Category Archives: Sleeping

How long can a baby sleep in a moses basket?

How Long Can a Baby Sleep in a Moses Basket?

When you picture a newborn bundle of joy, quite often people think of a chubby little cherub all snuggled up in a beautiful basket with all the frilly trimmings. That basket is known as a Moses basket, after the biblical character who was found floating along the Nile as a baby in a basket. They are popular purchases for budding new parents, but I wonder if they’ve ever asked how long can a baby sleep in a Moses basket, before making their purchases. In this...

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Why do babies like swaddling?

Why Do Babies Like Swaddling?

Swaddling causes a divide amongst the parenting community. Most people agree that babies like to be swaddled, but their is an increased risk of SIDS in swaddled infants, which can stop many parents from swaddling their baby. But what is swaddling and why do babies like swaddling in the first place?

What is swaddling?

Swaddling is the art of wrapping your baby to help them to feel cozy and snug. It can be done using a sheet, a blanket or a specially made...

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Gro blackout blind

Gro Blackout Blind

If you’ve read my post How to get a Toddler to Sleep Through the Night – 5 top tricks, you will know that I recommend blackout blinds are installed into your children’s bedrooms. Before we installed permanent blackout blinds, I trialled whether they would improve my son’s sleep by using the Gro Blackout Blind for a few weeks. Here’s a brief summary of how our sleepless nights took a turn for the better from the day our Gro Blackout Blind was delivered….

The Good:

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Gro Egg Baby Thermometer

Gro Egg Baby Thermometer – Do You Really Need One?

I’ve always been OCD about the temperature in my son’s bedroom. The Gro Egg baby thermometer offers an accurate and easy to check way of monitoring the temperature in your nursery or child’s bedroom and it receives rave reviews from everyone I speak to or when I read about it online. However, I’m not sure whether it’s just another gimmicky gadget that is totally unnecessary for you to spend money on? They’re not expensive, with an RRP of £21.95 (and can usually...

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Ergo Baby Carrier

Ergo Baby Carrier – How to Stop Your Baby Crying

Before my son was born, we purchased a baby carrier. Very stupidly, I didn’t really do any research back then, and ended up purchasing a Baby Bjorn “leg dangler” carrier, which I now know to be the cause of hip development problems in some babies. When he was around 8 months old and getting too heavy for the Baby Bjorn, I decided to invest in a new carrier, and this is when I stumbled across the Ergo Baby Carrier. The Ergo Baby Carrier is ergonomically designed...

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Angelcare parent unit

Angelcare AC401 Movement and Sound Baby Monitor

If you’ve read my What is the Best Baby Monitor? guide, you have probably already noticed that I’m not a fan of all-singing-all-dancing baby monitors, however one of my best friends has the Angelcare AC401 Movement and Sound Baby Monitor, and I got to see it in action and discuss it whilst on holiday with them last week. These friends like to have the best of everything, so it came as no surprise to me when they chose one of the top brands of baby monitor, and...

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Chicco Top Digital Audio Baby Monitor

Chicco Top Digital Audio Baby Monitor Review

You’re probably here because you are a new parent-to-be, or you already have children and are looking to replace an existing broken baby monitor? In my Chicco Top Digital Audio Baby Monitor review, you will find an honest mother’s review of the baby monitor that I have personally been using for the last 23 months. Well there’s a good start, right? It’s lasted 23 months already!

Chicco Top Digital Audio Baby Monitor Review

These days it seems to be quite...

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What is the Best Baby Monitor?

One of the most “gadgety” purchases that you make when planning for your new baby, is choosing your baby monitor. I enjoyed this purchase; it felt a little bit like buying a new mobile phone. Most of the features are very standard across all models, so how do you decide other than based on price? I’m going to try and help you figure out what is the best baby monitor, based on the various features which are found on most makes and models of monitor.

First things...

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