Mommy Blogger shares sage sleep advice

Most parents of young children are experts on the impact of lack of sleep. Tanya Kovarsky, author of mommy blog, Rattle and Mum, says her best sleep advice is to make sure you have a comfortable Sealy mattress and Sealy pillow.

Check out Tanya’s latest blog post on the topic and enter her competition to win a Sealy Soft Touch Bamboo mattress protector and pillow protector. That’s right, in addition to Sealy’s luxurious range of new mattresses (did you know they recently received a complete redesign?), we also offer bed accessories such as mattress protectors, pillow protectors and linen.

Sealy pillows

When was the last time you replaced your pillow? Did you know you should replace your pillow at least every six months (if you sleep with an inexpensive polyester pillow) to every 36 months (if your pillow has better structural integrity). With no fewer than seven Sealy pillows available in South Africa, you will surely find a pillow to suit your requirements.

Check out our four different types of memory pillows: My CoolSmart Gel Pillow, My Gel Pillow, My Memory Pillow and My Comfort Memory Pillow. All three of these are made with Biofoam memory foam, which offers gentle comfort and prevents bacterial growth. The two Gel Pillows help reduce heat build-up.

To ensure your pillows last for up to 36 months, consider using a Soft Touch Bamboo Pillow Protector. The waterproof bamboo fabric helps keep your pillow cool and dry.

No such thing as a one-size-fits-all baby sleep solution

Should I be sleep training my baby? Or could I rather look for a gentler alternative? These questions are top of mind for most expecting and new parents, but there is no book (or blog) that has the answer and you need to figure out what works best for your baby and your family. Mommy blogger, Tanya Kovarsky, found that what worked for her first baby didn’t work for her second baby.

In her blog post, No regrets: From no sleeping to a little co-sleeping, Tanya explains how her firstborn, Max, had a strict sleep routine. It worked well for Max and Tanya. However, seven years later when baby Rebecca was born, Tanya realised early on that a strict routine wouldn’t work this time around.

Below is an excerpt from Tanya’s co-sleeping blog post:

“These are the best of times. They’re our precious memories in the making, and our happiness of today. I might not be getting my eight or even seven hours a night, but I’m fuelled by my kids and this parenting privilege, and good coffee – best freshly made from the beans in our machine, and enjoyed in bed, of course.” 

The right mattress is the best foundation to any sleep routine

Whether your baby sleeps soundly in his or her cot, or if you have a big, happy family bed, Sealy has a sleep solution for you. The Sealy cot mattresses and Sealy baby mattresses are covered in an aloe vera fabric cover for anti-dust mite and anti-bacterial protection, and both come with a free cot mattress protector. Browse our bed selection on the Sealy website: