Cozy Fall Must-Haves for Your Kids

You blink, and there goes summer! It’s officially time to trade in those tiny polka dot bikinis, floaties, and popsicles for knit socks, pumpkins, crunchy leaves, and all things fall. Is your family ready? 

There’s a reason why the anticipation surges for the pumpkin-spice-everything craze each year. There’s just something about autumn! It’s the perfect season of transformation…for you and the kids.

While the leaves outside are changing, and the sun starts to disappear earlier and earlier each day, your family also has to transition into a new routine. 

Whether you have kiddos who are getting into the swing of a new school year or you have toddlers at home who are entering their first season of mom-and-me gymnastics, you’re going to need fall cozies to keep your family warm and oh-so-snug this season!

Before you bundle up, make sure your family is equipped with essentials that will ensure autumn is the absolute coziest time of the year! 

Little Giraffe Luxe Blanket 

Nursery rhymes, late-night fairy tales, lullabies—what’s your favorite way to ease your little ones into a blissful night’s sleep? While the wind beats on the window on a chilly night, they’ll need extra warmth so they can sleep tight. 

Tuck your loves in with a Little Giraffe Luxe Blanket! It’s so incredibly delicate to the touch—made of extra warm materials—each blanket has faux fur with a satin border for added softness. And as usual with Peekawhoo, you can get personal! Add a monogram or your little ones’ name to make them feel special every time they grab their blanket. 

From whimsical dandelions to minimalist pinstripes, and even a special Heart Army blanket that benefits kids and babies in need with every piece sold, you will have a blast picking the right blanket for your kiddos! 

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Little Giraffe Luxe Blanky 

Are you sitting on the sidelines of your little soccer star’s game with baby in tow? The Little Giraffe Luxe Blanky is the perfect sidekick for your bundle of joy—no matter where you go! 

Its small size makes it easy to bring along to grocery store trips, doctors appointments, or brisk afternoons spent shopping. Its poly microfiber and suede finish are so soft to the touch; your baby won’t want to put it down. 

Choose between creamy colors of white, blue, silver, and pink, and of course, add a special touch with your baby’s initials! 

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Little Giraffe Luxe Hooded Baby Towel

Suds, toys, and bubbles, oh my! There’s nothing more fun than bath time with baby. But when you have to take baby out of the warm water into the brisk bathroom air—brrrrr—that’s no fun! 

With adorable ears on the hood and a super-absorbent cotton terry, you’ll love swaddling your baby in a Little Giraffe Luxe Hooded Towel for extra comfy, squishy warmth after an evening bath. Get yours on sale now before they’re gone!

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Can you smell pumpkin chocolate chip cookies in the oven? Now’s the time to snag your fall essentials before the temperature really dips!  

What are you looking forward to the most this season? We’d love to know!

The Science Behind Why Your Child Adores Their Lovie or Security Blanket

From a snuggly, oh-so-cozy blanket to a doll that’s been through it all (no, seriously…through it all!), do your kids have that one thing they refuse to let go of? 

Whether it’s a trip to the grocery store or sitting on the sidelines of their older brother’s soccer practice, children want to bring these items wherever they go! You can certainly remember being a little tot who was always photographed with a bear or blankie. 

Matter of fact, we get pictures from our community all the time of adorable babes who just can’t put down their Angel Dear Lovie Blankies! But what’s the science behind kids’ attachment to their stuff? 

In a recent study, researchers found that children picked their favorite bear or blanket over an identical duplicate. No surprise to you, right? 

Kids become emotionally attached to lots of things. It could be a cuddly blanket, an ultra-plush toy, or even a random item that was found somewhere in your home. In the scientific world, these items are often referred to as transitional objects (T.O.s). They provide little ones with a sense of security, especially as they grow as toddlers and start exploring the world around them.  

No matter how hard your child resists letting go of their favorite item, just know that there’s nothing to worry about…most of the time! Between the ages of two-five, most kiddos lose their need for attachment to their favorite items. But in the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the benefits and challenges of of these snuggly-soft items.

Benefits

  • Attachment items such as blankies and Lovies allow your child to feel safe and secure in their surroundings, often pushing them toward new, “scary” things they might not do otherwise.
  • A bond with an attachment item can be a reminder of love and security! 
  • Blankies and Lovies make the transition into new settings easier. 
  • One study found that children with strong bonds to these objects have a stronger attachment to a parent. They’re happier than those without one.
  • Blankies and Lovies can help children cope with situations that cause stress or anxiety.
  • Blankies and Lovies are tools that can boost a child’s confidence level!

