Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
If a baby is properly swaddled, the legs are still able to move while the upper part of the body is snugly secured. This is important since tightly restricting an infants leg movement is not recommended. Remember that the operative word is snug, not tight because everything involving baby’s needs to be gentle.
the baby's body up to the right shoulder: then tuck it under the shoulder.
Monday, November 21, 2011
|Helena Baby Dress|
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The holiday season is upon us, and for many families that means traveling long distances to visit loved ones. When you’re traveling with a baby, be sure you are prepared for joyful travel with these baby travel tips:
- Check the weather forecast for the area you will be visiting. Weather varies greatly in different locations, and even from day to day in the same area. Be sure to check the temperature as well as the wind and precipitation forecast for the area and pack for your baby accordingly.
- Bring appropriate clothing to dress the baby in layers. In cold weather, wearing layers is the best way to keep warm. Bundle your bundle of joy in multiple layers to keep her warm in frigid winter temperatures. You can easily remove layers when indoors where it is warm or for diaper changes. Some clothing items to consider are:
- Long sleeve onesies
- Baby hoodies and baby sweatpants
- Baby winter coats
- Warm baby hats
Amidst getting the baby ready for travel, not to mention yourself and the rest of your family, don’t forget to bring your camera with a charger or extra batteries so you can capture this year's holiday memories for years to come! Safe travels!
Have more tips for traveling with a baby? Leave us a comment!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Since we are often asked for the recipe, we decided to post it for all to enjoy:
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup light molasses (blackstrap makes a stronger tasting cookie)
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp ginger
Cream butter and sugar; add molasses and egg; beat well. Add dry
ingredients; mix well.
Roll the dough into small balls; dip the balls into granulated sugar and place
on a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Flatten the balls slightly
with the bottom of a glass dipped into the sugar.
Note. Watch the cookies carefully while they are in the oven, as they burn
easily. Remove them from the cookie sheet immediately.
There you have it all. Good luck, but it really should be very 101.
Let us know how they turn out by posting a comment on this blog.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
- Stock up on clothing that works well in layers: Layering long sleeve onesies with pants and outerwear such as sweaters or hoodies is a great way to keep your baby warm and cozy this winter. Dressing the baby in layers makes it easy to transition her outfit from outdoors to indoors, where she could get hot in heated areas. Long sleeved thermal shirts are great for layering in colder climates.
- Choose great fitting baby hats: Every baby needs at least one warm hat for the winter! The type of hat you choose depends on how frigid the winter temperatures are in your area. If you live in a cold climate, be sure to invest in a warm winter hat for your little bundle of joy. For areas with less harsh winters, a baby beanie alone or under a hoodie may be enough to keep her warm outdoors. Remember to consider winter temperatures in your area as well as where you plan to travel this year when selecting the perfect winter hat for your little one!
- Have plenty of warm baby blankets: Baby blankets are a must when bringing babies outdoors. You can either swaddle the baby and hold her to share your body heat, or use the blanket in her stroller for added protection from the elements.
- Make sure to have warm baby pajamas: Even when your baby is indoors in the comfort of her crib, she needs to be shielded from cold drafts on long winter nights. Make sure your baby is dressed for warmth with pajamas that are appropriate for the temperature in your home. Consider pajamas with footies if your little one has a habit of kicking off her socks.
- Invest in a heavy winter coat, if appropriate in your area: Depending on where you live, you may need to purchase a winter coat for your baby to protect her from frigid temperatures this winter. Keep in mind that bulkier garments may not fit well in car seat straps.
These are some of the basics of a winter wardrobe for baby, but this is far from a comprehensive list! Have more ideas to keep baby warm for winter? Leave us a comment!
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