We recently moved to a new website, but didn’t move all our more indepth information, so here’s an outline on Snugtime baby and kids sleeping bags from our old site that may provide some extra information to help you decide on the best option for you. Snugtime sleeping bags from the blanket sleeper range are styled like body suites, including legs which allow your child to move unrestricted and giving everyone more chance of a good night sleep. As babies become toddlers, or babies who just love to stand up at a young age, typical sleeping bags can feel too restrictive, but younger children also tend to kick off blankets so they wake up cold. Snugtime blanket sleepers offer a fantastic alternative that stay on, but don’t restrict leg movement.
Snugtime blanket sleepers, which have legs and arms, also have grips on the feet that help avoid slips and let your child walk around while they do their teeth and other night time activities just before going to bed. Snugtime sleeping bags come in a cute range of colours and designs, so checkout our Snugtime baby and kids sleeping bag range for a better nights sleep.
When selecting your sleeping bag, take note of the TOG rating. TOG is a British test that rates the thermal resistance of fabric. It is an initial guide only, and doesn’t account for styling. Garments with a high Tog rating are better suited to cold winter nights, whereas those with a low Tog rating are suited to warm summer nights. As an example, for a baby only wearing a nappy, if the room temperature is 18-22°C an outfit with a TOG rating of 2 would be most appropriate. However, this is a guide only and children should be checked for signs of overheating. If the baby is also wearing a top & pants, this would add to the TOG rating. The TOG rating & approximate suitable temperature is listed with each item.
Posted by Scott on 26th April 2011 (www.motherslove.com.au)
Pediped Originals are soft leather baby shoes suited to babies and toddlers up to 2 years of age. They have been awarded the prestigious American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance in support of the many beneficial attributes Pediped Originals baby shoes offer to promote quality foot health, including soft cushioned leather soles, a wide toe box and soft leather uppers.
Also reflecting the focus of Pediped on children’s safety, their leather, suede and nubuck are the highest quality eco-leather and are regularly tested to meet both the CPSIA guidelines and the British and European Safety Standards for Toys product safety (EN71-3), ensuring Pediped Originals do not contain harmful levels of substances such as lead.
Pediped Originals Features and Benefits
Posted by Scott on 25th April 2011 (www.motherslove.com.au)
Soft leather baby shoes with leather soles offer great flexibility to allow the best development of growing baby and toddler feet. But as little walkers gain confidence to walk free of walls and couches, grip becomes an important factor to avoid extra spills.
My daughter’s first baby shoes were Robeez, which offered a very flexible sole with a single layer of leather. As a starter shoe they were great, with Sienna spending a couple of months from around 13-15 months doing lots of standing up, couch walking and occasional launches from the couch to my waiting hands. The Robeez shoes protected her toes, gave a bit of extra grip over socks, and looked pretty spiffy.
But when Sienna graduated to a more frequent walker around 16 months, the limitation of suede soles became apparent. Suede leather provides some grip, but when toddlers are beginning to walk more frequently, suede leather quickly ‘shines up’, as per the photo (you can actually see Sienna’s foot print!). A good feature of suede is you can scrub it with a brush in water and the textured surface returns, but I found it was shining up before I remembered to scrub it again, and Sienna kept slipping everytime she stopped suddenly. At this point I wish I had know about Pediped baby shoes.
Pediped Originals are the Pediped newborn to 2 year old toddler range, and have a leather sole, but they also have a thin non-slip coating that feels like it’s painted on rather than being a separately moulded sole, which maximises flexibility to keep the benefits of a leather sole, with consistent grip that doesn’t need continual restoration. The Pediped Originals range also has an open side stitching to increase ‘breathing’ in the shoe, even with the non-slip coating on the sole. Pediped Originals also offer a little extra protection over single layer leather soles, with 2 layers of leather and a soft padded layer in between, so they are also a good option for those first little outings outside to reduce the discomfort of little pebbles or twigs.
So soft leather ‘slip ons’ are good for crawlers taking their first steps, but I would recommend flexible sole baby shoes with some sort of grip once your little one starts to get some confidence and graduates to a more regular walker.
Posted by Scott on 24th April 2011 (www.motherslove.com.au)