How to be a sustainable parent?

4 mins read

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

Having a baby has been compared to creating a carbon bomb. This tiny little baby comes with lots of things and stuff – so it’s not surprising to find parents feeling guilty over the waste accumulated when raising children. I have been trying to reduce our waste at home and with a young baby and four-year-old it’s incredibly hard.

But there are things that you can do to help reduce your carbon footprint when having a baby.

WIPES

Try to ditch baby wipes. They aren’t great for the environment – the majority of wipes contain plastic and we all know how bad that is for the environment. You can get lulled into using baby wipes for everything – cleaning faces at mealtimes, wiping dirt on the buggy / high chair, cleaning a table - as they are so easy and handy. But what I have tried to do is to only use baby wipes when absolutely needed and that is when I am out of the house and only for when I am changing a nappy.

Don’t use wipes to clean up a baby’s face after a meal. If you are at home, use a flannel. If you are out of the house bring a flannel or clean dishcloth and soak it in water and then put it in a zip lock bag. Yes the bag is plastic but you can re-use it forever. I started to do this when I went on holiday and it’s actually a lot easier than using wipes – and your using water rather than nasty chemicals from the wipes. Go to the toilets in a restaurant and rinse it out and pop it back in the bag for later. Try it.

If you do need wipes, why don’t you check out these sustainable brands, e. g. Natracare, Mum & You, Cheeky Wipes.

NAPPIES

Now I am not going to tell you to use cloth, re-useable nappies. I don’t because quite frankly I can’t face anymore washing – I am a working mum and I simply don’t have time for it. But, I am in awe of any parent who commits to not using single-use nappies. I am, however, endeavouring to use less nappies. I won’t change my one year old unless he really needs his nappy changing. A poo? Yes. But if he’s done a little wee I’ll leave it until it’s absolutely necessary. I also give my son a lot of ‘nappy-free time’! It’s good to give their squidgy bottoms a good airing – they love it and it is great in stopping nappy rash. Both of my sons have never had nappy rash and I swear it’s because I let them air their cute bottoms. Of course, there are accidents. But baby wee isn’t really wee, right?! Try it, after bath, before bed and especially in the summer when you can play outside in the garden with nothing on – why not!?

There are some great sustainable nappy brands out there. Check out The Nappy Lady or Fill your pants!

TOYS

My four-year-old son has 74 plastic dinosaurs and I have had enough! We counted them the other day and quite frankly I was a bit ashamed. After 4 years with kids, the toys have accumulated and I am not happy about it. Not only are they taking over our home but they sit there, unused most of the time and I am sure there are many other boys and girls who aren’t as lucky as my kids who would appreciate these unloved toys. So I am doing a ‘toy amnesty’! And you can too!

I’ve asked my son to choose some toys he wants to give away to other boys and girls. There are many charities that accept second-hand toys- but they must be good quality. Check out: Teddy Trust, The Toy Project or Rotary Shoe Box. 

This is a great way to teach children about how lucky they are and that other boys and girls aren’t as lucky as them.

I have also asked family to reduce the amount of toys bought for my children at birthdays, Christmas etc. Other things such as clothing, arts and crafts can be much more useful.

SECOND HAND

I think everyone today accepts that buying second-hand, from charity shops or vintage shops is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and give something a second-life. And the same can be said for kids clothing and toys. Charity shops have upped their game in the last few years and you can get some quality clothing and toys for a bargain – whilst supporting a charity! Fara kids is brilliant- with my first baby I went weekly to find bargains and I am pleased to say over half of his wardrobe was second-hand. With my second son, I’ve hardly bought anything as he is using his hand-me-downs from his brother. A small but great way to re-use and help reduce your carbon footprint.  

GIVE AWAY

Food waste for me is unspeakable. There’s nothing worse than throwing food in the bin. Unfortunately having kids mean you do this way more than you want to. But, why not give it away? If you cook something your little cherub refuses to eat then wrap it up and drop it around a friend’s house whose kids may eat it! I’ve done this a few times. I once cooked a large chicken stew and pureed it for my one year old but he hated it. For no good reason! So I gave it away to friends with babies who would appreciate my hard work! You’ll be surprised how many mums are doing this more and more. Did you buy a pack of biscuits but your kids hate them? Don’t bin them- give them to a friend at your next playdate.

The same goes with baby stuff. I’ve given away a tonne of baby products that I know I won’t use again – a baby bath, travel cot, breast pump, play mat. You could also sell these online but I really liked the idea of giving them away to someone I know and who would appreciate them.

Tell us your tips to lead a more sustainable life with kids @wearemokee or in comments!

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

There are things that you can do to help reduce your carbon footprint when having a baby. This tiny little baby comes with lots of things and stuff – so it’s not surprising to find parents feeling guilty over the waste accumulated when raising children.

Blog 1 How to be a sustainable parent?
17 Jan 2020

How to be a sustainable parent?

How to be a sustainable parent?

4 mins read

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

Having a baby has been compared to creating a carbon bomb. This tiny little baby comes with lots of things and stuff – so it’s not surprising to find parents feeling guilty over the waste accumulated when raising children. I have been trying to reduce our waste at home and with a young baby and four-year-old it’s incredibly hard.

But there are things that you can do to help reduce your carbon footprint when having a baby.

WIPES

Try to ditch baby wipes. They aren’t great for the environment – the majority of wipes contain plastic and we all know how bad that is for the environment. You can get lulled into using baby wipes for everything – cleaning faces at mealtimes, wiping dirt on the buggy / high chair, cleaning a table - as they are so easy and handy. But what I have tried to do is to only use baby wipes when absolutely needed and that is when I am out of the house and only for when I am changing a nappy.

Don’t use wipes to clean up a baby’s face after a meal. If you are at home, use a flannel. If you are out of the house bring a flannel or clean dishcloth and soak it in water and then put it in a zip lock bag. Yes the bag is plastic but you can re-use it forever. I started to do this when I went on holiday and it’s actually a lot easier than using wipes – and your using water rather than nasty chemicals from the wipes. Go to the toilets in a restaurant and rinse it out and pop it back in the bag for later. Try it.

If you do need wipes, why don’t you check out these sustainable brands, e. g. Natracare, Mum & You, Cheeky Wipes.

