Rooomy Loves | Nursery Edition
Rooomy Loves, For Babies
Rooomy’s Non-Nursery best finds for parents
In each issue of the magazine we have the Rooomy Loves feature. My chance to share with you some brilliant finds which I think other parents will love, which are not related to your child’s bedroom. Something for the home, a great gift maybe, a great book find or possibly something silly but fab.
IT’S NOT A PLAYMAT. . .
…It’s more of a rug. If you are looking for something for the baby to be on in your living space, be it lounge, kitchen or elsewhere then you need to check out these roll out mats from Totter and Tumble. Designed by a mum who knows that the foam playmats collect all the dirt and are tough to clean and that space can be needed for all the family to be on when hanging out on a hardwood or tiled floor. This is not a playmat, it is the size of a standard British rug. Designed as a simple, one piece, roll out, wipeable mat, with no fiddly pieces for crumbs to disappear down or be pulled apart. With 12 designs to choose from they are all stylish – reversible, subtle patterns and gentle colours to fit in with interiors and not overwhelm the senses. You’ll find them supportive – inspired by a luxury pilates mat, these playmats are a sealed slice of memory foam, making them tougher to rival a rug, but also perfect for adults home exercising too. Safe and soft to support and cushion tumbling little ones and safety tested to European toy standards, suitable from birth.
ESSENTIAL FOR A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP
Sleeping bags will make your baby feel snuggly and safe when sleeping which means less waking, hopefully. Consider these as part of the bedding for the room and buy a few that really go with the fab sheets you’ve bought. Make sure you check the tog ratings for the season!
ART BABIES CAN ENJOY
Black and White! Babies love black and white, the contrast is so strong for their developing eyesight that they will be mesmerized. Great for stimulating their brain and even better if you want to enjoy a few still moments and maybe actually drink your tea or coffee before it gets cold. The Wee Gallery offer heaps of great monochrome accessories but these Art Cards have lots of different themes on offer, they can be looked through on car journeys, lined up along the edge of the cot when you need to nip to the loo, I know I’d buy at least two, one for home and one for the changing bag.
Baby grows for the win, little outfits can take a lot of effort and might well need changing after an hour, if you want to avoid the plain white baby grows and want to introduce some life to your babies wardrobe/drawer or basket, then check out our selection of top babygro’s.
Take particular notice of the Rainbow romper as The White Company are donating £10 from every romper sold to The Prince’s Trust and Refuge in equal portions.
SOFT AND SNUGGLY
Sheepskin is wonderful for babies, the softness for their sensory pleasure and comfort, with its magical ability to keep them cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s cold. A must for newborns, sheepskin naturally traps air between its fibres creating a cosy micro-climate, while in warmer conditions, moisture is drawn away from the skin keeping babies dry and cool. Medical studies have shown that babies settle quicker, cry less & sleep longer on a sheepskin. The super soft, deep-pile, merino sheepskin liners from Bini Bamba will keep your big (little) softies cosy, seriously snugly and sleeping like a baby.
When it comes to feeding time let’s think, looking good and oh so practical and helpful, these floor mats for high chairs are waterproof, wipe-clean, and designed to protect any type of surface from spills, stains, and crumbs, providing peace of mind on top of a super stylish look. With 3 designs in 12 colour ways you’ll find something to suit your home.
Every parent wants the very best for the baby, we want to care for them and make sure they are happy and comfortable at all times. Bathing them to start can make some of us nervous, we want to wash them but we are conscious of how precious and delicate their skin is. Natural sponge can be very expensive and other products may seem too harsh, that’s why these super-soft bamboo wash cloths from Cuddledry and are just what you and your baby need.
Tummy time can happen naturally, or you might find putting your baby on their front very awkward to watch. My eldest was not a fan and my youngest just threw herself over. With all things in life motivation is helped with incentive. A fab play mat toy like this from Done by Deer provides your babe with something to fiddle with, reach for, check out and interact with. This little croc is a great, fun character and of course will be a huge help in the pushchair too.
An essential guide for new dads, developed with the NHS. New dad’s will feel excited, but they can also feel left out, unsure or overwhelmed. The DadPad can help by giving them knowledge and practical skills that they need. The resource will support you and your partner to give your baby the best possible start in life. This great guide will help reduce dad’s anxiety helping him get involved and gaining in confidence. He’ll learn how to create a strong bond and healthy attachment with their baby and to build a stronger family relationship by sharing the load and learning how to parent together, recognise the signs of postnatal depression in both yourself and your partner, and learn how to get help early. The DadPad was created by a Dad with the NHS in a hope to make information more accessible and less overwhelming than all the parenting books.
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