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    Sleepytot

    Just like any comforter, baby needs to be old enough and mobile enough to be able to safely maneuver  Sleepytot when they want to.  This age can vary with all babies, depending on their development.

    Some can start using their Sleepytots at 5 months, others may have to wait until they are 6 or 7 months.  If in doubt pop Sleepytot onto the cot bars or out of reach until you know it’s safe for them to have the comforter in the cot with them unsupervised.

    A great idea is to wear Sleepytot around with you for a day or so, then attach the Sleepytot to the cot rails nice and safe, but where your baby can still see it.  Just being able to see the comforter at this early age can give your baby the security they need to fall back to sleep, especially if it smells all yummy like you.

    Sleepytot can also be placed between yourself and baby while feeding for additional comfort.

    The smaller of the two is probably a little smaller than it looks in the pictures.

    Both sizes of Sleepytots will allow your baby to do the same thing; find those elusive dummies during the middle of the night!

    The benefits of the smaller Sleepytot is that it is lighter for your baby to hold in her mouth especially if they want to use their dummy during the day.  The larger Sleepytot is more like a comforter, very squishy and soft.

    As a guide, I used the small Sleepytot for my son from 7-12 months, then transitioned him to the larger Sleepytot.  Samuel doesn’t seem to mind, however, when I swap him over to the smaller Sleepytot to give his big bunnies a wash.  It really comes down to a personal preference for mum or dad.

    To start with, make sure you give your baby lots of time to practice using their sleepytot, supervised, during the day.

    Pop 1 to 4 dummies on his paws, and let your baby explore!  When baby loses Sleepytot, guide her hand down to find him.  Don’t get into the habit of replacing the Sleepytot yourself, as you want your baby to be able to do this without you. It won’t take long at all before bubs realises their precious dummies are on the paws of the Sleepytot, and they can replace them all by themselves.

    Again as a reference, Samuel at 7 months, took 3 nights to learn how to replace his own dummy using Sleepytot.  He had previously been waking up, up to 5-6 times a night, and within 3 nights he was sleeping though the night.

    The best way is in a delicates bag, and thrown into your normal wash.

    He can be dried in the dryer the same way.

    The advantage of Sleepytot is that, unlike some other brands, you can use your normal dummies which can then be easily taken off the comforter and sterilised or washed regularly.

    Easy, you can purchase an adapter from Sleepytot New Zealand for $2.50 plus postage which will allow you to use your MAM dummy with the Sleepytot.

    He can hold onto cot bars, buggy and car straps while at the same time look after babies’ precious soothers.He is a perfect pillow for little heads on changing tables.He can also hold onto cold teethers – perfect for when your wee one is going through those painful periods of teething.No more dropped soothers, teethers, or favourite toys onto the grubby supermarket floor when you are out and about.

    Glow Dreaming

    Here is some information about the Glow Dreaming.Don’t be worried if in the first few days your child’s sleep regresses…eekkk!What you are experiencing is completely normal for a number of reasons. You have introduced a new element into their sleep routine that works on their senses so sight, smell and sound and this can sometimes initially overstimulate them!The average results are between 6-10 nights.  Most children will start to have a positive reaction to the GD within the 14 day period but obviously sometimes other children take a little longer.For the best results the Glow Dreaming sleep aid should sit right beside them at head height so they can see it.   Make sure that the vent is pointing towards your bubs body, (while avoiding the face). If you are unable to place it on furniture next to where your little one sleeps, we have also had great success with Mums placing the Glow on a chair next to the bed or cot.You should also be using it on the ON button overnight.  So that is 3 presses of the timer button. Your little one needs to feel comforted by that same familiar noise as they wake up through their sleep cycles which is why its important it stays on all night  Its fine if you want to lower the pink noise as some older children are noise sensitive especially if they are not used to having some form of noise in their bedroom at night. Most babies are the opposite; they tend to sleep well in noisier environments probably because it resembles the womb experience.We would highly recommend the light stays on dim all night (your child will get used to it), but if they are scared of it and this is becoming an issue, make sure you try to have exposure to it at least 20 minutes before bed on the highest red light before setting it to the dimmest, (for example whilst getting ready for bed and telling some stories) and then when you go to bed, just turn the red light off but keep the pink noise and humidifier going. Also make sure you are using the correct dosage of twinkles, and with older children you can try popping a wee dab on their pulse areas under their earlobes.  Here is some information about why the red light is so important.I also find with older child telling them a story about how the Glow Dreaming sprinkles magic fairy dust on them helping them to sleep will help also!The vapouriser in itself is a fantastic asset to the entire family.  (Its the best one we have ever used) . Here is a blog outlining the benefits of using a vapouriser with dry mist technology.   The nightlight will assist with any tricky times to come when your little one may get a little scared during the night or go through the night terrors. Here is a blog that may be of some help!The amount of oil is also important – here is a guide:12 weeks – 6mths 1-2 drops,

    6 months – 2 years 2-4 drops,

    2 years – 5 years 4-6 drops,

    6 years – 8 years 6-8 drops,

    8+ up to 10 drops

    If you have any other questions once you have had a read of the tips and tricks don’t hesitate to contact myself or Cara the inventor of Glow Dreaming. She has helped thousands of families in NZ and Australia to a point where their little ones are sleeping more soundly with the help of the Glow Dreaming.  We are here to help you as much as we can.

    We would also recommend that you go to the new Glow Dreaming Hub for help where a team member will help you as soon as they can.

    I hope this helps!

    Glow Dreaming is suitable for children and adults of all ages. The science and technology that powers Glow Dreaming works across all ages and genders.

    Our oldest client has been 73 and our youngest less than a year. We are proud to be helping thousands of Australian families get the sleep that they need. So if you or your child have trouble staying asleep or getting to sleep then Glow Dreaming is the solution you’ve been looking for no matter how old you are.

    We recommend only using water in your Glow Dreaming until baby is 3 months old.

    Yes! The Glow Dreaming sleep aid uses ultrasonic waves to instantly vaporise water and essential oil in the tank, to produce a cool, dry fragrant mist. The diffuser does not emit heat, and there is no naked flame. So it’s completely safe to leave around your very precious babies, young children even pets. The diffuser will automatically switch itself off when the water reaches a low level.

    Aromatherapy is a potent natural therapy that serves to heal, harmonise and correct imbalances of the body and mind through the use of essential oils, and in each Glow Dreaming gift box you’ll find the world’s best organic therapeutic-grade essential oil.

    Glow Dreaming tested hundreds of essential oil blends before selecting Twinkle Star, by Absolute Essential, for its quality and potency. Twinkle Star has been specially formulated using a blend of essential oils scientifically proven to help children sleep.

    The Twinkle Star blend has been designed and produced by Dr Bo Hendgen, recognised as one of the world’s leading naturopaths. Bo has more than 20 years of experience in aromatic medicine, osteopathy and naturopathy, and runs the Absolute Essential Holistic Healthcare Clinic for general practice, maternity and early years, plus adult and childhood osteopathy.