NAPPIES

Now I am not going to tell you to use cloth, re-useable nappies. I don’t because quite frankly I can’t face anymore washing – I am a working mum and I simply don’t have time for it. But, I am in awe of any parent who commits to not using single-use nappies. I am, however, endeavouring to use less nappies. I won’t change my one year old unless he really needs his nappy changing. A poo? Yes. But if he’s done a little wee I’ll leave it until it’s absolutely necessary. I also give my son a lot of ‘nappy-free time’! It’s good to give their squidgy bottoms a good airing – they love it and it is great in stopping nappy rash. Both of my sons have never had nappy rash and I swear it’s because I let them air their cute bottoms. Of course, there are accidents. But baby wee isn’t really wee, right?! Try it, after bath, before bed and especially in the summer when you can play outside in the garden with nothing on – why not!?

There are some great sustainable nappy brands out there. Check out The Nappy Lady or Fill your pants!

TOYS

My four-year-old son has 74 plastic dinosaurs and I have had enough! We counted them the other day and quite frankly I was a bit ashamed. After 4 years with kids, the toys have accumulated and I am not happy about it. Not only are they taking over our home but they sit there, unused most of the time and I am sure there are many other boys and girls who aren’t as lucky as my kids who would appreciate these unloved toys. So I am doing a ‘toy amnesty’! And you can too!

I’ve asked my son to choose some toys he wants to give away to other boys and girls. There are many charities that accept second-hand toys- but they must be good quality. Check out: Teddy Trust, The Toy Project or Rotary Shoe Box. 

This is a great way to teach children about how lucky they are and that other boys and girls aren’t as lucky as them.

I have also asked family to reduce the amount of toys bought for my children at birthdays, Christmas etc. Other things such as clothing, arts and crafts can be much more useful.

SECOND HAND

I think everyone today accepts that buying second-hand, from charity shops or vintage shops is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and give something a second-life. And the same can be said for kids clothing and toys. Charity shops have upped their game in the last few years and you can get some quality clothing and toys for a bargain – whilst supporting a charity! Fara kids is brilliant- with my first baby I went weekly to find bargains and I am pleased to say over half of his wardrobe was second-hand. With my second son, I’ve hardly bought anything as he is using his hand-me-downs from his brother. A small but great way to re-use and help reduce your carbon footprint.  

GIVE AWAY

Food waste for me is unspeakable. There’s nothing worse than throwing food in the bin. Unfortunately having kids mean you do this way more than you want to. But, why not give it away? If you cook something your little cherub refuses to eat then wrap it up and drop it around a friend’s house whose kids may eat it! I’ve done this a few times. I once cooked a large chicken stew and pureed it for my one year old but he hated it. For no good reason! So I gave it away to friends with babies who would appreciate my hard work! You’ll be surprised how many mums are doing this more and more. Did you buy a pack of biscuits but your kids hate them? Don’t bin them- give them to a friend at your next playdate.

The same goes with baby stuff. I’ve given away a tonne of baby products that I know I won’t use again – a baby bath, travel cot, breast pump, play mat. You could also sell these online but I really liked the idea of giving them away to someone I know and who would appreciate them.

Tell us your tips to lead a more sustainable life with kids @wearemokee or in comments!

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

There are things that you can do to help reduce your carbon footprint when having a baby. This tiny little baby comes with lots of things and stuff – so it’s not surprising to find parents feeling guilty over the waste accumulated when raising children.

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moKee's plastic pledge

3 mins read

We are all aware that we need to cut down on our reliance on plastic and seek out recyclable materials, use less and recycle as much as possible. And so do moKee! By June, moKee aim to have all packaging made from recyclable material. Because the planet is also - or maybe above all - for our children.

moKee have long aimed to be as sustainable as possible – Mini Cot is made from 100% FSC certified beech wood. Also all our cots can be used for many years and can be converted into toddler beds. Moreover, it is possible to use the Mini Cot as a sofa thanks to a special cover. The Moses baskets after a few months will be a pool with balls, and after a few years of fun - a basket for treasures.

This is not just about convenience or economy. It's about our planet. As parents, we feel responsible for what kind of world our children will live in. Our dream is to create a zero waste brand which is why the main resolution for 2020 is to create the ecological packaging of all our products.

We regularly recycle textiles and utilise off-cuts so there is minimal waste. moKee has been using cotton or paper bags in packaging since the end of last year, with the cotton bags being made from off cuts of fabric. This means each cotton bag is different and can be used again by the customer. For shopping, extra storage, and fun!

Sometimes, plastic packaging is the only option for some of the larger products, but as of June this plastic will be made from recyclable materials.

We also decided to cut down on the use of paper by emailing receipts too. The packages do not contain unnecessary leaflets or paper accessories. Everything we want to say to our clients can be said ecologically - by email. This planet is for our children and is more important than any product.

moKee are really proud to announce this pledge. So this year you’ll see a greener moKee – helping create a better world for us all.

Share your sustainable tips and the journey to zero waste life at @wearemokee.

 

We are all aware that we need to cut down on our reliance on plastic and seek out recyclable materials, use less and recycle as much as possible. And so do moKee! By June, moKee aim to have all packaging made from recyclable material. Because the planet is also - or maybe above all - for our children.

Blog 1 moKee's plastic pledge | moKee says!
15 Jan 2020

moKee's plastic pledge | moKee says!

moKee's plastic pledge

3 mins read

We are all aware that we need to cut down on our reliance on plastic and seek out recyclable materials, use less and recycle as much as possible. And so do moKee! By June, moKee aim to have all packaging made from recyclable material. Because the planet is also - or maybe above all - for our children.

moKee have long aimed to be as sustainable as possible – Mini Cot is made from 100% FSC certified beech wood. Also all our cots can be used for many years and can be converted into toddler beds. Moreover, it is possible to use the Mini Cot as a sofa thanks to a special cover. The Moses baskets after a few months will be a pool with balls, and after a few years of fun - a basket for treasures.

This is not just about convenience or economy. It's about our planet. As parents, we feel responsible for what kind of world our children will live in. Our dream is to create a zero waste brand which is why the main resolution for 2020 is to create the ecological packaging of all our products.

We regularly recycle textiles and utilise off-cuts so there is minimal waste. moKee has been using cotton or paper bags in packaging since the end of last year, with the cotton bags being made from off cuts of fabric. This means each cotton bag is different and can be used again by the customer. For shopping, extra storage, and fun!

