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NOW CLOSED Tesco Loves Baby bedding tester review thread: non-testers - win £100 cash by sharing your top tips for getting babies to nod off

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AlexMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Apr-13 11:16:41

This thread is for the MNers who are putting the Tesco Loves Baby range of bedding to the test. We'd love to hear what you think of the item you've been trying with your baby. We've provided a few questions to get you started but please feel free to add your own comments - the more detail the better!

Every tester who adds their feedback on this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win £100 cash (to hopefully spend on Tesco Direct's Baby & Toddler range!).

We'd also like testers to add a review of the item they've tried here.

*Please remember to tell us what item(s) you've been testing in your response*

~ What was your overall impression of the product?

~ What did you think of the quality? Have you washed the item? How did it cope with being washed?

~ And how about value for money? You can find out how much the item you've been testing costs here

~ If it came up in conversation, would you recommend this product to a friend?

~ Now that you've tried a product from the Tesco Loves Baby range, do you think you'd try any others? If so, which one(s)? You can see the whole range here

If you're not a tester, the team at Tesco Direct would still love to hear from you - for a chance to win a separate £100 cash prize please share on this thread any tips or advice you have on the topic of baby bedding, and getting babies off to sleep more generally - what do you find your LO finds most cosy? Any sure fire winners for getting them to nod off? Please share this on the thread and you'll be entered into the prize draw.

Lastly, Tesco Direct are offering a special discount for all MNers - save £10 when you spend £50 on Baby and Toddler ranges for First Time Shoppers when you use code TDX-7GRT - ends 12/05/13 Link here. See T&Cs below*.

Thanks and good luck with the prize draws


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wibblyjelly Sun 01-Sep-13 00:15:41

We are quite lucky with ds. I give him his bottle just before bed. If he is still awake when its done, I just put him I to his cot. We aren't quite when dh and I are downstairs, making dinner, so maybe he finds the noise soothing smile

RubySparks Wed 11-Sep-13 15:31:03

First child was an easy baby, put down to sleep and he went to sleep, second child not so much! She always used to fall asleep in the car so would sometimes do that. Otherwise it was cuddling, walking, singing, playing familiar music soundtrack of 'brother where art thou' and later sitting by the bed, rubbing her temples going 'wobble' 'wobble'....

Finally stopped night feeding at two and a half and she settled better after that! Main tip is be lucky with the baby you get as clearly we had no dea what really worked!

BadlyWrittenPoem Wed 18-Sep-13 12:47:40

My tip is to use sleeping bags because then they don't kick their covers off plus you don't have the worrk of them getting under the covers by accident.

BadMissM Sat 28-Sep-13 22:26:35

A nice relaxing bath with baby bedtime bath, or lavender oil in the bath, then wrap them up in a warm towel, massage with bedtime lotion or baby cream with a little lavender oil... a nice feed in a dimly lit room, a story, and a cuddle!

mumsbe Wed 02-Oct-13 23:20:09

The best way to get baby to sleep is to develop a good routine from day one a nice relaxing bath story and then bed. Always speak in a soft voice keep the ights low and baby will soon realise that this is bedtime. My daughter also liked a song to help her sleep if she was struggling to sleep

AndHarry Thu 03-Oct-13 12:37:45


I've always used sleeping bags for my children and they're so useful - we have travel ones for when we're travelling at bed time so they go straight from the car seat into bed and stay warm.

Both my babies have been fed to sleep so I'm no expert grin but I would say that a simple routine is important. Ours is tea, bath, story, bed.

amazinggrace2001 Fri 04-Oct-13 10:32:32

Sounds crazy but I found the sound of hoovering was always a good way to get my babes to sleep. I just left it on rather than doing any actual hoovering though!

hunhun007 Sat 05-Oct-13 17:35:36

non-testers - top tips for getting babies to nod off

We use natural music for calming down, the favorite seems to be the sounds of the ocean
Also black out blinds are the must during day time, the best are the one portable which can be fitted everywhere

SmokedMackerel Sat 05-Oct-13 18:38:52

Non tester - I always found my baby slept best in a cosy sleeping bag.
Dh used to play music and dance with them in a darkened room when they were tiny babies. I was dubious of his choice of lullaby music (usually something with a thumping beat) but they would drop straight off. He has been in charge of bedtime ever since (though now he reads a story, and there is no dancing!)

stephgr Tue 08-Oct-13 00:49:49

Non- tester
When my children were babies, I tended to wait until they looked really drowsy before putting them down and I never left any lights on. I think darkness really helps. We dimmed the lights in all the rooms before turning the light off in the baby's room.
With regard to bedding, make sure that your baby's mattress is firm and is flat against the sides of the cot. My babies had blankets which we
tucked around the cot mattress but the blankets only ever went up as far as their chests.

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