Friday, November 7, 2014

Where Should My Baby Sleep?

We are new parents and we have a sea of questions, including where will our baby sleep the first months? in a cot, crib, bassinet, co-sleeping?. At the end the decision is your. It is okay to seek advice  but a lot of information can made things get messy. A very wise choice for the first months is a bassinet.

It has a small size, so you can move it anywhere, facilitating breastfeeding and it can be situate near to the parents' bed. Moreover, it is the best way to transition from the womb to the cradle. 

But, Until what age is recommended that our baby sleep in a bassinet? With the main premise of child safety, experts advise that the baby sleep in a bassinet from birth to six months of age.

Do not extend the period beyond six months as their mobility is becoming much greater, also increasing the risk of a possible fall from the bassinet.

You can see in the photo that one of our bassinet
 becomes table too

Some tips to keep in mind when choosing the bassinet for babies are:


The edges should be high, at least 27.5 cm.

The sides and the inside  should be padded.
The bottom should be flat and firm to hold their body well.
Bassinet clothes should be removable and washable.
The wheels are useful to move the cribs, but keep in mind you have a blockage sytem.
The mattress is one of the fundamental parts, the mattress should be breathable and firm, allowing proper rest o the newborn.

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