Sometimes, plastic packaging is the only option for some of the larger products, but as of June this plastic will be made from recyclable materials.

We also decided to cut down on the use of paper by emailing receipts too. The packages do not contain unnecessary leaflets or paper accessories. Everything we want to say to our clients can be said ecologically - by email. This planet is for our children and is more important than any product.

moKee are really proud to announce this pledge. So this year you’ll see a greener moKee – helping create a better world for us all.

Share your sustainable tips and the journey to zero waste life at @wearemokee.

 

We are all aware that we need to cut down on our reliance on plastic and seek out recyclable materials, use less and recycle as much as possible. And so do moKee! By June, moKee aim to have all packaging made from recyclable material. Because the planet is also - or maybe above all - for our children.

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Fun Christmas activities for you and your baby!

3 mins read

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

When it’s cold and (hopefully) snowy outside at this time of year, it gives you a great excuse to stay inside and make the most of your home at Christmas. And there are tonnes of activities you can do with your baby to celebrate the festive season!

BAKING WITH BABY

Baking is a great way to get messy and to introduce different textures to your baby. Making gingerbread biscuits at Christmas is festive and they can also double up as decorations! I’m a fan of this very simple recipe here.

My sons (4 and 1) had fun making the dough, which included getting rather messy and the best part is that if you have a baby who puts everything in their mouth – it’s edible, but best wait until they’ve been baked! My son can’t go near playdough as he’s prone to putting everything in his mouth but with the gingerbread dough it didn’t matter!

It’s great to give babies different textures – it’s a vital part of them understanding the world around them. Giving them a chance to make a mess is also really fun too. Decorating the gingerbread also helps build their fine motor skills. My 4 year old particularly loved writing his name in the flour on the table and decorating was the most fun. Some icing sugar and sprinkles and starts are all that’s needed to create festive gingerbread biscuits. We used cookie cutters such as stars, holly and gingerbread men but we also had a few dinosaurs in there (my 4 year old is obsessed!).

Once out of the oven we let them cool, decorated and placed them on the Christmas Tree – we balanced them in the branches but you can also make tiny holes and hang them off ribbon or string. My son loved choosing one each day to eat- so maybe bake a few otherwise you might end up with a rather bare tree!

PAINTING BABY’S FEET

Nothing is more cute than tiny baby feet and they also make for beautiful decorations! It’s fun and gets your baby’s senses going too – you can find out how ticklish they are! Get some baby-safe paint (I like to use red or green at Christmas) and gently brush the bottom of your baby’s foot. Next, gently stamp your baby’s foot onto a piece of paper or cardboard. Remember to clean your baby’s foot thoroughly! Let it dry and thread a ribbon through it and hang it on your tree. A decoration that can be kept forever!

ECO-FRIENDLY WRAPPING PAPER, MADE BY BABY!

Here at moKee we are ever aware of the need to cut down on waste and use sustainable materials and Christmas can be a time with a lot of waste. One way you can cut down on waste is by using wrapping paper that can be recycled. Unfortunately wrapping paper with sparkles or patterns on can usually not be recycled but plain brown paper can and you can make it Christmassy with the help of your baby!

Painting their hands and feet and stamping on the paper means you are creating eco friendly paper and family and friends will love the personal touch too. Your baby will enjoy the messy play too.

Show us your baby’s creation on Instagram and tag us @wearemokee!

Merry Christmas! x

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

When it’s cold outside, it gives you an excuse to stay inside and make the most of your home at Christmas. And there are tonnes of activities you can do with your baby to celebrate the festive season!

Blog 1 Fun Christmas activities for you and your baby!
19 Dec 2019

Fun Christmas activities for you and your baby!

Fun Christmas activities for you and your baby!

3 mins read

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

When it’s cold and (hopefully) snowy outside at this time of year, it gives you a great excuse to stay inside and make the most of your home at Christmas. And there are tonnes of activities you can do with your baby to celebrate the festive season!

BAKING WITH BABY

Baking is a great way to get messy and to introduce different textures to your baby. Making gingerbread biscuits at Christmas is festive and they can also double up as decorations! I’m a fan of this very simple recipe here.

My sons (4 and 1) had fun making the dough, which included getting rather messy and the best part is that if you have a baby who puts everything in their mouth – it’s edible, but best wait until they’ve been baked! My son can’t go near playdough as he’s prone to putting everything in his mouth but with the gingerbread dough it didn’t matter!

It’s great to give babies different textures – it’s a vital part of them understanding the world around them. Giving them a chance to make a mess is also really fun too. Decorating the gingerbread also helps build their fine motor skills. My 4 year old particularly loved writing his name in the flour on the table and decorating was the most fun. Some icing sugar and sprinkles and starts are all that’s needed to create festive gingerbread biscuits. We used cookie cutters such as stars, holly and gingerbread men but we also had a few dinosaurs in there (my 4 year old is obsessed!).

Once out of the oven we let them cool, decorated and placed them on the Christmas Tree – we balanced them in the branches but you can also make tiny holes and hang them off ribbon or string. My son loved choosing one each day to eat- so maybe bake a few otherwise you might end up with a rather bare tree!

PAINTING BABY’S FEET

Nothing is more cute than tiny baby feet and they also make for beautiful decorations! It’s fun and gets your baby’s senses going too – you can find out how ticklish they are! Get some baby-safe paint (I like to use red or green at Christmas) and gently brush the bottom of your baby’s foot. Next, gently stamp your baby’s foot onto a piece of paper or cardboard. Remember to clean your baby’s foot thoroughly! Let it dry and thread a ribbon through it and hang it on your tree. A decoration that can be kept forever!

ECO-FRIENDLY WRAPPING PAPER, MADE BY BABY!

Here at moKee we are ever aware of the need to cut down on waste and use sustainable materials and Christmas can be a time with a lot of waste. One way you can cut down on waste is by using wrapping paper that can be recycled. Unfortunately wrapping paper with sparkles or patterns on can usually not be recycled but plain brown paper can and you can make it Christmassy with the help of your baby!

Painting their hands and feet and stamping on the paper means you are creating eco friendly paper and family and friends will love the personal touch too. Your baby will enjoy the messy play too.

Show us your baby’s creation on Instagram and tag us @wearemokee!

