Sleep Like a Husband… I mean, baby!

Sleep Like a Husband… I mean, baby!

 

 Sleep is a hot topic of discussion amongst Mammas with each and every one of us looking to find the answer to the million-dollar question ‘how do you get your baby to sleep through the night?’ Before, I had Axel I genuinely thought it was a doddle and that people who couldn’t get their babies to sleep were messing up in some way; I couldn’t of been more wrong. We face so many challenges when we bring a little human into the world but sleep deprivation has got to be up there with one of the hardest. Not only do you have the ordeal of brining the baby into the world, you then have no time to rest and recuperate.

We’ve come to realise that there is no definite answer and what’s worked for one may not work for the other, but both Zoe and I have pulled together our favourite sleep aids to give you and your baby the best chance of a good nights sleep.

  1. Sleepyhead

Verdict:

Zoe: Yes

Georgia: Yes

We both swear by the Sleepyhead and now have the Sleepyhead Grand I even took it with me on holiday! Your baby spent almost ten months living in a warm and snuggly environment so it makes sense that babies feel safe and secure in the Sleepyhead resulting in more sleep (Woohoo!)

  1. Ewan the Sheep

Verdict:

Zoe: No

Georgia: Yes

 Clearly doesn’t work for everyone but for Axel, Ewan really is the dream sheep! The toy has different functions playing white noise to help send babies into the world of nod. Zoe loved Ewan for Luna for the first few weeks but then decided the hairdryer did a better job.

  1. Dummy

Verdict:

Zoe: Yes (until 6 months)

Georgia: Yes (until 12 months)

Always a controversial one but both Zoe and I found the dummy a great sleep aid. We both found it was the perfect tool to soothe the babies back to sleep if they woke in the night. Both have now given theirs up and we’ll share those details in a separate post.

  1. Comforter

Verdict:

Zoe: Yes

Georgia: Yes

Not only is it seriously cute when your little bubba becomes attached to a soft toy or comforter, it can actually be really useful in helping them sleep. We both travel around a bit and so our little ones have to get used to sleeping in different surroundings and with the help of a little soft friend it’s become a lot easier. I noticed Axel became really attached so a Jellycat comforter when we were away on holiday. Now it can really calm him down if he’s upset and he snuggles up to it at night to help him sleep.

Zoe & Georgia xx

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  1. Stacie Musgrove
    21 December 2017 / 11:22

    Hi ladies

    My little girl, Mila, is 5 weeks and I fully agree with your sleep aids mentioned, do you recommend any particular dummies? I’ve seen natural rubber ones advertised but not tried yet…
    Also any advice on bedtime routines, when to introduce, what worked for you would be most helpful.
    Thank you

    Stace xx

  2. Sarah
    23 December 2017 / 20:58

    Hello! When did you introduce a comforter? We have a couple for our 11 week old and he can hold onto things but not too bothered about one at the mo. Thanks! Sarah xx

    • Georgia
      29 December 2017 / 14:30

      Hi Sarah, Both had the comforter during the day in the pram in the first few months but I noticed Axel becoming attached to his when we first took him on holiday (around 10months). x

  3. Amie
    27 December 2017 / 21:22

    I’m looking forward to hearing about weaning of the dummy post! My little girl is 9 months now and cannot sleep without one. As much as I don’t mind her having one she’s off to nursery next month and hate the thought of her being so dependent on it for comfort there.

    • Georgia
      29 December 2017 / 14:31

      That’s exactly when I decided to wean Axel off of his! It was actually so much easier than I thought. We’ll put up the post in the next couple of weeks 🙂 x

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