Guest Beds for Small Spaces

Guest Beds for Small Spaces

There are so many different ways these days to provide a comfortable resting place for a guest even if you have a very limited amount of space. Small spaces offer you the real chance to get creative. Creativity is shown in many forms, but when you have to fit a lot in to a very tight space, it is amazing how your imagination will inspire you to bring this to life.

Air Beds

Air beds are beneficial when maximising space because they can be deflated and packed away neatly in a small storage area to save space. Folding beds have a similar story, they can be folded up and hidden away. Which is extremely convenient when you are in a hurry. Some airbeds are available with an electric plug in pump which inflates your bed in minutes, taking the chore of pumping it up by foot out of it. Better than that, some even include a special valve to deflate your air bed as quick. Some air beds offer a headboard option which looks wonderful, also as a practicality it ensures that your pillows stay put while you sleep and do not disappear down the back of the bed.

Sofa Beds

If your space is being used on a daily basis as an office or study, consider a sofa bed. When there are no guests visiting, a sofa looks well and keeps the professionalism of your office, then when you have those planned or unplanned guests stay, like magic, a bed appears. With this, spending a little bit more money at the start will prove to be beneficial in the long run for both value and comfort.

Guest Beds

Guest beds area designed with your convenience in mind, many can be purchased with storage space which is ideal for keeping your bed linen and items for your guest to stay. Extra storage is also handy when you have children coming to visit, because of course you know that it is essential to provide toys and games for them to enjoy during their stay, just because they are little does not mean they should not be treated anything less than that of a little prince or princess. This makes a 2-in-1 guest bed ideal for those tiny visitors.

Travel sleep tips for babies and small children

Travel sleep tips for babies and small children

Travelling with small children and babies should be a time of celebration yet it is something that is often seen as a daunting task.

Before you travel, it is important to make sure that you have a well-established nap and bedtime routine. This will make it easier, when you are travelling, so that your baby or toddler will know what to expect, even though they are not at home.

Your holiday will be much more enjoyable if there is as little disruption as possible to your little one’s sleep schedule. Preparation in creating a sleep schedule will help ensure they get the rest they need to be happy, healthy, and alert during your trip.

Even if your baby is the best sleeper in the world, it may be a whole different story when you are not in the comfort of your own home. When you’re in a strange environment things might be very different. It’s normal for babies and toddlers to test boundaries around sleep when they’re somewhere new.

Trying to sleep in a strange place can make anyone feel uncomfortable, this is no different for your baby. If they cry for a while at bedtime or wake up at odd times during the night, it is important that you handle this behaviour in the same way that you would at home. If your child has a treasured comfort item, it will go a long way to helping them feel safe and secure enough to fall asleep in a strange environment. Even a familiar smell that is comforting may be all it takes for them to turn over and go back to sleep.

A mistake parents often make is to share a bed with their baby or toddler if co-sleeping is not normally part of the routine at home. Even if it’s only for a few nights, you could find yourself dealing with a big problem when you get home.

Top Tips for Travelling with Small Children and Babies

  1. Always Leave Plenty of Time
  2. Try to schedule flights to fit around your baby’s sleep schedule
  3. Recreate your bedroom routine on the flight, even if that means changing them into their PJ’s and reading them a bedtime story!
  4. Remember to pack snacks, treats and any added extras incase your face delays
  5. Remember to pack enough Nappies, nappy wipes, hand sanitizer and nappy bags. A good tip is to have a changing kit at the ready in the seat pocket infront of you so you can quickly nab it and go

 

Top tips to get your child to sleep

Top tips to get your child to sleep

Getting your little one to drift off can sometimes be a daunting task. Here at SlumberSlumber we have decided to put together a few tips on getting your child to sleep.

Tips on getting your child to sleep

1) The Bedroom

Pay attention to your child’s bedroom. A cool dark quiet room is ideal. Remove most toys, games, televisions, computers, and radios if your child is having trouble falling asleep or is frequently up at night. Climb into your child’s bed to see how their bedroom feels from their viewpoint.

2) The Bed, Bedding and Pillows

Providing your child with good bedding and comfortable bedclothes is vitally important to ensure their growing bodies get the support that they need for a comfy night’s sleep.

3) The Bedtime Routine

A bed time routine is a powerful “cue” that it is time to sleep. It needs to be simple. A complicated routine that requires a parent to be present makes it hard for a child to go back to sleep. Try writing out the bedtime routine to make it consistent. Share these “scripts” with other caregivers like baby-sitters, grandparents and dads.

4) Exercise

An hour of moderate exercise daily will help your child sleep better. You can break the hour up into 4 chunks of 15 minute slots.

5) Sleepy foods

Food that will help induce sleep include poultry, oats, bananas, honey and green leafy vegetables. Include some of these in the evening meal followed by a glass of warm milk.

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