How to Prep Your babybay Bedside Sleeper For Your New Arrival

Your co-sleeping journey begins way before your baby sleeps on their made-just-for-them baby bed side co sleeper for the first time. 

It starts the moment you look around online for the best baby bedside sleeper on the market (hint: you’ve stumbled upon the right page!), chats with fellow parents about bedside crib and bedside bassinet models they love, and click the “Choose Your Babybay” button so that we can get your brand new co-sleeper shipped straight to your door. 

Because when it comes to choosing co-sleepers, it’s not just about finding one that will provide you with feelings of ease after your baby arrives. 

It’s about choosing a bedside sleeper that is easy to unbox, easy to assemble, and easy to make a part of your and your baby’s soon-to-be shared bedroom space.

That’s why when we designed babybay, we had ease in mind. 

Properly assembling your babybay so that your co sleeper attaches to the bed takes just 12 steps, all easily accomplished with tools you already have at home (no trips to the hardware store needed). 

And though the assembly time might be short and simple, that doesn’t mean you’re sacrificing a single ounce of comfort or security. 

Each babybay co-sleeper has been given a gold star for safety from top safety certification organizations (including ASTM International, TÜV Rheinland, and Confidence in Textiles Oeko-Tex). 

So that you’ll have confidence your baby is peacefully sleeping safe and secure, while you’re catching Z’s with full peace of mind.

HOW TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR BABY CO SLEEPER FOR THE MOST COMFORT 

Your little one is unique. And so is your family. Which is why we made it our mission to offer plenty of accessories and customizable color options that will make your %LINK% easily blend into your home (or stand out in your home, if that’s more your style).

Though all babybay bedside sleepers are made of 100% eco-friendly and fully sustainable beechwood (because we believe that caring for the Earth is just as important as caring for your family), you can easily choose untreated, walnut, white, or gray color options to help you personalize your co-sleeper so it feels part of your space. 

(Don’t worry—we never use the harmful glues, chemicals, or paints that you’ll find in most cribs. With us, it’s all-natural, all the time.)

You can even deck your baby co sleeper out with a colorful canopy or choose a tie-on padded crib border that creates a soft nest for your baby while giving a pop of cute with stars or polka dots.

So that by the time you’re finished putting together your babybay, you feel fully ready to welcome your baby home with a soft space all their own!

CONVERT TO A CRIB WITH A BEDSIDE BASSINET CONVERSION KIT

Straight out of the box, your baby co sleeper attaches to bed and keeps your baby secure by sitting flush against your own mattress. But for families who want to have options for converting their bedside crib into a moveable bassinet, the bedside bassinet conversion kit is here to help!

The bedside bassinet conversion kit has a wooden guard rail that can be installed in minutes with wooden locking clips, allowing your baby to sleep soundly—even if your bedside co-sleeper isn’t right next to your bed.

This is a perfect choice for families who have nursery space where their baby can nap (because yep–with the bassinet conversion kit and attachable roller casters you can easily roll your new standalone crib to another room), or who want to have options for how they use their bedside sleeper throughout their journey. 

AFTER UNBOXING: WHAT TO REMEMBER AS YOU START CO-SLEEPING 

Your relationship with babybay doesn’t end the moment that your bedside sleeper is unboxed! We’re here to support you and be by your (bed)side—see what we did there?—through all stages of your cosleeping journey. 

This means if the time ever comes when you feel like your babybay needs a little extra accessorizing—like a breathable, moisture-regulating, mattress pad upgrade or all-natural 100% organic cotton sheets—know that we’ll be here to help you out. 

And if a day ever comes when you’ve used your bedside sleeper for so many kiddos that you could use a few replacement parts—we’ve got you covered on that front too. 

Which is our way of saying, we’re here to help you for the long haul!  Get started on your babybay journey today.

Is Co Sleeping Bad?

Co-sleeping has long been the preferred—and safe, as long as
you choose the right method!—way for families around the world to assure that
their babies are getting nurturing rest. 

The kind of nurturing rest that uniquely supports baby’s
healthy emotional and physical development while helping them feel close and
comforted by those they love. 

