Excitement, happiness, anticipation, nervousness, these are all feelings that rush through your mind in those first few nights at home with your newborn. Getting into a routine and having a good night’s sleep is important for both you and your baby.
We know, from experience that in order for mum to get a good night’s sleep the comfort and safety of your little one while asleep is essential.
What your little one will need:
A crib or cot – Cribs can be used from the birth of your baby up to six months old. Most parents then make the transition from a crib into a cot. Cribs are very popular amongst parents for their newborns, although cots can also be used from birth to approx 24 months.
A cot mattress – It is recommended that a new mattress is purchased for each newborn baby. Using a mattress which has already been used will not be as comfortable for your little one and may lead to an unsettled nights sleep for you and baby.
You can put your mind at rest! Any Little Devil Direct cot comes provided with a fully sprung mattress ideal for your little one to lay their head. These mattresses are manufactured to the highest standards, comply with the safety and performance requirements and made with only the best materials.
We choose to supply these mattresses as they offer a hygienic, anti-allergenic breathable and moisture resistant surface, which is wipe clean and washable ideal for any little accidents that may occur.
Top sheets x 4 – Bedding sheets are available in a range of materials to help add to your baby’s comfort. You can choose from woven cotton, brushed flannelette which feels warm to the touch, stretch cotton terry or cotton jersey.
Fitted mattress sheets x 4 – Stretch-fitted mattress sheets are very useful as they are less likely to become untucked while your baby sleeps. They are also quick and easy to put on and take off, which means more quality time for you and your baby.
Blankets x 3 – Simply add or take away a blanket if your baby is too hot or too cold. Cotton sheets and blankets are easy to layer and keep your baby at the right temperature.
Sleeping bag/Duvet – Lots of parents love sleeping bags as babies cant kick them off, become cold and then wake in the night. Just remember to never use your sleeping bag in addition to a quilt or duvet, as your baby will become far too hot.
Babies need to be kept warm but not too hot, which is why tog ratings apply to all sleeping bags, (quilts and duvets for babies over 12 months). Sleeping bags and bedding should be purchased with season in mind, opting for a lower tog rating in the summer months (0.5 tog or 1 tog) and no more than 2.5 tog in the winter months.
Room thermometer – Room temperate is vital in creating a safe sleeping environment for your baby. A steady room temperature should be maintained at 16-20ºC. Buying a room thermometer will help you keep an eye on the temperature.
Relax! Take a deep breath and enjoy every moment of being pregnant and planning for your new arrival.
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