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Kicky Pants Bamboo Solid Footie Pajamas

Kicky Pants Bamboo Bark Footie Pajamas

My Baby Pajamas has received a shipment of Kicky Pants Bamboo footie pajamas.   We are pleased to say we now have Lotus, Moss, Bark, and Pond in stock.   These will not last long because they never do 🙂

Bamboo pajamas are becoming so popular and we know why; they are super soft and they help your baby stay cool during the summer months.   Kicky Pants footie pajamas are made from 95% bamboo and 5% lycra.   These footie pajamas are made to fit snug.    The footie pajama feature flip paws to cover cold hands and prevent scratching.  Bamboo absorbs water 3-4 times better than cotton, keeping skin comfortable, rather than sticky.  When wearing bamboo your child will stay 2-3 degrees cooler in hot weather and warmer in the cold.  Machine wash cold.

Kicky Pants Bamboo Footie Pajamas

Kicky Pants Bamboo Footie Pajamas

Buying baby clothing is a must for any new parent, but don’t get overwhelmed.   My Baby Pajamas has put together a Top 5 list of items you will need the first few weeks after your baby is born.   During the first few weeks of your new baby’s life your baby doesn’t need a big wardrobe.   There really is only a few top items you will need and you will need multiples of each because babies tend to have a lot of unplanned accidents 🙂

My Baby Pajamas Top 5 List of clothing items every newborn baby should have:

1. Baby pajamas and footie pajamas:  When babies are newborns they sleep a lot.   They can sleep anywhere from 18 – 20/day in their first couple weeks of life.   So if you were sleeping this long, you would want to be comfortable.  You should also do the same for your baby.   Always take the time of year in consideration when buying baby pajamas.   When babies are under one year old, we always recommend footie pajamas because babies do not sleep with blankets.

2.  Bodysuits or Onesies:  These are something you can never have enough of.   Many parents forget to buy them because let’s face it they are not cute and really no fun to buy but you will need them.  Make sure you have plenty on hand and also make sure you have different sizes, 0-3 months will only last a couple of weeks before your baby has outgrown them.

3. Gowns or Sleep sacs:  These are hard to find but you will definitely need them the first couple of weeks of your babies life.   Changing diapers in the middle of the night is a snap in the sleep sacs.  We highly recommend them for the first couple of weeks.

4.   Socks:   Many moms forget to buy socks for their new baby.   Plus, they always seem to get lost in the wash machine so buy plenty 🙂  When you are out running errands or just sitting at home (in the middle of winter or with the A/C blasting) babies feet get cold.   A good test is feel your baby’s feet, if they feel cold or cool to the touch, put some socks or slippers on them.

5.   Well, number 5 isn’t really clothes but we feel it’s very important for all new babies to have and to have plenty of them.  It’s a blanket.   A blanket can serve you many purposes.  Blankets will become your best friend.   Blankets can be used to protect your baby from the sun or weather outside.   You can swaddle your baby in a blanket which helps newborns sleep better.   Blankets can also be put on the floor or rug for some much needed tummy time.   Just remember not to put a blanket in with a baby while they are sleeping unless your baby is swaddled in the blanket.

Blythe Lipman Articles for My Baby Pajamas

Survival 101-Taking Care of You

Blythe Lipman is the president of Baby Instructions. She is passionate about babies, toddlers and their parents. After working in the field for over twenty-five years, she wrote her third award-winning book, HELP! MY BABY CAME WITHOUT INSTRUCTIONS which is available at  www.babyinstructions.com, Amazon.com and all major bookstores . You can hear Blythe’s weekly radio show on Wednesdays, 11am EST @ http://www.toginet.com  Blythe is available for in-home, video and telephone consultations. Become her Fan on Facebook and Twitter at Baby Instructions.

©Blythe Lipman 2011

Wow, is the baby really here? I can’t believe it!!!  While you waited nine long months for your baby to be born, you never really thought about how your life would change.  When your friends said you would never have a minute to yourself, you thought, “I can’t wait to be a mother, who needs free time?”

The baby is now three weeks old. You can’t remember the last time you showered, your shirt has spit-up on it, you didn’t eat all day and you’ve never been so tired in all your life. And you’re wondering if you will ever have time to take care of yourself again.

