The Best Sleep Option For Your Newborn Baby

Finding the best sleep option for your newborn baby can be one of the toughest decisions you will make. After all your newborn’s safety and comfort is top priority. With all of the different sleeping options to choose from you may not know which one is best.

The goal is to have a smooth transition for when baby comes home. With that in mind, there are three different types of sleeping options for your newborn baby. Choosing the right one for you and your baby depends on your preference and situation. Everyone’s lifestyle is a little different so choosing your newborn’s sleeping option is what works best for you.

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Crib (standard)

Pros: The standard size crib is a great sleep option because you will be able to use it longer.  A convertible crib is one that will grow with your child as it converts to a toddler and full size bed.

Cons: A standard size crib is large and takes up space.  It may also pose as an inconvenience for the frequent wakings, as you will have to get up and out of bed to tend to your baby. It is recommended for newborns to sleep in the same room as their mother until at least 9 months. This will cut down on the risk of SIDS. If you do not have a lot of space then this may not be the best option for you.

Graco Benton Convertible Crib, Pebble Gray

Graco Benton Convertible Crib, Pebble Gray

Crib (mini)

Pros: The Mini crib is a great sleep option for a smaller space or as a space saver. The convertible mini crib can convert to a toddler size bed and can therefore be used past infancy. It’s compact size makes it great option for your baby to sleep in the same room as you.

Cons: Possible inconvenience for the frequent wakings, as you will have to get up and out of bed to calm your baby.

 

Dream On Me 4 in 1 Aden Convertible Mini Crib

Bassinet (traditional)

Pros: The standard bassinet is great for having your newborn sleep right next to your bed. Your baby will only be an arms length away which will make comforting them in the night easier. It is also very compact and a great space saver.

Cons:  The bassinet is designed for newborns and therefore can only be used for the first few months or until the weight capacity is reached.

Delta Children Deluxe Gliding Bassinet, Silver Lining

Delta Children Deluxe Gliding Bassinet, Silver Lining 

Bassinet (co-sleeper)

Pros: The bassinet co-sleeper is small and light-weight and perfect for having your baby right by your side. This bassinet can be adjusted to your bed’s height and placed on the edge of your bed for an even closer reach. The rotation makes getting in and out of bed easier. Perfect for nursing mothers and mothers recovering from C-sections

Cons: It is only recommended for babies up to five months of age or when your baby shows signs of pulling up and rolling over.

HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Bassinet

HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Bassinet - Essentia Series, Honeycomb

Co-sleeper (lounger)

Pros: The co-sleeper lounger is perfect for parents that want to co-sleep with their baby in a safe and comfortable way. Your baby will be able to sleep in bed with you without the fear of them rolling off the bed. The co-sleeper lounger is very versatile and can be used for naps, tummy time or as a sleep positioner.

Cons: Although this sleep option is compact it will take up some space in your bed and can pose as an issue if your bed is smaller. The co-sleeper lounger is only recommended for babies up to 8 months.

My Opinion: I love this sleep option as is it comfortable for your baby and very convenient for nursing. I also firmly believe that when babies are snuggled next to their mom they sleep better throughout the night.

Premium Baby Lounger Cushion with 100% Un-Dyed Organic Cotton Cover
Premium Baby Lounger Cushion with 100% Un-Dyed Organic Cotton Cover - Co Sleeper for Newborn to 8 Months - Independently CPSIA Certified

 

Co-Sleeper (portable)

Pros: The portable co-sleeper is great for parents that want to co-sleep with their baby and like to travel. This co-sleeper can be folded up into a compact carrying size which makes it perfect for trips or visits to grandma’s house.  The firm wall units serve as a barrier between baby and a parent’s bedding or accidental rollovers.

Cons: This portable co-sleeper will take up space in your own bed and may pose as a nuisance for your own sleep.

Snuggle Nest Afterglow Portable Infant Sleeper with light

Snuggle Nest Afterglow Portable Infant Sleeper with light - Misty Dandelions

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I hope you found this post helpful in choosing the best sleep option for you and your newborn baby. This should come in handy when you are planning your baby registry and setting up your nursery.

(As always use caution with all sleep options and read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully!)

What sleep option are you going to choose? Is there a product that you absolutely love?
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Choosing The Right Baby Bottle For Your New Baby

Choosing the right baby bottle can be an overwhelming task. With so many different brands and styles to choose from it can seem impossible to pick just one. How do you know which one is the best or will your baby even like it? As a new mom you probably don’t even know what important things to look for in a good  baby bottle.  If you are anything like me than you probably just go for the prettiest looking one, but don’t!

This post will help you find a bottle that will fit all of your baby’s needs as well as your own. In order to choose the right bottle you must first consider your current situation or what you are planning when baby arrives.  Are you going to strictly bottle feed or bottle feed occasionally? Will you be using formula or pumping?

I have made choosing the right bottle a little bit easier for you. I researched across 3 major online stores, Amazon, Target and Babies R Us to narrow down the top 10 baby bottles. These bottles are among the most popular and highest rated. After reading hundreds of reviews from consumers like us I have found how each bottle compares. Consider what features are most important to you and your new baby.

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottle

Product Details

*Designed to give baby a natural latch.

*The vented design helps reduce air intake for less gas.

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 Evenflo Balance Feeding Bottles

*Comes with patented Proflo™ venting technology that helps reduce colic, reflux, gas and fussiness.

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Philips Avent Natural Baby Bottle

Product Details*Anti-colic system integrated in nipple.

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Playtex Baby VentAire Complete Tummy Comfort Baby Bottle

*Angled design helps prevent ear infections.

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MAM Anti-Colic Bottle

*Patented vented base that regulates pressure ensuring babies do not get air in their tummy.

*The bottle self-sterilizes in 3 minutes in the microwave in 3 easy steps for easy cleaning.

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Dr. Brown’s Options Baby Bottle

*First convertible bottle that can be used with or without the vent system.

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Playtex Baby Nurser With Drop-Ins Liners Baby Bottle

*Simulates the same suck, swallow, breathe patterns as breastfeeding.

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Comotomo Natural Feel Silicone Baby Bottle

*Scratch-resistant, bacteria-resistant, shatterproof and leak-proof silicone.

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Munchkin Latch BPA-Free Baby Bottle

*Anti-colic valve prevents air bubbles to reduce gas and fussiness.

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Lansinoh® mOmma® Feeding Bottle

*Patented NaturalWave(TM) Nipple enables baby to use feeding actions learned at the breast.

*Air Ventilation System (AVS(TM)) reduces intake of gas, potential cause of colic or spit up.

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Image result for check mark Reduces Gas/ Colic

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I hope this post helps you find the perfect baby bottle for you and your little one. After all they only deserve the best! What bottles have you tried that you really like?