How Exactly Should You Swaddle a Baby?

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There are a lot of methods that parents can carry out to calm their baby and help them fall asleep faster. One of the most prominent — and unquestionably one of the oldest — methods is swaddling. 

Swaddling is essentially the practice of wrapping a light blanket around a baby. This practice has been around for centuries, and the idea behind it is to make the baby feel like they’re back in the womb, thus making them feel more comfortable. 

But though swaddling has been around forever, does it mean that parents should continue doing it? And if parents choose to practice swaddling, what is the right way to do it? 

The Benefits and Risks of Swaddling

As mentioned above, the purpose of swaddling is to calm the baby. So, when parents swaddle their baby, the baby will be able to settle more easily and sleep faster and longer. In particular, babies who have neurologic problems benefit from this. 

Moreover, swaddling also helps parents get their babies to fall asleep on their backs, which is what doctors actually recommend that parents do in order to avoid sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). 

However, even though swaddling has its benefits, it also poses a few risks. For one thing, swaddling wraps the legs together tightly, which can increase the possibility of hip problems. 

Additionally, swaddle blankets may overheat the newborn baby, and frequent swaddling has the possibility to suppress the baby’s voice. 

How to Swaddle a Baby

Because of all the risks mentioned above, it’s highly imperative that parents practice the proper technique when it comes to swaddling. 

So, if you want to practice the baby swaddle, you should follow the tips below. 

  1. The materials you’re going to swaddle your baby in should be thin. This is because thin materials are breathable, so your baby won’t suffocate when you wrap them up. A few suitable swaddle blankets are cotton blankets and cotton muslin wraps. 
  2. You should never wrap several layers of blankets around your baby. 
  3. You shouldn’t swaddle your baby’s neck and head. If you do, they will definitely have trouble breathing.
  4. When you wrap your baby up, make sure it’s firm but gentle. The wrapping should never be tight. To check if the swaddling is okay, your baby should be able to move their hips and knees. 
  5. You should always put a swaddled baby on their back — never on their side or front. 
  6. You should regularly check your baby’s temperature — to ensure they don’t feel overheated. 
  7. You should only swaddle if the baby is newly born. Once they start rolling over, the swaddling should stop. 

Conclusion

As a method that has been around since time immemorial, swaddling has been used by parents to calm their babies and get them to sleep. However, it should be done right to avoid complications and problems. 

If you’re planning to swaddle your newborn baby, you should take the time to learn how to properly do it.

Why we love posh peanut Lana leopard print so much

Posh Peanut Lana Leopard print arrives

It’s here!  Lana Leopard from Posh Peanut has made it’s official landing as a core product for Posh Peanut.  This means it will be a staple, a regular on their site.  What does this mean for us?  It will always be available to restock and buy when your babe outgrows your last Lana Leopard purchase.

Why do we love it so much?  Well…aren’t you just as obsessed with leopard print as we are?  Don’t you have a few leopard pieces in your closet?  If you don’t, go get some because it’s a trend that will be sticking around for a while. The BEST part of this is that you can now easily do mommy-and-me matching!  Any leopards of any colors go well together and it’s even cuter when you match your mini.

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Posh Peanut’s Lana Leopard print perfect fit for any event

Lana Leopard is great for every day wear, as well as getting dressed and ready to impress for a special occasion or outing.  Pair it with new kicks and a black bow and your babe is ready for play dates or pre-school or dress it up with ballet flats and she is ready for a party!

 

Posh Peanut Lana Leopard Zippered Ruffle Footie

If you love to be on-trend, why not be fashionable all the time?  Just because your going to sleep or hanging around home, doesn’t mean your babe can’t be dressed to impress.  It’ll make Mama feel good that at least someone looks good!

 

Lana Leopard Long Sleeve Ruffled Romper

This ruffled romper is a new style for Posh Peanut.  With a clean front, snaps on the bottom, it can be worn as a daytime outfit with a cute pair of moccs or as jammies at night.  Add a little ruffle & leopard and your babe has it all!

 

Posh Peanut Lana Leopard Twirl Bodysuit

The twirl bodysuit.  Everyone’s favorite item in their babe’s closet!  The mad rush for twirl bodysuits…what’s the craziness all about?  They are SO SO CUTE!  Okay, there’s a bit more than that.  Isn’t it so annoying when your little one is in the stroller and their dress is all the way up around their belly because they are moving so much?  Now it’s not only not so cute but their little bodies are cold!  So here we have the twirl bodysuit.  It’s a regular bodysuit with an added skirt so the mini gets the look of a dress but it doesn’t ride up!  Genius!  Wear is just as is, or pair it with a legging or biker short and now you have the cutest and most comfortable dress!  And, then add Lana Leopard print and you are SET!

How to build the most amazing outfit with Lana Leopard print?

Okay, we have that covered, too.  The best thing about Lana Leopard is it’s ability to be worn as a cute jammy or as the best-dressed girl in town!  Pair it with a cute pair of gold, silver, neutral or black moccs and your babe will be dressed to impress.  Add a matching bow and a matching paci and clip and she’ll be all set!  Bottom line… Don’t pass up on Lana Leopard.  It’s a staple, the new neutral and can be worn as lounge wear or out and about.

Baby Noomie Pajamas New Prints We Love

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Baby Noomie: new season equals new prints!  A favorite among moms and babies, new prints have arrived!

Cars, cookies, dogs and more!  You can’t go wrong with this super soft, Peruvian Pima Cotton jammy.  They look adorable, fit perfectly and wash well. 

