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Cotton Blanket Queen - Blankets and throws were practically designed for spending some time with children. They let you summary your children 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 know simply how much you treasure those intimate moments together with your children. This is exactly why we make our blankets and throws extremely soft. Did you know that quality time with kids has health advantages for them and for you personally? Here certainly are a few reasons that having children close is a great idea.
Just hugging your children does a ton. Cuddling together with a fuzzy blanket reduces stress and anxiety, slows your heartbeat and puts you in a good mood. The surprise? Those effects are equally as much for you personally as for your children. Physical contact coupled 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 so it helps them to sleep better. If you let them have a shower before bed, the consequence 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 for you to power down for the night. Even babies tend 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 one's touch helps them to relax. It promotes bonding between parents and their newborn too. One important note: wrapping babies up in a blanket is great 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 also 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 how you express different emotions in the reading. It's also a great opportunity for some one-on-one time where children feel comfortable opening up.
At what age can you start reading to your children? 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 benefits from 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 truly have a longer attention span. Plus, it offers them a chance 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 unique part, and a lot more if it's cold outside. A fuzzy rug and slippers are also a large aid in getting kids around the table on a cool day. Why eat together? For something, it creates your children feel very comfortable being around you; they look forward to it! They can't wait to tell you about their dreams, or ask you for assistance with something.
Exactly what do you talk about? Anything at all. Kids like to ask questions, and often say issues that make you laugh too. One suggestion is to help keep things as positive as possible. That way you are able to concentrate on encouraging them, inspiring them and teaching them. To your children, you're their hero.
This close relationship is a gift that keeps on giving, both for parents 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 up to their parents about peer pressure or ask for advice. Moms and dads also treasure every moment spent using their kids because they grow up.