Friday, November 30, 2012

Full Body Pillow support

It is Important to Support your Sleep Positions with a Full Body Pillow……..

Using a full body pillow has many health benefits. Supporting your body while at rest can translate into a better night sleep, relief from back and neck pain, and enhancement of muscular relaxation and much more. By combining the support of a Luna Dream full body pillow, you can stop re-positioning and relax while getting a comfortable night’s sleep.

What kind of position do you sleep in at night? The back position is the best sleep position as it can prevent neck and back pain; however, it often causes snoring. When you sleep on your back it keeps your neck, head and spine in a neutral position. The only problem with sleeping on your back is the greater tendency for one to snore. To help support a back sleeping position you can use a full body pillow to keep your head, neck, and back supported. The key is to keep the incline at a minimum and not prop your head too much.
The side position is the next best sleep position. It is the recommended position for pregnant women to prevent neck and back pain and causes less snoring because the spine is elongated. The best way to support sleeping on your side is with a (Luna Dream) full body pillow that fills the space above the shoulders to keep the neck in a neutral position and used to tuck between your legs for improved circulation. Every full body pillow is different and you need to make sure that the pillow has enough “filler/foam” to have the proper support.
The fetal position is common but not ideal. It does cause less snoring and is good during pregnancy but bad for your neck and back. With the knees pulled up high and the chin tucked to the chest the chances of neck and back pain are greater. The fetal position can be supported much like the side sleeping position with a (Luna Dream) full body pillow that supports the head, neck, back and legs.
The worst sleep position is on the stomach. The only good thing about sleeping on your stomach is it can help ease snoring but is not helpful for avoiding neck and back pain. Sleeping on the stomach puts pressure on the joints and muscles that will bother your nerves and lead to pain. It makes it difficult to maintain a neutral position for the spine and leads to soreness. If you are a stomach sleeper, using just one thin pillow or nothing at all will best support your sleep position.
Whatever sleep position is more comfortable for you just remember that it is very important to have the correct support so you can minimize your discomfort which leads to interrupted sleep. Everyone NEEDS a good night sleep and to feel rested and revitalized. The Luna Dream full body pillow will help you fall asleep easier so you can begin a night of sweet dreams! 

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Why the Bosom Baby is the Best nursing/breastfeeding Pillow on the market!

If you haven't tried the Luna Lullaby Bosom Baby nursing/breastfeeding pillow - YOU MUST! Besides its wonderful plush minky, soft poplin cotton, breathable 100% cotton muslin covers, it is the most useful TOOL a mom can have. When baby and mom get home from the hospital the feedings begin! A baby will nurse every 2 to 4 hours which means mom will be nursing 8 hours in a 24 hour period. Who said this job is easy - its not! Moms are tired and need all the help they can get. The Bosom Baby was designed perfectly for these reasons: 1. Designed by a speech Pathologist specifically to educate the mother how to nurse comfortably, to help with a proper latch , and to have the correct position for mom and baby so it can be a nurturing experience.  2. Bosom Baby is LARGE enough for any sized woman and designed, once again, for comfort (for those who have had C-sections), no zippers, hard foam, Velcro, hooks or buckles, or anything else that could harm the baby or discomfort the mom.  3.  Our covers are easily removed with the original fold over closure design, machine washable, hypoallergenic, and has no flame retardant chemicals.  4. Last but not least - Bosom Baby is made to retain the Mother's scent so the baby is comforted each time the pillow is used. Many customers have told us that their older children still find comfort in using the Bosom Baby pillow. 
Luna Lullaby's goal is to instill confidence in parents to minimize the stress by supplying our customers with products that soothe, comfort, and nurture mother and baby. Visit our website and check out our facebook and become a member of the Luna Lullaby family.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Itty Bitty Blankie so soft and secure!

Why our Itty Bitty Blankie is so Special!
Soft and Secure

A child sleeping in a strange place or away from his mother cries out for his "blankie”. Receiving it, she clutches it desperately, and begins to calm down. She then goes back to sleep…..