The cars have a minimal, old-school look.  With neutral colors and a pop of yellow, this pajama is a perfect ‘boy’ look. 

The cookies print is a gender neutral print that will look adorable for a little boy or a girl with a big bow.  

The dog print is an upgrade to their dog print of last season, also made in the girl version with pops of pink and has been a best seller of the season.

 

For the sweet girls, Baby Noomie did a Lollipop print on both white and pink backgrounds that is adorable and eye-catching but not tacky.   Another on trend print they did for the season was Sprinkles & Donuts!  With their soft color choices and sweet graphics, these have also rocked in best sales.

And of course, don’t forget the tie dye!  This super trendy print has made a come back and Baby Noomie does not fail to impress with theirs!  In light pink or light blue shades, the tie dye jammies have been seen on every celebrity baby in America.

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Originally from Peru,  Baby Noomie uses Peruvian Pima cotton which is a strong and durable cotton that keeps its shape, yet soft and cuddly for a baby and mama alike.  It makes snuggling your babe that much better!  For those short baby years, it’s worth the investment on buying good quality pajamas and clothing that you will want to hold your babe close and not let them go!

 

BIBS – Best Pacifiers of 2020

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The beginning of 2020 and we’re back on the paci talk.  Which is best for your babe?  Which type will my new baby take to?  What size?  What color?  So many questions… so little time!

Bibs pacifiers have really taken over (the world!).  Mama’s from all over the world have seen big success with this natural and high-quality brand.

First, let’s get back to the basics!

Bibs comes in three sizes.  The recommended size chart for bibs is Size 1 is for babies 0-6 months,  Size 2 for babies 6-18 months and Size 3 for babies 18 -36 months.

Bibs have their basic colors (and most popular), such as Iron, Sage, Baby Pink, and White.  Every season, they come out with their seasonal colors, such as Wine, Petrol and Coral.  Sometimes these seasonal colors stick around and sometimes not.  New to the Bibs family though, are glow in the dark pacifiers.  FINALLY!!!  Gone are the days when it’s 3am and you’re fishing around your babe’s crib in the dark looking for his paci and he’s screaming on the top of his lungs!  Or when your little one is old enough to reach for it but can’t seem to find it in the dark.

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bibs pacifier colors

 

Bibs pacifiers are most similar to a mother’s breast, which gives an added bonus for babies who are breast feeding.  They take to it easily and mama can relax and have a peaceful baby.

Whichever color or size you choose, you can not go wrong with choosing Bibs pacifier’s for your new babe.  Stock up, though!  You don’t want to be left searching for that paci when your little one is having a meltdown!  It’s a lifesaver!


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Best Bibs Pacifier Colors You Need to Know About

BIBS Pacifiers for baby girl and boy

How to choose your Bibs pacifier color? 

With so many colors to choose from, it can be a daunting task.  Do you choose a neutral color that goes with everything or go with that gorgeous new plum color of the season?  If your babe is super into paci’s, our suggestion is to stock up!  You just never know when and where you will be stuck with your babe cranky with no paci in sight!  It’s best to choose a variety of colors and keep some by the kitchen and some in baby’s room, as well as diaper bag and even an extra in your car console.  For your main paci’s that are used every day, keep a few neutrals on hand and add a pop of color or two to fill in when your outfit of the day is a neutral.

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Bibs pacifier colors for boys 

Are you a boy mama?  So often, the typical boy colors can be boring.  Okay okay, we get it.  There’s blue, green, red, brown… this is one reason Bibs pacifiers are such a great go-to paci!  With so many colors to choose from, it can make any basic boy outfit suddenly super cute!  One of our fave’s is the color Sage, and it has been our most popular for months now!

It’s a great neutral and goes with everything but adds just enough color.  Another great option is Midnight.  It’s a gorgeous tone of blue, a mix between royal blue and navy.  A few other great options for boys is Island Sea (a it darker than sea foam), Iron (a steal toned grey), Cloud (a light blueish grey) & Dark Oak (dark taupe).

   

 

Bibs pacifiers for girls 

Of course, the typical girl colors are always fun, such as pinks and purples.  But Bibs has a variety of more girly color pacifiers that are sure to match all of those cute outfits hanging in your little babe’s closet!  Heather is a mix of lavender and baby pink, making a subtle and unique statement.  Coral, is well, coral!  Such a beautiful shade for a nice pop of color or for a warm vacation days.   One of our faves and a popular color has been Orchid, a brighter mix of raspberry and purple.  And of course the basics, such as Baby Pink, Blush and Ivory, a great neutral that goes with everything!

 

   

Seasonal Bibs pacifier colors

With each season and change in temps, Bibs comes out with new colors to match the holiday or seasonal changes.  This Fall/Winter season, one of our faves is the color Ruby, which is a deep wine red.  Another popular color has been Chesnut, a smokey brown color, so perfect for the cool fall weather.

Match Bibs pacifier with your baby outfits 

As with any accessory, us Mama’s love matching our babe’s outfit to their accessories.  It keeps the morning routine exciting and when you get that comment about attention to details from another Mama, it’s sure to make you smile.  How cute would it be if your lil babe was wearing an all black outfit and the paci was a black matching one!  Or your little girl was wearing the cutest sundress with shades of coral and oranges and her paci was Coral to match!  Don’t miss out on this! need help choosing take advantage on our free personal shopper tool 

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