Baby sleep pods have been designed specifically to assist the transition from sleep in the womb to sleeping comfortably in beds or even cots, with their flat, wide sleeping surface and padded sides helping to cosy your baby and mimic the feel of a warm, cozy bed, making them feel safe, warm and at peace. The difference between sleep in the womb and sleep in a bed is that there is no risk of the baby rolling over, suffocating or getting up early. This can be extremely worrying for new mums. Sleep in a bed and you risk waking up your baby, not knowing if they are awake or not.
Sleep in a bed and it can be quite a stressful situation, where you have to be ready for your newborn's needs at any second. You cannot just hand over the bed and tell them to sleep here, you need to be at work and you cannot leave your newborn's for a couple of hours in the nursery. There are ways to ensure that your newborn's sleep safely in the nursery.
One way is to buy a baby sleeping pod or two. They are often called "nest" and "sleep nest" products. These can be bought as a single unit so you can sleep in one go or you can choose from a selection of different options within a single pod. This allows you to offer a more snug and secure fit to your newborns. This is important to ensure that they don't roll out of the nest during their sleep.
Some parents like to use portable sleeping nests as an alternative to the traditional cot. With portable sleeping pods you can move them around your home to suit your baby's requirements at any given time. You do not have to put them in a particular place and often you can move them about freely within your home – it really depends on your personal preference. Although there are some safety concerns when using a portable sleeping pad, many parents report that they are completely safe for their baby.
The other option available to you is a waterproof mattress cover. These can easily be used in conjunction with your cot. The mattress is protected from leakage underneath it. The cover itself is completely waterproof so your baby can still snuggle into a warm and cosy bed in the event of an unexpected shower or bath. As long as you buy a waterproof mattress cover which meets the specifications of the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM), this is an excellent investment.
Baby sleep nests provide something that traditional cots cannot. These are a completely safe and secure option for your baby. Sleep nests offer all of the security and comfort of a cot but allow you to keep an eye on your baby whilst they are asleep. These can even be used over water if you wish – a great benefit if you have a pool or lake nearby.
What makes these kinds of nests such a popular option is the fact that they are completely safe and natural. No harmful chemicals or harmful preservatives are used in the production of these products. In fact, the only real material that is used is polyurethane, which is very low density. One of the big benefits of these is that they are completely safe for young babies and will not harm any other animals or people in the home. There have been extensive scientific studies carried out by various companies which show that these types of sleeping pads are ideal for both babies and toddlers and also very beneficial for older children who are suffering from asthma.
To get the best protection for your baby, you need to invest in a high quality baby cot which has adjustable sides and a waterproof mattress. You should then invest in some high quality, easy to clean covers which can also be kept clean with a simple wipe down. You can then use these to protect baby from any harmful elements that could be around during the night. A baby cot with adjustable sides is the best way to prevent your baby from rolling over onto their stomach during sleep. On the other hand, waterproof mattress pads are great if you want to remove the covers from time to wash them off. You may also want to use a high quality baby cot pad for overnight sleeping so that your baby is as comfortable as possible.