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The Baby Sleep Site decided to celebrate being a parent with their “Labor” Day Giveaway. With this in mind, they tried to come up with some prizes to help make our jobs as parents just a little easier. Of course, this means they have included some prizes to help with baby sleep because as we well know, when baby sleeps better, we sleep better. Plus, having comfortable and adorable pajamas on your baby helps too. 🙂
Here is the link for the giveaway and there are many ways to enter to win: http://www.babysleepsite.com/giveaways/parent-labor-day-giveaway/
Also, don’t forget your babies comfortable pajamas. Our footie pajamas are always a best seller!
Good Luck to everyone!!
If you have an “easy” sleeper, you’re lucky and your baby has probably been sleeping well since she was just a few weeks old. But, if you have a baby with sleep problems, life can be more exhausting for both of you. Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to childhood obesity, depression and learning difficulties, and problems only become more difficult to break as your child gets older. Using these 5 tips to tackle sleep problems in the 4- to 7-month-old-range will get you off to a great start help your baby sleep through the night.
1. Develop a Sleep Routine – Children thrive on routine and predictability. With proper nap and bedtime routines, a child will know what to expect and begin to welcome sleep as part of the daily schedule. A typical bedtime routine might last 20-30 minutes (possibly longer for spirited children) and include diaper and pajamas (the appropriate weight and style for the room temperature), a quiet game, breastfeeding/bottle/cup (for babies under 2), teeth brushing, potty (if applicable), reading, cuddling, and then lights out. A nap routine is similar to the bedtime routine, but usually shorter, about 10 minutes.
I usually exclude a bath from the bedtime routine, since I know parents may not have time or energy to bathe their child every day, and, until the kids are older and getting very dirty, there is no need. Second, if a child is spirited, a bath may actually do more to energize the him than to calm him.
2. Schedule an Early Bedtime – An early bedtime is crucial to a good night’s sleep. When babies and young children are overtired, they may have more difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep and will often wake too early in the morning. While many parents think that keeping a child up later at night is best, it’s actually the early bedtime that will lead to a more restful sleep and a later waking in the morning.
3. Ensure Baby Takes Naps – The better a child naps during the day, the better she will sleep at night because she’s less likely to be overtired at bedtime. A good nap lasts at least one hour and is in a quiet, sedentary location, versus in a stroller, swing or car, which is not nearly as restorative. Shorter, more frequent naps are common during baby’s first 6 months. If your baby is in daycare, you may need to work with your daycare providers to establish routines and limits to enable your child to nap longer.
4. Avoid Sleep Associations – Babies, like all humans, have natural sleep cycles, which are periodic awakenings throughout the night. (We rarely remember them in the morning.) If a baby falls asleep using a soothing technique, like a pacifier, bottle, nursing, or rocking, which he cannot replicate on his own when he awakens between sleep cycles, he will likely cry out for Mom or Dad to help him back to sleep. So it’s important for you to put the baby into his bed awake, so that he falls asleep on his own and will be able to put himself back to sleep during the night.
5. Manage Night Feedings – Through the first nine months, it is considered normal for babies to eat one or two times overnight. Some stop much sooner on their own accord or with just a little nudge from mom. If a baby is eating more frequently than that or she is older than nine months, you may want to consider cutting back (or cutting out) feedings. All babies are different and experts disagree as to when overnight feeding should stop. A mom knows her baby best and will be best able to determine whether she still needs to eat at night, but any more than two feedings after three months old and she probably has a sleep association with nursing or the bottle.
Nicole Johnson is a sleep coach and the owner of The Baby Sleep Site™ (www.babysleepsite.com) specializing in baby sleep products and consulting services. She is also the President of Babble Soft (http://www.babblesoft.com), a premier baby software company that further helps new parents with baby sleep issues. Nicole is a wife and the mother of two boys. With a B.A. degree from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Ohio State University, Nicole has also received an honorary degree in “Surviving Sleep Deprivation,” thanks to her son’s “no sleep” curriculum. She has become an expert on infant and toddler sleep and has made it her mission to help other parents solve their child’s sleep problems, too.
