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That beautiful, unique baby bedding you received at your shower is in place, but the only thing missing is your baby on it. Sound familiar? Even the most prepared parents might find that their new addition to the family is stubbornly resisting all overtures to initiate them into slumber. Thankfully, it’s not an uncommon issue with newborns, and – even better! – there are plenty of ways to create an environment that promotes sleep.
Set a Nighttime Schedule
Understand first of all that babies aren’t born with a sense of day or night, let alone the concept that nighttime is most definitely for sleeping. So it is up to you, the parent, to give your baby cues that will inform them that the time for ZZZs is nigh. It can be as simple as a bath, followed by a mini-massage with lotion, a feeding and then quiet time in the crib with a musical mobile and a snuggle with a teddy bear. Whatever works for your family, stay as consistent as possible to give your baby the opportunity to recognize and anticipate these nightly cues.
Keep It Cool
Many adults enjoy a slightly cooler room for sleeping at night – it just makes those warm blankets that much cozier. Babies are the same way. The optimal temperature range is between 65 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and you can emphasize the temperature difference by keeping the nursery slightly warmer during the day. Just be sure to monitor for too-hot or too-cold extremes.
Frequently Feed in the Evening
Beginning in the early evening – say, 5 p.m. or so – if you normally feed your baby during the day at three-hour stretches, then start feeding every two. This will load baby up and keep her stomach feeling fuller when she goes down to sleep at night, and that will hopefully mean she stays asleep for longer stretches of time.
Put Baby to Bed Awake
One of the greatest victories of parenting an infant is when he wakes up at night and is able to put himself back to sleep. You can promote this triumph of later infancy by putting your newborn to sleep drowsy but still awake, so that he has time to wakefully associate the crib location with sleep before actually succumbing to slumber (and perhaps appreciate the great room ideas you’ve used to decorate the crib?). It’s also a good way for baby to get practice fussing to himself a little bit before falling asleep on his own.
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Buying a light bulb used to be as simple as 1-2-3, since you only needed to worry about the bulbs wattage and life span. However, with a bigger population and a greater number of electronic devices pulling at our energy sources, we now have to think about purchasing the most energy efficient light bulbs.
Energy efficient light bulbs from Light Bulb Planet are eco-friendly lighting sources with remarkably long life spans. Though initially more expensive, the bulbs will greatly reduce your energy bill.
But the question remains, does energy efficiency result in duller lighting?
There are three main light bulbs on the market: incandescent, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and light emitting diode (LED). Incandescent light bulbs brought humanity out of darkness and have been illuminating our world for more than a century. They are offered in a range of wattages from dull to the brightest of whites. But, incandescent light bulbs have become outdated due to their high energy usage (3,285 kilowatts per year), 1,200-hour life spans and high mercury content. As the saying goes “you get what you pay for,” so the cheaper price of incandescent light bulbs will end up putting a dent in your budget in the long-run.
CFL bulbs are instantly recognizable due to their spiral shape. The bulbs hit the market roughly half a decade ago and are lauded for their 10,000-hour life spans and efficient energy usage at an average of 767 kilowatts per year. CFL bulbs have a low mercury content, which makes them safer to handle and more eco-friendly. The bulbs give off a dull, paler white color, and unlike incandescent lights, CFLs do not light up instantly when turned on. So, despite their energy efficiency, CFL lights do not shine as brightly as incandescent lights.
LED bulbs are the latest and greatest entry on the market. They have an average life span of 25,000 to 50,000 hours and only use an average of 329 kilowatts each year. In other words, under normal usage, an LED bulb can last 20 to 40 years. LED bulbs are also the most expensive, costing nearly triple the price of CFL lamps. However, their remarkable efficiency more than makes up for their steep initial cost.
LED bulbs turn on immediately and burn as brightly as incandescent lights. In fact, the light from a LED bulb is so similar to an incandescent light that it is hard to distinguish between the two. In addition to their remarkable energy efficiency and being the brightest bulbs on the market, LED bulbs are mercury-free. Therefore, they will not contaminate the environment when they are disposed of. LED bulbs are extremely durable, which means they can handle jarring without breaking. The bulbs also do not heat up, so, they do not increase room temperature when in use. With so many benefits, it’s easy to see why LED bulbs from Light Bulb Plant are the best choice on the market.
Light Bulb Planet offers an extensive selection of LED light bulbs. Click here to visit Light Bulb Planet’s energy efficient light bulbs or visit our showroom to find an eco-friendly light that will shine brightly in your home or office.
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Back when they first began to feature in every home, kitchen appliances helped to make doing the chores much, much easier, and it’s still the case today. It’s far easier to keep food chilled using a Freezer than without one, and most modern appliances do far more than the basics, not least the wave of “smart” and energy efficient appliances that are set to hit the showrooms of electrical retailers in the near future.
Home energy-saving technology could quickly become the norm as well as more decorative products such as LED wallpaper, which could change colour whenever you would like it to. With the help of sleek, stylish glass cabinets, this smart wallpaper could help to make any kitchen look more welcoming, and could even come in handy for special occasions such as Christmas and Easter. However, when it comes to making life easier, future “smart” self-serviceable appliances are set to become even more advanced.
Already, Samsung announced some cutting edge latest technology news such as a fridge freezer that comes equipped with a touch screen. It allows users to write a shopping list, find recipes and even look for their local weather forecast, all of which are very useful things that seemed impossible to do as recently as five years ago.
Energy efficiency, internet connectivity and even new materials are all set to become commonplace in future kitchens. The cumbersome, bulky appliances of yesteryear are set to become more obsolete than ever as a result of these advancements. Also, self-serviceable appliances could become the norm, which means that the kitchen of the future will make doing household tasks including cooking and cleaning the dishes a breeze.
Although it makes me sad that we have to leave our present home, I can’t help but feel excited about house hunting. I specifically told hubs that I want a real house this time and I want a house with a yard. Right now we are staying in a building type house; I missed having a yard and a garden. Mom used to have a big garden where she had lots of flowers and trees and I remember how my siblings and I used to play with her yard statues. I have already found two houses that I like; I still have to talk to the owners and show them to hubs. We might visit them this weekend.
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