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10 to 12 Baby Lounge’s Animal Blankets: Why Do the Animals Have a Backstory?

10 to 12 Baby Lounge’s Animal Blankets: Why Do the Animals Have a Backstory?

Today’s society is full of new moms — in fact, the number of new moms has increased immensely in the U.S. over the past few years. Compared to 2006, when a single woman had an average of 1.86 children, the average number of children a single woman had in 2016 increased to 2.07. So chances are, you either have or will have a new mom in your life sometime in the future.

And if you’re looking for first time mother gifts, 10 to 12 Baby Lounge’s cashmere baby blanket collection is the perfect option. If your curious about this collection and the reason why we give our animal blankets background stories, keep on reading.

 

Why Do Our 10 to 12 Animals Travel?

 

Our cashmere animal blankets are so much more than just soft and cuddly. At 10 to 12 Baby Lounge, we understand that each and every baby is unique, and we wanted to create products that are just as unique as them. This is why we give each of our animal baby blankets a backstory, filled with fun adventures.

 

Our newest addition to the collection is Liam the Lion. He loves to travel, originally coming from Mozambique in Africa. We wanted him to have been bitten by the travel bug to encourage kids to learn to love not only traveling but learning about different cultures as well.

 

We want every baby and child who has one of our blankets to feel encouraged to imagine and explore — and starting as young as possible. Our cute, friendly-looking blankets can be one of the first friends babies get during their lifetime, which is a truly special bond. Cashmere for babies is something they’ll find comfort in cuddling with, and our cute animal friends make them even better.

 

So if you’re looking for first time mother gifts, you should consider these animal cashmere baby gifts. They’re special, unique gifts for babies that can be a big part of their lives. For any baby or new mom in your life, these blankets are sure to be a gift they’ll remember and cherish forever.

What Gift Should I Give A First Time Mom (And Why!)

What Gift Should I Give A First Time Mom (And Why!)

The new mom in your life might be going through a lot; after all, having a baby for the first time means that they need to adjust to an entirely new way of living. It’s a wondrous, magical time, but it doesn’t mean the first time mommy won’t experience a few bumps along the way.

There’s no better way to support a new mom than by being there for her. But when you want to express your support as a physical reminder, you should give them a present that will last. Here’s why you should consider the benefits of cashmere.

Why cashmere is the perfect present

Cashmere is one of the most versatile, comfortable, and luxurious fabrics out there. For the new mother and baby who crave comfort and security, nothing says you care about them more than cashmere baby gifts.

Here are just some of the reasons you should choose cashmere over anything else:

  • It’s soft — Cashmere is known for it’s luxury softness. This quality makes it perfect for the sensitive skin of a baby, which is more prone to irritation and discomfort. As long as the cashmere is taken care of properly, it will never lose that plush, soft quality.
  • It’s durable — Many people think that cashmere is hard to take care of, but with proper washing, your cashmere baby blankets, wraps, toys, and clothing will last forever. Simply wash it by hand and lay it to dry on a towel. If you do that, you’ll have a baby cashmere set for years to come.
  • You can use it year-round — Cashmere is a surprisingly versatile fabric. In fact, you can wear it year-round. It’s warm enough to keep you cozy in the winter and light enough to enjoy all summer. There are countless benefits to this soft, versatile fabric.

Where can I get cashmere baby gifts?

At 10 to 12 Baby Lounge, we offer the best in baby cashmere sets for the new mother. And with the number of new mommies increasing each year, first time mother gifts are becoming more necessary than ever. Did you know that the average mother has 2.07 children in 2016? This is up from 1.86 children in 2006!

Whether you’re looking for the best baby blanket gifts, breastfeeding wraps for mommies, or baby cashmere sets, rely on the quality cashmere provided by 10 to 12 Baby Lounge

To Post or Not to Post: Should My Baby’s Photos Stay Off Social Media?

To Post or Not to Post: Should My Baby’s Photos Stay Off Social Media?

Most parents feel that their child represents the perfect present. And while baby gifts are certainly appreciated at the baby shower or after families come home from the hospital, there’s arguably nothing more precious than their new infant. Of course, one amazing way to commemorate this occasion is with one of the best gifts for new parents that exists: newborn photos or even family portraits.

That said, even the best baby gifts don’t have to be publicly touted. To share is seen as a positive thing, but over-sharing doesn’t have that same connotation. That’s especially true when it comes to posting photos on social media platforms. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to express your happiness or show off your unbelievably cute baby. But while baby photos make excellent gifts for first time mothers, it might be better to keep these memories as private as possible. Here’s why.

Your social media posts could attract criminals

It may be hard to believe that someone would want to use your baby’s photo to hurt others, but it’s certainly been known to happen. Some parents have reported that their children’s photos have been used in fraud or identity theft cases. It’s easy enough to save a photo from Facebook and manipulate the image or even share it as is with a completely made-up name and accompanying story. These tactics have been used to solicit donations from well-meaning people from all over the world. It’s also possible that your child’s photo could end up in the hands of someone with deviant thoughts or who even tries to pass off your child as their own on social media (a practice known as “digital kidnapping”). The chances of this happening may seem remote, but the risk is enough to keep many parents from posting images of their children anywhere on social media — even on private accounts.

Your child may feel embarrassed or be bullied

An image you consider to be the greatest baby gift in the world might not be so well-received by your child as they grow up. Adolescence can be tough, even for the most well-adjusted among us. By the age of five, your child will start to develop their sense of self; if you post images or videos of them without their consent on social media, they may start to resent this behavior and their lack of control over how their likeness is being used. Potentially, those posts could even be used by others to hurt your child emotionally. A photo that seems rather harmless could turn into ammunition for a bully. It’s important to respect your child’s privacy at any age. Subsequently, you might want to steer clear of posting their images on social media altogether.

You might be happier protecting those private moments

In the digital age, we tend to do everything online. We apply to jobs, shop for clothes, talk to friends, and buy first time mother gifts all thanks to the internet. But that doesn’t mean you have to live your life through social media. We’re just starting to see all the negative effects social media can have on our well-being — and all the benefits that unplugging can have. Your family might actually feel relieved to not be forced to share every moment on social media. The validation from likes and comments really can’t compare to the warmth and love that will radiate within your own family. When Mother’s Day was first celebrated over 100 years ago, we didn’t have social media to share our well wishes and memories. Although many of us will gladly post a throwback with our moms, it might be nice if you gave your children the same option: to decide whether or not they want to share those photographic memoirs once they’re old enough.

There’s no doubt that capturing the moment can allow us to relive a lot of joy later on. You can certainly feel free to snap away, whether you’re memorializing all the baby gifts you’ve received or the pivotal first moments of your child’s world. But before you share them on social media, you might want to take a pause.

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