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Guest Post- How To Make Baby Comfortable In The Crib
Preparing the upcoming baby’s room is an absolute delight for future parents: it’s often an opportunity to de-clutter your house, to finally fix everything that you wanted to fix but could not find the time to do it, repaint the room, buy new drapes, find the most appropriate colours power wash the carpet, and the list goes on.
Sometimes things tend to get a little complicated when it is time to choose the crib, the mattress, and all the bedding set.What are the essential things that a newborn needs? What brand is the best? So many questions that we try to answer by calling our mom or friends that recently had a baby.
Cradle or not?
In addition to its aesthetic appearance, it has the advantage of being the perfect size for a newborn. The baby does not feel lost in a big space, which makes him less agitated and feeling more secure. The cradle is also preferred by moms who just had a C-section or by those who have back problems because it allows them to bend less when picking up the baby. It comes equipped with wheels and a rocking function to facilitate falling asleep. Depending on the size and the weight of your baby it can be used use between 3 and 6 months maximum according to the models. The cradle is usually sold with the appropriate bedding, such as mattress and cover. Remember that bedding sheets and blankets are not recommended.
The crib is the solution most commonly chosen by families. Most cribs have a standard width of 28 inches and a standard height of 52 and ⅜ inches and then the size of the mattress depends on the size of the bed.
Several possibilities are available to you: bed base adjustable in height according to the age of the child (so that the position of bedding is more comfortable for the parents), head and foot of openwork beds or with bars, the side which s ‘opens.
A newborn can feel lost in a crib. If that’s the case, you can use bed reducers to create a smaller space for the first few months. The crib is an important investment for the family. It’s worth taking the time to research before purchasing.
Many parents ask themselves if it is necessary to invest in a good mattress. A baby will spend an average of 16 hours a day sleeping. At age two, he will spend an average of 14 hours a day in his bed, so YES, it is a very good reason to offer him the best sleep conditions. The purchase of a new mattress is recommended for reasons of hygiene and safety.
Which one to choose?
Pediatricians recommend that newborns sleep on a firm mattress. The mattress is usually sold alone. You will probably want to buy a waterproof mattress of the same size to protect it. A mattress is ventilated and can on both sides. Parents can choose between:
Antibacterial mattress – because it has been treated to prevent the growth of bacteria.
- Antifungal mattress – the mattress has been treated to prevent the formation of mold.
- Anti-mite mattresses – the mattress has been treated to prevent the appearance of mites likely to cause allergies.
- Hypoallergenic mattress – the mattress reduces the risk of allergies.
Crib bumpers are very useful because they prevent baby from accidentally hitting himself on the bars. It also helps to create a familiar universe and conducive to the tranquility of the child’s sleep. Of course, there are a couple of things to consider before you decide which is the best crib bumper for your baby, like the dimensions and the materials.
It will be in permanent contact with the baby’s skin, so it is necessary to choose and wash it carefully. A 100% cotton sheet is best to prevent allergies. Since babies sweat and regurgitate, it is wise t have at least 3 crib sheets.
Parents and babies love baby crib musical mobiles. It feels the baby’s room with a soft music, which helps to fall asleep and develop the awakening of the senses by the spinning characters. It usually attaches to the bed or cradle pillars. There is a wide variety of baby musical mobiles on the market, with several music choices, with light projection, with remote control, etc.
Now your baby can “sleep like a baby”.