Mini Wardrobe

by Marta Szczepanik - 25.01.2020

A simple, smart and unique piece of furniture that will help develop your child's independence.

Mini Wardrobe by moKee is a simple & beautifully designed clothes rack for toddlers, older kids, and even adults. How does it work in practice? We asked Hayley Thomposon about it for whom the subject of independence and Montessori education has no secrets. Here is what she told us.

 

Where did the idea and passion for Montessori education come from?

 I first researched the Montessori approach when my son turned one as I wanted to set up an area in the downstairs of our house for him to learn. Maria Montessori’s philosophy really resonated with me and I came to realise that my parents taught me very similar values. To be independent, practical and always follow my own interests, and that’s exactly what I want for my own children as well.

  

What distinguishes Montessori from other ways of learning?

Montessori education is unique as it respects the child’s interests. It also recognises and promotes their independence through skill-based learning. It has suited my son’s needs as he is a visual and kinaesthetic learner. Montessori education has a balanced view of the child’s intellectual, physical, emotional as well as spiritual development, and this is what really inspired me to follow the approach.  

 

Have you arranged a children's room?

 Yes, we have a playroom in the downstairs of our home. I’ve set it up with different areas for my children to explore. These include a music area with a piano, which I play regularly. We also have a writing, mathematics, loose parts, kitchen and reading area as well as his shelves with carefully selected resources to suit their changing needs and development.



A lot of fun in Montessori?

 Montessori is a lot of fun as it follows the child’s individual and developing needs. My son thoroughly enjoys exploring what I’ve placed on his shelves each week. It also allows me to observe where he needs support with the most in his learning.

 

Does the moKee Wardrobe Mini combine fun and education?

 The moKee Wardrobe Mini is a beautiful Montessori inspired piece of furniture and the perfect addition to our home. Wilfred is able to select his own clothes now, promoting independence, as it is at his height. He looks forward to dressing himself each morning and is now learning how to put the hangers back on the rail too.


What characteristics of children's development can it influence?

 

 Learning to dress independently is an important life skill and there are a few different areas of development that it can influence and these are:

  • Gross motor: lifting arms and legs in specific coordinated motions into shirt sleeves and pant legs, and balancing to take off shoes and pants.
  • Fine motor: being able to use fingers to manipulate small objects (zippers, buttons, buckles, and laces).
  • Cognitive: being able to understand the sequence of putting on clothing and to think about how seasons and temperature affect what should be worn.

 

Do children become more independent?

 

Yes, children gain independence when their environment and caregivers facilitate this. I’m very mindful to step back and let my children learn and explore at their own pace but also ensuring the tools are there for them to do so. For instance, I’m going to place pictures on the wall (next to his moKee wardrobe) at his height, of the correct sequence in which he can dress himself. These will act as a visual prompt and build his confidence, so that eventually he will not need my help.

 

What do you think about the children's capsule wardrobe?

 

I really like the idea of a capsule wardrobe for children. They grow so quickly that it seems more appropriate to only buy what they need for a short amount of time and then replace each item when they grow into the next size. Also, I love the minimalist idea of it too and how sustainable a capsule wardrobe is.

 

Can it be made with a moKee Wardrobe mini?

 

I definitely think a capsule wardrobe can be made with a moKee Wardrobe mini! It is the perfect size to fit all of the items on. I love the shelf as well. There are endless possibilities of how you can arrange your child’s clothes on there. Wilfred absolutely loves learning how to dress himself now and the wardrobe mini has really helped play a huge part with that! It’s such a beautiful piece of furniture and fits so well with the rest of his room.


Design that newborns love...

A simple, smart and unique piece of furniture that will help develop your child's independence.

Blog 1 Mini Wardrobe
25 Jan 2021

Mini Wardrobe

Mini Wardrobe

by Marta Szczepanik - 25.01.2020

A simple, smart and unique piece of furniture that will help develop your child's independence.

Mini Wardrobe by moKee is a simple & beautifully designed clothes rack for toddlers, older kids, and even adults. How does it work in practice? We asked Hayley Thomposon about it for whom the subject of independence and Montessori education has no secrets. Here is what she told us.

 

Where did the idea and passion for Montessori education come from?

 I first researched the Montessori approach when my son turned one as I wanted to set up an area in the downstairs of our house for him to learn. Maria Montessori’s philosophy really resonated with me and I came to realise that my parents taught me very similar values. To be independent, practical and always follow my own interests, and that’s exactly what I want for my own children as well.

  

What distinguishes Montessori from other ways of learning?

Montessori education is unique as it respects the child’s interests. It also recognises and promotes their independence through skill-based learning. It has suited my son’s needs as he is a visual and kinaesthetic learner. Montessori education has a balanced view of the child’s intellectual, physical, emotional as well as spiritual development, and this is what really inspired me to follow the approach.  

 

Have you arranged a children's room?

 Yes, we have a playroom in the downstairs of our home. I’ve set it up with different areas for my children to explore. These include a music area with a piano, which I play regularly. We also have a writing, mathematics, loose parts, kitchen and reading area as well as his shelves with carefully selected resources to suit their changing needs and development.



A lot of fun in Montessori?

 Montessori is a lot of fun as it follows the child’s individual and developing needs. My son thoroughly enjoys exploring what I’ve placed on his shelves each week. It also allows me to observe where he needs support with the most in his learning.

 

Does the moKee Wardrobe Mini combine fun and education?

 The moKee Wardrobe Mini is a beautiful Montessori inspired piece of furniture and the perfect addition to our home. Wilfred is able to select his own clothes now, promoting independence, as it is at his height. He looks forward to dressing himself each morning and is now learning how to put the hangers back on the rail too.


What characteristics of children's development can it influence?

 

 Learning to dress independently is an important life skill and there are a few different areas of development that it can influence and these are:

  • Gross motor: lifting arms and legs in specific coordinated motions into shirt sleeves and pant legs, and balancing to take off shoes and pants.
  • Fine motor: being able to use fingers to manipulate small objects (zippers, buttons, buckles, and laces).
  • Cognitive: being able to understand the sequence of putting on clothing and to think about how seasons and temperature affect what should be worn.

 

Do children become more independent?

 

Yes, children gain independence when their environment and caregivers facilitate this. I’m very mindful to step back and let my children learn and explore at their own pace but also ensuring the tools are there for them to do so. For instance, I’m going to place pictures on the wall (next to his moKee wardrobe) at his height, of the correct sequence in which he can dress himself. These will act as a visual prompt and build his confidence, so that eventually he will not need my help.

 

What do you think about the children's capsule wardrobe?

