidents.

As a first name, Lincoln enjoyed moderate popularity in the 1900s but eventually became somewhat unfashionable. This trend has reversed in recent years and Lincoln has surged in popularity. This may possibly be attributed to the portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in recent films. Lincoln is a wonderful name for a boy of strength, courage, and unwavering morals.

11 Lillian

11-Lillian

The name Lillian is often shortened to Lily but Lillian is probably not a derivative of Lily at all. While the name Lily comes from the flower, it is more likely that Lillian is a shortened version of Elizabeth. Although often used interchangeably, Lillian developed independently of Lily and has a different history.

While Lily has enjoyed some level of popularity throughout time, Lillian has been somewhat unpopular for almost 100 years.This is changing as Lillian has recently been making a huge comeback. With an abundance of the letter L, the name has a way of rolling off the tongue with a melodious sound. It’s about time that parents rediscover this forgotten gem.

The name Lillian has a classic feel without being outdated. It’s a lovely name for a sweet little girl and would serve her well in adult years. A great choice for parents who are looking for a historic name without the old-fashioned tone.

10 Leo

10-Leo

The name Leo has Latin origins. In Latin the word leo means lion. Leo is also the short form for Leon and Leopold. From these names the meaning brave people is derived.

Leo has been a common name among early Christians. Many saints were named Leo as well as a total of thirteen popes. The name was widely popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This was probably influenced by the prominence of author Leo Tolstoy who wrote novels such as War and Peace and Anna Karenina. The name then went into decline until the turn of the millennium.

The name Leo is once again prominent among famous people. Most notably is Leonardo (Leo) DiCaprio who has undoubtedly had an influence on the name’s increased popularity. Another Leo driving the trend is Leo Encinas Cruz, the son of Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

Leo is a strong name for a fierce little boy. It works well for parents who want to honour tradition as well as those who are more contemporary. A short and versatile name that’s sure to stand the test of time.

9 Lucy

9-Lucy

The name Lucy is derived from the Latin word for light. It was traditionally given to girls born at dawn. It can also refer to having a light complexion.

Lucy has always been somewhat popular but has seen a solid increase in use recently. There have been many notorious Lucys in pop culture but one of the most widely known is the character of Lucy played by Lucille Ball on the iconic show I Love Lucy. The name also brings to mind the famous Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. More recently, actress Lucy Liu has brought the name back into the foreground.

Lucy is another traditional name which lends itself well to to modern times. This bright and cheerful name is an excellent choice for a happy little girl.

8 Leah

8-Leah

The name Leah comes from the Hebrew word for weary. It is a biblical name from the Old Testament. Leah was the first wife of Jacob and mother to one daughter and six sons. Leah is considered one of the most prominent women of the Bible.

The name has always had its loyal followers but hasn’t been widely prominent until recent years. The character of Leah Clearwater appears in the hugely popular Twilight series. Another driving factor in the name’s popularity may be actress Leah Remini.

Leah is a serene sounding name that’s just right for a gentle little girl. It’s a great choice for parents who like biblical names that lend themselves well to modern times. The name has an ancient history without being stuffy and outdated. A pretty name for a pretty girl.

7 Landon

7-Landon

Landon is another place name, turned surname, that made the jump to given names. It originated in England and means long hill or ridge. It would have referred to a place located near a ridge and then to the people who lived there. Landon has been slowly becoming a prominent given name for about 20 years.

Undoubtedly one of the most visible people bearing the name were Michael Landon. He played the patriarch on the successful TV series Little House on the Prairie. Landon succumbed to cancer in 1991. Right around this time the name Landon began to surface as a first name, picking up steam over the following decade, and catapulting into the top ranks of popular baby names.

Landon is a good choice for parents who are looking for a contemporary and modern name without straying into unknown territory. It is a name with roots in the past but adapted for the present. Landon is a perfect name for a unique baby boy.

6 Luca

6-Luca

The exact meaning of the name Luca isn’t entirely clear. It appears to be a derivative of the Latin name Lucas which in turn is derived from the word for light. In this sense Luca shares its meaning with Luke and Lucas as light, illumination, and the bringer of light.

There is also evidence to suggest that Luca refers to a man from Lucania, which was once the name of a place in modern day southern Italy. In this case Luca would be considered a place name. It is entirely possible that both meanings are true and that the name has multiple origins.

Just as the names Luke and Lucas have been gaining popularity, Luca has been climbing steadily since the turn of the millennium. It is now considered a trending baby name and has caught the interest of celebrity parents. Actor Colin Firth and director Livia Giuggloli named their son Luca in 2001. Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie named their boy Luca in 2012.