Here’s how to make yourself a priority:

  • Don’t forget to eat. You need your energy to take good care of your baby. Without fuel your car just won’t run!
  • Try to stock up on healthy foods, fruit and vegetables, cheeses, mulitgrain bread, protein bars, etc. If you have good food at your fingertips, chances are you will take better care of yourself.  And put your fruit in an attractive dish, ready to eat when that energy drain hits.
  • Try to plan the grocery store trips without the baby or after a feeding.
  •  When you do  go to the grocery store, buy yourself a special treat. A candy bar, gossip magazine, special food, something that is just a little indulgence and will make you feel good about taking care of yourself. A little self-pampering never hurt anyone!
  • If the thought of exercising sends you over the edge, just take a walk each day. It’s so important for your mind and body. Getting the baby out in the fresh air is an added plus.
  • Even though you always did your own laundry, cleaned your own house, mowed your own lawn, don’t feel guilty about hiring a professional to help those first few months… sometimes you just can’t do it all.
  • Each time the baby has a feeding, drink some water. Staying well-hydrated is so important.
  • If possible, plan your shower-time when baby is napping  If she is awake, put her in the bouncy and bring it in the bathroom. A nice hot shower will make you feel human!
  • It’s a fact of life that you are going to be up all hours of the night feeding the baby (she doesn’t know what time it is). Don’t turn on any unnecessary lights. Feed, burp and go back to bed. (no need to change her diaper unless it’s poopy).
  • While everyone is very excited about meeting your new little bundle, it’s okay to say, “No visitors today.” Wait until you are ready to handle more than just you and your baby.
  • While Grandma is as excited about the baby as your are, establish some ground rules for visiting and hanging out from the very beginning. It will help ease any hard feelings that may come up. Gently let her know that you need some time to ease into your new routine.
  • If Grandma does get hard feelings, let your husband talk to her. Sometimes children have a better way of getting mom to understand.
  •  When a friend offers to pick up your dry cleaning, go to the grocery store or do an errand, remember these words…”Thank you, you’re such a good friend.” Throw away the “Supermom Suit”. No one’s handing out prizes.
  • Sometimes a good cry is all you need. Give in to those tears. Transitioning into motherhood isn’t easy. Get out the tissue box, and let those tears flow. I promise you will feel better.

My Baby Pajamas would like to say “Thank you” to Blythe for being our Guest Blogger.

Congratulations to Tracy Byram.   She is the winner of My Baby Pajamas Freebie Friday for June.  Congratulations to Tracy!!

Thank you to everyone who entered.   Be sure to check back on Friday, July 1.  We will reveal our July giveaway for Freebie Friday.

Today is the last day to Enter and Win My Baby Pajamas Monthly Freebie Friday.   My Baby Pajamas is giving away one (1) Lazy One Looong Day Nightshirt and matching slippers.   The giveaway ends tonight at midnight PST.   We will announce the winner tomorrow using random.org.  Good Luck to everyone!!!  Here are the details: Freebie Friday.

When to comes to shopping for boys whether it’s clothes or pajamas, it’s sometimes hard to find exactly what you want or need.   Wes and Willy boys short pajamas are a perfect “find” for boys pajamas.   Wes and Willy pajamas are loose fitting and super comfortable.   The top is like a t-shirt and the bottoms are like long loose boxers with an elastic waistband.   These are a hit in our household:)

So if you are always searching for great boys pajamas, search no farther.   Wes and Willy pajamas are a true “find”.

Wes and Willy Hee's Safe Short Pajamas for Boys

Wes and Willy Hee's Safe Short Pajamas for Boys

While it might seem like a regular task, buying children’s sleepwear is not a simple matter. Whether its boys’ pajamas or girls, certain considerations have to be kept in mind. Depending on the child’s age, they may also want to have a say about what they wear at nighttime. Some of the more important factors that help in selecting children’s sleepwear are discussed below.

Comfort

As with any other clothing purchases for children, comfort is important. When it comes to girls’ pajamas, whether footed or not, how they fit matters. If they are too tight, little ones will be quite uncomfortable. Children who can talk will be able to express their discomfort more easily.

With toddlers and babies, parents have to pay particular attention to the fit. Clothing that is too tight can restrict movement and even affect circulation. Take note of any disruption in their sleep patterns.

Size is not the only consideration when it comes to comfort, however. The type of material used to make the sleepwear is also important. In fact, different types of sleepwear should be bought for different seasons. Pajamas made of lightweight material are better for warmer months.

Cottons and light fleece are commonly used for summer. For babies, this is especially important since they are sensitive to extreme temperatures. Overheated infants tend to be irritable and fussy.

Warm wool-like fabric is the best choice during the colder winter months. Footed varieties are also ideal for this period. Some even have hoods to protect little heads as well.

Safety

This also plays an important role when buying boys’ and girls’ pajamas. This means that that garments should not present any trip or choking hazards. Sleepwear that is the wrong size can cause children to trip on hems while going to the bathroom in the night. For smaller kids, little feet can get tangled and this can lead to injuries.

For some reason a lot of fires tend to happen in the night. This is why many manufacturers of children’s nightwear have been using fire retardant in the material used. As such, the sleepwear takes longer to ignite giving parents more time to rescue their young ones.  If your pajamas are not treated the pajamas need to be snug fitting.