 

I really like the idea of a capsule wardrobe for children. They grow so quickly that it seems more appropriate to only buy what they need for a short amount of time and then replace each item when they grow into the next size. Also, I love the minimalist idea of it too and how sustainable a capsule wardrobe is.

 

Can it be made with a moKee Wardrobe mini?

 

I definitely think a capsule wardrobe can be made with a moKee Wardrobe mini! It is the perfect size to fit all of the items on. I love the shelf as well. There are endless possibilities of how you can arrange your child’s clothes on there. Wilfred absolutely loves learning how to dress himself now and the wardrobe mini has really helped play a huge part with that! It’s such a beautiful piece of furniture and fits so well with the rest of his room.


Design that newborns love...

A simple, smart and unique piece of furniture that will help develop your child's independence.

0

Behind the scene with moKee designers

by Marta Szczepanik - 15.01.2020

We want to make sure each child has a cosy space and the best memories. Mieszko Polański graduated Industrial Design at Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. He loves designing products made of wool felt. Katarzyna Surma studied Furniture Design at Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. She also works as a graphic designer.

As a team they design furniture and every day accessories. They create most of moKee new products. We asked them to share a few secrets of their work.

 

Is designing for babies different? Because of how vulnerable they are and all the safety standards?

 

Of course, designing for babies is a lot different. The reason is simple - we cannot try the thing we created ourselves and decide if it’s comfortable or if something should be changed. We know how we would feel in different situations, we’ve had some practice in sitting, sleeping or working at the desk. But we cannot ask babies if the furniture meets their expectations. Even a child that can already speak won’t be able to tell us how in a long run, something will affect their posture. Luckily, we don’t have to reinvent the wheel - there are anthropometric data, research and standards we always start with. We always pay extra attention to it. At first, it might feel overwhelming - there is so much to check, but as a designer, I consider this an enormous help and blessing - it’s a good starting point and road map for any project. The safety standards help you choose the right one from countless ideas.


What inspires you?

 

That’s a hard question & a very popular one! It depends on what we are doing. I can say, in general, that I am inspired by my childhood. I remember many pieces of furniture and some design solutions. They were rarely perfect, but this makes them so interesting to work with. I remind myself of some of them and analyse. I remember all the crazy ideas me and my siblings had and I try to predict what kids may do with the furniture we are creating and how to make sure they will be safe with all those crazy ideas they will surely have, too.

Of course, the world is different today, and when we look at modern parents we can see how much more preservative they are. We also take into consideration what kind of surrounding parents want to give their children. And the need of every parent is also, obviously, our inspiration. We want to make sure each child has a cosy space and the best memories. Can any one of you say you have been swinging on the moon? But our kids will, and this is a nice thought.


You work with wood, natural felt & plywood. How important is the material for the designer and for the consumer? Are those perspectives different?

 

For sure those are different perspectives. I don’t expect the customer to consider how difficult the process of bending the plywood is. But maybe they do? From the designer point of view working with natural materials is the best thing that happened to us. We both hate ubiquitous plastic, and I believe there are more people like us. Working with wood allows us to move towards real craftsmanship with all the good things it brings. Not to mention the smell of joinery!

When it comes to felt, we have a lot of experience with this material and it surely makes our work more effective and helps to find creative solutions. We appreciate the fact that we can work with certified, sustainable materials produced in Europe. It gives us a feeling we are being fair with our customer





How long it takes to make a new cot bed from nothing. From the second an idea comes to your mind to the moment the final piece is ready to be placed in the baby's room?

 

There is no simple answer. Each project is different and this is the best and the worst thing in a designer’s job. Let’s compare two cot beds you’ve just seen. The first one is wooden with some parts upholstered. The idea came to us one evening and just drawing it was so much fun. We figured out a lot of options for different transformations of the bed. But when the day came, we came to reason, too. We knew we had to eliminate some features in the name of safety. Working on the digital project took us a few weeks. getting the prototype ready took even more time. On the entire project, we spent 3 months of intensive work.

Meanwhile, the second one is a simple metal cot. Here the hardest task was to find a new shape, different from anything on the market, but still minimalistic. I think what made the difference for us was the little detail - how the legs and joined with the upper panel. Creating the digital project took us only 1 day, and the whole thing was done within 2 weeks. Simple as that!

 

Is designing a team job? How do you work together and how come you are still on speaking terms?

It is, without any doubt, teamwork. This is the best approach. This way we don’t face unsolvable problems. If one of us can’t find a solution, the other one helps. Sometimes we call the third party to consult. Each design is a result of many people’s work. The two of use usually split work and I take the very beginning and the end - the fist and the final drawings. Mieszko deals with the production and all project discussions in the middle (the harder part, then).

I think that the reason this works so well is that we have a common taste and common goals. Also, we are both reasonable and we answer to argumentation. We don’t argue and we do not force our own crazy visions. Very often the conflict is resolved by safety standards, client or accountant. But the last-mentioned usually spoils all the fun.

 

What are you most proud of?

 

When it comes to nonmaterial things - I think it’s what Kasia just said - the way we cooperate. We spent a lot of time together and this requires withdrawing extreme emotions when things don’t go according to the plan. We motivate & inspire each other. We are a couple of workaholics, who love their job.

If you are asking about physical stuff, then I think at the moment we are most proud of the new Upholstered Cot Bed - so-called transformers among the cot beds. It was the most complex project, where compromising the standards & vision was extremely hard. It took hours in the workshop. I believe the result is unique and worth all those awake nights.





What are you working on right now?

 

The WoolChairs we are sitting on right now are going to have a younger brother and this is the thing that I have on my mind right now. We are also doing final designs for yet another bed - matching the Tipi Clothes Hanger. There are quite a few beds like that on the market, but ours will take into consideration a lot of functions and needs that are usually omitted. And there are new textile patterns. Quite a lot on our plate.

 

And your latest creations? Please tell us some more about the moKee news we’ve just seen.

 

We’ve said quite a lot about the new cot beds. You also had a chance to see a Baby Bouncer - Little Lullay. We tested it a lot, as we not only wanted to create a rocking item but to make sure the felt has a correct shape to sort of tuck the baby in. The other thing is a baby swing in a moon shape. It’s safe, it’s fun but it’s also an amazing designers’ item. The last thing worth mentioning from our novelties is Tipi Clothes Hanger, perfect for any Indian chief.

 

Do you test your designs on the way and how would you accept the fact that you need to start over, as it’s just not working the way it supposed? Are you the “it is working for me” type of people? Or do you go ahead and, crying a little, you tear the project and start a new one?

