Baby nests offer great comfort. We tell you why.
When your little baby is born, you want to keep him/her as close to you as possible. Cuddle, feed and cuddle again. But it is also nice if you can put your baby down once in a while without him/her being too far away from you. A baby nest is an absolute godsend. Here you can read exactly what a baby nest is and what you can use it for.
What is a babynest?
Your baby has been safe and comfortable in your belly for a long time, but when the little one is born it has to get used to everything. Sound, light, food, cuddling, all new stimuli that make a big impression. In the first weeks, your baby will want to be in your arms to experience that safe and familiar feeling of the period in your belly.
To give your baby that safe and comfortable feeling when he is not in your arms, you can choose to put him in a baby nest. A baby nest is a kind of basket with an upright edge. It gives babies from 0 - 3 months a sense of security because they do not disappear into the large void of, for example, the playpen. Between 3 and 6 months, babies still love to play in it.
Choose a good baby nest.
A good baby nest has a firm foam mattress, an upright edge and a removable cover. There are baby nests that can be made smaller by pulling the cord. There are also nests of which the foot end can be opened, so you can also use it when your baby has grown. On average, a baby nest is 70 cm long and 40 cm wide (this varies per brand).
5 situations in which to use a baby nest
You will use the baby nest a lot at home, but it is also so handy to take along when you go visiting. There are countless situations we can list where the nest comes in handy. Below are five common situations in which a nest is used.
- Place the nest on your bed so you can get dressed in peace.
- If you are going to visit, take the nest with you so your baby can lie comfortably.
- Place the nest in the playpen so that you can do whatever you like in the living room.
- Tummy time: use the nest for practising the prone position.
- If you are alone and want to take a shower but your baby does not want to sleep in the cot, put the nest on the floor in the bathroom and jump in the shower.
You can use the baby nest for various purposes. We advise you to put a muslin swaddle in the nest, so that the cover stays clean. For extra warmth, you can use a small baby blanket.
Is a baby nest safe?
A baby nest is safe, provided you use it safely and always keep an eye on it. The nest is really meant to have your baby nearby while it rests and you have your hands free. For example in the living room, bedroom or when visiting. The nest is not suitable for sleeping, because then you cannot keep an eye on your child. Never let your baby sleep in the nest alone at night. It is also important to place the nest on a flat surface and not to walk with it when your baby is in it. We also advise you to stop using the nest when your baby can roll over.
Order a baby nest
A baby nest allows you to do whatever you want and your baby is comfortable. At Rocket Toys you have a choice of baby nests from different brands like Liewood, Konges Slojd, Cotton & Sweets and Cam Cam Copenhagen. Each nest has its own specific characteristics, this is mentioned with the product. Can't figure it out? Please let us know, because we like to give you good advice so you can order the best baby nest.