If there is one thing parents to be and new parents alike obsess over, it is baby sleep. Should my baby sleep in a cot, moses basket or bed side crib? Should I be co sleeping with my baby? Will my baby EVER sleep through? Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. Baby sleep is a hot topic amongst us parents that’s for sure. As well as always striving for that magical full night of sleep, the safety of our children while they have a snooze is of paramount importance to parents. Thanks to babybundle‘s SafeDreams range parents can be sure their little ones are sleeping safely, when they do eventually decide to drop off that is! Alex was lucky enough to be sent a cot wrap and cuddly soft toy from the SafeDremas range, here is what we thought of these innovative bedtime products.
SafeDreams cot wrap review.
Firstly, I am not going to shame anyone who uses the traditional style cot bumpers, that’s not what this post is about and everyone is entitled to make their own parenting choices, but I have to admit that I personally don’t like them. Everything about cot bumpers screams danger to me and I would much prefer my child to get a limb stuck in the bars of his cot than something much worse happening. I don’t need to worry about Alex getting caught up in his cot though as babybundle , the company behind the UK’s favourite maternity pillow, Widgey, have created a perfect solution to keeping your little one’s arms and legs in their cot whilst eliminating the risks of suffocation and strangulation that are associated with cot bumpers.
The SafeDreams cot wrap is made from clever patented SafeBreathe™ fabric to allow 100% airflow for your baby at all times. I was pleasantly surprised at how soft the top layer of the fabric is, it’s 100% cotton and would be very tempting for your baby to snuggle up close to while they sleep. In fact, Alex is obsessed with different textures at the moment and he loved running his hand along the fabric. The middle layer of the wrap is made up of thousands of breathable fibres and the bottom layer is an open weave, hypoallergenic mesh, full of holes to accommodate maximum air flow.
Fitting the wrap to the cot was seriously easy as you just fasten it on using the Velcro strips along the top and bottom of the fabric; there is a good amount of Velcro on the wrap so it is sure to fit any size cot. I simply put the wrap along the bars of the cot, pulled each side tight before fixing it in place with the Velcro – each side took less than a minute to attach to the cot. I had a very similar product when Leo was a baby but the wrap used to fall off quite regularly, the Velcro on this SafeDreams cot wrap is so strong though and I think Alex would have to do some serious tugging to pull it off. This wrap is much softer and feels like much better quality than the one I bought for Leo almost 4 years ago, if you want an alternative to a cot bumper I would definitely recommend this SafeDreams cot wrap from babybundle. When Alex moves from his moses basket to his cot in a couple months time I am so glad he will have this cot wrap keeping him safe while he snoozes the night away.
SafeDreams 2 side cot wrap – £23.99 4 side cot wrap £25.99
SafeBreathe Patch soft toy review.
Along with the cot wrap Alex was also sent a SafeDreams soft toy from babybundle. Patch is a super cute white and grey dog made up of the same innovative multi layer fabric as the cot wrap. Alex LOVES patch. When I hand him the toy Alex will put his arms around it, rub it on his face and play with the long dangly limbs and ears. As Alex is teething he also enjoys chomping on Patch’s big nose!
Patch is the only toy I will let Alex sleep with as he has a tendency to put things on his face and I always worry he won’t be able to breathe. With Patch I don’t have to worry as there is no restriction in air flow and if Alex fell asleep with it on his face he would be fine. I was concerned Patch wouldn’t be very cuddly as he’s not stuffed like usual soft toys but the 100% cotton top layer means he is super soft and Alex loves snuggles with Patch. This SafeDreams soft toy is completely hypoallergenic, machine washable and suitable from birth. I think Patch would make a lovely gift for a new baby, Alex loves his and it is so nice to be able to give him a toy to cuddle in bed with the knowledge he will be completely safe. There is also a cute bunny called ‘Hoppy’ in the SafeDreams range.
SafeBreathe Patch soft toy £14.99
Alex and I both love the products we were sent from babybundle’s SafeDreams range and I would recommend both the cot wrap and the Patch soft toy to anyone looking for baby sleep products.
What do you think of these products? Have you used a cot wrap before? Does your baby have a favourite soft toy? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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Disclaimer: We were sent the SafeDreams Cot Wrap and Soft Toy from babybundle free of charge in return for this honest review. All words and opinions are my own.
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