Baby clothing line “Patriots”

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Most recently, we launched a new clothing line “Patriots”, thus complementing the existing, large range of clothing. We are very happy that our customers are as enthusiastic about the new collection as we are!

Thoughts about such a collection were already in September, when we realized that time is running so fast that the November holiday, Latvia’s birthday or proclamation day, will be here immediately. The initial idea was that the collection would be available for a certain period of time and would not be permanently available. As time went on and the situation in our country changed, however, we realized that the collection is “to stay” and we will offer it to children from 68 to 134 cm. Why?

It must be said that we have all been left a little sad. There is a lack of friends, there is a lack of relatives, there is a lack of bustle, people want nights and early mornings in the company of friends, there is a lack of a smile that adorns each person’s face in a smaller or larger, local green ball. There is a lack of numbness that takes over the whole body when you hear “Sun, Thunder, Daugava”, there is a lack of pride to share with thousands of Latvians about the current achievements of our people, there is a lack of people’s faces, diversity that we can not even see now. There are times when it seems that there is no good word left in the vocabulary to say about our country, its leaders, but it must be remembered that even in such moments – we would not allow any citizen of another country to say out loud about our country, our Latvia, even not the smallest particle of our opinion!

We know it’s hard, it’s definitely not easy, but we have to try – for the sake of our children! Seeing the great response to the new collection “Patriots”, we realized that this collection is “to stay”. Our children are hope, joy, happiness and love, they are Latvians who need to teach us love for the country, its nature, culture and values ​​in which we live. And let’s be honest – we each get a small dose of endorphins when we see a small, lovely little man in crimson clothes, beautifully decorated by our own Latvian national symbols.

The Patriot collection was created with the love we intend to pursue. Of course, we also kept our basic requirements: to be not only beautiful, but also practical and comfortable! All garments are 100% handmade, garments are made of 100% cotton, and the bibs are still 100% waterproof and easy to attach with press studs. Each set is made individually at the time of ordering. We will make and send it in a few days!

We wish you health and endurance, and do not lose your dreams, because no one can take them away from us!

Thank you for being with us!

With love, BabyDream.Club

What do babies dream about?

do babies dream when they sleep

Although it might not feel like it, your baby sleeps a lot!

At one week old, they’ll be sleeping for 16 hours a day. Even 12 months later, they’ll be clocking up 13 hours out of every 24. And during that time, they are actually dreaming more than you do!

We asked paediatrics expert, frequent TEDx speaker and author Dr Alan Greene to tell us more about how our babies dream…

Why do babies dream more than adults?

Professor Greene explains: ‘Just like adults, babies need sleep to restore their bodies and brains. We all go through “sleep cycles”: when we first fall asleep, we’re in light sleep and during this stage, it’s easy for us to wake up. Then we start to move into a deeper sleep, which is when our brain is resting and recovering, and then we go back towards light sleep again.’ Each of these cycles takes about 90 minutes, but your baby’s sleep cycles are much shorter and she moves from light sleep to deep sleep every 50 minutes.

    ‘Children dream more than adults, but babies dream the most.’ Dr Alan Greene. 

Therefore, because babies have more periods of the light sleep where dreams happen, they dream more than we do. Professor Greene adds: ‘Children dream more than adults, but babies dream the most.’

Can babies dream in the womb?

Amazingly, the answer to this question is yes! Scientists believe that as we enter Rapid Eye Movement sleep (REM), brainwaves suggest this is when we dream. When the brainwaves of unborn babies are measured, results show they get around 10 hours of REM sleep every 24 hours. This declines during the first months of life, and by the time your baby is one, she’ll be having five hours of REM sleep a night.

What do babies dream about?

Of course, there’s no way of asking them to keep a dream diary, but Professor Greene believes ‘dreams help babies make sense of their experiences’. As we know, your baby can hear and smell in the womb, and during the time spent dreaming in the womb, she was processing her amniotic world and trying to make sense of it. This processing carries on when your baby is born, as everything is new and overwhelming.

Dr Greene adds: ‘While our baby can’t tell you what she’s dreaming about, there are clues about the dreams she’s having. The big clue is how your baby behaves when she wakes up. If she’s happy and smiling, she’s probably had a good dream. If she’s fussy and crying, she might have been processing less happy experiences – maybe being hungry or when she didn’t like the way her Babygro felt.’

