Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Comfortable Positions for Your Newborn Using Baby Slings

There are several ways to wear a baby. The position you choose
to place you baby in using baby slings is up to both you and
your child. You might find one position more comfortable than
another or learn that you child prefers one position over
another. In addition, a position can facilitate a desired
action. Nursing calls for one position, napping another and
burping still another hold can be affected. 
For newborns there are 4 basic positions that can be adopted
using baby slings or the rebozo: 
1)Lying down in front of you 
Baby slings can be used to set your newborn in a semi-reclining
position. You can choose the Cradle Carry that puts the baby’s
head closest to your carrying shoulder. This is a great position
for the napping infant. Or, if it is feeding time, you can try
the Nursing Hold with the newborn positioned in the opposite
direction with his head away from your carrying shoulder to
facilitate feeding. In addition baby slings will shelter the
nursing child providing some privacy. 
2)Newborn Snuggle Hold 
Baby slings are used in this position to set the baby facing
you. In this position the child has the knees up or the feet
tucked. The sling keeps the child’s back and head well supported
and helps prevent slouching. It is a good position for bonding
between parent and newborn. 
3)Burp Position 
In this style of hold 2 baby slings are used to carry the baby
up on the shoulder. Gentle pressure is put on the stomach and
helps to prevent acid from escaping back up the baby’s
esophagus. To affect this position using baby slings they should
be worn on opposite shoulders with the rings on your hip. You
want to be sure both slings are tight. 
4)The Reclining Back Carry 
Women of many cultures will wear a baby on their back. This
enables the mother to work by leaving the frontal area and hands
free. If needed, as in nursing time, the baby can be swung
around to face the mother. This method of carry is not
recommended for baby slings. Instead use the rebozo. 
With these four positions to choose from the first three work
very will with the typical baby slings. The burp position is
probably a good hold to adopt after baby is fed. It is a natural
way to promote burping. The lying down hold is best for nap time
or nursing as the baby sling will shelter the nursing infant.
The snuggle hold is great for bonding time with the newborn as
it promotes tummy to tummy contact between the baby wearer and
the baby. This is a great bonding position for fathers to try
out. The back carry is very rare in the modern world as it is
used primarily for working mothers. However if you choose to try
this type of baby wearing opt for the rebozo instead of baby

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Baby Bedding - Why Buy Organic?

A great deal of scrutiny and consideration is expended when you
are getting ready for a new arrival in your family. Without a
doubt, you are looking for the very best materials and
construction available so that your child has nothing but the
best. Baby beddingis just one of the items you will be choosing.
You will be looking for top quality items in baby bedding to
give your child the best sleep experience possible. Why not take
a few minutes to review the benefits of an organic bedding
rather than the traditional types. Organic products are
certified to be free of any chemicals that would be harmful or
irritation to your baby's tender skin.

Influence the marketplace

By insisting on organic products when you purchase any item, you
are helping to lend your support to the entire concept of
organically made products. By purchasing baby bedding made of
organic materials you are telling the producers that the
consumers of this country are in favor of the reduced
contaminants and irritants resulting from organically grown
products. When you purchase baby bedding that is free of
pesticides and contaminants, you are more likely to find more of
these products in the future, since the producers will be more
than happy to increase the availability of products that are
obviously selling.

Child Safety

Nothing is more important to your planning for parenthood than
ensuring the safety of your child. What many parents do not
realize though, is that sometimes the safety features build into
the baby bedding can actually have negative effects. For
example, baby bedding that has been treated with chemical fire
retardants is being studied by experts to determine the type of
effects that these chemicals may have on the baby. Traditional
bedding for the baby such as crib mattresses that contain
polyurethane foam may have negative results on the baby.

Air Circulation

There is some evidence that organic baby bedding such as crib
mattresses permit better circulation of air through the product.
This quality in turn allows your child to be able to breathe
more easily. There is less chance of allergic reactions such as
those caused by chemicals and parasites in the baby bedding.
With better air circulation in the products surrounding your
baby, there is more opportunity to regulate the body temperature
while sleeping. This can be critically important to an infant,
particularly if he or she is premature.


When you decide, for any of the above reasons, to purchase
organic products for your baby bedding, you should check labels
carefully to determine that the product is actually organic.
Check with the Organic Consumers Association to receive the
contact information for accredited organic merchants. Although
organic baby bedding is usually more expensive than more
traditional products, discriminating parents often consider the
cost provides additional quality. After all, your infant spends
almost 75% of his or her time sleeping. Why not make the time as
safe and healthy as possible by providing allergen and pollutant
free bedding?

