Finding a comforter for your baby is like gold dust, if you know that there’s always that one special thing which will calm your little one, especially if you’re not around, is just the best. When Tween and Teen were babies they had dummies (or pacifiers if you’re reading this on the other side of the pond) to settle them which was great but meant they often went to bed with a few strategically placed around their cots, more often than not though they ended up down the side or under the blankets and I’d find myself rummaging around trying to find them, so the idea of a comforter which you could use to hold one in place, making them easy to locate, sounds like the perfect solution.
And that’s exactly what a Sleepytot baby comforter does. This clever invention from a fellow Devonian, comes with a bundle of features, one of which are the velcro paws to safely hold dummies/soothers/pacifiers what ever you call them, in place. Genius!
Unfortunately I can’t demonstrate this for you as Toddler doesn’t use dummies but we thought it’d be nice to see if it’s other features appealed to him. For me, it’s the idea of being able to attach the Sleepytot onto buggy straps, I’ve seen the panic in my sister’s face when she realised her daughter had lost the only comforter they had. (Note to self, if this is the ‘one’ for toddler, buy a spare!) I’ve also seen SOS’s on social media when other friends have lost their children’s comforter. So limiting any distress calls is perfect.
I waited for the right moment to introduce our Sleepytot to the toddler, choosing a rare moment of calm, as he woke from an afternoon nap. Most things tend to be subject his engrossing trajectory schema (he lobs things, anything; food, remote controls, mobile phones, you name it, he chucks it.) So rather than handing it over for an impromptu game of catch, I planned my moment perfectly.
I was shocked and relieved to see him, cuddle it in and chew on its ear, while contemplating his next round of mayhem and destruction. He’s teething and this seemed to be soothing (yay!) him somewhat with the soft pliable body, just the right shape for a prod and a squeeze.
I have high hopes for this little bunny, if I can task it to comfort my boy in the few hours I have to pop out to work, then I’ll be one happy mummy. It’s still early days but if all goes to plan, I’ll pop back with a progress report.
To be continued…….
I was sent a Sleepytot baby comforter and as always, these are my own thoughts and photos.