Baby Clothing Sets + Tips for new parents

As all parents know the baby has needs that are a higher priority and need to be taking care of, like clothing and if you are a just becoming a parent you found the perfect place to get help. I will introduce to some must-have for a baby to be comfy, safe and looking ever cuter doing so.

When you become a parent you suddenly are not the center of the attention and won’t be anymore. You and your partner must take care of the best new thing in your life and dressing him/her is just one part. When they are too small it is good to not let many contacts with people for the reason that the infant immune system is too weak and outsiders can bring unintentionally an infection. At start, you begin to bond as a family by getting in touch with the baby skin to skin, but don’t shake just be gentle, you can play with his feet, the father can get to touch him/her when breastfeeding this will bring the bond in the entire family because this helps the emotional growth of the baby. Babies love vocal sounds like talking, babbling, singing and listening to music. Be wary some babies can be unusually sensitive to touch, light, or sound, and might startle and cry easily, sleep less than expected, or turn their faces away when someone speaks or sings to them. If that’s the case with your baby, keep noise and light levels low to moderate.

And now after the tips, I would like to present to you some different clothes the baby needs.

Onesies – Bodysuits

Infant bodysuits—aka onesies—are must-haves for your newborn’s wardrobe. They’re a go-to shower gift, but it’s a good idea to have varying sizes on hand, so you can keep pace with your quickly growing baby. Plus, with infants going through as many as four or five clean ones in a day, you can practically never have enough. Those cute little flaps on the shoulders actually serve a vital purpose: After a major diaper leak, they let you pull the bodysuit down over baby’s torso and legs instead of up over the head for a more sanitary outfit change. Here are some you can look at :

T-Shirts

T-Shirts are too needed for your baby when it gets more than 3 mounts old. You need to have a lot because the baby still makes a mess and need to be changed. So keeping a good wardrobe of shirts can make your life easier. Here are some suggestions:

Socks

As said babies don’t have a good immune system so as parents you need to make them warm. All parts from the body must be covered and of course, the feet are very important, you don’t want to leave your baby cold. Here are some suggestions:

Bibs

A must-have when you feed your child to keep him/her clean and when they are just born the babies don’t know to swallow their saliva and this too can make a mess. In time, they learn but you need to have bibs they will help you. Here are some suggestions:

Basic clothing for newborn

Those are some clothes that a newborn to 1-year-old baby needs, of course, there is much more but those are the required. You can still choose a variety of accessories for the different seasons like hats, gloves when he/she grows up jackets, shoes, hoodies and much more.

The material used in the links is all organic and safely made for babies.

With this, I come to closure and want to say have a good day and enjoy the upcoming topics. You can ask questions about the topic in the comments below.

Mother son bonding activities – become a strong family

Here are some fun mother and son bonding activities that will help your boy to become a strong and independent man and by sharing moments together you become part of the character that he will become. Being a mother to a boy is not hard if you spend time whit him and I will tell you some ways to help him get life traits that you can be part of.

Forest/park walks

There is nothing better than fresh air, green view of trees and flowers, blue sky, animals that catch the eyes like squirrels, birds even insects like butterflies, etc. It is really relaxing for you and for young boys who like all child like to watch its a perfect place to make him waste his daily energy by interacting with nature. To run, climb, walk, throw rocks, stick and the most important it will form questions and guess who he will ask for answers? Of course you as a parent and when you answer those easy for your questions it will make him happy and more trustworthy for you. You can have a snack in the peace and quiet to the singing of the birds, and even made up games like to throw a rock at a circle in the dirt, it sounds really lame but kids love this kind of simple games, because boys are more competitive and every game is a challenge so they will play to win at all cost and of course you as a parent can let them win to boost the ego a little bit but don’t let them win every time you must still have control as a parent its still a kid.