Merry Christmas! x

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

When it’s cold outside, it gives you an excuse to stay inside and make the most of your home at Christmas. And there are tonnes of activities you can do with your baby to celebrate the festive season!

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Baby’s first Christmas!

3 mins read

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

Every baby’s first Christmas is always very, very special. Even if they are teeny tiny babies every new parent wants to make the celebration extra special. Both of my sons were just a few weeks old on their first Christmas but I still somehow wanted to create something magical – even on very little sleep!

Gift ideas for babies

Of course, buying tiny babies lots of presents can just be silly - that tiny human will be getting a lot of presents from thoughtful well wishers so my advice is to put together a useful stocking full of things baby ACTUALLY needs. Teething gel, baby balm and teething toys are all great stocking fillers for babies – it’s actually really fun showing your baby the stocking and showing them you pulling out the gifts. Older babies really love this element of surprise!

If you’re looking to buy your baby something really useful why not buy them a gift that will last, like a cot bed that will last until they’re 6 years old. The Schplendid Midi Cot is available in 4 moKee colours in varnished beech wood and has a real Scandi design to it. Both sides can be removed once your newborn turns into a toddler meaning they will feel like proud big boys and girls in their big bed!

Another option is the Schpinkle Midi Cot which comes with a super handy drawer underneath. This premium cot bed is available in 2 colours - stylish but minimalistic and very neutral!

Let there be light!

Babies also love lights! And at Christmas, the world can seem really magical all lit up with starry lights at home on your tree or even out in the towns and cities. If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere with magical street lights why not head out at dark and give your baby a light show- entirely for free!

At home our first tree all lit up was the ultimate play mat- so pop your baby under the (safe!) tree and watch them gaze at the twinkling lights- magic!

Travelling over the holidays

Christmas for some families means travel! And travelling with a new baby can be tricky. It’s worth investing in a decent travel cot and moKee have just brought out a super easy to use travel cot that will grow with your baby.

moKee also has a range of Moses baskets to choose from which are perfect for when staying with friends and family over Christmas. moKee’s WoolNest is made with really lovely felt material and it has high sides which keeps baby snug. And the Classic Wicker Moses Basket includes a clever rocking stand which in retrospect would have come in handy!

If you’re looking for something a bit different take a look at the Soft Seagrass Moses Basket. You can find out more at our Full Guide to Moses basket - including lots of important safety information.

So enjoy the festive period with your baby and why not to share with us photos of your baby’s first Christmas? Tag us on Instagram #wearemokee!

From all of us at moKee... Merry Christmas! x

 

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

Every baby’s first Christmas is always very, very special. Even if they are teeny tiny babies every new parent wants to make the celebration extra special. Are you looking for ideas how to make this time special and stress-free? We have some tips!

Blog 1 Baby’s </br> first Christmas!
13 Dec 2019

Baby’s
first Christmas!

Baby’s first Christmas!

3 mins read

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

Every baby’s first Christmas is always very, very special. Even if they are teeny tiny babies every new parent wants to make the celebration extra special. Both of my sons were just a few weeks old on their first Christmas but I still somehow wanted to create something magical – even on very little sleep!

Gift ideas for babies

Of course, buying tiny babies lots of presents can just be silly - that tiny human will be getting a lot of presents from thoughtful well wishers so my advice is to put together a useful stocking full of things baby ACTUALLY needs. Teething gel, baby balm and teething toys are all great stocking fillers for babies – it’s actually really fun showing your baby the stocking and showing them you pulling out the gifts. Older babies really love this element of surprise!

If you’re looking to buy your baby something really useful why not buy them a gift that will last, like a cot bed that will last until they’re 6 years old. The Schplendid Midi Cot is available in 4 moKee colours in varnished beech wood and has a real Scandi design to it. Both sides can be removed once your newborn turns into a toddler meaning they will feel like proud big boys and girls in their big bed!

Another option is the Schpinkle Midi Cot which comes with a super handy drawer underneath. This premium cot bed is available in 2 colours - stylish but minimalistic and very neutral!

Let there be light!

Babies also love lights! And at Christmas, the world can seem really magical all lit up with starry lights at home on your tree or even out in the towns and cities. If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere with magical street lights why not head out at dark and give your baby a light show- entirely for free!

At home our first tree all lit up was the ultimate play mat- so pop your baby under the (safe!) tree and watch them gaze at the twinkling lights- magic!

Travelling over the holidays

Christmas for some families means travel! And travelling with a new baby can be tricky. It’s worth investing in a decent travel cot and moKee have just brought out a super easy to use travel cot that will grow with your baby.

moKee also has a range of Moses baskets to choose from which are perfect for when staying with friends and family over Christmas. moKee’s WoolNest is made with really lovely felt material and it has high sides which keeps baby snug. And the Classic Wicker Moses Basket includes a clever rocking stand which in retrospect would have come in handy!

If you’re looking for something a bit different take a look at the Soft Seagrass Moses Basket. You can find out more at our Full Guide to Moses basket - including lots of important safety information.

So enjoy the festive period with your baby and why not to share with us photos of your baby’s first Christmas? Tag us on Instagram #wearemokee!

From all of us at moKee... Merry Christmas! x

 

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

Every baby’s first Christmas is always very, very special. Even if they are teeny tiny babies every new parent wants to make the celebration extra special. Are you looking for ideas how to make this time special and stress-free? We have some tips!

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Crib, cot, what? Navigating the world of baby!

3 mins read

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

When I first found out I was going to become a mother I tentatively stepped into the confusing world of parenthood and babies and quickly realised there was a lot I didn’t know and had to learn fast! I was mainly flummoxed by different words used to describe baby products – it seemed every company used a different language and I was getting confused. So here’s the lowdown on what means what in the world of baby!

Crib or cot?

A crib I thought was something that was used when baby Jesus was born! Many nativity plays describe Jesus as lying in his crib. It’s different to a cot in that a crib can have a rocking that helps to soothe baby and importantly it’s larger than a Moses basket but immobile. Many parents wonder how long they can use a crib for? Well, it’s smaller than a cot so baby won’t be in there past the point of them sitting up which can be from 5 months. The US tends to use cribs more – it’s definitely more embedded in their baby language than over here.

For me, I found Moses baskets useful but wait! If you are American you may know that as a bassinet! (See so many words to confuse us!)

