WHY COCO THE CLOUD IS AWESOME ?
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Coco the Cloud is such an awesome and diverse product that we felt that we needed to go through some of the more interesting aspects of your and your baby’s new little helper. Between the special night lamp, beautiful serenades, and the fantastic rocker, Coco the Cloud has a lot of functionality and quite a few little secrets that you can discover and use to maximum effect for your baby’s comfort.
We understand that while it is the best job in the world, being a parent isn’t easy. Between planning meals, clearing up every five minutes, having all your baby stuff together, and trying not to wake up the neighbours in the middle of the night, sometimes it can skip your mind that there could be an helper to make your parenting a bit easier.
Babies suffer from similar problems the world over, and when you step back and look at the bigger picture, you start to realize that you can tackle them separately, making your life simpler, and your baby happier.
The most common problems for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers are bedtime struggles and waking up throughout the night. That is why we combined three different products into one to create Coco the Cloud. We tried really hard to create a product that not only provides a happy, comforting face, but also creates a calm, positive atmosphere, where children (and parents) feel safe.
But while sleeping and calming problems might be similar the world over, each baby is unique and will respond in his or her own unique way, and we are here to help you find your baby’s sweet spot. Soon, uninterrupted nights and a smiling, gurgling baby will be all you see. Welcome to the peaceful world of Coco the Cloud.
Coco the Cloud’s Special Nightlamp
Night time is a key part of a baby’s healthy growth: nothing can make your heart swell more than seeing your beautiful baby sleeping peacefully. Doesn’t she just look so sweet and innocent? But when you can’t get your baby to sleep or calm her/him down at the right moment, this could became a problem. A Problem leading to a lot of things, e.g., sleep deprivation and all the negative effect associated with it.
In the early stages of life, especially during the first two months, a baby will not know the difference between day and night, and will need about 10 18 hours of sleep a day and this can come in 1 hour naps, or longer rests of 3 to 4 hours. And these naps can happen at any time, be it 1pm or 1am.
By 6 months, the baby can be sleeping for longer, between 5 7 hours at a time, and should be getting into a routine. However, it is possible that your baby begins to associate bedtime with being left alone, which will cause your baby to be scared and start crying.
Some babies, toddlers or children sleep poorly or have some difficulties when going through the separation anxiety phase. Others are afraid of the dark or can have vivid dreams about monsters or other creatures at night. One of the simplest and most effective methods to combat this is a nightlamp, which can be a source of great comfort for them.
A night lamp is already comforting, but imagine if that night lamp is also the lovable Coco the Cloud. Your baby will feel secure in the recognizable presence of Coco. Coco as a night lamp is great, because it is dim, yet bright enough to tend to your baby at night without having to switch on additional lighting, avoiding anxiety that the baby may be startled and wake up if you enter the room.
Coco the Cloud shines in different colors, but we recommend using the amber setting at night. Blue light and blue wavelengths are great during daylight because they boost attention, reaction time and mood, but are the most disruptive at night. Blue keeps us awake and is great to use during daytime playtime. Infants love to look at blue and yellow colors at day and feel safe and calm, with red and amber being more effective at night. In the daytime, Coco is a play companion, and in the nighttime, a sleeping buddy.
Simply switching the colour of the light, and placing Coco the Cloud in an effective position, will greatly boost your baby’s chances of catching into a routine and getting a healthy amount of sleep, which will also let you get a healthy amount of sleep as well!
Music To Your Baby’s Ears
It may come as no surprise that sound, and music especially, is one of the most effective ways to communicate with your baby. But it’s not as simple as playing any old random music. The baby will be able to recognize the tone of the song, and also the patterns in the repetitions of the song.
A good way to let your baby understand your current emotion is by singing to it! Yep, just by singing to your baby yourself, your baby will recognise a parent’s tone, and also your upbeat mood will transfer to your bouncing baby. Similarly, a soft, soothing lullaby will help your baby go to sleep.
Coco the Cloud comes with a variety of specifically chosen built in sounds that comfort children and can continue your work when you are all sung out. The variety of songs match the moods of your child, but we took it one step further and added the very effective option of white noise to your sound library.
White noise is a monotonous noise composed of various environmental sounds of different frequencies (e.g. wind blowing through the trees, ocean waves…). It is a humming and constantly monotonous sound, which is similar to the comforting sound of the mother’s womb which, don’t forget, the baby has literally spent his/her whole life in up until this point, so that is the sound they are used to.
Babies in the womb are comforted by the heartbeats of the mother before birth, and they are soothed when they hear this familiar sound and rhythm after delivery, which we have incorporated into the sound bank. Research shows that neonates who were exposed to white noise fall asleep sooner and easier. Most parents seem comfortable with white noise and would recommend using it after the baby is fed. White noise is efficient for both bedtime struggles and night awakenings in three out of four toddlers, and has also been found effective for reducing sleep latency and night awakenings in college students.
It is also an effective nonpharmacologic method to control pain, reduce crying time, and positively affect vital signs. It is recommended to use it when newborns undergo painful procedures (such as vaccination). Do not forget to bring Coco when visiting the doctor!
White noise may also be a simple and effective means for improving academic engagement and reducing disruptive behaviour in the classroom for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Research shows that white noise slightly improves memory (recognition and longterm encoding). So, are you wondering if you should start using Coco the Cloud as your child’s learning buddy? Turn on the sound and give it a try.
One of the most beautiful and archetypical images of a parent is of the mother with her child in her arms, cradled tight and being rocked back and forth. And this is for a good reason. One of the most reassuring things a parent can do to their child is rock them back and forth.
Rocking is a comforting method which has been used to soothe distressed infants in different cultures all over the world. Maternal touch and rhythmic rocking is calming to human infants and reduces crying. When babies are put in the arms of their mothers and are carried around, the heart rate slows down and the baby feels safe.
The reason a baby responds so well to rocking is because it is similar to the movements in utero that the baby is used to. So, of course, one of Coco the Cloud’s main features is its ability to rock your baby’s world in a good way!
Coco’s rocking, which imitates different types of movements (like the movements in the womb or the movements in a car) is also a way to soothe your baby. Research showed that the direction of mechanical rocking (up and down, side to side, head to toe) has a calming effect on 2 month old infants, so we’ve incorporated these types of rocking into Coco the Cloud.
However, we’ve taken it one step further. With Coco’s Learn mode, mothers can imitate their natural motion and he will continue to rock in your unique way. Of course, nothing can really replace a mother’s touch, and we have no intention of doing that. Coco the Cloud is simply your little helper for when you run out off power or you need to take a minute to yourself. However, your baby will recognize the familiar rocking style that Coco the Cloud will imitate, and respond appropriately.
No matter how secure you’ve got your baby while rocking, never, under any circumstance, leave infants and young children unsupervised — sleeping or awake — in slings, swings, bouncers, car seats or strollers. Keep in mind that the best place for your baby to sleep is on their back, in a crib with a firm mattress and free from loose bedding.
Rock on, with Coco the Cloud!
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