We were recently asked to be blog ambassadors for Babymoov!
We’re incredibly honoured to be working with such a fab brand this year and so excited to tell you about some of their innovative and above all useful products too. The first two items I want to share with you have quickly become ‘can’t be without them’ items- the Cosydream and the Anatomical cushion. Parents of babies with reflux especially, you’ll want to know more.
Since reflux became an issue for us, and prevented Elsie from lying easily on her back for sleep, I’ve been looking for ways to make her feel more comfortable. Most reflux parents will tell you that the biggest effect of reflux (aside from the pain it inflicts) is sleep deprivation. The lie flat position is just no good for poor babies with reflux and can cause the acid to travel back up. Not good for a restful night’s sleep. For Elsie, she doesn’t vomit much but she has a lot of acid that is controlled by medication, but that still causes an issue with sleep. Enter the Cosydream.
We’ve been using this wonderful product a little differently. It’s suitable from birth to around 6 months but as Elsie is a little small, it’s still a great fit for her. It’s intended for use in the crib, to help baby lie in an optimum position for sleeping. It has a specially designed cushion which is shaped to support the head (and help to prevent flat head) and support the body so that it feels like it is being held. It also has a removable sausage shaped cushion (the position roll) which can be placed at the bottom of the cushion to raise baby’s legs thus creating the optimum position for the back. This position also helps to relieve pain and discomfort caused by reflux and colic.
How we’ve been using the Cosydream
Elsie and I co-sleep mainly, so we’ve used the Cosydream in other ways too. Because the position roll is removable, it seemed sensible to pop it at the top of the cushion (it sticks with velcro) to keep Elsie’s head still while she played on her play mat. I love that she was able to reach for her toys without sliding down.
I’e also been using it to keep Elsie stable in the carrycot while we’re out for walks. Again, I’ve used it with the roll positioner at the the top to keep her head still.
Because she is so small, often she gets lost in the pram, and the Cosydream helps to keep her secure and in the best position so that she can sleep. The Cosydream also works great in the pram with the roll positioner at the bottom and she’s been having longer sleeps as a result. It also means that she slides less in the carrycot!
When Elsie moves into her cot, we will use the Cosydream to help ease the transition. We also have a Cosymat which we’ll report back on soon.
The Cosydream shouldn’t be used once baby is able to turn over. Elsie is still quite stable in this respect but I am happy that she is always supervised when we use this product.
The Anatomical cushion
This is a wonderful cushion that helps to provide comfort and support for Elsie in a world that is just a little bit too big! We’ve had issues with being able to fit her pram into the car now that there are 6 of us, and instead if we’re out for the day we use a Mamas and Papas Armadillo Flip. This is suitable from birth and it has a five point harness- but even on the smallest setting it is far too big for Elsie. Enter the Anatomical cushion!
The cushion has an ergonomic headrest and is made from memory foam, like the Cosydream, so that it is comfortable and reassuring for little ones. It has padded edges that help to make baby feel secure and safe and it can be used in a variety of places- in the bouncer, in the car seat, in the buggy or in the swing. It has openings for 2, 3 or 5 point harness.
How we’ve been using the Anatomical cushion
Elsie can finally see the world! In the buggy, with the Anatomical cushion, she is now safe and secure and able to sit up and watch the wonders of the world as she pleases. I cannot tell you how happy this makes me!
Before, the straps were so loose that I felt nervous taking her anywhere in the buggy, and would constantly check that she was ok, tucking blankets around her and genreally fussing. I kept her lying flat too, much to her displeasure. Ok for sleep, but not ok when there are things to look at!
The Cosydream is a fabulous support and positioner for Elsie, more so as it helps to ease pain and discomfort from reflux. It keeps her supported while she plays and rests and we use it everyday. Likewise, the Anatomical cushion provides security for Elsie when she’s in the buggy and helps to keep her in a good position too. For a refluxy baby who is also small for her age, both products are fantastic. We’d highly recommend them both!
We were sent these products for review purposes. All opinions are my own.