For thousands of years, parents have relied on safe co-sleeping as
a necessary tool in their grow-baby-healthy-and-strong toolkit. 

Let’s Start at the Beginning: What is Co-Sleeping?

Co-sleeping is often the catch-all term that is used to
describe the nurturing experience of sleeping with your baby within arm’s
reach. 

There are many ways to co-sleep, and co-sleeping will look a
little different for every family that practices it. 

Some of these co-sleeping methods are safer than others.

In recent years, tools like bedside co sleepers have
made it safe, easy, and stress-free to soak in all the benefits of co-sleeping.

Though sleeping in separate bedrooms has become the norm in
the Western world, that does not mean that co sleeping is bad.  

In fact, studies (like
one famously conducted by anthropologist John Whiting) have found that
almost 70% of children living around the world sleep in the company of others.
(Take a moment to really let those numbers sink in— 70%!)

Despite the overwhelming preference for co-sleeping around
the world, in America, Canada, and many countries in Western Europe co-sleeping
is finally becoming popular once again.

That’s not because co-sleeping is bad. 

In fact, there are many well-documented and well-loved
benefits of co sleeping.

BENEFITS OF CO-SLEEPING: A QUICK OVERVIEW 

By co-sleeping, baby and parent are able to bond and become
close-as-can-be during both their waking and sleeping hours. (Hard to
believe, but our sleeping hours account for a third of our day—make them
count!) 

Baby also benefits from a boosted immune system and
better-supported development for their body and mind. 

Meanwhile, co-sleeping makes nighttime nursing a breeze for
mom while making it quick and easy to respond to crises through the night and
guarantee longer and more restful sleep for all. 

It shouldn’t be surprising that there are numerous benefits
of co sleeping.

Human biology naturally encourages child and parent to seek
contact during the night. 

You might think it’s simply your love for your child that
has you craving a quick hug, kiss, or loving touch during all hours of the day
and night (and love is definitely part of it!), but that mutual craving for
contact is also just built into our physiology. 

That need for contact through the night is something that
many cultures around the world understand well. 

In Japan, for instance, the most common sleeping position is
referred to as kawa no ji (represented by the character for river: ). The
two longer lines in that character represent the parents, while the shorter one
represents the child sleeping between. 

But in America and other Western cultures, history has set a
trend of separating parents and babies during the night. 

That’s not because separating parents and babies is better—we’ve
just gotten so used to sleeping separately that it’s hard to imagine that another
way of sleeping could be more beneficial.

CO-SLEEPING THROUGHOUT HISTORY  

The Western world’s interest in sleeping separately can
partly be traced back to the 19th century, when it became fashionable to show
your wealth by building houses with extra bedrooms and filling those extra
bedrooms with plush mattresses and beautiful cribs.

Though collecting mattresses is no longer the in-trend
fashion statement it used to be, most families in the Western world continue to
encourage their children to sleep in separate rooms. 

And while there’s nothing wrong with preferring for your
child to sleep in a space separate from yours, over time this became seen as
the standard way to sleep in the Western world—which quickly made all other
sleeping methods seem like harmful alternatives. 

IS CO-SLEEPING BAD?  

When co sleeping is practiced safely, it delivers a bounty
of benefits while helping you feel closer to your child (emotionally and
physically!) all night long. 

But just like you have to make decisions with safety in mind
when preparing a nursery or separate room for your child to sleep in, you need
to make safety a priority when deciding the co-sleeping method that works for
your family. 

Bedside infant co-sleepers make
safe co-sleeping easy as can be by gifting baby with a safe, secure, and
supported space to sleep by your side.

Your baby gets to drift off into sweet dreams with you
within arm’s reach, while you get to enjoy the worry-free rest that comes from
knowing you can quickly and easily respond to any nighttime feeding call that
comes throughout the night. 

And while there may be other ways of co-sleeping out there,
there’s only one safe
co-sleeping method we can recommend. 

With the right bedside
sleeper by your side, you’ll never have to wonder Is co-sleeping
bad? again. You’ll be able to confidently drift toward dreamland, knowing
your baby is safe, happy, and soaking in all the benefits that co-sleeping has
to offer. 