Luca is a good choice for parents who are looking for an alternative to Luke or Lucas. It’s a soft name with a melodious ring. Suitable for a sweet baby boy.

5 Lydia

5-Lydia

Lydia is an ancient place name. The original meaning of the name would have referred to a person from the area of Asia Minor known as Lydia. The area was named for king Lydus. It is a name of Greek origin meaning beauty, beautiful one, or noble one.

Lydia is not generally viewed as a biblical name but it does make an appearance in the Bible. Lydia was a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. However the name was not very popular until it appeared in pop culture.

Lydia was first made prominent with the popular 1775 play, The Rivals. In 1813 Pride and Prejudice was published bringing the name further attention with Lydia being the youngest daughter of the book’s central family. Lydia became widely popular around this time and continued to be common until the early 1900s when popularity dwindled.

The name Lydia is now making its comeback in a big way. With a soft sound and use of the letter y, it is becoming popular again. A perfect name for a pretty girl.

4 Leilani

4-Leilani

Leilani is a name of Hawaiian origin. It is a compound name made by combining two words. The word lei meaning flowers or child, and lani meaning heaven or royal. Leilani can be understood as heavenly flowers, heavenly child, or royal child.

The name was first popularized in 1937 by Bing Crosby with the song Sweet Leilain. It was featured in the movie Waikiki Wedding. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and it turned out to be hugely successful.

Leilani as a name is now making a comeback and is quickly becoming a trending name. It’s a perfect name for a sweet baby girl and an ideal choice for parents who are looking for something modern and exotic. With its three syllable melodious sound and lovely meaning, this name is sure to continue rising in popularity for years to come.

3 Lilly

3-Lilly

Lilly is an alternate spelling for the name Lily. It has the same meaning as both are derived from lilium, the Latin word for the lily flower. This bloom symbolizes innocence and purity. The name Lilly is rich with imagery and history.

Just like its Lily counterpart, Lilly is becoming more popular and gradually increasing in use. With all the variations of Lily that are available, its a wonder that both forms of the name are ranking so high with parents. The lily flower must resonate with a lot of people.

Parents who want to give their child the name of this flower may want to stick with Lily, but those who want to make it less about flowers and more about the name might like this alternate form. Lilly is a good option for a little girl that wants to stand out without leaving the mainstream.

15 Secrets All Amish Moms Are Keeping

The Amish community is a mystery to a lot of people. We think we know what they are all about, but mostly our information is built off of rumours and stereotypes. The truth is, we probably don’t know a whole lot about this group of people. When we are ignorant against a certain group of people, it tends to breed false information for which stereotypes are born. Let’s set the record straight with this brief description.
The Amish area a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships. They are closely related too, but vastly different to the Mennonite churches. The Amish are known for living quite simple lives. They dress plain, and they do not use the same modern technologies that we all know and love (maybe too much). The Amish are baptized between the ages of 16 and 25, and once baptized they may only marry within the religion. They take their religion and customs very seriously, and are known to be a very close-knit community.
I could go on and on about the workings and beliefs of the Amish order, but I would need a whole article for that. What you have there are the basics. Just like families from every other religion in the world, the Amish have husbands, wives, children and mothers. An Amish mother faces many (If not all) the hardships all the mothers around the world face, but she has her secrets.
We looked deep and hard and found 15 of their secrets they may not want you to know.

15 Father Knows Best

The Amish have been known for having very ‘backward’ ways of thinking, and that often revolves around the male role in the household. The male is the head of the household in an Amish family. While the phrase may be ‘mother knows best’, it is not true in their house. They respect the male leads and will often refer to them as the ‘leader’.
Please do not take this to mean that the women are treated like slaves, because they are absolutely not. There are bad relationships in the Amish community, they can not except that. But, the men do not treat the women as if they are lower class, they are very much partners. It is just if you ask an Amish mother who wears the pants in the relationship, she will always say the male does.

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14 Old School Mothering

The average amount of children that an “English” (non-Amish) woman will have is 2, and I think that is pushing it. The average amount of children the Amish woman has is 7. This is much in line with the amount of children the average English woman had centuries ago. This is largely due to the religious and cultural aspects of the Amish community.
It also is a clear reflection on the Amish way of life. Due to the fact that the community is so close, and everyone helps everyone, women are better able to handle a larger family. Since Amish women are also all home makers they are able to provide for a large number of children. This is drastically different than the English woman who has to go out and work to provide for her (much smaller) family.

