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BLANKETS & THROWS
Bed Bath And Beyond Blankets And Throws - Blankets and throws were practically created for hanging out with children. They let you summary the kids after a shower, before tucking them set for bed or while reading a well liked story together. Boys and girls alike giggle in delight snug as a bug. At Pottery Barn Kids, we know just how much you treasure those intimate moments with your children. This is exactly why we make our blankets and throws extremely soft. Did you realize that quality time with kids has health benefits for them and for you personally? 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 heart rate and puts you in a great mood. The surprise? Those effects are just as much for you personally in terms of your children. Physical contact in conjunction with affection makes babies, toddlers and school-age kids feel safe, secure and loved.
Another advantage of snuggling with children for a little is that 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 your skin – their body realizes that it's time to shut down for the night. Even babies tend to sleep longer in this way.
If fact, some researchers claim that cuddling babies literally makes teething hurt less for them. The calming sensation of one's 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. And in addition, it even offers plenty of benefits for the kids. It promotes both mental and emotional development, because they hear your voice, the affection you have for them, the sound of laughter and how you express different emotions in the reading. It is also a great opportunity 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 fact, many studies claim that babies learn to recognize your voice and detect emotions before they're even born. Preschool and school-age children receive extra advantages of sharing a tale at night. Hearing you read – and eventually getting back in on the action themselves – stimulates intelligence, creativity, imagination, listening skills and helps many kids to have a longer attention span. Plus, it offers them an opportunity to practice reading in a zero-pressure environment.
Another wonderful time for families to be together is at the breakfast table. Here, blankets and throws play a particular part, and much more if it's cold outside. A fuzzy rug and slippers may also be a big aid in getting kids around the table on an awesome day. Why eat together? For a very important factor, it generates your children feel very comfortable being around you; they enjoy it! They can't wait to share with you about their dreams, or ask you for help with something.
So what can you discuss? Anything at all. Kids want to ask questions, and often say things that allow you to laugh too. One suggestion is to help keep things as positive as possible. Like that you can focus 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 claim that eating together as a family group when they're young helps it be more likely for teenagers to open around their parents about peer pressure or require advice. Moms and dads also treasure every moment spent using their kids because they grow up.