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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.

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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.

          Blythe Lipman

Blythe Lipman

My Baby Pajamas would like to welcome Blythe Lipman to the family.   Blythe will be a guest blogger on My Baby Pajamas Blog and has over 25 years experience in the baby and toddler area.  Here is a little about Blythe:

Blythe Lipman is the president of Baby Instructions. She is passionate about babies, toddlers and their parents. After working inthe field for over twenty-five years, she wrote her third award-winning book, HELP! MY BABY CAME WITH OUT INSTRUCTIONS which is available at www.babyinstructions.com, www.mybabypajamas.com, amazon.com and all major bookstores.  You can her Blythe’s weekly radio show on Wednesdays, 11 am EST @ http://www.toginet.com.  She is also available for in-home, video and telephone consultations.

Dear Blythe,

I have a three year old toddler that is cranky and bored. With the temperature in the 100’s, it’s too hot to play outside unless it’s the early morning or at dusk. Some days seem like they go on forever. My creativity feels like it went out with the heat.  All my toddler wants to do is follow me around the house and whine with boredom. I have run out of fun activities to do.  Please help before I tear my hair out!

Signed,

Impatient Jody

Hi Jody,

Toddlers can sometimes frustrate the most patient Mom. Here are some fun ideas that are easy and will put a smile on both your faces!

  • The mall can be a fun adventure. Start your journey at the food court for some breakfast or lunch. Walk down to the Pet Store stopping along the way to window shop. The train in the hobby shop window is especially fun. At the pet store, ask to see one of the puppies and go into the special room to play. Next stop is the indoor playground. Finally finish your outing with ice cream and sprinkles. What fun and a great way to stay out of the heat.
  • Plan a movie date. Either rent a video or go out to the movies.  Let your toddler put together a special snack bag with pretzels, goldfish, raisins and M&M’s and don’t forget to take a bottle of water along and his favorite blanket.
  • Take your toddler to the playground in her special PJ’s from www.mybabypajamas.com first thing in the morning or last thing at night. What could be more fun!
  • Go to the dollar store and buy a spray bottle, some paintbrushes, a watering can and some sponges. Put water in the spray bottle and watering can. Dress your toddler in his bathing suit, take him outside and let him paint the house.
  • Look in your local paper to see if there are any story hours. Barnes and Noble and many libraries have story times during those hot, summer month
  • Crayola has wonderful arts and crafts projects. My favorite is the finger-paints. They come with a special paper so the paint will only color the paper and not your toddler
  • Give your toddler a piece of construction paper, a glue stick and some pasta shapes, yarn, fabric, markers, etc. and let him make a special collage for daddy.
  • Bake cookies with your toddler. The prepared sugar cookie mix is easy and fun to decorate with M & M’s, sprinkles or dried fruit. Put a Popsicle stick in the bottom before baking to make cookie pops.
  • Make special Popsicle treats. Have your toddler put a half a cherry or grape in the bottom of a small paper cup. Using a measuring cup with a spout show him how to fill the cup with fruit juice. Use 1/3 fruit juice to 2/3 water to cut down on sugar. Put a Popsicle stick in the middle and freeze for a couple of hours. This is a good morning activity that will be ready as a special afternoon treat!
  • Make a yogurt “Sundae Bar.” Let him spoon yogurt into an ice cream dish and  mix in some raisins, fresh fruit and cereal. Top it with a little whipped cream and a strawberry and you have a healthy treat!
  • Plan a special indoor picnic. Prepare the feast together. Use a cookie cutter to make shapes with the bread for your sandwiches. peanut butter and jelly( if there are no peanut allergies), cheese, tuna, etc. Serve with carrot disks, celery sticks and cucumber rounds. Make a dip using plain yogurt or ranch dressing. Add an orange slice or strawberry and straw to his water for a special treat.  Spread a blanket out on the floor and enjoy your indoor adventure.
  • Hire a high school student one morning a week. Save a special activity for that time each week that only they do together! It might be arts and crafts or even a cooking activity

Toddlers love to try anything new. Planning ahead is the key to lots of fun adventures and a great summer days! Enjoy and stay cool!

