Belgian Baby Coach Pollet Tina about the"Fedde&Kees method"(September 3, 2020)

Fedde & Kees stands for secure, safe and easy sleeping .

As a baby coach specializing in restlessness and sleeping, I was allowed to test Nunki, the sheet, and Bundi, the sleeping bag together with my clients.

I often use the Nunki sheet with parents who want to get it right from day 1. Babies have (under normal circumstances) spent 9 months in a small, secure environment, with little room for movement. When the baby is suddenly placed in a large bed, on its back, there is little to be seen of that security. The Nunki sheet provides the extra security that small babies need to be able to relax. When you make the bed briefly with the help of Nunki, so that baby can touch the bottom edge of the bed with his feet, the sheet is also extremely safe to use.

Harvey Karp, an American pediatrician, states that babies are not fully finished at birth. In those first months they are mainly controlled by reflexes. The sucking reflex, for example, ensures that the baby starts to suck as soon as the mother's nipple or bottle teat enters its mouth. It's good that baby has these reflexes, otherwise he wouldn't be able to survive. These reflexes are controlled by external stimuli. Many newborn babies have trouble filtering these stimuli, so the uncontrolled movements can sometimes prevent them from falling asleep or cause them to startle awake when transitioning into deep sleep. These are the typical 30 minute naps that you see with small babies. Since they do not get into their deep sleep in this way, these babies quickly become overtired, making them even more sensitive to stimuli.s.

A vicious circle, which is very difficult for them to get out of on their own. Swaddling can be a good solution for this. The limitation of the freedom of movement and security gives baby peace of mind. Tight swaddling is not necessary for all babies, however, and is something that needs to be unlearned. The swaddle bag not only restricts movements, but also quickly becomes a sleeping association for a baby, and therefore something that he will need every time to be able to fall asleep. That is why I recommend starting earlier with the Nunki sheet for security. It can be used for a long time to come. However, if this is not sufficient, the Bundi sleeping bag can provide extra support.n.

The Bundi sleeping bag in combination with the Nunki sheet is a milder alternative to swaddling. The sleeves of the sleeping bag can be easily zipped on, which prevents the typical mowing with the arms. Because of these zippers, the Bundi sleeping bag is also a perfect way to finish swaddling. The zippers can be released more and more, possibly first from one arm, then from the other, and the sleeping bag can also be used again afterwards.

I am also a fan of the Nunki sheet for toddlers   who no longer sleep in a sleeping bag, that way they squeeze themselves less quickly from under the sheet, so that they do not wake up from the cold in winter, for example.

After the many positive comments from my customers, I will certainly continue to recommend both Fedde and Kees products!

 Pollet Tina

Baby coach for restlessness and sleeping at the Baby Academy in Belgium.


Frederieke Meihuizen

Ik ben Frederieke, getrouwd met Ewoud en mama van 4 kindjes. Na op veel plekken gewoond te hebben, ben ik gesetteld in Nieuwkoop. Ik werkte in de commercie tot mijn vierde kindje geboren werd. Fedde was een huilbaby en vanuit deze wanhoop heb ik de producten van Fedde&Kees bedacht. Ik gooide mijn leven om en begon met ondernemen. Sinds 2018 help ik andere ouders naar een betere slaap!