Caring for my own baby son, I expected to have interrupted sleep for some time as he navigated this new world and needed feeding and care throughout the night to grow and thrive. However as the night waking wore on and on, month after month, both he and I became desperately tired and frustrated as the lack of rest took its toll.Shop Baby Loves Sleep
I learnt that my little baby was waking due to his startle reflex (also known as the Moro reflex), that all babies are born with. It is where a sudden movement of their arms will wake them, causing them to cry and need calming and soothing to return to sleep. Many babies are swaddled to help calm the startle reflex and mimic the comfortable sensation of the womb,helping them to sleep through the startle reflex. However my boy, like many others, liked to move his arms as he slept and his little hands would escape the swaddle, leaving him without it’s calming sensation when the startle reflex occurred.
Many sleeping bags that were available restricted arm movement and my son hated them, so armed with an idea and a sewing machine, I created something new: a sleep suit that was roomy enough for arm movement, but with just enough resistance to keep the startle reflex from waking him.
And it worked. It wasn’t long before my baby was sleeping through the night in the very first Sleepy Hugs sleep suit.Shop Baby Loves Sleep
Since then, several other innovative sleep solutions have joined the Sleepy Hugs: The Koala Hugs swaddle wrap, a reinvention of the traditional swaddle blanket was introduced to gently keep arms within its calming layers and the Hands In & Out sleep sack is the next evolution to the Sleepy Hugs for older babies ready to take the next step, allowing free hands, but still needing security. We even have an ingenious Cozy Toddler suit!
Of course we have created our Baby Loves Sleep range in beautiful designs and the sizes range from newborn through to 12 months+
Baby Loves Sleep is committed to providing innovative sleep products to parents worldwide, through all stages of your baby’s development.Shop Baby Loves Sleep