Tuesday, 19 July 2011

10 Helpful Hints For a Good Nights Sleep

The team here at The Natural Kids Collection have put together 10 helpful hints to get you started on your search for a good night’s sleep.
We will be updating and expanding on this information over the coming weeks so be sure to join us on Facebook to find out more.

1. Use a baby sleeping bag to ensure that your baby does not kick off their blankets in the middle of the night and therefore wake up cold.

2. Do not use a polyester filled sleeping bag as they do not breathe and can cause your baby discomfort when they sweat. Instead choose a natural fibre such as bamboo.

3. Baby’s love routine, so try to make naps and bedtime at the same time each day.

4. Use indicators such as bath, reading a story, and putting on a baby sleeping bag to transition your baby from the fun of the day to the calm of bedtime.

5. Use natural fibres to dress your baby in layers to suit the temperature of your nursery.

6. Ensure that your night feeds are quiet, calm, and as dark as possible to show your baby that night time is for sleeping and feeding and not playing.

7. Be aware of habits you are teaching your baby to go to sleep as they will wake in the night looking for them.

8. Make bed a happy place. Always talk positively of bedtime and comfort your baby when they are upset to reassure them that you are still available.

9. When your baby is calm, put them into bed awake as they will soon feel secure enough to fall asleep by themselves and will continue to do so throughout the night when they wake between sleep cycles.

10. Lastly, remember that just as our needs change, so do your baby’s so be prepared for hurdles and setbacks in the quest for a good night’s sleep. Your baby's sleeping patterns are not an indication of your parenting skills. What works for someone else may not work for you. Find out what suits you and go with it.

Have a sleep question? Email us so that we can address it in an upcoming Blog. 

Thursday, 23 June 2011

About Us

Here at The Natural Kids Collection, we LOVE sleep.
Aiming to provide products and information for parents to assist babies and toddlers sleep through the night, The Natural Kids Collection is the perfect place to start your search for a good night’s sleep.
We believe that parenthood should be an enjoyable experience, and not a sleep deprived, exhausting one. With the right tools, you too can have a full night’s sleep with your calm and relaxed baby or toddler.
The Natural Kids Collection is a family owned business ran by parents with young children who have tried and tested all of the products sold at our online store.
Stocking a range of high quality products that compliment a safe and natural way of life, The Natural Kids Collection also stocks our own bamboo linen range – Natural Kids.
Grown without chemicals, our Natural Kids range of bamboo linen is organic, hypo allergenic, thermo regulating, anti-microbial and most importantly - ultra soft!  
Enjoy browsing our helpful hints and shopping at our online store and please feel free to contact us should you have a specific sleep concern that is not currently addressed on our website or blog.
Happy Sleeping x