Monday, 21 July 2014

How to Wrap Your Baby Well

Baby infants sleep blissfully when wrapped in a cotton sheet as it gives them a secure and snug feel just like in the mother's womb.

Most people tend to buy synthetic/acrylic sheet as they believe it would keep the baby warm in cold climate. However, it is not good to have synthetic material next to the baby's skin.

Step by step process
It is always better to wrap the baby in a cotton sheet as it is gentle on their delicate skin. It is very easy to swaddle the baby, once you learn the right technique. If you feel that it is still cold, you can put a blanket over the baby to keep him or her warm.

Once you begin the to wrap the baby before nap time, they also catch up on the routine quickly. So every time you wrap the baby, they also get ready to sleep.

From newborn age till they begin to make movements, i.e, up to 3 months, you can continue using wraps for babies.

Tara adds delicate hand-embroidered designs on to the soft cotton sheets making it an adorable accessory for nap time. You can check out our collection here  - choose from cute blue star designs to vibrant farm scenes.

Blue Star Cotton Wrapping Sheet

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Goodness of White for your Baby

White, specifically white cotton fabric, is the first choice for new-borns (irrespective of their gender) and this trend stands good across countries and races. Milky white is the chosen one not just for clothes, but the linen, diapers, towels are all picked keeping in mind the pure colour.

The reason for this is a bundle of convenience, comfort level and climate.

Once the excitement over the baby starts wearing off, you slowly wake up to the real infant world filled with pee and poop. Some new moms even complain that these seem to be the only things the baby is doing, when he or she is not crying for food. And this needs your immediate intervention as there are chances of baby suffering from rashes or allergies, if they stay wet for long.

Here's where white works the best.   You will certainly notice when a white diaper is soiled. You will then immediately change the clothing and lessen the discomfort for the baby. 

With the extra load of laundry to wash every day, white fabric makes it far more easier to ensure that clothes are thoroughly cleaned after washing.

You need to be extra cautious with kids’ clothing and make certain that no dirt is sticking on to the fabric. Say in a custard yellow cloth, you may not be able to so easily spot when it is soiled or confirm that it is thoroughly cleaned.

Next let us look at the climate - hot, sultry weather does not suit the baby. And the babies would be highly uncomfortable, if they are made to wear dark or bright garments that are usually made from synthetic fabrics.

Babies predominantly need breathable fabric (like the cotton) that is gentle on their sensitive skin. And the white ones ensure that no extra heat is absorbed by the fabric - providing a pleasant time to the babies.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

About Button Books & Fabric Pages

Life at Tara revolves around clothes. Clothes work almost as a substitute for paper/books. Instead of tearing out pages from a book, we try to make-do with small shreds of garments.

Button Books

Notes made on fabric
We even have an in-house cataloging file which is aptly called the Button Books. Square or rectangle pieces of white polycot fabric are stitched together to form a book. 

Buttons or  embellishments are stitched on to these ‘fabric pages’ along with corresponding notes on the side. These help in keeping track of dress items and the matching embellishments. If we a message needs to be send to a unit regarding a faulty garment, it is written out on a piece of fabric, which is then stitched on to the product.

Fabric can come in handy for many other tasks too. Like the long strips of discarded fabric that are
Bundle of towels tied with cloth
Choolu tied with strip of cloth
used to tie up the bundles of garments during
transportation. We also have the age-old brooms (choolu) made of sticks held together by a string of fabric.

Our earlier workers even used to take these discarded pieces of clothes and make pillows or cushions out of them.