Archive - December 2017

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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?

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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