With the world eagerly awaiting news of the royal baby's birth, BBC Breaking News announced that Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a boy at 4:24 BST. The new royal weighed in at 8 pounds 6 ounces, according to Buckingham Palace, and is third in line to the British crown. With the anticipation of the new prince’s arrival hitting social media, infants are a hot topic. The following list shows unique baby items, images, promotions and ideas of how to announce an upcoming birth.
The Seattle-based Mexican food restaurant Gorditos has burritos so large that they are the size of a newborn baby. According to the Seattle Times, customers who photograph their newborn (who must be under one-month old) with a burrito get the food for free.
This foam visor protects babies’ from getting shampoo in their eyes. It is made of a soft material that can be adjusted according to a baby’s head size. According to Fancy.com, it is a “must have gadget for [a] household!”
Amanda Lillie’s crochet Cabbage Patch-inspired wigs have gone viral among parents. Lillie sells the wigs in four different age categories as well as the crochet patterns.
Follow this link to see more of Lillie’s work on Esty.com.
Pins on Pinterest show a variety of creative ways to announce a baby’s birth date, name, time, weight and length.
One baby shower gift idea is a “diaper cake,” which can include bibs, baby shampoo, stuffed animals and, of course, diapers.
Even though a baby may not be able to speak, baby greetings cards are a sweet way to give updates to family and friends.
Fake mustaches have been trending for years, so it is only natural that people would start putting them on their babies.
Friends who are pregnant at the same time can announce they are expecting at the same time.
Parents can use this app to track baby feeding, sleep and diaper changes.
Photographer Rachel Hulin has received positive feedback from her images of her son “flying.” Although she doesn’t reveal how she does the shots, Hulin told TIME that “I never throw him...and I never move him into a place in the frame that he wasn’t in to begin with. I like Henry to fly the way he feels like it, I never pose him in a specific way.”
The CineMama App site says the app can be used to “document your pregnancy and track your belly’s growth. Celebrate your progress week after week while learning the benefits of a full-term pregnancy."
Baby Shower snack ideas on Pinterest feature some watermelon buggies with a “melon baby” inside.
Online shopping presents a wide array of baby clothes, and people can even create customized onesies.
Some second and third child baby announcements feature children holding a sign saying that they are “promoted” to a big brother or sister.
A trending way to announce a second child on the way is with an “only child expiring” photo.
Trending baby photos show them in normal sleeping or stretching poses with creative illustrations to make it look as though the baby is in a different scenario.
Opening a box with pink balloons or a girl or blue balloons for a boy is a popular way to announce a baby’s gender.
The company Baby Bangs offers baby girls with “little or no hair at all the opportunity to have a beautifully realistic hair style in a snap!” But many parents and bloggers are not amused with the wigs, which they say adds to unnecessary gendering of children.
Some parents document their child’s growth by snapping a photo of them each month.
Baby Mugging is a new trend to hit the internet. As Baby Mugging.org says, “It’s fun and easy. All you need is a coffee mug and a baby. If you don’t have one, just borrow a friend’s!”