    Twinkle Star is made with the gentlest plant strains most suited to infant sensitivities. Children find the softly sweet aroma deeply reassuring and relaxing, helping them to drift off to sleep more easily. It also gives respiratory support for good deep breathing, which can make all the difference to snuffly, unsettled children.

    Twinkle Star Organic Essential Oil brings together the best-quality oils in the perfect blend for Glow Dreaming to help your child get the most restful sleep. There are however a lot of Essential oil blends and fragrant blends that are not good for your little one to be inhaling.

    The Twinkle Star Organic Essential oil that Glow Dreaming recommends is 100% Organic and perfectly safe to use in our sleep aids for your little ones. Here at Sleepytot we recommend that you start using your Twinkles at 12 weeks of age. Before that water in the unit is still beneficial for unblocking those little noses.

    The quantity guide for your Twinkle Star Organic Essential Oil is as follows.

    12 weeks to 6mths 1-2 drops6mths – 2yrs 2-4 drops2yrs – 5yrs 4-6 drops6yrs – 8yrs 6-8 drops8+ up to 10 drops

    These quantities are to be placed into a full 500ml tank which will see your Glow Dreaming Sleep Aid continuously run for approximately 8-10 hours. Please DO NOT exceed the 500ml maximum water level.

    That’s a tough one to answer but if used according to recommended quantities and used every day once a day we would expect your oil to last between 2-3 mths. We also offer bundle deals for purchasing 2 or more Twinkles, or you can also swap one out with the Baby Nose and Chest which is made by the same company Absolute Essentials (made right here in NZ!).

    That’s right, Glow Dreaming are so committed to help with your families sleep they have set up a dedicated Parents Hub where you can learn more about the Glow Dreaming, and even contact staff that are specialised in this area and can tweak your settings if you are not getting the results you expected. This handy tool is on the Glow Dreaming Australian page. If you have purchased the Glow Dreaming through us, and need to contact us about anything after reading all the material in the Parents Hub, please email info@sleepytot.co.nz

    Here is the link for the Parents Hub

    Lulla Doll

    The doll can be placed with or near the child to give a feeling of closeness and comfort and to help the child fall asleep as well as stay asleep. Keep the doll close to your skin before giving it to the child. That way the doll can absorb your scent to give the child an added feeling of comfort and safety.

    For children under 12 months it is recommended to keep the crib bare and rid of soft bedding, including crib bumpers, blankets, pillows and soft toys. The Lulla doll can be attached to the outside of the crib for children under 12 months and the attachment straps are located in the pocket on her back. The real life sounds alone can help children feel stable and safe, adding to the quality of sleep and wellbeing.

    To turn on the sound press the heart shaped speaker button on the sound-unit for 3-4 continuous seconds. The sound turns off automatically in 12 hours but you can turn it off sooner by pressing the heart shaped button for three seconds again. The 12 hour timer resets every time you push it off/on.

    Adjust the volume by pressing the button on the left side of the sound unit. It has three volumes and the highest is a safe 65 dB making it safe for prolonged use for children’s sensitive hearing.  When the sound is turned on it always starts on the lowest volume.

    You can also turn on the sound and adjust the volume once you placed the sound unit inside the doll. We recommend placing the sound unit forward facing inside the doll and then you can press on the heart of the doll to turn her on/off and under her left arm to adjust the volume.

    For all our newcomers, some great tips on introducing your Lulla Doll to your little one

    INTRODUCING LULLA – no set way is the right way, it is whatever works for you and baby but here are some tips that I have mostly learnt from other mums and myself.

    0-3 months

    From 0-10 months old, we need Lulla to become part of the bedtime routine. It is important for Lulla to be nice and mummy/daddy smelly, wear your Lulla to achieve this. Use your Lulla Doll at every nap time and overnight sleep remembering the safe sleep guidelines mentioned below.

    From 10 months on

    From 10 months on, please encourage bonding with Lulla; dressing Lulla up, wrap and swaddle Lulla for bed, and cuddle Lulla. It is very important that mum and dad show how special Lulla is. Get really excited about Lulla’s arrival. She is a very special doll and will be coming to look after her owner.

    It sounds weird, but we all know that children want what the parent has right? So start wearing Lulla around the house yourself, again to get that mummy / daddy yummy smell on her. (Just remember to take her out before you head outside to go to work or do the groceries!). Your child will soon realise that YOU think Lulla is pretty darn special and this is where the magic begins.

    Paying Lulla lots of attention will soon make your little one want their own baby like Lulla! When this happens agree to give them Lulla only if they promise to look after her. This gives them a sense of responsibility and they will bond so much better with their new friend. It is VERY important that Lulla is included (with sounds on) in your normal bedtime routine whether that be feeding, rocking, reading, wrapping, dummy, shushing or patting. Most babies wake during their sleep cycles which occur every 20-50 minutes and quite often they are unable to resettle themselves as all the original cues that put them to sleep in the first place are now gone i.e. feeding, shushing, patting, rocking etc. Obviously older children will go into longer periods of sleep, and you may find your child waking every 2 hours and not being able to resettle themselves. This is where Lulla has helped so many families.

    We need Lulla to become that cue so it is still there when your child wakes during their sleep cycle. If your child does not like lulla being close then there are a couple of things you could try and this option is also great if your baby is under 12 months and the sleeping environment needs to be kept free of all soft toys etc.

    Lulla can be attached to the cot on the outside of the sleeping environment with her velcro tabs or the Generation 3 Lulla now has a beanie bottom so you can pop her on a side table next to the cot so your little one can still engage with the heartbeat and breathing but its nice and safe. You can also place the sound box with the speaker facing towards the opening of Lulla rather than Lulla’s tummy to make it slightly louder for baby to engage with the sounds and of course the other way if you think it is too loud for your little one. You can wrap the soundbox in something or tape it if the sounds are too loud.If you are patting, feeding rocking etc before you place your baby down, then have lulla snuggled up between you and baby or as close as possible. Feet down first when transferring baby to their sleep environment, which seems to stop them flailing their  8arms which could wake them.

    Remember SIDS stipulate nothing in your baby’s sleeping environment for the first 12 months.

    Did your Lulla doll stop working?

    If your doll suddenly stopped working it is most likely a battery related issue as we do have very few faulty sound boxes returned.

    When the batteries are running very low, the doll will either not turn on, shut off after a few minutes, or it could also shut off when you try to turn up the volume as that demands more battery power.

    If your Lulla doll stopped working try these suggestions:

    Did you hold down the heart shaped speaker button for 3-4 continuous seconds?
    Try a new set of good quality batteries – not all brands are made even!
    Check if the batteries are correctly inserted
    Please try another fresh set of batteries- you could be dealing with faulty batteries
    Try to roll your finger over the new batteries, moving them a little. This could help them catch their grip.

    If nothing works, please contact us info@sleepytot.co.nz

    Our warranty is 12 months for faulty sound units and dolls. If your doll is in the warranty period please send us proof of purchase and and email outlining the fault. You will need to return the faulty part to us so we can inspect the fault then send you a new part out. Unfortunately if the soundbox is tested and it works we will need to charge shipping to get it back out to you. Batteries are included and the doll uses two AA batteries for the Gen 3 version and 2 AAA for Gen 2 version.