How can I tell my baby is dreaming?

These might leave you standing over her cot, but here are three key signs that your baby is dreaming:

1) Twitching

Does your baby twitch when sleeping? Scientists at the University of Iowa think that these tiny movements might reveal which physical skill your baby is working on. So, if she twitches her neck, it might not be long before she’s supporting her head when she’s awake.

2) Smiling

Even in the first month of birth, if you see your baby with a spontaneous smile during sleep, she’s probably enjoying a spot of REM dreaming.

3) Eye movement

She’s definitely dreaming if you can see her eyes moving rapidly beneath her eyelids. Scientists at Tel Aviv University have discovered that as our eyes flicker quickly back and forth in our sleep, the scenes in our dreams are changing.

How can I help my child deal with bad dreams?

Dr Greene tells us: ‘we think that bad dreams tend to be most common in children aged between three and six. By this age, a child’s imagination has taken off and they can think about things that they haven’t actually sensed themselves. They are also developing a sense of fear.

‘Nightmares help children make sense of things they’re anxious about and one of the best things you can do is help your child to process them. Once they are old enough, get them to draw pictures of bad dreams and tell you what’s happening. Encourage them to find a positive at the end of the story.’

Remember, all dreams, good and bad are serving a purpose and growing your little one’s brain. Dreams help children to make sense of the world – the perfect excuse to get them to sleep earlier tonight!

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How to choose the right bib for your baby?

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Saliva catchers, bibs, bears – a topical and necessary product in every family! There is a huge choice when you go to the supermarket or shop online. Buns are available in different shapes, they are bright, colorful, with different designs, but how do you know which one is right?
As a mother of three, I have a great deal of experience in this matter. When our youngest son, Thomas, was born and the need for bears appeared, I realized that the bears currently available in the store had a number of problems that made my daily life as a mother only difficult, not easier. Currently, the most popular and also the most accessible buns are wall-mounted, but the process is not really pleasant for children, and it is not so fast. When the beanie is finally put on, new problems begin: it never stays in the same place, it is very easy for the child to tear it off, and the clothes do not stay clean and dry, although this is the basic function of the bun.
Then there was the idea of ​​their own baby teddy bears, which would be easy and quick to add and remove just as quickly and easily, so that the child would noticeable this process. We have created something completely new and unprecedented: breastplates with press studs that are attached to clothes that will not change their position, do not disturb the child, but they fully perform their main function: protects clothes from food and moisture.
The Latvian company SIA GRIMEX has created its own brand VIRUSINI and in its online store BabyDream.Club offers its own products: dolls and clothes for children from 3 months to one and a half, two years. The braids are designed so that parents and their little ones do not face the above-mentioned problems, so that it is all beautiful, practical and appropriate to the height, so that it is neither too big nor too small, but fits perfectly. SIA GRIMEX offers baby bags in two sizes and each size is divided into mini and maxi categories, which allows you to use the baby bags not only during meals, but also for everyday activities, so that the clothes are always clean and dry, because the baby bags are 100% waterproof. Once the baby has eaten, only the bun needs to be removed, which can be washed even in the most powerful washing machines.
In the BabyDream.Club online store you will find clothes for both girls and boys: bodysuits, clothing sets and overalls, which already have built-in push buttons for adding bears. Bibs are available in different designs so that practicality is always beautiful!

Are children like us?

Children are a mirror of our relationships and family reunion

Introduction

Children, especially at an early age, are like a sponge. Everything we say or do in the family – children take it as an example. Excessive stress, shouting and llama words – all this has a direct impact on our offspring. Moreover, negative emotions and actions significantly affect the child’s mental growth, as well as well-being. We’ll cover this topic in more detail in this article, and we hope you’ll find it useful.


Child – a family mirror

As mentioned in the introduction, a child at an early age is like a sponge. Everything we say or do is seen as an example. Therefore, a child cannot know whether cursing is bad and whether it is good to be stressed and annoyed. Most parents feel that only the mother and father’s activities are most perceived by the child, but this is not the case at all. The child perceives all family members as a whole.

