Choosing The Best Bed For Baby
Looking for the safest and best bed for your baby when cosleeping? I wanted to share one of our favorite and the most well-researched bedside bassinet. Please, read on! One of the top parenting gifts – and goals – is to help your baby – and parents – get a good night’s sleep. A new mother’s natural instinct – and her new baby’s natural desire – is to sleep close to one another. Over my fifty years in pediatric practice when I ask mothers where they naturally feel their babies should sleep, nearly all respond, “My baby was part of me for nine months, so it’s just my natural instinct to have baby sleep close to me for at least another nine months, and perhaps longer.”
Also, in response to the question I get almost every day, “Where should my baby sleep?” my answer is “Wherever parents and baby get the best night’s sleep is the right arrangement for your family.
Over the last thirty years, I have thoroughly studied the benefits of cosleeping, which I define as “sleeping within arm’s reach of your baby.” While many parents are happy having baby nestled next to them in their bed more and more parents are finding more sleep comfort if they have their baby close to them but in a bedside bassinet. For this reason, over 25 years ago Martha and I helped co-develop the Arm’s Reach Cosleeper. We started with the following criteria:
Baby Bed Requirements For Cosleeping
- It had to be safe.
- It had to fit snuggly and safely in touch with mother’s mattress and close enough for easy comforting and night feeding.
The two reasons I recommend the Arm’s Reach Bedside Cosleeper Bassinet are:
- It is the only bedside cosleeper that has an over twenty-year safety record
- It has been used by thousands of parents to help the family enjoy a good night’s sleep
Why Safe Cosleeping Is So Important
Parenting, in a nutshell, is giving your child the tools to succeed in life. One of those top tools is creating a healthy sleep attitude so that baby grows up learning that sleep is a pleasant state to enter and a fearless state to remain in. That’s why the Arm’s Reach Bedside Cosleeper Bassinet is such a valuable nighttime parenting tool.
Dr. Sears, or Dr. Bill as his “little patients” call him, has been advising busy parents on how to raise healthier families for over 40 years. He received his medical training at Harvard Medical School’s Children’s Hospital in Boston and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, the world’s largest children’s hospital, where he was associate ward chief of the newborn intensive care unit before serving as the chief of pediatrics at Toronto Western Hospital, a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto. He has served as a professor of pediatrics at the University of Toronto, University of South Carolina, University of Southern California School of Medicine, and University of California: Irvine. As a father of 8 children, he coached Little League sports for 20 years, and together with his wife Martha has written more than 40 best-selling books and countless articles on nutrition, parenting, and healthy aging. He serves as a health consultant for magazines, TV, radio and other media, and his AskDrSears.com website is one of the most popular health and parenting sites. Dr. Sears has appeared on over 100 television programs, including 20/20, Good Morning America, Oprah, Today, The View, and Dr. Phil, and was featured on the cover of TIME Magazine in May 2012. He is noted for his science-made-simple-and-fun approach to family health.