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13 Not Home Schooled

Many have made assumptions that the Amish must homeschool their children, because that is just how they live their life. This is an unfair stereotype, and while some do choose to home school their children, most do not. This thought may come from the fact that the Amish are a very simple group of people. By simple, we mean that they do not use a lot of modern technology, so one would think that they also teach their children at home.
Most children are in an established school setting, they believe it is important for the children to be around other children of the same age. The school is a one house school room, and the class sizes are small. The smallness of the class size ensures that all the families know each other and they have an open means of communication.

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12 The Children Work

When you look at children today, you may see a lot of noses in technology. Smart phones, TV and Ipads seem to be perfectly normal. The Amish do not use such devices, so you may be wondering if their children are constantly bored. The short answer is no, they are not bored. Children are put to work. They help their family on a daily basis.
They all have daily chores to complete around the house. Without modern technology, it would take mom forever to finish a lot of the chores that we do so quickly and mindlessly. She requires the help of her children to help out and get everything done when it needs to be done. The kicker is, the children do not usually get an allowance. They do it because it is the right thing to do.

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11 What About Fun?

So, with all of this work, what do moms and the children do for fun. Being Amish is a lot similar to working on a farm, and a lot of them have farms as their business. If anyone has worked on a farm before you will know that it is constant and hard work. Is there any room for fun in an Amish lifestyle? Yes, of course it is.
Amish mom’s and their children do exactly what the English do for fun. They go outside and they play. They participate in sports, they ride horses and just about anything else you can think of. If they need to stay indoors due to poor weather, they take part in some games, or some kind of craft or hobby. Basically, they do a lot of the things we wish our children would do, if they would put down the screens!

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10 Secret Rule-Breakers!

OK, so we know that there are certain ‘rules’ for the Amish, but they don’t always have to follow them. They also are not as strict as the media or our stereotypes make them out to be. While a lot of them do not own a TV or a DVD player, it does not mean that they are absolutely not allowed to use them under any circumstances.
When a lot of Amish families go on vacation, or stay in hotels or such, they will partake in a movie or two. There are still a lot of control about this held by the Amish mom. She chooses the movie, and it will not have anything that is deemed inappropriate for the children. No swearing, sexual language or violence are some pretty standard guidelines that they follow.

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They Have Really Long Clotheslines

Well, we already discussed how the Amish tend to have much larger families than us, so that would only lead us to believe that they have a lot more laundry than we could ever imagine. They also do not have washing machines or dryers, so this means that they have to do it all by hand. I (as an English mother) can not imagine the work that goes into that.
This means that they have clothesline that seem to defeat the basic laws of physics. They are very long, and they need to be strong enough to hold a whole lot of wet, hanging clothes. Not only are they long, but talk about hanging your dirty laundry out to dry. All the families ‘delicates’ are on display for all too see, and they are all OK with that.

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Birth Control

The Amish may not want you to know that they really do believe breastfeeding can be used as a form of birth control. The Amish do not use any form of modern birth control (unless medically required), so there must be something they are doing to prevent their babies from being born so close together. The truth is, all they do is breastfeed. It is not uncommon to see a lot of Amish women breastfeeding.
Not only do they believe in this form of birth control, but they advocate for it within their communities. They spread the word to their other mom friends, and since the community is so close in an Amish one, word travels fast. They are even educated about it by professionals. While we know it is not a guaranteed form of birth control, it can help, and it may be the only one they have.

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They Can Not Wait For Menopause

The Amish woman and the English woman are alike in one way; they love their babies more than anything. However, they are secretly awaiting menopause to come. Due to the large families the Amish tend to have, as well as the lack of birth control, the Amish mothers often find themselves with a large family. With no modern technologies, they are doing all the cleaning, washing and caring by hand and it can only be exhausting.
It can only make sense that a woman who has bore many children, and cared for them all those years will be full of joy at the first sight of menopause. It is probably like taking a breath after holding it for a while. She can finally relax and not have to worry about raising any more children! That is, until she has grandchildren.

What Is In A Name?

We put a lot of thought into the name we pick for our babies, everyone now a days seems to be going for the most unique and interesting name. Not the Amish, they are going for timeless. You will not find any North West’s or Blue Ivy’s in Amish Country. Babies are almost always named after someone in the family. It would not be uncommon if two women in the same family had a baby at the same time, that they would need to know the other baby’s name as to not repeat it.
They are not given a middle name at all, they may get an initial to distinguish families, but that is it. Names that are common among the Amish are Abraham, Cornelius, Mary and Emma. They take it so seriously, it would not be uncommon for it to take a few days before they settle one a name.

