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5 Sleep Solution Hero Products You Need To Know About

As a new parent, there is something that you quickly become completely and utterly obsessed with. You cannot stop thinking about it. You crave it. You monitor how much or how little of it you are getting. Of course... it’s the precious, sweet old friend you once knew so well, SLEEP!

You’ve waited 40 weeks (or more!) to meet the new love of your life, and here they are; tiny, perfect and the most beautiful thing you have ever laid eyes on. Babies quickly steal your heart, take your breath away, knock your socks off. Another thing they can run away with is sleep! In the joyful haze of parenthood, the sleepless nights can become really challenging, and luckily, there are some clever products on the market that can help solve some of these sleep problems.

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Bella Baby has made it their mission to become the sleep solution destination. With their team of sleep-obsessed (and sleep deprived) Mums searching the globe to bring the best sleeping aid accessories in the business to Irish parents. 

1. The Cocoonababy Nest

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An ergonomic sleep positioner suitable from birth to around 4 months, or when baby starts to move around independently. Designed by a French paediatric physiotherapist to alleviate colic and reflux symptoms, the Cocoonababy is a comforting, reassuring, womb-like space. The ergonomic cocoon helps a newborn baby make the transition to the outside world as smooth as possible.

The semi-foetal, gently curved position reassures baby and encourages peaceful sleep for baby, and parents as a result! Improving the quality and length of sleep, as well as reducing the startle or Moro reflex, the Cocoonababy will limit reflux and colic issues and minimise the risk of flat head (plagiocephaly). Portable to move around the house from room to room or indeed to take away, baby will always have a familiar and comfortable place to sleep in the Cocoonababy.
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2. The Sleepyhead Pod

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Similar in many ways to the Cocoonababy in that it offers the same cosy sensation of reinventing the womb. A safe, snug and soothing environment is what baby craves, and the Sleepyhead pod offers just that. Reducing the moro reflex, easing the risk of plagiocephaly, and providing portability. How it differs to the Cocoonababy is that it comes in two sizes; the deluxe plus is suitable from birth to approx 8 months, and the Grand size is suitable from approx 9 months to 36 months.

The Sleepyhead is completely flat so will not ease the symptoms of colic or reflux when used on a flat surface. However, safely elevating the head of the cot or cot bed to a slight angle of approximately 30 degrees while using the Sleepyhead will have a soothing effect on little ones with reflux. It is a multifunctional product in that it is also a crib reducer, great for tummy time thanks to the rounded bumper, and moving on to the Grand size will help ease the crib to toddler bed transition.

It creates the perfect microclimate for your baby, made from super safe materials, it is breathable, hygienic and non-toxic, with excellent air permeability. 
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3. Ewan the Dream Sheep

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As your baby grew and developed in the womb, the sound of your heartbeat was their first and favourite lullaby. Recreating that sound outside the womb is a great way to settle baby into a restful sleep. White noise recreates that womb – like environment and a clever mum has brought these sounds together into a cute and clever product, Ewan the Dream Sheep.  

Ewan emits soothing sounds of the heartbeat, white noise, soft lullabies and other comforting sounds for baby along with a warm and soft pink glow. It is also really useful if you have a busy house or live in a built up area and is very handy to drown out other noises such as pets, older siblings, or street noises. 
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4. Gro Anywhere Blind

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Keeping the days bright and the nights dark is a great tip to regulate and balance babies sleep rhythm. By exposing them to natural light and fresh air during the day and keeping lights low and tranquil at bedtime, they soon identify a dark and cosy environment with sleep routine. A good black-out blind like the Gro Anywhere Blind will help, as it is lightweight and adjustable to any window shape thanks to its suction pads and Velcro panels.

Ideal for travel, it is quick and simple to attach to any window and will provide a great darkened environment for baby to drift off to sleep.
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5. Snüzpod and Chicco Next2Me

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A bedside crib or cosleeper is another great sleep solution that completely eliminates the need to physically get up and out of bed to tend to your little one. Cosleepers can be safely attached to your own bed or can be used free-standing. Using a cosleeper has been known to improve both baby’s and parents’ quality of sleep as you have instant access to baby, there is no need to get up and leave the room.
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Parents get much-needed rest, and it is quick and easy to comfort and feed baby as they are within arm’s reach. And we’re all for getting more sleep any chance we can! The two leading brands are Snüzpod and Chicco Next2Me, both brands offer a wonderfully cosy and safe sleep environment for your baby. The Snüzpod is ever so slightly smaller than the Chicco Next2Me but comes in a wide range of gorgeous colours.

The Chicco Next2Me will last that little bit longer due to the slightly larger size. Whichever option you prefer, you can rest easy knowing baby is right there by your side.
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To see the full range of sleep solutions in Bella Baby online or visit us in Galway, Dundrum, Cork or Maynooth.

About the Author

Aoife Carty is a Mother of 2 young children and a Nursery Industry Insider. As Buyer in Bella Baby, she previews and tests the finest nursery products from around the globe and hand picks only the best for Bella Baby stores nationwide. Follow Bella Baby on Instagram
 

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