Saturday, September 22, 2007

How to Swaddle a Baby

After 9 months of warmth and security, a baby can have a difficult time adjusting to live outside of their mother's womb. Swaddling is a time-tested technique used to keep baby warm and cozy by securely wrapping their bodies. Swaddling, or wrapping baby snugly in a receiving blanket, can help him feel secure as he adjusts to his new environment. Below are instructions from IVillage Pregancy and Parenting, on how to swaddle a baby.

1. Fold one corner of your blanket down. (A receiving blanket works well.) Place your baby in the middle of the fold with his head above the edge.
2. Pull the left side of the blanket snugly across your baby's chest, making sure his right arm is wrapped close to his body. Then lift your baby's left arm and securely tuck the blanket under his body.
3. Bring the bottom of the blanket up and either fold the edge back or tuck it into the first swathe. Then pull the last corner of the blanket across your baby's chest, securing his left arm near his body.
4. Tuck the blanket under your baby's back as far as it will go. Keep your baby snugly wrapped as you pick him up.

Visit our online baby boutique,, to view our handcrafted swaddling blankets (link) and Swaddle Designs Ultimate Receiving Blanket (link). Unique baby gifts include two sweet retro print receiving blankets with matching hand knitted hat ($29.99).

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Natural Botanical Baby Skin Care Products

September's Spotlight
To welcome baby's entry into our world, comes Dream Wish; a luxurious collection of natural baby skin care products. Exclusive to Recurrent Dreams Baby Boutique, the collection is a blend of botanical infusions and essential oils, designed to soothe and calm baby. Ideal luxury baby gifts for parents who appreciate quality.

Tear free Baby Shampoo, hypoallergenic Bubble Bath and glycerin jojoba Soaps are gentle and none drying. Rich and soothing Aloe Vera Baby Lotions and Shea Butter Balm for baby's sensitive skin care. The collection is complete with lavender Linen Spray, to soothe and calm baby. Visit to learn the benefits of botanical natural baby skin care products.

The Dream Wish Baby Collection is now available at our online baby boutique, Follow link: Dream Wish Botanical Baby Skin Care Products, ($10.95 ea) to shop.

Baby Bath Time Tips, excerpts from Yale/ New Haven Children's Hospital. Visit their site (link) for more information on baby skin care.
  • NEVER leave an infant alone near a tub or water – not even for a minute!

  • Make sure you have all supplies ready before you begin the bath – towel, mild shampoo or soap, cotton balls or wash cloth to clean face.

  • Make sure the room is warm enough and the water is not too hot or cold before putting your baby in the tub. Baby's skin burns easily.

  • Use a washcloth to gently wipe baby's face and ears. No soap is necessary near the eyes.
    Use only a mild baby shampoo and soap.

  • Scrub your baby's scalp with a soft brush and rinse well to avoid cradle cap.