Getting those Summer Babies to Slumberland
We know how important a calming nursery environment is during those long summer days – and nights! – when it’s bright and hot outside, friends. So to ease your joyous bundle into slumberland, we’ve put together a handy guide to nursery essentials that are spot on for this beautiful season.
Wakey Wakey, Rise & Shine
There’s something quite special about the sun filtering through the curtains, bathing your nursery in a ray of sunshine as your munchkin gurgles and squeals with delight in their cot. For summer babies, we believe that nothing beats crisp white furniture that will light up in the daytime as your baby wakes up to the world.
We love the Obaby Cot & Toddler Bed with its gentle curves and ergonomic design, which make it easy to adjust your sleeper as your baby blossoms into a strapping young tot. Paired with the Stamford Double Nursery Wardrobe and Baby Dresser & Changing Unit, you’ll bathe your sweetiepie’s surroundings in calming white shades that will organise your nursery to make mornings feel like a breeze. View our cots and toddler beds here.
It’s been shown that newborns can only register shades of white, grey and black in those first few months; incorporating white into your colour scheme will create a peaceful yet visually stimulating environment that could – you never know – encourage your baby to rest longer in their cot than sunset to sunrise this summer.
Blissfully Soft Bedding
Getting your babe to sleep through the night is the ultimate achievement for any new parent, which makes kitting out their crib with comfortable bedding a must. It all starts with a mattress; a natural coir, twist or organic wool cot mattress will combine comfort with breathability, to regulate your youngster’s body temperature on warm summer evenings.
Babies love their blankets, but when it’s muggy or hot, you want a quilt that offers a lighter, airier warmth that promotes a sound night’s sleep. Cam Cam Copenhagen organic cotton blankets give you the best of both worlds, with their beautiful baby blankets in adorable designs, such as Dandilion, these blankets look just as good in your pram or car seat as the cot, so you can protect against the occasional nippy breeze when out and about!
For the ultimate baby bedding on balmy summer nights, the Snuzpouch 1 tog Sleeping Bag will keep your little wriggler at just the right temperature all night long. Available in a choice of designs and 2 sizes, there’s also a warmer 2.5 tog for when the nights getting nippier.
Rocking into Slumberland
When it’s time for an afternoon nap, not all babies like being away from mummy and daddy. If your angel delight prefers nodding off to the hum of activity around them, let them fall into a slumber in the comfort of a cool baby rocker. We’re obsessed with the Levo Baby Rocker in Beech Wood, shown here in the Bonton Star design, (there’s other snazzy prints available), it’s perfect for a lazy daytime doze in the lounge, or under a shady spot in the garden.
Many parents find gentle rocking is the key to sleeping success, so you may be looking for something that’s suitable for bedtime as well as naptime. For a versatile crib you really can’t beat the Charlie Crane Kumi Crib. This stylish crib is available in 4 pastel shades, with a mesh cocoon that promotes air flow and allows you to keep an eye on your little one while they snooze.
For evenings when your baby seems to have all the energy in the world, you may want to take a seat as you lull your bundle of joy into a calm and sleepy state. A nursing chair will give a gentle gliding motion to those midnight feeds, allowing you to relax and savour the moment without getting an achy arm. In a cool, calming grey design, we love the Olli Ella Ro Ki Rocker, with soft microsuede upholstery that you’ll never tire of sinking into.
You’ve Got a Friend in Me
Sometimes, our little monsters need a gentle nudge in the right direction when it’s time for bed, especially when the light outside is telling them it isn’t yet time for sleep. Thankfully, Cuckooland has come to the rescue of dozy mums and dads, with a few nursery essentials that will help you tempt your tyke over to the land of nod.
When bedtime brings with it a few tears from babies that don’t want to part from your side, the welcome distraction of a baby mobile can bring back the balance of calm. Cam Cam Copenhagen have an adorable selection of cot mobiles that will help your little angel drift off into peaceful sleep. They’re not only a joy to look at, the Peacock Baby Mobile plays a relaxing lullaby too!
For a furry room mate who will soon become best friend, Wild & Softs animal characters bring companionship and comfort to soothe and delight your little angel. From mischievous monkeys to flamboyant flamingos, there are lots of different animals in the range, or why not opt for the Jungle Mino Trio!
Summer babies are blessed with the best introduction to our wonderful world; one that’s ripe for long days exploring with your new arrival. However, when it’s time to catch forty winks – or even better, a full night’s sleep (you can only dream, right?) – you need a few tools that will tempt your babe into slumberland. Follow these tips to create a calm, snoozy environment for your little ball of love, and we bet you’ll have a nap time routine wrapped up before you can count three sheep.
If you have any questions about our nursery collection, call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll gladly point you in the right direction.