Choosing Furniture for a Child’s Bedroom

Every parent wants their children to be comfortable somewhere in the home, in a room that they can call their own. It is in this place where their child can be on their own – where he or she can sleep, rest, read and even entertain friends. They might not have the money to choose and pay for furniture and decorations, but most parents, thinking logically, would agree that if the child has an input into the design and furnishing of this space, then they will feel more comfortable in it.


There are some practical considerations, which include ensuring that the furniture is both comfortable and safe. This includes effective storage areas, a safe and comfortable bed, fashionable chairs and all in modern airy colours.


Choose furniture to suit the child’s activities and interests


Most bedrooms need a bed, a dresser and a bedside table. The rest of the furniture will be dependent on the child’s activities on a daily basis. To encourage reading, a set of bookshelves would be useful. A desk or a table would ensure that your child has a place suitable to complete homework and for placing a computer.


Remember, no matter what type of bed you want for your kids bedroom – Single; Bunk Beds; kids Cabin Beds; High Sleepers, ensure it suit their requirements and storage space of the room. Before you buy furniture, make a plan and take measurements of the room to ensure that the furniture will fit into certain places in the room. It must fit neatly into the allocated place; otherwise, your child may feel uncomfortable if he or she has to squeeze past a piece of awkwardly placed furniture. Before purchasing furniture, it’s worth mapping out the room so everything that is to be bought fits in nicely and artistically too.


Furniture should fit in place and be safe


Furniture that has multiple purposes, particularly pieces that are built-in to the shape of the room makes far better use of available space. For example, consider a bed with built-in shelves or drawers that are fitted beneath the bed itself. This allows the child to stow things like clothes and toys in a neat place that doesn’t interfere with the open spaces in the room.

When a table, a set of chairs and some drawers are sought then texture and colour play a significant role. Unpainted wood looks nice when unpainted, but it soon loses its special shiny appeal after dirt and scuff marks begin to appear.


Painted surfaces on furniture are far more durable. Just a simple wipe with a damp clothe can renew the surface in seconds as long as a hardwearing, durable paint is used in the first place. Any parent should ensure that painted surfaces are free from toxic substances. Many older paint compounds have lead mixed into them, but with care any parent should have no problem selecting lead free products.


If the space is available in your child’s room, a play table could be purchased and fitted in to an appropriate place. This offers the opportunity for your child to develop skills and activities important for child development, like writing, reading, drawing, the solving of puzzles, craft making and computer skills.



Encouraging Your Child To Play Safe And Independently

Most parents are aware that they should be encouraging their children to partake daily in independent play, as it is essential to their development and education, but many find it difficult due to clingy children and worries over safety. As during independent playtime, young children are continuing to develop their motor skills, emotional understanding and confidence, all of which forms a valuable skillset that will be used throughout their lives, parents should make a special effort to encourage this activity. As much as it is important to encourage children to play independently, it is also essential that parents promote safe play to prevent serious accidents. Through a number of ways, parents can encourage their children to have fun whilst playing independently and safely.


Designated Play Areas

One of the easiest ways to promote safe and independent play is by having designated play areas. Parents should discourage their children from playing in certain areas in the home such as the kitchen and bathrooms by showing that these rooms are not fun to play in, and only keep toys in the room that are considered safe, so that when children want to play they will naturally go to these places.

By having others areas that are shown as more fun places to play, parents can easily prevent their children from playing in hazardous areas that have a heightened risk of dangers and accidents. If struggling to keep children away from these areas, or from playing independently, parents may want to use baby gates to keep them in the play areas to encourage them to continue or begin their lone play.

Safety Equipment

When prompting independent play, it is especially important to make sure that the area that they are playing within is safe as you will not be supervising the activities. In lounges, you will want to consider installing safety plugs and DVD protectors to stop little hands damaging themselves and electrical items.

If a parent wants to encourage independent play in their home’s garden, then they will want to make sure that the area is safe. Using safety surfacing, like this, on hard outdoor surfaces will help prevent serious accidents should a child trip or fall.

Discuss the Risks

For smaller children this might not be possible as they may not necessarily understand the concept of safety, but parents may want to consider discussing the risks of certain items and why it is important not to touch them during independent play. Although teaching of potential accidents is useful for preventing to help prevent them, parents should be gentle in their approach as to not scare their children off play entirely and leave them wanting to cling to their parents more.