My Baby Pajamas is having a back to school pajama SALE. Use code SCHOOL15 at checkout to save 15% off your entire order. This is even including sale items!!
Shop this weekend because the SALE ends Sunday! Also, be sure to check back in next week. My Baby Pajamas will be receiving more Skivvydoodles Fall pajamas, new Wes and Willy pajamas for boys, and more New Jammies Organic Pajamas.
Have a great weekend!
Claesen’s underwear and loungewear is one of My Baby Pajamas best sellers. My boys just love their Claesen’s and always want to wear them. The boy boxers are a most have for every boy. Plus, the girl boxers are great for school. I have many customers tell me their daughters wear the girl boxers under their skirts for school at recess.
Be sure to check out all of our Claesen’s. Also, we will be receiving Claesen’s Fall 2010 very soon. We will keep you posted on the arrival.
Both The Claesen’s Daisy/Ladybug Girls 2 Pack Boxer Set and the Claesen’s Yellow Dot Boys 2 Pack Boxer Set are $20.00.
One of our best selling items at My Baby Pajamas is kids nightgowns. It doesn’t matter what season it may be, kids nightgowns are popular for girls. We carry a couple of different brands for girl nightgowns. We even have women nightgowns!! Our two best sellers for girl nightgowns are Claesen’s and Skivvydoodles. Depending on the time of year, you can buy sleeveless or with long sleeves for the colder months.
At My Baby Pajamas we get so many request for matching family pajamas, especially in the colder months. We usually can not keep them in stock. So this year we brought in a few different patterns for matching family pajamas. I believe Lazyone Happy Camper pajamas are going to do great. It’s new from Lazyone for the Fall/Winter line. The Lazyone Happy Camper comes in infant pajamas, kids pajamas and a adult unisex pajama set.
Also, be sure to check out all our SALE pajamas. Stock up for next Spring and Summer now while pajamas are marked down at least 30% off.
We are receiving new Fall pajamas weekly so be sure to check back often for updates.
My Baby Pajamas appreicates your business and all your referrals!!!
My Baby Pajamas has had a lot of request for Lobster Pajamas. So we did some searching and we were amazed at all the prints and patterns to choose from. We have decided to bring in two different companies for Lobster pajamas for kids and adults.
We have received our Lazyone kids Lobster pajamas. We also brought in the adult unisex Lobster pajamas by Lazyone. Matching family pajamas are huge during the colder months. Having matching family pajamas make for the cutest family pictures for Christmas/Holiday cards.
The kids lobster pajamas come in sizes 2T, 3T, 4T, 6 years, 8 years and 10 years. The adult unisex pajamas come in sizes X-Small to size X-Large.
My Baby Pajamas has received new kids pajamas from Lazyone Pajamas. We have brought in 5 new prints to choose from. Plus, we have a new infant pajama print. Lazyone Pajamas is a USA owned company and their pajamas are made from 100% cotton. They are made to fit snug so if you are unsure about a size, we recommend going up a size. The kids pajamas from Lazyone are great sellers and are priced to sell at $23.99. The infant pajamas are $18.00. Lazyone Infant pajamas come in sizes 6 months, 12 months and 18 months. The kids pajamas are sized 2T, 3T 4T, 6 Years, 8 Years and 10 Years. Also, be sure to check out the matching family pajamas from Lazyone.
Plus, you can pre-order your Lazyone matching family Christmas pajamas now.
Being a new parent is very demanding. You operate on limited sleep and face new challenges every day. Feeding, bathing and dressing your child often come before meeting those basic needs for yourself.
Thankfully, the internet has made many of the chores of parenthood much easier. When you need to shop for baby pajamas and kids’ clothing, the easiest way is to shop online.