    Rechargeable batteries can be bigger in size and some brand types might not fit the sound unit. Good quality brands that do fit the Lulla doll sound unit are for example Eneloop and Ikea rechargeable batteries.

    The sound unit uses two AA batteries. You can use both alkaline and rechargeables. Do not use Lithium batteries. Please note that rechargeable batteries can be bigger in size and some brand types might not fit the sound unit. Good quality brands that do fit the Lulla doll sound unit are for example Eneloop and Ikea rechargeable batteries.

    The Lulla doll sound unit can use both alkaline and rechargeable. Do not use Lithium batteries.

    Baby Shusher

    The Baby Shusher is intended to be used when baby has been well fed and burped, has a clean diaper, and is still in a crying spell.

    It is important that the Baby Shusher is within two feet of baby’s hearing radius. This will ensure that baby hears the rhythmic shush above their own cry and engages the natural calming reflex. The Baby Shusher’s rhythmic shush can easily get lost if simply set on the dresser across the room from crib. The first goal of the Baby Shusher is to stop your baby from crying and not to simply provide soothing background noise (although this is an option once baby has calmed down). When baby has stopped crying, you can turn down the volume to suit.

    The direction of the rhythmic shush sound is VERY important. In order for baby to hear and engage with the rhythmic shush, the sound waves should be traveling TOWARD baby’s ears (and not away). This means that speaker on the bottom of your Baby Shusher should be pointed toward your baby (whether in crib, in car seat, in stroller, or while you are holding baby).

    YES. We highly recommend using the Baby Shusher along with other soothing techniques such as swaddling, swinging and sucking. Although we have seen the Baby Shusher work on its own thousands of times, it would be foolish to not bring all options to the table at once when trying to calm your crying baby.

    Some of the most common places to use the Baby Shusher are while holding baby, when putting baby in crib for sleep time, naps, or at night, in the car seat while driving, in the swing, and in the stroller with baby. We’ve even seen parents use the Baby Shusher as a preventive measure (starting the Baby Shusher before baby starts crying) to give baby the best possible chance of remaining calm and at peace. There are literally no limitations (except maybe in the swimming pool!).

    Remember, your baby is used to constantly hearing noises in utero at volumes up to 95 dBs (which is like a very loud vacuum cleaner). Our recommendation is to start the Baby Shusher at a volume loud enough to catch baby’s attention during a cry spell and engage baby’s calming reflex, and then turn the volume down on the rhythmic shush to match baby’s calming state.

    We recommend using the Baby Shusher from the day baby is born, that way it becomes a habitual way for baby to engage the calming reflex. Baby will begin to recognize the rhythmic shush immediately and calm down even quicker over time.

    There is really not an easy way to answer this question. We’ve seen the rhythmic shush work within seconds on baby (see the video on the home page). We’ve also seen the Baby Shusher take up to ten minutes before baby finally embraces the rhythmic shush and engages baby’s calming reflex. Every baby and situation is different and unique.

    We’ve seen the Baby Shusher be effective all the way up to nine months old; however, the most effective season for the Baby Shusher is during the ‘Fourth Trimester’ – birth to four months of age. More reviews are coming in from happy parents who have had huge success with the shusher with toddlers up to 2 years!

    It’s time to change the batteries. There is a short You-Tube video on line if you require it.

    Your Baby Shusher is getting tighter with turning the controls, and can be easily resolved by unscrewing the top and replacing not as tight.See here for the amazing Baby Shusher In Action

    Ergopouch

    Swaddling your baby can help soothe and settle them to sleep by giving them a feeling of containment, similar to the feeling they had when in the confined space of your womb.  In the early days after birth, babies have a startle reflex that can often wake or disturb a sleeping baby – a swaddle such as the ergoCocoon will help prevent this from disturbing their sleep.  We have always known from anecdotal evidence that swaddling seems to help babies sleep, there is now research to back this up. Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, has published research that found that of the 26 infants they studied, the rapid eye movement phase of sleep was almost doubled in babies who were swaddled for daytime naps.

    As soon as your baby is able to roll over, you should stop swaddling.  Every baby develops at a different pace, but this usually happens from around 3 months of age.  Our ergoCocoons have been specifically designed to make this transition easy for you.  When your baby is ready, just undo the poppers and allow one arm out.  Once your baby is used to having one arm free, you can release the other arm and continue to use your ergoCocoon as a sleep bag.

    The tog ratings are a measure of how warm the swaddle is.  To decide which one is right for you, take a look at our Nursery Temperature Guide and select the one that matches the temperature range in your baby’s nursery.

    All our swaddle products are made from a stretchy fabric to allow for natural movement.  We find that babies will naturally wriggle their arms and hands into a position that is most comfortable for them.  The Cocoon products don’t place arms down at the side like some swaddles do.  A baby won’t however be able to get her arms all the way up to the sides of her head.  You may find this video useful to show how to position your baby in the ergoCocoon.

    We recommend that you start with two.  Babies can be messy creatures – nappies leak, they spit up milk!! If you have two, you can have “One on, and one in the wash”.

    Safe sleep guidelines suggest you should have as little as possible in the cot or crib and so we have made our ergoCocoons available in three tog (warmth) ratings.  By choosing the right Cocoon for the temperature of your nursery, you can avoid using blankets altogether.  However, if you do choose to use a blanket, make sure you follow these directions.

    It’s important to get the right size sleeping bag that has the best fit for your child.  A sleeping bag should be well fitted around the neck and the armholes to avoid your baby slipping through.  This video may help you check you have the right sized bag for your little one.

    Sleeping with natural fibres, can help your baby get a better night’s sleep. Natural fibres disperse moisture from the skin, providing an even warmth and body temperature. ErgoPouch sleeping bags are all highly breathable, keeping babies consistently warm without overheating. Synthetic fillings, such as Polyester do not have the same qualities and can lead to temperature variations throughout the night.  They can also trap too much heat, which can be a particular problem for babies with eczema as this will exacerbate the condition.

    For two reasons.  As babies start to wriggle and move around, the stretch panels allow for comfortable movement, and help prevent them getting tangled.  The panels also help with the breathability of our sleeping bags – preventing temperature variations and overheating.

    This is a common problem! Our bags are built to help keep little fingers away from the zippers, with extra large zip covers, but some are just really good escape artists. We recommend turning the bag inside out so that the can’t access the zipper pull.  Good luck!

    Baby Loves Sleep- Sleepyhugs

    All Baby Loves Sleep products carry the INPAA tick of approval. INPAA is a privately operated organisation, and the key representative body in the Australian nursery industry. Its primary objective is to lead the development of safer nursery products and to promote the safe consumer use of products and to encourage suppliers to develop infant nursery products that are safe in design and that will be safely used by consumers. INPAA operates in close conjunction with groups such as Red Nose Australia (formerly known as SIDS and Kids), Kidsafe and the Australian Child Restraint Resource Initiative (ACRI).

    Visit www.babysafety.com.au for more information.

