Bean Bag Planet are a relatively new firm specialising in bean bags for babies. The bean bags, suitable from birth up to about eight years old, come in a wide range of designs and come with two covers, one for newborns and one for when they are a little bigger.
I tend to buy bigger items in gender neutral colours just in case baby number two is a boy, as this can be used up until Aria weighs 30kg there is a big chance that she will still be using this when baby number two arrives and that we will have to buy another one any way, with this in mind I opted for the pretty pink polka dot design.
The bean bag arrived fully assembled and ready to go, the toddler cover is zipped away under the newborn cover which is where it will be staying until we need to use it. The newborn cover comes with a strap to hold baby in place, the toddler cover is just a plain cover with no strap. Bean Bag Planet advise that you switch to the second cover when your baby is able to move the chair on their own or it is no longer safe to strap them in. When switching the cover you should also remove some of the beans from inside so that your baby can sink down into the bean bag.
Both of the covers are machine washable and the base can be wiped clean with a moist cloth.
Healthcare professionals now recommend that babies lie on their back and not their tummy, with this comes a big increase in flat head, sitting your baby in their bean bag throughout the day can help reduce this risk. The bean bags will also provide comfort for babies suffering with colic and acid reflux.
Aria naps in her cot during the day and is no longer in the stage where she will sleep anywhere. With all this hot weather I didn't want her napping in her bedroom as the sun shines on her window all day making it a very hot room. Thankfully she has taken a liking to the bean bag and has decided that she enjoys it enough to nap on it. As it is super light I can easily move it around the house into one of the cooler rooms and pop her in it for a cosy nap.
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