Challenges

  • If your child only wants to snuggle their favorite item rather than play with other kids or engage in outdoor activities, you might want to consider checking to see if there are underlying issues such as stress at home. 
  • An attachment item that sticks around for a little too long might make the transition into kindergarten more challenging—when the child has to leave the beloved bear or blankie at home. 
  • Older kids and teens who need attachment items may have more problems handling their mental health. An older child that needs to sleep with their baby blanket may have some unresolved challenges that need to be addressed.

No matter if we’re 1 or 101, we’re all humans, and we crave comfort! Enjoy every minute of your child’s growing years, and be sure to keep their favorite blankie or doll in a treasured keepsake box, so you never forget the memories.

To ensure your kiddo has the squishiest, softest, most adorable blankie around, be sure to check out our Angel Dear Lovie collection! Angel Dear Lovie Blankies have been baby and toddler (….and mama!) favorites for years, bringing comfort and security to little ones when they need it most. At 13×13, they’re big enough to love and snuggle, yet small enough to easily pack and bring along, anytime, anywhere.

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From now until September 6, you have the opportunity to win a personalized Angel Dear Lovie Blankie! Entering is easy. Simply subscribe to our email list and you’re in. Good luck!

Non-Toxic Toys & Tools to Help Soothe Teething Babies

No matter how old they get, as a parent, nothing hurts more than seeing your baby in pain. And once your little one hits the uncomfortable teething stage, it can feel impossible to help soothe and relieve their discomfort!

No need to reach for scary over-the-counter pain remedies where you can’t pronounce half of the ingredients or plastic teething toys that can leach harmful chemicals into your growing baby’s system, we’ve got the goodies you need right here. 

Are you on the hunt for all-natural, non-toxic products that work wonders for fussy, teething babies and their growing bodies? You’re in the right place! 

Do you know Sophie the Giraffe? 

Sophie the Giraffe is an adorable, oh-so-soft character that will quickly become your baby’s go-to toy! She’s made of 100% natural rubber and is dyed with food paint. That means parents like you can kick back worry-free while their babies gnaw, chew, and teeth on Sophie the Giraffe’s super squishy ears, legs, and horns! 

What started as one cute and friendly giraffe has now transformed into a collection designed to fit your growing family’s needs. 

Which Sophie the Giraffe product is right for you? 

  • The Original Sophie la girafe

The Original Sophie la girafe was designed and created in France over 54 years ago, and it has been loved ever since! 

The dark, contrasting spots all over Sophie la girafe’s body provide visual stimulation and make her easily recognizable to your baby. Her squeaker keeps baby amused while stimulating hearing and helping create an understanding between cause and effect.

Sophie la girafe is perfect for baby’s small hands. With her light body and long legs & neck, she’s easy to grip—from home to the park and back again! 

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  •  So’Pure Sophie the Giraffe Teether

The So’Pure Sophie the Giraffe Teether is the perfect toy for families on-the-go. The two rings have different textured surfaces for baby to choose from according to their age and needs. The rings also make it easy to attach Sophie the Giraffe to a stroller or car seat, so she doesn’t tumble away while baby plays.

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  • So’Pure Colo’ring Teether
    Catch baby’s eye with the So’Pure Colo’ring Teether! It comes with four geometrical and colorful shapes to encourage little ones to slide the pieces around the main ring. With numerous soft parts to chew and a variety of textures, babies can enjoy different massages while relieving sore gums. 

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  • So’Pure Sophie the Giraffe Bath Toy

Splish, splash Sophie the Giraffe is taking a bath! The So’Pure Sophie the Giraffe Bath Toy makes bath time soothing and fun. This toy floats and is totally water-safe. You don’t have to ever worry about water, mold, or bacteria getting inside!

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Teething happens!

If you’re looking for a functional yet stylish piece that will help you soothe your baby’s aching gums, you’re going to want to snag an Itzy Ritzy Chewable Necklace!

Made with non-toxic, 100% food-grade silicone and free of BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead and cadmium, if your kiddo is going to yank on your necklace, let it be this one! 

With a breakaway plastic clasp and individual knots between beads for added safety, this dishwasher safe piece is an absolute essential for trendy mamas on-the-go! 

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Keep Calm, Gel On! 

If your tiny tot is really going through it, relieve their discomfort with a soothing formula of chamomile and calendula oil! Jack N’ Jill Teething Gel provides natural relief for babies using some of our planet’s purest botanicals. You don’t have to worry about unnecessary gunk or harmful chemicals, just honest to goodness ingredients that will help soothe your teething baby! 

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We want to help you make every stage of parenting a blast—whether your kiddo has a gummy smile or is ready to enter their freshman year of high school! We’d love to know, what are you favorite non-toxic toys & tools to use to help soothe your teething baby?