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Recent research! Babies sleeping on wool are calmer compared to babies sleeping on cotton

07.09.2017
Recent research! Babies sleeping on wool are calmer compared to babies sleeping on cotton

According to recent research in the sleep patterns of infants it’s documented that babies sleeping on wool are calmer compared to babies sleeping on cotton.

67% of the babies sleeping on cotton woke up crying compared to 30% of the babies sleeping on wool. The graph shows the average time of sleep in or on different types of materials. Source: Woolmark & University of Sydney – Australia

 

Unlike regular sheep who chew grass in the lowlands, the merino is built to survive the scorching summers and freezing winters of New Zealand’s rugged Southern Alps range.

Merino wool is extremely soft and does not itch.

 

  • Wool absorbs moisture and will keep your child dry, protecting to get cold.

  • With it’s unique isolating qualities it naturally regulates the body temperature. 

 

  • It is very important for the skin to be a natural material because the artificial material is absorbed by sweating through the skin gradually through the body. Just as applying the natural cream to your skin, it is important that the fabrics against your skin are as natural as possible.

    Children, who are sweating in the yard while playing in the yard, should wear natural material clothes.

    Merino Wool is flexible due to its naturally unique structure, which helps the fabric to maintain its shape and quality.

So why is merino wool best for your child?

  • Gives warmth, even when clothes are wet and retains insulating properties

    Suitable for all types of outerwear, transporting moisture quickly to the next layers of clothing, ensuring even moisture and warmth.

    Does not itch, the merino wool fibers are much thinner than ordinary woolen wool.

    It will not smell like an unpleasant smell. It takes a little less than a minute to refresh.

    Easy to maintain, can be washed in a washing machine. Please take care with the wool care instructions

     

Merino wool is 100% natural and very environmentally friendly - waste wool will decompose in a short time and it will affect nature like natural fertilizer.

 it is not full of chemicals and repels dust.

Merino wool is the opposite of synthetic materials - the active fibers of the merino skin respond to our body temperature. This means that the seaweed helps keep the temperature cool and warm with cold and does not sweat.

Self-cleaning and water-repellant properties of merino wool revent the growth of bacteria and the formation of unpleasant odors.

If a product gets a stain, then deal with it immediately! The longer you wait for cleaning, the more likely it is that the stain does not come out anymore.

Wool products get somewhat fibrous. How much and how fast it depends on how well the product is stored. This is not considered a fault or a defect in the product!

 

From Scandikids, you can find the bigest range of Merino-based products from the Danish brand Joha

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing Bugaboo Atelier!

16.08.2017
Introducing Bugaboo Atelier!

Bugaboo Atelier Collection

Bugaboo introduces the Atelier Collection, a limited-edition design for the Bugaboo Cameleon3 and Bugaboo Buffalo.

 

     

 

With its sleek lines and a contrasting color palette, the collection’s most eye-catching feature is its bold silhouette. By using a light mélange fabric and black leather-look details, our designers have cleverly added another dimension to the contours of the stroller.


The Atelier Collection showcases the craftsmanship of our in-house design studio, which has been producing fashion-forward strollers for over 15 years. Created with the utmost precision, every element - from the leather-look detailsto the rich, mélange fabric - has been carefully considered to create a statement piece.
As a finishing touch the Atelier Collection strollers feature a hand-stitched leather-look handle bar and carry handle.

 

 


Want to keep your little one warm when the temperature drops?

 

The matching padded Bugaboo Atelier

Collection Footmuff in black is available to purchase separately.

 

                            

 The Bugaboo Atelier Collection celebrates the bold craftmanship their in-house design studio is known for. Every single Bugaboo is awesome, but the Atelier Collection is just gorgeous!   

 

Featuring:

 

  • Black frame, black faux leather details
  • Hand-stitched carry handle/handle bar 
  • Stone melange fabrics
  • Matching seat inlay included

 

Place your order now and be the first one to have this eye catcher! available from sept 1-st.

 

 

Are you keeping Baby awake too long?

16.08.2017
Are you keeping Baby awake too long?

 

One of the most commonly held baby myths is that, “babies will sleep when they are tired.”  Life would be simpler if it were true….but it’s not. Helping your baby fall asleep, figuring out when they need to sleep, and making sure they get enough sleep is pretty much the bane of every new parent.

 

 

How long should your baby be awake?

 

 

Newborn babies generally sleep a lot (according to Dr. Weissbluth newborns average between 11 – 18 hours of sleep per 24-hour period). However baby sleep is generally broken up into 7-8 “naps” varying in length from 15 minutes to 4-6 hours.

Most newborn babies (under 8 weeks) can’t stay awake very long (I sometimes refer to this as a baby’s “window of wakefulness.”) Although it varies by baby, most newborns can stay awake no longer than 45 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Some may not be able to stay awake more than 30 minutes at a time. This is generally the maximum amount of time you want your baby to be awake at any

 point throughout the day.

 

So hypothetically this means that if your newborn baby wakes up from a nap at noon, she will need to go back down for another nap around 12:45. Assume she takes a 30-minute nap and then wakes up (now its 1:15 pm). Then she would be ready to take yet another nap at approximately 2:00 pm.

As babies get older their window of wakefulness (maximum time they can stay awake) gets longer, the naps generally get longer, and the number of naps they need gradually decreases and becomes more predictable.

 

 

Are You Keeping Baby Awake Too Long?

 

 

 

How do you figure out how long your baby should stay awake?

 

 

A few newborn babies will fall asleep after a certain amount of time no matter how hard you try to keep them awake. Some babies will give very good clues that they are tired so you can settle them down to sleep as soon as they look a little glazed over, rub their eyes, yawn, etc. Some will stay awake far longer than their bodes can handle. You’ll know THIS is your baby if they stay awake for 1.5 hours or longer and then have a grand mal meltdown.