After a crib or a Moses basket you could move baby on to a cot and the Schplendid cot bed is a clever move because it lasts until your child is 6! It is available in 4 moKee colours in varnished beech wood and has a real Scandi design to it. Both sides can be removed once your newborn turns into a toddler meaning they will feel like proud big boys and girls in their big bed!

Another option is the Schpinkle cot bed which comes with a super handy drawer underneath. This premium cot bed comes in 2 colours and has clever gate entry available as your child grows.

Dummy or pacifer?!

As the world has got smaller, cultures and language has changed and it’s the same with baby language. I would watch American films when I was young and wonder what a ‘pacifer’ was? Some sort of invention that helps to soothe babies? Was it some sort of rocking machine? No! It is of course a dummy! Well, I felt like a complete dummy as I didn’t realise this until I ended up pregnant!

Pram or pushchair?!

In the UK we use the phrases pram whereas in the US, it’s buggy. When shopping for your first baby vehicle it can be confusing to know what you need and what this is called. Well here you go… a pram is for babies, typically a lot bigger than pushchairs, prams are designed for the first year when you want your baby to feel nice and safe on their travels. A pushchair is a step down from a pram and typically used for older children. I got a pushchair which we used when travelling on holiday and my son who is 4 could probably still use it if he ever got tired (he never gets tired of running around!).

If you have come across any strange baby terms, then please get in touch and let us know in comments or at our Instagram @wearemokee.

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

When I was going to become a mother I tentatively stepped into the confusing world of parenthood and babies. I was flummoxed by different words used to describe baby products.

Blog 1 Crib, cot, what?  Navigating the world of baby!
05 Dec 2019

Crib, cot, what? Navigating the world of baby!

Crib, cot, what? Navigating the world of baby!

3 mins read

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

When I first found out I was going to become a mother I tentatively stepped into the confusing world of parenthood and babies and quickly realised there was a lot I didn’t know and had to learn fast! I was mainly flummoxed by different words used to describe baby products – it seemed every company used a different language and I was getting confused. So here’s the lowdown on what means what in the world of baby!

Crib or cot?

A crib I thought was something that was used when baby Jesus was born! Many nativity plays describe Jesus as lying in his crib. It’s different to a cot in that a crib can have a rocking that helps to soothe baby and importantly it’s larger than a Moses basket but immobile. Many parents wonder how long they can use a crib for? Well, it’s smaller than a cot so baby won’t be in there past the point of them sitting up which can be from 5 months. The US tends to use cribs more – it’s definitely more embedded in their baby language than over here.

For me, I found Moses baskets useful but wait! If you are American you may know that as a bassinet! (See so many words to confuse us!)

After a crib or a Moses basket you could move baby on to a cot and the Schplendid cot bed is a clever move because it lasts until your child is 6! It is available in 4 moKee colours in varnished beech wood and has a real Scandi design to it. Both sides can be removed once your newborn turns into a toddler meaning they will feel like proud big boys and girls in their big bed!

Another option is the Schpinkle cot bed which comes with a super handy drawer underneath. This premium cot bed comes in 2 colours and has clever gate entry available as your child grows.

Dummy or pacifer?!

As the world has got smaller, cultures and language has changed and it’s the same with baby language. I would watch American films when I was young and wonder what a ‘pacifer’ was? Some sort of invention that helps to soothe babies? Was it some sort of rocking machine? No! It is of course a dummy! Well, I felt like a complete dummy as I didn’t realise this until I ended up pregnant!

Pram or pushchair?!

In the UK we use the phrases pram whereas in the US, it’s buggy. When shopping for your first baby vehicle it can be confusing to know what you need and what this is called. Well here you go… a pram is for babies, typically a lot bigger than pushchairs, prams are designed for the first year when you want your baby to feel nice and safe on their travels. A pushchair is a step down from a pram and typically used for older children. I got a pushchair which we used when travelling on holiday and my son who is 4 could probably still use it if he ever got tired (he never gets tired of running around!).

If you have come across any strange baby terms, then please get in touch and let us know in comments or at our Instagram @wearemokee.

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

When I was going to become a mother I tentatively stepped into the confusing world of parenthood and babies. I was flummoxed by different words used to describe baby products.

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Nursery colours - which one should you choose?

3 minutes read

by Suzi Smith @suziabi

Choosing the right colour for your baby’s nursery is something that many parents have trouble deciding on. Blue for boys and pink for girls was for a long time the go-to colour choice, but now anything goes, even black! Here, moKee reveals how a baby’s nursery colour could even influence their personality….

Red works perfect but only as an accent in the nursery. Look to use this passionate colour to add a splash of colour, perhaps as a statement wall or in the accessories you choose to dress the room. As a hot colour red can evoke emotion in people, so it could influence your baby to be more emotional, passionate and to stand out from the crowd.

Orange will help create a warm, cozy feel in your nursery. It promotes a feeling of wellness and can help develop friendly, calm babies. Orange is best used in accessories so soft furnishings work well in this colour.

Want a lively and cheerful baby? Then pick yellow. Sunshine yellow should be used with caution- perhaps use sparkingly in a mural whereas soft yellow can be used to help promote concentration, so statement walls and even yellow nursery furniture can work well.

Photo by @danusiowa

Nurseries are learning environments so green is the best colour to use to help promote and encourage learning. It’s a nurturing, soft, calming colour so baby can feel relaxed yet still engaged with their surroundings. Green is also abundant in nature so stick to Mother Nature green and you’ll be on the right track!

For calm babies pick blue. Blue promotes healing and calmness, however be careful with which shade you choose as a grey blue can promote sadness. Stick to warm and bright blues, avoiding darker shades and you’ll inspire your baby to be calm under pressure.

Purple can inspire serenity and a taste for luxury in baby. A strong purple has long been associated with royalty however pastel purples, like lavenders help create a serene baby.

White is an obvious choice for a nursery as babies are angelic and innocent. White will help evoke neutrality in a baby, being able to see both sides of the argument in future life as they keep a cool head. Ensure that you have colour accents throughout the room and remember that baby stains do show up more on white than other colours.

Pink offers up loving feelings in baby as well as calmness, so it’s the perfect colour for babies who like to throw a tantrum! Pastel pinks can be used throughout the nursery however stick to vibrant pinks for accents in the room. If you want your baby to be a loving adult, pick pink.

