BEDNEST CO-SLEEPING BASSINET
The Bednest is one of the most versatile bassinets on the market and its many features make it a truly unique product. It has received fantastic reviews, one reads as per below.
Jools Oliver – baby clothing designer and wife of Jamie Oliver says …..
“We love the Bednest – we have never had anything like it before for our other three children. I love the way it is so close to our bed, the sides are really easy to pull down and I could practically roll little Buddy from my boob to bed!!!!!
Easy and definitely eliminates the fear of falling asleep with them in your bed and suffocating them, as they lay safe next to you but in their own safe little cosy bed – brilliant! Also large enough to last longer than the Moses basket, Buddy now sleeps in the Bednest in his nursery as I think he is a little small for his cot so it’s perfect.”
Research shows that it is beneficial to the baby to co-sleep with the parents for the first months. It is, however not recommended to share the same bed as this practice increases the risk of SIDS. Learn more here.
“In New Zealand, the Ministry of Health advises that “the safest place for your baby to sleep is in a cot besides the parental bed for the first six months of the infant’s life”, says Professor Mitchell, who initiated a study on the issue.
He says that in New Zealand more than 50 percent of deaths occur while parents slept in the same bed as baby.”
“The study authors state that babies can still be brought into the parents’ bed for comfort and feeding during the night, but that they should be placed in a cot next to the parents’ bed to sleep.”
The Bednest is attached to the main bed and creates a separate, safe place for your baby. During the night, feeding and settling is much easier and quicker, letting both you and baby get more sleep.
The sides are mesh and you can see you can see your baby through the material. Once your Bednest is securely positioned next to your bed you can open one side for easy access to your baby. The other is permanently left up and secured. The fully opened side acts as a bridge between the Bednest and your bed and eliminates any gap. Once you have finished feeding (or cuddling) you must put your baby back into the Bednest and close the side. You can now both sleep safely.
The Bednest stand is fully height adjustable via a sliding mechanism and attaches to your bed with straps. There is a short strap for a bed frame and a long for an ensemble bed.
The Bednest mattress measures 84cm x 38cm and has a HD foam core with a washable cover. Suitable for a bed with a maximum height of 66cm from the floor to the top of the mattress.
Benefits of co-sleeping:
- Enhances the bond between mother & child
- Convenient for mother to attend to her baby
- If baby sleeps well, so does mum and the whole family
- When baby stirs, you are right there to settle him/her back to sleep
- Easier to breastfeed at night – especially for mothers recovering from a caesarean
- Reduces the risk of SIDS
- Allows you to have baby by your side in his/her own safe space
- Secures to framed beds and ensembles alike
- The mesh sides are easy to open and close
- Height adjustable stand with over 70 settings
- The stand can be tilted to relieve reflux symptoms
- Can also be used as a free-standing bassinet
- Folds flat for storage or travel
- UK designed and made in Europe
- Made from European beech
- Includes mattress, stand and straps
- Carry bag available
It is very important that all instructions and guidelines are adhered to at all times. Please refer to the Bednest manual or download a copy here
If you have an earlier version of the Bednest where one of the sides can fold in half, please read this statement which explains why the product has been modified and how we can help you if you want to fix the side.