Blythe Lipman

Footie pajamas have been a popular Christmas gift for decades. There’s just something about them that harkens to childhood. They evoke memories of carefree days and conjure up feelings of comfort and security. It’s no wonder that they top the list of popular holiday gifts, even for grown-ups!

PJ’s themselves date back to at least the 17th century. Numerous cultures have claimed responsibility for their “invention.” In fact, night clothes have been around for thousands of years in some form or another. After all, everyone needs something to wear to bed, and wearing one’s good clothing for sleeping has never been practical.

Pajamas as we know them today probably originated in Persia in the 1600’s. Prior to this, night clothes were mainly utilitarian and functional rather than fashionable. Persians were known for their fine taste in fabrics and garments. It’s little surprise that they were probably the first culture to apply fashion concepts to night wear.

They soon became popular, first in Britain and then in other developed countries like the United States. A typical man’s garment for sleeping consisted of loose fitting pants and a matching, loose-fitting top. This style is still highly popular today, both with men and women as well as children.

Over the years, the night-time garment branched out in many directions. Nightgowns became popular with women, and at times during history even men wore “night dresses.” Today, of course, consumers can find shorts, t-shirts and tank-top style PJ’s in addition to the traditional pants-and-shirt styles.

Footie pajamas were born in the late 1800’s. They were originally designed and marketed as sleepwear for babies. They were sometimes referred to as “blanket sleepers.” This is because they were intended to provide babies with the comfort and warmth of a blanket.

They were (and still are) much safer for babies than blankets for sleep time. It’s a well-known fact among parents that blankets and babies are a bad mix. Blankets can lead to strangulation and suffocation accidents and possibly result in infant death. At best, they rarely stay on baby for more than a few hours.

Footie pajamas solved the problem of keeping infants warm at night without posing the hazards of a blanket. They are still recommended today for infants and babies, not just for sleeping but for daywear as well.

Footie pajamas soon became so endeared that companies began to manufacture them for older children too. Eventually even adults could purchase them. Few things offer the level of both physical and emotional night time comfort than a pair of footie pajamas.

Infant footed PJ’s are hot sellers year-round.  However, Christmas is the biggest time of year for retailers of footie pajamas for kids and adults. Kids Christmas pajamas in footed varieties top wish lists when it comes to nightwear. In fact, kids Christmas pajamas of all different styles (footed or otherwise) are always popular for holiday giving to children.

PJ’s make some of the best Christmas gifts because they are highly practical. Everyone needs them, because everyone wears them. That doesn’t mean that kids Christmas pajamas have to be utilitarian and boring.

If you’re buying for the children in your life, you can choose bright colors and unique and exclusive designs. Choosing something fun makes the gift memorable and exciting in addition to being practical.

Purchasing footie pajamas can sometimes be tricky. Footie pajamas (sleepers) for babies need to fit snugly but not tightly in order to ensure baby’s safety. If you are unsure about sizing, purchase a garment that’s on the large side so that baby can grow into them.

Older children can safely wear footie pajamas that are a little bit on the big side, especially if they are gathered at the ankle. The legs should not be so long that the foot-portion drags on the floor, though, as this can cause accidents.

By: Brian Greenberg

Baby Sleep Advice

Baby Sleep Advice

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Baby Sleep Advise is a website that helps your baby sleep through the night and sleep well consistently,  discover newborn sleeping tips & avoid toddler sleep problems: effective down-to-earth infant sleep help from real-life experience + personalized expert sleep parenting advice.
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  • … about a baby product that is somehow related to sleep for a baby, toddler or young child, or … a parent. This can be broad and includes (but is not limited to): what helps baby sleep well, improves nursery and crib safety, creates a pleasant (cute) sleep environment, …. Reviews of online baby stores where you bought baby stuff are also welcome.
  • … a true and honest real-life experience. Sponsored or biassed reviews will not stand a chance
  • … describing the product as precisely as possible (brand, type, model), what you used it for, how it relates to your child’s sleep
  • …at least 200 words long.
  • … NOT necessarily positive. If you have had a poor experience with something, that is just as valuable for other parents to know!
  • … accompanied by your email address. This will not be published along with the review and I will only use it to send you your prize, nothing else.

