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baby dee dee Sleep Nest Teddy: Review & Coupon Code

Mummy Review: Along with the Sleepsie, I was also sent the Sleep Nest Teddy, which is a fluffy and warm sleeping bag that cocoons baby or toddler for a winter’s night.

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This super fluffy and cosy sleeping bag is a super warm option for winter. Boasting a 2.5tog rating, it is sure to keep your baby, toddler or child comfortable all through the night. The soft look alone makes it appear great for winter, but it’s also quilted and filled with polyester to make for a nicely insulated winter sleeping bag.

About the Brand: baby dee dee was created by a mum who desired to have a sleeping bag like a cocoon for her baby who had trouble sleeping. She created the Sleep nest sleeping bag, and went on to create other products that help baby’s sleep.

~My Experience~
My baby didn’t fit this one, so it was reviewed by my sassy and chatty bub. I was surprised at how large this sleeping bag was, though! My child who wears a 4-5T is actually small enough to fit into this product! I was expecting my 2-3T sized child to fit this, which she did, with room to spare. I found the sizing quite generous and the sleeping bag itself fluffy and warm. My kids were big fans, and kept telling me how they loved the faux fur and cosy feeling. The snaps and zips worked well and it was overall a great product to use with my toddler.

Overview:

The Material~ The lining is 100% cotton and filling is 100% polyester. It is super soft faux fur on the outside and quilted to keep bub warm. My children who can talk told me they loved how soft it was and loved the warmth!

The Design~ The fluffy and quilted design make this sleeping bag super cosy and warm!

The Zipper and Snaps~ The top to bottom zipper is great for changes and keeping the zipper out of baby or toddler’s face, and the snaps on the shoulders make it really easy to remove or put on.

Sleeveless Design~ In order to regulate temperature, the bag has sleeveless designs, so you can put a cotton sleepsie or other pyjama underneath. The sleeveless design makes it easy to remove, adjust, and put on baby.

Tog Rating~ This Sleep nest is rated 2.5 tog which is good for autumn and winter weather. Layer with long sleeves for extra cool weather.
They also make sleeping bags (and footed sleeping bags) in 1.2tog and .6tog for warmer weather.

Sizing~ We received a 18-36 Months size sleep Nest which is perfect I found for a child around a size 2-4. My middle and older child both fit into this, and my older child wears around a size 4-5T. It is fairly large in size, so I would probably need a size 6-18 Months for my smallest child (who fits in a 12-18 Months size).
The Sleep Nest comes in sizes 0-6 months, 6-18 months and 18-36 months.

Cost&Where to buy~ $38 on baby dee dee Website or local retailers

Baby Dee Dee has even provided a link for those who would like to save 20% off their purchase! Click here to check it out!

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Other Products~ Sleep Nest Sleep Bag, Sleep Kicker, Quilted Footie PJs,  Long Sleeve Footless PJs, Short Sleeve Footless PJs, Sleep Quilts, Bedding Sets, Blankies, Sheets& Pillow Cases, and Booties.

Social Media~ Follow baby dee dee on baby dee dee Website

Facebook: babydeedeesleep

Instagram: @baby_deedee

Twitter: @babydeedeesleep

Mummy Confessions Scale for Winter Sleep Wear-
Easy to put on: 5/5– The snaps and zips make it easy to put on either with unzipping or unsnapping.
Stays on: 4.5/5- The looser fitting vest for the top isn’t too loose on the proper sized child, and it stays on well, yet it gives room to move a little.
Easy to change baby in: 5/5 – Simple enough with the downwards zipper to only take out what needs to be changed. If they are taller, it may be a little more difficult.
Easy to take off: 5/5- Easy to unzip or open the snaps to take off. The two methods (both snap and zip) make it extra easy to remove.
Keeps baby warm in winter: 5/5- Super soft faux fur and quilted material means super cosy and warm. My oldest didn’t want to take it off.
Baby likes it? Baby was a bit too small for this size, but the children who wore it loved it.
Material: 5/5 –Super soft and warm, and perfect for cold nights. My children commented on how they love the faux fur.
Sizing: 4/5 – It does tend on the large side, but it was perfect for my children who wear size 2-3 and 4-5, and wasn’t too baggy for either. It’s great that it lasts for such a long time!

