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How Long Can a Baby Sleep in a Bassinet and Other Baby Safety Tips

Parents are always asking “How long can a baby sleep in a bassinet?” It’s a great question! Parents bringing home their newborn often choose to have their baby sleep in a bassinet for the first few months. This allows the baby to sleep close by which helps with feeding, bonding, and overall convenience. A bassinet provides a safe space for a baby to sleep. Particularly with an Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper®Bassinet, a baby can sleep within arm’s reach to parents in a safe and secure space. While it’s not something that you absolutely need, like diapers, a bassinet is a great baby product because it can also be easily moved when needed.  That’s why it's one of the most popular baby...

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'Safe Infant Sleep' by Dr. James McKenna

Here at Arm's Reach, we are lucky to have had the opportunity to consult with the most important experts in the world concerning infant development.  We are so proud to be mentioned in Dr. James McKenna's new book, Safe Infant Sleep. For those of you who are not familiar with Dr. McKenna, he is recognized as the world’s leading authority on mother-infant cosleeping in relationship to breastfeeding and SIDS. In addition to his many fellowships and awards, he ran the Mother Baby Behavioral Sleep Lab at University of Notre Dame. He teaches, lectures and  has published over 139 refereed scientific articles in diverse medical and anthropological journals on co-sleeping, breastfeeding, evolutionary medicine and SIDS, both here and abroad. Dr. McKenna has just written a...

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Pregnancy & Newborn likes our bedside manner

Our friends at Pregnancy & Newborn magazine are experts at recommending all the best baby gear.  We are happy that we are we are on their list for gear to create a safe sleeping environment for baby's first year.   Here they feature our Versatile Co-Sleeper. This beauty got its name because it adapts to all types of beds.  It is adjustable in 1" increments so it fits to all height beds. The feet are retractible so it can go under a bed or it can sit next to a platform bed. If you want, you can add the strap and plate to attach it to the parent bed too.  It comes with everything you need to get started, including...

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