As every parent knows, there’s no need for an alarm clock once you have a baby or toddler in the house to remind you when it’s 5.30am every morning. The luxury of a long, leisurely lie in can seem a distant memory, and who wouldn’t be the first to admit they’d try anything if it meant stealing an extra few minutes in bed. Luckily, tomorrow is officially National Lie in Day. The one day when the odds of getting to stay under the duvet until past 7 (best case scenario) are for once stacked in our favour! Sleep habits aside (since we all know they’re a different kettle of fish!), if there’s two things that are going to up the chances of stealing a good stint of uninterrupted shut eye, it’s the age old ‘warm and dry’ rule. Wetness is a common reason why babies and toddlers who are in nappies might wake up in the night, or overly early, so using a high absorbency nappy and barrier cream such as Metanium can help towards a more comfortable night. Metanium Everyday Barrier Ointment has a unique double action formula to provide daily protection from nappy rashand is gentle enough to use every day and at each nappy change. (Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment is a medicine, always read the label.)
Elsewhere, many parents swear by sleep sacs as a way of avoiding the pitfalls of blankets. Beyond the safety element (more details at Lullaby Trust) there is the risk of middle of the night chilliness as little ones are prone to moving around and losing their covers at the most inconvenient of hours. As far as getting the chance to celebrate National Lie In Day goes, we appreciate a lot comes down to luck, but with the extra hour on our side...you never know when it’s going to come in!
There’s nothing like a cot quilt for extra comfort, particularly as the weather is getting colder. Metanium has a White Company Noah's Ark Cot Bed Quilt (RRP £85) to give away and a Metanium Everyday Easy Spray Barrier Lotion (RRP £5-49). Email us before 15/11 to be in with a chance of winning.
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