When I was pregnant with the twins, and before I started Hip little one, we set up our nursery with what we thought were the nicest, best nursery pieces around. Looking back now I knew so little about what was available and more importantly, what actually works and what makes a parent’s life easier. Four years on and I have made it my hobby to research all the options, compare product features and hunt down the products that mums can really use and will truly love.
Tommee Tippee has been busy doing research too. A talented team of designers, mothers, doctors, midwives, lactation specialists and other professionals has combined their knowledge and developed an innovative range of products that ticks the boxes for everyone, meet Miomee. In the upcoming months I will introduce you to some of the best Miomee products and it wouldn’t be Hip little one if we weren’t giving away lots of fantastic prizes as well. Today we are kicking off the series and talking about ‘Getting ready for baby’.
As a mum of 4 I have dealt with my share of fevers high and low. Often a light fever is nothing to worry about but when it comes to newborns it is something to keep a close eye on so a good thermometer is a must-have. The Miomee 4-in-1 Digital Thermometer ($89.95) is a fantastic multi-tool that is very helpful for parents in many ways. Not only does it give an accurate temperature reading of baby’s forehead and ear, it also tells you what the nursery temperature is like and what the time is.
Just keep the thermometer in its cradle in your baby’s room and you’ll always know if the nursery is too hot or too cold. If you do need to take your child’s temperature it is within reach at any time (no need to go to the medicine cupboard and hunt for it). The large, clear LCD display is easy to read and will flash red if your baby has a fever (green if normal) so you can even take the temperature in the dark.
One of the things I have learnt from my other babies is that routine and stability is very important when it comes to bedtime. When you do things exactly the same at every sleep your baby will soon recognise the pattern and fall asleep peacefully. The Miomee Musical Nightlight ($79.95) is specifically designed to provide your baby with a calm, reassuring environment that will encourage a restful sleep time and time again.
The night light can be set to a cool blue or soft pink glow, not too bright to keep baby awake yet bright enough to comfort baby and for you to find a lost dummy. As the light is portable you can just pick it up from the stand and walk around with it which is very practical for a mid-night inspection, it will last approximately 7 hours before it needs a recharge.
In addition to the light settings there are three sound options to choose from: Mum’s heartbeat, nature sounds or gentle melodies. You can set the Miomee Musical Nightlight to use ‘light only’ or ‘light and music’ for a selected period of time (15 min, 30 min or permanently). Clever feature: Even if you choose one of the shorter times the light will still turn on automatically if your baby starts crying during the night. With a bit of luck this will calm baby down and he/she might just drift back off to sleep!
As you might know my first three babies were rather small (my lightest was 2.1 kg) so I know how important it is to keep a close eye on baby’s weight. Especially with my smallest twin every 5-10 grams gain was a win and at the same time the tiniest loss was a worry. Instead of waiting for the midwife to make a house visit (or having to walk to the local chemist and weigh baby in public) you can now weigh your baby at home with the Miomee Electronic Baby Scales ($139.95), how convenient!
The sleek looking digital baby scales are suitable for babies up to 15kg, for comparison: my 4-year old weighs 15kg but so does my 2,5-year old so it depends on the child. Whether you just want to weigh your baby every now and then, daily or even before and after feeds, you always get accurate results. Accuracy is as close as 10g from 0-6kg and 15g from 6-15kg, because Miomee understands that sometimes every little bit counts. A handy carry bag is included and the clever display-lock function makes sure you can calmly read the recorded weight even if baby keeps moving.
The Miomee Nursery Humidifier ($99.95) keeps the air in your baby’s nursery healthy and clean. By controlling the humidity in the air you can not only prevent congestion, soothe coughs and reinforce your baby’s natural immune system, it will also reduce dust and dust allergens. The unit is easy to clean and fill and will last all night through without waking up your baby. If the water level gets too low the humidifier turns off automatically.
The Miomee Bath & Room Thermometer ($34.95) takes the guessing out of bath time. This floating thermometer scans the bath water every second and displays the exact temperature so you can be sure the water is at the right temperature at all times. It also shows the time, features a count down timer and can be used as a nursery thermometer, four great functions in one small product. Flashing, coloured lights will remind you if the water is too hot/cold or if the count down is over.
Last but not least, a basic baby item that most parents will reach for sooner or later, the dummy. As you will soon discover not all dummies are the same and the new BPA-free Miomee Orthodontic Comforters ($7.95, 0-6, 6-12 and 12-18 months) are most definitely different to what you are used to. Their unique wider shape ensures that biting pressure is more evenly distributed over your baby’s palate.
By distributing this pressure evenly the Miomee Orthodontic Comforters will protect against teeth and jaw misalignment, very important for your child’s future health. Developed in conjunction with leading orthodontists you can rest assured that these pacifiers look after your child’s mouth and teeth in the short and long run whilst offering the soothing, comfortable feeling many babies ask for.
To find out more about Tommee Tippee Miomee, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.miomee.com.au, shipping is free Australia wide.
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