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The Truth About Sleep When You’re a Mum

Written by: wme_admin | Date: 21/12/2015

Sleep. We all need it. We all want it. But us mums don’t really get much of it, do we?

No one reallllly told me when I fell pregnant that getting a good night’s sleep was now a thing of the past. For ever. And ever.

Back then, I thought that when my baby was born, I would be getting up in the night, just a little weary and feeding my happy little bundle of joy for a minute or two and then pop them back in the cot and hop off to finish the rest of my sleep. Then, I thought, when they were on solids, everyone in the house would sleep from bedtime to morning time. Every single night.

Blissful ignorance that was!!

Let me tell you, for the first 3 months there is no such thing as day and night. It is one continuous stream of exhausting moments occasionally and briefly interrupted by a completely useless cat nap. Then just as you can see a light at the end of the sleepless tunnel, BAM! along comes the Four Month sleep regression or the Wonder Week or as I like it to call it, The First Circle of Hell. Forget about sleep and forget about it for a whole entire month.

Then when that is over, you have the teething. Yay. Teething is not just waking up to re-swaddle or do the pat/shoosh thing, it is waking up to your darling screaming like a demon and you nearly killing yourself in the panic to get to them. This can go on for days and nights and days and nights.

Then when teething is over, you have daycare colds and strange diseases you may not have even heard of! This involves lots more crying as well as an abundance of unwelcome and very nasty bodily fluids. Endlessly. And everywhere. Sleeptime is spent changing clothes, changing sheets and Googling the weirdest of symptoms.
That ever present feeling of sleeplessness is generally overcome by a feeling of hate and resentment to anyone else that is not you.

Then when that slows down, there is the 18 month nightmares. Nothing is less fun than waking to your child screaming bloody murder and accidentally running into a wall as you race into their room to ‘save them’ from an imaginary monster.

Then there is the cutting of the 2 year old molars (refer previous comments on teething but mulitply that by TEN).

Then there is their diet, their milestones, the MCHN comments, school worries, their homework, bullying, girlfriends, boyfriends, growing pains, tweenage issues, puberty, sneaking out, sneaking in, exams, finishing school, schoolies week, their 21st, moving out, not moving out, their career, their family, their kids……

When will end? Well aparantly my mum still loses sleep over her kids to this day, so I guess it doesn’t end.

​There, now you have been told the truth

Janine, Salisbury, SA

I bought the KJ Essentials plush lamb play mat for my little girl and it is one of our favourite things!

We love that you can just throw it in the wash so that she always has a clean soft place to lie and play on.

It is awesome for tummy time as the non slip backing keeps it in place while she is rocking and rolling and head banging and the padding stops her from knocking her head every time she drops it.

When we aren't using it, we keep it her nursery for looks - it is the cutest floor rug!

We also take it to places like mothers group meetings and to grans so that we know
she has a home comfort that is safe and hygenic and comfy

Kidspot Independent Review

KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:08:03+00:00

Kidspot Independent Review

I bought the KJ Essentials plush lamb play mat for my little girl and it is one of our favourite things! We love that you can just throw it in the wash so that she always has a clean soft place to lie and play on. It is awesome for tummy time as the non slip backing keeps it in place while she is rocking and rolling and head banging and the padding stops her from knocking her head every time she drops it. When we aren't using it, we keep it her nursery for looks - it is the cutest floor rug! We also take it to places like mothers group meetings and to grans so that we know she has a home comfort that is safe and hygenic and comfy

Niky, Norville QLD

My little one loves his teddy bear play mat and sleeps on it all the time.

Basically anytime he's sleeping while I'm not in bed, he's on his bear mat.

Ever since he got it he doesn't like sleeping in his bouncer anymore.

Thank you for such great service and all your help with phone calls and holding products ect and super fast delivery as well.
KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-08-31T10:20:41+00:00
My little one loves his teddy bear play mat and sleeps on it all the time. Basically anytime he's sleeping while I'm not in bed, he's on his bear mat. Ever since he got it he doesn't like sleeping in his bouncer anymore. Thank you for such great service and all your help with phone calls and holding products ect and super fast delivery as well.

Mel, Albion Park, NSW

I have just received my parcel I ordered from you less then 24hrs ago!

I also wanted to thank you for the amazing service you provide, and the quality of products you supply.
I was desperate to have my purchase delivered before friday and with your advice and assistance you made this possible.

Thank you once again for all that you do for your customers, you obviously have a great passion for what you do and your customer base.
KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-04-27T12:03:16+00:00
I have just received my parcel I ordered from you less then 24hrs ago! I also wanted to thank you for the amazing service you provide, and the quality of products you supply. I was desperate to have my purchase delivered before friday and with your advice and assistance you made this possible. Thank you once again for all that you do for your customers, you obviously have a great passion for what you do and your customer base.

Jessica, Picton

I just want to thank you for you super fast postage of "ewan the sleep sheep ' 😀 love it ! And your personalised note topped it off 😀 Great quality, great service

Jessica, Picton

KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:09:40+00:00

Jessica, Picton

I just want to thank you for you super fast postage of "ewan the sleep sheep ' 😀 love it ! And your personalised note topped it off 😀 Great quality, great service

Tegan B via Facebook reviews

I have bought a beanbag, elephant playmat and the owl nightlight. They're all amazing quality!