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Thursday, August 08, 2013

Baby Slings and Carriers From Pure and Honest Kids

Babywearing is one of the oldest and most widely accepted
parental practices in the world. Many highly acclaimed
pediatricians have identified that babywearing is a good
practice for little ones and provides benefits that unslinged
babies do not receive. 
For instance, a team off pediatricians in 1986 from Montreal
concluded that babies who are carried in slings cry at least 40
percent less than those babies who are unslinged. To most moms,
that’s reason enough to purchase a baby sling! The study also
showed that babywearing helped reduce colic in infants as well. 
Research also shows that babies worn in slings show more
alertness, both visual and auditory, and absorb information much
quicker. Because your baby is close to you when worn in a sling,
he or she is not scared by loud noises, thus allowing them to
absorb more sights and sounds around them. Babywearing also
helps promote speech development, as babies are exposed to more
conversations and sounds when held closely to their parents. 
Another reason to consider babywearing is that your sweet little
baby spent the first nine months of his or her life in your
womb, and a baby sling closely mimics the feeling of being
inside mom’s tummy. Your baby will feel safe and secure in your
baby carrier, and it will promote a bond between parent and
Lastly, using a baby sling or carrier can simply make life
easier for you and your baby. It is a convenient way to
breastfeed while caring for an older child, working or getting
chores done around the house. It also is a great way to snuggle
babies that liked to be held frequently, but it frees your hands
to complete other tasks. 
Choosing the Right Sling or Carrier: 
At Pure and Honest Kids, we offer two wonderful slings and
carriers for our customers. 
Polkadot Papoose 
The Polkadot Papoose is truly a baby sling for a modern mom. It
is equally stylish and practical. It was designed by a freelance
babywear designer with a vision for a product that would capture
the hearts of sensible-yet-fashionable moms everywhere. 
With a Polkadot Papoose, you take your measurements to be sure
of a perfect fit. The folks at Polkadot Papoose know the
importance of a correct fitting sling, and they want to make
sure they get it right. To determine the correct size, measure
from your shoulder to the opposite hipbone with a soft tape
measure. Here’s a helpful tip- your sling measurement will
usually correspond to your t-shirt size. Then simply order your
size accordingly. 
The Polkadot Papoose is 100 percent cotton, reversible and hand
crafted. It comes with a binkie pocket, so you’ll always be sure
to have that all important binkie readily available! 
The Polkadot Papoose offers a wide variety of designer fabrics
to suit almost any taste. At Pure and Honest Kids, we offer the
following patterns: Elisa, Melanie, Sayuri, and Scarlett. 
Another great feature about the Polkadot Papoose slings? A
portion of every sale is 
donated to Project Rescue, a charity which fights human
trafficking and child exploitation in urban centers around the
The Polkadot Papoose is available at Pure and Honest Kids for
PortaMee Baby Carrier 
Another great carrier offered at Pure and Honest Kids is the
PortaMee Carrier. Chic and easy to use, this awesome baby
carrier is essential for active parents and busy caregivers.
PortaMee is the exclusive baby carrier with ergonomic lumbar
support to reduce back fatigue and discomfort. The side carrier
allows caregivers the ability to maintain eye contact with your
child, which will increase bonding. 
The baby carrier by PortaMee is hands-free, stylish and
constructed with fine fabrics with pockets for just about
everything - your mobile devices, wallet, diapers and insulated
detachable bottle holder. Leave your diaper bag at home when
carrying your baby in a PortaMee Carrier and be truly hands
The carrier not only looks stylish, but it is very comfortable
to wear and is well constructed. With a gel padded adjustable
shoulder strap and waist straps, toy hook, and so much more,
this baby carrier ultimately considers you and your child's
comfort and safety first. 
This carrier is designed for babies that can hold their head up
unassisted and weigh between 15 - 35 lbs. While most carriers
and slings are made for newborn babies only, the PortaMee
Carrier is the next step. There is enough lumbar support in the
PortaMee Carrier to hold your sweet toddlers, too. Also
important to note, if you purchase a PortaMee Infant Headrest,
also available at Pure and Honest Kids, babies as small as eight
pounds (six weeks or older) can be carried in the PortaMee
The PortaMee is made of a high quality nylon rainwear for the
exterior and a soft micro-suede for the interior. Pure and
Honest Kids offers the black carrier, as well as the brown and
pink combination carrier. 
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Choosing Crib Bedding For Your Baby?

