We know it's important and recommended by Red Nose that your baby sleeps near you for the first 6 - 12 months. We hear a lot about room sharing, what does this mean exactly? Bianca, our sleep consultant helps explain. What is room sharing? Room sharing is where your baby sleeps in the same room as you. This can be in a bassinet or even in a co sleeper next to your bed. Is room sharing beneficial or harmful? In most cases it is extremely beneficial especially in the newborn stage. Newborns feed regularly so being able to roll over and have them in proximity is very handy. There are so many benefits that the CoZee Breeze Bassinet Range offers that we know you'll love! Now that the weather is getting cooler, particularly here in Melbourne, we have a lot of parents asking us about keeping their baby warm enough in their CoZee Breeze Bassinet and what type of sleeping bag they should use. Can you please explain what a TOG rating is? What is a TOG? Thermal Overall Grade is an indication of how much insulated fabric is in a sleeping bag. They range from 0.2 all the way to 3.5. What tog rating should a newborn/baby wear in winter? Ideally for winter you would be looking at placing your baby in a 2.5-3.5 tog but this can be dependent on the temperature of the room. If you choose to use a panel heater in your baby’s room, I suggest not having to room too hot. You just want to take the chill off the room. I suggest also ensuring you have had the heater tested before use. I recommend the brand Ergo pouch for sleeping bags as they are very true to their tog rating as well as have a thermometer card that comes with it which you can place in your child’s room to help determine what Tog they need to wear. Would you recommend a different TOG for day sleeping and night sleeping? In most cases a room is a fraction warmer through the day with the natural sunlight hitting the window so it may be that you lower your tog to a lighter one through the day but again it is dependent on how steady the temperature of the room is day and night. Is there sleeping recommendations for what to sleep in with the CoZee’s side panels for airflow (so bubs don’t get cold)? The CoZee is likely to be a bit cooler through the night so ensuring your baby is warm enough. You can test this by feeling their torso to see if they are hot or cold. You can always add a tucked in blanket for extra warmth if needed Does room sharing cause separation anxiety? This can be dependent on age. Red nose guidelines suggest that babies should room share for the first 6-12 months of life to reduce the risk of SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy). In most cases babies will transition well into their own room when it comes time to do so. iL Tutto's top picks for safe room sharing;
We understand the importance of designing the perfect nursery for your baby, which is why our nursing chairs have been thoughtfully designed with style, quality, and comfort in mind.
iL Tutto offers premium & durable fabrics in an exclusive range of colours to suit any home aesthetic. You can see our fabric swatches across each product page. See how to take care of our fabrics here.
How to choose the right fabric to suit your home style?
When planning your baby room décor and furniture, usually what first comes to mind is usually what colour to pick. It's usually the single biggest factor, particularly in fabric selection. But while colour is important, other factors are equally important, like the fabric comfort, style, quality and durability. In this case, we focus on our Nursery Chairs.
You’ll be spending a lot of time nursing and cuddling your baby and/or toddler on your nursery chair. It’s so important to choose a chair that’s comfortable, that will support you, your back, your legs and most importantly, your baby during some really tiring times.
iL Tutto provides a wide range of options to suit most ergonomic requirements, from higher back rests for taller people (Chelsea & Quinn Recliners or the Claudia Rocking Chair) to smaller, more compact designs for smaller people, like the Felix range. All chairs come with supportive arm rests at the right height to comfortably hold your baby while feeding and swivel for easy reach of baby items while comforting.
Choose a fabric that complements both your Nursery Chair and your house décor, not just the Nursery, this will give you the flexibility to move the chair around the house as your family grows.
Your fabric choice and style chair should be consistent with the style of your house. For example, a traditional fabric is a go-to choice for a traditional-styling house. Although if you have an adventurous sense of style and have an eye for the eclectic look (ps jealous!) to merge two seemingly different styles, then go for it. We have a huge range to cover all bases from the traditional Mimmie chair, the fashionable Felix, the natural Chelsea to the eclectic Lulu in dark teal and made from our luxurious velvet, there are loads here to play with when creating your mood board before your purchase.
The colour of fabric is often the first choice you make when buying furniture, and it has a significant impact on your nursery décor.
Make sure your colour choice is one you can live with happily for a long time. It might be best to avoid a very bold colour for a smaller room, as your nursing chair will be a focal point. Neutral colours are generally the safest options since they tend to satisfy over time.
Choose the Right Fabric
Synthetic fibres have evolved incredibility since the 70’s, gone are the days when they are referred to the cheap and sweaty option. Don’t get us wrong, you can still find cheaper and nasty options still on the market (kids dress-up costumes anyone?!) but you can also find premium fibres that most reputable brands are using in Australia and selling couches for over $15k! Synthetic fibres are a better choice for furniture that sits in areas of heavy usage and young children. If you have pets, choose fabrics that do not have loose weaves or not too much texture.
Quality & Durability
We know you’re looking for durability as you’re purchasing a chair for a baby, who will then become a toddler, which both usually come with a lot of mess. Your fabric choice should be easy to clean and good enough quality to last through these messy years without the need to be reupholstered after a couple of years. See how easy it is to clean and care for our fabrics here.
We only offer premium fabrics and luxurious velvets, all of which are exclusive to iL Tutto. All the fabrics and velvets have been tested for wear and tear to ensure it gets you through the messiest of years. Our helpful customer service team can help you choose the right fabric or velvet that suits your home and lifestyle. Please contact us for assistance.
Protect Your Fabric
While we protect all iL Tutto Nursing Chairs with scotch guard. It’s recommended to re-apply every 2 – 3 years for better protection from wear and tear, spillages, and other messes. You can either get someone to visit your home to professionally spray your chair, or simply buy a spray can from your local supermarket and re-apply yourself. Please ensure no one is in the house when you do, properly cover your face and hands and ideally, leave the chair for 24 hours to properly soak up and dry before using.
We recommend vacuuming your chair weekly to lift surface dust and also preventing dirt from becoming embedded into the fibres.
Regular spot clean
Blot any spills immediately with a damp towel: avoid rubbing, just dab gently. See our videos here on how to best clean marks, spills and reflux mess.
While we love the vitamin D, your chair doesn’t! Too much sun can damage your chair fabric, causing it to fade and even fray. Try to position it so that it doesn’t sit in the sun for extended periods.
The easiest way to maintain your velvet is to vacuum the velvet when you’re vacuuming the house to suck up any dirt that might be caught inside the pile.
For spills, it’s best to soak them up as quick as possible as it’s more difficult to clean when the spill has dried up. Our velvet is treated with Scotch guard for protection, so you will be able to gently dab the liquid up with a damp towel.