If there’s one thing about our family life that crops up again and again on this blog, it’s the fact that Xander still doesn’t sleep through the night. Although he’ll be four years old next month, the ability to stay asleep – and, indeed, stay put – put for a few hours seems to be beyond him. So when I was offered the chance to review a new concept in children’s bedding called Tuck n’ Snug, I had to give it a try.
Tuck n’ Snug has been developed by mother or two, Annabel Anderson who, like many parents of young children had become fed up of being woken several times each night by little ones who had kicked off their covers in their sleep.
The bedding differs from other pillow and duvet covers in that it has fabric flaps attached. These flaps are simply tucked under the mattress, keeping everything in place. There are no additional fastenings to worry about and children are still able to get in and out of bed unassisted.
It’s a simple solution to an age-old problem, but does it work? In a word, yes! Xander was very excited about his new covers, both as they’re shiny new things and because it meant we could also do away with the bed rail that stops him falling out of bed. It clearly made him feel a little more grown up, so we were off to a good start.
I was curious to see how well the duvet would stay in place and, being the dedicated tester that I am, took it upon myself to get in his bed and try and untuck it. Try as I might, I couldn’t! I was very impressed.
Despite his best unconscious efforts to kick the duvet free, Xander didn’t manage either and there has definitely been a reduction in the number of times he has me up each night. When he does wake up, it’s down to his sleep cycle or a bad dream rather than being cold or having dropped his teddy bear so I’m pleased that one of the causes of lost sleep has been eliminated.
Several people have told me that sleep breeds sleep, so I hope this will be the start of him gaining some better sleeping habits. It’s such a clever idea and definitely falls into the ‘I wish I’d thought of that’ category!
Tuck n’ Snug bedding comes in two designs – kitten and puppy – and in single and toddler bed sizes. Each set has an RRP of £39.