Girls Are Taught Young

When one of us, that is not part of the Amish culture get pregnant, it can be quite overwhelming as we usually have no idea what we are doing. This is not the case when you are dealing with an Amish woman. Girls are taught at a young age how to care for a baby. They learn how to clothe and diaper a baby. Here is a side fact; the Amish strictly use cloth diapers, no disposable.
They also learn skills such as bundling, bathing and even how to soothe a fussy baby. This training is important in the Amish community, as they all rely on each other to help. When a woman gives birth they will often have a young person come to their house to assist them for the first few weeks. More on these hired helps in the next entry.

Hired Help

When an Amish woman gives birth, it is quite common that she may have a “hired girl” come to work for her for the first 4-6 weeks. They have many tasks to complete, cooking and cleaning. This is to help the new mother recover from childbirth (which would be all natural BTW). They want the mom to get back to normal soon so she can resume her household and farm chores.
These girls are often teen-aged girls, who are done with their schooling but who have not been baptized yet. This would be a sort of apprenticeship for them as they are about to enter into the Amish religion, and be a wife and mother herself. Being an Amish mother is a very serious task, and they do everything hands on. No shiny gadgets or tools to help them along the way.

Inbreeding?

This is probably the biggest secret that no Amish mother (or person) wants anyone to figure out. It is quite clear however, that inbreeding does take place, if you just look at the facts. Right now, there are about 250, 000 Amish living in the United States, all of whom descended from just 200 founders in the 18th century. This seems suspicious to me.
Also, they have the highest infant mortality rate as well as a high rate of genetic disorders. All of which can be the downfall of inbreeding. They do not always do this intentionally. Before they marry and have children, the Amish do not do any form of genetic screening. This means that they could be marrying and breeding with distinct relatives. It seems like some simple testing could solve all of these issues, but then how would they grow the population?

Creepy Toys

If you take a look at your child’s toybox, or a friend’s kids, you will notice that they have probably have an over abundance of beautiful and expensive toys. Not the Amish. Now, it is to be expected that they would not have a large amount of physical toys, or even expensive ones. They play with nature, and their toys are all usually homemade. Unfortunately, this means that their toys are kind of creepy.
If you ever get the chance to see an Amish doll, you will notice one thing about them that is very different than the average American Girl doll; they are faceless. That’s right, their dolls do not have any faces on them, just a blank white head. The reason behind this is to not promote pride or vanity. They believe that it helps in their mission to avoid vanity among the children. It may avoid pride, but it sure does bring nightmares.

Sweet 16

A lot of English mothers and fathers look forward to celebrating their child’s 16th birthday party. Usually, a big party is thrown and family and friends gather to celebrate. Not the Amish mothers, they send their kids away to get into all kinds of trouble. This is called Rumspringa, and it is a chance for an Amish teen to go out and break all the normal ‘rules’ of the Amish lifestyle.
This means, they get to leave home, drink cola, go to the movies, and maybe even learn to drive a car. This is usually done before the Amish baptism, for which there is no turning back. It is a chance to let them experience life the non-Amish way. It is not a secret (or a surprise) that some do not come back home to the Amish way after experiencing this other way of life.

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20 Of The Most Anticipated Baby Girl Names For 2018

Believe it or not, 2018 is just around the corner and parents-to-be have
likely already started running through a list of names for their precious bundle of joy. While it may be too early to tell the baby’s sex, it’s always good to have name choices for both genders. For the sake of this list, however, we will be focusing solely on girls’ names. More specifically, girl names that are highly anticipated winners for 2018.
One of the most fun things about naming a girl is the gorgeous options to choose from. There are so many beauties out there, and while it may be hard to narrow it down to just one, we trust that you’ll make the perfect choice for both you and baby. If you are however in need of some help deciding on a perfect name for your baby girl, we’re here! That’s right! Whether you’re looking for something inspiring, or simply a name to fall in love with, look no further.
Below is our list of the 20 most anticipated girls names for 2018. This list is based on accumulated data from the current year, and we can assure you that these names are truly some of our favourites to date. There really is something for everyone and we can’t wait for you to see what they are.

20 Stella

Latin in origin, Stella is a delightful choice for any little girl. In its Latin roots, the name means “star.” Not only is Stella intriguing in sound, it also maintains the ease of pronunciation. The name has been around for ages but has never been widely successful until now. Today, it stands as the 34th most popular girl name in the U.S., and we anticipate it to get even more prevalent in 2018.
People with the name Stella are said to have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving community. They are excellent observers, patient and are most happy when they are serving humanity. Stella’s are also very levelheaded individuals and strive for peace, harmony and balance in their lives.
Stylish and commanding, Stella is easily one of our favorite names on this list. Still undecided on a name for your little girl? Why not go with Stella?