    We use only high grade premium Cotton fabrics in all our products. Cotton is a natural material and is 100% breathable so babies won’t sweat or overheat and is suitable for eczema.

    First of all, what is a TOG rating?

    A TOG rating is used to describe the level of warmth or “Thermal Resistance” of a product (also known as thermal insulance).  It is commonly used in the textile industry and was developed in the UK to explain warmth levels of duvets (doonas).

    Our wraps and sleep sacks have been tested by Bureau Veritas UK and have passed British Standard 8510: 2009 Clause 7 (Thermal Resistance) and are TOG rated a follows:

    .7 TOG is suitable for all seasons (with appropriate bedding – refer to the section about what baby should wear under the sleep sack/suit)..6 TOG – a lighter weight fabric also suitable for all seasons (these have been discontinued and will be replaced with a brand new summer range).

    As all our products are made of cotton, caring for any of the products is easy.  We recommend to wash in cold machine wash.  It is also recommended to keep zips done up, wash dark colours separately, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, dry flat, warm iron inside out, do not dry clean, do not place iron directly on print.

    Yes, choosing the correct size is crucial to how effective the products will be on your baby.  It is highly recommended before purchasing that you check the SIZE GUIDE.

    Below is a guide for what baby can wear depending on the season:

    Winter / cooler season

    It is recommended for baby to wear a singlet, gro-suit/wondersuit under the sleep sack. If your baby already uses a Winter TOG rated sleeping bag, you can use this on top of the SLEEPY HUGS to maintain warmth. Alternatively, cotton blankets on top is also fine. In super chilly nights, it is recommended to keep baby’s room temperature between 20-21C. As long as baby is dressed in natural cotton or bamboo clothing and their sleeping bag and blankets are also made of natural materials, they will not sweat or overheat.

    Summer / warmer season

    Baby can simply wear a singlet and nappy/diaper under the sleep sack to ensure they are not too hot. With soaring temperatures, it is recommended to keep baby’s room temperature between 18-20C. Avoid dressing baby in synthetic or un-natural materials including bedding as this will cause them to sweat and overheat.

    All our swaddle wraps, sleep sacks and sleep suits are made only using natural cotton and is 100% breathable.

    Be careful when choosing products that are made from cotton blends, especially those blended with polyester and claim to be breathable.  Always do your own research before purchasing products for your baby.

    The best guide to knowing if the Sleepy Hugs is the next step for your baby – is none other than your baby. Apart from the obvious signs that your baby is no longer sleeping as well as they used to, here are some signs to watch for:

    Tummy roller – when your baby starts rolling onto their tummy and they are still fully swaddled. This can pose a safety hazard.
    The SLEEPY HUGS is the perfect solution for tummy rollers as the free arm movement allows baby to use their arms naturally to allow themselves to roll-back.Escape artist – when your baby starts breaking out of their swaddle and/or the swaddle is no longer able to give them the security and comfort they need.
    Although many babies love the feeling of being swaddled, many of them hate having their arms restricted tightly against their bodies. The SLEEPY HUGS gives them that feeling of enclosure without the restriction of a swaddle wrap.Cat-napper – when your baby starts waking more frequently and is unable to resettle back to sleep, and/or they are waking upset.
    It is well known that babies go through periods of sleep regression and may experience periods of severe startle reflex, which is what causes them to wake up feeling upset (due to feeling a loss of security).  The SLEEPY HUGS gives them the feeling of security and comfort and can help them self settle back to sleep.

    The SLEEPY HUGS has a unique design that allows your baby to move their arms freely with a slight restriction that gives the feeling of security to help calm the startle reflex.  The free movement of arms is safe for babies starting to roll onto their tummy during sleep.

    No, all our products are designed and created by Mum and Founder of Baby Loves Sleep, Lourdes Villarreal (also known by her nickname Malou or Lou) based on real experiences and years of research, and is considered  Intellectual Property.

    The Baby Loves Sleep brands, products and designs are IP protected by registered trademarks and patents world-wide.

    Copying IP protected branding, products and designs are considered a breach of IP and legal action may be taken.

    Fire Hazard Labeling For Nightwear

    On 16 March 2016 the Product Safety Standards (Children’s Nightwear & Limited Daywear Having Reduced Fire Hazard) Regulations 2016 (2016 Regulations) were notified in the New Zealand Gazette. The 2016 Regulations come into force 28 days later – on 13 April 2016 – replacing the 2008 regulations.

    Please note the following:

    All clothing and fabric will burn, and around heaters or fires, you need to be extra careful about the safety of your children’s nightwear.

    Before you buy children’s nightwear, please consider:

    All clothing and fabrics will burn. Some may burn at a slower rate than others but all fabric will eventually burn.

    Buy nightwear that fits snugly.

    Buy nightwear which is snug fitting whenever possible. Nightwear which fits snugly to the body reduces the risk of catching fire compared with baggy, loose nightwear.

    It’s important to get the right size for your child. Don’t buy garments for your child to “grow into” as this may mean they aren’t as snug fitting as the manufacturer intended.

    Remember too that any hand-me-downs you get for your child must fit snugly before you dress your child in them. If you get hand-me-downs that are a couple of sizes too big, wait until they’ve grown enough to fit into them. As we know – it won’t take long.

    Pay attention to the fire danger labels.

    There are now two labels for children’s nightwear: low and high fire risk labels.

    Pay attention to the labels on the nightwear. Making sure children stay at least one metre away from any heat source such as a heater or open fire could reduce their risk of injury or death from a fire hazard.

    Be aware that if a child is wearing high fire danger nightwear they should stay far away from the fire or heater.

    But even a ‘low danger’ label doesn’t mean there is no danger. A low fire danger label does not mean NO fire danger, as all fibres will burn. Even ‘low fire danger’ can still catch fire if the child is too close.

    We recommend buying your children’s sleepwear close fitting in the correct size.

    Sleeping bags are also covered by the product safety standard, and will have one of the above labels. We strongly recommend taking off your child’s sleeping bag when you take them out of their cot.

    Gift Cards

    The purchaser of the gift card will be emailed a code to use at the checkout.

    Gift vouchers are valid from date 1 year after purchase.

    Vouchers can be used on sale items, however vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with discount codes.

    Vouchers must be redeemed on a single purchase.

    Vouchers may be used as partial payment in conjunction with another payment method (such as PayPal or Credit Card).

    Fly LegsUp

    As there are hundreds of airlines around the world, we had to find a way to comply with worlds best practice for airline safety and compliance.

    Most airlines and cabin crew are more than happy for you and/or your child to use the Flight Hammock and be comfortable. The hammock is such a NEW concept and on some occasions, you may be questioned by a cabin crew member. If you were to be questioned, please let them know the following:

    – The Fly LegsUp has been comprehensively tested by a CASA authorised aviation engineer.

    The aviation engineer report is downloadable here. The aviation engineer report concludes: “The Fly LegsUp flight hammock poses NO STRUCTURAL RISK to the seat structure, metal table assembly, metal tray table arms (with table stowed or deployed) or the seat occupied by the passenger. As a carry-on comfort aid, the hammock poses NO RISK to cabin flammability, egress or cabin safety if its permitted use is as per standard cabin practices and REMOVED from the seat for taxi, take-off and landing” – Jason Hazell (ARN 765973).

