This weekend (Saturday, Sunday, Monday), sleep is the topic of discussion here at Metropolitan Mama. I'll be highlighting several different products and ideas to help your whole family drift off to sleep more comfortably and quickly. I can't promise any quick fixes...just a few ideas for you to ponder.
One important thing to remember when it comes to sleep is to do what seems right for your family. Don't be scared off by agenda-laden books or pesky relatives and acquaintances who tsk-tsk your choices. Five years from now, it will not matter where your baby slept (bassinet, co-sleeper, mattress on the floor, toddler bed, family bed, etc.) or how often he woke up in the night. In fact, you might find that you actually sort-of miss those midnight nursing sessions and those precious 3 a.m. cuddles.
To kick off the weekend, I thought I'd start with a little "pillow talk" - talking about pillows, that is (pillow covers, to be exact).
You may recall that Protect-A-Bed sells incredible mattress covers that can protect your crib, twin, queen, or king bed from explosive diapers, bouts of throw-up, potty training accidents, and more. Having a mattress cover is likely to help you have a better night's sleep - especially if you have to change sheets in the groggy middle-of-the-night hours.
What you may not know, however, is that Protect-A-Bed also sells pillow protectors that "help create a healthy stain and allergy free sleep zone." You can read all about the Miracle Membrane® design and the features on the Protect-A-Bed site. The protectors retail between $19.99 and $22.99, depending on the size you select, and can be purchase at www.myprotectabed.com.
WIN IT! One mama will win a Protect-A-Bed pillow protector. To enter, simply leave a comment (don't forget to read the rules) on this post prior to Tuesday, Mar. 4, at midnight. The winner will be announced and contacted on Wednesday, Mar. 5. * Contest open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.
* UPDATE * The winner is #99 suzie. Congratulations!