Sleep Solutions

abies are generally not born with any notion that they should sleep during the night! And some don't even appreciate that they should sleep at all!!! We're here to help.

Products that help baby settle to sleep is a growing market. Not because babies sleep less nor because parents of sleepless babies are any less tired but because they have easier access to what is available. If baby won't sleep a mum (or Dad!) can still browse the internet; no longer do they have to make themselves presentable and make the effort to head for the nearest nursery retailer. They can simply order online or at least know what to go out and buy.

Getting baby to sleep is often a case of establishing the right routine; getting the message across that it is bedtime. A warm bath, a soothing massage, a calm environment. There has been quite a bit of work to suggest that baby sleeping bags help settle baby. A nightlight in the room enables mum to check on baby without needing to switch on a light.

Talking of light, one major problem with slightly older children is they often need to settle to sleep when it's still light outside. And being light means they can see their toys and want to play. A blackout blind can make a big difference. It can also help keep toddlers in bed in the early mornings when it gets light early.

A soother is another popular way of settling a baby. Babies naturally like to suck and find it comforting. So a soother will often help a baby go to sleep. But that's not all. Recent research suggests that the use of a soother reduces the risk of cot death.

Noise is another surprising help. Some babies won’t settle because it is too quiet! The womb is a very noisy place. Traditionally, mothers used to sing lullabys and music often helps, although the latest research suggests pink rather than white noise is best – a variety of sounds but with a sort of swooshing feel to it.

A soft toy (or even as one friend's child insisted – a pair of mum's silk knickers!!) can be an essential to a baby's sense of well being. One useful tip with these is that Mum should sleep with the toy for a few days, so it carries her smell – babies have a very well developed sense of smell. The second important tip (perhaps more so for retailers) is that parents should buy two identical ones. One can so easily end up lost or left behind and a baby conditioned to sleep with a comforter rarely settles without it.

Lack of sleep is a form of torture. Let's help new parents avoid it!

Dreamgenii Pregnancy & Feeding Pillow is a must-have for mums-to-be

The multi-award winning Dreamgenii® Pregnancy & Feeding Pillow continues to win industry and consumer accolades as it helps more and more pregnant women get a restful, comfortable night’s sleep.

Unlike other pregnancy pillows on the market, the unique patented Dreamgenii® moulds around mummy-to-be and her bump, supporting the back and knees as pregnancy progresses and sleeping becomes more difficult. The comfortable pillow also helps mum to sleep on her left side, which helps optimise foetal positioning for baby and encourages maximum blood flow between mother and baby.

1 in 5 pregnant women can experience Pelvic Girdle Pain, which can cause severe pain and disability. To ease symptoms, healthcare professionals often recommend sleeping on the left side with a pillow between your legs. The tail of the Dreamgenii® Pillow has been designed to neatly and compactly sit between the legs, helping to effectively align the hips and provide the necessary relief without taking all the room up in the bed!

The Dreamgenii® comes in an array of stylish designs with removable washable cotton fabric covers in fashion-led designs to complement any bedroom or nursery. There is also a sumptuous white jersey fabric which is comfortable and cool, making the Dreamgenii a must-have from the second trimester onwards. Choose from grey and white floral motif and an abstract nature design in both grey/green and grey/coral. There is also a stunning geo cotton pattern in neutral grey/aqua.

For more information contact Central Medical Supplies Ltd on 01538 399541.

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ClevaMama® family is growing!

ClevaMama®’s family is constantly growing and this autumn they have some exciting news. They will be revealing a new extensive range of high-quality mattresses designed to meet the different needs of babies.

ClevaMama® is already well known for its unique and advanced ClevaFoam® scientifically proven to support a baby’s growing body and help prevent Flat Head Syndrome. The ClevaFoam® range includes the cot & cot bed Support Mattresses, Pram/Moses Basket Mattresses and the Travel Cot Mattress.

These new additions will complement and expand their existing range.

Designed to meet the needs of today’s parents and their babies and ensuring a safe, comfortable and good night’s sleep for everyone.

For more information contact us at
Tel: +353 1 8770724

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ewan® the dream sheep is baaaariliant for sleep!

Sweet Dreamers have a gift for all fans of their flock! Award-winning ewan Deluxe has a brand new soothing sound to add to his collection of pink and white noise heartbeat sound combinations.

