This post was written in collaboration with SNÜZ and BUMPPR
When I was pregnant with Maddie, I was so determined to make her as comfortable as possible (like any parent would for their baby!) Being a first time mummy, I had read ALOT of the baby books and I knew how much newborns love to be swaddled, as it reminded they of being in the womb.. Maddison however, HATES it with a passion!
The first couple of days when I tried swaddling her, she would just scream and go so red she looked like she was going to explode until I had unwrapped her!! I quickly gave up and accepted that swaddling just wasnt going to work for my little girl to sleep. So we moved onto the blankets, but soon found she would kick them off a lot in the night!! Maddison loves to sleep with her arms up by her head in the "surrender" position and her legs out, as if she is attempting the splits?! I guess she looks a bit like a starfish spread out while sleeping - haha! Despite tuckingthe blankets down the sides of her crib, and even under the mattress, she will always find a way of having one leg sticking out come the morning!! This wasn't much of a problem during the summer, but now the colder weather is upon us, I hate the thought of her waking up in the morning with cold feet...
When I was asked to review the new SnüzPouch by Snüz, I jumped at the chance thinking this could be the answer to our problems!! The SnüzPouch is their new sleeping bag for babies and comes in a 1.0 tog or a 2.5 tog and variety of cute patterns! I have tested out the 1.0 tog and tried putting this on Maddison first, then her blanket over the top (I wouldn't put a blanket over the 2.50 tog though.. as I think that would be way too hot for her - unless you live in an igloo lol!!) So I tucked her in and come the morning.. no cold feet!! Success!! I have actually ended up using the SnüzPouch more for when we are just around the house, especially in the evenings, as an extra layer. This saves having to faf around with blankets that, as usual, normally end up on the floor after shes kicked them off! Maddison's legs never stop moving I swear haha! Maybe she's going to be a runner when she's older?
I think one of the best features of the SnüzPouch is it has a curved zip across the front of the body, making it easy access for any nappy changes. This is super handy, rather than having to pull the whole thing off and then back on again every time, like some other sleeping bags on the market!
So this has totally solved our sleeping problems right now, and I'm definitely going to purchase the 2.5 tog ready for when the winter cold properly kicks in! The next challenge will be when we move her into her big cot (which will probably be soon as she id growing soooo fast!) and keeping her snug, safe and warm! Any tips mamas on keeping baba wrapped up nice and warm when in their big cot? Do you use sleeping bags? Or try to tuck a blanket in down the sides? Would love to hear all your recommendations so we can be super prepared for when the time comes to say goodbye to the baby crib! Lots of Love! x
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