Grey nurseries are popular as it’s a great neutral colour to match with stronger colours. Grey evokes intuition and introspection so you might choose grey for budding writers and poets.

Black nurseries were once a big no, no, however black can be used in larger nurseries with a lot of natural light. Use sparingly, perhaps a black cot and black furniture mixed with lighter tones. Black immediately inspires power, so if you want to develop a little leader, go with black.

Photo by @mirkabal80

And what do you think? Share your opinion in comments - let us know which colour you chose for your baby's nursery and why!

by Suzi Smith @suziabi

Choosing the right colour for your baby’s nursery is something that many parents have trouble deciding on. Here, moKee reveals how a baby’s nursery colour could even influence their personality...

Blog 1 Nursery colours - do they influence a baby’s personality?
04 Dec 2019

Nursery colours - do they influence a baby’s personality?

Nursery colours - which one should you choose?

3 minutes read

by Suzi Smith @suziabi

Choosing the right colour for your baby’s nursery is something that many parents have trouble deciding on. Blue for boys and pink for girls was for a long time the go-to colour choice, but now anything goes, even black! Here, moKee reveals how a baby’s nursery colour could even influence their personality….

Red works perfect but only as an accent in the nursery. Look to use this passionate colour to add a splash of colour, perhaps as a statement wall or in the accessories you choose to dress the room. As a hot colour red can evoke emotion in people, so it could influence your baby to be more emotional, passionate and to stand out from the crowd.

Orange will help create a warm, cozy feel in your nursery. It promotes a feeling of wellness and can help develop friendly, calm babies. Orange is best used in accessories so soft furnishings work well in this colour.

Want a lively and cheerful baby? Then pick yellow. Sunshine yellow should be used with caution- perhaps use sparkingly in a mural whereas soft yellow can be used to help promote concentration, so statement walls and even yellow nursery furniture can work well.

Photo by @danusiowa

Nurseries are learning environments so green is the best colour to use to help promote and encourage learning. It’s a nurturing, soft, calming colour so baby can feel relaxed yet still engaged with their surroundings. Green is also abundant in nature so stick to Mother Nature green and you’ll be on the right track!

For calm babies pick blue. Blue promotes healing and calmness, however be careful with which shade you choose as a grey blue can promote sadness. Stick to warm and bright blues, avoiding darker shades and you’ll inspire your baby to be calm under pressure.

Purple can inspire serenity and a taste for luxury in baby. A strong purple has long been associated with royalty however pastel purples, like lavenders help create a serene baby.

White is an obvious choice for a nursery as babies are angelic and innocent. White will help evoke neutrality in a baby, being able to see both sides of the argument in future life as they keep a cool head. Ensure that you have colour accents throughout the room and remember that baby stains do show up more on white than other colours.

Pink offers up loving feelings in baby as well as calmness, so it’s the perfect colour for babies who like to throw a tantrum! Pastel pinks can be used throughout the nursery however stick to vibrant pinks for accents in the room. If you want your baby to be a loving adult, pick pink.

Grey nurseries are popular as it’s a great neutral colour to match with stronger colours. Grey evokes intuition and introspection so you might choose grey for budding writers and poets.

Black nurseries were once a big no, no, however black can be used in larger nurseries with a lot of natural light. Use sparingly, perhaps a black cot and black furniture mixed with lighter tones. Black immediately inspires power, so if you want to develop a little leader, go with black.

Photo by @mirkabal80

And what do you think? Share your opinion in comments - let us know which colour you chose for your baby's nursery and why!

by Suzi Smith @suziabi

Choosing the right colour for your baby’s nursery is something that many parents have trouble deciding on. Here, moKee reveals how a baby’s nursery colour could even influence their personality...

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Is black the perfect colour for the nursery or what?

2 mins read

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

If you are expecting a baby, then moKee are here to help you prepare with some products that are designed in baby’s favourite colour – black!

There are so many surprises about a baby’s development and when I had my son I was shocked to learn that baby’s love the colour black! Why had I bothered buying everything in bright colours then?!

According to research, a baby's colour perception is limited at birth with them only being able to focus on objects 8 to 10 inches away. Between 1 and 3 months old their eyesight continually develops in quality and range, although it’s still quite limited. Babies should begin to follow moving objects with their eyes and reach for things at around three months of age.

As young eyes are developing and learning to focus on the world around them, black and white books with simple lines and bold patterns are easier for babies to see. These bold images stand out against a typically blurry world.

It is not until around the fifth month that the eyes are capable of working together to form a three-dimensional view of the world and begin to see in depth.

So what’s better than the collection of moKee products made in black and white? moKee are bringing out the Mini Cot in Deep Black [from 27/11/2019], the changing mat in Black & White and the Mini Gym with black & white toys. Remember that newborns and babies prefer patterns with high contrast and clear borders between light and dark fields until the end of the 2 month of life. It's best if the designs have a moderate level of complexity.

 

Monochrome is gender neutral- so perfect if you don’t know the gender of the baby. You can always add hints of pink or blue once the baby arrives. Parents are definitely embracing monochrome style as it is no only trendy but also practical and at the same time, it has a great impact on your baby’s development.

 

Are you looking for an inspiration? Take a look at nursery designs created by moKee parents - visit our Instagram! 

Mini Cot in Deep Black will be available at moKee from 27th of November 2019.  

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

If you are expecting a baby, then moKee are here to help you prepare with some products that are designed in baby’s favourite colour – black! Monochrome is gender neutral- so perfect if you don’t know the gender of the baby.

Blog 1 Is black the perfect colour for the nursery or what?
26 Nov 2019

Is black the perfect colour for the nursery or what?

Is black the perfect colour for the nursery or what?

2 mins read

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

If you are expecting a baby, then moKee are here to help you prepare with some products that are designed in baby’s favourite colour – black!

There are so many surprises about a baby’s development and when I had my son I was shocked to learn that baby’s love the colour black! Why had I bothered buying everything in bright colours then?!

According to research, a baby's colour perception is limited at birth with them only being able to focus on objects 8 to 10 inches away. Between 1 and 3 months old their eyesight continually develops in quality and range, although it’s still quite limited. Babies should begin to follow moving objects with their eyes and reach for things at around three months of age.

As young eyes are developing and learning to focus on the world around them, black and white books with simple lines and bold patterns are easier for babies to see. These bold images stand out against a typically blurry world.