 

Of course, we are testing all the way. we need to be prepared for the toughest type of customer - children. If something needs to be started from scratch once again, there is no time for crying or holding to the past. we move on with new ideas. It’s refreshing, and sometimes you can go back to the old idea with a new point of view but without unnecessary pressure. It’s not me, who I am designing for, so it wouldn’t make sense to think “ it works for me”. with that kind of approach I wouldn’t get any joy and satisfaction at this job.




How do you stay creative and innovative? How to follow the trends and not to copy the existing solutions?

 

Watching the market closely is the most important thing to see what your competition is doing and to be a step ahead of them. To stay innovative I keep an eye on other industries to see the general trends, so I can anticipate what will be desired and needed by kids and their parents. Different designing industries are constantly interfusing. The important thing in being innovative is looking closely around you because if you are watchful you can find amazing solutions.

 

Any big plans for the next months?

 

We have some big plans, especially for older kids. Expect the transformable Upholstered bed for older siblings, which is fully adjustable to your needs.


Design that newborns love...

We are proud to announce that today we are launching the first-ever felt baby bouncer - moKee Little Lullay!

Blog 1 Behind the scene with moKee designers
15 Jan 2021

Behind the scene with moKee designers

Behind the scene with moKee designers

by Marta Szczepanik - 15.01.2020

We want to make sure each child has a cosy space and the best memories. Mieszko Polański graduated Industrial Design at Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. He loves designing products made of wool felt. Katarzyna Surma studied Furniture Design at Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. She also works as a graphic designer.

As a team they design furniture and every day accessories. They create most of moKee new products. We asked them to share a few secrets of their work.

 

Is designing for babies different? Because of how vulnerable they are and all the safety standards?

 

Of course, designing for babies is a lot different. The reason is simple - we cannot try the thing we created ourselves and decide if it’s comfortable or if something should be changed. We know how we would feel in different situations, we’ve had some practice in sitting, sleeping or working at the desk. But we cannot ask babies if the furniture meets their expectations. Even a child that can already speak won’t be able to tell us how in a long run, something will affect their posture. Luckily, we don’t have to reinvent the wheel - there are anthropometric data, research and standards we always start with. We always pay extra attention to it. At first, it might feel overwhelming - there is so much to check, but as a designer, I consider this an enormous help and blessing - it’s a good starting point and road map for any project. The safety standards help you choose the right one from countless ideas.


What inspires you?

 

That’s a hard question & a very popular one! It depends on what we are doing. I can say, in general, that I am inspired by my childhood. I remember many pieces of furniture and some design solutions. They were rarely perfect, but this makes them so interesting to work with. I remind myself of some of them and analyse. I remember all the crazy ideas me and my siblings had and I try to predict what kids may do with the furniture we are creating and how to make sure they will be safe with all those crazy ideas they will surely have, too.

Of course, the world is different today, and when we look at modern parents we can see how much more preservative they are. We also take into consideration what kind of surrounding parents want to give their children. And the need of every parent is also, obviously, our inspiration. We want to make sure each child has a cosy space and the best memories. Can any one of you say you have been swinging on the moon? But our kids will, and this is a nice thought.


You work with wood, natural felt & plywood. How important is the material for the designer and for the consumer? Are those perspectives different?

 

For sure those are different perspectives. I don’t expect the customer to consider how difficult the process of bending the plywood is. But maybe they do? From the designer point of view working with natural materials is the best thing that happened to us. We both hate ubiquitous plastic, and I believe there are more people like us. Working with wood allows us to move towards real craftsmanship with all the good things it brings. Not to mention the smell of joinery!

When it comes to felt, we have a lot of experience with this material and it surely makes our work more effective and helps to find creative solutions. We appreciate the fact that we can work with certified, sustainable materials produced in Europe. It gives us a feeling we are being fair with our customer





How long it takes to make a new cot bed from nothing. From the second an idea comes to your mind to the moment the final piece is ready to be placed in the baby's room?

 

There is no simple answer. Each project is different and this is the best and the worst thing in a designer’s job. Let’s compare two cot beds you’ve just seen. The first one is wooden with some parts upholstered. The idea came to us one evening and just drawing it was so much fun. We figured out a lot of options for different transformations of the bed. But when the day came, we came to reason, too. We knew we had to eliminate some features in the name of safety. Working on the digital project took us a few weeks. getting the prototype ready took even more time. On the entire project, we spent 3 months of intensive work.

Meanwhile, the second one is a simple metal cot. Here the hardest task was to find a new shape, different from anything on the market, but still minimalistic. I think what made the difference for us was the little detail - how the legs and joined with the upper panel. Creating the digital project took us only 1 day, and the whole thing was done within 2 weeks. Simple as that!

 

Is designing a team job? How do you work together and how come you are still on speaking terms?

It is, without any doubt, teamwork. This is the best approach. This way we don’t face unsolvable problems. If one of us can’t find a solution, the other one helps. Sometimes we call the third party to consult. Each design is a result of many people’s work. The two of use usually split work and I take the very beginning and the end - the fist and the final drawings. Mieszko deals with the production and all project discussions in the middle (the harder part, then).

I think that the reason this works so well is that we have a common taste and common goals. Also, we are both reasonable and we answer to argumentation. We don’t argue and we do not force our own crazy visions. Very often the conflict is resolved by safety standards, client or accountant. But the last-mentioned usually spoils all the fun.

 

What are you most proud of?

 

When it comes to nonmaterial things - I think it’s what Kasia just said - the way we cooperate. We spent a lot of time together and this requires withdrawing extreme emotions when things don’t go according to the plan. We motivate & inspire each other. We are a couple of workaholics, who love their job.

If you are asking about physical stuff, then I think at the moment we are most proud of the new Upholstered Cot Bed - so-called transformers among the cot beds. It was the most complex project, where compromising the standards & vision was extremely hard. It took hours in the workshop. I believe the result is unique and worth all those awake nights.





What are you working on right now?

 

The WoolChairs we are sitting on right now are going to have a younger brother and this is the thing that I have on my mind right now. We are also doing final designs for yet another bed - matching the Tipi Clothes Hanger. There are quite a few beds like that on the market, but ours will take into consideration a lot of functions and needs that are usually omitted. And there are new textile patterns. Quite a lot on our plate.

 

And your latest creations? Please tell us some more about the moKee news we’ve just seen.

 

We’ve said quite a lot about the new cot beds. You also had a chance to see a Baby Bouncer - Little Lullay. We tested it a lot, as we not only wanted to create a rocking item but to make sure the felt has a correct shape to sort of tuck the baby in. The other thing is a baby swing in a moon shape. It’s safe, it’s fun but it’s also an amazing designers’ item. The last thing worth mentioning from our novelties is Tipi Clothes Hanger, perfect for any Indian chief.