A Variety of Activities

When trying to get your child to begin independent play, it is important that they are introduced to a wide variety of activities. Parents can use different forms of play to help their child be more independent in their activities. For example, board games are a great way to play together as a family, whereas playing with figures is a more independent activity, so when a child starts to play with figures, a parent could use this as a time to distance themselves from their child and allow them to play independently.

Creative ideas for fun kids’ bedrooms

When your kids are all set for their own bedroom space, they’ll be especially keen on having their particular likes catered for. Decorating his or her special sleeping space will also be a pleasure for you, and you should bear in mind that there are a few simple steps that can help make the task easier and get you the best results.


Simply asking what they want, to begin with, is always a great idea, and then it’s simply a matter of creating a concept based on what they tell you. Think in terms of what’s already in the home and what extra items you’ll need to get. Create a budget, and remember that as your child grows, the design will need to be altered. However, here are a few useful tips to get the project moving.


Use toys for décor


Kids’ toys come in all sorts of different sizes, colors and shapes, and they can be used most effectively for decoration. Use hooks to hang up the bigger toys, for example. Smaller ones can be stored on open shelves to create fun displays.


Paints and prints


Small prints combined with brightly painted walls can be very effective in creating a cozy and fun theme. Murals can be used rather than prints on accent furniture such as cabinets, and you can incorporate favorite themes such as animals, cars, or airplanes.


Educational items


Although the overall design of the room is important, it is not the only element to consider. Be sure to incorporate a few items such as charts, books, and educational toys for your child to play with and explore, so he or she can have fun at the same time as learning a few things.


Window treatments and light


Colorful curtains are always a good idea, but window shutters painted in bright primary colors are often preferred. Make sure that whatever color you choose matches the overall motif of the room. Brightly colored treatments for the windows usually give the room a cleaner and sharper look. A carefully positioned valance, too, will reduce overhead light levels during the day.


Fun fabrics


When selecting the bedding, choose a color that matches the room’s theme as well as thinking only about comfort. Don’t be afraid to mix and match the various pillows, comforters, and sheets, and extra pillows can be thrown in to add accent. If you match the colors of the bed to the shutters or curtains, this helps to create a more unified look to the room.


Innovative storage


Storage is an especially important feature of any child’s bedroom, and a good idea is to allocate different storage solutions for items such as books, toys and clothes. Teach them to replace each item in its correct place and how to become more organized!


Whatever type of decoration system you settle on, the work and time you invest will reflect your love and care and have a direct relationship to the ongoing results you achieve.

Hotel Chocolat: Easter Range Review – Yummy!

It is almost unimaginable to think of a chocolate lover who has not heard of Hotel Chocolat, the brand that brings you exclusive chocolates made from cocoa that is grown in their own plantations in Saint-Lucia and Ghana. If you indeed belong to that small percentage of people who haven’t tasted their heavenly chocolates, allow me to give you a little background. Starting as a small chocolatier almost two decades ago with catalogue selling under the name Geneva Chocolates, moving on to Choc Express and finally to Hotel Chocolat, today the company has 70 stores across UK, and even a unique hotel and restaurant, set amongst the plantations.

With Easter just round the corner, I was approached by Hotel Chocolat asking me to publish my review on their Easter Range of Chocolates that are not just finger-licking delicious but also uniquely designed and packed, making for perfect Easter gifts. To begin with, it’s a broad range which has something to suit all tastes and pockets.

Extra Thick Easter Egg

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You can take your pick from the perfect extra thick eggshells that hide small, alcohol-free egglets in a variety of funny, smiley shapes and fruity flavors packed in a glittery box tied with a ribbon to packs of tiny or medium-sized chocolate eggs in custom packs.

Champagne Egglets

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Depending on the recipient of the gift, you can choose a milk chocolate egg or champagne egglets that are filled with premium champagne and pink champagne truffles.

City Bunnies Milk-Free Milk

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In case you want to pick chocolates without dairy content, they also have a milk-free range containing cocoa and almond powder.

The one that I could not help but pick for my 6 year old daughter was the Big City Easter Bunny. It came in a transparent pack and is basically a hollow milk chocolate in the shape of a bunny, all dressed to party!

Big City Easter Bunny
Big City Easter Bunny

The one that I must mention for its uniqueness is the Splat Egg Caramel, which is a caramel milk chocolate egg that comes with a colorful white chocolate splat. Another unique chocolate egg was the diamond-faceted Easter egg made up of 65% cocoa supermilk chocolate.