Watching movies

If you are more of a movie mom you can go together to watch a movie. Even children movies are good to articulate great pieces of information and with this information, you can ask questions your boy and try to explain the situations in a more mature way so his brain can start articulating the situations and finding more coherent answers in a real-life similar situation. Also again you show your dominance as a parent and the need the child has for you as the intellectual level is a part that kids look for in a life model, that is why they are so curious all the time, they are testing to see how you react and if you make a mistake they can use this to show dominance if they want something and to have a bad child is not good. So watch how he reacts to scenes in the movie and ask him what he thinks of that same part.

Play board games

You can get a good board game, there are so many now and play together. This again will help with his competition characteristics but if you chose a good team playing one he will learn to share which is a really good trait as well. When he learned to share with you is sure that he will do it with other boys his age. This leads to more friends because “sharing is caring”, and more friends means that his social skill will improve. Then you can ask him questions on the game because he will have a big interest in it, who won, how do you get along with the others, do they like the stay and want to come again, can I help you to improve your game if he lost and etc.

Go to a book store

This is my favorite. Just go to a book store and look for something he will like and get it to him. If he like a book and start reading he will get so many benefits I can’t imagine. Reading is the best way to learn new information that includes, situations, words, it helps imagination, the brain thinks best whit stories, his passion for learning, helping him to make his own decisions(independence). As hard it sounds you don’t need to help all the time to your kid, let him be independent so he will have an easier time in life, if you care too much for him you will overprotect him and is not good for the growing up aspect. Let him chose the literature he wants, to dress up alone, wash up alone, make the table ready for dinner, to take out the garbage, to make his homework alone. And I don’t mean this in a bad way but this is to protect him from laziness and if something bad happens when he is big enough he will need to face the problems and solve them and not call for you to help him. And if you are scared for the sharing aspect don’t be if you make him love books he will share the emotions they gave him with you so this will help in the long run too. If he doesn’t like bookstores you can start reading to him and then give him a book for a present and he will start reading with you.

Overprotective mother(evil mother)

Well, it sounds bad and it is!

Don’t treat your boy like a father a teenage girl! You can’t change the fact that life is full of problems that need solving, but if you solve them urself he will not learn to articulate them and will become too dependent and you want him to be independent. Boys like problems they give the life meaning it is part of becoming a man, what kind of a man if he can’t stare, think and solve life problems and become a better person with every single day. By bonding I mean just talk with him sharing is important too but as you like a space for yourself where you have your husband to help with your problems, the same as for the boy who if you share when he needs you he will come ask for help and learn that way.

I want to thank you for the reading and hope my knowledge helps for better family bond and be good and well.

Best Books for Infants – Inquisitive article

When babies grow up they are very curious about everything surrounding them and you as a parent need to explain to them how to act in a given situation. So the best way to do that is to let them interact with the objects and talk to them in a normal to understand way. Don’t get mad if they make a mistake they don’t know better, other ways to interact whit them is trough stories. If you can’t make up good stories because of homework or job it’s ok there are writers who make baby stories so you can have a good bonding time whit your kid reading to them and adding a good foundation for the future good and solid relationship. When they are infants they interact with eyes and ears, that means they watch and hear what you are doing and when they grow up they know what to do. There is no negative part in reading to your infant but the positives are many:

When you talk to them they learn how to communicate faster than if you don’t read to them. This is because you use more words, doing so the infant is too learning more words.

If you are more congruent(in agreement or harmony, using gestures when talking), you will introduce colors, numbers, letters, shapes more easily, and making learning to communicate even easier when it is at age of 1 and above.
It helps the memory process.By the time babies reach their first birthday, they will have learned all the sounds needed to speak their native language. The more stories you read aloud, the more words your baby will hear and the better they’ll be able to talk. Hearing words helps to build a rich network of words in a baby’s brain. Kids whose parents talk and read to them often know more words by age 2 than children who have not been read to. And kids who are read to during their early years are more likely to learn to read at the right time.

Infants in 3 to 6-month range

At this stage, they can’t understand what words mean and even the picture is something new they have never seen. They can start to chew, trow, hold the book so you must give them sturdy vinyl or cloth book. When they get used to the books they will start to focus on the pictures and the colors.

