{Raising Little People} I am grateful. Now F?!k off..

I stumbled across this wonderfully written article. It manages to articulate a whole lot of things that parents experience, yet are often afraid to say.

You may love it. You may hate it. You really should read it though.

I warn you in advance it does contain rubbish bin words though.

Follow this link -> I am grateful now fuck off.baby

I really recommend grabbing a cuppa and hiding in the laundry if that’s what you need to do, (not that I am talking from personal experience :/) and have a read.

Here is one of my favourite parts:

“I know the first thing I’m going to be told is “people are just trying to be nice! They’re trying to comfort you”. Yeah, yeah, it’s hard to be charitable when you’ve had two hours sleep. Here’s the deal – trying to be helpful or not – it isn’t. It isn’t helpful. It’s condescending, patronising, and it’s actually (without being melodramatic but maybe a bit melodramatic) it’s dangerous. Constantly telling parents – Be grateful! Be grateful! One day they won’t be shitting on you! And you’ll be like “omg, I long for the days when I was covered in sour milk and diarrhoea!” So – be grateful! You might be so exhausted that you’re crying on the toilet but these are the best days of your life SO BE GRATEFUL – leads to those parents shutting down and never sharing how they truly feel. It leads to parents not having support networks. It leads to parents walking into parenthood without any idea of how hard some moments, some days, can be. It leads to such unfair expectations on parents – enjoy every minute or you’re a fucking monster. It leads to feeling like you’re doing it all wrong. I am so grateful for my kids. I can’t even put into words how grateful I am. So I don’t need you to tell me to be grateful. I am.” – MAMA SAID

Happy reading Nesters x

{Raising little People} Swaddle me up

Sometimes newborns represent something closer to bread-loaf-sized-screeching-hurricanes rather than actual tiny little humans. Plus, you add onto that, the unsettled nights and completely irrational sleep patterns and all of a sudden you are headed straight down the track of sleepless nights and frazzled mama and papa bears.

Swaddling is an easy solution that gives many tiny humans the comfort they need to encourage a more restful and better night’s sleep (which in turn benefits the whole family!)

Here are some fantastic swaddling solutions for all the bread loaves in your life:

1. The Love to Dream Wrap Me Up 

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The Love to Dream Swaddle Up Original is a fantastic product that assists your little one to find comfort while being swaddled. Available for $39.95, the genius of this product is that, unlike many similar products it allows your baby to place their arms above their head into their natural position. Plus, as your baby grows it will allows them to have access to their hands, which relaxes many little ones.

We used this for our little birdies and it was by FAR the BEST thing we ever purchased. A perfect sleep trigger for them.

2. The Woombie Swaddle


Next are the fantastic Woombie swaddles. Available for $39.95 they offer your most precious cargo safe and comfortable protection during their slumber, they allow your little person to move slightly while offering protection from blankets falling onto their face. The Woombie are known for not restricting hip movement and maintaining airflow for comfort of your tiny human all year round.

3. The ErgoPouch Aircocoon 

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The Aircocoon swaddle from ErgoPouch is a brilliantly light baby swaddle that will allow even the hottest little birdie to sleep peacefully this summer. Made from super soft, natural and breathable bamboo it keeps your little person safe and comfortable, ensuring the greatest chance at peaceful sleep. These little beauties are only $29.95 and available in a range of fashionable colours.

4. Target Baby Studio Swaddle

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Target has jumped on the swaddle band-wagon and is offering an affordable alternative to some of the more expensive options. They baby studio swaddle offers a simple, one-action zipper that are an ease to wrap and offers a secure wrap for your little person. As they are made from a cotton/elastane blend it allows some range of movement while still assisting baby to feel cosy. Available for $25.

5. Sleep Wings

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For something just a little bit different, Sleep Wings offer an infant slumber wear jacket, that will provide the sensation of being swaddled, without all the other layers. Restricting your little person’s arms stops the night time face scratches, minimises the chances of your baby startling awake and prevents arm chills. Definitely a contender for the hot little babies who overheat easily. Available for $29.95

Happy swaddling Nesters x