A goodnight’s sleep is now possible thanks to the Cocoonababy Nest.
The Cocoonababy Nest is a unique mattress designed to optimise your newborns’ sleep as well as provide relief for babies with reflux and colic.
Designed by French Obstetricians and used at home and by health experts around the world, the Cocoonababy Nest will accompany your baby during every sleep moment, at bedtime or naptime, at home or away, providing the ideal environment for peaceful sleep and optimal physical development.
How does the semi-foetal posture help your baby?
The semi-foetal position helps to:
- reduce involuntary jerky movements which wake babies and make them cry (startle or moro reflex)
- limit the risk of 'flat head syndrome' (positional plagiocephaly)
- limit gastric reflux
- improve the interaction between the baby and those around (the baby's gaze is neither fixed towards the ceiling nor always towards the same side)
Origins of the Cocoonababy Nest
Through her observations of babies she was treating, Paediatric physiotherapist, Daniele Sladucci, started designing and making mattresses that would enable newborns to make movements similar to those made inside their mother’s womb. Created in 1995 in France, the Cocoonababy was originally created for premature babies in hospital neonatal units. The product has evolved, with full-term babies experiencing the full benefits of the Cocoonababy Nest.
The Cocoonababy teamed up with Red Castle to offer the highest quality products worldwide. The Cocoonababy Nest is used in many hospitals and maternity clinics for newborns around the world as well as thousands of homes to help babies adapt to life outside the womb.
Features of the Cocoonababy Nest
- an adjustable wedge which can be moved down the nest as your baby grows
- a white fitted sheet (machine washable at 30°C)
- a waterproof sheet (machine washable at 60°C)
- a white Tummy band which maintains the child in an ideal position without impeding his freedom of movement
- Suitable for babies 2.8kg and above, from birth to around 4 months (or when baby starts rolling).
- Dimensions – Length 69cm x Width 40cm x Height 19cm
Weight: 1 kg
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How does the Cocoonababy Nest promote deep sleep?
Reminiscent of the mother’s womb, your baby lies in a semi-foetal position and the enveloping shape of the ergonomic nest reassures your baby and promotes deep sleep. The contact of baby’s shoulders and arms against the cocoon limits the effect of the startle reflex, preventing unnecessary disturbances during your baby’s natural sleep cycles.
How does the Cocoonababy limit the risk of flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly)?
A combination of supportive and reactive foams, allow your baby to move freely and safely unlike memory foam. This freedom of head movement limits the risk of flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly).
Can the Cocoonababy help relieve reflux and colic?
The slightly inclined position of the Cocoonababy Nest helps prevent and relieve symptoms of gastric reflux and colic.
When do you use the Cocoonababy Nest?
The Cocoonababy Nest will accompany your baby during every sleepy moment, at bedtime or naptime, at home or away, by providing the ideal environment for peaceful sleep and optimal physical development. The Cocoonababy Nest is suitable for use until the child tries to change position in the nest (around 4 months of age).
USING THE COCOONABABY SAFELY
Your baby’s safety is always our number one priority. However, as with any product, it needs to be used safely.
Abide by these safety standards when using the Cocoonababy Nest at home:
- Suited for babies weighing 2.8kg and above
- Can be used up until your child starts attempting to roll or change position in the nest (about 4 months of age)
- Cease using at approximately 4 months of age
- Can be used in a cot or cradle with sides at least 39cms in height (at least 20cm higher than the nest),
- If used outside of a cot or cradle, it must be placed on the floor and never on a raised surface
- Always place your baby on its back in the Cocoonababy
- IMPORTANT – Do not use blankets when your child is in the Cocoonababy Nest. For safety reasons, babies should not sleep with any coverings on their head or face.
My maternal health nurse said that babies should lie on a firm flat surface in recommendation with SID guidelines.
It is correct that babies should not be placed on a soft surface as their body will
“sink” into it. The Cocoonababy Nest is neither soft, flat nor hard: it is designed in a way that its base is firm, yet its surface is soft. The difference between the Cocoonababy Nest and a standard flat mattress is a 20-degree incline. The Cocoonababy Nest incudes a wedge which prevents baby from wriggling dow the nest and a tummy band which maintains baby in an ideal position without impeding his freedom of movement.
Is the Cocoonababy SIDS safe?
Unfortunately, there is no guarantee against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) as the exact cause of SIDS is unknown. Research has identified some factors that increase the risk of SIDS. These include sleeping baby on the stomach or side, overheating, and exposure to cigarette smoke. Accidental suffocation such as during bed sharing or from soft objects may also play a role. Another risk factor is being born before 39 weeks of gestation.
Therefore, although the Cocoonababy was developed in 1995 by paediatric physiotherapist in collaboration with medical professionals and has been extensively used in hospitals and in homes around the world (including thousands of Australian homes) with no single case of SIDS ever reported, the Cocoonababy like any other mattress, is not a guarantee against SIDS.
Regardless of the mattress you decide to choose for your baby, we recommend that you follow these safe sleeping guidelines:
- Sleep baby on the back from birth, not on the tummy or side
- Sleep baby with head and face uncovered, using a safe baby sleeping bag (one with a fitted neck and armholes and no hood and that is the correct size for baby)
- rather than a blanket it a great solution
- Keep baby smoke free before birth and after
- Provide a safe sleeping environment night and day
- Sleep baby in their own safe sleeping place in the same room as an adult caregiver for the first six to twelve months.
- Keep the temperature of the room where baby sleeps between 18°C and 20°C
In addition, when using the Cocoonababy, make sure that you follow all the instructions for use.
For more information, visit the Redcastle Cocoonababy Frequently Asked Questions Page - https://cocoonababy.com.au/pages/faq
Visit the Red Nose website to find out more information - https://rednose.com.au/section/safe-sleeping