Overall Rating of baby dee dee Sleep Nest Teddy 4.5/5-
Overall, this is a great sleeping bag for baby or toddler, and my children were warm  and comfortable inside. My kids didn’t have trouble walking in it since it allowed a lot of room (however, baby dee dee does have the Sleep a Kicker which has feet for children who are walking). My children only had good things to say about this and loved the faux fur, and I loved the quilted bit that kept them warm. The sleeveless design makes it so Baby or toddler doesn’t overheat, and we didn’t have any problems with that either.

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baby dee dee Sleepsie: Review & Coupon Code

Mummy Review: When I saw this cosy looking pair of footless  pyjamas, I had to ask about trying them to see how they fared for winter!

Disclosure: This product has been provided in exchange for a feature and review, however all opinions are my own, and I only feature products I love. See the full disclosure policy for details.
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I hadn’t heard of baby dee dee before trying to find sleepwear for babies, and I am so glad that I have! This great brand makes some cosy winter sleepwear for babies and toddlers. This particular suit is just one of several options for sleepwear that baby dee dee creates. When I saw this innovative between the legs zipper, I had to check it out!

About the Brand: baby dee dee was created by a mum who desired to have a sleeping bag like a cocoon for her baby who had trouble sleeping. She created the Sleep nest sleeping bag, and went on to create other products that help baby’s sleep.

~My Experience~
My baby seemed to like this Sleepsie enough, and I like that the foot is an open foot design, to allow for bigger feet. The fabric was soft and felt breatheable for keeping bub from being too warm at night. The knee and elbow pads are a cute accent and do seem to help a little with my crawling child as he can tend to be hard on his legs and knees. The sizing was good and tight fitting, though it also fit my child who is around a 2-3 size without any issues of being too tight. The colour is gorgeous and perfect for girls or boys.

Overview:

The Material~ Indian Jersey Cotton. This material feels super soft and comfortable! I wish I had something out of this soft cotton for myself.

The Design~ The simple colours are perfect for this Sleepsie, and I love the minty green colour! The elbow and knee pads add a certain cuteness to the suit as well. It also comes in blue and pink.

The Zippers~ This sleepsuit has two zippers. One regular zipper for putting the sleepsuit on, and one across the bottom to use for nappy changes. The one along the bottom is ingenious and perfect for changing! I found it was easy enough to change with this zipper, and a brilliant idea so baby doesn’t have to get out of the whole suit to change.

Long Sleeve Design~ For the winter months, the long sleeve design is great. It comes in short sleeve as well for summer time, but I love the arms being covered regardless of season to prevent scratching.

Sizing~ This pyjama is very tight fitting and snug. We have the 18-24 Months size and it seems to fit my child who fits well into 12-18 month sizes. I might recommend sizing up The Sleepsie Pajamas come in sizes 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, and size 2.

Cost&Where to buy~ baby dee dee Website or local retailers

baby dee dee has even provided a link for those who would like to save 20% off their purchase! Click here to check it out!
–Worldwide Delivery Available!–

Other Products~ Sleep Nest Sleep Bag, Sleep Kicker, Quilted Footie PJs,  Long Sleeve Footless PJs, Short Sleeve Footless PJs, Sleep Quilts, Bedding Sets, Blankies, Sheets& Pillow Cases, and Booties.