The sound, which has been inspired by paediatric sleep research, brings his total number of sounds to five. He also features an intelligent smartCRY sensor, which is cleverly designed to automatically activate when baby stirs in the night, meaning ewan can effortlessly work his magic and ensure the family get a great night’s sleep.

Better still, the ewan Deluxe also has a removable control pod so the iconic character can be washed. Like the original and much loved ewan the dream sheep, ewan Deluxe mimics the comfort of the womb with soft pink glow and selection of soothing sounds to lull newborns and toddlers into a peaceful sleep.

Not only is ewan® uber cute and irresistible, he has magical powers too! ewan’s actual womb and heartbeat recordings, combined with natural and household sounds are emitted at the low base frequency that babies predominantly hear in the womb which is why he’s so effective. The soft pink ambient glow is again reminiscent of the womb and together these factors combine to produce an incredibly effective sleep aid.

ewan® has been joined by the adorable baa baa blankie and ewan snuggly comforters. The snuggly® has already scooped up the Loved by Parents Gold Award, highlighting the brand can truly be trusted when it comes to comforting little ones!

Since SweetDreamers® launched their new grey fleece for ewan® in July 2015 sales have outstripped those for the original purple ewan®. With the demand steadily growing for ‘ewan the grey’ SweetDreamers® are delighted by the increasing popularity of their sleep time brand.

For more information visit, call 02392 262332 or email

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Drifting peacefully to sleep

Iconic sleep brand, Love To Dream™, distributed in the UK by Cheeky Rascals, helps all little ones drift off to a peaceful sleep with its pioneering and revolutionary swaddles and sleeping bags.

Thoughtfully designed, the brand’s award-winning Swaddle UP encourages children to drift off to the land of nod in the natural sleep position with their arms up. The one-of-a-kind swaddling solution, suitable from new-born up to four months, features the patented ‘wing tip’ design, enabling little ones to bring hands to face and mouth to self soothe, helping to establish positive sleep patterns from day one.

The Love To Dream SWADDLE UP™ Bamboo 1.0 TOG is made from a luxuriously soft and ultra-breathable bamboo fabric and is suitable for a range of climates perfect for the warmer weather with the summer holidays coming up!

Love To Dream was founded in Sydney in 2009 by entrepreneurial first-time mum, Hana-lia Krawchuk, who noticed that her son kept on ‘breaking out’ of his traditional swaddling cloth. After extensive research into the history of swaddling, and supported by medical research that suggests if babies can self soothe then they tend to sleep better and for longer, Hana-lia created the world’s very first ‘Swaddle UP™ - a simple to use swaddling suit that allows a baby to safely sleep in the natural arms up position, while also allowing them to self soothe. Ten years on and with an ever-growing collection of styles, colours and gender-neutral prints, Love To Dream is fast becoming the world’s leading sleep brand.

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For all sleep solutions, think Purflo!

Purflo’s Keep Me Close Breathable Bedside Crib is a safe way to sleep side-by-side with baby, strengthening that special bond during night-time feeds.

It’s the only bedside crib to include a fully air permeable (breathable) and hypoallergenic mattress to reduce the chances of overheating. All fabrics are breathable, removable and washable at 40°C for hygiene and to eliminate all known bacteria, fungi and dust mites that accumulate in ordinary foam mattresses and can aggravate children’s allergies such as asthma and eczema. This Crib has a 6-height adjuster, a drop side rail and attaches easily to the bed using a connection system. There’s even an incline option to help ease congestion if baby has a cold or reflux.

Fully compliant to BS4578:1970 and BS EN1130, making this crib a safe and clever choice for side-by-side sleeping.

Purflo’s Breathable Bassinet is also a great choice. Airflo is aided through the basket by breathable mesh panels at the head and foot, to reduce the chances of baby overheating. The 3D mesh mattress is fully breathable to the same British standards as the Bedside Crib, ensuring breathability, safety and it’s also hypoallergenic. Luxuriously quilted and soft, this bassinet comes with three hanging toys to keep baby entertained, soother centre which plays calming sounds and lullabies, has a soft glow light and vibrates gently to soothe baby.

An innovative design includes a stay put hood and an auto latch system to ensure the Bassinet clicks securely into its frame. The stand includes a large storage basket to keep essentials close by (less fumbling in the dark for those night time nappy changes!). It also comes with a washable fitted sheet. Easy to move around the house to keep an eye on baby for downstairs daytime naps.

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