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My Baby Pajamas is having a SALE!  For a limited time, My Baby Pajamas is offering 15% off your order.   Use code MAY15 at view cart before checkout to receive your 15% off.   Also, during the month of May, shipping is FREE if you spend $45 or more.

Enjoy shopping your favorite brands: Skivvydoodles, Claesen’s, Kicky Pants Bamboo Pajamas, Lazy One Pajamas, Sweet Peanut Pajamas, and much more.  SALE is a limited time offer.

Does your baby get cold at night even during the summer months?  A lot of babies do because the air conditioner is on all night.  Adults and older kids are comfortable because they can use blankets but babies do not use blankets to keep them warm.   Instead, the parents have to dress their baby warm at night and what better way than with a pair of baby footie pajamas.

My Baby Pajamas carries a large selection of baby pajamas.   Footie pajamas are a great choice year around for babies.  We have many different brands and all footie pajamas are 100% cotton or bamboo pajamas.   Polyester and fleece footie pajamas are just too hot for the summer months.  Cotton and bamboo are great options for those summer months.

Does your baby not like footie pajamas?  There are other options available for baby pajamas.    Kicky Pants bamboo pajamas offer different styles for pajamas.  Kicky Pants Bamboo pajamas have a  short sleeve and long pants for the summer months and they offer a coverall pajama too.  The coverall pajama has a drop seat for easy diaper checks 🙂  Also, At Home pajamas are a great idea if your baby does not like footie pajamas.   At Home Pajamas have great two piece pajama sets with long sleeve and pants.  At Home pajamas are 100% cotton and are made in the USA!

It doesn’t matter if your baby likes footie pajamas or pajama sets with no feet, just be sure to dress your baby comfortable to ensure a good nights sleep.  When baby sleeps, mom and dad sleep too. 🙂

Kicky Pants Bamboo pajamas

Kicky Pants Bamboo Pajamas

Bamboo pajamas for kids are becoming so popular amongst moms.   Kicky Pants Bamboo pajamas has also become one of our top sellers.   We can not seem to keep them in stock.  With summer just around the corner, bamboo is the perfect fabric to put your baby or toddler in for summer pj’s.

Kicky Pants Pajamas are incredibly soft and luxurious feeling.  Bamboo is an eco-friendly, sustainable crop that grows wild without the aid of fertilizers or pesticides.  Bamboo fabric is naturally antibacterial, antifungal and antistatic.  Bamboo absorbs water 3-4 times better than cotton, keeping skin comfortable, rather than sticky.  And, bamboo stays 2-3 degrees cooler in the hot weather and 2-3 degrees warmer in the cold weather.

My Baby Pajamas has also brought in the Kicky Pants Coverall.   The Kicky Pants Bamboo Coveralls are made from 95% bamboo and 5% lycra.  Enjoy the print coveralls with our “drop down” butt that’s perfect for diaper checks!  Leg length is capri from 6-12 Months on up to keep active little ones from tripping.  We believe these coveralls will become a big hit with Moms everywhere.

We also have received a couple more prints of the Kicky Pants Bamboo Footie pajamas.   Be sure to check them out while supplies last!

New Kicky Pants Bamboo pajamas are arriving tomorrow.  Be sure to check back with us soon because Kicky Pants Bamboo pajamas do not stay in stock long.   Receiving more footies, coveralls, and two piece pajama sets.

