A co-sleeper bassinet is a safe way to keep your newborn by your bedside at night.

According to Red Nose safe sleeping guidelines, the safest place for baby to sleep is in their own safe space, with a safe mattress, and safe bedding.

Baby should always be placed on their back to sleep, with their feet at the bottom of the bassinet or cot.

It’s also recommended that your little one sleeps in the same room as their parents or adult caregiver for the first six-12 months.

What is a co-sleeper bassinet?

A co-sleeper bassinet is handy as it gives bub their own safe space to sleep but attaches to your bed. One side folds down to allow you to access baby and feed and change them without need to get up at night.

Bedside sleepers come in different variations; some have a side that opens fully; others had a side that folds down partway, forming a little “gate” between the adult bed and bedside sleeper.

Choice recommend ensuring the bedside sleeper you choose is suitable for the height and style of bed you will be using it on. Some additional parts may be available, such as height adjusters or extensions for framed beds.

Bassinets and bedside sleepers with adequate breathable zones on all four sides to eliminate suffocation risks and provide enough ventilation for your baby.

Co-sleeper bassinets allow your newborn to sleep within arm’s reach.

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