Why A Hammock Could Be Best For Your Baby

Why A Hammock Could Be Best For Your Baby


As most parents are aware, trying to get their baby to sleep can be one of the trickiest tasks of parenting. You will spend countless nights holding and trying to rock your baby to sleep gently. Although it is natural that babies do not sleep that well sometimes, there can be other factors that may be affecting their sleep. You can use a baby monitor to check on your child when they are sleeping, just to get a better idea of their sleeping patterns and what problems occur when they sleep. It’s a great idea to monitor their sleeping habits and find out anything that may be potentially keeping the child up. One thing that comes up over and over by parents that seems to affect their child’s night sleep if the quality of surface they lie on. Some mattresses can be too hard or too soft for a baby’s skin, subsequently making for a restless night for both parent and child. Also it can be the case that a rocking affect helps a restless baby get to sleep, so lying down in a cot may not have the most soothing affect.

This is why we recommend using a baby hammock to try and get your baby to sleep. Most of the best hammocks for babies have really nice and soft material, making it feel nice and relaxing on the babies’ skin. You can get different quality models of course, but if you do your due diligence and go through customers reviews by real parents, you’ll find a hammock that gives value for money. Some of the bigger manufacturers in the marketplace are Poco, Sky and Amazon. You can find a good baby hammock on the market for around the £100 mark which might be quite expensive for parents on a budget, however, if it helps your child get to sleep then it may be something you should invest in.

Another great advantage to using on is the rocking motion that it offers. A lot of parents that have tried a hammock for their child have said that their child automatically rests with the rocking motion. If you read about online you will see that some parents have mentioned that the only way they can truly get their baby off to sleep is by putting them in a hammock. Most models you will find are of really good quality and manufacturing material, which gives you peace of mind if you do decide to buy one. They are also by nature very secure which is reassuring as a parent. You can also buy an extra support stand which if you want even more stability with it. One thing to note though is that you should NEVER leave a baby unattended in a sleeping hammock, as they could potentially fall out at any time.

So we are encouraging you as a parent to go out and try one of these hammocks for your child if they are struggling to get off to sleep. As long as you buy a quality one we promise you’ll love it!

What To Look For In A Gaming Microphone

What to look for in a Gaming Microphone?

Most of us would think that gamers would need a really good microphone like the ones you see in a recording studio. But in reality, most gamers would just need at least something that is better than an ordinary microphone in an ordinary headset. Some people thing they need a top of the range model, but in actual fact a cheap microphone for gaming is recommended in most cases.

Here are some tips to guide you in searching for a gaming microphone:

  • Decide if Built-in or Stand Alone

Each gamer has its own preference. Most headsets come with a built-in microphone and using them for a couple of minutes presents no problem. But if you are a serious gamer, then you would prefer headsets that are comfortable to wear even in an extended period of time. You may also need to consider the size of the headset where a medium-sized unit may give you a comfortable lightweight feel on the ear while large sets are heavier to wear.

The good thing with standalone microphone is that you are freed from the problems that goes with a headset. Also called as a dedicated microphone, standalone units gives better audio quality as compared to their compact headset counterparts. However, since gaming needs at least an audio outlet, using a standalone microphone may require you to install a separate unit, like a speaker or an earphone.

  • Can function in different platforms

Common gaming microphones, especially those that are built-in with a headset, has a stereo jack on the end. While these connections can go with most traditional audio plug-in, new platforms may not work with them.

Most units have a separate jack for the earphones and another one for the microphone. Some recent units are incorporated in to a single jack. So, we highly advise you to look for units that has an audio/mic adaptor (like USB and XLR) for it to be functional regardless of platform. In other words, just plug it then play.

  • Noise Reduction Capability

Most common microphones feature a foam pad (also called as pop filters) that screens- out unwanted audio. However, the disadvantage of common microphones is their inability to filter out these chatters like the clicking of a mouse or the typing in a keyboard. These unwanted chatters will be intensified especially if you have a noisy background.

However, gaming microphones have a noise reduction capability where it only records sound, like your voice, within a couple of inches away from the microphone unit. This means that any sound outside the perimeter will not be recorded and heard. So, you have to choose a gaming microphone that has a high noise reduction capability.

  • Has a Multiple Recording Mode

A good indication for a quality microphone is the Multiple Recording Mode. You must take note that each sound recording requires a specific mode. For example, the most common type of multiple recording modes is pod cast, voice over and simple audio recording.

  • Your budget vs the Price

Take note that gaming microphones has a wide price range. Of course, the cheapest are the ordinary headset with a built-in microphone that only cost a few dollars. Mid-range headsets with good microphones may run up to a hundred dollars. High-end quality standalone microphones may also cost up to a hundred dollars but you need to invest on a separate audio system, like an earphone or headset, to hear the audio output. The best headsets with good quality microphones out in the market may cost you up to half a thousand dollars. So, we highly advice to work on your budget and get the best deal out of it.