19 Harper

The name Harper is a unisex name of English origin meaning “harpist; minstrel.” While it was originally seen as a male name, Harper has begun to rank on the top charts as a female given name. In fact, in the United States, Harper was the ninth most popular female given name in 2017.  The name – used in its feminine form – doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, as it’s a desirable choice today for many parents expecting a little girl.
People with the name Harper are said to be extremely creative and excellent at expressing themselves. They are drawn to the arts and love a life filled with fun, freedom and randomness. Harper’s are often the center of attention and excel in careers that put them in the limelight. Because they like to become involved in many different activities, they can often become reckless with both their energy and money. Don’t worry, though. Harper’s are some of the smartest and most sincere individuals out there, and any parent would be lucky to have a Harper in his/her life.

18 Amelia

Amelia is a female Teutonic name that means “defender.” Once seen as a popular name in the past, Amelia has made a comeback, making its way onto the top charts today. In 2017, the name Amelia was ranked as the seventh most popular female given name in the U.S.,  and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, but closer to the top. For 2018, we predict Amelia to break it’s way into the top five most popular baby girl names.
Bearers of the name Amelia hold an expression number of five, which means they are extremely excited by change, adventure, and excitement. Amelia’s are very dynamic, visionary and versatile, and are able to make constructive use of freedom. Because they tend to resent authority and fight being restricted by rules and conventions, they may become changeable, restless and rebellious at times.
Above all, we love the name Amelia and we think that it’s a completely ageless choice for any baby girl. So, if you’re a parent looking for something beautiful, popular and timeless, Amelia is perfect.

17 Zoe

Zoe is a lovely female name of Greek origin. In its Greek derivation, the name can be translated to “life; or alive.” Not only is the name one that sounds super cute on a little girl, but it’s also super chic for any young woman. Popularity-wise, Zoe is also a hit among parents today. The name currently ranks as the 50th most popular female given name in the U.S., and we expect it to rise on the charts in 2018.
People with the name Zoe hold an expression number of one. What does this mean exactly? That Zoe’s are bold individuals who know how to take control. They love initiating events, are extremely organized, and can have very powerful, but amazing personalities. Bearers of the name Zoe are also said to be extremely determined and if things don’t go their way, they can become a bit aggressive or impatient. Truth be told, Zoe’s are a ball of fun, and if you’re considering this name for your little girl, get ready for an adventurous life.

16 Nora

 Nora is a lovely female Anglo-Norman name from the Latin meaning, “honor.” Originally seen as a short form for Eleanora, a Greek name that means “light,” Nora is a beautiful choice on its own.

It has been said that people with the name Nora have a deep inner need for peace and harmony. They tend to analyze the world in which they live and often look at the bigger picture in order to seek deeper truths. Nora’s also love to be the center of attention, which is why they excel in careers that put them in the limelight.
In 2017, Nora has ranked as the 33rd most popular female given name in the U.S. Additionally, in Norway, Nora is also the ultimate go-to as it ranked the second most popular female given name in 2015. This is certainly good news for parents considering this name. Nora is not only a name with rich historical presence, but it’s also a sophisticated classic that will remain a favorite among parents worldwide.

15 Scarlett

 Scarlett is a female name of English origin that means “red.” Beautiful in sound, Scarlett has become a widely used name for many baby girls around the world. In fact, the name currently sits as the seventeenth most popular female given name in the U.S. We expect this ranking to rise in 2018, not only because we think it’s one of the best names a girl could have, but also because we seem to be hearing it anywhere and everywhere.

Bearers of the name Scarlett have a SoulUrge number of six meaning they yearn to be a part of a stable, loving community. Scarlett’s are also very fiery individuals and are passionate about everything they do. They tend to be very successful in business and commercial affairs, however, this can also become their weakness as their success can overshadow their personal relationships with others. Above all, Scarlett is a beautiful name to consider and one that we absolutely adore.

14 Aurora

 The name Aurora is of Latin origin meaning “the mythical Roman goddess of the dawn.” The name first sparked interest among parents after Charles Perrault wrote the fairy tale “The Sleeping Beauty,” which depicts the story of Aurora – a gentle and loving princess who is raised by three fairies named Flora, Fauna and Merryweather. Princess Aurora lives in the forest, where she meets the Prince, her one true love.

