The time has come to detach themselves from the parents! Baby joins his own bed to sleep!
An important transition for the family, a possible source of anxiety for the child, many parents resort to the baby bed reducer to replenish a comforting sleeping space.
The bed reducer is therefore not just a simple sleeping accessory for babies.
How to choose it and what are its advantages?
- 1 Focus on the baby bed reducer
- 2 What is the purpose of the bed reducer?
- 3 An accessory to use from birth
- 4 What are the benefits of the bed reducer?
- 5 Is using a bed reducer dangerous?
Focus on the baby bed reducer
What’s the point?
So that your baby does not feel lost in his bed with bars, to propose a space of cocooning to him to generate a feeling of security.
The space is reduced and recalls the uterus of the mother. Protected in its baby bed reducer, it is surrounded and encircled, as in your arms.
Also known as the nest of awakening, morphological cushion or baby hold, the bed reducer comes in many shapes and materials: in the form of a puddle or a bed tower bordering the space for more well-being, padded support, 100 % Cotton, adapted to the morphology, everything is possible and offered at very varied prices.
The most popular remains the basket encircled with micro-ball or foam socks.
At what price?
According to the models, prices range from 30 to 160 dollars.
The highest rates are usually those for shape memory models.
Safe and innovative, they respond to certain pathologies of the infant.
What is the purpose of the bed reducer?
Protect from bars
Ideal to prevent your child from getting caught in the bars of the bed, the bed reducer allows babies to wiggle as much as they want without fear of incidents.
For more tranquility, opt for a thick fabric.
My child does not sleep
Offer him/her a comfortable and serene space. Set in a bed reducer, the newborn enjoys a comforting sleeping area.
Ideal to alleviate the anxiety, the reducer of bed constitutes a bulwark against the anxieties. It mitigates them, allows the baby to feel safe and consequently improves his sleep.
An accessory to use from birth
Designed specifically to bring and improve the comfort of newborns, the baby bed reducer allows when it is acquired from birth to limit the movements in the cradle.
Remember, your baby must sleep on his back! The baby hold, ideal for up to four months, maintains a good dorsal position thanks to its edges.
The breathable fabric that some are equipped with allows a perfect ventilation of the back, the neck and the head.
Usable up to six months, some have shape memory foams and avoid all pressures.
Universal, they adapt to the car seat and the nacelle.
Summer, like winter
Whether your child is born in January or July, the bed reducer adapts!
Reversible, some may contain a summer side with a fresh fabric allowing the newborn not to be too hot.
In winter, it is possible to change fabric for more warmth.
All year round, baby can breathe serenely! Generally used from birth to six months, there are bed reducers equipped with reversible pads that reduce or enlarge the sleeping area.
Others, more modern are transformed into carpets of awakening by a play of pressure!
What are the benefits of the bed reducer?
Well fitted to the head and buttocks, the newborn enjoys this accessory day and night.
Reassured, your child sleeps better and this quality of sleep plays on his interactivity with the entourage.
It also benefits from long periods of calm and sleep allowing for a six-hour feeding period. Baby is healthier, parents too!
Limitation of certain disorders
Maintained in the dorsal position, the baby whose legs are slightly elevated is ideally installed.
The appearance of certain disorders such as flat head phenomenon and gastric reflux are limited.
This accessory thus has the advantage of promoting body development and good motor skills.
The baby cushion reduces drafts. Installed in bed and well surrounded, the newborn is protected from light and noise.
Very light, this accessory gets carried away everywhere and quite easily.
Easy to maintain, it is machine washed, usually at 30 degrees.
Is using a bed reducer dangerous?
According to an American study, the bed reducer would increase the risk of infant mortality. Due to some products, the baby may suffer suffocation.
How is it possible?
The bumper may cover the nose or mouth of the newborn. Her breath of air diminishes or even stops.
Baby is depleted in oxygen, which is called sudden infant death.
How to prevent risk?
Adopt the right gestures by placing your child on your back.
Until one year, this position is the only one that allows him to breathe without risk.
Lying on his stomach, he can quickly run out of air and be disturbed by the mattress.
Also bear in mind that the use of a blanket or cushion is completely forbidden and it is essential to have baby sleep in a suitable sleeping bag.
Some morphological mattresses are designed for the first few months.
They contain a 15 ° inclined wedge, a strap that attaches to the mattress and a memory foam.
So create a small cozy nest reminding her of the mother’s uterus but avoid the blankets, cushions and sheets for optimum safety and a serene sleep.