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Of course, if you are buying it as a family gift, Hotel Chocolat’s Easter Range has a number of choices in The Easter Family Collection which has milk and white city bunnies, dark city bunnies, chirp and hop chocolate slabs, varieties of egglets, and yes, a Big City Bunny, all for just £35 and packed in a transparent gift box.

I found my perfect Easter gift at Hotel Chocolat and I am sure you would too.

Disclaimer:  I was sent a selection of Easter chocolates for the purpose of this review. All wordings are my own.

Causes Of Burn Injuries In Children

Burns are painful injuries to the skin tissue which is usually caused by electricity, chemicals, heat, or radiation. Severe surface burns may go through the skin and into deeper body structures, such as muscle, fat, or bone. A burn injury is one of the most painful injuries that anyone can experience. Based on the studies conducted by the National Institute of Health, more than two million Americans require treatment for burns annually, and around 3,000 people die of severe burns.

Infants and young children are more susceptible to this type of injury. Their curious nature and sensitive skin makes them vulnerable to burns. Burns, especially scalds from hot liquids, are among the most common childhood accidents and injuries.


Common Causes Of Burn Injuries

The first step to preventing burns in children is to know the common causes of burns. Listed below are the common causes of burn injuries according to the American Burn Association.

Contact With Fire, Flame, Or Hot Objects: 46% of reported burn injuries in the country are caused by fire or flame. Young children suffer from burn injuries if they play with fire or if they put their hand on hot objects, such as the fireplace or stove.

Scalds: This is the number one culprit for most burns in children. 32% of burn patients incurred the injury from steam, spilled coffee, hot foods, hot bath water, or cooking fluids.

Thermal Burns: This type of injury happens when the patient came in contact with hot objects, such as ovens or irons.

Defective Household Products: In some cases, burn injuries are the result of a defective household product. in California, the patient can go after the manufacturer or seller and claim compensation for their injuries. However, the patient needs to prove that the defective product was the cause of fire which resulted in burns.

Chemical Burns: This type of injury make up 3% of the total bun injury cases in the United States. This occurs when the person accidentally swallows a chemical product, such as drain cleaner, or if he spills chemicals onto his skin.

Types Of Burns

First-Degree Burns: This is the mildest out of the three types of burns because it is limited to the top layer of the skin. The common symptoms include redness, minor pain and swelling. The skin will become dry without blisters.

Second-Degree Burns: This type of burn injury is more serious because the surface burn penetrated through the top layer of the skin. The symptoms of second-degree burns include blisters, redness, and severe pain. The blisters could pop which will make the burn area look wet and bring pink.

Third-Degree Burns: This is the most serious type of burn because it involves all the layers of the skin as well as the underlying tissue or muscle. The symptoms of third-degree burn include dry skin surface which looks like waxy white, brown, or charred. The area may initially feel numb because the nerves in the affected area are damaged.

First Aid Treatment For Burns In Children

  1. Soak the burn in cool water. Keep the injured area in the water for at least 5-15 minutes. Do not place ice over the injured area.
  2. Remove burned clothing. If the burned clothing sticks to your child’s skin, do not peel it away forcefully as this may result to more serious injuries. What you should do is leave it in place and cut the clothing around it.
  3. Cover the burn with a non-stick gauze or a clean cloth. If your child only suffered a first-degree burn, you can put an antibiotic ointment to relieve pain and avoid infection. If there are blisters, do not pop them.
  4. Minimize pain by allowing your child to take an over-the-counter pain reliever for children. You can give your child ibuprofen. It is recommended to contact your child’s pediatrician if he has not taken any pain reliever medicine in the past.

Seek emergency treatment if your child has a second- or third-degree burn. You should also consult the doctor if you notice that the burn is infected. The signs you should look for are swelling, pus, red streaking on your child’s skin near the affected area.

Kris Lim has written articles covering health and wellness for online publishing. In this article, she discusses the common causes of burn injuries in children, and she also offers first aid treatment for burns.

Are You a Creative Parent?

Most young and inexperienced parents can’t wait to have babies and make strong, independent people out of them. This kind of enthusiasm is really important, but it’s hard to maintain it. The thing that most new parents don’t know is how hard it is going to be to have everything under control and don’t lose yourselves along the way. If you want your child to be happy, you need to be satisfied with your life first – otherwise, you won’t be able to spread enough positive energy, so that your child can see it as support – which is necessary for them to grow mentally and physically healthy. In order to have everything covered, there’re a few things that you need to have in mind at all times.


