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Babynests- Why are they so popular?

In recent years, babynests have become an essential product for parents to buy for their newborn baby. But why is it so popular? Most importantly, are they safe? 

What do I use a babynest for?

One of the reasons that babynests have become so popular, is that today doctors and healthcare professionals recommend babies to sleep on their backs. Placing your baby on their back to sleep decreases the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). In a babynest, the baby is placed on their back, meaning the possibility of turning over to the stomach is reduced. 

Babynests are also useful for parents who let their baby sleep in their bed. Having the barriers of a babynest reduces the risk of rolling over them as you sleep. The baby’s head should be at the same height as the parent’s head. So it’s less likely that their face accidentally gets covered with a duvet or a blanket during the night. 

Additionally, many parents see that babynests help create a feeling of safety and familiarity. The surrounding environment resembles that of the mother's womb. Meaning you have a familiar environment for your baby when you find yourselves in new places.

But are babynests safe?

As babynests are a relatively new product on the market, there are no safety standards that regulate and make sure they are safe. When babynests have too soft edges and mattress, it can create a risk for suffocation. The risk is that the baby places the face in the soft edges, and can't take himself out of the position.

One of the reasons for designing the SleepCarrier was to create a safer baby nest. The sides have breathable airmesh, that your baby can breathe through. The mattress is comfortable but not super soft. It is made out of firm foam and a wooden board underneath, so the baby can’t drill their face in.

The Najell SleepCarrier is safety tested for baby sleep in and to move a baby around in.

What to think of when buying a baby nest?

  • Safety : Is the baby nest safety tested in any way? Check the softness of the sides and the mattress, and the standards it follows.

  • How long you can use the product : Babynests come in different sizes. You both want it to fit for your newborn, but also be able to adjust it to your growing baby.

  • Material. You should choose products that are made of Oeko-Tex standard 100 product class 1 certified material.

That way you know you are getting the best and safest products for your baby. If the baby nest has more than 1 function you can use it longer and might save money and space by just buying one product.

The Najell SleepCarrier- A Safety Tested Baby Carrier

The Najell SleepCarrier is one of the few safety-tested baby carriers on the market. It has been tested and approved according to the following standards:

  • The European Standard for carry cots: EN-1466:2014

  • All materials are Oeko-Tex standard 100 product class 1 certified.

You can easily adjust the sides of the nest to fit your growing baby. The SleepCarrier can be used as a flat play mat by opening the sides all the way out. For easy transportation with the handles or the harness when you need to move your sleeping baby without the risk of the baby waking up.

The Najell Babynest Tulip- The Babynest that grows with your baby

The Babynest Tulip is the babynest that grows with your baby. You can easily extend the babynest from a snug newborn fit to a growing baby. Your little one will have their own bed for as long as you and your baby want to.

Whether it’s supervised play time, tummy time, sleeping, or just time to spend with your baby, the Babynest Tulip is the best spot. With its unique breathable cushioned air mesh sides and plush yet firm foam mattress you know they are safe and comfortable as you bond and play.

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