Is co sleeping bad

Get to Know More About the babybay Baby Sleeper

The babybay is the ONLY Eco-Friendly Bedside Sleeper on the
market. You want the best for your newborn. That’s why babybay offers an
all-natural baby sleeper made from solid wood — with no toxic wood glues, cheap
fillers, plastics, or other harmful chemicals.

Our bedside sleepers are handcrafted in Germany out of locally sourced beech
wood, which is naturally antibacterial and anti-static. Our baby sleepers are made
from sustainably sourced beechwood—that means, for every tree we use, we plant
another. babybay is invested not only in making the first years of your child’s
life safe and comfortable, but in building a brighter, more sustainable future
for your child. As a leading provider of baby life products, social
responsibility is at the forefront of all our actions and product decisions.
Our values and practices allow our team to feel good about the products we
offer, so parents will too.

The specially designed bassinet connects to the side of the parents’ bed,
allowing the infant to sleep safely next to their parents. We know that having
your newborn near you as you sleep allows you to nurture and bond with your
baby more easily and naturally. The babybay Baby sleeper lets you stick to a
baby’s feeding schedule at night without having to fully rouse yourself out of
bed. The babybay bedside sleeper also gives you the luxury to keep your baby
close without any of the potential hazards associated with sharing a bed. It’s
the perfect way to provide for your baby while you sleep.

At babybay, we believe in bringing parents peace of mind by
creating products that are innovative, safe, ethically manufactured,
sustainably resourced, and that are made of fully non-toxic components.
Additionally, at babybay safety comes first. We build relationships with
parents and partners through trust in our company by being transparent and
creating trust in our products. Each product has been held to the highest
standards of testing. The babybay baby sleeper is ASTM, TÃœV, and Confidence in
Textiles (Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class 1 for babies) certified.

Learn more about babybay on our website.

Is your Babys Bedside Crib Exposing Them to Toxins?

We know you want the best for your baby. That’s why you make
a point to research the safest products they will come into contact with.
Before deciding on the sleep environment best for your family, there’s
something you need to know. Not all cribs/bassinets/sleepers are made
alike. Without knowing what safety certifications and materials to choose, you
run the risk of opting for a bedside crib or sleeper that is made with toxic
materials which can pose a threat to your baby’s health. 

Certain paints, glues, woods, and plastics can emit harmful
chemicals and gasses known to cause cognitive delays, chronic health issues
such as allergies, asthma, kidney failure, cancer, and more. Knowing that your
newborn baby will be spending 16-18 hours a day in their bedside crib, it is
vitally important to make the most educated decision on which one you
use. Choosing a trustworthy crib and mattress is one of the best
choices you can make for your baby, and we’re here to help take the guesswork
out of the process.

MUST HAVE SAFETY CERTIFICATIONS

Below are the leading safety certifications to look for when
deciding on the safest sleeper for your baby. Each year, the
standards are updated to adapt to technology and changes in the market. As a
result, leaders in crib safety urge parents to use a new crib, not one handed
down. Older cribs may not meet current standards and have the potential of
risking your baby’s safety. Look for the following safety certifications when
deciding on your next sleeper. 

ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials)

The ASTM is one of the leading third-party product
testers. They focus on the structural safety of a product — how it’s built,
it’s ability to maintain safety with normal wear and tear, the safety of the
materials used, and they also search for toxins in finishes, paints, flame
retardants and more.

OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 for BABIES

The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 label guarantees that every
material used in the process of making a product, is 100% safe for your baby.
Arguably the most rigorous testing criteria of them all, OEKO-TEX searches for
both regulated and non-regulated substances, going beyond national and
international requirements. The company also updates its standards at least
once a year, if not more, to incorporate scientific finds, and changes to
statutory requirements — which is no small feat.

IDENTIFYING TOXINS

VOCs – Volatile Organic Compounds

VOCs are gasses emitted from certain woods, glues, and
paint finishes. On items kept indoors, they can be up to 10x more harmful,
especially to babies. What qualifies as a VOC? Formaldehyde, benzene, phenol,
phthalates, and a slew of other gasses. 