Bonding time

Single out a part of your day to spend some quality time with your child. Don’t get panicky right away – this won’t take much from your busy schedule, you’ll need just half an hour tops.  Right before bedtime, you should lie down with your child and go through your day together. You should start doing this at an early age and just talk to your child – he or she will find your voice comforting and it will make a safe zone out of this time you spend together. Also, you may look at this as an investment in the future – your child will get used to talking to you whenever she or he needs help or advice. You can’t protect them from every mistake they could make, but you can try.

Explore together

Consider your child as if it was a little scientist. Young children are interested in absolutely everything and they ask a lot of odd questions. This is an exhausting phase, but that’s also a perfect time to show how supportive you are. Before you get irritated, remember how frustrated you were when your parents told you to stop asking absurd questions. If you work with your child while she or he is exploring, you’ll ease up a lot of things and help the whole learning process. When she or he gets a little older, you may find yourself not knowing an answer. Look at that situation this way – it’s never too late to learn something new.


After the million-questions-faze, most children keep their focus on things that they’ve already learned and stick to that. Again, you must look further into the future to realize how necessary it is for them to try everything so they know exactly what they like and what they want to do in life. Open their curious minds and take them everywhere – the zoo, children museums, cinemas, libraries… It’s never too early to try sports or test their musical talents. But, most parents make the same mistakes because they already know what they want for their child to do. You don’t want to force anything. Let them try out a few different things so they can decide what they like. It’s important to explain to them how important persistence it, but don’t overdo it.


It’s difficult not to lose yourself when you’re so preoccupied with the life that your child leads. You may want to say goodbye to your social life for a couple of months – you’ll need time to find a way to balance things out. You need to look at this situation like an opportunity – this is the right time to start doing something that you haven’t done in years – something you find fulfilling, like knitting or reading. Also, you may consider having a babysitter around for a certain amount of time, so that you can relax and enjoy something you like to do alone.

Crafts and projects

Having at least a pinch of creativity is very important in life – it makes everything more fun and it’s an acceptable way of having an inner child in you forever, because you can always play. If you want to develop your child’s creativity, you should consider DIY projects, even if you haven’t done anything like this before. This is a great way to expand your and your child’s physical skills and make something new and useful for your home. Even if it turns out to be a total disaster, you won’t regret it. If you don’t know where and how to start, here’s an idea – Halloween. Just imagine how much fun you and your child can have if you’re making a costume together – even better, make them for the whole family. This can turn out to be a great tradition that can even be passed on to your child, when they become a parent and the first story that your grandsons will hear will be about that first costume you’ve made and the first Halloween with you.


How To Help A Kid, Who Suffers From School Phobia?

Most parents, who hear about school phobia for the first time tend to take it very lightly – after all there are so many children, who do not like to go to school and would try anything to stay at home and miss the upcoming test. But for many children the fear of going to school is not a laughing matter, but a serious problem, which can have many different causes and very serious symptoms. Each case requires different treatment, but there are few things you can do to help your child and discover the source of the problem.


What are the symptoms and causes of school phobia?

The typical symptoms of school phobia are intense anxiety, combined with stomach ailments, nausea, heart palpitation, difficulty sleeping, frequent nightmares or depression. The intensity of these symptoms may vary, but if they reappear over the span of few weeks it is a reason to become concerned. The main causes of school phobia have psychological foundations. Traumatic experiences, such as divorce or death in the family are known to cause school phobia. Bullying is also one of the common reasons why children do not want to attend school. But the causes can also be rooted in some academic problems: children with learning difficulties and poor academic performance are so terrified of being laughed at by their peers and teachers that they start to develop school anxiety. Average students might feel enormous pressure to do better at school and find it hard to deal with the stress.

Finally, even the brightest students might feel uncomfortable at school, either because they put too much pressure on themselves to be always the best in class, or because their dedication to studying is a subject of jokes. To establish the reason and decide on the best way to approach the problem you always have to start from talking to your child about the situation. Be patient – many children, who suffered serious trauma might feel like talking about it is too much for them, so it might take some time before they open up. Do not stop at simplistic explanations provided by your children. If you kid is telling you that he or she does not want to go to school because it is boring, but at the same time the child is having serious symptoms, such as heart palpitations or nausea, you can be sure that the problem lies elsewhere and your child is not telling you everything.