 

Do you test your designs on the way and how would you accept the fact that you need to start over, as it’s just not working the way it supposed? Are you the “it is working for me” type of people? Or do you go ahead and, crying a little, you tear the project and start a new one?

 

Of course, we are testing all the way. we need to be prepared for the toughest type of customer - children. If something needs to be started from scratch once again, there is no time for crying or holding to the past. we move on with new ideas. It’s refreshing, and sometimes you can go back to the old idea with a new point of view but without unnecessary pressure. It’s not me, who I am designing for, so it wouldn’t make sense to think “ it works for me”. with that kind of approach I wouldn’t get any joy and satisfaction at this job.




How do you stay creative and innovative? How to follow the trends and not to copy the existing solutions?

 

Watching the market closely is the most important thing to see what your competition is doing and to be a step ahead of them. To stay innovative I keep an eye on other industries to see the general trends, so I can anticipate what will be desired and needed by kids and their parents. Different designing industries are constantly interfusing. The important thing in being innovative is looking closely around you because if you are watchful you can find amazing solutions.

 

Any big plans for the next months?

 

We have some big plans, especially for older kids. Expect the transformable Upholstered bed for older siblings, which is fully adjustable to your needs.


Design that newborns love...

We are proud to announce that today we are launching the first-ever felt baby bouncer - moKee Little Lullay!

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The magic of bouncer Little Lullay

by Marta Szczepanik - 15.01.2020

Number one advice the new parents get? SLEEP WHEN THE BABY SLEEPS. Yeah, right.

This could be great advice if only you could cook when the baby cooks, vacuum when the baby vacuums, take a shower when the baby takes a bath & eat when the baby eats. The constant struggle for any new parent for the first months is - doing everything one-handed, often rocking your baby rhythmically.

The only thing that seems to help is a baby bouncer. A bouncer will allow you to cook, vacuum, take a short shower and eat (and a few others) while your baby is rocking in the bouncer with a view on mamma or daddy. It's a must-have.

 


We are proud to announce that today we are launching the first-ever felt baby bouncer - moKee Little Lullay. We have worked on this design for many months, trying to create a bouncer masterpiece.


And here it is - the best materials (FSC beechwood, our favourite wool felt & surgical stainless steel), the new take on design (the legs are swinging up and down just a little bit, to adjust to the baby's weight and body - just like your arms are adjusting to you baby to hold them tight & comfy), beautiful and longlasting. It started with a brave idea, that we can do it slightly different & better. We sketched, we talked, we tested.

Today we are excited to say HERE IT IS!


✓ The first-ever baby bouncer made of felt

✓ Made of the highest quality materials: beechwood, wool felt,       surgical stainless steel

✓ Five-point harness for extra support

✓ Safety strips length can be regulated

✓ Bouncers' legs made of steel allow the whole construction to spring up & down a little, making the bounces comfier for a baby. The felt can adjust its shape to the baby's body.

✓ Includes machine-washable liner

✓ Tested for safety


Design that newborns love...

We are proud to announce that today we are launching the first-ever felt baby bouncer - moKee Little Lullay!

Blog 1 The magic of bouncer Little Lullay
15 Jan 2021

The magic of bouncer Little Lullay

The magic of bouncer Little Lullay

by Marta Szczepanik - 15.01.2020

Number one advice the new parents get? SLEEP WHEN THE BABY SLEEPS. Yeah, right.

This could be great advice if only you could cook when the baby cooks, vacuum when the baby vacuums, take a shower when the baby takes a bath & eat when the baby eats. The constant struggle for any new parent for the first months is - doing everything one-handed, often rocking your baby rhythmically.

The only thing that seems to help is a baby bouncer. A bouncer will allow you to cook, vacuum, take a short shower and eat (and a few others) while your baby is rocking in the bouncer with a view on mamma or daddy. It's a must-have.

 


We are proud to announce that today we are launching the first-ever felt baby bouncer - moKee Little Lullay. We have worked on this design for many months, trying to create a bouncer masterpiece.


And here it is - the best materials (FSC beechwood, our favourite wool felt & surgical stainless steel), the new take on design (the legs are swinging up and down just a little bit, to adjust to the baby's weight and body - just like your arms are adjusting to you baby to hold them tight & comfy), beautiful and longlasting. It started with a brave idea, that we can do it slightly different & better. We sketched, we talked, we tested.

Today we are excited to say HERE IT IS!


✓ The first-ever baby bouncer made of felt

✓ Made of the highest quality materials: beechwood, wool felt,       surgical stainless steel

✓ Five-point harness for extra support

✓ Safety strips length can be regulated

✓ Bouncers' legs made of steel allow the whole construction to spring up & down a little, making the bounces comfier for a baby. The felt can adjust its shape to the baby's body.

✓ Includes machine-washable liner

✓ Tested for safety


Design that newborns love...

We are proud to announce that today we are launching the first-ever felt baby bouncer - moKee Little Lullay!

0

Winter Bobbles - winter layette!

by Marta Szczepanik - 22.12.2020

With the first blast of cold wind and upcoming Christmas, we are just about to introduce you to our first winter fabric! The madness of bobbles, hats and mittens will not only put you in a joyful mood but will also warm you up and wake up the winter holiday vibes.

The moKee textiles are made with great care, attention to detail and high-quality materials, 100% cotton in this case. The team, who sew products in our Krakow workshop, make every effort to ensure that the textiles our customers chose can be used for many years, from generation to generation.

The new moKee fabric is proof that winter is fun and that regardless of the season we can surprise you with new products!

You will find the pattern of Winter Bobbles on compact and cosy summer-winter moKee sleeping bags, providing comfort at any temperature thanks to two removable covers. Sleeping bags are both a super substitute for the kids bedding in the first months of their life and can be a travel assistant in a pram and car.


And there is also a Winter Bobbles Bedding! Just imagine a lazy, snowy morning with a longer lie-in with your baby. Or a pillow battle if the kids are not big fans of lie-ins.


If you are having a winter baby, moKee Winter Bobbles are a must-have. They go great with a simple design of moKee Mini & Midi Cots and all our Moses Baskets.


Design that newborns love...

The new moKee fabric Winter Bobbles is proof that winter is fun and that regardless of the season we can surprise you with new products!

Blog 1 Winter Bobbles - winter layette
22 Dec 2020

Winter Bobbles - winter layette

Winter Bobbles - winter layette!

by Marta Szczepanik - 22.12.2020

With the first blast of cold wind and upcoming Christmas, we are just about to introduce you to our first winter fabric! The madness of bobbles, hats and mittens will not only put you in a joyful mood but will also warm you up and wake up the winter holiday vibes.

