Posts made in May, 2014

Valuable Tools for Teaching Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in New Mom on the Block, Toddler Tips | Comments Off on Valuable Tools for Teaching Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Valuable Tools for Teaching Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Sometimes getting your baby to sleep through the night in their own bed or crib is a matter of making a few minor changes that will make them more comfortable. In many instances, it is not about where they sleep, but rather, who or what is around them. Here are a few valuable tools for teaching your baby to sleep through the night.  Things like–using items they love and or something that reminds them of you, setting up sleep patterns, and naps during the day; all will work towards getting them to stay asleep at night.

Establish times

You should allow your child to nap during the day, and make nighttime for sleeping. Many parents will pick up their children and let them play at night when they keep fussing. Not only will this disrupt your own sleep patterns, but it will never get them to bed on time. So, allow your child to take naps earlier during the day rather than closer to bed time. Doing this will make them sleepier at night, and it is more likely they will fall and stay asleep for several hours at night.

Who and what (not where)

As a parent, you might think they want to be in your bed or your arms, when in fact their crib or toddler bed will do just fine. If it seems they cry when they aren’t in your arms, opt to use something that will remind them of you. A blanket with your scent or a beloved toy with memories can be of great comfort to baby. By simply feeling as if they are close to you, via touch and your scent, they will find it easier to stay asleep at night.

Bonus Tip: Creating a constant routine every day, a blanket, a toy they love, or placing something that reminds the child of you in the crib, are all simple things you can do. It will take time, and you have to be consistent. However, building a loving routine will eventually force your child to learn right from wrong, learn when they should sleep and wake up, and it will also make things easier on you!

Do you have anything else to add to our list of tips for the Baby’s Own Room “New Moms on the Block?” We’d love to hear from you. 

 

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Baby Bonding With Reading Bedtime Stories by Snuggleberry Baby

Posted by on May 17, 2014 in New Mom on the Block, Our Designers & Brands | Comments Off on Baby Bonding With Reading Bedtime Stories by Snuggleberry Baby

Snuggleberry Baby's crib bedding and storybooks center on their ambition to strengthen the parent-child relationship.

One activity that strengthens the bond between parent and child is bedtime storybook time. The newest brand carried at Baby’s Own Room, Snuggleberry Baby, is on a mission to help make your child’s bedtime as memorable as a storybook. They’ve included an adorable and fun children’s book with each baby bedding set! If you begin this tradition with your baby early on; there will be many benefits for child, mom, and dad.

Here are a few good benefits that are bound to help create a bond through reading.

  • Reading enhances creativity and imagination
  • Interacting together increases oral communication skills
  • Establishing a bedtime routine for better sleep habits
  • Bedtime story telling helps you to raise book lovers

Baby Bonding With Bedtime Stories by Snuggleberry Baby. Chevron Owl Themed Baby Bedding Set.

 

 

What was your favorite bedtime story growing up?

 

I remember reciting every word as my parents read Are You My Mother, by P. D. Eastman to me, even before I could read myself. I’m not surprised that it made the National Education Association list, Teacher’s Top 100 Books For Children!

 

Snuggleberry’s Night Adventure Storybook, an adorable reading book, the story is set within the captivating scene of the Bedding Set Quilt.

Reading awareness is very important to those of us at Baby’s Own Room, so we’re excited about the goal of our newest brand. Impeccably designed with quality in mind–Snuggleberry Baby’s crib bedding and storybooks center on their ambition to strengthen the parent-child relationship. By creating captivating scenes which inspire imagination, their hope is to put you and your child at the very heart of that goal.

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5 Simple Tips For Dining Out With Baby

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in New Mom on the Block, Toddler Tips | 4 comments

5 Simple Tips for Dining Out With Baby - Baby's Own Room Blog

As every parent knows, dining out with a baby in tow can be a stressful experience if you’re not prepared. It’s fair to say that restaurant etiquette won’t be first and foremost on your little one’s agenda. We’ve all been there to witness a full blown tantrum or two, and most likely just as the meals arrive. Thankfully it doesn’t have to be like this. If you follow these 5 simple tips for dining out with baby, you will be able to enjoy a peaceful night out with your family in a lovely restaurant.