What can I do to help my child deal with the problem?

The treatment and the help your child needs depend on the source of the problem, its symptoms and their intensity. Letting your children know that they have a full support in you is mandatory, but if the symptoms are more severe you should contact professionals – psychologists, psychotherapists – who will be able to work with your children, start therapy and prescribe antidepressants and other medications, if they are needed. If your child is bullied at school never let the problem be left unattended. Do not put it aside, but always react immediately before the situation worsens. Inform the teachers about the problem and discuss the way they are going to handle it. If your children have learning difficulties also make sure that you know what is the nature of the problem and talk about it with the teachers.

Sometimes getting your kid a personal tutor or enrolling at online tutoring program is what the kid needs to improve his or her performance and feel more confident at school. Online tutoring is recommended for parents, who cannot afford regular 1:1 tutoring sessions, but want to provide their children with means to improve their performance. If you are looking for interesting math exercises and tutoring courses for elementary students check one of the online resources on the web.

The good news is that school phobia is a problem, which can be solved effectively, especially when the children receive professional help and feel the support of their parents. Do not neglect the problem or treat it too lightly – remember that your children count on your help and some things, which to us, adults, seem insignificant, children and teenagers see as too difficult to deal with alone.

Teaching Your Child The Importance Of Discipline

One of the most important things that children need to learn as they grow up is that discipline is a part of everyday life. No one is at liberty to do whatever they want and so they need to learn that there will be consequences if the lines are overstepped. This can be difficult for a child to comprehend because their lives are so full of freedom that we often forget they are not tied down by many of the problems we have to deal with as adults. Nevertheless it’s vital that they understand the difference between right and wrong so that they can stay on the right track throughout childhood and into adolescence.


But how do you go about explaining an adult concept like discipline to a child? Here are a few tips for helping them to understand this abstract issue.

Always Tell Them Why They Are Being Disciplined –

A lot of parents will discipline their child without actually explaining why they are doing it. Even at an early age it is important to explain to the child what they have done wrong and why you don’t want them to do it again. Without an explanation of why, your child will continue to repeat the behaviour and be puzzled when they are constantly punished for it. Reinforcing the correct behaviour to them in the future will also help them to build up knowledge of what is acceptable behaviour in certain situations.

Use Routine To Champion Good Behaviour –

We are all creatures of habit and so getting a child into a good routine is a great way to make good behaviour an everyday part of their lives. We all probably still do things today that we learnt when we were little and that we don’t even pay attention to now and this is where discipline has its beginnings. For example, if you make a big deal out of the fact that your child should always take their shoes off at the door, wash their hands after using the toilet or brush their teeth then they will gradually start to do this as second nature. Start with simple things like this and then build up to more complex routines such as going to sleep in their own bed.

Encourage Sporting Activity –

Sport, and in particular team sport, is a great teaching tool for your children to learn the value of right and wrong as well as many other life skills. Right from the start they are taught the laws of the game and they get to find out for themselves what the consequences of breaking these are. They will soon learn that playing within the rules will enhance their enjoyment of the game and that by having good discipline on the field they can achieve a lot more for them and their team. This can then be transferred into other areas of life and you can even start to use sporting analogies to teach them about other forms of discipline.

There Are Two Sides Of The Coin –

Sometimes all it takes to make your children understand the difference between right and wrong is to reward their good behaviour.  As parents, we can get so concerned with making them realise that they have done something wrong that we forget to reward them when they do something right. If you are only focussing on their bad behaviour then it is hard for children to understand how they can stop themselves from constantly being told off. By reinforcing their good side you can show them that this is what you prefer; giving them an example of how things should be done. Every good house has a good reward system and so whether you use a sticker chart that’s stuck to the fridge or badges they can earn like a cub scout; the most important thing is that they get to see that their good deeds are rewarded.

Healthy Snacks for your Kids Lunchbox

Has your child recently started preschool or crèche? If so you know how important it is to pack a healthy lunch for them every day. As parents with busy schedules it can sometimes be difficult to come up with new ideas for lunchtime every day. We all get into the habit of packing them quickly the same lunch on a daily basis, why not try something new and good for their health? We have put together a list of some fun, creative and healthy lunchbox ideas that are guaranteed to have your little one excited about break time. Take a look at these suggestions!