The moKee textiles are made with great care, attention to detail and high-quality materials, 100% cotton in this case. The team, who sew products in our Krakow workshop, make every effort to ensure that the textiles our customers chose can be used for many years, from generation to generation.

The new moKee fabric is proof that winter is fun and that regardless of the season we can surprise you with new products!

You will find the pattern of Winter Bobbles on compact and cosy summer-winter moKee sleeping bags, providing comfort at any temperature thanks to two removable covers. Sleeping bags are both a super substitute for the kids bedding in the first months of their life and can be a travel assistant in a pram and car.


And there is also a Winter Bobbles Bedding! Just imagine a lazy, snowy morning with a longer lie-in with your baby. Or a pillow battle if the kids are not big fans of lie-ins.


If you are having a winter baby, moKee Winter Bobbles are a must-have. They go great with a simple design of moKee Mini & Midi Cots and all our Moses Baskets.


Design that newborns love...

The new moKee fabric Winter Bobbles is proof that winter is fun and that regardless of the season we can surprise you with new products!

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We work without changes

by moKee team - 02.12.2020

Dear Customers,

In view of the continuing high number of infections and the difficult pandemic situation that has been going on for several months, we would like to come back to you with the information that the moKee is functioning unchanged!

All orders are sent through the services of a courier companyand we are sending pacels the next business day. Orders are sent according to standard shipping time or even faster. Christmas time is ahead of us - all orders placed by 17 December, will be delivered before Christmas!

Workshops, factories and our logistics center operate unchanged. Employees have been informed of new procedures and their work is controlled. Employees whose work allows them to work remotely will perform their duties online.

 

A high level of customer service is one of moKee's top priorities. Our employees respond to emails and inquiries and are available every day, including weekends. We would like to remind you that our CUSTOMER SERVICE is at your disposal at tlc@mokee.eu

 

We also encourage you to follow our social profiles, where we share all the information on a regular basis.

 

 

At the same time, we would like to draw your attention to taking all precautions, avoiding clusters of people and following the recommendations of the authorities and WHO. Everyone's safety is now the most important thing.

 

Best wishes,

moKee team

Design that newborns love...

Snow White

White Beech

Watermelon

In view of the continuing high number of infections and the difficult pandemic situation that has been going on for several months, we would like to come back to you with the information that the moKee is functioning unchanged!

Blog 1 moKee works without changes
03 Dec 2020

moKee works without changes

We work without changes

by moKee team - 02.12.2020

Dear Customers,

In view of the continuing high number of infections and the difficult pandemic situation that has been going on for several months, we would like to come back to you with the information that the moKee is functioning unchanged!

All orders are sent through the services of a courier companyand we are sending pacels the next business day. Orders are sent according to standard shipping time or even faster. Christmas time is ahead of us - all orders placed by 17 December, will be delivered before Christmas!

Workshops, factories and our logistics center operate unchanged. Employees have been informed of new procedures and their work is controlled. Employees whose work allows them to work remotely will perform their duties online.

 

A high level of customer service is one of moKee's top priorities. Our employees respond to emails and inquiries and are available every day, including weekends. We would like to remind you that our CUSTOMER SERVICE is at your disposal at tlc@mokee.eu

 

We also encourage you to follow our social profiles, where we share all the information on a regular basis.

 

 

At the same time, we would like to draw your attention to taking all precautions, avoiding clusters of people and following the recommendations of the authorities and WHO. Everyone's safety is now the most important thing.

 

Best wishes,

moKee team

Design that newborns love...

Snow White

White Beech

Watermelon

In view of the continuing high number of infections and the difficult pandemic situation that has been going on for several months, we would like to come back to you with the information that the moKee is functioning unchanged!

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Black & white nursery

2 min read

by Marta Szczepanik marta@mokee.eu

Newborns are not very good at noticing stuff. They like things to be clear. They will never tell pink from red. But they see better if you offer them high contrast visual stimulation. Black & white helps your baby to focus. Focusing helps your baby to develop.

We check probably a million of inspirations, and finally, we decide on one. During the first year of your baby's life, the nursery will be their ENTIRE UNIVERSE. And forever, this first nursery will be the oldest memory and a postcard from childhood.



Black & white is far from boring. It's symmetry, a world of contrasts, a play with shapes and textures. It's boldness. It's also a safe base for adding any other decor in the future. And when in such a space you decide to go for a black cot instead of a white one, the whole nursery gets a cutting-edge vibe, and the nursery looks like no other.

The monochrome interior is a great starting point for future changes in the baby's room. We can say that the black & white room will grow with the baby. As their needs will change, so will the nursery by implementing additional colours and hanging its character.

The monochrome interior is a great starting point for future changes in the baby's room. We can say that the black & white room will grow with the baby. As their needs will change, so will the nursery by implementing additional colours and hanging its character.



Today, we produce everything parents need to create a unique baby space. We follow the trends, and we are proud to say that our cots, Moses baskets and accessories are continuously the heart and beginning of amazing design ideas for beautiful and practical baby rooms.

Download a free catalogue now and see how the nurseries are done nowadays.

Design that newborns love...

Black & white is far from boring. It's symmetry, a world of contrasts, a play with shapes and textures. It's boldness. It's also a safe base for adding any other decor in the future.

Blog 1 Black and white nursery
27 Nov 2020

Black and white nursery

Black & white nursery

2 min read

by Marta Szczepanik marta@mokee.eu

Newborns are not very good at noticing stuff. They like things to be clear. They will never tell pink from red. But they see better if you offer them high contrast visual stimulation. Black & white helps your baby to focus. Focusing helps your baby to develop.

We check probably a million of inspirations, and finally, we decide on one. During the first year of your baby's life, the nursery will be their ENTIRE UNIVERSE. And forever, this first nursery will be the oldest memory and a postcard from childhood.



Black & white is far from boring. It's symmetry, a world of contrasts, a play with shapes and textures. It's boldness. It's also a safe base for adding any other decor in the future. And when in such a space you decide to go for a black cot instead of a white one, the whole nursery gets a cutting-edge vibe, and the nursery looks like no other.

The monochrome interior is a great starting point for future changes in the baby's room. We can say that the black & white room will grow with the baby. As their needs will change, so will the nursery by implementing additional colours and hanging its character.

The monochrome interior is a great starting point for future changes in the baby's room. We can say that the black & white room will grow with the baby. As their needs will change, so will the nursery by implementing additional colours and hanging its character.



Today, we produce everything parents need to create a unique baby space. We follow the trends, and we are proud to say that our cots, Moses baskets and accessories are continuously the heart and beginning of amazing design ideas for beautiful and practical baby rooms.

