Knuma's Lovely Bunch Competition

Mums – They’re A Lovely Bunch

Here at Knuma we know how hard mums work: Mum is just another word for ‘multi-tasking genius.’

Modern day mums have to turn their hands to numerous professions, from hairdresser to party organiser, working as a taxi-service, travel agent and teacher all in their ‘spare’ time. Not to mention the ability to also be a cleaner, children’s entertainer, accountant and chef all whilst trying to look after themselves and the house.

We think all mums are a lovely bunch. That’s why we’re sending some lucky mums a lovely mixed bouquet of flowers on behalf of their little ones – to say a big Thanks for all their love and devotion.

To be in with a shout of having beautiful fresh flowers delivered on Mother’s Day to yourself or the most-deserving mum you know, like, share and comment on either our Twitter @knumafurniture or Facebook page. You can nominate an amazing mum by tagging them in your comment and telling us why they’re the best ever.

We’ll pluck a couple of lucky winners from all the lovely bunch of mums that entered and send them a little extra love on Mother’s Day.

Knuma's Lovely Bunch Competition

 

 

Competition opens Wednesday 24th February and closes Tuesday 1st March at 12pm. Winners will be announced Wednesday 2nd March on Twitter and Facebook and asked to contact us with their details and an address of where the flowers are to be sent. Knuma will aim to arrange delivery of the flowers on MotherÔÇÖs Day (Sunday 6th March). If however our chosen delivery service cannot deliver on this day, the flowers will delivered around this date. Knuma cannot be held liable for late delivery. To enter you must reside in the UK. Knuma reserves the right to amend or cancel this competition at any time for any reason. KnumaÔÇÖs decision in all matters will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be provided. You are providing information to Knuma and not to Facebook or Twitter. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter. By participating you hereby release and hold harmless Facebook or Twitter from any and all liability with this promotion.
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The ups and downs of sleeping with your baby

Recent research shows new parents lose 44 days of sleep in their first year as a new parent.

That’s more than 6 weeks according to Ergoflex.

Top reasons for sleep loss in new parents

  1. Feeding your baby at night
  2. Infants waking up and crying
  3. Parents waking up with worry

Your body getting used to a lack of sleep turning into insomnia, together with stacking up chores were also common problems that contributed to lack of sleep.

The thing is, and this is especially so in new parents, sleep is one of the most important elements in everyone’s lives. And that need for sleep goes for new babies, too. It’s why they choose to do it so much during the day. Sleep is vital for letting our bodies and minds rejuvenate and is the foundation of a healthy life.

Mother with childSo how can you and your baby get the sleep you need to keep you both healthy?

Co-sleeping cribs are becoming more and more popular; they allow the parent to have the baby close to them at night without the risks associated with traditional bed-sharing. With the best co-sleeping cribs you are laying next to your baby and can have the cot-side down, but without sharing a bed with your baby – or the bed covers for that matter. And with the unique mesh design of the Knuma Huddle 4-in1 bedside crib you and your baby can still see each other even with the cot side up.

Most co-sleepers are safe in that they attach to the side of the bed, making it easier for breastfeeding and soothing through the night and here, Knuma’s Huddle is no exception, attaching to your bed whether you have a divan or a framed bed. With the least amount of disturbance to you and your baby, whether you are feeding, soothing them or comforting them, a co-sleeping cot is a great way to get a better night’s sleep.

The best co-sleeping cots for breastfeeding mums?

Many breastfeeding mothers choosing to bed-share do it precisely because they get more sleep, manage their milk supply better, and attach more intensely with their babies.

With the best co-sleeping beds such as Knuma’s Huddle, mums have the luxury of being in constant eye-contact with baby and with many, in constant touch when the side is down. That means minimum fuss, maximum closeness and all the reassurance you need. And whilst, in other countries, co-sleeping or sharing sleep as it’s often referred to, is considered the norm, it’s almost considered taboo in this country, which is why the UK’s best co-sleeping cribs have really taken off.