    – It was reviewed by CASA and they class it as a “carry on comfort aid” just like a neck pillow. A personal device designed to make economy more comfortable.

    – It complies with FAA/GCAA/EASA/CASA safety regulations.

    – The hammock does not disturb the person in front or other passengers (some of our customers refer to this topic in their testimonials).

    – The hammock does not damage the tray table (as per aviation engineer report).

    – Children tend to lie across parents laps and it can be impossible to continue to wear a seatbelt, but with the hammock they can continue to wear a seatbelt.

    – It is only used during the cruise portion of the flight and will be stowed away for taxi, take-off and landing.

    Just remember that the hammock is NOT to be used during taxi, take-off and landing – If you were still asked to remove your Fly LegsUp by a cabin crew member, it would not be valid or correct that it was because of safety or egress.

    You are welcome to contact us on info@sleepytot.co.nz if you have any further questions in relation to this. Please note we do not refund or issue credits on this product.

    Thankfully most airlines are happy for you to use the hammock and accept that economy passengers are intensely interested in making their flight as comfortable as possible. However, some airlines such as Qantas, Jetstar Australia and Air NZ  have recently announced that they will not be allowing any comfort devices such as Fly LegsUp on their flights.

    We are trying to remedy the situation with Qantas, Jetstar Australia and Air NZ as it would seem they may have misinterpreted our product. We are also trying to work with different airlines to show them that the hammock helps children sleep, which makes for a great flight for everyone! We are also trying to show that many adults have a medical need to elevate their legs during a long flight and if you can’t afford to upgrade, Fly LegsUp has the potential to help economy passengers relieve health issues, such as leg swelling, DVTs, back pain, injuries etc.

    The hammock also offers more position options and may also help you sleep. We are requesting that Qantas, Jetstar Australia and Air NZ give us the opportunity to show them our product and prove that the hammock is safe and does not affect the aircraft or other passengers. Qantas, Jetstar Australia and Air NZ have claimed that the hammock is banned due to: – Impeding access to seats and aisles and blocking access to emergency equipment – Negatively impacting other passengers – Damaging aircraft seats and fixtures We have had the hammock comprehensively tested by a CASA authorised Aviation Engineer and can refute the claims made by Qantas,  Jetstar Australia and Air NZ: – The hammock is only intended for use during cruise flight and it does not block access any more than having a person sitting in the seat. It is removable in SECONDS and packs down to a very small pouch, weighing less than 500g.

    It can also be easily tucked into the magazine pouch and the small pillows quickly deflated. Indeed, there are many obstructions on a plane such as, drink and food trolleys, passenger’s personal carry-on items, such as bags, laptops, blankets and pillows, all of which can be considered obstructions – The passenger in front is not disturbed as the tray table arms are an independent mechanism to the seat back and this means movement in the hammock does not transfer to the person in front. It’s an easily proven mechanical fact. Customer testimonials also mention that the person in front was not aware that they were using the hammock. – The Aviation Engineer testing has proven that the hammock would tear before any damage was done to the strongly engineered arms of the tray table. Our company takes safety very seriously and we have taken all steps to ensure that using the hammock is safe to use during cruise flight. The hammock was comprehensively tested by an authorised CASA Aviation Engineer, to ensure it meets international aviation safety standards. The Aviation Engineering Report concludes: “The Fly LegsUp flight hammock poses NO STRUCTURAL RISK to the seat structure, metal table assembly, metal tray table arms (with table stowed or deployed) or the seat occupied by the passenger. As a carry-on comfort aid, the hammock poses NO RISK to cabin flammability, egress or cabin safety if its permitted use is as per standard cabin practices and REMOVED from the seat for taxi, take-off and landing.” The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) reviewed the hammock and classed it as a carry-on comfort aid that did not constitute an obstruction, if used during cruise flight only and not during take-off and landing.

    With innovation comes uncertainty and we understand that Qantas, Jetstar Australia and Air NZ have concerns about our product, however we can demonstrate that our product does not pose an issue when used during the cruise flight. Flying long distances for children and adults in economy is very stressful and we genuinely believe our product can make a worthy contribution to comfort and increased health benefits, with no impact on airline safety, the aircraft seat or other passengers. Until we have this ban lifted by Qantas, Jetstar Australia and Air NZ, we hope that economy class passengers can continue to fly this comfortably and we would recommend choosing other airlines to avoid disappointment. Please be aware that ultimately it comes down to the cabin crew on the day of your flight and thankfully most cabin crew are happy for you and/or your child to be comfortable. You may like to contact your airline about using the hammock and as our product is a very new concept, we would recommend supplying the airline with the Aviation Engineering Report. If they say “no”, you really need to ask “Why?” and if they would like to contact us we would be more than happy to talk with them and give them a sample of our product to try!
    What if there is an emergency on the plane? If an emergency is declared, the hammock must not be used. The hammock can be removed in seconds and packed away either under the seat in front of you or in the overhead locker. Alternatively it can be tucked into the magazine pocket or you can roll the tail into the bag like area of the hammock and people can easily walk past it. The pillows must be deflated and due to their valve they deflate very quickly.

    The Fly LegsUp for Kids is designed to help children sleep and play on long haul economy flights. Infants to approximately 9 years of age can use the Fly LegsUp for Kids. Children using their hammock should be supervised by an adult at all times and continue to wear a seatbelt during the flight.

    Fly LegsUp for Adults aims to optimise comfort and sleep whilst flying in economy. The Fly LegsUp may be beneficial for people who suffer from back pain, lower limb swelling and may also help reduce the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVTs), click here for more details. To use the hammock you do require a certain level of flexibilty to elevate your legs into the hammock.

    The hammocks are exactly the same. The only difference is that the Kids pack comes with an additional  ‘Large’ pillow to create a flat platform/bed for children to sleep and play on. The platform level can be adapted by adding or removing pillows depending on the child’s age and the position that they want to be in.

    The Fly LegsUp for Adults pack includes one Large and one Small inflatable pillow and the Fly LegsUp for Kids pack includes two Large and one small inflatable pillow.

    The Fly LegsUp Flight Hammock is designed for economy. You will need a seat in front of you, as the Flight Hammock attaches to the arms of the drop down tray table. It cannot be used in bulkhead seats or areas without a seat in front of you. To make sure you have a seat in front of you, head to SeatGuru.

    When we were developing the hammock it was very important that it not disturb or annoy other passengers. Due to the way airline seats are engineered and where the hammock attaches, movement in the hammock is not felt by the passenger sitting in front.

    The Fly LegsUp Flight Hammock has been comprehensively tested by an accredited aeronautical engineer and will not damage the airline tray table. The tables are designed to be very strong.