Social Media~ Follow baby dee dee on baby dee dee’s Website

Facebook: babydeedeesleep

Instagram: @baby_deedee

Twitter: @babydeedeesleep

Mummy Confessions Scale for Winter Sleep Wear-
Easy to put on: 4/5– Because the Zipper along the length of the suit doesn’t go all the way down to the feet, it is a little more difficult to get on a squirmy baby, but not too difficult.
Stays on: 5/5- The suit is tighter fitting, so no issues with baby getting out of it when he shouldn’t.
Easy to change baby in: 4.5/5 – The between the leg zipper makes it especially easy to change baby without waking or taking the entire suit off. It can be a bit hard to zip back up with a squirmy baby, but not that bad.
Easy to take off: 4/5– Quite easy to remove, the tightness makes it a slight challenge with a squirmy baby, but easy enough to remove.
Keeps baby warm in winter: 5/5– The Indian cotton is very soft and warm.
Baby likes it? Baby didn’t seem to have any problems with it, though it was a little long, I just rolled up the legs and it was fine. My size 2-3 child loved the soft feel as well.
Material: 5/5 – Super soft cotton. I love the material!
Sizing: 4/5 – It seemed a little tight fitting. My bub is usually in a 12-18 months and this 18-24 Months size seemed tight, but long on him. You may want to size up depending on how chunky your baby is. It seemed to just fit my size 2-3 child, but wasn’t too tight, somthe matrial does have some stretch.

Overall Rating of baby dee dee : 4.5/5
Overall, I love the soft material, and I love the look with the elbow and knee pads. The material seems breatheable and warm, yet a little tight fitting. I think the between the legs zipper is amazing to have on baby clothing, and would help a lot for nighttime changes. The overall look is gorgeous, the feel is soft, and bub seems to like it. My child who wears a size 2-3 loved it as well, and has been asking to wear it around the house a bit lately. A win for mum and bubs!

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Zipadee-Zip: Review & Coupon Code

Mummy Review: When I saw this innovative swaddle solution, I had to check it out! This transition swaddle allows bubs the freedom to move, but still stifles the startle reflex that disturbs sleep for baby.

**The competition has concluded for this great product, and Sleeping Baby has provided a coupon code to save $5 on anything on SleepingBaby.com. Check it out in the “where to buy” below**
Disclosure: This product has been provided in exchange for a feature and review, however all opinions are my own, and I only feature products I love. See the full disclosure policy for details.

How many mums have had trouble transitioning baby from a swaddle to other sleep options? I can think of a few, and this is an option for someone from newborns to those between sleeping bags and swaddles. It does a great job of keeping the hands warm and cosy as well as prevents scratching.

About the Brand:  Sleeping Baby is a brand created by a mum and dad who were inspired to create a swaddle transition because of the lack of sleep in trying to get their baby to transition out of the swaddle. This is an issue for a lot of parents, so she created a website and started to sell the Zipadee-Zip and branched out to creating other products.

~My Experience~
The first night I used the zipadee zip, I was impressed with my baby’s sleep. I love that his hands stayed covered, and the size (6-12 months) fit him perfectly with a little room to spare. The thickness was good for middle of the range seasons (and you can layer up if it’s especially cool. The zipadee zip let my baby have free range movement but still snuggled enough to stay asleep a bit better than when he’s kicking the blankets off of himself at night. In the colder weather I prefer him to stay warm and covered, so it was a great option for his sleep! The zipper seems very sturdy and it wasn’t too hard to get it on or off, even with him being asleep.

Overview

The Material~ 55% cotton / 45% modacrylic (good for year round). Sleeping Baby also makes zipadee-zips out of a fleece-style polyester in autumn/winter and a lighter polyester material for spring/summer.

The Design~ The woodland creature design is just darling and I love it! There are so many designs to choose from on their website, so you won’t be limited in your options! I love the varying colours and styles!

The Zipper~ One Zipper makes it simple to get bubs in and out without fussing about how to do it. The zipper is very sturdy and zips from bottom to top, and has a cover to prevent the zipper from getting in baby’s face.

Enclosed/Long Sleeve Design~ Perfect for my eczema baby, it prevents scratching and helps to make him feel a bit more secure by stifling that reflex, yet gives him the ability to manoeuvre around a bit and even stand up. The sleeves aren’t too baggy, though, and his hands stayed comfortably in the ends, rather than him being able to squirm his arms out of them.