Download a free catalogue now and see how the nurseries are done nowadays.

Design that newborns love...

Black & white is far from boring. It's symmetry, a world of contrasts, a play with shapes and textures. It's boldness. It's also a safe base for adding any other decor in the future.

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moKee photoshoot: 3 inspiring nurseries everyone can create

6 min read

by Madlena Szeliga madlena@mokee.eu

What we did seemed crazy.

3 days, ALL our products and more (somehow it is possible against the official logic!), 6 kids plus some of our own just acting as set-assistants, 1 photographer, a bunch of amazing stylists and around 2000 pictures to choose from. Oh, and let’s not forget 1 amazing homemade cheesecake we had to share.

That was moKee’s photoshoot weekend in a nutshell.


But let’s go to the tasty details. We’ve dreamt about this photoshoot for some time now, and we finally made it happen. We wanted to show our product range in a new, inspiring set-up. Don’t get us wrong, we still love pastels, but we wanted to show you how bold and breathtaking a nursery can be.

And how different, even though it’s built from the same set of moKee furniture.

We created 3 completely different rooms.

Black & White space

For simplicity lovers, and for all parents who are up to date with the latest newborn psychology studies. Babies love black&white because they can see those colours.

They concentrate better and stay focused longer while looking at contrasting objects.


Kids in a jungle nursery

Because kids are wild by nature! And because nature is the best decorator (see how beautiful the world is, where people haven’t spoilt it yet).

We put animals, flowers, wood and wool in the room, all-natural ingredients, and a lot of green colours and we created a jungle space for kids to act wild!


Go for colours baby room

We wanted to illustrate childhood happiness so we took all the colours of the rainbow and made a room out of them. we feared nothing - there was no colour mix we thought was too brave. The rules of matching colours are good for boring adults. There are no rules here, just pure joy. We strongly believe a room like this will evoke truly childlike creativity, which will stay with you baby forever.


We’ve seen a lot of magic on the set! Our little models were delightful and very professional. We were having so much fun but also had the work done in no time. The smiles were genuine, the joy was pure. No kidding there.

We saw some miracles, too.

A little boy, who never goes to sleep in his cot at home and needs to stay in mommy's arms, fell asleep in moKee Classic Wicker Basket. And wouldn’t leave the place. He was crying his lungs out when the parents wanted to take him out of a basket and head home. Best recommendation ever!

And two sisters that, according to their mum, never play together at home, suddenly started jumping together, laughing, sharing toys, hugging and ended up having the best bath ever.

We consider this the magic of moKee.

The only thing that didn’t seem to work was the coffee machine. But then, we figured it’s just the person writing this post who cannot work the machine. The coffee was great, too.

 

PS. We wanted to thank all brands partnering with us.

Thanks to Czuczu for sending over the best contrast books for newborn.

And thanks for Little lights for the lamps that made those nurseries brighter.

Baby and Travel store - without you guys & your cheerful ducks, the bath would not be the same. Janod - thanks for the colours to play with!

Dekornik - your wallpaper made the jungle seem so real!

I ha ha - without you this would be a much less delightful ride!


Design that newborns love...


Design that newborns love...

We created 3 inspiring nurseries. Bold design, amazing colours, unusuall themes & great furniture. moKee photoshoot was the best adventure we had so far in 2020.

Blog 1 moKee photoshoot: 3 inspiring nurseries everyone can create
03 Oct 2020

moKee photoshoot: 3 inspiring nurseries everyone can create

moKee photoshoot: 3 inspiring nurseries everyone can create

6 min read

by Madlena Szeliga madlena@mokee.eu

What we did seemed crazy.

3 days, ALL our products and more (somehow it is possible against the official logic!), 6 kids plus some of our own just acting as set-assistants, 1 photographer, a bunch of amazing stylists and around 2000 pictures to choose from. Oh, and let’s not forget 1 amazing homemade cheesecake we had to share.

That was moKee’s photoshoot weekend in a nutshell.


But let’s go to the tasty details. We’ve dreamt about this photoshoot for some time now, and we finally made it happen. We wanted to show our product range in a new, inspiring set-up. Don’t get us wrong, we still love pastels, but we wanted to show you how bold and breathtaking a nursery can be.

And how different, even though it’s built from the same set of moKee furniture.

We created 3 completely different rooms.

Black & White space

For simplicity lovers, and for all parents who are up to date with the latest newborn psychology studies. Babies love black&white because they can see those colours.

They concentrate better and stay focused longer while looking at contrasting objects.


Kids in a jungle nursery

Because kids are wild by nature! And because nature is the best decorator (see how beautiful the world is, where people haven’t spoilt it yet).

We put animals, flowers, wood and wool in the room, all-natural ingredients, and a lot of green colours and we created a jungle space for kids to act wild!


Go for colours baby room

We wanted to illustrate childhood happiness so we took all the colours of the rainbow and made a room out of them. we feared nothing - there was no colour mix we thought was too brave. The rules of matching colours are good for boring adults. There are no rules here, just pure joy. We strongly believe a room like this will evoke truly childlike creativity, which will stay with you baby forever.


We’ve seen a lot of magic on the set! Our little models were delightful and very professional. We were having so much fun but also had the work done in no time. The smiles were genuine, the joy was pure. No kidding there.

We saw some miracles, too.

A little boy, who never goes to sleep in his cot at home and needs to stay in mommy's arms, fell asleep in moKee Classic Wicker Basket. And wouldn’t leave the place. He was crying his lungs out when the parents wanted to take him out of a basket and head home. Best recommendation ever!

And two sisters that, according to their mum, never play together at home, suddenly started jumping together, laughing, sharing toys, hugging and ended up having the best bath ever.

We consider this the magic of moKee.

The only thing that didn’t seem to work was the coffee machine. But then, we figured it’s just the person writing this post who cannot work the machine. The coffee was great, too.

 

PS. We wanted to thank all brands partnering with us.

Thanks to Czuczu for sending over the best contrast books for newborn.

And thanks for Little lights for the lamps that made those nurseries brighter.

Baby and Travel store - without you guys & your cheerful ducks, the bath would not be the same. Janod - thanks for the colours to play with!

Dekornik - your wallpaper made the jungle seem so real!

I ha ha - without you this would be a much less delightful ride!


Design that newborns love...


Design that newborns love...

We created 3 inspiring nurseries. Bold design, amazing colours, unusuall themes & great furniture. moKee photoshoot was the best adventure we had so far in 2020.

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moKee Birth School Online: healthy diet during pregnancy

4 min read

by Madlena Szeliga madlena@mokee.eu

You are growing a new human being! That’s a hard job and your body needs to be well prepared for this extraordinary task.

