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Prevent the Flu This Winter | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear
Editor's Note: Stacey Blaske 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.

Prevent Your Kids From Getting the Flu This Winter

By | Health, Parenting

Winter is finally upon us, and that means cold and flu season is in full swing. No one wants their children to suffer by getting the flu, or spending days miserable in bed.

Thankfully, there are several things you can do to help prevent the flu from taking over your household.

Use these useful tips to keep your kids from getting the flu, and help them stay happy, healthy, and active all winter long!
Prevent the Flu This Winter | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear

Wash Their Hands

 Hand washing is probably the most important and effective way to fight off the flu. Have your kids wash their hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds after playing with toys, sneezing, using a tissue, and before they eat.

One good rule of thumb is to have your child sing “Happy Birthday” twice while washing their hands. It’s a great way to make sure they’ve washed long enough to get rid of cold and flu germs.

 

Avoid Sharing Drinks

 Kids like to share food and drinks, and can even end up drinking from the same cup/straw half the time. Try to prevent drink-sharing as much as possible. During flu season, it’s an easy way to catch harmful germs. But, it can also lead to more harmful conditions later on in life, such as meningitis. Letting your child know it’s not okay to share sippy cups or straws now will help them develop healthier food and drink-sharing habits later on in life.

Eat, Sleep, and Exercise

 One of the best ways to keep your child healthy this winter is to practice a healthy lifestyle! Don’t wait for them to get sick in order to start eating and drinking right and making sure they get enough sleep.

A healthy, balanced diet, regular exercise, and several hours of solid sleep each night will boost your child’s immune system naturally. That makes it easier for them to fight off harmful flu symptoms.

By keeping these tips in mind, your child will be at a lower risk for getting the flu this season, so they can have fun and feel great all winter long.

Editor’s Note: Stacey Blaske 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.

Colicky Baby | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear
Editor's Note: Stacey Blaske 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.

Making the Best of Your Colicky Baby

By | Health, Parenting, Safety | No Comments

Making the Best of Your Colicky Baby

Almost every baby has bouts of crying and fussiness here and there. But, a colicky baby is a much different story, as any parent who has dealt with one will tell you! Colic is really nothing more than abdominal pain, usually associated with gas or some type of obstruction in the intestines. Unfortunately, it can be extremely painful for babies, causing them to cry for long periods of time.

So, what can you do to soothe your colicky baby, giving them some relief and allowing yourself to get some sleep? Let’s take a look at a few tips!

Colicky Baby | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear

Practice the “Colic Carry”

 The goal is to give your baby a bit of relief from gas bubbles. Carrying them a certain way can really help to alleviate their pain. The “colic carry” is as simple as positioning your little one on your forearm, so they’re laying on their stomach. You can support their head with your hand. It’s a simple maneuver that can make a big difference!

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Reduce Stimulation

 Keeping your baby as calm as possible can actually help to soothe them. It may not take away the pain, but if you can calm them down enough by reducing things like outside noise, lights, etc., they may be able to get some rest.

Additionally, you might want to try playing some white noise. Something as simple as the sound of rain or a soft static can help to soothe a baby.

Give Them a Massage

 Sometimes, a gentle massage can help to ease the gas bubbles in your baby’s abdomen. Lay your little one on their tummy, and gently rub their back to alleviate some of the pain. You can also try “pedaling” their legs slowly, to help your baby release some of that pent-up gas!

Dealing with a colicky baby isn’t easy for anyone, and no one wants to see their child in any kind of pain. But, by using these simple tips, you can bring them some comfort, and find some relief, yourself!

 

 

Editor’s Note: Stacey Blaske 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.

Leaf Collecting | Thanksgiving Activities | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear
Editor's Note: Stacey Blaske 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 Activities While Dinner is Being Prepared

By | Parenting | No Comments

Thanksgiving is finally here! It’s time for the whole family to get together – including all the little ones! But, while the star of the show is all the delicious food, it can sometimes be difficult to keep the kids entertained while everything is cooking.

So, what can you do to keep your “little turkeys” occupied until dinner is ready? Let’s take a look at a few creative Thanksgiving activities & ideas that will keep everyone happy.

Thanksgiving Placemats

If you want your kids to unleash their creativity and contribute something to the meal all at once, encourage them to make Thanksgiving placemats for everyone. Simply give them clean sheets of paper and some crayons, and they can make autumn-themed placemats for each member of the family.

The adults will love seeing what the kids come up with, and the little ones will be proud of their contribution. If you have a big family or a lot of guests, this can occupy your kids for quite awhile!

Send Them on a Scavenger Hunt

Burning off some energy before the big meal is a great idea for kids. One of the best ways to get them to use their problem-solving skills and to let them run around a bit is to set up a scavenger hunt.

Give them an initial clue, and “plant” additional clues all around the house, or even outside if the weather is nice. At the end of the hunt, have some kind of prize or treasure for them to find.

Leaf Collecting | Thanksgiving Activities | Daphyl's Iconic Baby GearThanksgiving Trivia

If you have a little one who wants to be involved in the kitchen, keeping them distracted can make it easier for you to get your cooking jobs done. So, come up with some Thanksgiving trivia questions.

You can find dozens of interesting Thanksgiving facts with a quick Internet search. Write some of your favorites down for your kids to answer. They can include things about Thanksgiving history, food, or whatever you think your children would be interested in!

Don’t be afraid to let your kids get involved with the Thanksgiving meal. They’re more likely to be excited about it if they feel like they’re a part of something. But, it’s also important to make this day fun for them. By using some of these Thanksgiving activities on your turkey day, you’ll keep your kids occupied and happy, while getting your cooking done with less stress.

Editor’s Note: Stacey Blaske 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.

Perfect Fall Stroller | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear

How to Find the Perfect Fall Stroller

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How To Find the Perfect Fall Stroller

Autumn has officially arrived. From the chill in the air to the beautiful fall foliage, it’s one of the best times of the year to get out in nature and enjoy a leisurely walk with your little one. But, that means choosing the best fall stroller for the job.

The general safety features of a stroller don’t necessarily have to change based on the season. But, it’s important to keep certain features in mind as the weather (and terrain) starts to change.

Let’s take a look at a few things you should keep in mind when deciding on the perfect fall stroller for your baby.

 

Keep it Safe, Cozy, and Casual

No matter what time of year it is, safety should be the top priority when choosing a stroller. When it comes to walking around in the fall, you’ll want to consider different types of terrain. You might experience wet ground, sticks and leaves on the sidewalk, etc.

With that in mind, a stroller with larger, stronger wheels is often a safe bet. You’ll be less likely to get stuck.

Additionally, look for something with comfortable, adjustable straps. You’ll undoubtedly be bundling up your baby in jackets and sweaters. So, it’s important to make sure they’re comfortable in the stroller while still staying safe and secure.

 

A Compact Solution for an Autumn Stroll

In addition to keeping your stroller safe and comfortable for your baby, you’ll also want to make sure it has a compact design. Fall is the perfect time to go exploring and visit some nature trails. So, choose a stroller that is compact enough to take with you wherever you go. That way, it won’t become a burden as you’re trying to tote it around.

Don’t let the cooler temperatures keep you from enjoying the beautiful autumn scenery with your little one. When you choose the perfect fall stroller, you’ll both be able to enjoy leisurely walks through the crunching leaves.

 

 

 

Stacey Blaske is a Content Writer & Contributor for Daphyl’s.