It may not feel like it at the 4am feed but babies sleep a lot! In fact, by the age of two they will have slept for 13 months of their life. As a parent you will very quickly realise the effects of a missed nap or delayed bedtime for your little one as they become unsettled and upset.

Newborn babies sleep for around 17 hours every day which is essential for many reasons from restoring energy to building brain connections. A good night’s sleep will also mean a good temperament which also makes for a happy Mum and Dad!

The environment your little one sleeps in is super important so make sure they have a good bedtime routine and that their bedroom is dark and quiet ready for them to drift off. Of course babies also sleep in the day too which is something to bear in mind when choosing your stroller.

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The new Mamas & Papas SS16 range has certainly been designed to make sure your baby has the best environment to sleep in starting with the carrycot which will home your little one for around 6 months. The carrycot is completely lie flat which is the recommended position for healthy sleep and no harness means your baby can sleep without restriction for maximum comfort. The carrycot mattress is made from breathable cotton which will absorb moisture and the hood and raised side panels will protect your little one from all the elements.

Once your baby is ready to move into the seat unit, unlike some, this seat will lay completely flat and the generous padding keeps your little one snug and comfortable. The 5 point harness will keep your child safe and secure and releases over the shoulder which means you can move baby without waking them. Just like the carrycot the XL hood offers protection and if your baby is facing the world there is a magnetic covered window so you can keep an eye out without disturbing them.

Read more about bedtime routines with Lauren’s + Ollie’s post here