If you’re expecting a new arrival in your family, you already
know there’s plenty to do in preparation. One of the most
important is getting the nursery ready so your newborn will have
a cozy, safe, and pleasant place to sleep once he or she returns
from the hospital. That means you’ll need to go shopping for
crib bedding. Below are some tips that can help you choose the
right crib bedding for you new bundle of you. 
Setting a Budget 
As you may have already experienced, getting ready for that baby
isn’t going to be cheap. That’s one of the reasons baby showers
were invented. That means you need to decide in advance how much
you can afford to spend and stick to that budget. Otherwise you
may end up deep in debt or without all of the necessities your
little one is going to need. 
Crib bedding will be one of the bigger costs on your budget but
it can also be one of the more flexible ones. Generally, a
quality crib bedding set could cost from around $400 up to more
than $800. However, if you don’t want to purchase an entire set
at once because of budget limitations you could choose to buy
the pieces one at a time or to leave out some of the less
important crib bedding accessories. 
Match the Décor 
If you’ve already started decorating the rest of the nursery,
then the crib bedding you choose will need to match what is
already there quite nicely. After all, you do want to create a
visually appealing space for your baby. Sure, he or she may not
appreciate it now but that crib bedding will probably be used at
least until your baby turns three. That means he or she will
definitely have some time to appreciate all of your hard work. 
Another idea is to pick the crib bedding before you do any type
of decorations. That way you can match the rest of the décor to
the crib bedding instead of vice versa. 
Gender Appropriate 
While any color crib bedding is appropriate for any gender of
baby, most people still adhere to those classic color
stereotypes. That means if you are having a little girl you
probably won’t be going for blue crib bedding. What do you do if
you don’t know or have chosen not to know the gender of your
baby before birth? 
One answer is to choose so-called gender neutral colors for the
crib bedding, such as green or yellow. These are both very
tranquil colors to consider and look beautiful in any nursery.
Choosing a print or pattern that incorporates multiple colors is
also a good idea. 
Choosing a Theme 
Some parents decide to decorate their nurseries in a theme. For
example, you could choose a jungle look and even paint a jungle
mural on one of the walls. In that case, you might want crib
bedding, such as the Doodlefish Safari set from Pure & Honest
Kids, that matches your theme.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Organic Baby Products - Saving Our Planet

Organic baby products have the advantage of contributing to the
comfort and health of your baby which makes them the preferred
choice by discriminating parents. In addition to the individual
benefit to each baby who is not exposed to harmful ingredients
in traditional baby products, the use of organic baby products
is helpful to the health of our planet. Each year thousands of
tons of waste products are dumped in landfills and into the
streams and rivers of this country. Unfortunately, the
manufacture of many traditional products includes the release of
carcinogens into the waterways. Tremendous improvements have
been made in recent years, but reducing the amount of these
substances even further is a positive move.

Social Responsibility

Now that you are the parent of a new baby, you are more likely
to realize the importance of taking good care of the planet that
you will be handing on to your children and grandchildren. Using
organic baby products is just one way of improving the quality
of air and water on the planet. On an individual level, using
organic baby products is more likely to ensure that your baby
doesn't suffer the effects of unpleasant ingredients being
placed on tender skin as you use lotions, creams and powders in
an effort to protect the skin.

Water and Air

It is hard to believe that purchasing organic baby products is a
way to help take care of the planet Earth, but it is true. As
you reduce your use of products that contain irritants and
allergens and commit to eliminating the use of products with
dangerous chemicals involved in either the production or the
manufacturing of the item, you will reduce the number of
challenges to the air and water of this planet. There will no
longer be chemicals released into the air and water. Refuse to
purchase detergents, for example that contain hidden
carcinogens. If organic baby products are safe for infants,
shouldn't we all be using organic products?

Sustainable Products

Organic baby products are a great choice in another way.
Because the materials that are used to produce the items are
made of naturally occurring substances, such as cotton, silk and
wool, there will always be more of the product, so long as
farmer and agriculturalists continue to do their chosen work.
The materials going into the making of organic baby products are
grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers so there is
nothing harmful going into the soil or air.

Public Eye

The concept of using organic baby products as opposed to
standard products is increasingly in the public eye nowadays.
When you take a sensible concept such as the organic marketplace
and provide it with good word of mouth approval and availability
of the product through a world wide internet, the concept will
continue to grow in popularity and usage. Online marketing is
the best venue for the small business owner and the business
start up entrepreneur. It is a situation where the more sales
there are, the more products you are likely to find in the

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