Everytime I think that surely there are simply no more amazing ideas out there left to bring to market, a Mum comes up with something new and fab. It’s always a Mum isn’t it?
Kirsty from Neat n Sweet attempted making up her cot whilst pregnant and soon realised what all Mums and Dads (maybe only some Dads?) know as fact; making up a cot is almost as futile and aggravating as making up a top bunk! She then began a journey of trial and error combined with years of research and experimentation which has led to the development of Neat n Sweet sheets.
Neat n Sweet sheets are designed to tuck baby into bed the good old-fashioned way. Made with special fittings that fasten under the mattress, they keep the entire sheet set secure and in place and avoid the top sheet from lifting up, becoming loose and untucked.
With a top sheet sewn in, parents no longer have to fuss around with tucking in multiple sheets and blankets that could later fall or be kicked off in the middle of the night. A wrap is also fitted to the base sheet that keeps baby in the preferred sleep position through the night – on their back.
The top sheet is fitted with two zips and each provide access to your baby from either side of the cot. Simply zip them up at night and parents can rest assured knowing that baby is tucked up for the night comfortably.
Made from 95% cotton, Neat n Sweet sheets are available in two colours – pretty pink gingham trim or baby blue gingham trim with white sheeting. Both are filled with breathable cotton fibre and each have an RRP of $139.
For more information and to order Neat n Sweet sheets, visit www.neat-n-sweet.com
I have one set of Baby Blue Gingham Sheets to give away so head over to The Best Nest on Facebook to enter. Competition closes Sunday 26th April at 10pm.
Nix was recently fortunate enough to be gifted a wee pair of toddler shoes from the range at www.attipas.co.nz. After struggling to settle on a style from the huge number of options I eventually chose a pair from the Marine range – because I’m a HUGE sucker for anything with stripes on it! When they arrived a few days later I was quite surprised at how completely different the Attipas were to any other baby shoe I had ever seen. Which, they should be really. Baby’s feet are not like those of adults so it doesn’t make much sense to squish and force them into hard, solid soled shoes that do nothing to assist a child’s burgeoning sense of balance and coordination. My initial reaction was that they were a bit strange, but this was quickly put to rest the second I put them on Nixon.
Attipas are seriously as light as a feather and as easy to put on as a pair of socks! Nix’s feet are like little sledgehammers; they are huge and chunky and squeezing them into shoes is a mission so he and I both welcomed the relief of some easy-on shoes. So, so many things to love here;
- These didn’t fall off once either at the beach or charging around the yard at home
- Attipas are super-flexible with so much room in the toe, Nix looked so steady on his feet whilst wearing them
- They were pretty dirty after playing outdoors all day and cleaning them was as easy as pulling them off and popping them in the washing machine.
These little shoes have been designed with the goal of being as beneficial for developing minds and bodies as walking barefoot, and I’m genuinely happy to recommend them. Shop online at www.attipas.co.nz
A few months ago, ok, 6 months ago, when Nix was fresh and new and having a lot of problems feeding I received this strange looking wee cup in the mail for review. As I was having so much trouble getting him to breast feed I was loathe to try anything that might muddy the waters any further. We got over that hump pretty quickly thank goodness but now the summer heat and Nixon’s complete bottle abhorrence have combined to exacerbate recurring constipation in the poor chap. Not that it bothers him at all or causes him any pain thank goodness, but hydration is of mucho importance right now.
I introduced the Doidy Cup to him about two months ago with immediate success – my baby who hates a bottle and is completely un-coordinated with a traditional sippy cup can drink with ease and drink a substantial amount from this oddly shaped cup. We now use this exclusively every day in addition to breast feeding to up Nixon’s fluid intake with boiled water. Such a great solution for us, we love it! The cups design is so simple, but makes so much sense that I’m sure a mama must have designed it! RRP $15.
The cup was provided to me for editorial consideration, but all opinions expressed are my own