Moses Basket

When considering which sleeping arrangement would work best for us, I did a lot of research and looked at The Lullaby Trust safer sleep guidelines. I wanted to ensure I was following the correct advice from trusted experts, as the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) was all too prevalent in my mind being a first time mum.

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Weaning (Part II)

So now that it had been decided when and how I was going to wean my baby (see my previous blog post Weaning (Part I)), it was time to buy all of the essential weaning items! With so much choice out there, I’ve listed below my favourite tried and tested weaning gear:

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Bouncer

When it came to deciding on a bouncer I was torn between the self-rocking, musical, battery operated models, and the more simplistic, stripped back, does what it says on the tin version. In the end, after hearing all the buzz about the BabyBjörn Balance Soft, I decided to give it a try. For what it is (a natural rocking bouncer with no bells or whistles), I did wonder if the price tag was justified. But then once we started using it, I quickly began to appreciate why it’s so popular.

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Cot Bed

I knew from the very start that I wanted to buy a cot bed rather than a standalone cot because it’s usually bigger in size and will inevitably last longer. Once my baby outgrows his cot, a cot bed can be converted into a toddler bed by removing one or both of the side rails. It should also help to make the transition from a cot to a bed easier for my little one when the time comes.

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