Bearers of the name Aurora are said to be idealistic, highly imaginative, intuitive, and spiritual. They have a deep inner desire for inspiration and can be very opinionated when sharing their views of the world with others. They also tend to be visionary people who easily know how to inspire others around them. If they fail to develop their potential, they may misuse their imagination.
In terms of popularity today, Aurora is once again a hit amongst parents expecting a baby girl. It currently sits at number 47 on the top female baby name charts and it’s anticipated to rise in 2018. Not only is Aurora a beautifully sounding name, but it’s also tied to that of a Disney Princess – what little girl wouldn’t want that?

13 Rylie

 Rylie is a unisex name derived from the Old English ryge leah, meaning “wood clearing.” It’s also an adaptation of the Irish last name Reilly, which (in it’s Irish form) means “valiant.” Traditionally, the name is used for males, however, in recent years, it has spiked in popularity as a female given name – and we’re not the slightest bit surprised! The gentle and subtle sound of the name gives it a rich feminine feel. Today, Rylie sits as the 22nd most popular name for a baby girl.

Thinking of having a little Rylie in your life? Take note of the name’s special meaning. For example, it has been said that bearers of the name Rylie thrive in settings of change and spontaneity. They are known to have a deep inner desire for travel and adventure, and would rather set own pace in life without being governed by tradition. Rylie’s are also very practical individuals and will respond positively to beautiful things. Does this sound like your future little one?

12 Luna

 This beautiful name of Latin origin can be translated to “the moon.” In Latin Mythology, Luna is the name Artemis the moon goddess. While the name may not seem like a common choice for new parents, it has in fact made it on the top charts for baby girl names in 2017. Today, Luna sits as the 32nd most popular female given name. For 2018, we expect the name to break into the top 30 most popular female names.

People with the name Luna have a SoulUrge number of four meaning they have a deep inner yearning for order, creativity and conventionalism. They are very creative individuals and are often drawn to the arts. Luna’s are also known to be the center of attention and will excel in careers that put them in the limelight. Truth be told, Luna is one of our favorite names on this list. It’s symbolic, adorable and absolutely beautiful in sound.

11 Natalie

 Natalie is a beautiful female name that derives from the Russian name Natalia, meaning “birthday” or “Christmas.” The name also has Latin roots, which also translates to “born at Christmas.” Popularity-wise, Natalie sits as the 37th most popular female given name in the U.S. And, because we’ve encountered so many little Natalie’s this year, we only anticipate the name to become even more widespread in 2018.

When it comes to the name Natalie, there’s really no going wrong. It’s not only a classic name that will always remain in style, but its also a beautifully feminine choice for any sweet little girl.
Additionally, bearers of the name Natalie have a distinct trait about them. They are known to be very analytical thinkers and excel at seeking deeper truths. Natalie’s are spiritual, practical and competent, and can get along with just about anyone. So, if you’re planning on having a Natalie in your life, you will quickly come to realize just how wonderful and fun-to-be-around she is.

10 Hazel

 Hazel is a beautiful female name of Teutonic origin. When translated, the name means “commander,” or “the hazelnut tree.” In terms of popularity, Hazel is slowly rising and currently ranks at 63 on the top baby girl name charts. Moreover, the name has steadily grown in popularity since 2004 thanks to when Julia Roberts named one of her twins Hazel.

In addition to being a celebrity pick – most recently by Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, Hazel is an excellent choice because of its beautiful meaning. Because Hazel is a nature name – thanks to its association with the hazelnut tree – it symbolizes protection and authority.
Bearers of the name Hazel are said to be excellent at analyzing, understanding, and learning. They are born teachers and because they live so much in the mind, they tend to be quiet and introspective. Above all, we think Hazel is an excellent choice and any little girl would be lucky to hold this beautiful name.

Ellie

 Ellie is a wonderful female name of Greek origin. Short for Eleanor or Eleanora, Ellie has made its way onto the mainstream stage as an adorable standalone option for any little girl. In its Greek origin, the name can be translated to “shining light.” Today, Ellie is the 24th most popular girl name in the U.S. and it’s only anticipated to become even more predominant in 2018. Ellie is one of those names that people don’t forget. The name is not only fun, but it’s also adorable in sound and easy to pronounce.

It has been said that people with the name Ellie are excellent at expressing themselves. They love to analyze the world in which they live and can easily make constructive use of free time. Ellie’s tend to me mystics, philosophers and teachers, and are known to be some of the most loyal people around. Truth be told, Ellie’s are wonderful people and any parent would be lucky to have an Ellie in his/her life.

