Baby’s First Bed
If you’re expecting and about to become a parent, congratulations! This is an incredibly exciting time, but we understand that it can also feel scary and daunting! Which is why we’ve created this blog, to help you navigate that all-important purchase of buying your baby’s first bed.
Newborn babies spend up to 18 hours a day sleeping, so it’s important to choose the right bed for your little one. With so much to choose from, the search for your baby’s first bed can be overwhelming. If you can’t tell your cribs from your moses baskets, then this guide is here to help you make the right choice for your family.
Where should baby sleep?
It is recommended that baby sleeps in the same room as you until around 6 months of age. It is during those first 6 months that the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is greatest and you will want to keep a watchful eye on them. Keeping your baby close by will help make those regular night feeds that little bit easier.
What type of bed is suitable?
When deciding on your baby’s first bed, it’s important to consider where your little one will be sleeping during the day as well as nighttime. You will likely want them close by, so choosing a sleep space that’s easily portable is essential.
For the first 6 months, most people choose to buy a crib or moses basket rather than a cot or cot bed. Whilst a cot is perfectly suitable for a baby, many prefer a crib or moses basket as not only are they cosier, but they are much more compact meaning they take up less room.
Moses baskets serve as a portable cradle for your baby and our SnüzBaskit not only offers a stylish innovative design, but also provides longevity. 45% larger and 20% lighter than traditional Moses baskets, you can rest assured that SnüzBaskit is made to last.
The real beauty of a moses basket is that your little one has a consistent sleep space. So, if you’re heading over to your friends or family for dinner, you can take your moses basket with you to ensure your baby sleeps comfortably in a familiar space in between all those cuddles!
A bedside crib is a relatively recent option in comparison to the traditional Moses basket. Their biggest benefit is that they allow you to be close to baby during the night without the risks associated with sharing the same bed.
Our SnüzPod is a prime example of safe sleep at it’s best. With dual-mesh windows and a half-height zip-down wall for easy access, you can be by your little one’s side through every yawn, wiggle, gurgle, and nap!
One thing to consider is that most cribs are not portable and cannot easily be moved around the home. SnüzPod features a lightweight lift-off bassinet for use around the home, so you can keep a close eye on your little one even when doing the washing up!
We recommend checking out The Lullaby Trust’s website for all things safe sleep https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/
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