We’re now on Instagram

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We’ve just joined the instagram party and would love it if you could come over and say hello. Tag us with your photos of your darling little ones snoozing with #Snugglesleeves for your chance to be featured in our feed which we’ll be filling with super cute snaps and sleeping tips and advice for you and your baby.

Head to @snuggle_sleeves to find us.

Stay cosy x

Fabulous finds at the Harrogate International Nursery Fair!

Fabulous finds at the fair

It’s a busy week at Snuggle Sleeves HQ as we’re excitedly preparing our stand for the Harrogate International Nursery Fair this weekend!

The brilliant show for all things baby runs from the 20th-22nd March is an fantastic place to find out what’s new and amazing in the little ones world and we’re here to share some of our favourites with you!

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5 Songs for Sweet Dreams

Songs for sweet dreams

At Snuggle Sleeves HQ this morning we’ve been chatting about what helps our little ones drift off to sleep. Whether they are new songs sung with softness or old favourites that we heard as children ourselves a little lullaby is a great way to help tots get off to sleep.

These are the tunes that made our team’s list of lullaby favourites:

  1. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    An oldie but a goodie. Our all time fave for little and big dreamers.
  2. Lavender’s Blue
    We’ve long loved this gorgeous nursery rhyme that appeared recently in the lovely remake of Cinderella with the fabulous Lilly James.
  3. Edelweiss
    Not a typical baby lullaby but this classic Rodgers and Hammerstein tune from the film the Sound of Music has a soothing tune and a repetitive chorus that helps those tired eyes close swiftly.
  4. Mary had a Little Lamb
    Another traditional and charming tune that is sure to help set off sweet slumber.
  5. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    Whether you’re a Judy Garland fan or Eva Cassidy’s emotional version is more your style – there’s no denying this beautiful tune is made for dreaming.

We hope you liked them and if you’re anything like us will be humming them all day!

What are your favourite lullabies? We’d love to hear what your little one likes to hear at bedtime.

Sweets dreams

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Sleep Tips for Sweet Dreams this Christmas

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With the festive season fast approaching Christmas is an thrilling time for everyone, but with all that excitement and and fun filled busy days your usual routine can go a little off kilter which can mean your little ones sleep can suffer.

Here are the Snuggle Sleeve teams tried and tested simple tips for sweet slumber over the holidays…

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Yummy Plum and Pear purée recipe

Snuggle sleeves recipe plum and pear

Foraged fruits are firmly on the seasonal menus of top restaurants and our little ones love them too. Whether you’re lucky enough to have an orchard where you can have fun picking your own fruits together or discover some delicious looking ones at the market – a Plum and Pear purée is a lovely recipe to get all that gorgeous goodness into your little one.

Here’s our favourite way to make it…
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We’ve chosen plums and pears for our puree as they look oh so pretty, but you can also mix up the purée with your own choice of seasonal fruits as apples work wonderfully too.

Make the most of lovely soft autumn fruits by:

  • Simply stoning, coring and chopping,
  • Simmer in a very little amount of water until soft. You can then remove skin from the plums if you wish but we like to keep them on for maximum goodness and flavour.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Then serve, mix with your choice of breast or formula milk, baby rice or some nice plain yoghurt.

We hope your little ones love it.

Special thanks go to the wonderful Drawnbybeth for the fabulous recipe illustration – it makes us want to get in the kitchen right now!

 

Our 5 favourite blogs for kids crafts

5 fave craft blogsWith summer holidays hitting their peak, and the weather not always remembering that, we’re all looking for fun ways to keep the little ones busy.

So here are our favourite blogs that are filled to the brim with creative ideas to keep the kids happy all summer -whether the sun shines or not!

HandmadeCharlotte

Snuggle Sleeves Favourote craft bloggers - Handmade Charlotte

 

From DIY guides on edible play dough to pretty tea cups made of toilet rolls, the gorgeous ideas on Handmade Charlotte are pretty as a picture and so fun to do. Don’t miss out on the fabulous recipes on the site too – there are plenty of fun choices for children to help you with as well as ones for you to cook up for them.

Modern Parents Messy Kids

Snuggle Sleeves favourite kids crafts bloggers Modern Parents Messy Kids

A fun blog that champions “mindful living, effortless style” Modern Parents Messy Kids is a brilliant blog filled with fun activities and tips for parenting with honest, real and useful advice that keeps us returning again and again.

Crafts on Sea

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A delightful blog filled with fabulous ideas, humour and a sense of fun! We especially love the seaside inspired crafts that mum to two Kate from Crafts on Sea creates – we’re working our way through the list!

The Imagination Tree

The Imagination Tree

Created by a primary school teacher The Imagination Tree is oozing with wonderful ideas for creative fun – we love the way that the site splits activities and crafts by age so you can find great crafts perfect for your wee one in a flash. We’re looking forward to trying the Lemon Scented Puffy Paint – so tactile, sweet smelling and fun!

Drawn by Beth

Drawn by Beth

Drawnbybeth is a super site by illustrator Beth (who incidently designed our logo) has lovely little freebies like downloadable place mats ready to colour in – just the thing for keeping little ones entertained whilst waiting for mealtimes.

We hope you find some creative inspiration in this little lot – and if you have any blogs you love – be sure to share them with us over on our Snuggle Sleeves Facebook page or on Twitter, We’d love to hear your reccomendations.

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We’re shortlisted for a Loved by Parents 2015 award!

shortlist LBP 2015

We’re pleased as punch to have been shortlisted for an amazing Loved By Parents Award 2015!

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We’re still in our first year so this is such a reward to be nominated alongside some really wonderful and established big name brands. The competition will be tough but we’re so excited to be in the mix!

We’re in the running for their coveted Best Sleep Solution award so if you could help us by voting for us you’d make our day!

You can help us win!

Voting for the awards is now open so please help us by sending a vote our way. Votes close at midnight on the 10th July 2015.

Simply click this link to vote – remembering to select SNUGGLE SLEEVES and BEST SLEEP SOLUTION for our category.

http://lovedbyparents.com/lbp-awards-2015-voting-form/

Thank you so much! We’ll keep you posted on the results

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We’re Bizzie Baby award winners!

Wow! We’re a teensy bit thrilled to have been given an award by some marvellous mummy reviewers over at Bizzie Baby – the wonderful website for parents who want honest advice, real reviews and great tips on the products they purchase for their little ones.

 

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The team of testers gave our sleeves a work out and were thrilled with the results for their wee ones. Needless to say we’re pleased as punch about what they said…

Fantastic quality, warm and snuggly, and thick material…I would definitely recommend it’s great if your child uses sleeping bags to keep snug and keep their arms warm.

I love the idea of this product. I couldn’t wait to test it out and thought it was a fabulous and simple idea. The design is simple but brilliant. The Snuggle sleeves are well made and excellent quality. I especially like the added scratchmits on them. I like the fact that they are made from a lovely quality white fabric but with a choice of coloured edges.

I try to keep my children in sleeping bags until they are at least one year old so these are perfect with their sizes ranging from 0-12 months. The Snuggle Sleeves are made from a lovely thick and soft material. I had no problem putting these on Benjamin at bedtime; he didn’t even seem to notice! He was comfortable and warm.

I would recommend Snuggle Sleeves especially for a winter baby or a second baby as babies can be born in different seasons you might not have thicker items for bedtime, these are brilliant for adding the extra layer. I think this product is a brilliant idea and lovely quality!

Thank you to everyone at Bizzie Baby and for all your fantastic feedback – we’re so pleased we’re able to keep your little ones cosy and are honoured to have an award from you.

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