If you are looking to get a peaceful night’s sleep then you might well be considering a baby sleep positioner to help your little loved one get a great sleep and wake up with a smile on their face. For busy moms and dads, a baby positioner makes a lot of sense, safety and for sleep!
So what exactly is a baby sleep positioner?
As you can imagine, it’s a specially designed aide that helps your baby sleep in a specific position. Young babies usually sleep on their back in the first few months until they are able to turn over by themselves. At this stage they have developed strong enough muscles to move their head and body to get the best sleep position and to ensure they can still breathe safely.
You can get positioners for the cot or crib, and positioners to go in the baby’s stroller or even wrap-around sling positioners to allow the infant to be strapped to yourself while on the move. Handy for those busy days when baby needs to sleep and life goes on for mom and dad!
They also make great gifts for new moms and dads. at Baby Showers.
A baby sleep positioner has a number of key benefits:
• Helps give the parent peace of mind knowing that their baby is sleeping the right way
• Helps to keep the baby on it’s back during the first few months
• Helps prevent their heads and necks from rolling too far either side while asleep
• Helps to reduce stress to neck vertebrae
• Helps reduce reflux
• Helps babies sleep when they are congested (keeps the mucus away from the chest)
• Helps babies sleep while mom and dad are busy
Whatever the need, a positioner makes a lot of sense. We don’t always have the luxury of time to be able to do very little all day every day. Sometimes we need to get things done and that means letting your new child have a much needed rest while you tend to the rest of life’s demands that are thrown at you.
When looking for a suitable baby sleep positioner, it must meet certain requirements (so it pays to stick to trusted and tested brands wherever possible) so it needs to be nice and soft to touch, yet firm enough to prevent suffocation. A wedge positioner is the most common type while a sling allows for more versatility for the parent if busy, and also to help the child sleep on his or her side.
All in all, it helps the whole family get a good night’s sleep, and so helps the everyone relax and find a new rhythm with the new addition to their family!