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Cotton Quilted Throw Blanket - Blankets and throws were practically created for spending some time with children. They allow you to summary the kids after a tub, 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 how much you treasure those intimate moments with your children. This is exactly 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 personally? Here are a few reasons that having children close is a great idea.
Just hugging the kids does a ton. Cuddling as well as 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 personally for your children. Physical contact along with affection makes babies, toddlers and school-age kids feel safe, secure and loved.
Another advantageous asset of snuggling with children for somewhat is so it helps them to sleep better. If you let them have a tub before bed, the effect is even stronger. Basically, as their body warms back up – because of a toasty blanket and your skin layer – their body realizes that it's time to power down for the night. Even babies have a tendency to sleep longer in this way.
If fact, some researchers declare 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 plenty of benefits for the kids. It promotes both mental and emotional development, because they hear your voice, the affection you've for them, the sound of laughter and how 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 the kids? Anytime you want. In reality, many studies declare 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 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 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 special part, and much more if it's cold outside. A fuzzy rug and slippers are also a big aid in getting kids round the table on a cool day. Why eat together? For one thing, it creates your kids 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 cause you to laugh too. One suggestion is to help keep things as positive as possible. Like that you are able to concentrate on encouraging them, inspiring them and teaching them. To the kids, you're their hero.
This close relationship is just a gift that keeps on giving, both for parents and children. Some studies declare that eating together as a family group when they're young helps it 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 with their kids because they grow up.