image: Bedside Sleeper Crib Nuage from Petite Amélie can be mounted in various ways
HOW DOES YOUR BABY SLEEP SAFELY?
The safest place to sleep for your newborn baby is a cradle or with a bedside sleeper crib. By co-sleeping, you can keep your child closest to your own bed, which is very important especially in the first months. However, do not put your baby in your own bed, as this increases the risk of SID. There is a chance you can roll on your child while you sleep, your child can fall out of bed more easily, or it can also become trapped or overheat under duvets, pillows or mattresses.
In the crib or bedside sleeper crib it is also important to pay attention to placing the bedding correctly. It is essential that your child does not get too warm in bed, therefore a duvet is not recommended. Keep the bedroom temperature around 18 degrees, well-ventilated and do not dress your baby too warm. Also make sure that your child cannot get his face stuck under blankets. Use a top sheet and blanket tucked around the bottom of the mattress, or put your baby in a baby sleeping bag.
An additional advantage of the baby sleeping bag is that it is less easy for your baby to roll on the tummy. The supine position is the safest sleeping position for young children. Therefore, from the first moment, put your baby directly on his / her back in the bed, and if necessary, turn him / her over when he / she has rolled himself / herself on the belly. Babies can roll themselves independently on the belly from 3 months, but they cannot immediately turn back.
A hard mattress is best for the cradle or bedside sleeper cot. When your child has turned on the belly, nose and mouth can be pressed against the mattress. A soft mattress is then a greater risk for your child, because there is a greater chance of suffocation. Your baby is less likely to sink into a hard mattress.
The bedside sleeper crib is a crib that is open on one side and can thus be pushed against your bed. In the bedside sleeper your child sleeps in his / her own bed, but at the same time near you, at the same height. This way your child is safe and you can easily keep an eye on him / her, without having to always get up for it. The bedside sleeper is therefore the safest place to sleep for your little one.