TEN OF THE BEST SLEEP PRODUCTS
Absolutely Mama rounds up the latest and most stylish products to help littles doze
This brand can’t seem to stop producing stylish, minimalist kids’ furniture and accessories, and at a truly surprising price point. This very fine mini cot is a case in point – available in on-trend colours like pastel pink, mint green or (our favourite) natural beech with white sides, it’s CE-certified, offers eight possible mattress-height settings and has a removable side, so you can use it as a toddler bed once you trust your little one not to go wandering at night. Oh, and they sell natural fibre mattresses too, so there’s no need to look elsewhere.
Winter babies need wrapping up if they’re to stay warm and well on the move, and nothing helps a new tot get cosy in their stroller like a snowsuit. Surprisingly, stylish ones can be hard to find – so this zip-up, graphic-print version in rock grey – complete with built-in mittens and feet covers – is absolutely on our wishlist.
Brush Padded Jumpsuit, €49.90; mainioclothing.com/en/
BUNK BED: Ollie and Leila
Classically styled and available in a range of cool finishes, the Double Dreamer bunk bed is the perfect option for siblings who share a room (and of course, it’s great for sleepovers). The practical benefits are enhanced by optional underbed storage – alternatively, add a roll-out trundle bed for even greater capacity.
BABY SLEEPING BAG: Baby Mori
This really is a sleeping beauty: a baby sleeping bag in a trio of pleasing colourways and with a slew of practical features to enhance convenience and aid peaceful sleep. First up is the two-way zipper, enabling you to unzip just the lower half if you need to change a snoozing little one. Second is the fact that the bag accommodates growing children: suitable from birth to two years of age, it won’t need to be replaced after a month or two. Available in two weights for summer or winter, the organic cotton and bamboo blend will help to regulate baby’s body temperature safely – while an inspired seatbelt loop lets you strap baby in for a ride without waking him or her up.
FRONT-OPENING SLEEPSUIT: Baby Mori
Yes, the classic baby-grow is available everywhere, but few brands do organic cotton products as durable, soft and stylish as Baby Mori’s. Available in a range of subdued colours and with sturdy nickle poppers up the front to allow easy access when changing, these sleepsuits prevent you from having to pull fabric over baby’s head – while the cotton-bamboo blend is naturally thermoregulating. Foldover mittens come as standard in smallest sizes too, to keep newborn extremities cosy and warm.
SLEEP POSITIONER: Babymoov
The Cosydream is the ultimate sleep positioner, developed by experts to deliver the ideal anatomical sleep position. It provides newborn babies with a gentle transition from womb to cot with correct support and posture during the early months, ensuring a safe, comfortable and peaceful night’s sleep. Its unique, breathable, memory foam design adapts perfectly to baby’s individual body shape, reducing musculoskeletal stress and keeping the back well supported, while the removable leg bolster helps to keep the legs raised in a semi-foetal position, decreasing symptoms of colic and gastric reflux. Meanwhile, the headrest works to reduce the risk of plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome) – and the overall effect is to soothe and support baby and reduce the risk of discomfort.
QUILTED BLANKET: Fabelab
We love this – a super cosy patchwork quilt that can be easily folded into the shape of a little ship using the pattern itself as a guide (and the attached toggles to hold things in place). Crafted from organic cotton in a stylish blend of neutral greys and cheery colours, it’s sure to have little ones raring to set sail for the Land of Nod.
SLEEP POD: NG Baby
This Swedish brand makes linen products that are mechanically softened – with heavenly results. Our pick of the range – which includes nursing pillows, bedlinens and beautiful princess canopies in earthy tones – is the clever sleeping pool, lightweight, portable and with raised sides to ensure safe co-sleeping.
Check the website for prices; www.ngbaby.se/se
AIR PURIFIER: Meaco
This brand is a respected maker of dehumidifiers and air purifiers, which can improve the quality of baby’s sleep by removing excess moisture, allergens and bugs from the air in your home. Such filtering can reduce the chance of congested breathing (especially for newborns), colds and irritated airways, while providing you with peace of mind that the nasty toxins endemic to big city life aren’t affecting your little one as he or she sleeps. The unit is sleek and unobtrusive, while the touch-sensor controls and a handy filter-change alert make it easy to use.
MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47×5 Air Purifier, £149.99; www.meaco.com/
MOSES BASKET: Mokee
Give new babes a good night’s sleep with the WoolNest, a stylish and cosy Moses basket designed with the modern home in mind. The main body is crafted from soft, grey wool felt, and features colourful carry handles so you can move it around the house easily. Suitable until six months or when baby is able to sit up – and there’s an optional wooden stand, too, if you want to raise the basket up to the level of your bed.
From £109.90; en.mokee.eu/