Sleep Superheroes: The Memos 2022 Nominate the Best in Sleep

Sleep Superheroes: The Memos 2022 Nominate the Best in Sleep

By Olivia Windsor   |  

Because a good night's sleep makes all the difference.

The Memos recognise the absolute in parenting essentials, the best baby brands in the biz, the products worthy of your time, adoration and money. This year, we have eight categories ranging from bath time BFFs to the most innovative baby gear in the game. The judges have finalised the nominees, now all you need to do is vote! Consider it your civic duty and cast your vote by Tuesday March 1st, 11.59pm AEST and let parents everywhere know the products that made your parenthood experience that little bit easier. But first, a closer look at the nominees for Sleep Superheroes: Best in Sleep, as curated by out panel of expert judges.

Sleep can be elusive and when it comes, can make all the difference to the life of a new family. These superheroes are best in class for bringing comfort to the nursery and the gift of good sleep to those in the know.

And the nominees are...

1. ErgoPouch: Cocoon Swaddle Bag

As voted for by The Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill and The Midwife and Lactation Consultant Tanya Maschio.

A baby sleep essential. Forget swaddling and complicated wraps, this sleep bag is all you need and more. It swaddles your baby for you in just one easy zip which will help contain their startle reflex all whilst keeping bub snug. The TOG-rated material ensures they also stay at an optimum temperature whilst sleeping. Ideal for both newborns and slightly older babies thanks to its two-in-one design.

What our judges say:

“Anything to make the nights and nap time easier please. This swaddle has been one of my go to gifts to new parents and they all agree it’s a game changer product for sleep.” — Jacqueline Alwill, The Nutritionist.

Cocoon Swaddle Bag 101:

  • TOG-rated
  • Easy swaddle
  • Two-in-one sleep bag
  • Stud poppers in armholes
  • Made from organic cotton
  • Two way zipper
  • Friendly for hips
  • Super stretchy

2. Easy Blinds: Black Out Blinds

As voted for by The Sleep Expert Dr Golly and The Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill.

Some babies will only sleep in a pitch black room which can be difficult during daytime naps. That's where the EasyBlackout Blinds come in. They provide complete blackout when applied correctly to a window allowing for optimal shut-eye time for bub.

What our judges say:

"When it comes to babies and sleep, darkness is your friend! Most babies under 6 weeks can sleep anywhere, but after this, darkness is really important. Great blackout blinds like these or window-covers can look a lot nicer than garbage bags & tin foil!" — Dr Golly, The Sleep Expert.

Black Out Blinds 101:

  • Provide complete blackout over window
  • Velcro friendly
  • Choose between white and black as internal facing option
  • Can be cut to size

3. Bibs Dummies: Night Glow Dummy

As voted for by The Midwife and Lactation Consultant Tanya Maschio.

A step up from your regular dummy, this one glows in the dark! It's a cool feature you didn't know you (or bub) needed to help you both find it in the dark. Help them self-soothe and settle back to sleep when they wake up during the night with the Bibs Dummy. Its teat is made of 100% natural rubber latex, which is soft, flexible and natural for the little ones.

What our judges say:

“As a lactation consultant, I prefer the shape of these dummies for breastfed babies particularly. The glow in the dark idea sure does make it easier for the parents, in those dark nights resettling their baby.” — Tanya Maschio, Midwife and Lactation Consultant.

Night Glow Dummy 101:

  • Made from 100% natural rubber latex
  • Imitates real breast
  • Glows in dark
  • BPA, PVC, and phthalates free

4. Cocoonababy: Cocoonababy Bassinet

As voted for by The Editorial Director Alexandra Whiting.

More of a nest than an actual bassinet, the Cocoonababy is an ergonomic way to help newborn babies adjust to life earth side. The elongated semi-fetal position in the Cocoonababy mimics the comfort of the womb and helps to reduce involuntary movements like the startle reflex and limit gastric reflux. It includes an adjustable wedge which can be moved down the nest as your baby grows.

What our judges say:

“Oh how I love this French-designed cushion. It help my baby for almost all his sleeps until he was popping out of it. He was always comfortable and secure and able to get good stretches of sleep. It's also so light and easy to take with you. Paired with the Love to Dream Sleep Suits, it was our dream team.” — Alexandra Whiting, The Editorial DIrector.

Cocoonababy 101:

  • Reduces startle reflex and gastric reflux
  • Adjustable wedge
  • Suitable for newborns until around 6 months old
  • Belt strap

5. Lollipop: Smart Camera & Monitor

As voted for by The Community Advocate, Maggie Chretien.

A baby monitor isn't for everyone, but it does offer a little extra peace of mind. If you're going to opt for one, we love the Lollipop as a video + sound monitor that's super hi-tech. It detects your baby’s activity and sends notifications when your baby cries, climbs around the crib or makes loud noises. The infrared night vision will allow you to view your baby at night with no lights on.

What our judges say:

“Love, love, love! We’ve used a Lollipop for years now and if you have good wifi, it’s the one I’d recommend!” — Maggie Chretien of The Peninsula Mumma, The Community Advocate.

Lollipop 101:

  • Wifi-based baby camera
  • Built-in speaker with sound machine
  • Streams to your phone
  • 128 degree view
  • Infrared night vision
  • Use data history to understand your child's sleep patterns

As voted for by The Sleep Expert Dr Golly.

Set them up for good sleep from the moment they're home with a white noise machine. The reason they work is they imitate the sound your child heard in the womb which can help to settle them and create a comforting atmosphere. The Whish Machine is the holy grail of sound machines, thanks to its ability to play all night long with sixteen different sound options.

What our judges say:

“Babies love white (background) noise. It’s affordable, easy and portable and it’s one of my top tips for creating the ideal sleeping environment for your baby.” — Dr Golly, The Sleep Expert.

Whish White Noise Machine 101:

  • 16 sound options
  • Plug-in machine

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