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Big Bed Blanket - Blankets and throws were practically created 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 well liked story together. Boys and girls alike giggle in delight snug as a bug. At Pottery Barn Kids, we know how much you treasure those intimate moments together with your children. That's why we make our blankets and throws extremely soft. Did you know that quality time with kids has health benefits 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 heart rate and puts you in a good mood. The surprise? Those effects are as much for you as for your children. Physical contact coupled 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. In the event that you give them a shower before bed, the effect is even stronger. Basically, as their body warms back up – as a result of a toasty blanket and your skin layer – their body realizes that it's time for you to shut down for the night. Even babies have a tendency to sleep longer in this way.
If fact, some researchers suggest 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. Unsurprisingly, it even offers a lot of benefits for your kids. It promotes both mental and emotional development, as they hear your voice, the affection you've for them, the sound of laughter and the way you express different emotions in the reading. It's also a good 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 suggest 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 a tale at night. Hearing you read – and eventually getting into on the action themselves – stimulates intelligence, creativity, imagination, listening skills and helps many kids to have a longer attention span. Plus, it gives them to be able 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 will also be a big assist in getting kids around the table on a very good day. Why eat together? For one thing, it makes your young ones 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 help with something.
What can you talk about? Anything at all. Kids love to ask questions, and often say items that allow you to laugh too. One suggestion is to help keep things as positive as possible. That way you can give attention to 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 folks and children. Some studies suggest that eating together as a family group when they're young causes it to be more likely for teenagers to open as much as their parents about peer pressure or look for advice. Moms and dads also treasure every moment spent making use of their kids as they grow up.