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Lauren Saccone

Getting a Good Night's Sleep | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear
Editor's Note: Lauren Saccone is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl's LLC. Daphyl's is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Sweet Dreams: Helping Your Child Get a Good Night’s Sleep

By | Health, Parenting

Sleep is an essential part of your child’s health and well-being. Unfortunately, a lot of kids don’t love bedtime quite as much as their parents do. But getting your child to be well-rested doesn’t have to be a challenge! We’ve rounded up some of the best tips and tricks for helping your child to get a good night’s sleep, so you can both start off the day bright-eyed and ready for anything!

Set A Bedtime (& Stick To It)

Kids love a routine they can rely on, especially when it comes to bedtime. Pick a time for your child to head off to sleep, remembering that on average they need nine to 11 hours of rest on average. Changing it around can prove confusing for children (and often lead to them fighting to stay up just a little longer). Sticking to the same routine will make bedtime easier for everyone involved.

Getting a Good Night's Sleep | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear

Shut It Down

Once it’s time for bed, all electronics and other devices should be put away. They can distract your child, and in some cases get them so wound up that sleeping becomes impossible. Instead of surfing the web, read with them, or tell them a story while they snuggle up. Bedtime is a great excuse to really bond with your child, and ensure they’ll have sweet dreams.

Make Sleep-time Peaceful

Ensure that your child’s room is the ideal spot for a serious snooze session. The room should be kept quiet (unless your child prefers ambient noise to help soothe them), and dark enough to promote sleep. If your child dislikes the dark, you can set up a small night light to keep away anything scary. Make sure their favorite stuffed animals or comfort objects are handy, so they can cuddle up in comfort for a great rest.

Getting a Good Night's Sleep | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear

Bedtime Time

If your child has trouble sleeping, a bedtime snack could be the solution to their issues. Children who are hungry rarely sleep well, so a small meal before bed often helps them get the rest they require. Make sure it’s at least half an hour before bedtime so they can start to digest before they hit the sheets, and opt for healthy choices that are nourishing. Graham crackers, warm milk in a sippy cup, or fruit and peanut butter are all great snacks that will leave them ready for a well-earned rest.

Editor’s Note: Lauren Saccone is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Ugly Sweaters | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear
Editor's Note: Lauren Saccone is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl's LLC. Daphyl's is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Can Your Kid Rock A Seasonal (Ugly) Sweater?

By | Kids Fashion, Parenting

Can Your Kid Rock A Seasonal (Ugly) Sweater?

Kids Ugly Sweater | Daphyl's Iconic Baby GearThe holidays are fast approaching, and with them comes one beloved and fun tradition: the wearing of ugly sweaters. This trend has rapidly become an institution; some people even host parties where everyone has to dress up in their favorite ugly sweater. It’s no wonder that a lot of parents want to get their kids in on the fun! But do these popular seasonal sweaters really look cute on your kids? They can, if you follow a few guidelines when dressing them. Here are some great ways to ensure your kid looks their best (and has fun) when wearing their ugly sweater this holiday season!

Keep it Comfortable

Kids are generally not fans of uncomfortable outfits — and who can blame them? When decking out your little one in their festive gear, make sure the sweater is comfortable and cozy. You want it to fit well and look good. After all, it will be hard to snap a bunch of cute photos if your child refuses to wear their sweater.

Kids Ugly Sweater | Daphyl's Iconic Baby GearMake It Child-Friendly

Not all humor is created equal. There are some hilarious ugly sweaters out there that are decidedly adults-only. You don’t want your kid missing out on the joke because it goes over their head! Luckily, there are tons of age-appropriate ugly sweaters that are fun, festive, and perfect for the younger set. Save the more mature humor for your own grown-up ugly sweater festivities.

Kids Ugly Sweater | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear

Give Them A Voice

Kids have their own unique opinions and interests — let them celebrate in their own style! If your child loves comics or science fiction, grab them a sweater that shows off their interests. Have a little one that’s wild about unicorns? There’s a seasonal ugly sweater for that, too. By getting them involved, kids will have more fun with their holiday outfits (and be way more likely to let you dress them up when the time comes).

Throw A Party

If you and your child are really into the whole ugly sweater tradition, go all out! You can host a party where the dress code calls for ugly sweaters. Kids will love showing off their outfits, and you can hold a competition (complete with corny prize) for who has the best — or worst — sweater in the bunch. Make sure there are games and snacks galore, and the good tidings will roll right in. Parents can dress up too, if you want to ensure the fun has no age limit. You can even have the whole family wear matching sweaters for maximum enjoyment.