Infants in 6 to 12-month range

Your infant starts to understand that pictures represent objects, and may start to show that they like certain pictures, pages, or even entire stories better than others. Your infant will respond while you read, grabbing for the book and making sounds. You can start making strange noises like animal noises to represent them when reading, this will help whit recognizing certain animals whit noise. By 12 months, your little one will turn pages (with some help from you) or start to point to objects on a page, and repeat your sounds. Now that they know some words interacting with them becomes even more fun. The reason is that the bond you build is paying off and the child wants to communicate even more. Now they start to learn to use gestures to point out what they are interested in, also it helps to focus on things that other people focus on.

Infants in 12 to 24-month range

Now you can begin to introduce books with a sentence or two per page. The sillier you are while acting out the story, the better. For instance, if you’re reading about animals, make animal noises, your baby will think it’s really funny. You can start showing more pictures of objects that the infant has never seen, like pictures of cars, bicycles, animals, fruits, etc. By showing them the pictures they can start remembering and if you ask what is this they can tell you its a blue car. Many toddlers find the familiar routine of reading reassuring and calming. The same goes for familiar books. This helps explain why, starting at about 18 months, children may ask for the same book over and over and over. However, this dogged repetition has a learning benefit that they try to make sense of it and remember the words.

Love and care for future glare

Reading to infants is really important for making them learn faster so they can grow more social and interactive. You must spent time whit them in order to help them develop like a responsible and ambitious human being. I hope this article helped you and at the bottom of this page you can look at some infants books, if you have interest you can spend time looking at them.

Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA

Everything Is Mama

MAMA and DADA Boxed Set

Dad Can Do Anything

Peek-A-Boo Forest, Fun Interactive Baby Book with Inspiring Rhymes and Stories

Just like the animals

Counting Animals Soft Book

Those are just a litle part of what you can chose but will give your infant a flying start in life and that is what we all want to be progressive in life.

Educational toys for infants – No to TV and Smartphones!

In today world we are surrounded by technology all the time and there is nothing bad in this. The technology helps us by making our life easier and better, but for the pure mind of a child, it’s not the same. Our brain is used to the information provided and we can assimilate it easy but for the infant’s brain, it’s not the same story. They can’t take all the information flowing in 60 fps a second and they easily become addicted to it and start learning from the technology and not from the parents. This can be really bad for the social aspect of growing up, finding and communicating with other children later may become an issue because why to learn from other children or parents when you can watch cartoons, listen to music, play games, etc. So I will present you some 5 toys to help your infant become a good social boy/girl and play more time whit you.

Mozart Magic Cube

Introduce your little one to inspiring music and interactive play with the fun Mozart Magic Cube. Perfect for all ages, the Mozart Magic Cube inspires creativity and interactive play while teaching how sounds combine to create eight classical music masterpieces by the master composer. With a touch of a button, this interactive cube lets your child add or subtract from any combination of five different instruments.

At one point or another, every parent has experienced a particularly loud and headache-inducing toddler toy. But believe it or not, there are toys that make beautiful music too. Perfect for all ages, the award-winning, newly redesigned Mozart Magic Cube inspires creativity and interactive play while teaching how sounds combine to create eight classical music masterpieces by the master composer. With a touch of a button, this interactive cube lets your child add or subtract from any combination of five different instruments, including harp, French horn, piano, flute, and violin. Each selected instrument button flashes to the tempo of the music. An orchestra button even plays all the instruments at once. The Mozart Cube provides a fun musical foundation for your little one. And that’s music to your ears – in more ways than one.

