What is the best Valentine’s Day gift for a new parent? Why sleep of course!

The first few weeks of a newborn’s life are life-changing. They seem to go by in a blink and yet they also seem to go on forever. At 4am when the world is dark and quiet and everyone else seems to be at rest, the perpetual feed, wind, sleep, wake, feed, wind, sleep, wake cycle can seem never ending.

Take comfort from the fact that you are not alone, many other new parents are also getting used to this new baby-led routine. While it can be lovely to have quiet warm snuggles with your little one in the night, you may also be looking longingly at your bed and wishing for something longer than a two hour stretch of sleep.

If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s gift for your partner, nothing will be better received than some extra sleep!

In those tiring first few weeks, sleep becomes more important than ever before; so don’t feel bad if you choose to nap when your baby does. Remember you’ll have lots and lots of keen friends and family asking for a good time to visit and pass on their congratulatory wishes; now is the time to accept their help!

Write a shopping list of items you need and when people text asking if they can bring you anything, don’t be afraid to say “yes”.  If your mum is fussing over you, ask her if she could lighten the load by doing a clothes’ wash. All these simple things will allow you the chance to rest and recuperate.

At Moba, we have designed our moses baskets to give parents true peace of mind, allowing mums and dads to enjoy a more restful, relaxed sleep. We use a bespoke plastic that is anti-microbial and hypo-allergenic so it can be easily wiped clean – unlike other moses baskets, which are either unsuitable for washing or require time and effort to remove frilly dressings before a delicate hand-wash; our liners and mattresses are also conveniently machine washable too. This means not only do our moses baskets  make a safe, comfy bed for your little one; they’re also incredibly hygienic and perfect for even the most sensitive newborn skin!

Moba’s also feature over 300 air holes around the sides and base of the basket to maximise ventilation; they are purposefully designed without any unnecessary frills, padding or hood, promoting maximum airflow. Because of the bespoke plastic we use, our moses baskets are also completely silent, meaning no creaking or rustling to wake your little sleeping beauty.

So why not make this Valentine’s Day a bit different? Instead of chocolates and a meal out, reconnect as a couple by enjoying a peaceful nap together while the new addition to the family snoozes happily in their Moba moses basket.