Fill your body with nice & heathy food during the pregnancy. A well-balanced diet will give you and your baby lots of energy.

Don’t eat for two - it’s a myth you need to do so. You can be more hungry than usual, though. Eat up to your hunger but don’t overeat.

What is your balanced diet?

A balanced diet should consist of lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. They contain a lot of fibre, which will help you to avoid constipation. Constipation of quite common during pregnancy, so eat a fair amount of fruits and veggies and drink plenty of water.

It’s also important to get enough carbohydrates. Good sources are brown bread, pasta and oats.

Remember about your proteins, too. Great sources of protein are meat o fish, but if you are vegan you can replace them with beans or nuts.

 

Important thing is that the meat you eat during pregnancy should be cooked through. Be careful with cold cured meats like salami or chorizo (they might contain parasites, which cause toxoplasmosis).

Avoid liver and pâté (even a vegetarian one), because they are high in vitamin A and studies show that excessive amounts of vitamin A during pregnancy can cause congenital birth abnormalities.

 

When it comes to fish you should have 2 portions of fish per week. This included 1 portion of oily fish, such as salmon or mackerel. Avoid deep-sea fishes like sprat fish or marlin. Good news is that smoked salmon is perfectly fine and so is sushi, but only if the fish was frozen first.

Take a look at the amount of tuna you are having. You can have 2 tuna stakes or 4 tuna cans a week.

 

Eggs are also a great source of protein. The safest option is to choose eggs stamped with a British Lion mark. If the eggs don’t have the stamp they have to be cooked (no running yolk allowed). Also, be careful about homemade mayonnaise.

 

You can also eat dairy products while you are pregnant.

  • Hard cheeses (like cheddar) are absolutely ok.
  • Soft cheeses (for example mozzarella cheese, cream cheese or cottage) are also ok as long as they are pasteurised (if they are not it should say so on the packet). Always cook unpasteurised cheese.
  • Regarding the blue cheeses - eat them only cooked.

Drink or not to drink?

When it comes to questionable drinks, it’s ok to have coffee, as most pregnant women ask about this. You can take 200 milligrams of caffeine a day. This equals about 1–2 cups of coffee. However, remember that caffeine is also in chocolate bars and fizzy drinks.

Don’t drink more than 4 herbal teas a day.

 

Of course, remember that alcohol is harmful to your baby. High-levels of alcohol have been researched and we know they ave great negative impact on the baby’s wellbeing. Although we are not sure about the effect of low amounts of alcohol it’s safe to say that any amount of alcohol should be avoided during pregnancy.

Some extra vitamins

You should have all your vitamins coming from the balanced diet, but there are 2 supplements recommended for pregnant women:

  • folic acid (400 micrograms a day) - you should start taking it when you are trying to conceive and then up to 12 weeks pregnant
  • vitamin D (10 micrograms a day) - all the way through your pregnancy and breastfeeding

 

Take care of yourself: eat well, sleep on your left side, exercise if you can and remember to have a rest!

Join our next Birth School sessions!



Design that newborns love...


Design that newborns love...

During the first meeting of moKee Birth School Online Autumn edition Sophie Marting was explaining how you can eat healthy during pregnancy. Here is your quick guide to well-balanced pregnant diet.

Blog 1 moKee Birth School Online: healthy diet during pregnancy
02 Oct 2020

moKee Birth School Online: healthy diet during pregnancy

moKee Birth School Online: healthy diet during pregnancy

4 min read

by Madlena Szeliga madlena@mokee.eu

You are growing a new human being! That’s a hard job and your body needs to be well prepared for this extraordinary task.

Fill your body with nice & heathy food during the pregnancy. A well-balanced diet will give you and your baby lots of energy.

Don’t eat for two - it’s a myth you need to do so. You can be more hungry than usual, though. Eat up to your hunger but don’t overeat.

What is your balanced diet?

A balanced diet should consist of lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. They contain a lot of fibre, which will help you to avoid constipation. Constipation of quite common during pregnancy, so eat a fair amount of fruits and veggies and drink plenty of water.

It’s also important to get enough carbohydrates. Good sources are brown bread, pasta and oats.

Remember about your proteins, too. Great sources of protein are meat o fish, but if you are vegan you can replace them with beans or nuts.

 

Important thing is that the meat you eat during pregnancy should be cooked through. Be careful with cold cured meats like salami or chorizo (they might contain parasites, which cause toxoplasmosis).

Avoid liver and pâté (even a vegetarian one), because they are high in vitamin A and studies show that excessive amounts of vitamin A during pregnancy can cause congenital birth abnormalities.

 

When it comes to fish you should have 2 portions of fish per week. This included 1 portion of oily fish, such as salmon or mackerel. Avoid deep-sea fishes like sprat fish or marlin. Good news is that smoked salmon is perfectly fine and so is sushi, but only if the fish was frozen first.

Take a look at the amount of tuna you are having. You can have 2 tuna stakes or 4 tuna cans a week.

 

Eggs are also a great source of protein. The safest option is to choose eggs stamped with a British Lion mark. If the eggs don’t have the stamp they have to be cooked (no running yolk allowed). Also, be careful about homemade mayonnaise.

 

You can also eat dairy products while you are pregnant.

  • Hard cheeses (like cheddar) are absolutely ok.
  • Soft cheeses (for example mozzarella cheese, cream cheese or cottage) are also ok as long as they are pasteurised (if they are not it should say so on the packet). Always cook unpasteurised cheese.
  • Regarding the blue cheeses - eat them only cooked.

Drink or not to drink?

When it comes to questionable drinks, it’s ok to have coffee, as most pregnant women ask about this. You can take 200 milligrams of caffeine a day. This equals about 1–2 cups of coffee. However, remember that caffeine is also in chocolate bars and fizzy drinks.

Don’t drink more than 4 herbal teas a day.

 

Of course, remember that alcohol is harmful to your baby. High-levels of alcohol have been researched and we know they ave great negative impact on the baby’s wellbeing. Although we are not sure about the effect of low amounts of alcohol it’s safe to say that any amount of alcohol should be avoided during pregnancy.

Some extra vitamins

You should have all your vitamins coming from the balanced diet, but there are 2 supplements recommended for pregnant women:

  • folic acid (400 micrograms a day) - you should start taking it when you are trying to conceive and then up to 12 weeks pregnant
  • vitamin D (10 micrograms a day) - all the way through your pregnancy and breastfeeding

 

Take care of yourself: eat well, sleep on your left side, exercise if you can and remember to have a rest!

Join our next Birth School sessions!



Design that newborns love...