The best reason to buy baby sleepers and outfits online is the convenience factor. When you have to wake up at 3 am for a midnight feeding and diaper change, you can easily hop online to shop for baby pajamas while your child is finishing her bottle.
At any time of the day or night, online retailers are ready and waiting to sell your the clothing you need. Best of all, the purchase is delivered straight to your door, so you don’t have to hassle with parking lots, car seats and strollers to get what you need.
Another great feature of online shopping for baby pajamas is the availability of product reviews. You can easily research the durability of the product you intend to buy before you make your purchase.
Purchasing new pajamas for your children only to have them fall apart in the washing machine is very frustrating. Some baby sleepers are not designed to withstand the stress of multiple washings. Product reviews are a great way to find out whethger your prospective pajama purchase is durable or not.
When you shop for baby sleepers online, you are much more likely to find the size you need. Retail stores are often sold out of certain sizes. When you shop online, you don’t have to sort through piles of pajamas to find the size and design of baby sleeper you need.
It is easy to see the inventory of an online clothing shop at a glance. Most sites even allow you to refine your search by size so you will only see items that are in stock in your child’s size.One key mistake to avoid is buying your baby pajmas a size to large. Pediatricians recommend you buy pajamas in the proper size for your child’s height and weight.
When pajamas or baby sleepers are too large, they increase the risk for SIDS. A good rule is for sleepwear to fit a bit snug, like thermal underwear. Don’t choose sleepwear that cuts off circulation or is obviously too tight, but don’t pick baby pajamas with the expectation that your child will grow into them, either.
There are several different styles of sleepwear to choose from when you buy baby pajamas online. Some parents prefer bag sleepers, while others like to use one piece footies. Pick the style that works best for your needs. Whatever style makes midnight diaper changes fast and easy will minimize the disruption of your infant’s sleep as well as your own.
Different seasons require different sleepwear. It is important to purchase lighter weight pajamas when the weather is warm. Heavier sleepwear is best for chilly nights. Will your infant need to go outside to a grandparents’s car in the morning while they are still in pajamas? If so, footed zip up pajamas are probably the warmest option. Also bear in mind that footed pajamas offer extra traction for your child as he or she is learning to walk.
A main consideration for your child’s pajamas is functionality and comfort. Safety and price are also important factors to consider, as is durability and aesthetic appeal.
Perhaps the most important factor however, is convenience. New parents need to take advatage of time saving steps whenever possible. This is why buying baby pajamas online is a great way to shop.
When all of the elements of cute, safe, convenient and cost-effective clothing come together, your kids will look and feel their best. Shopping online is the fast and easy way to save time while making sure your kids feel comfortable and look great.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brian Greenberg is an experienced expert in the needs of infants and toddlers. Check out his top selection to shop for quality infant sleepers and footed pajamas. Your baby will love you for it!
Check out My Baby Pajamas top selling footie pajama this week.
It’s August and that means families all over the United States are preparing for back to school. The National Sleep Foundation has offered sleep tips to help make the transition from summer time sleep schedules to back to school sleep schedules easy for both kids and parents.
Here are a few of the tips from the National Sleep Foundation: a few weeks before school starts, start moving their bedtime 15 minutes earlier every other night until you reach their school bedtime. Also, make sure you wake your child up 15 minutes earlier every other day until you reach their back to school wake up time.
Be consistent with your routine. Be sure to stick with your new routine even on the weekends. Also, make sure your child has a good sleeping environment. A cool, dark and quiet room are best. Remember the best sleeping temperature is 68 to 72 degrees.
Make sure to limit the amount of caffeine your child has after lunchtime. Especially, if you have a young child. Also, studies show children and adults sleep better with no TV. The flicking light from the TV can disrupt good sleep.
- Sleep experts generally recommend at least 10 to 11 hours of sleep for kids ages 5 to 12 and even more for younger preschool-age children.
- Teens need about 9 1/4 hours of sleep each night to function best.