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Doll Houses for Girls and Boys Too!

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Doll Houses for Girls and Boys Too!

Classic toys are becoming less and less common in toy stores and homes alike. Unfortunately, the toys that we see most often, such as the battery operated and flashy plastic items, are the ones that children lose interest in the most quickly. High quality wooden toys by Le Toy Van leave room for creativity! “Open-ended” play is not only fun but very important for a child’s development. Our favorite dollhouses are made by Le Toy Van, dollhouses which make great family heirloom toys that are  perfect to pass down to siblings, friends, or other family members. They also make a...

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The Benefits of Swaddling Your Baby

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The Benefits of Swaddling Your Baby

Swaddling is an age old art of wrapping up baby so that they feel safe and secure in a tightly wrapped blanket. This technique resembles the womb so it is no wonder that it has so many benefits! Swaddling is best used during naps, sleep-time, feeding and any time the baby needs extra comfort. Swaddling can assist in a longer and sounder sleep, keeping baby from waking up from his or her own startle reflex and can soothe a crying baby. After ensuring that your baby is fed and dry, swaddling is always a great option for comfort. In addition...

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Why We Love Pima Cotton

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Why We Love Pima Cotton

Pima cotton is hypoallergenic, resistant to pilling, extremely durable, absorbent and it's no wonder it is one of the highest quality cottons in the world. Pima cotton is grown and harvested mainly in Peru.  You can pass down the clothing to your second or third child, or even beyond! Pima cotton is extremely durable and unbelievably soft.  It is so soft, it resembles silk, which is perfect for a new baby's sensitive skin. Pima cotton is extra long staple (ELS) cotton. By law, ELS cotton fibers are at least 3/8 inch longer than short staple cotton. This makes it one...

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