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Bed With Blanket - Blankets and throws were practically made for hanging out with children. They allow you to wrap up the kids after a shower, before tucking them in for bed or while reading a popular story together. Boys and girls alike giggle in delight snug as a bug. At Pottery Barn Kids, we all know simply how much you treasure those intimate moments with your children. This is exactly why we make our blankets and throws extremely soft. Did you understand that quality time with kids has health advantages for them and for you? Here are a few reasons that having children close is a good idea.
Just hugging the kids does a ton. Cuddling together with a fuzzy blanket reduces stress and anxiety, slows your heartbeat and puts you in a great mood. The surprise? Those effects are just as much for you for your children. Physical contact along with affection makes babies, toddlers and school-age kids feel safe, secure and loved.
Another good thing about snuggling with children for a little is so it helps them to sleep better. If you give them a shower before bed, the result is even stronger. Basically, as their body warms back up – as a result of a toasty blanket and the skin – their body realizes that it's time to power down for the night. Even babies tend to sleep longer in this way.
If fact, some researchers declare that cuddling babies literally makes teething hurt less for them. The calming sensation of your touch helps them to relax. It promotes bonding between parents and their newborn too. One important note: wrapping babies up in a cover is ideal for when you're cradling them in your arms, but many pediatricians recommended having newborns sleep with only a fixed crib sheet for safety reasons.
Reading with children before bedtime is another favorite family occasion. Not surprisingly, it even offers plenty of benefits for your kids. It promotes both mental and emotional development, as they hear your voice, the affection you have for them, the sound of laughter and the way you express different emotions in the reading. It is also a great chance for some one-on-one time where children feel comfortable opening up.
At what age can you start reading to the kids? Anytime you want. In reality, many studies declare that babies learn to identify your voice and detect emotions before they're even born. Preschool and school-age children receive extra advantages of sharing an account at night. Hearing you read – and eventually getting in on the action themselves – stimulates intelligence, creativity, imagination, listening skills and helps many kids to really have a longer attention span. Plus, it offers them to be able to practice reading in a zero-pressure environment.
Another wonderful time for families to be together reaches the breakfast table. Here, blankets and throws play a unique part, and much more if it's cold outside. A fuzzy rug and slippers may also be a big assist in getting kids across the table on a very good day. Why eat together? For something, it generates your kids feel very comfortable being around you; they look forward to it! They can't wait to inform you about their dreams, or ask you for assistance with something.
So what can you discuss? Anything at all. Kids want to ask questions, and often say items that cause you to laugh too. One suggestion is to keep things as positive as possible. This way you can concentrate on encouraging them, inspiring them and teaching them. To the kids, you're their hero.
This close relationship is really a gift that keeps on giving, both for parents and children. Some studies declare that eating together as a family group when they're young makes it much more likely for teenagers to open around their parents about peer pressure or look for advice. Moms and dads also treasure every moment spent using their kids as they grow up.