What is it about the special blanket, a security object, that comforts a child in such a soothing way? Why is it desirable for every child to have one? How easy is it for a child develop an attachment to one on his own?
A security blanket reminds a baby of his mother because as she holds him and cares for him, he is holding the favorite blanket. The baby will cuddle it, and begin to associate it with his mother. It is a symbol of her, it has her smell, so it is extremely comforting and soothing to a baby when his mother is not available. It's a good idea, and in fact, very important for a baby to have a security blanket or something like that for comfort. It will be particularly helpful for her later on in many different situations. Right now, you're probably with your child most of the time, but as she gets older you'll want to leave her once in a while. A security blanket can be like a bridge to you!
Luna Lullaby gave 20 moms our incredibly minky soft Itty Bitty Blankie for their babies and 95% of the moms have said they rarely leave home without it and it is a must when someone else is taking care of the baby temporarily. So that makes you realize the importance of a security blanket and what a wonderful soothing tool it is. Thank you to all the moms that participated in our Itty Bitty Blankie project, moms and babies learned about the security of the Itty Bitty-


Monday, October 1, 2012

Tummy Time for Your Newborn up to 8 months

What is tummy time and why is it important to your infant's development? 
During tummy time, your baby lays on their belly to play while you supervise. Since your baby sleeps on her back to help prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), she needs to spend some of her awake time on her stomach to develop physically and mentally.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Simple Ways to Maintain Fitness throughout Pregnancy

Watch what you eat.
Nutrition is key to fitness-especially during pregnancy. A healthy diet gives you energy, supports your mood, maintains your weight, and keeps you looking your best. Healthy food can help reduce PMS, boost fertility, combat stress, make pregnancy and nursing easier. Whatever your age, committing to a healthy diet will help you look and feel your best, think clearer, and enjoy life.

Drink plenty of water.
A fit body always needs water, and you need it even more during pregnancy. Water flushes out your system, often preventing such nightmares as bloating, urinary tract infections, constipation, and hemorrhoids. It also helps facilitate the flow of nutrients to your baby. To ensure you drink 8-10 cups of water per day, try carrying a large water bottle with you everywhere you go. Remember that even if you don't feel thirsty, you must stay hydrated.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Planning and decorating a nursery can be overwhelming, but try not to stress, and consider these tips!

From the moment you bring your precious infant home, his or her (or their!) room will become a special place for you and your child. Even if you keep your baby in your bedroom at night for the first few settling-in months, you'll probably use the baby's room for ch­anging diapers and other everyday tasks. The sooner you and your child feel comfortable in the nursery, the better. (Yes, you need to feel at home in the baby's room, too, as you'll be spending a lot of hours there!)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Lifelong benefits of cuddling your baby

There is something instinctive about seeing a newborn baby, with his soft skin, and wanting to pick him up and cuddle him. Follow your instinct because cuddling with your baby has a range of benefits. A newborn adjusting to life outside the room enjoys cuddling as a comfort measure. An infant bonds with his parents through cuddling.

It may come as no surprise to parents, but cuddling your baby provides them with social benefits for years afterwards, according to scientists.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Highlights on Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is like a hike through the woods: Natural, but not always simple. In fact, it can be challenging, breathtaking, and full of the unexpected.

The hormones can be intense


This powerful hormone is responsible for breast milk "letting down," or moving to the front of the breasts. And it also happens to be the same chemical released in the brain when a person falls in love, says Laura Viehmann, assistant professor of pediatrics at Brown University and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatricians. No wonder you couldn't care less about all that spit-up and poop! You're too busy swooning.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Homemade Baby Food: A Fresh Start to Healthy Eating

Source: Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers, Fresh Baby        

Introducing solid foods is a very important step in your baby’s development and well-being. In fact, studies show that babies who are fed nutritious, healthy diets grow into stronger kids and better-adjusted eaters than those who are fed poor diets.

Many parents don’t realize that making baby food at home is a simple and economical plan to provide your baby with the best in quality, nutrition and taste. It makes it easy for you to ensure your child gets the best start possible. Making baby food using fresh, all-natural ingredients has many benefits, including:

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What you should do after bringing your preemie home from the NICU

Now that your sweet baby/preemie is strong enough to leave the NICU at the hospital, you may have endless questions like, "How do I properly care for my preemie?" It's a scary thing to think about but it is also quite normal. If you are in need of some tips and support you have come to the right place. After I give you some tips that are straight from experienced parents and professionals I will lead you to a community for parents with preemies so that you may connect and share your stories, cares, concerns, etc.