To make the newborn sleep, there are several types of baby cribs: small ones - baskets and cradles - or cribs. Nothing else, so is its security. Are you hesitating? Here is my guide to help you make your choice.
Up to 6 months: carrycots and cradles are possible
For nine months, your little one felt protected, cramped in your womb. After birth, he may find himself a little lost in a large bed with bars, without contact with its edges. The baby basket or the cradle allows the infant to be reassured by a limited space reminding him of his intrauterine life.
What is the difference between both ? The bassinet is a small mobile bed. It allows the sleeping toddler to be transported from one room to another (but never by car) in order to keep an eye on him at all times. True protective cocoon, it constitutes a transition between maternity and the cot. The baby cradle is also a small bed with the same properties as the cradle, but it is fixed, so it is less easy to move around the house. As the name suggests, it can be rocked to gently rock your baby. However, some models no longer offer this function and are simple model baby cots specially designed for infants.
After 6 months (or before depending on the size of your child), it is advisable to switch to a crib, one of the essential pieces of furniture in the baby room .
After 6 months: the cot, the only bedding recommended for babies
As soon as your child is cramped in his small bed or is able to straighten up, a crib for babies must be installed in his room. There are lots of models, all colors and all prices. Its high bars prevent falls due to the child's reversals. Most often, it offers two positions, a high for the newborn and a low after 6 months.
Indispensable bed with bars? Yes it is undeniable. Convenient ? Not so sure, it depends on who. How many parents indeed complain of having back pain when sleeping or raising their child? Because most beds evolve in reverse of the child's growth: the heavier it is, the lower the box spring, leading parents to have to fold in half. To avoid frequent back pain, you can opt for a raised baby bed .
To save space (and money), bet on the complete evolutionary baby room Lit'bellule designed to offer a protective cocoon to children, from birth to 7 years: your little one is at arm's length up to at 18 months thanks to the high position of the baby crib. After this age, the bed becomes a classic child's bed while its foot transforms into a desk.
Advantages and disadvantages of different baby cribs
The main advantage of the cradle and the baby bassinet is its size adapted to that of the newborn, which gives him the feeling of protection he needs. On the other hand, these sleeping arrangements are ephemeral - six months at most - and lead parents to increase the costs. As for the quality of the mattress, it is generally not sufficient in terms of density.
The crib, on the other hand, allows parents to make substantial savings while providing optimal security for children. And if in addition, it is a baby bed with non-toxic paint , their health also preserved!