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Baby Nests - Safe Baby Sleeping Encounters

Baby Nests

Many parents wonder why they need to use a baby nest, or "sleep nest". They may have heard their mothers say that they "put their baby to bed" and then they "put their baby to bed". This is a common phrase used in reference to early bedtime. Baby's first months, even before they can walk, cannot be categorized as being sleeping. Babies do not fall asleep sitting still in their cribs.

 

Another reason that baby nests are becoming so popular, is because now medical professionals and pediatricians recommend that babies sleep on their stomachs at night. Putting your baby on his stomach to sleep reduces the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). The best way for a parent to get baby to his "tummy time" is to make sure that baby's room is appropriately padded with cosy bedding items and a cosy blanket.

 

Baby nests, also called sleeping pods or baby sleeping sacks, have been recommended by scientific evidence as one of the safest sleep guidelines for infants. These sleep systems are much safer than traditional pillows and blankets because they do not have loose fibers that could suffocate a baby if he or she were to get wrapped up in it. Traditional sleep systems also provide a much quieter environment for your baby, which is another reason they are best suited for babies. Babies wake up crying in the middle of the night, many times without even realizing what is causing the crying. Baby sleeping pads eliminate this problem. Also, scientific evidence has shown that baby sleeping nests reduce the incidence of airway blockage which is one cause of SIDS.

 

There are a few things to look for when purchasing a baby nest to keep in mind. Nests should be large enough to allow for plenty of room for the infant to get comfortable. In addition, the mattress should be firm and supportive but soft enough that a baby can easily turn around on his or her own. If you choose to use an older infant crib, make sure that the mattress will not be too hard for your newborn to roll on their stomach. Most baby nests should have a removable inner liner that can be washed easily. You may also want to consider purchasing an additional crib sheet so that both your infant crib and the baby nests are completely lined.

 

Although most baby nests are extremely safe, there are a few concerns that parents with small infants should be aware of. It is a fairly new idea that these sleeping systems are safer for babies nine months of age and older. Although most parents mistakenly believe that these baby nests are great options right from the start, it is actually possible for some nine-month-olds to suffocate if they are wrapped up in a thick blanket or stuffed toy. At nine months, infants are still relatively new to the world and can inadvertently wrap the blanket around themselves.

 

Although most of today's baby nests are safe for newborn babies, there are still a few risks to keep in mind. For one, it is imperative that the mother sleep in a bassinet with a secure baseboard. This helps prevent the baby from rolling off the mattress, which could result in suffocation. It is also important that the mother sleep in a high position. This helps prevent the baby from rolling onto his or her stomach which could cause serious injury.

 

Although most baby sleep systems and baby nests are completely safe, there are still a few risk factors that moms and dads need to be aware of. These include: overheating during the night, having an air mattress in the crib and improper positioning of the baby. Being cautious and paying attention to your newborn's needs should make for a successful and happy nine months of baby sleep.

 

Baby nests need to be protected by using a durable mattress cover. When choosing a mattress, look for one with a built in, spring-loaded, anti-skid side. The most recommended brands by experts include the Graco Duo Latex, Serta Pro Carry Plus and the Simmons Beautyrest Pure Pro. These three brands all feature the same high quality construction and are constructed to meet the toughest standards of mattress safety testing. So when it comes time to choose a baby nest, take the time to make sure it's safe and sound for your baby.