Other safety issues to be on the lookout for are coarse tags that can be a source of irritation. Press studs and other easily removable parts can be problematic. If your child is one who likes to break things or put things in the mouth, it best to choose clothing with Velcro or zip closures.

Style

The wide variety available can be confusing, as some parents find it hard to choose. Many manufacturers have signed deals enabling them to use characters from cartoons. These are especially appealing to young children so they usually make good picks.

Color palettes have also increased tremendously. As such, children’s sleepwear comes in just about any color and pattern imaginable. No matter how fussy your big kid is, you will be able to find something suitable.

While style is important, parents should also be practical. Many children need to go to the bathroom during the night. If you choose all-in-one nightwear for boys get those with easy to open fronts. For babies, onsies are convenient as they make diaper changes much easier.

Not everyone realizes that children’s pajamas can actually affect their quality of sleep. A fussy baby may be like that because the pajamas are too tight or the material is irritating. When it comes to nighttime rest, any boys’ or girls’ pajamas that are purchased should be comfortable enough to sleep in.

Once you know what to look for it becomes easier to buy boys’ or girls’ pajamas hassle-free. Online shopping also makes it easier to find what is needed. When it comes to buying children’s sleepwear, knowledge is power.

Brian Greenberg is an experienced expert in the needs of infants and toddlers. Check out this selection of quality girls pajamas and boys pajamas. Your baby will love you for it!

My Baby Pajamas Monthly Freebie Friday Giveaway

My Baby Pajamas first official Freebie Friday Monthly Giveaway is underway!  Be sure to check our website, My Baby Pajamas for all the details.   This giveaway ends on Friday, June 24 at midnight PST.   Our winner will be announced on June 25 by random.org.   We are giving away (1) Lazy One Pajamas Looong Day V Neck Nightshirt and matching flip flop slippers for women.  Good luck to everyone!!  You have only one week left to enter!  Must have a U.S. mailing address to enter.

Lazy One flip flop slippers are a must have during the summer…well, actually, year around.   The Lazy One Flip Flop slippers are so comfortable and soft.   The slippers come in sizes S/M (1-4)  and L/XL (5-9).   For the best fit, go by your shoe size.   My Baby Pajamas has 6 different prints in stock.   The Lazy One Text Moose-Aging Flip Flop Slipper seems to be our best seller.   We also have matching pajamas to go with the slippers so this together makes a great gift!

Be sure to check out our My Baby Pajamas Monthly Freebie Friday giveaway this month, we are giving away one pair of the Lazy One Looong Day Flip Flop slippers with the matching nightshirt.  Giveaway ends Friday, June 24.

These slippers also wash really well 🙂

Lazy One Text Moose-Aging Flip Flop Slippers

Lazy One Text Moose-Aging Flip Flop Slippers $13.00

How to establish a bedtime routine

One of the first things parents what to know when they arrive home from the hospital is: how do I get my baby to sleep through the night? My simple answer to this question is…routine.

Establishing a bedtime routine is the most important gift you can give your child.   They will actually thank you one day for being such a good sleeper, I promise.   If you establish a bedtime routine early in life ( the earlier the better) it will stick with your child forever through their life.

The most important thing to remember when establishing your bedtime routine is repetition.   Do the same thing every night at the same time if you want success.

Here are just a few ideas for a great bedtime routine:

  • start the bedtime routine before your child shows signs of being tired.  Once they are tired, it’s no good.   If under a year old, start their bedtime routine between 6:30 and 7 pm.
  • give your child a warm bath.
  • massage your baby with lotion.
  • put your child in comfy pajamas.  Make sure to dress your child according to the weather.   Footie pajamas are great year around for babies and toddlers.
  • read a book to your child.
  • start your routine the same time every night.   Follow your same routine every night.  So if you start with a bath, pajamas, then book and bed, do that every night in the same order.
  • let your child fall asleep by themselves.   This one is key!  Once they use you to fall asleep, they will always need you to fall asleep.
  • Be patience…routines take time to establish and work.

Once your family has picked a bed time and routine every one needs to be on board for the routine to work.   Good luck to all and I wish everyone success in their bedtime routine.

About Me:

Hello and welcome! I am a 40 something year old mom of two boys, living in Scottsdale, AZ with my husband Al. I started My Baby Pajamas in 2007 and have watched it grow and mature. I love to blog but am not much of a writer per say. I am a avid runner and love to compete in races. I like my yoga HOT and love to hike with my family and our pit bull mix dog, Chance. My favorite time is hanging with my family and cooking homemade dinners and hearing about everyone's day while my husband and I enjoy a glass of wine.

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