In short, the key benefits of sleeping next to your baby are:

  • You spend extra time together
  • Mother and baby build a stronger bond
  • Parents sleep better…
  • …and they sleep better knowing baby is safe
  • Co-sleeping makes feeding/breast feeding much easier
  • Breastfeeding at night helps maintain milk supply
  • Mother can soothe baby with less disturbance to sleep patterns
  • With the Huddle the baby is in it’s own safe sleeping space
  • Safer than bed sharing
  • The Knuma Huddle has a gentle rocking motion that helps soothe the baby

 

The benefits of side sleeping

Often co-sleeping is called side sleeping and there are many benefits of sleeping close to your baby. You’ll get to spend extra time with your little one whilst developing a much stronger bond. It’s not just your baby that will feel the benefits; you too can sleep much easier knowing your child is close by and safe from harm. Also, if you’re asking yourself, “Does side sleeping makes breastfeeding easier?”, you’ll find the answer in not needing to leave the room or fully disturb your sleep pattern, meaning you get the much needed rest you deserve.

But is co-sleeping safe?

When done safely, mother-infant co-sleeping saves infants lives and contributes to infant and maternal health and well-being. Merely having an infant sleeping in a room with a committed adult caregiver (co-sleeping) is reported to reduce the chances of an infant dying from SIDS or from an accident by one half!

On top of that nursing mums who co-sleep with their babies report feeling better rested. Because they do not have to leave the bed to nurse, their sleep patterns are less disturbed and they feel more alert and focused during the daytime. More reasons why it’s well worth anyone looking to buy a co-sleeping bedside crib really does their research.

Just be aware though, if you’re asking, when will my baby start sleeping through the night, or, how do I settle my baby when they’re awake we’re not saying that co-sleeping or co-sleeping bedside cribs will influence when baby starts sleeping all night. Some babies are simply better at soothing themselves back to sleep than others. But it’s very much a bonus if you can positively affect having a better night’s sleep.

 

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Mother & Baby Awards Winner

Knuma Huddle is a big hit at 2016’s Mother & Baby Awards

Knuma Huddle 4-in-1 bedside crib in its different modesDesigning an alternative to the traditional Moses basket is one thing. Designing an innovative bedside crib that has four different uses and will be a firm family favourite for at least 12 years is another thing entirely.

[caption id="attachment_448" align="alignright" width="300"]Snuzpod bedside crib Snuzpod bedside crib[/caption]

So to have the Knuma Huddle 4-in-1 bedside crib recognised at this year’s Mother & Baby Awards is a huge delight for everyone in the Knuma team. It really does make all those years of late nights, hours and hours of crafting and numerous trade and consumer show appearances thoroughly worth it. Not to mention the fact that our lovable Huddle beat the likes of the Snuzpod Crib and the Chicco Next2Me bedside crib at the Awards.

And it’s no mean feat for Knuma Huddle to be on the podium at these awards, as the judging is carried out by real parents, whilst all baby products are rated for many different benefits, including user-friendliness, value for money, safety and quality. These awards always attract big well-known brands too, such as Stokke, Tommee Tippee, TENA and Cosatto, so Knuma is in great company.

And why are awards for mother & baby products necessary?

At Knuma, we believe these kind of awards are vital to mums, dads and prospective parents everywhere.

That’s because, for example, when buying a bedside crib, parents like to know their money is being spent wisely on something that works, looks good and above all, is safe. Especially useful to any one asking, ‘is co-sleeping safe?’ or ‘is it okay to sleep with my baby?”

[caption id="attachment_450" align="alignright" width="284"]Chicco Next To Me bedside crib Chicco Next2Me bedside crib[/caption]

On top of that, if you’re looking to buy the Knuma Huddle, it’s great to know that other people like you rate it highly, regard it well in terms of safety and, as an added bonus, families will get at least 12 good years of life from it. In fact, when you consider that with the Huddle, you’re in constant visual contact with your baby and can lower the mesh side down at any time to feed and comfort your child, it really does make you see why people think again about buying a Moses basket or sharing a bed with baby. And if you’re an expectant parent looking to buy Snuzpod or buy Chicco bedside cribs, you have a place online to go to see how these products compare.

That’s why you’ll find an award-winning Knuma Huddle bedside crib at a show near you: we love what people say about our great-looking alternative to co-sleeping and we love giving people the opportunity to compare and see just why mums, dads and the little ones love the Knuma bedside crib, not least because there’s another dozen years or so of life in the Huddle as a stylish children’s desk and bench.

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