Essential Night Time Newborn Clothes & Accessories
Welcoming a little one into the world is one of the most exciting periods of life you can experience. If it’s your first, every aspect of parenthood is new and, of course, daunting. From preparing their nursery to bringing your newborn child home for the first time, parenthood is full of challenges and fresh experiences.
There are a lot of adjustments to be made when becoming a parent, from the unexpected moments of joy to the sleepless nights, it can be a real rollercoaster. When adjusting to a life with a little cub, we all have to embrace the unknown and trust our instincts. However, it is always good to be as prepared as possible and having the right accessories and items can make life a whole lot easier.
Out of all the adjustments of parenthood, figuring out your little one’s night time routine can be challenging. Fortunately, there are a number of tried and tested methods and items to help ease bedtime and prevent sleepless nights.
Here is our guide to essential night time clothing and accessories.
First up on our list of night time essentials are sleepsuits. These are a perfect way to keep your baby cosy and comfortable all throughout the night. Of course, you’ll want to make sure the sleepsuit is the correct fit to ensure it isn’t too restrictive and your little one doesn’t get too warm in the night.
Here at ClayBear, we have a range of beautiful, supersoft sleepsuits available in a range of gorgeous designs. What’s more, our zip-up design makes it easy to change your little cub’s nappy without undressing them completely. Our sleepsuits are also available in a range of sizes, from newborn to 24 months.
As your little one grows, a comfy pair of pyjamas are the perfect for a good night’s sleep. All of our lightweight, two-piece pyjama sets are made from high-quality organic cotton and feature long sleeves and are designed and printed here in the UK.
What’s more, with a range of patterns and designs to choose from, you’re sure to find a set of pyjamas that match your cub’s personality.
It is worth noting that babies are much more sensitive to temperatures than us adults, so just because you’re warm, it might not mean your baby is. A good rule to follow is to dress your baby in one extra layer than you would be comfortable wearing to sleep in that room. So, if you’re comfy in a t- shirt and bottoms, consider giving your baby a lightweight swaddle on top of their sleepsuit or pyjamas.
Changing Bags & Mats
Of course, for your baby’s comfort and hygiene, nappy changes may be necessary at night. However, you don’t need to wake your baby up for this, their night time feeding times are a good opportunity for a change, or in the morning when they wake.
In these circumstances, having a changing bag and changing mat at hand in their room or under their cot is really useful. This will help you to change them without causing too much disturbance having to run in and out of their room.
Another bedtime essential for newborn babies is a snuggly pair of socks. While they may not be the first items of clothing you think of in relation to bedtime, socks are essential for a cosy night’s sleep in colder months.
If your baby is cold, it will find it difficult to fall asleep and may wake up frequently throughout the night. Socks are the perfect way to ensure your baby is cosy and comfortable. Moreover, here at ClayBear we have a wide range of socks for newborns made from terry material in a variety of different colours.
Blankets & Muslins
As well as sleepsuits and socks, blankets can make a welcome addition to a little one’s bedtime set up on cooler nights. Here at Claybear, we have a variety of blankets and muslins made from high-quality organic cotton. What’s more, as with our pyjamas and sleepsuits, our blankets are available in a number of exciting patterns and designs.
It is important to note that for the safety of your baby, especially newborns, blankets and muslins should be tucked under their arms to prevent any risk of the material covering their head and restricting airflow. For the first year of your baby’s life, ensure the blanket is not loose; swaddling is a good way to do this.
Of course, ensuring your little cub has appropriate clothing and is comfortable are among the most important aspects of their night time routine, however, so is the time shortly before you put them to bed. Giving your baby a warm bath before drying them with one of our gorgeously soft towels is the perfect way of relaxing them.
Here at ClayBear, we have a number of towels available in many different designs, so you’re sure to find one that your little one will love.
In an ideal world, your little one would sleep through the night uninterrupted. However, us parents know that isn’t always a reality. As newborns need a lot more sleep than us, daytime naps are a necessity. In these circumstances, blackout blinds can also be incredibly helpful, creating an environment that encourages relaxation and sleep.
Of course, we couldn’t put together a list of night time essentials for little cubs without mentioning cots. Choosing a safe, comfortable cot that meets all of the safety requirements is a must for any newborn. This will ensure they can sleep comfortably throughout the night and safely contained, unable to roll out of bed or injure themselves.
Where Should My Newborn Sleep?
As mentioned in the point above, newborns should sleep in a cot that meets British Safety Standards. This should be positioned in the same room as a parent or caregiver, allowing the baby to be checked on when required and tended to when necessary. Their mattress should be firm and covered with a well fitted sheet.
Establishing A Bedtime Routine
In addition to the importance of comfortable clothing and accessories to help your baby sleep, it is a good idea to try to establish a bedtime routine after 3 months or so. This is a good opportunity to have some time alone with your little one and can help them get used to sleeping at regular times.
As mentioned earlier, a bath is a great part of a bedtime routine, ensuring your baby is clean and comfy before getting into their night clothes. Other ideas for a soothing bedtime routine could be reading them a bedtime story, dimming the light and singing them a lullaby.
However you choose to put your baby to sleep, it is important to remember that their routines may change and different babies need different amounts of sleep, so don’t fret if your little one is sleeping a few hours more or less than others.
Infant Clothing & Baby Gifts From ClayBear
If you’ve been searching for bedtime clothing essentials for your little one, be it a new sleepsuit, warm socks or a muslin, look no further than ClayBear official. We take so much pride in our products, making sure they are made of the highest quality materials and feature a range of adorable designs.
Here at ClayBear, we truly understand the ups and downs of parenting, and are well aware of the difference a good night’s sleep can make to your little cub’s mood and overall wellness. If you have any questions regarding our products, from changing mats to pyjamas, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly team. We’re always happy to help.Contact us via email at email@example.com or visit our website.