Kicky Pants Pajamas are incredibly soft and luxurious feeling.  Bamboo is an eco-friendly, sustainable crop that grows wild without the aid of fertilizers or pesticides.  Bamboo fabric is naturally antibacterial, antifungal and antistatic.  Bamboo absorbs water 3-4 times better than cotton, keeping skin comfortable, rather than sticky.  And, bamboo stays 2-3 degrees cooler in the hot weather and 2-3 degrees warmer in the cold weather.

How to Help your Early Bird Toddler Sleep In

by Heidi Holvoet, PhD,
sleep parenting expert at
Baby-Sleep-Advice.com

Saturday morning, no alarm clock to urge you to work, no packed lunch
to be made for nursery school … aahh sleeping in is so wonderful and
rewarding … But that was before your typical toddler
came along.

Because if there’s one thing many toddlers have in common, it’s waking
up early. Even the very good sleepers – going down at 7pm and nicely
sleeping through – have a good chance of waking anywhere between 5am
and 6.30am.

And unless you are an early bird yourself this probably won’t be your
favorite time of the day.

Luckily there are a few good techniques to help your toddler sleep a
bit longer.

First of all, let’s have a look at what can cause him or her to wake up
at that time.

5-6am is still night for most people and everything is but it
is also the time when some things start to change. And that’s the kind
of change that can easily wake your child up. Even more so because this
is a moment when sleep is typically light.

Things to look out for and avoid to keep your toddler from waking up:

  • Is his bedroom getting lighter towards morning? Try to keep a
    constant light throughout the night. Darkening blinds and blackout
    shades combined with a dim night light are ideal. If you don’t have
    those blinds and want to do a quick test: stick aluminum foil to the
    windows for great darkening.
  • Any noises starting to sound? This can be one family member getting
    up early, or simply going to the bathroom. Or maybe the neighbors are
    waking up and starting their day? Or the street may be coming to life
    … Often these are sounds we don’t really notice as an adult anymore,
    but they can be enough to keep waking your child up.
  • Diaper wet?
    A very wet diaper quickly becomes uncomfortable and an easy wake up
    cause. Try a different size or brand to keep your toddler dry for
    longer. Cloth diapers can be a good solution too.
  • Too hot or too cold? During the night, many bedrooms tend to get a
    bit cooler. Others warm up. Or your child may have twisted and turned
    and uncovered himself. A constant temperature in the room and constant
    covers are ideal to avoid waking up early. The perfect pajamas and a
    toddler sleeping bag are ideal for this and have helped many a baby
    sleep through and sleep in.
  • Hungry?
    Night feedings are probably a thing of the past but hunger can make a
    toddler wake up early. To avoid this, start with not offering breakfast
    at 5-6am when he wakes. Top up his food intake if you suspect
    a growth spurt or just a hungry phase … Do this by adding a little
    bit to his meals and snacks spread during the day (not right before
    bedtime).

There is a difference between waking up and getting up. Toddler hood is all about setting boundaries to help
your child understand the world around him. And to teach him what is OK and what isn’t. Demanding sleep doesn’t work. But it is reasonable to agree with your toddler that want him to stay in bed and be quiet until say 7 or 8 am.

Here’s how:

  • Talk to your child: discuss the morning wake-ups and explain to him
    that mommy and daddy, and grandma and grandpa, … all sleep until 7am.
    Explain that he/she is a big boy/girl now and can also do that. Just by
    staying in bed quietly until it is OK to get up.
  • Use a toddler alarm clock: a toddler
    alarm clock
    makes it child’s play to know what time it is:
    time to keep sleeping or time to get up. The really nice ones have a
    simple picture that switches at your chosen time. Countless toddlers
    happily learn to sleep in with one of these.
  • Work with a sticker reward chart: a colorful sticker on mornings when
    he/she stayed in bed nicely. Be flexible: getting up even just 15
    minutes later on the first days is definitely worth an encouragement
    sticker …

Helping your early bird toddler sleep for longer may take a bit of
patience and time. Take a relaxed attitude, stick to
being confident and consistent with the above ideas and you’re
all set to see your weekend mornings much improved …

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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