It is not until around the fifth month that the eyes are capable of working together to form a three-dimensional view of the world and begin to see in depth.

So what’s better than the collection of moKee products made in black and white? moKee are bringing out the Mini Cot in Deep Black [from 27/11/2019], the changing mat in Black & White and the Mini Gym with black & white toys. Remember that newborns and babies prefer patterns with high contrast and clear borders between light and dark fields until the end of the 2 month of life. It's best if the designs have a moderate level of complexity.

 

Monochrome is gender neutral- so perfect if you don’t know the gender of the baby. You can always add hints of pink or blue once the baby arrives. Parents are definitely embracing monochrome style as it is no only trendy but also practical and at the same time, it has a great impact on your baby’s development.

 

Are you looking for an inspiration? Take a look at nursery designs created by moKee parents - visit our Instagram! 

Mini Cot in Deep Black will be available at moKee from 27th of November 2019.  

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

If you are expecting a baby, then moKee are here to help you prepare with some products that are designed in baby’s favourite colour – black! Monochrome is gender neutral- so perfect if you don’t know the gender of the baby.

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A guide to Moses baskets

3 mins read

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

Your journey as a parent starts with decisions - lots of decisions. From what pram to buy to whether you should train your baby to sleep. Parents make a lot of decisions and one of the first is where their precious newborn should sleep.

A Moses basket or cot?

There are two options for a newborn – a Moses basket or a cot. Moses baskets date back centuries and its name comes from the biblical story of Moses being left in a cradle of bulrushes. His basket was made of wicker or straw and commonly Moses baskets are made from a sturdy, natural material.

moKee has a range of Moses baskets to choose from. I chose the WoolNest for both of my sons and really loved the felt material and with its high sides my babies felt cocooned and snug. It can come with a stand which was super useful, keeping baby high and away from our sweet but curious cat.

Their Classic Wicker Moses Basket has a clever rocking stand which in retrospect would have come in handy! It also has a retractable hood which helps shelter from noises and distractions.

If you’re looking for something a bit different take a look at the Soft Seagrass Moses Basket. This basket comes in a natural colour, turquoise or burnt orange and the soft leather handles make the basket sturdy and safe for baby.

How long can you use a Moses basket?

Moses baskets and cribs are only appropriate for newborns and should only be used until your baby is around three to four months old. When they get to 4 months you’ll find that they are starting to get heavy and more alert, meaning you probably won’t be carrying around a sleeping baby- they’ll need somewhere stationary for naps.

Moses basket safety

When placing your baby in the Moses basket make sure they are in the "feet to foot" position, with their feet at the end of the cot or Moses basket.

The mattress in the Moses basket is very important too. The Lullaby Trust, a charity preventing unexpected deaths in infancy and promoting infant health, advise that it is important that the mattress is firm, entirely flat, and waterproof, with no soft or cushioned areas, particularly around baby’s head. Soft mattresses are known to increase the risk of SIDS. They make it harder for babies to lose body heat, which can cause them to become too hot. The surface of the mattress should be firm enough that when your baby is placed on it, their head does not sink in more than a few millimetres.

Why not take a look at our useful TOG Guide to help you work out what to dress your baby in for naps and night time.

What else do I need with a Moses basket?

So you’ve decided on a Moses basket but what else do you need? How many sheets will I need? What bedding do I need?

Firstly you must make sure you have a firm, clean mattress. And I would get a number of fitted sheets. Sicky babies means you’ll be needing them. It’s also useful to have liners - this makes it easy to keep the basket clean and moKee has some lovely, striking designs.

Stands aren’t essential but I found that by elevating baby high it meant I wasn’t leaning down as much which can be difficult after giving birth! It also means you can keep them away from any curious pets!

I swaddled both of my babies – that’s another decision every parent must make.  Take a look at our guide to swaddling here.

So, if you’re thinking of using a Moses basket check out our guide on how to help your baby sleep. Happy sleeping!

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

Your journey as a parent starts with decisions- lots of decisions. From what pram to buy to whether you should train your baby to sleep. Parents make a lot of decisions and one of the first is where their precious newborn should sleep.

Blog 1 A full guide to Moses baskets - helping babies & parents!
14 Nov 2019

A full guide to Moses baskets - helping babies & parents!

A guide to Moses baskets

3 mins read

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

Your journey as a parent starts with decisions - lots of decisions. From what pram to buy to whether you should train your baby to sleep. Parents make a lot of decisions and one of the first is where their precious newborn should sleep.

A Moses basket or cot?

There are two options for a newborn – a Moses basket or a cot. Moses baskets date back centuries and its name comes from the biblical story of Moses being left in a cradle of bulrushes. His basket was made of wicker or straw and commonly Moses baskets are made from a sturdy, natural material.

moKee has a range of Moses baskets to choose from. I chose the WoolNest for both of my sons and really loved the felt material and with its high sides my babies felt cocooned and snug. It can come with a stand which was super useful, keeping baby high and away from our sweet but curious cat.

Their Classic Wicker Moses Basket has a clever rocking stand which in retrospect would have come in handy! It also has a retractable hood which helps shelter from noises and distractions.

If you’re looking for something a bit different take a look at the Soft Seagrass Moses Basket. This basket comes in a natural colour, turquoise or burnt orange and the soft leather handles make the basket sturdy and safe for baby.

How long can you use a Moses basket?

Moses baskets and cribs are only appropriate for newborns and should only be used until your baby is around three to four months old. When they get to 4 months you’ll find that they are starting to get heavy and more alert, meaning you probably won’t be carrying around a sleeping baby- they’ll need somewhere stationary for naps.

Moses basket safety

When placing your baby in the Moses basket make sure they are in the "feet to foot" position, with their feet at the end of the cot or Moses basket.

The mattress in the Moses basket is very important too. The Lullaby Trust, a charity preventing unexpected deaths in infancy and promoting infant health, advise that it is important that the mattress is firm, entirely flat, and waterproof, with no soft or cushioned areas, particularly around baby’s head. Soft mattresses are known to increase the risk of SIDS. They make it harder for babies to lose body heat, which can cause them to become too hot. The surface of the mattress should be firm enough that when your baby is placed on it, their head does not sink in more than a few millimetres.

