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Approaches to Guiding Your Baby to Good Sleep
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5 Healthy Home Habits For Winter
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Winter Sleep Tips For Baby
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Gluten Free Cinnamon Pear Breakfast Strata Recipe
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Be Mindful For A Healthier & Happier Holiday
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Snowball Cookies A Classic Holiday Treat
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Five Organic Stocking Stuffers
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Ask Naturepedic: Do Your Mattresses Have Weight Limits?
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Chai Spiced White Hot Chocolate Recipe
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5 Reasons To Be Thankful For A Good Night’s Sleep

Approaches to Guiding Your Baby to Good Sleep

No one appreciates sleep more than a parent of a newborn or young infant. This is because sleep is a completely different experience in the first four months of life, from the way sleep is experienced the rest of one’s life. For all children 4 months of age and older, and all healthy adults, sleep is a well-regulated and incredibly necessary activity, that really does offer balm to the mind, and helps the mind think. The pattern of sleep from ages 4 months and onward is defined by a very regular pattern of light sleep becoming deep sleep, then deep sleep becoming lighter sleep, moving into a phase of REM sleep (when most dreams occur), and then emerging from REM sleep at which point everyone gets to choose – wake up or do another cycle. The sleep cycle in a person 4 months of age and older goes as follows: – Stage I: a brief period that happens just as you fall[…]

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5 Healthy Home Habits For Winter

Winter is also better known as cold and flu season. Sniffling, sneezing and coughing can seriously put a damper on your winter activities. So while you can’t control what your coworkers or people in public are doing to put health first, you can control what happens in your home. To stay happy this winter, we share some healthy home habits for you to implement this winter. 1.) Don’t Skip Your Cleaning Ritual The days are getting darker earlier, and the temperature is dropping. When you get home from work or simply have a lazy Saturday, it’s easy to let household cleaning fall out of pattern. In the winter, however, you are bringing home all kinds of germs, so make sure you clean surfaces regularly. You don’t want to be surrounded by germs. 2.) Stay On Top Of Clutter The dim lights of winter have proven to have a negative effect on many people’s mental health. Studies also show that surrounding[…]

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Winter Sleep Tips For Baby

As the cold winter months march on, you might find yourself wrapping up in extra layers and perhaps turning the heating up a little higher too. And as you take measures to keep warm this winter, it’s a good idea to also take a look at your sleeping habits too. It can be tempting to add lots of extra layers for babies when it gets cold, but actually, it’s not always necessary. Here are some tips for winter sleep and keeping baby safe when it’s cold. Sleeping inside Studies have found that too many layers on baby can lead to overheating and can put them at risk. With this in mind, here are some tips for winter sleeping inside: – Remember that too many layers in an already warm room can hinder your baby’s ability to regulate her temperature and can play havoc with her natural breathing pattern. Make sure you convey this important message to all caregivers so that[…]

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Pear Breakfast Strata Recipe

Bursting with cinnamon flavor and sweet seasonal pears, this delicious cinnamon pear breakfast strata is so fun and special for holiday breakfasts and weekend brunches. Need a breakfast that’s mostly hands off so you can spend time with your loved ones? Breakfast strata is the perfect choice! They’re so easy to make and require very little prep time. If you’ve never had a breakfast strata before, it’s basically like a combination of a bread-based casserole and bread pudding. This naturally sweetened cinnamon pear version is similar to a “French toast” casserole made with gluten free bread. Breakfast strata gives that cozy, comforting feeling and make your family or guests feel loved. This special breakfast casserole is always a crowd pleaser! It’s perfect for breakfast in bed for two, fun for serving your whole family, and extra special for holiday breakfasts or entertaining guests. This is the kind of breakfast that you want to bring right to the table and serve[…]

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Be Mindful For A Healthier & Happier Holiday

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year. You get to eat, drink and be merry, as they say. Between the traveling, the pressure to find the perfect gifts, and the planning and preparation, however, the holidays can also be extremely stressful. While you are busy worrying about everyone else and their happiness, don’t forget to practice some mindfulness and take time for yourself as well. Focus on Presence — Not Presents Almost everyone falls prey to focusing heavily on giving, and receiving, gifts during the holidays. This not only often leads to pressure, it also tends to overtake the most important things during this time of year. While there is nothing wrong with having some fun choosing presents, don’t stress too much about achieving “present perfection.” Remember, your time with your loved ones is more valuable than tangible gifts. Don’t Let the Weather Get You Down The falling snow and shimmering lights always make for a beautiful scene,[…]

