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Cotton Fleece Blanket - Blankets and throws were practically created for spending time with children. They allow you to wrap up your kids after a shower, before tucking them set for bed or while reading a favorite 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 together with your children. That's 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 superb idea.
Just hugging your kids does a ton. Cuddling together with a fuzzy blanket reduces stress and anxiety, slows your heartrate and puts you in a great mood. The surprise? Those effects are equally as much for you personally for 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 little is that it helps them to sleep better. If you give them 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 layer – 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 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 blanket is ideal for when you're cradling them in your arms, but most 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 also has lots 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 manner in which you express different emotions in the reading. It is also a good chance for some one-on-one time where children feel comfortable opening up.
At what age can you begin reading to your kids? Anytime you want. In fact, many studies suggest that babies learn to acknowledge your voice and detect emotions before they're even born. Preschool and school-age children receive extra advantages of sharing a story 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 reaches the breakfast table. Here, blankets and throws play a special part, and even more if it's cold outside. A fuzzy rug and slippers will also be a large aid in getting kids round 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 enjoy it! They can't wait to tell you about their dreams, or ask you for help with something.
So what can you speak about? Anything at all. Kids love to ask questions, and often say things that allow you to laugh too. One suggestion is to keep things as positive as possible. That way you are able to concentrate on encouraging them, inspiring them and teaching them. To your kids, you're their hero.
This close relationship is really a gift that keeps on giving, both for parents and children. Some studies suggest that eating together as a household when they're young helps it be much 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 making use of their kids as they grow up.