Song list includes:

  • Non Piu Andre (Marriage of Figaro)
  • Country Dance #5, K.609
  • Come Sweet May, K.596
  • Ah! Vous Dirai-Je, Maman, K.265 ( Twinkle, Twinkle)
  • Der Vogelfanger (Magic Flute)
  • March in D, K.408
  • Lander, K.606
  • LaCi Darem La Mano (Don Giovanni)

 

Baby Blocks

Baby blocks are perfect for your baby brain. The colors and variety of figures make him/her more interactive and playful, they are safe and very diverse, helping your child think and act more confident whit time passing. Each building block features a different bright and enticing color that your baby will love. These 10 soft building blocks are stackable, matchable, washable, and safely, Small hands can easily manipulate the 10 soft cubes. Each building blocks is soft and squeezable, Bright colors encourage reaching and grasping, and soft textures engage the senses. With stimulating colors, numbers, letter, and animal figures. These are also great for fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Stacks of Circles Stacking Ring

Stacking rings has never been more fun with the Stacks of Circles! The center of each ring is the same size, allowing it to be stacked in any direction for frustration-free play. The Stacks of Circles promote early STEM(science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning by teaching a child about sorting, size, sequencing and building. The center of each ring is the same size, allowing it to be stacked in any direction for frustration-free play. Explore big & small, sorting, sequencing and building! The Stacks of Circles promote early STEM learning by teaching a child about: – Sorting – Size – Sequencing – Building – Weights – Different / Same.

Freddie the Firefly

Keep your little one engaged and entertained for hours with Freddie the Firefly. This friendly bug has a soft velour body with lots of bright colors, patterns and textures to stimulate all the senses. His layered wings include a peek-a-boo mirror for interactive play and multiple textures, shapes and crinkles that encourage baby to explore. Filled with features; Freddie has a squeaker, clinking rings, tethered ladybug teether and knotted antennae perfect for chewing. He has bright colors on his tummy and high-contrast black and white patterns on his back. The clip lets you hook Freddie to strollers, carriers and diaper bags to take him along for on-the-go fun.

Children as our future

The future is bright ladies and gentleman. We can educate our children to have a better more communicative and easy life if we start doing it as early as possible. We can educate them to be more coherent in they’re actions if we start interacting and watch them grow interested in a lot of stuff not only in a computer or smartphone. If they learn to navigate in the world learning sooner than later they will have a better life and better relationship whit you as a parent who provided the care they needed as early as you can. The world is a beautiful place if you learn to interact whit it and that’s why they need your help to learn and become a successful human being mirroring the person you want them to become. At this stage, I see a good future for our kids and better and richer life for a larger audience of people, whit the information coming from everywhere the only thing is to know how to assimilate the surrounding world and the interaction comes genetic. Thank you for your time to spend on this article I hope it helps you in future parenting.

About Stefan

Bio

I was raised in a small village in Bulgaria who no one heard whit a population of 700 people. When I was young I had a few friends like everyone and we made all kind of games to lose some time and explore our creativity. Because we lived in a poor country at that time we had nothing else to do.

The lack of thing to do made us think different games:

  • Card games – we used our imagination to create monsters on cards and made out skills from 1 to 6 from a dice and a made up map to navigate in.
  • Tv-shows – we played TV shows in real life making our own using the rules on TV.
  • Lamadi – this is a really cool game where you cut a piece of fat rubber around 2cm at any form you like, you make two lines in 10 meters one of another in a form of a rectangle and in one end you make a circle inside the rectangle. Then we each place something to bet in the circle( we used caps because we didn’t have money, for the best :) ), and then we trow from the line whit the circle to the other line. Whoever is closest to the line goes first. We go to the other side away from the circle and trow again in order. The point is to hit the caps whit you “lamada”(rubber weapon), outside of the circle, all that you cleared you take for yourself and then we start to play again.

This were really priceless years who I look whit a smile on my face. Later I went to school in a city called Stara Zagora where I met really nice and cool classmates and people and again we played in the form of sport but the toys were there. We got football balls and went to play after school in school we played volleyball, basketball and were surrounded by toys and not giving attention how much the gave us.

Now I’m mature and don’t play whit toys but they still make me happy when I see a child playing whit something it is just amazing!

Helping parents find the perfect toy

Here you can find new and updated toys and ideas for gifts. All you need to do is giving the feeling you I and everyone felt when he/she was young.

If you ever need a hand or have a questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Stefan Ivanov 

Founder of Crocky Toys.