Bringing a newborn child into the world is an incredible experience for both mother and father, it is especially amazing if it is your first child. Once all the dust has settled and mommy is ready to come home, you start to think about sleeping arrangements. Where is the best place to rest the little one? Once you’ve finished listening to mom’s recommendations and you’re done reading through all the parenting advice online, it’s hard to know where is best for baby.
Purchasing a Basket or Bassinet
One of the most popular sleeping arrangements for parents is to try a co-sleeping format that consists of parents in the bed and the little one tucked comfortably away in his or her basket next to the bed. Having your bundle of joy next to you may be great for some people, but others find it difficult to sleep and hard to relax when such a small person is lying next to them. Some fear they’ll roll over on top of them while they sleep, others just don’t find it comfortable. There is no right or wrong answer, it all comes down to what works best for you and your partner.
One of the safest and most practical co-sleeping arrangements can be done using a Moses basket. They are made from natural materials that are ideal for protecting infants. Bassinets and baskets are popular amongst new parents because they are lightweight and can be placed on the floor or on a stand beside the bed.
Here are just some of the reasons why choosing this option is beneficial:
- Lightweight & Portable
- Breathable in every direction – 360-degree coverage
- Made with natural material
- Baby gets their own sleeping space & so do the parents
A co-sleeping comprise is also great for safety reasons, it eliminates the chance of suffocation by bedding, parents or pillows.
When we purchase bibs, dummies and other baby items, we go out of our way to ensure they are of high quality and safe for our kids. The same approach should be used to determine the best method of sleeping. Many parents feel that co-sleeping – baby in the bed – is the safest way to keep their infant secure. It is a great way to create a bond and it is a lot easier to breastfeed when they are lying beside you.
You can always opt for a separate room and place your child in a comfortable bed, but there are several downsides. You’ll have to get up multiple times during the night to feed and physically moving from one room to another can be a nightmare when tired. In addition, many parents miss the closeness of their baby.
No matter what you choose for your infant’s first bed, the most important thing is that the sleeping scenario is safe. Take everything into account when picking your baby’s first bed. There is no right and wrong answer to this question, it all depends on personal preference. If you prefer co-sleeping go with that, if you think a comprise on co-sleeping works, you’ve found the solution.