PVC AND PHTHALATES: 

Found in soft plastics and are used to add fragrance to
products (to avoid smelling toxins.) If it smells artificial, it probably is.
PVCs and Phthalates are known for making allergies worse in children, can cause
kidney and liver lesions, cancers, and reproductive problems.

BISPHENOLS (BPA + BPS):

Used in the making of clear hard plastics. Has been shown to
cause prostate cancer, breast cancer, female infertility, obesity, and
reproductive damage.

FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS: 

Often used on textiles, mattresses, foam inserts. Can cause
endocrine and thyroid disruption, immune system disruption, reproductive
issues, cancers, and have adverse effects on child development.

SELECTING THE RIGHT MATERIALS

WOOD:

Always choose Solid Hardwoods. Other options such as
solid softwood, or MDFs (Medium Density Fiberboards — such as particleboard and
plywood,) require glues, plastics, and other adhesive materials (to hold them
together,) which may contain VOCs or other toxins — in particular,
formaldehyde.

PAINT/FINISHES:

Always inspect the type of paint or finish used in
manufacturing. Water-based paints are the only non-VOC emitting
paints available on the market.

WHY BABYBAY IS THE BEST OPTION

babybay is the ONLY eco-friendly, non-toxic, fully
attachable co-sleeper on the market. Here’s how we’re leading the pack:

babybay offers a line of all-natural, sustainably
sourced, eco-friendly co sleeper cribs to promote a healthy sleep
environment for your newborn. Unlike other co-sleepers on the market, babybay
uses no plastics or harmful glues. All our finishes are low to zero VOC and
certified non-toxic.

babybay’s bedside crib only have a few basic
ingredients:

100% natural beechwood

Water-based wood glue

Water-based finishes (Untreated babybay has no finish) NO
VOC

Metal hardware: contains no heavy metals such as lead or
cadmium

We NEVER use medium-density fiberboard (MDF), fillers, or
artificial materials.

Safety Certifications: ASTM, CPSC, FSC, TUV/GS, Oeko
Tex-100 Class 1

Our Mattresses: Free from hazardous chemicals,
awarded the “Confidence in Textiles†certificate for being free of harmful
substances (Öeko-tex Standard 100 Class 1 for babies)

Take the guesswork out of the bedside crib
safety process by choosing a babybay co sleeper crib for your newborn
baby.

Safe Co-Sleeping for With Bedside Co Sleeper Bed

For new parents, always being close to their baby is a
priority. That includes being close to the baby during sleeping hours. The
notion of co-sleeping refers to sleeping with your baby close to you, often
with a reach of your arm. Co-sleeping generally means the baby is near, but in
a different bed.

The babybay® bedside co sleeper bed attaches right to the
parents’ bed.

For several years now, more parents have been adopting this
practice of co-sleeping, with the infants sleeping nearby in a co-sleeping
cradle. This aligns with the guidelines set out by the American Academy of
Pediatrics (AAP), which advises parents not to sleep with a new baby IN a
parent bed, for obvious reasons. Let’s look at some of the benefits of
co-sleeping arrangements.

Benefits of Co-Sleeping

Ideally, as a baby sleeps in a bedside co sleeper bed next
to the parents’ bed, the baby receives feelings of comfort, security and
reassurance. Having the baby near to the parents’ bed gives the parents the
ability to calm the baby without having to stand up and walk over to an unattached
crib across the room or in another room.

Also, as both baby and parents sleep more soundly, this
shared sleep provides benefits to both. The parent is at arm’s length to calm
the baby if it awakes, and slowly massage the baby back to sleep. The baby
gains a more balanced development in the early months of life, without sleep
anxieties or other issues arising.

Find the Right Co-Sleeping Bed

At babybay, we take co-sleeping very seriously. Our babybay
bedside co sleeper bed is one of the leading co-sleeping beds made for infants,
and it’s largely because of the high attention of quality materials we put into
the bed.

We make our babybay beds with untreated solid beech wood.
This means the wood is untreated, made from sustainably managed forests, and is
pollutant-free. Our babybay bed features 10 different adjustable height
positions, giving parents the flexibility to adjust to the parent bed size. If
you want to move the babybay around your living space, you can also pick up an
optional side safety gate and castor wheels set for extra mobility.