Perfect for my little grey and white nursery.

I couldn't be happier with my purchases.

The option of afterpay is brilliant and takes away a lot of stress, shipping is fast .

Not to mention; It feels even better buying from an Australian owned business. (Complete with a hand written thank you note from Kelly on the invoice)

I would recommend this company to anyone.
KJ Essentials
5.0
2017-02-20T10:01:37+00:00
I have bought a beanbag, elephant playmat and the owl nightlight. They're all amazing quality! Perfect for my little grey and white nursery. I couldn't be happier with my purchases. The option of afterpay is brilliant and takes away a lot of stress, shipping is fast . Not to mention; It feels even better buying from an Australian owned business. (Complete with a hand written thank you note from Kelly on the invoice) I would recommend this company to anyone.

SH, Marookna, QLD

Beautiful bean bag and great quality too.
I am so very happy with my purchase.
Thanks for the quick delivery too.

SH, Marookna, QLD

KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:04:57+00:00

SH, Marookna, QLD

Beautiful bean bag and great quality too. I am so very happy with my purchase. Thanks for the quick delivery too.

Katrina

Thank you Kelly for your wonderful customer service, responsiveness to my enquiries and beautiful products.
You have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and I highly recommend your online store.
I love my little photo albums (and other keepsakes) and I am sure I will be able to fill them very quickly with pictures of my little girl. Thank you again.

Katrina

KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:09:22+00:00

Katrina

Thank you Kelly for your wonderful customer service, responsiveness to my enquiries and beautiful products. You have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and I highly recommend your online store. I love my little photo albums (and other keepsakes) and I am sure I will be able to fill them very quickly with pictures of my little girl. Thank you again.

Courtney, Cambridge Gardens, NSW

I just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' for my lovely chevron beanbags for my twin boys which arrived today!

I only ordered them on Monday night and was thrilled to receive them today! (I live in the Sydney region).

Excellent service, super speedy delivery and a gorgeous product!

Will definitely be recommending you to my friends 😀😀

Robin, Cargenie, Victoria

KJ Essentials
5.0
2015-12-21T10:15:37+00:00

Robin, Cargenie, Victoria

I just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' for my lovely chevron beanbags for my twin boys which arrived today! I only ordered them on Monday night and was thrilled to receive them today! (I live in the Sydney region). Excellent service, super speedy delivery and a gorgeous product! Will definitely be recommending you to my friends

Melissa via Mum’s Say (Kidspot)

The baby bean bag is a fantastic new concept that is a great alternative to a bouncer. An item that will grow with my daughter for years to come.
The product has been well researched and the workmanship/fabric is of high quality.

Melissa via Mum's Say (Kidspot)

KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:06:44+00:00

Melissa via Mum's Say (Kidspot)

The baby bean bag is a fantastic new concept that is a great alternative to a bouncer. An item that will grow with my daughter for years to come. The product has been well researched and the workmanship/fabric is of high quality.

Kelly S via Facebook

What fantastic service! Ordered my beanbag and lamb rug bundle on Monday & it arrived this morning (Thursday), thank you! I really liked being kept up to date with the delivery process 😊 can't wait to give it to my sister at her baby shower next weekend!
KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-05-27T11:38:32+00:00
What fantastic service! Ordered my beanbag and lamb rug bundle on Monday & it arrived this morning (Thursday), thank you! I really liked being kept up to date with the delivery process 😊 can't wait to give it to my sister at her baby shower next weekend!

Judy, Hampton, Victoria

I bought this bag for when my granddaughter comes over to play.
She loves to sit in it on the back porch and watch the birds in the trees.

Judy, Hampton, Victoria

KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:05:43+00:00

Judy, Hampton, Victoria

I bought this bag for when my granddaughter comes over to play. She loves to sit in it on the back porch and watch the birds in the trees.

‘Orlsy’ Carrum Downs, Vic

I purchased a gorgeous blue bean bag for my friend at work.
I was able to pick up the bean bag, already filled, en-route to the baby shower!
The mum-to-be absolutely loved the bean bag, and her little boy looks divine in it now!
Highly recommended :)

'Orlsy' Carrum Downs, Vic

KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:06:21+00:00

'Orlsy' Carrum Downs, Vic

I purchased a gorgeous blue bean bag for my friend at work. I was able to pick up the bean bag, already filled, en-route to the baby shower! The mum-to-be absolutely loved the bean bag, and her little boy looks divine in it now! Highly recommended :)

Trish, Clayton, Vic

Kelly I cannot thank you enough for your assistance and patience.
Your after sales service was brilliant. If only all businesses could provide the
same level of after sales service life would be so much easier.
Especially when you are a tired and confused new mum!

Trish, Clayton, Vic

KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:07:04+00:00

Trish, Clayton, Vic

Kelly I cannot thank you enough for your assistance and patience. Your after sales service was brilliant. If only all businesses could provide the same level of after sales service life would be so much easier. Especially when you are a tired and confused new mum!
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