#matildamaegiveaway: Safer Sleep with Moba and The Lullaby Trust

Just as we catch our first glimpse of Spring

A blanket of snow covers the ground

And temperatures plummet

Especially at night

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It can be worrying in wintry weather

With a new baby

What should they wear

Inside and out

How many layers do they need to keep warm?

We are very lucky in our house

That the heating system means

our rooms are always the same temperature

All year round

Downstairs it is 19 degrees

And the bedrooms are set at 17

When the temperatures dip outside though

It does make us want to wrap our babies up extra warm

And that is fine

Outside

But any additional layers should be removed when you come in

Including in the car

Wherever your baby sleeps

You should be sure to follow the safer sleep guidelines

From The Lullaby Trust

Here are some top tips

For safer sleep

At night and during the day

Particularly during periods of cold weather

It is important to make sure that your baby is a comfortable temperature

Not too hot or too cold

The chance of SIDS is higher in babies who get too hot

The best room temperature for a sleeping baby

Is between 16 and 20 degrees celsius

They should have light bedding or a lightweight, well-fitting baby sleep bag

We love Grobags from The Gro Company

The best blankets are open weave cellular style

Such as these from Mama Designs

Blankets should be tightly tucked in and should reach no higher than baby’s shoulders

Do not cover your baby’s head

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Babies do not need hats inside, in the car and definitely not when asleep

If you are worried that your baby might be cold

Feel their tummy

Do not add extra clothing or bedding because your baby has cold hands

This is common in young babies

Even in winter, most babies who are unwell or feverish do not need extra clothes or covers

If a baby has a temperature they may need less clothes but never more

Essential One Snow Suit

Take off baby’s outdoor clothes when you come indoors

Don’t leave your baby sleeping in a car seat when you come indoors

Babies should never sleep with a hot-water bottle or electric blanket

Baby should never be next to a radiator, heater or fire

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The safest place for a baby to nap and sleep

Is in their own bed

A separate cot or Moses basket

In the same room as you

This is recommended for at least the first 6 months

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Babies should be placed to sleep on their back

There is substantial evidence from around the world

To show that sleeping your baby on their back

At the beginning of every sleep or nap (day and night)

Significantly reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

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The sleep space should be clear and clean

No pillows or duvets

No cot bumpers

No soft toys

No loose bedding

No products (such as wedges or straps) that will keep your baby in one sleeping position

Some parents

Including me choose to co-sleep

If this is your choice

It is important that you are informed about how to minimise the risks

If you choose to share a bed with your baby

Ensure there are no pillows, sheets, blankets

Or any other items in the bed with you that could obstruct your baby’s breathing or cause them to overheat

You can read how I co-sleep with my rainbow babies here

On cold nights

Wrap yourself up in extra clothes

If you are bedsharing

It is fine for you

But not for baby

To have extra layers

Read more of my logistical tips for bedsharing here

And please follow The Lullaby Trust guidelines for when you MUST not sleep with your baby

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If you want your baby to sleep close to you

But not in your bed

You can use a bedside co-sleeper

Or a moses basket

The Lullaby Trust have an official partnership

With modern moses basket brand

Moba

MOBA moses baskets offer a stylish and safety conscious option for new parents that perfectly meet The Lullaby Trust guidelines on safer sleep for babies. The MOBA was designed with safety in mind, which is why The Lullaby Trust is delighted to be working in partnership with the MOBA brand.

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What you need to know about Moba

Moba® moses basket is made from a bespoke plastic that is anti-microbial and hypo-allergenic, it can also be thoroughly washed. This means it is super hygienic and perfect for babies sensitive skin!

Moba® moses basket has over 300 air holes around the sides and base of the basket to maximise ventilation. Designed without unnecessary frills, padding and hood to promote airflow.

Moba® moses basket comes with a luxury mattress and a 100% pure cotton liner.

Moba® moses basket is completely recyclable and made in the UK at an ISO approved factory. The quality is guaranteed and the product comes with a very low carbon footprint.

Moba® moses baskets have been designed without hoods as they restrict airflow to your baby, creating a heat pocket and also prohibiting vision, in a Moba you can see your baby from all angles.

Moba® moses basket is completely silent so no more rustling and creaking wicker!

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The Moba is a stunning and safe sleep space for your baby

It comes in a range of bright and pastel colours

It comes recommended and used by midwives and healthcare professionals

Moba – The Modern Moses Basket

Want to win one?

Head on over to my Instagram feed

And join the #matildamaegiveaway

Good luck!

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