Ants on a Log

Ants on a Log

Ants on a Log are a healthy and fun treat to pack in your child’s lunchbox. They’re simple to make, you and your son or daughter can make them together. All you need is celery, peanut butter and raisins. Simply fill the celery sticks with the peanut butter. If you want to make sure you do so neatly and avoid making a mess we recommend you pipe the peanut butter on. All you need is a small plastic bag, cut off one of the corners and pipe the peanut butter onto the celery stick. After that top it off with some raisins and ta da, you’ve got ants on a log!


Apple Cartwheels


In order to encourage our children to eat fruit sometimes we have to get a little bit imaginative to make it work. Why not try apple cartwheels? All you need is a cored apple and the following ingredients to fill it up with.  Stuff the cored apples with a mixture of peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips and raisins. Then slice in perfect circles. Would any child really need any more incentive to eat their fruit in the preschool?


Cookie Cutters

Cookie Cutters

No, these are not just for cookies. Use cookie cutters to impress your kids by making lots of fun shapes out of their lunchtime snacks. You can make star shaped sandwiches or elephant shaped cheese. Cookie cutters can be found in so many different varieties and used in on so many different foods. It can be very easy to make something look fun and appealing to children. Its time to get creative in the kitchen. The more effort that we put into preparing our children’s food the better the outcome, and the healthier they will also become more likely to eat healthy foods.

Leftovers for Lunch

Leftovers for Lunch

Why not make the most of yesterday’s leftovers and use them for your little one’s lunch? Have you got leftover chicken or turkey? Use it to make a yummy wrap for lunch. Add some of your kid’s favorite greens and vegetables and top off with some tasty salad dressing. Delicious!

Kebabs- Ham, Cheese & Fruit


Fruit kebabs are one of the easiest ways to help your child get their five a day. They are simple to make and the ideal healthy snack for any lunchbox. Chop up some apples, bananas, strawberries, oranges and deli ham slices, or any combination you would prefer. Cut skewers in half to ensure that they will comfortably fit on in a standard lunch box. All you have to do now is slide the various slices of fruit and ham onto the skewer. Just like that you have a delicious, nutritious fruit and ham kebab ready for lunch!

Infant Baby Care Tips To Get A Baby Into A Sound Slumber

Life can be very exhausting if your baby doesn’t sleep properly at night or if having sleep problems. At certain times, however desperately you try to make your baby go to sleep, he just wouldn’t sleep making it complicated for the new parents to spend some time together alone. Trying this methods and approaches might make it easier for your baby to sleep peacefully and quickly letting you spend quality time with your better half.

Every baby has different sleeping styles. Some easily go to sleep and have a proper all night sleeping pattern while others have erratic schedule with disrupted sleeping habits. Sleep time and patterns of newborns vary.

Get to know sleep demands of your baby

Children develop their sleeping patterns within the first few months after birth. You can easily recognize the time and duration of the baby’s sleep hours after observing him or her for some time. They can even have changing sleeping patterns. There is nothing to be worried about these matters as some babies fall asleep while they are fed and some while they cry. After understanding its readiness to sleep, you can put your baby to sleep at a similar time each day for few months by making a bedtime ritual for them. This is how you can make your baby understand that it’s time to go to sleep.

Making your physical presence imperative

Sometimes you will notice that lying beside your baby would make it feel more comfortable and add a sense of security make him or her fall asleep faster. The babies can perceive their mother’s presence fast, thus don’t hasten on things. As your baby drifts away into deep sleep and cautiously move away gently without making any disturbance. Put cushions behind your baby as these help to make them understand that you are never gone.

Rock your baby to sleep

Children feel safe by staying at the close proximity of the mother. For about 9 months the child remains in a warm, dark, secure bag of love in the sense of the mother’s womb, coming out from where the child still happens to seek a similar environment in the external world. If you can create the surrounding successfully, the baby goes to sleep off well and real fast.

Some babies feel safe when rocked to sleep by walking around the room and patting soothingly at his or her back. One can use crib to rock the baby off to sound sleep. If wishing to be experimental, then try playing peaceful and tranquil music, making the room dark where the baby sleeps. Wrapping the baby in soft cottony cloth and making them wear cloth diapers helps to create conditions of total comfort for the baby. You can buy inserts for cloth diapers from a medical store or a specialized store keeping quality baby products for the best of your child’s hygiene.