While you are in your favorite department store searching for the perfect cute nighties of for your baby, there are probably dozens of fabrics that you come across among the search. Of course, you want to give your little one the best pajamas you can find, no matter the cost, but just what is the best, exactly? How are you supposed to know what will suit your precious baby best just by feeling textiles, seeing colors, and reading the smeared black print on tiny clothing labels?
Don’t fret, mama bear. In a world full of variety, when it comes to pajamas, there is only one fabric that will give your baby’s nightie both comfort and the cuteness factor: cotton.
Your newborn can sleep anywhere between 10.5 and 18 hours a day; with that much time for dreaming, wouldn’t you want to be comfortable, too? Here are three health benefits that those cute pajamas made of cotton will give your baby–and a fun fashion one, too.
Cotton breathes so that your baby can, too.
Cotton is a material that is naturally lightweight and breathable, which promotes better air circulation, unlike other heavier or man-made fibers. Due to cotton’s breathable nature, your baby’s body will not labor too hard for climate control, which means less sweating or shivering. Even in the winter months when your little one needs a little extra material to cozy up to, cotton flannel style pajamas are available.
Double threat: cotton is hypoallergenic AND can be organic.
Does your bundle of joy have sensitive skin? Do you want to be sure that they are getting soft, natural material that is not treated with any chemicals during processing? Cotton can give you both, so that you know you are dressing your baby in clean, pure pajamas.
You will sleep like a baby–and so will your baby.
Cotton is one of the softest and most nonabrasive materials you can choose for your little one’s pajamas. It has been used for thousands of years for a reason: the material is naturally smooth and soothing to an infant’s skin. Ultra-soft materials like silk and satin and manufactured materials like nylon and polyester can trigger skin allergies and are poor conductors of excess body heat, so your baby could begin sweating profusely in the nighttime. The less irritated your child is by his pajamas, the less he will wake up in a fuss, saving you some much needed shuteye, too.
Are the pajamas not enough? Cotton is a durable, easy to clean fabric that can be used all over your home; from hand towels to pillowcases, there are few linens that cannot be replaced by cotton. If you do not trust the practices of people who have loved cotton for thousands of years, just try it for yourself and watch the benefits spring up all around you.
Funeral planning is something that people don’t like to discuss, but it’s an important topic to think about. There are a lot of important decisions involved in planning a funeral, and it can be beneficial to be as well-informed as possible. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about funerals that can provide incorrect information. So let’s take a look at the truth behind a few common funeral misconceptions.
Funerals are only for religious purposes. One of the biggest misconceptions about funerals is that only those who practice a religion can have a funeral service. But that’s not the case at all. There is no right or wrong answer when figuring out how to plan a memorial service. Funerals are meant to give surviving loved ones the chance to grieve and celebrate the life they lost. Whether it’s a traditional service with religious aspects or a non-traditional service held at a park, funerals can be held in any form that honors the deceased.
You don’t need a funeral director. People often make the mistake of thinking they don’t need the help of a funeral director. However, a Harris Poll survey found that 82% of respondents said funeral professionals offer services that they find valuable. When you lose someone you love, it can be difficult to wrap your head around the loss, let alone make decisions regarding a funeral. So when you’re planning a funeral for a loved one, funeral directors can help guide you in making decisions about disposition methods, casket options, service amenities, and more.
There’s no point in planning your own funeral. Believe it or not, more and more people are choosing to plan their own funeral nowadays. This can be beneficial for several reasons. First, it can help reduce funeral costs, as you can pay for them over a period of time instead of having family members have to pay for everything at once. Furthermore, it lessens the burden on your loved ones when you pass. When you plan your own funeral, your family members will know you’re getting exactly what you wanted and they’ll have less difficult decisions to make.
Planning a funeral is an important and often difficult task. Whether you’re planning a funeral for a loved one or planning your own service, keep this information in mind to make the process a bit easier.
Summer is coming to an end, and with it, summer fashion. Putting away the cutoff shorts, white cotton dresses, and colorful bathing suits might be a little sad, but proper storage will help protect your favorite summer items so you can love them again next year. Here’s a guide for storing different styles and fabrics through the winter.
Fabric Quality Matters
Not all clothes are created equal, and neither are their storage requirements. Check clothing tags and do a little research for unusual fabrics before storing them away. Luxury fabrics, like silk, need special attention when being stored for several months at a time.
Also, keep in mind that poorer quality fabrics and bedding with low thread count simply won’t last as long. For clarification, thread count is the number of threads present in a square inch of fabric, including both horizontal “weft” and vertical “warp” threads. The more threads, the better the material, and the more years you can use and store the item before disposal.
Clean Clothes Before you Store Them
Not only is storing dirty clothing kind of gross, but it also can damage the fabric. Any stains that might be present will be more difficult to remove after a long period of time, and food substances will attract pests that can chew your summer pajamas or leave droppings on your favorite skirt.
Choose the Right Container
Most bedding, pajamas, and clothing can be folded and stored in opaque plastic storage bins. Airtight containers are great for safeguarding against water damage, but don’t choose airtight containers for long-term storage, as non-synthetic fabrics need to “breathe.” For clothing that needs to be hung, choose garment bags made of fabric, not plastic, and avoid wire hangers to keep out moisture and help items retain their shape.
For heirloom-quality, natural-fiber clothing and linens, a cedar chest is an elegant solution. Cedar naturally deters insects and has the added benefit of keeping your Victorian nightgowns and decorative pillows smelling fresh through the winter.
Choose the Right Spot
Finally, finding the right place to keep your favorite seasonal items is a must. A location that is cool, dry, and dark is best. Don’t forget to check on your storage from time to time, so that no pests, mold, sunlight or water damages your beloved summer styles!