If you’re a new parent, you owe it to yourself to check out
a new babybay bedside co sleeper bed. Our beds are solid and durable, and the
quality wood design enhances the bedroom’s aesthetics. The co-sleeper can also
be turned into a bassinet bed or play crib as your baby grows. Simply order our
Bassinet Conversion Kit to convert your babybay from a bedside co sleeper bed to
a standalone bassinet.

The babybay Bedside Co Sleeper Crib Helps You Get More Sleep

Thank you to The MonarchMommy for your review of the babybay
bedside co sleeper crib! In her review, The
MonarchMommy talks about the uniqueness and customizability of the babybay
bedside co sleeper crib as well as highlights many of the great qualities
of the babybay. 

Here are some of the Top Reasons MonarchMommy likes
babybay: 

 

Safety – made of solid beechwood, manufactured in
Germany and is made to the highest European standards.

Non-toxic finish – no or low VOC – natural
antibacterial and antistatic protection

Durability – “There’s no plywood or plastic here, just
strong sturdy beechwood, so you can feel confident that it’s not a flimsy piece
of furniture that won’t stand the test of time. The babybay® will absolutely
last through more than one child!”

Versatility – can transform into bassinet, crib or
even a bench – “A crib that doubles as a bassinet, co-sleeper, and a bench
once baby’s outgrown it? Yes please!” – The MonarchMommy

Safety certified by the Juvenile Products
Manufacturer’s Association (JPMA), ASTM international child safety standards,
and TUV/GS (German Safety Approval)

 

“Once you’ve got the babybay® set up against the bed, you’ve
created a perfect little sleep nest for you and your baby. It’s like
bed-sharing and co-sleeping without losing even an inch of your own sleep
space. Baby is within arm’s reach for those late-night feedings, and best of
all, baby is close AND safe in the babybay®.” – The MonarchMommy

 

Below is an excerpt of the review:

Enter the babybay! I only wish I’d known about this great baby sleep
solution before my little ones were born. It’s something that gives you options
and a customizability that I haven’t seen in baby sleep setups before. Want to
know what it’s all about? Here you go! 

What exactly is a babybay®? The babybay® is more than just a
co-sleeper, it’s a bedside sleeper that actually attaches securely to any
regular bed (with or without a boxspring). It is made out of locally-sourced
beechwood, so it’s sustainable AND offers natural antibacterial and antistatic
protection. The babybay® is manufactured in Germany and is made to the highest
European standards. There are four finishes to choose from, and each is done
with a high-quality water-based finish that is non-toxic and no or low VOC.
That definitely promotes a safe sleeping environment for your precious little
bundle. The height of the platform of the babybay® is fully adjustable, so it
will fit most bed heights with ease.

Once you’ve got the babybay® set up against the bed, you’ve
created a perfect little sleep nest for you and your baby. It’s like
bed-sharing and co-sleeping without losing even an inch of your own sleep
space. Baby is within arm’s reach for those late-night feedings, and best of
all, baby is close AND safe in the babybay®. The babybay® is nice and sturdy
too. There’s no plywood or plastic here, just strong sturdy beechwood, so you
can feel confident that it’s not a flimsy piece of furniture that won’t stand
the test of time. The babybay® will absolutely last through more than one
child!

Learn more about the babybay bedside co
sleeper crib
on our website.

Get Better Rest for the Whole Family with Baby Bedside Sleeper

We know you want the best for your newborn. That’s why babybay offers an all-natural %LINK% made from solid wood — with no toxic wood glues, cheap fillers, plastics, or other harmful chemicals. Next to your arms, the baby crib is where your newborn spends the most of his or her time…don’t you think you should give them the best?

Our baby bedside sleepers are handcrafted in Germany out of locally sourced beech wood, which is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-static.  Our beechwood is sustainably sourced which means, for every tree we use, we plant another. babybay is invested not only in making the first years of your child’s life safe and comfortable but in building a brighter, more sustainable future for your child. As a leading provider of baby life products, social responsibility is at the forefront of all our actions and product decisions.  Our baby bedside sleeper also has the highest ratings in health and safety.

Check out our website for more information on our baby bedside sleeper and accessories. 

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