    The aviation engineer report concludes: “The Fly LegsUp flight hammock poses NO STRUCTURAL RISK to the seat structure, metal table assembly, metal tray table arms (with table stowed or deployed) or the seat occupied by the passenger. As a carry on comfort aid, the hammock poses NO RISK to cabin flammability, egress or cabin safety if its permitted use is as per standard cabin practices and REMOVED from the seat for taxi, take-off and landing” – Jason Hazell (ARN 765973). Download the full aviation engineering report here.

    Generally when the person in front reclines their seat, it means you will need to compensate by reclining yours. Airline seats around the world do vary, however we have not found there was any undue impact on using the hammock when the person in front reclines. See our video on What happens when the seat in front reclines?

    If someone wants to get past your Fly LegsUp, take the Large pillow out leaving the Small one in the bag like area, tuck the tail into the hammock and it will swing out of the way when someone passes. See our video on How to get past a Fly LegsUp.

    Some airlines have tray arms with a very steep angle and the straps will slide down. To compensate you can attach the straps to the horizontal bar that runs parallel behind the tray table as shown below. You may need to pull the tray towards you to expose the bar.

    In this case you may have a faulty catch or some airlines have a system as shown below that may not take the weight of adult legs with the tray table closed. You can use the hammock (albeit with less variety), with the table down in these circumstances. These catches will generally take the weight of small children, so that they can use the hammock as normal

    Attach your hammock to the tray table as soon as you reach cruising height, as it is much easier to attach BEFORE the person in front reclines their seat. Alternatively you can attach it before takeoff and tuck it away into the magazine pouch for takeoff and then inflate the pillows when you want to use the hammock.

    Lights Out Black Out Blind

    Yes! The blinds have been tested and stayed up for weeks. Take a few seconds to really “work” the sucker on to the glass. You should not need to moisten the sucker.

    Suckers can become misshapen depending on how they have been stored. If your sucker won’t stick properly simply immerse it in hot water for a few minutes and it will return to its original shape.

    A pack of two blinds completely cover windows measuring up to 163 × 114cm and significantly darken anything bigger. More than one pack of blinds can be used.

    If the window is smaller than the blind the blind sits against the window surround. If the window is bigger than the blind the blind sits against the window. The blinds can be overlapped or used horizontally or vertically whichever way fits best. More than one pack can be used for very large windows.

    Each blind comes with an extension rod. If the sucker on the blind can’t reach where you need to stick it simply hook the extension rod on behind the sucker to give you more length. The suckers can be stuck on at an angle – on an open window that opens to the side for example.

    Nuk Soothers

    We guarantee it! Our latex teats are regularly tested by various renowned independent institutes (e.g. Fresenius) and fulfil all statutory requirements far in excess of what is demanded. One example is the N-nitrobased substances which were declared to be carcinogenic by the media some time ago. Something which they often failed to mention: These substances are to be found in many foodstuffs and are only determined to be carcinogenic if a certain chemical reaction takes place. A portion of fish, for example, contains 10 mg of this substance. In order to ingest the same amount using a NUK latex teat, 20,000 teats would need to be sucked (a new teat each day) for around 55 years! This clearly shows the standard of safety provided by NUK teats and why they receive the rating “very good” in nearly all quality tests.

    NUK latex teats are made from rubber milk or latex, a high-quality natural material. Latex is particularly durable – it is very elastic and highly resistant to any pulling or tearing. However, because latex is a natural material, the fat contained in food can cause it to age. Direct sunlight will also cause it to age, quicker than normal in fact, which is why latex teats should be stored carefully. The general rule of thumb: A latex teat should be replaced every 1 to 2 months, at the latest when it starts to get sticky.

    NUK silicone teats are made from a high-quality synthetic material. The clear silicone material is particularly resistant to temperature. Direct sunlight and fat also have no effect on the aging of the material. However, it can be more easily damaged. A silicone teat must be immediately replaced after the first bite marks or any other “faults” become apparent. For hygiene reasons, it is recommended you replace the teats every 1 to 2 months.

    The material you decide to use depends on your individual requirements or preferences. And, of course, it is also possible to switch between the two materials. Should your baby refuse the new latex teat because of how it tastes, simply boil it for three minutes in milk first! However, while this will neutralise the taste, it will also age the teat quicker than usual due to the fat content in the milk.

    NUK latex teats have been immunologically tested for years for their latex allergen content. The results show no measureable risk potential and confirm our positive experience from the last 60 years. There are actually no latex products that do not cause some sort of problem for those people allergic to it – even when the product contains less than 30 mg/kg of soluble proteins like the NUK latex teats do!

    Because NUK has based the special design of its soothers on nature. More precisely on the mother’s nipple when breastfeeding, where the baby can feed contentedly as nature intended.

    The NUK teats and soothers are designed in such a way that sucking, to a large extent, demands the same sucking, chewing and feeding habits typical for breastfeeding. Thus training the lower jaw and face muscles.

    The NUK design supports the natural, healthy orthodontic development of the child when used specifically to calm the child, avoid damaging thumb-sucking or to facilitate intensive orthodontic training in between meal times.

    Many mothers think that symmetrical soothers correspond to the nipple the most because they look like they have the same shape. It should be noted here, however, that the nipple changes its shape during breastfeeding and adapts to the shape of the child’s mouth, as well as the sucking and motor activity. The shape it takes has been scientifically proven to be orthodontically correct, unlike the round or cherry-shaped designs of many other soothers.

    In the 1950s, the dentists Dr. med. dent. W. Balters and Prof. Dr. Dr. A. Müller looked for ways to prevent tooth displacement and jaw deformation in children. They discovered that these problems were seen much less often in children who had been breastfed. The dramatic change of the shape of the nipple during breastfeeding and thus its perfect adaption to the mouth of the child led the dentists to create the first anatomically pre-formed and thus orthodontically correct NUK teat and soother. Similar to what happens during breastfeeding, the flattened baglet of the teat supports the cavity of the lower jaw while the upper rounded side promotes the development of the palate perfectly. Meanwhile, the lip rest remains flat so that – almost like drinking at the breast – a firm closing of the lips is possible. The hole in the teat has been consciously placed further to the back and not directly at the peak. The food thus remains in the mouth of the child for longer, allowing for better salivation to take place, something which is very important for a healthy digestive system.

    The teat with the typical NUK design optimally trains the lips, tongue and face muscles and is still recommended by orthodontists today.

    Fundamentally, a soother should physiologically adapt to the jaw of the child and should allow the tongue enough room for movement. A flattened baglet, i.e. with an undersurface rounded slightly upwards, facilitates the natural position of the tongue and supports the development of both the lower and upper jaw. It is also important to ensure that the soother is soft and flexible. It is recommended that the teat neck (the area that connects the baglet to the mouth plate) is narrow enough to ensure there is as little pressure as possible on the jaws and the teeth.

    The NUK teats and soothers are designed in such a way that sucking, to a large extent, demands the same sucking, chewing and feeding habits typical for breastfeeding. By using the NUK soother, your child is not only satisfying her natural sucking urges but is also intensively training his jaw.

    Normally, the lip guard of the soother presses lightly against the mouth and chin of the child when sucking. The rubber part in the mouth of the child thus automatically returns to its correct position. Most children will turn around an incorrectly placed orthodontic soother themselves or spit it out if it is too small.