Victoria

 No surprise here! Victoria has once again neared the top of the female name charts for 2017, ranking 27th. Timeless and beautiful, Victoria, which can be translated to “victory” from its Latin origin, is a perfect choice for any parent expecting a little girl in 2018. Think about it. Victoria is one of those names that has long stood the test of time with its beauty and grace. It’s not only versatile with the many nicknames it comes with, but it’s also a name that can grow from baby to toddler to adult.

It has been said that people with name Victoria are excellent observers and are very adaptable. They can learn new things very quickly with little to no direction. And, even though their solitary thoughtfulness and analysis of people may make them seem aloof, they are some of the most intelligent individuals you’ll ever meet.

Penelope

 Penelope is a beautiful female name of Greek origin. In its Greek meaning, the name can be translated to “white shoulder.” According to research, the name Penelope was ranked as the 28th most popular female name of 2017 in the United States. Additionally, recent trends are showing that this name will continue to rise on the baby name charts for 2018 – and for good reason! The name is not only adorable, it is also an absolutely beautiful name to say.

According to SheKnows, the name Penelope has a SoulUrge number of three, which means that they have deep inner desire to express themselves through public speaking, acting, writing or singing. Not only do Penelope’s yearn to have beauty around them, but they also strive for success in everything they do.
If you ask us, Penelope is one of those names that people never forget. It’s an impactful name that has rich meaning and any little girl would be lucky to hold such a lovely name.

Savannah

 The name Savannah derives from the Taino (Native American) word “zabana,” which means “large grassy plain.” In the 19th-century, the name came into use as a given name in America, and since then, has risen in popularity. Today, Savannah is the 40th most popular girl name in the U.S.

We love the name Savannah for its soft, romantic feel. It’s also a popular name for characters in love stories. For example, Savannah is the name of the main female character in Nicholas Sparks’ romantic tale “Dear John.”
People who hold the name Savannah are said to be natural born performers. They love being the center of attention and excel in careers that put them in the limelight. Considering the name Savannah for your baby girl? Get ready for a little showstopper!

Kennedy

 Originally seen as a male name, Kennedy is making its way onto the top charts for female given names. Irish in origin, the name can be translated to “helmeted; helmed head.” It’s also worth mentioning that Kennedy is a common surname, most recognized on the assassinated U.S. president John F. Kennedy, who held office from 1961 to 1963. While the name is quite common as a surname, its first-name status for a baby girl is quickly rising in popularity. Don’t believe us? Check the charts, Kennedy sits as the 57th most popular female name today in the United States.

Additionally, bearers of the name Kennedy are known to be are very versatile, idealistic and intuitive. They are natural born leaders and use this ability to serve humanity, rather than for self-glorification. Kennedy’s are also eventful and enjoy creating excitement in their lives. Truth be told, Kennedy is a name that demands attention and respect, and one that is definitely worth considering for any little girl.

Violet

 Violet is a beautiful English name that means “flower” or “purple,” and is one that many parents are considering today. The name also has many variants and can be used in a variety of cultures. For example, Violet is commonly used the Italian, Latin and French cultures. In Italian, the name can be pronounced as Violetta. In Latin, it can be pronounced Viola, and in French it can be pronounced Violette.

Popularity-wise, Violet is the fiftieth most used female given name, and it’s expected to become more prevalently used in 2018. The name is truly a lovely option for any little girl. It’s soft and sweet, and its versatility allows the name to grow from baby to adult very easily.
Additionally, people with the name Violet are said to be highly imaginative, intuitive, and spiritual. They seek after spiritual truth and often find it. They are excellent observers and can inspire just about anyone around them. Violets are truly wonderful people, so consider this name if you’re expecting a little girl.

Sadie

 A nickname for Sarah (meaning “princess”), Sadie is a Hebrew name that we absolutely love. Sadie is not only adorable in sound, but its also becoming a hit among parents today. The name currently sits at number 52 on the top baby girl name chart for 2017 and its anticipated to become even more popular in 2018.

People with the name Sadie are said to be quiet, cooperative and sympathetic. They are very adaptable and can get along with just about anyone. They are also very trustworthy and know how to respect the confidence of others, making them excellent encouragers.
Think Sadie is a gorgeous name? That’s probably because of its association to the meaning princess. And while the name is not as common as it’s alternate, Sarah (also meaning princess), it still as equally as beautiful in our eyes.

Charlotte

 Charlotte is a beautiful French name that means “tiny and feminine.” It’s also seen as the feminine form of Charles, and is one of our favorite names on this list. In fact, we are not alone when swooning over this name. Charlotte is a hit among parents today and currently sits as the ninth most popular female given name in the United States. For 2018, we expect Charlotte to become even higher on the baby name charts – possibly breaking its way into the top five.