Make The Call

Seasonal sweaters aren’t for everyone. While a lot of people enjoy the fun and good holiday tidings, others would rather give this tradition a miss. If you or your child aren’t feeling the holiday cheer, there’s no shame in skipping this one. If your kid prefers a less flashy sweater (or a different outfit entirely), don’t stress about it! The holidays are meant to be a time of fun and celebration, and nobody is going to enjoy themselves if they’re stuck in an outfit they don’t like. Whatever you decide, make sure you celebrate the holiday season in a way everyone can enjoy — no matter what they choose to wear.

Editor’s Note: Lauren Saccone is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Cold Weather Activities | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear
Editor's Note: Lauren Saccone is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl's LLC. Daphyl's is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

It’s Cold Outside – What To Do On The Weekend? Cold Weather Activities

By | Parenting | No Comments

The weather outside may be frightful, but that doesn’t mean your kids are going to hibernate for the next few months. As it gets colder and wetter outside, more and more children will be spending their weekends indoors — and they’ll be looking for ways to keep busy. While it may be tempting to plop your kid in front of the television until spring returns, there are much better options for weekend fun. We’ve got the rundown on some great indoor cold weather activities to keep your kids happy and busy no matter how bad the weather may be.

Arts & Crafts | Cold Weather Activities | Daphyl's Iconic Baby GearArts and Crafts

Kids love to get creative, and now’s the time to let their talents flourish! Grab some paint by number kits from the art store and let them unleash their inner Picasso. If you’re looking for something with a seasonal theme, you can create pictures of winter wonderlands with the help of some cotton balls and glue. Have them build their very own cotton ball snowman (no freezing outdoor weather required).

See a Play

Add some culture to your weekend by taking your kids to see a play. There are tons of local productions going on this time of year, and many are designed specifically with the younger set in mind. Do some research and pick one that the whole family will enjoy for a memorable holiday adventure.

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Board Game Day

Stuck inside with a bunch of bored kids? Still looking for cold weather activities? Turn it into a day of fun, laughter, and friendly competition by breaking out all your old board games. Your children will be delighted by some of the more retro options (Stratego, anyone?) and you’ll love sharing some beloved nostalgia with them. Let them share their favorite board games as well, for a great mix of classic choices and new favorites that will keep everyone busy all day long.

Science Fun

If you’ve got a kitchen, you’ve got the tools for tons of fun science experiments everyone in the family will love. You can make homemade playdough, a lava lamp that really works, or even create your own jellyfish (no sealife required). It may be a bit messy, but it’s all a lot of fun — and hey, who doesn’t want to get their hands dirty in the name of science?

Editor’s Note: Lauren Saccone is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Thanksgiving Recipes for the Little Ones | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear
Editor's Note: Lauren Saccone is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl's LLC. Daphyl's is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Thanksgiving Recipes for the Little Ones

By | Parenting, Recipes | No Comments

Thanksgiving is all about family, fun, and food. It’s no wonder your kids want to get in on the kitchen magic — and now is a great chance to get them excited about creating their own delicious dishes & Thanksgiving recipes. Whether your child is the next Gordon Ramsey or still mastering how to make a sandwich, there are Thanksgiving recipes they can help you cook. It’s a fun bonding activity, and a great way to teach them some valuable new skills. We’ve got some great recipes for little chefs of all ages that will prove a big hit come Thanksgiving Day. Now time to get cooking!

Thanksgiving Recipes for the Little Ones | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear

Candy Pretzel Turkey Bites

This recipe is super-cute, super-sweet, and super-simple! These little turkey treats are easy to assemble, and require minimal cooking, making it ideal for the younger set. They’ll need supervision when using the oven, but they can get creative when assembling their delicious candy treats!

 

Ginger Ale Glazed Carrots

Want to make your kids love vegetables this holiday season? The secret might be soda — this easy recipe only contains two ingredients, and one of them is ginger ale. Kids will marvel at how easy it is to make a side dish, and you’ll love any chance to sneak some veggies into their diet. Best of all, this dish is surprisingly tasty. Who said Thanksgiving dinner had to be hard?

 

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Marshmallows

This is a fun twist on a classic dish (and a surprisingly easy recipe for kids to help out with). The mix of sweet and savory will appeal to all your Thanksgiving guests, while your child will be bursting with pride after helping you tackle this multi-step recipe. The littles ones will love helping you prep the ingredients, while older kids can try their hand at seasoning and preparation. And who doesn’t love adding marshmallows to a dinner dish?

 

Pumpkin Pie

It’s a staple of the Thanksgiving dinner, and any kid with a penchant for baking will be delighted to help out with this delicious (and simple) recipe. Pumpkin Pie doesn’t have to be a terrifying task; this pumpkin pie recipe is kid-friendly and easy as pie. Kids can help out with mixing ingredients, making the crust, and of course decoration. Even if they don’t love eating pumpkin pie, they’ll be so excited to share their creation with the rest of the family. And with a devoted parent as their sous-chef, the little bakers are in for a sweet time!

Thanksgiving Recipes for the Little Ones | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear

Editor’s Note: Lauren Saccone is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.