Imagine a world where pregnant women are always upbeat and glowing, newborns sleep on cue, toddlers love to have their teeth brushed, and teenagers gaze adoringly at their parents. Impossible, you say? Not according to advertisers who flood the web with stock photos of perfect parents and children. They’d have you believe that parenting is a piece of cake, and every significant moment of family life takes place on a spotless white couch.

So when Sara Given, a real mother of a real toddler, saw a picture of a radiant new mother in a cute little sundress breastfeeding her newborn in the middle of a golf course, she finally had enough. She launched a Tumblr, which is now visited by tens of thousands of new parents looking for a daily pick-me-up.

Because what better way is there to deal with the stress and strain of being a new parent than laughter? The perfect gift of cheer and solidarity, Parenting Is Easy exploits the disconnect between these preposterous photos and what happens in real life, and makes every reader laugh out loud—and feel better, too, because we’re in on the joke.
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$6.97
This is a prompted journal that a parent can fill out to have a complete childhood history for their child. It covers from when the mother is pregnant, until the child is 18 years old. Each phase and year of the child's life has custom tailored prompts to ensure quick but meaningful recording for the parent.

When founder and creator, Jayne Swallow had her first daughter, she could not find any journal system that she liked for documenting her daughter's life. She started writing her own journal, but she realized that one day, this journal would really be for her daughter. So, she wanted it to be clean, nice and organized. It got to be too time consuming. She next tried a mobile app which she used sporadically, then started putting everything on Instagram, but she had too much she wanted to put down. Does any of this sound familiar? Feeling as though she has already forgotten so much, and knew she would regret it one day if she didn't figure out a solution. Then, with her second baby on the way, she knew she was running out of time to figure it out. In order for her to commit, she wanted a system that was doable - that she could start and finish completely. And not just with her first child, but for however many kids she had. A journal that was efficient but would record enough of the good details she never wants to forget. She also wanted it ALL in 1 place. And thus, Promptly Journals was born.
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$29.99
Classic silhouettes are a sweet way to add sentiment and color to your wall decor whether it be in the living room or a child's bedroom. They make a wonderful heirloom.

A Family Print Shop meticulously creates these on the computer using the picture of the person's profile. TheyI prefer to give their silhouette's a more natural appearance and less of a "cartoon" look. Therefore, they don't completely smooth the hair but rather delicately and patiently refine and illustrate the area, all the while leaving it looking realistic.

Paper Weight: 120 lb crisp white cover stock in matte. Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches. No Frame Included. After receiving and approving the proof, it will ship within 3-5 business days.
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$32.00
A sweet card for a special person.

The perfect gift card for a newborn, announcements or any greeting. This beautiful greeting card has typographic, gold hotfoil embossing and is comes with a blue envelope. "Oh Girl" is also available with a pink envelope.

Measures in at 85 mm x 55 mm.

Sarah & Bendrix is a small design studio based in Surrey, United Kingdom. They enjoy making products which are individually crafted and they also sell items from other small independent designers. Their signature products are personalised collections for weddings, anniversaries and children including framed pictures, posters, paper products, clothes and an amazing assortment of wooden toys. They offer all the finishing touches, such as cards, gift boxes, and luxury gift bags. Making finding the perfect gift easy.
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$3.00
A beautiful hand bound baby photo album keepsake & memory book, journal and first words notebook all-in-one! This book will tell the story of your child. Laikonik’s unique Once-A-Year Book chronicles a child’s life from birth to adulthood. Each year, from age 0 through to 18, affix one photo on the front and document milestones from that year on the back. Simply print square-format photos straight from your phone, Instagram or facebook. Use the clever concertina design to stand and display or fold and store in the included wooden keepsake box. Plus, create a journal of the things kids say in the companion Chatter Book.

The Special Edition Once-A-Year Book is hand bound and features letter-pressed illustrated by Laura Blythman, gorgeous copper and peach or mint tones, and acid-free archival quality paper. Made in Australia. Includes: Wooden Box Keepsake Packaging, Once A Year Book, chatter book with stitched binding and 50 more pages and a gift tag (making it ready to send or gift to a friend or family member).

Note: Custom orders are available. You are able to add your child's name and birth details printed on the first page of your Once-A-Year Book. For custom orders, purchase your chosen book and email [email protected] to request customisation. An extra cost of $20 applies.
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$85.00
With more features than you could ever imagine and more customized comfort than a first class airline seat, the phil&teds escape baby carrier is the ultimate way to escape to the back and beyond! Similar to the phil&teds metro, the escape baby carrier comes equipped with sturdy Base Loading Technology, a sun hood with removable wind and rain cover, durable and washable fabric, a padded change mat, and a lightweight aluminum frame that's suitable for toting tots from 3 months to 3 years. This baby backpack is designed for maximum child and parent comfort for all day trekking. The Ergo-Fit Lumbar Control belt is ultra padded to support your back and hips, and the Body-Tech Fit and Slide Adjust Harness systems provide breathable adjustability through the back and shoulder straps. Baby will be ultra-comfortable too with the insanely adjustable 5-point safety harness and seat, and the moldable head and neck support. The escape also features kiddies foot stirrups for improved blood circulation. For your convenience the storage compartment zips off and can be carried as a day pack so you can share the load with your fellow trekker. Keep everyone hydrated throughout the day with the water bladder compatible sleeve and dual access pockets provide easy access for mid-afternoon snacking. An action packed, roomy day pack can be zipped off to share the load, and large side pockets, bottle and key pockets store everything you need for your hiking escape!
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$181.46
Congrats: You’re going to be a dad! Now what?

Dude, relax; you’re going to be fine. But it wouldn’t hurt to get a few pointers—a road map of what lies ahead. That’s what this book is for.

From Dude to Dad gives you the need-to-know essentials on pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood, and how it’s okay to be scared out of your mind. You’ll learn what the expecting mom is going through during each trimester, how you can be the best partner and dad-to-be, and how to immediately start bonding with baby.

Be prepared for the arrival that will ultimately change your life in the best way possible.
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$10.98
At last, a prenatal book for the expectant father that doesn't assume he s a meathead. Urbane, funny, and packed with wise information, The Pregnancy Book for Men is realistic but not terrifying, and a great gift idea for the father-to-be.

The road map to fatherhood he didn’t know he needed. Help him go from dude to dad in forty short weeks.

Knock Knock is an award-winning purveyor of witty books and gifts. Their crackerjack in-house team creates humorous nonfiction and specialty journals from the ground up, and they also publish new titles from outside authors, bloggers, and other creative types.
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$16.90
The Soho Messenger Diaper Bag by Babymel comes in forest green, grey and black. It is the ideal choice for moms or dads who need to tote their babies necessities around all in one place. The Soho messenger is a cool casual woman or man-bag with plenty of useful hidden features.

This diaper bag is made from wipe clean, padded nylon with a tough ripstop base. It has a contrast, wipe clean orange lining with five external pockets and one external, insulated bottle pocket. It comes with a padded changing mat.

The dimensions are 29cm in height, 46cm in width and 17cm in depth.
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$76.39
Go the F*** to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don't always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach's verses perfectly capture the familiar--and unspoken--tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, they open up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdity.

With illustrations by Ricardo Cortes, Go the F*** to Sleep is beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny--a book for parents new, old, and expectant. You probably should not read it to your children.
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$8.97
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