British singer/songwriter Lily Allen gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, reports RadarOnline. Allen first revealed her pregnancy in June, when she married painter/decorator Sam Cooper. Allen and Cooper previously suffered through two very public miscarriages.

How do you prepare for a baby girl versus a boy?

Cupid’s Advice:

Preparing for a baby is difficult, but knowing the gender of your child can make it a lot easier. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for a baby girl:

1. Stay true to your taste:  The upside in preparing for a girl is that you can always rely on your taste. Pick dolls and furniture that you or your sister would have liked as a child. Your daughter will most likely share your preferences.

2. Narrow your options: If you know you’re having a girl, save time and money by only buying gender-specific items. For example, instead of buying several baby name books, buy only a few female-specific name books.

3. Be prepared for a surprise: Ultrasounds aren’t always correct.  Though unlikely, you could give birth to a boy instead. Be prepared for a surprise, and have a few gender-neutral items on back up.

How did you prepare for your baby girl?  Feel free to leave a comment below.