You’ll know you’ve figured out how long your baby should stay awake when she falls asleep really easily. If it’s a struggle to help her fall asleep (assuming something like hunger, tummy gas, etc. isn’t preventing her from falling asleep) you’re either trying too soon, or you’re trying too late.

 

As a general rule you should use the guidelines in the table below. I know you’ve been told “all babies are different” but in my experience almost ALL babies fall within these guidelines. Thus if your baby is vastly off the grid that I’m suggesting here, you probably have an overtired baby on your hands.

 

Baby Age Time between Naps Nap Duration Number of Naps per Day
Birth – 6 weeks 45 min – 1 hour 15 minutes – 4 hours  4-8
6 Weeks – 3 Months  1 hour – 1 hour 45 minutes  30 minutes – 2 hours  3-5
3 Months – 6 Months  ~2 Hours  30 minutes – 2 hours  3-4
6 Months – 9 Months  2-3 hours  1-3 hours  3
9 Months – 12 Months  ~3 hours 1-2 hours  2

 

 

Is Your Baby Awake TOO Long?

 

 

Probably Most parents keep their baby awake too long. It’s the #1 most common baby sleep mistake. People might tell you, “My baby just doesn’t need that much sleep.” Um….no. Just because they’re not sleeping doesn’t mean they don’t need to sleep. If your newborn baby is awake for 6 hour chunks of time during the day you have a sleep problem. It’s OK, it happens to the best of us. But let’s acknowledge it and work on fixing it rather than assuming that yourbaby is just different.

Most babies will let you know they’ve been awake too long because they’ll become fussy and difficult to soothe. Very happy babies will sometimes throw us a curve by hiding the fact that they are overtired by remaining calm and happy even when they’ve been up for a very long time (1.5 hours or longer). However you generally don’t want to keep your baby up for long windows of time (regardless of how delightful they are) because regardless of their behavior – overtired babies sleep poorly.

So put on your baby detective sleep hat and play around with your window of wakefulness. Once you’ve figured it out you can pretty much use that as a gauge throughout the day.

 

 

How long will your baby sleep?

 

 

Anywhere from 20 minutes to 4 hours. Some pediatricians will advise you to wake up your baby for scheduled feedings for a few days/weeks after they are born (this is common with preemies or other babies that might need a little extra love and food for a while) but once you get the green light from your pediatrician, you generally shouldn’t wake sleeping babies.

 

Should your baby be kept awake longer after longer naps?

 

No.

How long your little one can stay awake should remain relatively consistent throughout the day (the one exception to this rule is during the Witching Hours – see below.)

 

 

What about “Cat Naps”?

 

 

 

Little babies are notorious for nodding off for a few minutes here and there. The most common complaint is that they’ll fall asleep for a few minutes while nursing but then wake right up again when the breast is removed. Was this a real nap? Or do we wait for another hour before trying to put them down again?

Every baby is different but as a general rule, anything ~10 minutes or longer constitutes a REAL nap. Meaning if your baby falls asleep while nursing and then hangs out there for 10 minutes (lets face it we all do this from time to time) you will likely need to wait for an hour (or whatever your baby’s window is) before trying to put her down for a nap again. Similarly if she falls asleep for 10 minutes on the way home from the mall, you will have to wait an hour to try to put her down for a nap.

Some babies transfer well from the car well – they can be removed from the car while sleeping and continue to sleep happily in their car seat which is now sitting in the living room. If this is your baby, lucky you! If not you have two choices:

  • Accept the occasional car “cat nap” as part of life.
  • Plan for the car “cat nap” by bringing a nice latte and magazine with you. When your baby falls asleep in the car, park somewhere comfortable, leave the car running, and enjoy some quiet time while she sleeps.

 

 

 

What is the “Witching Hour”?

 

 

 

For most babies the Witching Hour(s) fall somewhere around 5:00 – 11:00 pm. This is a time of day where babies are generally fussy and will stay awake for a longer period of time. Thus it would not be unusual to have a newborn baby who is awake but generally unhappy from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm. After this long window of being fussy and awake, most babies will then have their longest period of sleep (2-4 hour for a baby who is only a few weeks old, 3-6 hours for a baby who is 1-3 months old).

This is generally the ONLY exception to the window of wakefulness. So if you find your baby fighting sleep in the evening, it may simply mean that you have found your witching hour. While this can be exhausting as most parents are running out of steam at this time of night, it’s totally normal.

If, however, you find your newborn baby staying awake for 2-3 hours at a time at other times during the day, she probably needs additional help falling asleep or there is some unknown factor which is keeping her awake. Don’t be too quick to assume that “your baby is simply different” or that “she needs less sleep.”

 

We’ve Been Carrying Baby Car Seats WRONG The Whole Time And Here’s How To Do It Correctly

16.08.2017
We’ve Been Carrying Baby Car Seats WRONG The Whole Time And Here’s How To Do It Correctly

If you’re a parent then you’ll no doubt be familiar with the back pain associated with carrying those awkward baby car seats. But a lot of that pain could be avoided if you just knew how to carry it right. Many people hook their arm through the handle and carry it in the crook of their elbow, but as you can see from the video below, there’s a much easier way to do it.

“It’s not going to hurt your shoulder, it’s not going to hurt your hip, and you’re not going to have to use your knee to swing like I had to do with my two [kids],” explains Dr Emily Puente of the Bridge Family Chiropractic in Mansfield, Texas. “Someone taught me this before, and it’s been the greatest thing.” The video has already been shared over 50k times since Puente uploaded it to Facebook, and it’s easy to see why when you watch it. Scroll down to see for yourself. It might just save your back.