Design that newborns love...

During the first meeting of moKee Birth School Online Autumn edition Sophie Marting was explaining how you can eat healthy during pregnancy. Here is your quick guide to well-balanced pregnant diet.

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Parenthings: The teething mystery

4 min read

by Madlena Szeliga madlena@mokee.eu

Oh, the teething! The ever-ongoing, neverending, mysterious phenomenon. You never know when it has started, you cannot be sure if it’s approaching. You suspect when it’s over. You welcome every tooth with joy and gratitude. One less to go.

Let’s be honest: there is no nightmare of teething. Because in order to experience any nightmare one must actually get some SLEEP.

I was a proud mother of “a baby who sleeps through the night” for around 4 months. And suddenly I become one of those “I never get any sleep” kind of mums. I didn’t know those 2 worlds are so close.

I blame the teething.

It’s been over 7 months now and it’s getting worse. Just to get you a quick overview, this was my night today:

7 pm - baby goes to sleep

10 pm - 1st feeding time

11 pm - I go to sleep (I know, too late. I’ve been telling myself this every morning!)

00:01 am - 2nd feed

1 am - 3d feed

2 am - 4th feed

3:30 am - 5th feed

4 am - there goes the 6th one (or is it still the previous one?)

6 am - GOOD MORNING - baby is up & happy

 

And here is he graphic represenation of the night, if you, like I, are too tired to read:

I feel that most of those feeds are just for comfort, not out of hunger. And the wake-ups are accompanied by crying and rubbing the gums quite heavily.

3 teeth are out. So much more to come yet.

I’ve been researching teething pain in order to understand how my son feels and work on my empathy and shockingly I found that medical studies showing - IT’S NOT SUCH A BIG DEAL.

Apparently, way in the past, teething was linked to all baby’s sickness symptoms, and even sometimes assign as a reason of death. This is simply because, when we don’t have other evidence we tend to think that things that occur at the same time have some casual link. And as the teething is a continuous story of babies 6 - 24 months old, any fever, diarrhoea, mood swings, and others were (and still are) believed to be just the effect of new teeth cutting their way through soft gums.

Meanwhile, a study completed in 2000, published in Pediatrics journal, shows that we, parents, are overreacting blaming it all on poor, innocent teeth.

According to researchers, there is no association between toothdays and temperature.

The situation was similar with loose stools - staff observing patients didn’t report any association between loose stools and teeth eruption.

Doctors say that the pain of teething is actually a mild one and no much different from the pain of second teeth growing. And we don’t hear about the second teething nightmares, do we?

Why do we experience all the pain, the wakeups & the fevers then? Because that’s just the reality of being a baby - they are extremely vulnerable to infections and go through growth spurts effecting in poorer mood or mild sickness from time to time.

Knowing all that I look forward to the next (what I assume will be) sleepless night with no much optimism, some understanding and a lot of hope that this will end someday. Sure helps to have an older child. You know the day will come when they have all the teeth and don’t want to wake up for kindergarten. But those two facts are in no way linked. Pure miraculous coincidence.

So have you been woken up 5 times last night? What is your WORST teething experience?


Design that newborns love...

This is one tired & sleepless parent's sad story about the teething.

The ever-ongoing, neverending, mysterious phenomenon. You never know when it has started, you cannot be sure if it’s approaching. You suspect when it’s over. You welcome every tooth with joy and gratitude. One less to go.

Can you relate?

Blog 1 Parenthings: The teething mystery
29 Sep 2020

Parenthings: The teething mystery

Parenthings: The teething mystery

4 min read

by Madlena Szeliga madlena@mokee.eu

Oh, the teething! The ever-ongoing, neverending, mysterious phenomenon. You never know when it has started, you cannot be sure if it’s approaching. You suspect when it’s over. You welcome every tooth with joy and gratitude. One less to go.

Let’s be honest: there is no nightmare of teething. Because in order to experience any nightmare one must actually get some SLEEP.

I was a proud mother of “a baby who sleeps through the night” for around 4 months. And suddenly I become one of those “I never get any sleep” kind of mums. I didn’t know those 2 worlds are so close.

I blame the teething.

It’s been over 7 months now and it’s getting worse. Just to get you a quick overview, this was my night today:

7 pm - baby goes to sleep

10 pm - 1st feeding time

11 pm - I go to sleep (I know, too late. I’ve been telling myself this every morning!)

00:01 am - 2nd feed

1 am - 3d feed

2 am - 4th feed

3:30 am - 5th feed

4 am - there goes the 6th one (or is it still the previous one?)

6 am - GOOD MORNING - baby is up & happy

 

And here is he graphic represenation of the night, if you, like I, are too tired to read:

I feel that most of those feeds are just for comfort, not out of hunger. And the wake-ups are accompanied by crying and rubbing the gums quite heavily.

3 teeth are out. So much more to come yet.

I’ve been researching teething pain in order to understand how my son feels and work on my empathy and shockingly I found that medical studies showing - IT’S NOT SUCH A BIG DEAL.

Apparently, way in the past, teething was linked to all baby’s sickness symptoms, and even sometimes assign as a reason of death. This is simply because, when we don’t have other evidence we tend to think that things that occur at the same time have some casual link. And as the teething is a continuous story of babies 6 - 24 months old, any fever, diarrhoea, mood swings, and others were (and still are) believed to be just the effect of new teeth cutting their way through soft gums.

Meanwhile, a study completed in 2000, published in Pediatrics journal, shows that we, parents, are overreacting blaming it all on poor, innocent teeth.

According to researchers, there is no association between toothdays and temperature.

The situation was similar with loose stools - staff observing patients didn’t report any association between loose stools and teeth eruption.

Doctors say that the pain of teething is actually a mild one and no much different from the pain of second teeth growing. And we don’t hear about the second teething nightmares, do we?

Why do we experience all the pain, the wakeups & the fevers then? Because that’s just the reality of being a baby - they are extremely vulnerable to infections and go through growth spurts effecting in poorer mood or mild sickness from time to time.

Knowing all that I look forward to the next (what I assume will be) sleepless night with no much optimism, some understanding and a lot of hope that this will end someday. Sure helps to have an older child. You know the day will come when they have all the teeth and don’t want to wake up for kindergarten. But those two facts are in no way linked. Pure miraculous coincidence.

So have you been woken up 5 times last night? What is your WORST teething experience?


Design that newborns love...

This is one tired & sleepless parent's sad story about the teething.

The ever-ongoing, neverending, mysterious phenomenon. You never know when it has started, you cannot be sure if it’s approaching. You suspect when it’s over. You welcome every tooth with joy and gratitude. One less to go.

Can you relate?

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