If there is something negative in the family, the child will feel it immediately. As soon as disputes arise between family members, the child becomes annoyed and survives a lot. Often, these experiences are not noticeable from the sidelines. Even the smallest disputes and disagreements can significantly affect a child’s thinking, because as long as the child’s loved ones are offended, it loses its positivity.


Effects of stress on the child

Excessive stress and anger at a child can take many forms, such as disturbed sleep, increased nail biting or thumb, sucking fingers, and excessive eating and snacking on sweets. Increased and frequent illness is another cry for anxiety that the child suffers from a negative atmosphere in the family.

Simply put, it is difficult for a child’s inner world to perceive and digest what is happening around him, the outside world and the environment. Most often, in such cases, parents see the child as the only solution, taking the child to various doctors, hoping to find the cause of the symptoms. And when different specialists have walked in, the final conclusion is not determined and parents become even more anxious about their offspring.


Childhood stress significantly affects the child’s development, which can have consequences for the child’s remaining life

It would be wrong to say that if a child grows up in a disadvantaged family where quarrels and scabies are a daily routine, then he will grow up to be a bully or the same as his parents. Not at all. The whole problem is that these disputes and the negative environment limit the development of the child’s personality and individuality.

You will agree that growing up in a positive and favorable environment will make your child more confident, safer, more communicative and more successful. And by being more successful here is meant – it is easier for such children to move forward in life, because children are not afraid to express themselves and do what they m really like and are interested in.

We can say with absolute certainty that the environment in which a child grows up will definitely affect what kind of person our offspring will become in the future. As already mentioned, positive emotions in the family will encourage the child, allow him to look at things much more broadly and with an open mind, thinking. Every child has specific goals in their life, their own desires and dreams. Therefore, even in positive and favorable families, the offspring are more able to achieve what they want, because they know that the family will support it there or what.

It`s mean Family

Introduction

Nowadays, the discussion about the family, which then really counts as a family, is becoming more and more relevant. Of course, there is no one specific answer. The family and its form can manifest themselves in different ways and it would be wrong to consider one or the other example as wrong or, conversely, wrong. We can mention the same about values ​​- it would not be right to think that in the twenty-first century the family and its values ​​will be the same as in previous centuries.


So what really counts as a family?

As we have already said, there is no single answer or explanation to this question. Each family means its own. Everyone’s family gets different. But what is common – the family is an element of culture that is characteristic and common to almost all human societies. Families, of course, can vary in shape – large or small. Nowadays, it is not uncommon for a family to have two moms or two fathers.


The usual family form

The most common and, say, the most acceptable form of family is the nuclear family form. In more simple terms, there are two adult parents in a family, a woman and a man, and one or more adult children. Of course, children can be parents, but children can also be not parents but adopted.

But there are things and qualities that are unavoidable and characterize the family. For example, the family is related. Kinship can appear and manifest in two ways – blood kinship or married kinship.


The changing world and stereotypes must be accepted

It is naive to think that the family, like other elements of culture, will remain unchanged as the world develops and changes. There is controversy in society that families should adapt to the technologies and trends of the twenty-first century. The second group of people shout that the family needs to live the life of the twenty-first century, but the very form and, if we may say so, the composition of the family should be like in the nineteenth century.

And this is where the problems and heated discussions begin. It is not possible to maintain the form of a nineteenth-century family, for a very simple reason – people live together in one form or another, depending on the financial situation of the family, as well as values.

We can talk a lot and differently about what a family really is, what form it should be and so on, but one thing to remember is that the world is changing almost every day. People’s values ​​are changing. It will not take a couple of years when a family with two fathers or mothers will be just a common practice.


The final word

Change must be accepted with an open mind and an open mind. We serve as an example to our children, so they should teach and explain family matters from an early age. About the fact that other children can only have one parent in the family. That other children can have two fathers or two mothers. We are already seeing our grandparents trying to keep up with the age of technology, and also buying screen-sensitive phones so that their children and grandchildren can send pictures through whatsapp.

Let’s be sensitive and teach children to be open. We will not condemn if a son chooses drawing or some other work instead of a sport. We will not condemn if a daughter chooses to play an instrument in a heavy metal ensemble. Because as long as the child does what he really likes, he will be happy.