According to SheKnows, people with the name Charlotte have a SoulUrge number of three, meaning, they hold a deep inner desire to create and express themselves, often in the form of public speaking, acting, writing or singing. They are creative individuals and can easily become the center of attention.
Above all, Charlotte is a pretty special name and parents should consider it when choosing one for their little girl. Why? It’s truly an elegant choice that can appeal to a wide range of parents because it sounds feminine, yet grownup. If you ask us, that’s a win-win situation right there!

Emma

Darling and adorable, Emma is a Germanic name meaning “complete, whole, or universal.” Beautiful for any little girl, the name has continuously rested in the top baby girl name charts this passed decade. This year, Emma currently sits at number one (as it has for the last three years) and we don’t expect it to go anywhere in 2018.
Emma is a simple name that has streamlined a modern-feeling of distinct femininity. The name took on its modern day boost when it was given to Rachel and Ross’s baby on Friends in 2002. Since then, Emma has become a common worldwide choice for parents expecting a little girl.
It has been said that people with the name Emma are often excited by change and adventure. They are dynamic, versatile and know how to make constructive use of freedom. Above all, Emma’s are optimistic people who are able to make friends easily, so if you’re considering the name Emma, get ready for a loveable little girl!
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Calcium Deficiency In KID – Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Does your little one have enough milk? Does he jerk his limbs or twitch uncontrollably? Does he suffer from convulsions? He might be suffering from calcium deficiency. Calcium deficiency is quite common in babies, and you can treat most cases by changing their diet. However, it may lead to complications. But, don’t panic just yet, read this post.
When it comes to feeding babies, there aren’t many options. So, it becomes essential that you keep a tab on what you feed your kid, or what he consumes provides him enough nutrients. One nutrient, which is extremely important for your kid’s development is calcium. A shortage of the nutrient can lead to calcium deficiency. Read on to learn about calcium deficiency in babies.
Calcium is one of the most important elements for babies and adults. It is essential for healthy muscle functioning, nervous system, and heart. Calcium also helps develop bones and maintains bone mass in babies. During the first year of your baby’s life, his body mass increases and he gains weight, followed by a rapid growth of the body. Proper bone mass in adulthood is the result of proper calcium intake from infancy to adolescence.
In adults, a lack of adequate calcium in the diet can lead to calcium deficiency. For babies, the causes can include:
  • Low oxygen availability during child birth.
  • If you suffer from diabetes, then it is likely that your infant will have lower levels of calcium in his body.
  • Certain medicines like Gentamicin can reduce calcium levels in your kid’s body and even lead to hypocalcemia.
    • If you feed your kid formula milk or cow milk, which is rich in phosphorous, it can lead to hypocalcemia.
    • Vitamin D deficiencies also reduce calcium levels, as vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the body.
    • There may be a rare reason for low calcium levels in your infant’s body-DiGeorge Syndrome (DGS), a defect in chromosome no. 22 of 23.
    • Congenital hypothyroidism can also trigger hypocalcemia.
    • If you suffer from low Vitamin D or low calcium, your kid is more likely to contract calcium deficiency.
    • Premature babies are often susceptible to hypocalcemia.
    • Symptoms Of Calcium Deficiency In Babies?

      Babies exhibit several symptoms while suffering from calcium deficiency, which include:
      • Insomnia
      • Muscle Cramps
      • Muscle aches
      • Jitteriness
      • Tremors
      • Twitchiness
      • Jerking movements of limbs
      • Lowered heart rate
      • Seizures, due to a reduction in oxygen supply to the brain
      • Convulsions
      • Low calcium levels can cause low blood pressure in your kid
      • Tongue-thrusting, tongue and lip twitching, eye fluttering, etc.

      Treating Kid Calcium Deficiency:

      Apart from including calcium in their diet, some ways to treat calcium deficiency include:
      • Expose your kid to sunlight. The process will help boost Vitamin D levels in his body and increase calcium absorption as well.
      • Feed your kid humanized milk formulas and not cow’s milk or evaporated milk supplements.
      • One of the best ways to help your kid overcome calcium deficiency in infants is breastfeeding.
      • If your kid has congenital asymptomatic hypocalcemia, you can treat him in a nursery where they use special calcium formula-based milk supplements.
      • Now that you know the innumerable health benefits of calcium and repercussions of low levels of calcium in the body ensure that your little angel gets enough calcium in his diet. Give your little darling a healthy diet so that he grows up to be a healthy boy.
        We hope you found the post informative. Tell us about your experiences below.

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