Resistence for Baby’s arms~ The zipadee-zip is intended to be used as a transitional swaddle, so there is a little resistance provided in the way the sleeves are designed, to help baby feel safe and secure.

Sizing~ This 6-12 month (medium) size fits perfectly and gives no room for escape! He probably won’t fit too long in this size, but the next one may be a bit looser. He wears a 12-18 Months size at the moment, so sizing may be slightly generous.
This is available in a small (3-6 months), medium (6-12 months), large (12-24 months), and extra large (24 months +)

Cost&Where to buy~ $33.95-$36.95USD (but deals for buying more than one) on the Sleeping Baby Website

**Sleeping Baby has provided a coupon code ZIPPYMUMMY which will save you $5 on any SleepingBaby.com purchase (with no expiration date)!**

–Worldwide delivery available!–

Other Products~ Zipadee-Zip, Flying Squirrel PJs (For toddlers and children), Snoozie Mat, Trendy Teethers, Sheets and change mat covers, Zippy Onez, Baby Yoco, and Teething Necklace for mums.

Sleeping Baby even offers various ways to donate to parents in need by purchasing Zipadee-Zips for a cause! You can either purchase one for yourself (and 10% of the purchase goes towards helping families in need, or choose to donate your purchase to a family in need). Feel free to check out their page for the different ways you can help!

Social Media~ Follow Sleeping Baby on: Sleeping Baby Website

Facebook: SleepingBabyIncHomeoftheZipadeeZip

Instagram: @zipadeezip

Twitter: @Zipadeezip

Mummy Confessions Scale for Winter Sleep Wear
Easy to put on: 4.5/5– The central zipper allows for easy access and easy to put on.
Stays on: 5/5– Given you purchase the proper size, it stays snug, doesn’t get in baby’s face, and baby can’t wriggle out of it. The 6-12 month size was perfect for a cosy fit for my baby.
Easy to change baby in: 4/5 –With only one zipper, it can be a challenge, but easy enough with the location of the zipper. You do need to unzip the whole thing to do this, though, which may disturb some babies.
Easy to take off: 4.5/5– Very simple to remove with the one zipper. No issues with taking it off, as Baby is keen to have his legs free in the morning.
Keeps baby warm in winter – 4.5/5– Provided you layer if you have a lighter zipadee-zip, it will keep bubs cosy and warm. They do offer fleece type material if the winters are especially cold.
Baby likes it? Baby seems to like it! He doesn’t like the fact that he can’t stand too well in it, but it’s not meant to be worn during the day, and he sleeps well in it, so I would say that matters far more.
Material: 5/5 – Bubs didn’t sweat while wearing it, so it seems like a great blend of material. He didn’t seem to itch more with it either, so good for his more sensitive skin.
Sizing: 5/5 – The 6-12 month size fit beautifully and offered a cosy and snug sleeping space for my baby, and I didn’t have to worry about it being too baggy or him taking it off.

Overall Rating of Zipadee-Zip: 4.5/5
I love the thickness, material, design and the whole idea surrounding this transitional swaddle! It seemed to keep my bub nice and cosy. It’s great for his eczema, and the sleeves prevent him from escaping and scratching his sensitive skin. The freedom to move around also means he wasn’t waking up crying because he couldn’t move. It’s a great overall option for Babies, especially for those with eczema or transitioning from a swaddle, or having trouble sleeping at night.

**Congratulations to Angie Cleppe who was chosen as the winner of the Zipadee-Zip in our Facebook Page competition!**

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Bamboo Bubby Bag: A Review

Mummy Review: As you may remember, my baby has eczema, so finding options that work for him, especially during sleep time, is important. The Bamboo Bubby Bag is a great option for sensitive babies who scratch.

Disclosure: This product has been provided in exchange for a feature and review, however all opinions are my own, and I only feature products I love. See the full disclosure policy for details.

