The number one concern new parents have when they bring new babies home is sleep. They’re concerned about safe sleep for their babies, and they’re concerned about frequency of sleep for themselves. I know that was the most important thing on my mind before I gave birth to Cadence.
How often will baby wake up at night? How many hours of sleep will I need to survive on? What’s the best place and position for baby to sleep in? All questions that kept me awake at night during my 3rd trimester. Alot has changed since I gave birth to Cadence. There are so many amazing new products on the market designed to make the transition home with new baby a breeze. One such product is the Babybay Bedside Sleeper.
So here’s a little confession. When Cadence was born, she slept best in my bed right next to me. I know there are articles and articles of pediatrician-recommended advice that state baby shouldn’t sleep in bed with you. But for me, co-sleeping kept her quiet and happy and made things easier when I had to nurse her at night.
The only thing was, I didn’t sleep well. I was so concerned something would happen to her, I spent most of her first few months half-asleep and half-awake. So when I began exploring sleep options for baby Colton, I decided to try something different. When I discovered the Babybay Bedside Sleeper, it immediately solved two of my biggest concerns – 1) Colton’s safety while asleep and 2) having easy and quick access to him at night.
Why You Need It: What’s great about the Babybay is that it’s a bassinet that fits right next to your bed and attaches to it, like an extension of your bed. So, although baby is technically sleeping in their own bed safely, they are right next to you with easy access to pick them up and nurse or feed late at night. I love that it’s almost like a mini crib and there are options to enhance it, aesthetically, by choosing one that matches your bedset or by adding accessories to it. This is a great product for parents who want to get a little more sleep but still want the benefits of co-sleeping.
How It Works: The Babybay Bedside Sleeper is super easy to set up. It took us all of 15-20 minutes to put it together. Once the pieces are all together, you simply attach it to your bed by pulling a string underneath your mattress, from one side to another, that allows the sleeper to stay in place safely without moving.
What sleep options are you considering for your newborn? Hit me in the comments if you have any questions about the Babybay!