Useful initial equipment
Many parents-to-be think about what equipment they need for their baby during pregnancy. The baby market is large and the number of products diverse and quickly confusing. However, some products can make everyday life easier for the parents and the newborn and offer the baby safety and security. For example, a cuddle nest.
Here you will find all the important information about the benefits of nests.
What is a baby cuddle nest?
As the name "cuddle nest" already suggests, it is a cuddly and soft tray for babies. They resemble a nest because of their mostly oval to round shape. Baby nests are available in many different designs and fabrics. They are softly padded and have a border from which the baby can look out in all directions. In many cases, the size can be adjusted with a drawstring or cord so that it fits the baby's size exactly.
What do you need a baby cuddle nest for?
A soft cuddle nest offers a variety of uses. First and foremost, it should provide the baby with a safe place where it feels secure and comfortable. The close surround offers the baby security and reminds it of the close and protected time in the womb. It is especially suitable if you like to sleep with your baby in the parents' bed. Through the nest, your offspring is protected and close to you. It can also provide a protected place on the sofa and prevents the baby from accidentally falling off the sofa. Newborns sleep a lot, especially in the first months of life. If you are away or travelling, the nest provides a familiar environment for the baby so that it does not have to get used to a new place to sleep.
In addition to these uses, the cuddly nest can also be used in the pram. In this way, shocks can be absorbed and the newborn lies soft and protected.
What should you look for when buying a cuddle nest?
If you want to buy a cuddle nest for your newborn, you should pay attention to a few important things, so that on the one hand the safety is given and the baby likes to cuddle and sleep in the nest:
- Pay attention to the quality of the fabric, ideally the outer fabric is made of 100% cotton and certified according to the Oeko-Tex Standard 100.
- The border of the nest should be high enough to prevent the baby from falling out.
- A removable and washable outer fabric ensures hygiene and freshness.
- Adjusting the size should be possible in each, because every baby is different in size. A premature or delicate baby might otherwise feel lost.