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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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Newborn Won't Sleep in A Bassinet? Try These 4 Tips.

When a newborn won’t sleep in a bassinet, the parents likely don’t either. This can lead to physical and mental exhaustion, especially if you find that your newborn prefers to only sleep in your arms.  The first few days you might deem this as cute and a time for bonding, but soon parents come to realize that a baby needs to sleep in their own bassinet. There are other reasons why putting a baby to sleep in a bassinet is important. The first reason is safety. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a newborn should sleep on a flat and firm surface for safety reasons. This includes crib, bassinet or pack and play.  These guidelines are part of safe...

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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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