How to Co Sleep With Your Newborn Baby
Experts agree: sleeping close to your baby during the first year of their life helps keep your newborn safe and comforted as they attune themselves to the many sensorial and physical curiosities they’ll encounter as they grow.
But baby isn’t the only one adjusting to new experiences during this exciting time.
Whether you’re welcoming your first baby or are the proud parent to several growing children at home, every day you’re learning more about your little one and discovering the ins and outs of how to co sleep with newborn baby (or babies!) sharing your space.
Co Sleeping Positions (The Safe and the Not-So-Safe)
There are many ways to cosleep, each as unique as the family that practices them.
However, not all co sleeping techniques put the same emphasis on safety.
Though bed sharing and co-sleeping are often seen as interchangeable, big safety differences separate them.
While well-designed bedside co-sleepers make it easy for you to get a full night of stress-free rest by giving baby a firm, built-for-them space to sleep, your made-for-adults mattress and bedding don’t provide the same support.
When bed sharing with a newborn, all it takes is one wrong wiggle for baby to end up tangled in too-soft bedding or covered by pillows or blankets that they can’t quite crawl out from yet.
Luckily, baby co-sleepers like the babybay fit flush against your own bed (keeping you right beside your baby all through the night!) and give your newborn baby a secure space to sleep comfortably.
Bedside co-sleepers will give you with all the benefits that co-sleeping has to offer—like better bonding between you and baby, supported development for baby’s body and mind, and a better rest for all—without a single safety concern.
That’s what we like to call a perfect co-sleep scenario.
Keep Your Newborn Baby Comfortable While Co-Sleeping
Not all co-sleepers are created equal.
Think of it like this: when adults walk into a mattress store, they have a list of preferences that could be a mile long.
Not too soft, not too firm, built for back pain, hypoallergenic, all foam, no latex, pillow-top…
It often takes a few hours in the store and a few dozen tested-out mattresses to find the meant-to-be one that works for you.
Just because your newborn hasn’t quite mastered the syllables they need to clue you into what they find comfiest doesn’t mean they don’t have an opinion.
That’s why it’s important to find a bedside cosleeper specifically designed and customized with your baby in mind.
The babybay co-sleeper is designed in a half-moon shape to mimic the protective feeling of being cradled in a hug and constructed from all-natural materials that are friendly both to the earth and to baby’s body.
(Yep, most cosleepers and cribs are made with toxic chemicals, glues, and finishes that can put baby’s healthy development at risk.)
babybay cosleepers are also easily customizable with three size options and accessories like hypoallergenic mattresses, mattress covers, canopies, and 100% cotton jersey sheets that take all of the guesswork out of maximizing baby’s coziness and comfort.
Keep Yourself Comfortable While Co-Sleeping
We’re parents too, so we get it—as soon as baby comes, their comfort becomes priority #1.
But it can be difficult to keep baby comfortable if you’re not feeling well or well-rested yourself.
That’s why making time for some self-care during the early months of baby’s life is an important part of learning how to cosleep with your newborn.
Being well-rested allows you to put more attention and energy into making sure that baby has everything they need to sleep through the night soundly.
It’s also easier to enjoy and appreciate all the special moments you share with baby—like those oh-so-sweet moments when you’re lying next to baby’s bedside cosleeper and watching them fall slowly into dreamland—when you aren’t desperately devoting all your energy to simply keeping your eyes open.
Thankfully, baby co sleeper crib like the babybay can help you get better, longer, and more restful sleep than traditional cribs or other (and less safe) cosleeping methods.
With baby so close by, nighttime nursing becomes a breeze (rather than a must-do that sucks up many valuable minutes of sleep time).
By sleeping so close to baby, you’ll also be able to be more aware of (and responsive toward!) any concerns that baby has through the night.
That means less time spent in high-energy adrenaline mode trying to discover how to help, and more time spent identifying and caring for baby’s needs the fast and peaceful way.
Because here’s the truth: your baby is growing bigger every day
Sooner than you would believe, they’ll be ready to move out of their bedside co-sleeper into a crib or room all their own.
Well, we thought of that too! Your babybay bedside sleeper has a conversion kit that transforms your co-sleeper into a standalone bassinet.
Instead of spending these early moments in baby’s life worrying about how to cosleep with your newborn baby, let the babybay co sleeper help set your mind at ease so you can spend less time stressing and more time appreciating every moment—waking and sleeping!—with your newborn.