From 6 - 12 July it's Children's Book Week so we'd love to know what your little one's favourite bedtime story is?
We may be a little biased but we have to say that two of our absolute favourite children's books are Dumbo and Fantastic Mr. Fox, which suit our Ellefunk and Urban Fox bedding collections perfectly!
Reading to your baby helps build vocabulary, stimulates imagination, and improves communication skills. The more you speak to your child from the outset, the better it is for her growth and development.
A running commentary on what's happening in the neighbourhood during a walk, or naming your child's body parts as you bathe her, are good ways to talk to her. Reading also helps to increase the verbal interactions you have with your child.
Reading to your baby introduces her to the concepts of stories, numbers, letters, colours, and shapes, and gives her information about the world around her. It also builds memory and vocabulary skills.
By the time she's a year old, your baby has already learned all the sounds she needs to speak her native language. The more words she hears, the better she'll be able to talk.
Here are some top tips for reading to your baby:
As the weather gets hotter, your baby will too. So we have put together some useful tips on how to keep your baby cool during the heatwave so you can all (hopefully) get a good nights sleep!
Risks of Overheating:
Your baby is likely to become restless if feeling too hot or too cold so may let you know. Your baby may be more difficult to settle to sleep than usual or wake more frequently due to the discomfort of the temperature.
Newborns are at risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) if they overheat so check your newborn does not have a moist head or neck which are signs of sweating. If the face is redder than usual or he has a rash or you notice rapid breathing, these could be signs of overheating.
Source: Northern Family Magazine
Click here for more information on all Baroo bedding, coverlets & duvets and if you’ve got any tips of your own that you would like to share, tweet us @baroobedding.
It seems that there is a bit of a celebrity baby boom going on at the moment, with babies due later this year and some new arrivals.
Recent arrivals include baby Summer to parents Rebecca Adlington and husband Harry, a baby boy called Art for ‘Bridesmaids’ star Chris O’Dowd and wife Dawn O’Porter, and a baby girl (name unknown) for film star Keira Knightley and her husband James Righton.
In the ‘coming soon’ pile we have Katherine Jenkins, Olivia Coleman, Lily Cole, Fearne Cotton, and Frankie Bridge to name but a few, and we’re expecting that they’ll be kitting out their little ones nurseries with the best products!
If you’re expecting, you will want be prepared for your baby’s arrival and make sure that you have everything ready. Here at Baroo we have some great ranges suitable for both boys and girls, and even if you are having a surprise, we have unisex designs available from funky elephants to counting sheep.
We also have a range of co-ordinating items so you can wrap your baby in a Baroo hooded towel, cuddle them to sleep in a cosy coverlet, pat them over a burp cloth or wipe with a muslin, we’ve got the essentials covered!
Click here to check out the Baroo collections, we’d love to see what you choose! Tweet us @baroobedding with your pictures.
Do you love making a splash with your little one, going for walks or even doing the night time feed? Spending time with your baby is special to any dad particularly on Father’s Day when it’s all about dad and baby bonding.
Baroo have a range of products to make that bonding time extra special, wrap your baby up in a Baroo towel after a nice warm bath, snuggle them in up in Baroo bedding after a fun day playing and keep them warm on a walk with the Baroo luxury blanket!
We have put a list together of dad and baby activities for you to try if you haven’t already, which one is your favourite? Let us know when you’ve tried them and send your pictures!
*Enter our greatest dad's competition here to win a Baroo hooded towel.
*Terms and conditions apply: Closing date for entries 21 July 2015. Winner will be selected by Baroo. Prize is a Baroo hooded towel and cannot be exchanged for any other item or cash. Prize will be dispatched within 28 days of closing date. If the prize cannot be distributed or is returned as undelivered Baroo reserves the right to select an alternative winner or to give the prize to charity. If we require a response before we award the prize and no response is received after we have made reasonable efforts to make contact, we reserve the right to withdraw prize entitlement and award the prize to someone else. We have no responsibility to anyone who has not responded. By entering this competition you agree to our use of images supplied in Baroo marketing material. By entering this competition, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
Now that Royal baby Princess Charlotte is finally here, we're absolutely certain that her nursery has been decked out in the finest furniture and accessories.
And you too could create a nursery fit for your own little princess with the adorable Tweetdreams collection from Baroo.
With dusky pinks combined with soft mint greens, this collection is perfect for a regal theme, and we have all your nursery needs covered.
We have everything from nursing pillows and luxury blankets to full bedding sets and bump pods, click here to view the full Tweetdreams collection.
All you need to do is add some bunting to complete the Royal look!
We’d love to see your Tweetdreams nurseries, please tweet your pictures to @baroobedding
Thursday 23 April would have been William Shakespeare’s 451st birthday, so if your new baby arrives on this day, what better way to honour our most famous Bard than to name your child after him or one of his many characters.
We’ve compiled a list of Shakespeare’s strong female characters and heroic male leads to give you some inspiration.
Did you know that each year the number of allergy sufferers increases by 5%, with half of those affected being children? In support of Allergy Awareness Week (20-26 April) we wanted to share the latest allergy stats with you, and give you some tips on how to keep the symptoms at bay for your baby or child.
So how can you allergy-proof your home to try to minimise any possible symptoms?
What are the benefits of pure cotton baby or toddler bedding?
We’re all about making baby’s bedtime as snuggly and cosy as possible with our fab range of baby bedding, but we thought you might welcome some extra tips on how to help your baby slumber sweetly through the night.
Here are our top 10 tips.
With a Royal baby about to arrive (the odds are on a 20 April due date), we thought we’d take a look at baby names to watch in 2015, and what our potential new Prince or Princess could be called.
But which names are the favourites for the newest member of the Royal family? According to the bookies the odds on favourite at 3/1 is Alice, with Elizabeth ranked second at 5/1, and Charlotte at 11/2.
Whilst if Prince George finds himself with a little brother, traditional regal names seem to be in the running with Richard the front-runner at 10/1, followed by James or Arthur at 12/1.
Not long to wait till we find out!!
Have you been entering our competitions?
We have been busy bees here at baroo HQ promoting our new collection. Everyone has been talking about it! From the most influential parenting bloggers to the likes of the Daily Mail, Essentials Magazine and Mumsnet, they just can’t get enough of our gorgeous new designs.
We have also been busy setting up lots of competitions and special offers to give you the chance to get your hands on some fabulous prizes. MumStreet have given away one of our 5 Piece Counting Sheep Bedding Bales, Northern Life Family, Missing Sleep and Little Lilypad have all given away one of our duvet and pillowcase sets and Army & You magazine are currently offering you the chance to win one of our bedding sets.
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