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Snowball Cookies A Classic Holiday Treat

Happy holidays from Naturepedic! We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the season than by getting the kids into the kitchen to make some fun cookies! Grab some cute aprons and get the kids pulled up to the counter to help make some fun snowball cookies for your next holiday gathering, cookie exchange…and I just happen to know Santa just loves having these cookies left out to munch on! The perfect cookie for little hands! Listen, I’ll be the first one to admit, I’m the mom that will break those massive sugar cookies in half when we are at a party! I figured out early on in my momma career that it definitely pays to get smaller cookie cutters and to make smaller, kid sized cookies…because kids are so smart. They know when they are getting half a cookie! These snowball cookies are the perfect little bite for little kids with just the right amount of sweetness to[…]

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Five Organic Stocking Stuffers

Even down to the trinkets and treats you stuff in your loved ones’ stockings, you want to keep your gifts as personal, organic, and healthy as possible this holiday season. If you’re blanking on what to fill your stockings with or you just need a little inspiration, we have come up with five ideas for organic stocking stuffers this season 1. The Wearable Candle Sampler Here’s a fun option that’s actually three gifts in one — Objects With Purpose Wearable Candle Sampler! The Wearable Candle Sampler offers a non-toxic candle (yes, many candles are toxic) that uses organic coconut butter wax as well as organic oils. This stocking stuffer is unique because not only can you use it to light up a room, you can use the oil as a perfume or as a massage oil! 2. Organic Teas Help your loved ones calm down after the stress of the holidays by putting some soothing organic tea in their stockings.[…]

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Ask Naturepedic: Do Your Mattresses Have Weight Limits?

Sometimes people ask us about weight limits for our mattresses, especially parents who want to sit or lean on their child’s mattress for a bedtime story. Our products do have recommended weight limits, so keep reading to find out more! Crib Mattresses While our crib mattresses provide firm support for babies and toddlers, they do not support the weight of parents. In terms of baby weight limits for these models, our lightweight and innerspring models can typically withstand about 50 pounds. Also, be sure to note that while the crib mattresses do feature reinforced edges that will hold up when baby starts to stand or bounce slightly, they still will not withstand repeated high-impact jumping. Kids Mattresses Since we design our kids’ mattresses for every stage of your growing child’s life, we also design them to support different weight limits. Our twin mattresses have a 325 pound weight limit, our full mattresses 450 pounds, and our queens 550 pounds. When[…]

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Chai Spiced White Hot Chocolate Recipe

This luscious Chai Spiced White Hot Chocolate is full of enticing, sweet and spicy flavors, paired with extra rich, creamy white chocolate – and none of those store-bought white chocolate chips. This is the real deal, homemade white hot chocolate with wholesome ingredients. That’s right! Did you know that you can make homemade white hot chocolate and skip the sugar-laden, heavily processed white chocolate chips? Well, you can! It’s so easy too. This homemade white hot chocolate is made with real food ingredients and pure, food-grade, high-quality cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is the extra special ingredient that makes white hot chocolate rich and creamy, with a chocolaty taste. It provides some healthy, good-for-you fats too! Chai spices are the other stars in this non-traditional hot chocolate. These distinctive spices bring a warmth and comforting flavor to this nourishing drink. Fresh ginger, cinnamon, fennel seeds, cloves and tiny amount of black pepper slowly infuse in warm milk to create the lovely[…]

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5 Reasons To Be Thankful For A Good Night’s Sleep

Sleeping is considered one of life’s best luxuries, but it’s also necessary for good health! In this season of gratitude and appreciation, we’ve got a list of 5 reasons to be thankful for a good night’s sleep. Which one are you most thankful for? 1. Sleep Helps You Lose Weight: If you’re waking up at the crack of dawn for an early workout and staying up late to meal prep the next day’s healthy snacks, you may be missing a crucial component of your fitness plan: rest. Getting enough sleep is crucial for your metabolism and fat loss efforts. When you’re not sleeping enough, your body is under additional stress, which means it holds onto fat and makes exercising more difficult. 2. Sleep Helps You Learn & Focus: As you come into contact with new information each day, your brain helps you remember and learn it for long-term use. A lot of the heavy lifting on this process happens when[…]

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