    If the soother is simply being used to pacify the child or because it has become a habit, the original purpose of the soother has been lost: If anything, the child will no longer suck the soother but will regard it as a toy that can also be put into his mouth upside down. It may also be the case that your child has become accustomed to another, symmetrically designed soother that can be placed in the mouth in any position.

    We would advise, however, that parents have patience when introducing soothers and show their child how the soother should be properly used.

    There is no risk of jaw deformation or tooth displacement from the soother if the child occasionally turns it in his mouth. Because the NUK soother has such a flexible and soft baglet, there will be only very slight pressure on the child’s mouth. Which is certainly not the case for thumb-sucking, on whose damaging effects all experts agree.

    International studies show that the use of soothers does have a positive effect against Sudden Infant Death. In order to examine this finding more closely, scientists from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (2)analysed two internationally relevant studies from the years 1966 to 2004. They came to the conclusion that children who go to sleep with a soother are at a much lower risk of Sudden Infant Death. The reasons for this are not yet known

    The American Academy of Pediatrics advises that babies up to one year of age are given a soother whenever they are put down for sleep, both during the day and night. This covers the age when Sudden Infant Death occurs the most, as well as during the period when children have their greatest urges for sucking. Children should not be unnecessarily encouraged to use soothers and the soother should never be coated with something sweet. If the soother falls from the child’s mouth after falling asleep, it should not be reinserted.(3)

    The most effective way to protect your child is explained in the following basic rules:

    Breastfeed your baby if possible. Your baby loves body contact – breastfeeding provides nourishment for both the body and soul. Breast milk will also protect your baby against allergies and infections.

    Place your baby only on her back for sleeping. This is the safest and best sleeping position for your child.Do not smoke while pregnant or after your baby is born. The risk of Sudden Infant Death rises with every cigarette!Ensure your child has a healthy sleeping environment: In your bedroom, in her own cot on a firm mattress and in a baby sleeping bag. Covers, pillows and large cuddly toys etc do not belong in the baby cot! Keep the room well ventilated and do not dress the child too warmly.Should you detect any signs of illness or if your child is not at ease, contact your paediatrician.(4)

    (1) Source: Gemeinsame Elterninitiative Plötzlicher Säuglingstod (GEPS) Deutschland e.V. (German national SIDS organisation)

    (2) Founded in 1930, the American Academy of Pediatrics has almost 60,000 members in the USA, Canada and Latin America, committed to the physical, psychological and social health of children and adolescents.

    (3) Source: American Medical Journal “Pediatrics” (2005; 116 3716-e723)

    (4) Recommendations from the brochure “How can my baby sleep safely?” from the Hamburgischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Gesundheitsförderung e.V. (Hamburg working group for the promotion of health) in cooperation with the Hamburger Behörde für Soziales, Familie, Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz (Hamburg Authority for Social Affairs, Family, Health and Consumer Protection) and the Hamburg-Eppendorf Universitätsklinikum

    This generally comes down to personal taste as both materials have their own specific advantages. Of course, both soothers can be used interchangeably. Should your baby refuse a new latex teat because of how it tastes, simply boil it for three minutes in milk first. However, while this will neutralise the taste, it will also age the teat quicker than usual due to the fat content in the milk. A latex soother should be used as soon as your child’s teeth start appearing as latex, in comparison to silicone, is bite-resistant.

    How they differ:

    NUK latex soothers are made from rubber milk or latex, a high-quality natural material. The finished latex material is extremely durable and elastic. Thanks to its high-resistance, latex is particularly suitable for babies who already have teeth. A disadvantage to latex is that is must be kept out of sunlight – UV rays cause this material to age quicker. There is, however, a positive side to its discolouration: This is a clear signal that the soother needs to be replaced (after approx. 1 to 2 months). Another advantage is that latex, as a natural material, can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

    NUK silicone soothers are made from a high-quality synthetic material. The clear silicone material is particularly resistant to temperature. Direct sunlight and fat also have no effect on the aging of the material. However, silicone can be easily damaged. A silicone soother must be immediately replaced after the first bite marks or any other “faults” become apparent.

    There is no polycarbonate (PC) substance, and thus the raw substance bisphenol-A which this contains, used in the manufacture of soothers. PC has been replaced by the equally light and milky polypropylene (PP) or transparent titanium. Both substances have been extensively tested by renowned independent institutes and are guaranteed to be BPA-free.

    An official report regarding the theme of bisphenol-A can be found here.

    Before using the soother for the first time, wash it thoroughly using a gentle washing-up liquid (e.g. the NUK Rinsing Agent) and then boil it for approx. 5 minutes. Press out any remaining fluids from the baglet or simply leave it to dry. Never clean the teat in the dishwasher as this may damage the material. Adults should never lick the soother clean. Caries bacteria can be passed on to the child in this way. The same goes for spoons and teats. If the soother is dirty, it should be thoroughly rinsed under running water. Soother chains or ribbons which can be attached to the clothing of the child can prevent soothers from getting lost or falling on the ground.

    All NUK soothers have an AIR SYSTEM. A valve ensures that air can escape from the rubber part when it is pressed together by the palate. The soother thus optimally adapts to the child’s mouth at all times. Due to the valve opening, water can sometimes enter the rubber part when the soother is boiled.

    Our tip: Press out the remaining water from the soother directly after boiling it.

    If a vacuum builds up in the soother, there is a simple trick that nearly always works: Pull sharply on the rubber part of the soother! You will not break the soother; the rubber part and the mouth plate are durable enough to withstand this.

    Such a vacuum can occur if (e.g. after boiling) the AIR SYSTEM is blocked. This is because a valve ensures that air can escape from the rubber part when it is pressed together by the palate. The soother thus optimally adapts to the child’s mouth at all times. Should you be unable to release the vacuum using the aforementioned trick, simply send us your soother and we will provide you with a replacement free of charge.

    The general rule of thumb is: A latex teat should be replaced every 1 to 2 months like a toothbrush, or at the latest when it starts to get sticky. A silicone soother must be immediately replaced after the first bite marks or any other “faults” become apparent. It is recommended that soothers are replaced at an earlier date if your child contracts a cold or throat infection in order to avoid repeat contamination.

    From the time he is born. Babies have natural urges to suck and a soother allows them to do this. This is par for the course when breastfeeding.

    A soother is primarily there to be sucked, encouraging, comforting and calming the baby. If it just hangs loosely in the baby’s mouth, it should be taken away.

    It is slowly time to part from the soother by the time the child reaches the age of three.

    Talk to your child: Explain to him why it is time to stop using the soother – for example, because the child is too big for a soother or the soother is now too old.

    It won’t happen overnight: Saying goodbye to the soother in stages is often easier. Agree with your child that she only uses the soother in the house from now on and keep to this new rule until the child stops using it completely.

    Give the soother away as a gift: Explain to your child that there are other children, for example a friend’s baby, who need the soother urgently. Give plenty of praise to your child when the soother is given away.

