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  1. Better Sleep and Longer Naps

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    January 4, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Here you can download our checklist of the first garments a newborn needs (PDF) Did you know that it is custom for Swedes to put there babes outside for nap time? Babies sleep on average three times longer if you let them nap outdoors in their pram. Babies who get the chance to nap outdoors tend to be healthier and more active, and have better appetites. Here are our tips for the right way to dress your baby for their pram in winter. The right way to dress your baby Research shows that babies will wake up if they feel cold in their pram, so if your baby is not warm enough they will let you know. But if they’re wearing the right amount of …
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  2. Traveling with Children

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    February 17, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Polarn O. Pyret marketing director, Petra, describes her family’s Christmas trip to Malaysian Borneo. She shares some tips and tricks on what to think about before, during and after a trip.   Our adventure is getting closer – we are going to go to Malaysian Borneo with all our family over Christmas and New Year. I now feel the children are old enough, 7 and 9, for such a long journey. We grown-ups are looking forward to lazy days on the beach and exciting excursions into the rain forest. The children are thinking about what will happen on Christmas Eve. Will they get any presents? What kind of Christmas sweets will there be? And how will Granny and Granddad fare back home? And who is …
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  3. SWIMMING TECHNIQUES, SAFE SWIMMING AND SAFETY

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    June 13, 2015 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Children love to swim, and anywhere there is water there will be children playing and splashing. But what is important to consider when being around water with children? We spoke to a swimming instructor and got some ideas for swimming techniques, safe swimming and safety. Why is it so important for children to learn to swim? Swimming ability is important since it enables people to take care of themselves in the water. The importance of swimming readiness and ability must not be underestimated. There have been cases of children drowning in garden pools. Involuntarily ending up under water can be very stressful if you do not know how to swim or are unaccustomed to being in the water. Can I teach my child to swim …
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  4. Vacation Time: Packing Up for Kids

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    May 28, 2013 by PO.P Press

    Soltimmar_KoncWe often think that packing for our kids should be easy! The irony is we spend time researching and purchasing just the right items for us to wear on our summer vacation. However when it comes to the kids, we just open the dresser drawers at the last minute and dump it all in or toss in the latest load of clean, folded laundry. Packing for our kids should involve some planning.

    As adults, we learn to make do if it’s unexpectedly chilly or rainy, but our kids sometimes are not as resourceful; a forgotten hoodie or fleece jacket on a cold Maine summer vacation or a shell jacket left at home for a rainy Seattle family reunion is not going to be fun for parents or kids.

    Keep in mind that too much clothing can be the wrong approach if you’re traveling with lots of kids and sharing suitcases. While moving everything from dresser drawers into suitcases seems like a good idea—after all those clothes are small—it can prove disastrous on the other end of your trip when you can’t find anything.