We round up the essentials helping parents and newborns sleep as soundly as possible.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that as a new parent, you are going to lose a lot of sleep. Not only will you be navigating night feeds and dealing with a newborn adjusting to their environment, your new-parent worries will kick in and that can spell many a sleepless night. Thankfully, there are some nifty baby sleep essentials out there to help you and your little ones catch some much-needed Zs.
Little Earth Baby Sleeping Bags
Have you heard of the baby sleeping bags that actually help babies sleep? Little Earth Baby’s pioneering all-season organic bamboo sleeping bags have a unique fabric composition, which enables them to cover the largest temperature range on the market, from 13-27°C. They help babies to regulate their own body heat. And they fit newborns and toddlers up to 3 or 4 years (in one bag!), meaning you buy less and create less waste.
Hibou Home Bed Linen
Hibou Home’s stylish kids’ bed linen collection is made from super soft 100% organic cotton to ensure a perfect night’s sleep. All their bedlinen is also OEKO Tex certified so you can be sure no nasty chemicals have been used during manufacturing, making it safe for your children’s skin and kind to the planet too. Sweet dreams! Available in Junior and Adult sizes from £55.
Babies are difficult to put down without waking them up, but the Snugglebundl solves this problem. It’s a wrap/hammock that fully supports your baby’s head, enabling parents to lift and lay them down without waking, even in the car seat. Baby gets more precious sleep and you can get more done. You can use it to wrap and cuddle your baby traditionally, however the Snugglebundl really comes in its own when you need an extra pair of hands. Whether your baby needs more rest, you find you’re suffering from back pain or you don’t want your baby in the car seat too long, the Snugglebundl is your helping pair of hands. Use code ‘CMC15’ to get 15% off any Standard Snugglebundl today plus free shipping!
The Parent and Baby Coach
The Little London Award-winning Baby Sleep and Routine Workshop is now available from the comfort of your own home as an online course. Whether you are looking to help your baby go down better for day naps, or need some help improving your baby’s night time sleep routine, then help is on hand. Heidi has nearly 10 years experience as a baby sleep consultant and a wealth of knowledge to share with you.
Mums-to-be can also experience sleepless nights. The Dreamgenii Pregnancy Support and Feeding Pillow helps you get a restful, comfortable night’s sleep. Unlike other pregnancy pillows on the market, the unique patented Dreamgenii® moulds around you and your bump, supporting the back and knees as pregnancy progresses and sleeping becomes more difficult. The comfortable pillow also helps you to sleep on your left side which helps optimise foetal positioning and encourages maximum blood flow between mother and baby.
Boori Oasis Oval Cot
With smooth spindles spanning the entire circumference, Boori’s Oasis Oval Cot provides optimum airflow, giving your baby an extremely comfortable space to sleep. The daintiness of the spindles combined with its beautifully unique shape offers maximum visibility, whether it’s placed next to your bed during the early weeks or into the nursery when the time comes. This makes the Oasis a great alternative to traditional bedside sleepers.
In 2000 Naturalmat were the first company to make an entirely natural nursery mattress; and to this day everything is still lovingly made by hand from our premises on the banks of the river Exe. Naturalmat believe that when it comes to babies, natural fibres are best, so they use only the finest organic, locally sourced ingredients, free from any chemicals, plastics or glues in all of our range. All of which makes for a better night’s sleep, naturally.