In the past few years, the baby nest has become one of the most important products for parents and their newborn babies. But why are they so popular and are they even safe?
Why are babies nest so popular?
One of the reasons baby nests are so popular is the recommendation by doctors and health experts that babies should sleep on their backs. If your child sleeps on their back, this reduces the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). In a baby nest, babies are placed on their backs and the risk of them rolling onto their stomachs is reduced.
Baby nests are also popular with parents who prefer their baby to sleep in bed with them, contrary to what health experts recommend. If you do, the baby nest ensures that your baby stays in the same sleeping position. and reduces the risk of you rolling over your child. The baby’s head should be at head height to minimize the risk of covering the baby.
Furthermore, many parents experience that baby nests create a feeling of security and trust.
Are babies nest safe?
Because baby nests are relatively new to the market, there are still no safety standards that regulate their safety. If baby nests have edges and mattresses that are too soft, this increases the baby’s risk of suffocation. This can happen when babies press their faces into the soft spots and cannot get out of this position on their own.
One of the reasons we designed and manufactured our SleepCarrier was the desire for a safer baby nest. The sides are equipped with a breathable fabric, which your baby can breathe through. The mattress is comfortable, but not too soft. The material is made of firmer foam so that your baby cannot push their face into it.