MADE TO ORDER TODDLER SUMMER SLEEPING BAGS
100% WOVEN COTTON PRINTS
I am proud to announce the launch of my toddler sleeping bags over the last three months.
They are from 18 months to 3 years. It has a front zip with a chin and chest protector to avoid any scratching. The length from shoulder to end is 110cm, around the chest is 80cm and by the feet 120cm. So it is nice and roomy for them to turn, roll, sit, stand without becoming tight, tangled and restrictive. The slight A-line shape also allows their legs to move freely which is very important for hip development.
The Winter Bag is made of 100% printed cotton sheeting on the outside, 100gm quick dry padding, which is hand quilted to a 100% cotton knit lining. All this is done to add warmth, softness and comfort. It also then enables you to machine wash on cold and tumble dry on a low heat, which is super helpful for those cold winter temps. I would avoid ironing as this will only crush the soft, bouncy insulation. Available in a variety of soft bedtime colours for boys and girls. Please check out my Facebook page for swatch options.
I have recently started with The Winter Nights Bag which is made of 100% cotton fleece (tracksuit) outer. Its even warmer and softer than the original winter bag. They come in navy, maroon, charcoal and grey melange fleece. The padding is still the same 100gm that is quilted to the 100% cotton knit lining.
I design, source and purchase materials, cut and manufacture all sleeping bags myself. I choose to do this so I can produce a high quality product, that I would want my child to sleep in. So in order to do this, I have a turn around time of 1 -2 weeks during peak season (the start of winter or summer) and a 5 day turn around during the slower periods. It’s worth the wait and you won’t be disappointed.
I buy small batches of fabric from the fabric merchants to keep new prints and colours constantly coming in. So I’m constantly changing and updating fabric options. It makes your bags unique and not some mass produced product that I have just imported from the east.
Happy Easter to all of you.
When your baby reaches about 2-3 months old they will start moving around and won’t want to be swaddled anymore, this is a sign that they are ready for our sleeping bag.
Made from locally made 100% cotton.
Available in melange grey, light pink, pastel blue, yellow, stone and all edged and lined in white.
Press stud opening shoulder straps and sturdy side zip for easy access.
Sizes 0 – 6 mths, 6 – 18mths
Summer and winter options. Winter range has hand quilted inner lining to keep your little one super cozy for those cold nights.
Sorry I’ve been on a hiatus for awhile with my work in film, but I am back now with my latest instalment of your baby’s skin care routine, skin problems.
Very few skin rashes are a true allergic reaction, but simply caused by an irritation like heat or chaffing. The main cause of skin irritations are from strong soaps and harsh detergents. This is why it is so important to only use mild baby specific products when looking after their skin and also when washing their clothes and linen. Always ensure that all garments and linen are properly rinsed too. These gentle products are specially designed not to irritate your baby’s skin or cause sensitivity reactions.
True allergies, although very rare, as it takes repeated exposure to an allergen before developing can be caused by the following:
Genetics – a family history of allergies will make your baby more susceptible to developing an allergy.
Environment – exposure to the elements (fungal spores, pollen and dust mites) can cause a reaction.
Bodily functions – dietary allergies, bacterial, viral and fungal infections and even medication.
Most rashes clear up on the own or with a little care on your part and are nothing to worry about. However, when a fever, listlessness or loss of appetite accompanies a rash, you should consult your doctor.
Heat rash – Small pink or clear blisters all over the body. Make sure your baby’s clothing is light and loose fitting and use baby talk powder after cleansing.
Milia – White spots on the nose area. It is common and caused by blocked sweat glands, will clear up in a few weeks.
Cradle cap – Crusty patches on the scalp. Caused by an overactive sebum gland. Gently rub baby oil onto baby’s scalp and leave overnight to help loosen. Carefully brush out with a fine toothed comb. To help prevent cradle cap always make sure you use a proper baby shampoo and ensure you rinse thoroughly.
Nappy rash – Red blistered skin around the nappy area. Make sure you take great care for the nappy area as explained in previous skin care routines. Avoid airtight plastic pants and remove the nappy for awhile and let them be “free” and allow some air flow. Use a nappy rash cream to protect your baby’s skin. If no improvement after a few days consult a professional
Milk rash – White pimples on forehead, cheeks and chin. Very common occurrence with breast fed babies. Similar to adult acne and is affected by hormonal changes. Will disappear on its own.
For those of us in the Cape keep warm and safe this weekend, seems spring here has yet to begin.
Take care of you and your baby
Now that spring is just around the corner in South Africa, I thought sun protection would be a valuable topic today.
Your baby’s skin has not developed fully yet and they do not have enough melanin pigment in their skin to protect them from the ultra violet radiation from the sun. So protecting your baby’s vulnerable skin is vital against the harsh South African sun.
Use a waterproof sunscreen with a high SPF and moisturising properties, as dry skin is more vulnerable to the sun and re-apply regularly. Also make sure it’s a broad-spectrum brand that has a four or five star rating. This means it offers UVA and UVB protection, and it will state this on the packaging. Reapply at least every couple of hours and after she has played in water, even if it’s waterproof.
Clothes covering your baby’s shoulders are essential in the sun, particularly on hot days. Shoulders are particularly vulnerable and burn quickly. Make sure your baby wears a T-shirt while splashing around in the water. Change him into a dry one when he’s finished his swim. You can also try sun protection clothing made of Lycra or a Lycra and Nylon mix. They block more of the sun than a normal T-shirt can and also dry quickly and can be worn in and out of the water.
Ideally young babies should never be directly exposed to harsh sunlight. Make sure your baby always wears a wide brim hat and avoid being in the sun between 10am and 2pm.
Sun protection not only prevents painful sunburn but helps combat long-term effects of sun exposure, such as skin cancer. Most of the cellular changes which cause cancer, occur before the age of 18.
In summer babies are prone to heat rash so be sure to keep them cool and dry and dress them in loose, light/white coloured clothing, as this reflects the sun’s light better. Don’t overdress them as their sweat glands are not developed properly and their ability to regulate body temp is diminished.
Keep baby wipes handy to refresh your little one. Talc powder also helps combat heat rash by absorbing excess moisture and sweat on the baby’s skin.
Twelve more days till Spring and we can’t wait!
Take care of you and your baby