Showing posts with label Joolz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Joolz. Show all posts

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Sleep Issues

I never really appreciated how well Dylan slept until I had Archie.  I thought Archie was a bad sleeper until I had Finn.  I thought I knew what tiredness was, and then I had Cora.  Somehow my babies have managed to get progressively worse at sleep and the idea of a full nights sleep is becoming less attainable.  Finn still wakes once or twice a night, he is normally settled with a dummy or a quick cuddle, but Cora wakes regularly, every two hours minimum for milk.

Joolz blanket, sleeping baby, sleep regression

At 7 months, I am starting to struggle more with the sleep deprivation.  In those early days things are so blurry but the adrenaline and new baby hormones seemed to help me cope.  As Cora gets older, it is getting harder to function the next day and it seems the less sleep I get, the more time in the day I spend thinking about it.  I feel like we have got to the stage where I need to decide what is more important to me.

I love co-sleeping and in many ways it works so well for us.  I barely need to stir in the night to feed her and it feels so natural to be close to her.  Cora is happiest in the bed with us, she doesn't have to cry out in the night for me and risk waking a brother and there is something so precious about having a baby curled up sleeping next to you.

On the other hand, I do think sometimes that if she couldn't smell me, if she had her own space, that she may not wake as frequently, and maybe we could both get a little more sleep and spend our days looking a little less like a zombie (me, not her).  We have a snuzpod set up attached to our bed which she still comfortably fits in and when we are both ready we can rearrange the bedrooms and sort out her cot.

Joolz blanket, sleep regression, co-sleeping

With a busy house, there is something so special about our night time cuddles.  Cora is always close to me in the day, but this is our time to be quiet and calm together,  our time without a brother trying to cuddle in at the same time, without distractions, just still.   As she is becoming more mobile, I need to start thinking about how to keep her safe too, whether we need to get bed rails for the other side of the bed, or invest in a video monitor so I can keep a better eye on her. 

 For now I am going to enjoy the quiet bedtime cuddles and just hope we come out the other side of this rather long sleep regression.  Any tips?

sleep issues, 4 month sleep regression, joolz blanket

Cora's beautifully soft organic cotton blanket was sent to us by the people at Joolz and it looks so snuggly!

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Thursday, 5 April 2012

Joolz Earth and Expedition

When we were invited to a sneak preview of the new Joolz Expedition I could not say no.  I have a secret an obvious addiction to pushchairs and can't help but check out every single one that walks past.  I have loved my Icandy since we got it, and I was interested to see if the Joolz would tempt me to try something new.


The expedition is a stunning pushchair that can be both forward or parent facing- something that I find very important, especially as I had a big baby who went into the pushchair very early on. The carry cot is much larger than the icandy however, so had we have had the Expedition we may not have had this problem.  The seat unit on the Joolz are also much bigger than your average pushchair so if you are expecting/ already have a larger child, it is perfect.  One of my favourite features was the hanger from the hood which meant you can hang toys from the top for a younger baby to bat at.  The hood also has a hidden air top which can be opened to allow better air flow.

Hangar for toys
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