1. Familiarize Your Baby With The Restaurant

Upon arrival, take some time to walk your baby around the restaurant. This will get them familiar with the strange surroundings and make your child more accustomed to a room full of people. Showing off your baby’s cute factor will also earn points with other diners and make them more forgiving should junior decide to act up later on!

2. Choose The Right Time

Make sure you choose a time when the restaurant won’t be too busy or your baby isn’t be too tired. Work your meal around baby’s normal eating time and try and avoid heading out for a meal at nap time.

3. Keep Baby Entertained

Bring some toys! Your baby will easily get bored so it is important you have some way of entertaining them while you eat your food. Brightly colored books or toys are best in this situation. It’s also wise to roll out the toys in stages instead of presenting them all at once.

4. Bring Baby’s Favorite Food

If your baby is still breastfeeding or on the bottle this won’t be an issue, but if your baby has just moved on to solids your options could be limited so make sure you bring along some of their favorite foods.

5. Try Not To Feel Embarrassed

Although a full on public meltdown can be very embarrassing at the time, it’s important to remember you are not the first person this has ever happened to. Most of the people eating and working in the restaurant will have experienced the same thing before. They will understand what you are going through. People are surprisingly patient and empathetic about these things, and you don’t have to high tail it out of the restaurant just because your baby starts to cry.

How do you deal with dining out with baby? Please add your best parenting tips and resources in a comment below, a new parent will love you for it and so will we!

 

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Should You Stop Working Out During Pregnancy?

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Fit Pregnancy | Comments Off on Should You Stop Working Out During Pregnancy?

Should You Stop Working Out During Pregnancy - Baby's Own Room Blog

Even in the most enjoyable of pregnancies there are bound to be good days and bad days. Did you know that there’s something you can still do that will lift your spirits, help to make you feel attractive, and even ease the pain of childbirth? It’s called exercise. Even more great news is that having an exercise routine while pregnant has been shown to decrease back pain and swelling–and help avert or treat gestational diabetes.  So the question today is–If exercise has always been your “thing”, should you stop working out during pregnancy?

WHY IS EXERCISE IMPORTANT DURING PREGNANCY?

Basically, you should exercise during your pregnancy for the identical reasons you exercise when you are not pregnant. Exercise enhances your mood, helps to control your weight, it’s good for your heart, and helps you maintain flexibility. Let’s face it, being pregnant is no excuse to let your exercise routine go to the wayside. If you’ve always exercised then your pregnancy won’t deter you from keeping an effective and safe exercise regime while pregnant. If you’re not used to working-out, your pregnancy is as good a reason as any to begin a moderate exercise program. As we always say here at Baby’s Own Room, we are not health professionals. So, please make sure to discuss it with your doctor whether you’ve exercised before your pregnancy or you’re just starting out.

BEST EXERCISES TO DO WHILE PREGNANT

With your doctor’s approval, yoga, swimming, and walking are great exercises to do while pregnant. Pelvic and core and cardio exercises are almost certainly the highest priority.

EXERCISES TO AVOID WHILE PREGNANT

Horseback riding may not be the best exercise while saddled with a bouncing belly full of precious cargo. However, there are other exercises to avoid while pregnant that are less known for being too dangerous. You should avoid contact sports, sports requiring considerable activities or balance, and anything where there is a high probability of falling. This includes exercise like cycling, skiing, and scuba diving. High-intensity workouts should be avoided.

Quick Tip: After your first-trimester, it is also suggested that you shun any exercises that put you on your back. 

So, if you are wondering if you need to stop working out during your pregnancy, the answer is no! Besides, you’ll love yourself for maintaining an exercise regimen and seeing how much easier it will be to get back in shape after the birth. Go for it!

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