    Use your imagination: A special “soother fairy”, like the Easter bunny or Santa Claus, can help ease the final transition. The child gives up his soother and receives a treat in return. In some parts of the world, there are “soother trees” which the soothers are tied to when children stop using them.

    Miracle Blanket

    Here is a video to help you.

    Step One:
    Lay the blanket on a flat surface with the foot pouch at the bottom and lay baby between armflaps with tops of shoulders slightly above top of blanket.

    Step Two:
    Fold the armflaps over the outside of your baby’s arms and tuck them snugly under her back on each side. IMPORTANT: You should lift the baby’s bottom to be sure the armflaps are flat and snug under baby’s back.

    Step Three:
    Pull the footpocket up over the feet. NOTE: Some babies’ feet may not reach the foot pocket yet. This is okay: It will be there for them as they grow.

    Step Four:
    Fold the right side of the blanket over your baby’s belly and tuck it under the left arm pit (her right). This flap should wrap all the way under the baby’s back.

    Step Five:
    Wrap the left side of the blanket over the top of her belly and all the way around her until you run out of blanket. This is where it is important to pull the blanket snug. THE BLANKET MUST BE PULLED SNUG.

     

    IMPORTANT: BE SURE THE TOP OF THE BLANKET IS SLIGHTLY BELOW THE TOPS OF THE SHOULDERS.

    Important for newborns and smaller babies:
    After wrapping the arms (Step 2), fold the bottom of the foot pocket up so the feet touch the bottom of the wrap. This will create a more perfect, custom swaddle. Follow steps 4-5.

     

    To further enhance effectiveness, try the following:

    After wrapping your baby, cradle her on your forearm facing down or forward. Gently rock or jiggle your baby while making long “Shushing” sounds in her ear.If your baby likes a pacifier, definitely use it.

    The room temperature where your baby sleeps should be comfortable for a lightly dressed adult (67-72°F).

    As your baby grows, the blanket may seem loose around her legs. This is perfectly okay. This will allow for proper movement and development of her hip and knee joints.

    It is best to wrap your baby very snugly. It’s normal for her to fuss when first wrapped – especially the first few times. But don’t worry, after a week or two most babies begin to relax at the mere sight of the blanket.

    Be sure that the blanket is NOT touching your baby’s cheeks. This may trigger her ‘Rooting Response’ and may wake her. If the blanket is touching her cheeks, you have wrapped her too low in the blanket. You must be sure the top of the blanket is slightly below the tops of her shoulders.

    It is very important to tuck the arm flaps securely and flat under the baby’s back as the flaps keep your baby from working her arms free and waking herself. This also keeps your baby’s arms in the most effective position – at her sides.

    Many babies prefer to have their feet free. In step two you may position your baby with her feet on top of the foot pouch to see if your baby prefers to be wrapped this way.

    From birth to 14 weeks. If your baby is able to roll over or is showing signs that they will soon, we recommend discontinuing tight swaddling. (Not just in a Miracle Blanket, but in any tight swaddling solution.)

    We do not recommend using the Miracle Blanket with a carseat. If a baby’s arms and legs are inside the blanket then they cannot extend through the six point harness. It is imperative that an infant carseat be used EXACTLY as recommended by the manufacturer. This is even true if the carseat is used outside the car.

    Solar Buddies Sunscreen Applicator

    No. The Solar Buddies are an empty vessel that allows you to fill with a sunscreen of your choice.

    We always recommend using sunscreens with a medium to thick consistency as thinner sunscreens can leak. It is also advised to use a sunscreen low in alcohol as alcohol can affect adhesive.

    When checking the ingredients of your sunscreen you will be able to roughly tell how much alcohol is in it by how far up the list it is shown. The higher up the list it is the higher the alcohol content.

    Most sunscreens work great with Solar Buddies, but we have found that P20 and Ambre Solaire can affect the adhesive and cause the sponge to detach from the Solar Buddie head.

    Sometimes thicker creams need a little help to get to the rollerball. You can do this by giving your Solar Buddie a good old tap. We call it ‘the ketchup tap!’

    Yes the Solar Buddies can be washed. We recommend you do this every time the vessel becomes empty in luke warm soapy water. The heads need to be washed on a more regular basis to stop the head becoming clogged with sunscreen they then need to be left to air dry. The Solar Buddies are NOT dishwasher safe.

    The lifespan of the heads depends on how it is used and cared for. We recommend the Solar Buddies are cleaned after the vessel becomes empty. The heads need to be washed on a more regular basis to stop the head becoming clogged with sunscreen. Do not leave the Solar Buddie in direct sunlight or temperatures that exceed 30C. If in extreme heat keep your Solar Buddies in a shaded place. Do not use sunscreens high in alcohol as this can affect the adhesive. If all directions are followed the Solar Buddies can last in excess of 6-8 weeks.

    Almost definitely. The Solar Buddies cannot withstand direct heat above 30C as it will interfere with the adhesive. It is best to leave your Solar Buddies in a bag or in the shade to avoid any issues. Do not leave your Solar Buddie in your car on a hot day.

    It depends on the circumstances. If all directions of use have been followed correctly we will investigate further. Contact us directly with the issues you have faced and we can determined the next steps.

    Yes please contact Sleepytot NZ info@sleepytot.co.nz

    Not suitable for children under 36 months old (due to small parts). Adult supervision required to ensure adequate coverage.

    It is recommended that the bottle not to be shared due to hygiene purposes, if you have any skin conditions or any concerns, please seek advice from your GP before use.

    It’s recommended that the sponge unit be replaced every 2/3 months if in constant use.

    If using at a beach, ensure no sand enters the roller ball or sponge as it could stop the buddies from working to its full potential.

    Remove any excess sand from body before applying lotion.

    Solar Buddies work with most sunscreens. We advise not to use oily or watery type sunscreens (e.g Sprays) as they can leak. For us conventional sunscreens from ‘squeezy’ bottles work best. Thicker creams can work but may need a little help getting to a roller ball. If you have any questions about the best products to use please do get in touch! See above for our FAQ’s.

    SOLAR BUDDIES ARE SOLD AS AN EMPTY CONTAINER AND WE TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR MISUSE, REACTIONS OR EFFECTS FROM THE SUNSCREEN THAT IS USED IN THEM. ALWAYS FOLLOW OUR GUIDELINES FOR USE AND THE GUIDELINES OF YOUR SUNSCREENS MANUFACTURER.

    Use a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30, water resistant and has a broad spectrum rating of both UVA and UVB protection.

    Use generous amounts of sunscreen and apply every 2 hours regardless of its stated daily recommendations to ensure full ongoing protection.

    Sun screen can become less effective if you sweat, remove clothing and go swimming, so reapply after all of these.

    Apply sun screen at least 20 minutes before going out. Cover all exposed areas and don’t forget places like the back of neck, back of knee’s, tops of ears, nose and scalp.

    Use other sun safe procedures as well as using sun screen. Wear a hat, sunglasses, keep well hydrated and covered up with SPF protective clothing.

    Try and Stay out of the sun during 11am-3pm or seek shade when the sun is at its strongest.

    Keep young children and babies out of direct sunlight.