Where do I even start with this product?! It is brilliant!  The main thing I noticed upon taking my product out of the pack is that the sleeves are not the “fold over” type, but actually fully enclosed! This isn’t offered on many products, and we have been having a lot of eczema issues lately, so we have loved finding alternatives which keep the hands fully enclosed!

About the Brand: Bamboo Bubby is a range for babies, children, and even adults with eczema and other itchy skin conditions. They offer sleep wear to help reduce the scratch, wake cycle, enabling babies, toddlers, children and adults to feel more comfortable in their sleep and wake less.

~My Experience~
My baby slept fairly well in this, and seemed to sweat a bit less than his normal pyjamas. My favourite feature of the product has to be the adjustable sleeves, which are completely enclosed. I did have a little trouble with trying to get the sizing once baby was in the bubby bag, so I suggest trying to sort that out before putting your child inside. The bamboo seems like a great option for the product, as it is breathable and reduced scratching and waking in my baby. The fabric, which is soft to the touch, is also cool and my bub had no issues with overheating inside of this product. My baby wasn’t a fan of the sleeping bag style, as he likes to stand and get around, yet isn’t fully stable to try and do this in a sleeping bag without getting tangled. There is a pyjama set just for babies that would prefer legs over the bag, though, so there is an option that would sort that out.

Overview:

The Material~ Bamboo-Cotton which is soft, breatheable and has an approximate tog rating of 1 to 1.5. It’s very smooth and feels soft and cool.

The Design~ The simple colours are great, and the green is unisex for boys or girls.

The Zippers~ The two Zippers allow for middle of the night changing, so great overall for that concept! It makes it so much easier! It does have a cover for the top, so the zipper isn’t in baby’s face.

Enclosed/Long Sleeve Design~ Just amazing! For an eczema prone child, these sleeves are the best! Not just a flip over sleeve which my baby can slip his little fingers out of and still manage to scratch, but the sleeves are fully enclosed with no escape for the pointy little nails! It also adjusts three different sizes, so it can be used for longer! My baby tried pulling them off, but couldn’t, so a big plus for me!

Adjustable Sleeves and Button Adjustment~ Since this product goes from 000 (0-3 months) to 2+, it adjusts in the sleeves to shorten or lengthen to size. There is a button inside the sleeve to make the arm hole smaller for smaller babies.


Sizing~ The Bamboo Bubby Bag is in one size that suits size 000-2+ (recommended for 6 months through age 2). The sleeves adjust to three different sizes, and offer a button to size the sleeves smaller for smaller babies. For bigger sizes, look into the Bamboo Buddy Soothe PJs! I found my child who is in 12-18 month sizes a time the moment had s bit of room, and the sleeves were right in the middle.

Cost&Where to buy~ $83.95 or $149.95 for twin packAUD on Bamboo Bubby’s Website

–Worldwide Delivery Available!–

Other Products~ Bamboo Bubby Bags, Bamboo Buddy Soothe Pjs,  ScratchMeNot, Bamboo Bubby Blankets, Bamboo Bubby Sheets, and Bamboo Bubby Towels.

Social Media~ Follow Bamboo Bubby on: Bamboo Bubby Website

Facebook: Bamboo Bubby

Instagram: @bamboobubby

Twitter: @bamboobubby

Mummy Confessions Scale for Winter Sleep Wear-
Easy to put on: 4/5
– Simple to put on, just make sure to adjust the sleeves, as a squirmy baby makes it hard to adjust once they are on!
Stays on: 5/5– My middle of the range sized baby who wants to just go got a little twisted in the material, but the bubby bag stayed on. He couldn’t remove the sleeves if he tried (which he did).
Easy to change baby in: 4.5/5 – Relatively simple to change baby with the two zippers
Easy to take off: 5/5- Simple to remove because of the room allowed to baby inside the sleeping bag.
Keeps baby warm in winter: 4/5- It isn’t necessarily for keeping warm, but everything is covered, and you can layer clothing underneath for winter time.
Baby likes it? Baby wasn’t a huge fan of the no legs and wants to go all of the time, and he didn’t like not being able to scratch himself. I will call it a win though for mum, because he can’t scratch himself or get out, and it helps sleep better that way!
Material: 5/5 – The bamboo cotton is perfect for my eczema baby and kept his skin cool (yet warm enough for winter) and reduced his scratching, therefore created better sleep for everyone.
Sizing: 4/5 – I don’t know how this would work for the littlest of babies, but I assume they don’t try to get everywhere, so the adjustable size would be great for them, and for the bigger kids. My middle of the range sized bub got a bit fussy about the extra material, but I think it’s brilliant to cover so many sizes with one product. Less money spent as the years go by and it suits so many ages.