Why not take a look at our useful TOG Guide to help you work out what to dress your baby in for naps and night time.

What else do I need with a Moses basket?

So you’ve decided on a Moses basket but what else do you need? How many sheets will I need? What bedding do I need?

Firstly you must make sure you have a firm, clean mattress. And I would get a number of fitted sheets. Sicky babies means you’ll be needing them. It’s also useful to have liners - this makes it easy to keep the basket clean and moKee has some lovely, striking designs.

Stands aren’t essential but I found that by elevating baby high it meant I wasn’t leaning down as much which can be difficult after giving birth! It also means you can keep them away from any curious pets!

I swaddled both of my babies – that’s another decision every parent must make.  Take a look at our guide to swaddling here.

So, if you’re thinking of using a Moses basket check out our guide on how to help your baby sleep. Happy sleeping!

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

Your journey as a parent starts with decisions- lots of decisions. From what pram to buy to whether you should train your baby to sleep. Parents make a lot of decisions and one of the first is where their precious newborn should sleep.

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How to swaddle your baby - full guide

5 mins read

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

Being a parent means you become good at a lot of things. Toddler negotiation, surviving on little sleep, being able to text whilst simultaneously feeding and clearing up sick and also that technique called ‘swaddling’.

Ask any new parent and they’ve definitely got a view on how to swaddle a baby correctly.

So what is swaddling?

To swaddle means ‘to wrap a baby tightly in cloth’ to restrict movement. It’s an ancient practice that has been around for centuries and continues to be popular today – though there are certain techniques to ensure baby is not harmed and simply feels snug and secure. By restricting movement it’s thought that it helps a baby to sleep longer (though there’s no research to back this up). Stopping a baby from waking themselves up from their startle reflex means they generally sleep longer.

It’s important to be aware of the risks involved in swaddling. Research has shown swaddled babies feed less frequently, suckle less effectively and that their inhibited arm movement affects their arousal pathways.1

 

Medical opinion on whether swaddling is good practice is divided so be sure to understand all of the risks and swaddle correctly. Never swaddle a baby who is feeding- particularly breastfeeding babies. When breastfeeding they get hot and it is also difficult for babies to get into the natural position for feeding so best leave swaddling to naps.

When swaddling make sure baby is in a natural position (the frog position). Some research shows that babies who are swaddled are at greater risk of hip dysplasia (a developmental problem with a baby’s hip joint). You can reduce this by not swaddling too tightly and making sure you are using correct techniques where baby’s hips and knees are free.

It’s also important to note that swaddled babies must never be put on their front to sleep. In this position there is a greater risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and when swaddled on their front they are limited in movement. It’s important for baby’s to be able to lift their head and turn when sleeping on their front and when swaddled this is restricted. Therefore, only newborns should be swaddled and once a baby can roll you should stop swaddling in case they roll onto their front.

How to swaddle with a muslin blanket

With both of my sons I preferred to swaddle with a large muslin blanket. They’re light and breathable which is important to stop baby from overheating. Today there are some beautifully soft muslin swaddles – check out moKee’s organic bamboo muslins.

Here are safe steps to swaddle a baby:

How to wrap a newborn baby in a blanket

If you find swaddling tricky then there are modern, specially-designed swaddling blankets that are made to be hip-friendly and have fastenings to make swaddling easier. Remember that every baby is different and some will sleep best when swaddled and indeed some newborns may hate it. Happy swaddling!


by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

Being a parent means you become good at a lot of things. Toddler negotiation, surviving on little sleep, being able to text whilst simultaneously feeding and clearing up sick and also that technique called ‘swaddling’.

Blog 1 How to swaddle your baby? A guide to baby swaddling by moKee
13 Nov 2019

How to swaddle your baby? A guide to baby swaddling by moKee

How to swaddle your baby - full guide

5 mins read

by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

Being a parent means you become good at a lot of things. Toddler negotiation, surviving on little sleep, being able to text whilst simultaneously feeding and clearing up sick and also that technique called ‘swaddling’.

Ask any new parent and they’ve definitely got a view on how to swaddle a baby correctly.

So what is swaddling?

To swaddle means ‘to wrap a baby tightly in cloth’ to restrict movement. It’s an ancient practice that has been around for centuries and continues to be popular today – though there are certain techniques to ensure baby is not harmed and simply feels snug and secure. By restricting movement it’s thought that it helps a baby to sleep longer (though there’s no research to back this up). Stopping a baby from waking themselves up from their startle reflex means they generally sleep longer.

It’s important to be aware of the risks involved in swaddling. Research has shown swaddled babies feed less frequently, suckle less effectively and that their inhibited arm movement affects their arousal pathways.1

 

Medical opinion on whether swaddling is good practice is divided so be sure to understand all of the risks and swaddle correctly. Never swaddle a baby who is feeding- particularly breastfeeding babies. When breastfeeding they get hot and it is also difficult for babies to get into the natural position for feeding so best leave swaddling to naps.

When swaddling make sure baby is in a natural position (the frog position). Some research shows that babies who are swaddled are at greater risk of hip dysplasia (a developmental problem with a baby’s hip joint). You can reduce this by not swaddling too tightly and making sure you are using correct techniques where baby’s hips and knees are free.

It’s also important to note that swaddled babies must never be put on their front to sleep. In this position there is a greater risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and when swaddled on their front they are limited in movement. It’s important for baby’s to be able to lift their head and turn when sleeping on their front and when swaddled this is restricted. Therefore, only newborns should be swaddled and once a baby can roll you should stop swaddling in case they roll onto their front.

How to swaddle with a muslin blanket

With both of my sons I preferred to swaddle with a large muslin blanket. They’re light and breathable which is important to stop baby from overheating. Today there are some beautifully soft muslin swaddles – check out moKee’s organic bamboo muslins.

Here are safe steps to swaddle a baby:

How to wrap a newborn baby in a blanket

If you find swaddling tricky then there are modern, specially-designed swaddling blankets that are made to be hip-friendly and have fastenings to make swaddling easier. Remember that every baby is different and some will sleep best when swaddled and indeed some newborns may hate it. Happy swaddling!


by Becca Smith @beccasmith_tomlins

Being a parent means you become good at a lot of things. Toddler negotiation, surviving on little sleep, being able to text whilst simultaneously feeding and clearing up sick and also that technique called ‘swaddling’.

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