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My best friend just had her baby on Saturday and I am over the MOON! I wondered for the first time what is proper etiquette in visiting a new mom (especially a first time new mom) in the hospital with a baby. As close as her and I are, I wanted to be conscious of how long I stayed, made sure I put hand sanitizer on my hands and made her feel comfortable without asking her the usual questions people were asking all day.

I thought I would give some of the tips I went by since my visit went pretty well today and I was asked to come back the next day! Woo! Hoo!

It’s always best to call first and ask if visitors are welcome. Some new moms prefer to use the time to rest and learn all they can about caring for the new baby. Others welcome numerous and frequent visitors toting food, flowers, or balloons. Call your friend; see how she’s feeling. Ask her if she’s up for a visit or if she’d rather have you come by at home in a few weeks, then respect her wishes.

Also, if you are bringing a gift, remember she is going to have a lot to bring home with her already, so try to buy something that is easy to take home. Other than that, just remember to congratulate her!

Another idea is to wait until Mom and baby come home from the hospital. Then stop by with a meal that the family can enjoy (who wants to cook after giving birth!?) and get your baby fix then!

Here are some basic Do’s and Don’t’s while the new mama is in the hospital:

  • Don’t snap mad photos without permission.
  • Don’t stare or ask to touch her brand-new boobs.
  • Don’t ask if there’s any way the baby’s conehead can be molded.
  • No matter how big the baby’s head is, don’t speculate about the size of her pelvis or hips.
  • Don’t refer to the child as having “elf ears.”
  • Don’t attribute every baby smile to gas.
  • Don’t ask when they are going to try for another one!
  • Don’t try to persuade the parents to change the baby’s name by coming up with all the awful nicknames you think the child faces.
  • Don’t talk about everything that is wrong with the world.
  • Unless she offers, don’t ask the degree of her tear.
  • Don’t “drop by” the hospital. It doesn’t matter who you are. This is not a “drop in” event.
  • Don’t put anything on the new parent’s facebook wall. Give the parents a chance to announce the arrival of their baby.
  • Do send a private message congratulating the new parents and sending well wishes.
  • Don’t come into the hospital room smelling like you just took a bath in perfume.
  • Do not complain about anything or start drama. Do be positive. Tell the mother she did a great job and that the new baby is adorable, wonderful, a miracle and all that fun stuff. That is all you need to say.
  • Do not say “ew what is wrong with the baby’s face/ears/eyes/legs.” In real life babies do not come out looking like they are ready for a “cute baby contest” Their skin may have an odd tinge to it due to jaundice or other complications. Do say that the baby is beautiful. And that is all. Anything else WILL offend the new parents.

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Jason Bateman and wife Amanda Anka (both 43) welcomed baby girl Maple Sylvie Bateman, on Friday, Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. She joins big sister Francesca Nora, 5.

Congratulations on the new addition to your family. We think Maple would look as sweet as her name in Le Top Baby’s “Forever Lovely” collection double layer skirted dress and ruffle panty.

Le Top Baby "Forever Lovely" Double Layer Skirted Dress & Ruffle Panty

Anka’s father, singer Paul Anka, spilled the beans in August saying, “I’m going to be a grandfather again!”

It was reported in October that the Arrested Development series (2003-2006) will be filming new episodes and there is even a movie in the works. On October 2nd Bateman posted the following on Twitter: “It’s true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early ’13. VERY excited!”

We can’t wait!

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Robert Downey Jr.’s wife Susan (38), delivered son Exton Elias Downey today, Tuesday, February 7 at 7:24 AM in Los Angeles, his rep confirmed to PEOPLE. Baby Exton weighed in at 7 lbs., 5 oz., and is 20 inches long.

In August, RDJ (45) got into some hot water with his wife by revealing the sex of their baby on national television. Luckily he was able to keep their tyke’s name a secret.

“If I told you the name, then she would lop off my head with a machete,” joked Downey.

Le Top Gone Fishin' stripe one-piece romper



We think little Exton would look oh so cute in the Le Top Gone Fishin’ striped one-piece romper from our Spring collection. Congrats to the happy couple!

Their baby boy is their first child together and joins big brother Indio, 18, from Downey’s previous marriage.

Fishing for cute style? Dress him in this soft summer sky blue, green and sand striped combed cotton one-piece romper featuring a boyish pickup truck and 3-D velcro open-and-close tailgate; pull the tailgate to discover a loving puppy and gone fishin’ backpack! Sport shoulder and underneath diaper snaps for easy dressing.

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This little snuggle bug, Max (just 5 weeks old), was born in Prague, CZ however his parents hail from America and South Africa. What an international boy! Although he’s sleeping in this photo, his mom shared with us that she can’t wait until he stretches his sleep time to 4 hours. I’m sure it will happen soon. We are pleased as punch to announce Max as our Le Top Darling of the Day!

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Hugh Grant, 51, has become a daddy for the first time with the birth of his first child – a girl! 

“I can confirm that Hugh Grant is the delighted father of a baby girl,” the rep says in a statement. 

“He and the mother had a fleeting affair and while this was not planned, Hugh could not be happier or more supportive. He and the mother have discussed everything and are on very friendly terms.”

The mother has not yet been revealed, but we think the Le Top Baby “Victorian Rose” supima cotton collection would be so soft on his new baby girl’s skin (not to mention adorable too!).

Le top Baby "Victorian Rose" Dress and Mary Jane Footed Pant






Dress your little blossom in this soft pink pima cotton dress with shirred bib front and sleeves, paired with ribbed white leggings with picot trimmed Mary Jane style footies. Hand-sewn rosette embellishments and pink satin bows add to this sweet ensemble. Dress back snaps and gentle elasticized waist for easy dressing.

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Yes! It was announced yesterday that actress and singer Jessica Simpson, 31, is expecting her first baby! 

“It’s true — I’m going to be a mummy!” she Tweeted yesterday, posting a photo of herself dressed up as such for Halloween and cradling her belly. 

Until we find out the sex of the baby, we think our Le Top Baby unisex collections would be perfect to send her as a congratulatory gift! Check our our latest unisex styles HERE.

Le Top "Baby Love" Gown with Mitten Cuff and Pull-on Cap






It has been speculated she was pregnant for weeks when she would shield her tummy in photos and wear loose clothing – guess everyone was right!

This will be the first child for Simpson, who has previously expressed her desire to have fiancé Eric Johnson’s babies.

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Come check out one of our favorite boutiques! Tiny Toes! They will be featuring a Spring 2012 Le Top and rabbitmoon trunk show on Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd…get a sneak peak of our new threads if you live in Maryland! See below for more details.

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