We design our products with quality and durability in mind, but the daily use (and, dare we say – abuse) a child can put a toy through can really take a toll! Here are some basic tips for caring for your Cloud b plush to ensure it lasts and lasts and lasts. Read more
The weather’s cooling down fast and many parts of the country have already seen record lows and early snow storms. Keep your kids cozy (and yourself, too) with stylish knit beanies, infinity scarves, and arm warmers from MaxLove! You’ll be doing your family a favor and supporting a good cause at the same time as 100% of net proceeds fund whole-kid wellness initiatives, comprehensive-integrative therapies, research, and resources for kids with cancer. Shop for a cause! It’s win-win wonderfulness!
Here’s just a sampling of the styles MaxLove offers: Read more
Did you know that some experts recommend that for a healthy relationship, couples should go on at least one date night per week? Sounds pretty nice until reality settles in and you remember how hard it is to leave young kids at bedtime, find a good babysitter, pay for the sitter, pay for the date, and find the energy to even get out of the house!
But, just because you’re not getting out, doesn’t mean you can’t have a date. Simply taking the time to focus on one another (instead of the TV or your computer) can do wonders for your relationship!
Here are 17 stay at home date ideas for after the kids’ bedtime: Read more
How many parents rock or nurse their babies to sleep and then ever so gently lay them down in their cribs? We’re guessing most. (Most of us did!) But, if you change your routine and only rock or nurse until your baby is drowsy and then lay her down, you’ll both get a better night’s rest.
Kim West (aka “The Sleep Lady”); author of Good Night, Sleep Tight, professional sleep consultant, and Cloud b Advisory Board member; says babies who are allowed to drift off on their own are more likely to fall asleep quickly and better equipped to soothe themselves. She recommends creating a one to 10 “sleepiness scale” when your baby is 6 to 8 weeks old. (One is wide awake and 10 is out cold.) “Wait until your baby hits 7 or 8,” says West, “then lay her down to sleep.”
How can you tell your baby’s hit 7 or 8? Here are 6 subtle signs your baby is sleepy: Read more