Overall Rating of Bamboo Bubby Sleeping Bag: 4/5
Overall, I really love the concept of the Bamboo Bubby Bag as a sleeping bag and eczema solution. For mums who are always after clothing that helps their poor little with scratching, waking and discomfort, this is something to look into! The bamboo is soft and cooling for the skin, and it keeps everything covered and protected from the little nails. If your little one isn’t keen on sleeping bags, they have pyjamas for toddlers, children and adults as well. This is a brilliant solution for the scratching for both mums and bubs.

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Great Apps for Baby Development

Mummy Confession: When I was a new mum especially, I was always curious to keep up with what skills my baby was developing. I often felt the need to see their progress and keep track of their milestones.

Disclosure: This post is not sponsored by any of the following companies or apps and is purely my honest opinion. This post contains affiliate links.

Now, hear me out, not every baby develops the same skills at the same time. Just like every child isn’t the same height, weight, or build, development varies from baby to baby. But, I like the reassurance of seeing how my child was coming along with milestones, as any mum would. I also like seeing what sort of activities help in their age group as well.

There are three great Apps that help mum to keep up with skills and developmental milestones that coincide with the age of their baby, toddler, and child. Below, I have outlined a few that have come in handy for me as a mother.

Many baby websites offer newsletters as well to help keep track of baby’s development and various things to expect as they grow. Some of these are  listed here with my Pregnancy and Parenting Communities  post.

The Wonder Weeks

The Wonder Weeks app has some great information on development and fussy periods

Each baby has times where they seem to be more sleepless, fussy, and all around grouchy, and I have found a lot of the time, it is because they are going through developmental leaps. The Wonder Weeks app is based on a book written about this. It allows you to enter your baby’s due date and it predicts when these “leaps” occur. So much is happening in their little world that you can’t see, and this helps me to be aware of what my baby could possibly be working on, or trying to figure out. As stated in the app, though, every baby isn’t doing everything listed by those time frames, but it is a great guide as you look out for things they are achieving!

You can also set up an alert to let you know when baby is entering a fussy stage, so maybe you will be that one step ahead, being prepared.

Download Wonder Weeks here:
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Kidfolio

So many places to keep track of various baby things!

Do you like writing down what your bubs is up to?  Keep track of medications, immunisations, feedings, diaper changes, sleep, teeth, and more. Digitally store tons of developmental and growth information as well as photos and videos. Keep track of one child or more, and a daily bit of information on their age group.

If you want to have is information saved for a hard copy scrapbook later, get this app. It is so helpful when you feel like there is no time to write anything down. Plus, there are great communities online to ask your parenting and baby questions (and Baby Bump, their sister app, has one as well).

Download Kidfolio here:

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Kinedu

Kinedu is a great resource for developmental activities!

I just got this one, but I’m already impressed! This one offers an evaluation of baby’s skills and development and helps with some activities to develop their skills.

It has videos that show how to do certain activities with your baby to aid development, and has in-app purchases for further things. It also offers articles on baby’s development. You can opt in for various categories to receive information and activities for children through the age of two. There is so much I haven’t seen yet, so I will need to check it out more before I can write about it, but I was impressed already in the short time I’ve had it!

Download Kinedu here:
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I hope these come in handy like they have with me!

What apps have you found to be useful as a parent, or helpful for baby’s first years or after?