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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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Spotlight on Cambria

It's the start of a new week, and we thought we would get things going over here by shining a spotlight on one of our favorite Co-Sleeper bassinets in some new colors.   The Cambria bassinet is our one of our best selling models. This beauty has elegantly curved wood sides, quilted fabric, and automatically adds a bit of style to any room.   Parents love it because it has mesh on all sides - great for visibility and air flow, deep baskets below for all those little things that baby needs, and side pockets as well. The Cambria works in two modes - either as a bedside bassinet that securely attaches to the parent bed or as a freestanding...

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