Tips For A Sleepover, From Food Ideas To Baby Loungewear
Planning a sleepover for your child can be a fun and exciting process. Thinking of activities that your child and their friends enjoy together, can be a great opportunity to create a fun and memorable experience for your little one. It can be a good idea to find a balance between creating a plan for activities that can be done together and providing the freedom for your child and their friends to choose their own activities. Fun activities such as baking, board games, karaoke or arts and crafts can be a great way to ensure that everyone is included and enjoying themselves.
Whether planning for a sleepover or a playdate, finding practical and stylish loungewear and nightwear can help ensure that your little one is happy, comfortable and confident. ClayBear offers a wide range of clothing items for newborns, toddlers and young children. Our range has a focus on comfort, practicality and sustainability with varied fun and colourful designs. For newborns and toddlers our leggings, rompers and bodysuits are practical, comfortable and versatile whilst our loungewear options are a comfortable and cosy option for young children.
Read more for some useful tips on planning the next sleepover for your child.
Taking some time to plan some of the different aspects of your child’s sleepover can help ensure that the evening runs smoothly. Talking about some of the things that the other children enjoy doing with other parents is often helpful in planning a fun and memorable experience for everyone. Having the first sleepover is a big step for children and the age at which they are ready for this can vary. Often, children will be comfortable having a sleepover around the ages of 7 to 9 but this can vary and so it is important to communicate and make sure they are ready to take this step.
Food & Drink
Asking for any food preferences and allergy information is a good first step in deciding what food & drink to choose for the sleepover. Pizza and popcorn are both popular options for sleepovers. Having healthy snacks around can also be a great choice for your little one and their friends throughout the evening.
Choosing A Room
It can be a good idea to choose a room for the sleepover where it is possible to provide some space whilst also regularly checking in to make sure that everyone is having a good time. Making sure that there are enough sleeping bags available and choosing a comfortable and cosy room can really help make the experience memorable.
Keeping In Touch
Taking down the best contact information for the other parents is a good idea to touch base throughout the evening. It can often be really appreciated to provide regular updates and let the other parents know that everything is going well. This is also useful if you have any questions for other parents throughout the evening. It is also important for children to know that they can get in touch with their parents quickly and easily. This can really help children feel more comfortable especially if it is their first sleepover.
There is a wide range of fun activities that can be planned for children’s sleepovers and playdates. It can be a good idea to find a balance between leaving enough time for children to play independently at a sleepover but can be useful to have some suggestions ready for different activities prepared in advance just in case.
Baking is a fun and rewarding activity that can allow everyone to get involved. It can be a good idea to think about simple recipes where everyone can have a part in contributing an easy step to the process. If a recipe is simple enough it can sometimes be possible to supervise and help when necessary but provide them with the chance to work through the steps independently.
Films & TV
Sleepovers and playdates for your child can be a great chance to introduce them to films and tv shows that you enjoyed when you were younger. It can be a good idea to have a few different options available for the children to choose from. Talking through different film options with other parents can be helpful in deciding on some good options to put on the TV.
Choosing some fun board games is a great way to make sure that everyone is included. It can be a good idea to have a number of board games available so that one can be chosen where everyone knows the rules. Having some fast-paced and inclusive games available can be a good way to keep a playdate fun for children.
Whether planning for a sleepover or a playdate for your little one, choosing the right loungewear and nightwear can help ensure that they are comfortable and confident. Whilst there will often be different nightwear options depending on the time of the year, there are a number of consistent factors that will remain the same for comfortable and cosy children’s nightwear including high-quality and durable materials, stylish colour options and designs, and comfortability. By choosing clothing options with elasticated and comfortable fits it is possible to make sure that clothing remains comfortable for a longer period of time and does not need to be replaced as frequently as children grow.
There are a number of important considerations when choosing comfortable and durable loungewear for your little one. One of the most important factors is the materials used. Choosing cotton clothing is a good choice to avoid irritation to the skin and ensure that clothing is easy to wash and dry. For babies and toddlers, newborn leggings are a comfortable, flexible and long-lasting option. As children get older lounge sets are a comfortable, practical and stylish option for your little one.
Great loungewear is designed for comfort and practicality which is why our range of lounge sets at ClayBear is designed with elasticated, drawstring waists and pockets focussing on comfort, style and convenience. With a range of colours, fits and sizes our lounge sets are the ideal cosy clothing item for your little one.
Choosing nightwear with fun and colourful designs can be a helpful step in creating a fun and positive bedtime routine. ClayBear’s selection of sleepsuits is available in a range of fun and varied designs Our minimalist, understated ClayBare range offers a number of practical and stylish sleepsuits for newborns. With colour options from sky blue to baby pink and options including long sleeve and short sleeve sleepsuits our range focuses on practicality and comfort.
One of the best ways to help your child get ready for their first sleepover is by putting together an overnight bag with familiar items. It can be useful to put a list together of things that need to be included to make sure that everything important is included. Our range of fun and colourful children’s bags at ClayBear is ideal as a durable and practical option for a range of trips and outings. Measuring 32cm x 24.5cm x 10.5cm our animal print bags are the perfect versatile option whether your little one is going to the nursery or on a playdate.
At ClayBear we have a range of sale items that are perfect as comfortable and cosy nightwear from our animal print t-shirts to our practical and long-lasting leggings. Whether choosing our boats or submarine legging or our panda t-shirts, our range of clothing items for newborns, toddlers and young children are designed with prints that your little one will love.
Explore Our Range
At ClayBear we stock a wide range of high-quality clothing items for babies and toddlers. Our range of loungewear and nightwear made from sustainable and organic cotton is designed to be comfortable and durable. From our minimalist, understated ClayBARE Collection to our fun and colourful print designs we offer sizing and clothing options for newborns to six-year-olds. With free UK shipping on orders over £40, our clothing and accessories offer a range of varied, fun and colourful designs on practical, comfortable and versatile items.