It might well be the most wonderful time of the year, but it starts to get a bit draining when your kids wake up at 4am every night clamouring ‘Has Santa been yet?’
Our secret to Silent Nights? Well – we have a few tricks…
As the nights get colder, a lovely warm sleeping bag works wonders with babies. As long as it is one they can’t wriggle out of, don’t wake up in a sweat in – and – should it need to go in the wash, it won’t take a fortnight to dry. MORI’s organic cotton and bamboo one has underarm poppers that won’t budge, is soft and breathable and will be perfectly fine in the tumble dryer on low.
Beau and Rooster PJ’s were designed by three dads. And you can really tell. From the hip and very unisex designs (my own sons went straight for the pink leopard print) to the extendable cuffs (to cater for growth spurts) to the tag-free, snag-free comfort fit that’s like a second skin.
Ollie the Owl is a sleep trainer (a la Ewan the Sheep) who doubles as a comforting pal and nightlight. Make by the Gro Company, Ollie has a cry-sensor which (thank goodness) you can adjust the volume on with a choice of four soothing lullabies and sounds.
Norkid’s onsie sleeping bags for big kids are THE ONLY solution for cover kickers. Essentially, an adapted, wearable duvet they come in a whole menagerie of animal designs including lions, hippos and panthers. Choose from a lighter or thicker filling, depending on room temperature. PS these are also brilliant for camping trips and sleepovers…
Sleep in heavenly peace.