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BLANKETS & THROWS
Best Bed Throws - Blankets and throws were practically created for hanging out with children. They allow you to summary your kids after a shower, before tucking them set 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 realize simply how much you treasure those intimate moments with your children. That's 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 superb idea.
Just hugging your kids does a ton. Cuddling along with a fuzzy blanket reduces stress and anxiety, slows your heartbeat and puts you in an excellent mood. The surprise? Those effects are equally as much for you in terms of your children. Physical contact in conjunction with affection makes babies, toddlers and school-age kids feel safe, secure and loved.
Another advantageous asset of snuggling with children for a bit is that it helps them to sleep better. If you let them have a shower before bed, the effect is even stronger. Basically, as their body warms back up – thanks to a toasty blanket and your skin layer – their body realizes that it's time and energy 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 your touch helps them to relax. It promotes bonding between parents and their newborn too. One important note: wrapping babies up in a blanket is ideal for when you're cradling them in your arms, but many pediatricians recommended having newborns sleep with only a fitted crib sheet for safety reasons.
Reading with children before bedtime is another favorite family occasion. Not surprisingly, it even offers a lot 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 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 your kids? Anytime you want. In fact, many studies claim that babies learn to identify your voice and detect emotions before they're even born. Preschool and school-age children receive extra advantages from sharing an account 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 really have a longer attention span. Plus, it provides them a chance to practice reading in a zero-pressure environment.
Another wonderful time for families to be together are at the breakfast table. Here, blankets and throws play a unique part, and even more if it's cold outside. A fuzzy rug and slippers will also be a large assist in getting kids across the table on a cool day. Why eat together? For something, it makes your young ones feel very comfortable being around you; they enjoy it! They can't wait to tell you about their dreams, or ask you for assistance with something.
So what can you talk about? Anything at all. Kids like to ask questions, and often say things that cause you to laugh too. One suggestion is to help keep things as positive as possible. Like that you can give attention to encouraging them, inspiring them and teaching them. To your kids, you're their hero.
This close relationship is just a gift that keeps on giving, both for folks and children. Some studies claim that eating together as a household when they're young makes it more likely for teenagers to open as much as their parents about peer pressure or ask for advice. Moms and dads also treasure every moment spent with their kids because they grow up.