For the first few months, you’ll need a crib, carrycot or Moses basket (a light, portable bassinet). Your baby needs to sleep somewhere that’s safe, warm and not too far from you. Baby nests are not suitable for your baby to sleep in when you’re not there because of the danger of suffocation.
Should you put a newborn in a cot?
Helping your baby sleep safely
For the first 6 months the safest place for your baby to sleep is in a cot, crib or moses basket in your room beside your bed and in the same room as you for all sleeps. You’ll also be close by if they need a feed or cuddle.
What should be in a newborn cot?
So, you’re probably wondering what you can actually put in baby’s cot. Keep it simple: a mattress with a waterproof cover (see tip number 2) and a blanket or baby sleep bag (see tip number 3).
Keep the cot clear
- Loose bedding.
- Wedges, straps, etc. for keeping them in place.
Can a 3 week old baby sleep in a cot?
Do not share a bed with your baby
The safest place for your baby to sleep for the first 6 months is in a cot in the same room as you.
How do you put a newborn to sleep?
Follow these recommendations for a safe sleep environment for your little one:
- Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep, not on the stomach or side. …
- Use a firm sleep surface. …
- Do not put anything else in the crib or bassinet. …
- Avoid overheating. …
- Keep your baby away from smokers.
What bedding do newborns sleep in?
Pillows and duvets
Sheets and layers of blankets tucked in firmly below your baby’s shoulder level or a baby sleeping bag are safe for your baby to sleep in.
What do newborn babies sleep in at night?
Put your baby to sleep in a crib or bassinet.
Whether your newborn sleeps in a bassinet or crib when you first bring her home is up to you. Baby can also sleep in a playard or portable crib.
What bedding do you need for a Moses basket?
You should use a firm and flat mattress that is protected by a waterproof cover. This will help keep the mattress clean and dry, as the cover can be wiped down. Make sure your baby’s mattress is in good condition and that it fits the Moses basket or cot properly.
What age do babies go from bassinet to cot?
As each bassinet comes with different recommendations as to when to move to a cot it will also depend on how big your baby grows. Bassinets should not be used once your baby can roll over or pull themselves up the side of the bassinet, which is usually around 4-6 months of age.
What age can a baby go in a cot?
The best time to move baby from a Moses basket or crib to a cot is between four and six months, or until your baby starts to push up onto their hands and knees and sits unaided.