Moses baskets, bassinets and co-sleepers are designed for newborn babies to sleep in for the first few months. They provide cosy and reassuring confined space for your child. However, it's not essential that your new baby sleep in one. It's fine for a newborn to use a crib from the start.
Generally, loungers are not for sleeping. But some new designs can be safely used for nap time and co-sleeping. You will also find baby loungers that can also serve as a space for changing diapers, massaging the infant, and for tummy time.
Here are a few of my top Moses Baskets and Baby Loungers for 2020…
The Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) recommendations are for babies up to 1 year of age. Talk with your pediatrician if you have questions about any of the recommendations listed.
Keep soft objects, loose bedding, or any objects that could increase the risk of entrapment, suffocation, or strangulation out of the baby's sleep area. These include pillows, quilts, comforters, sheepskins, blankets, toys, bumper pads or similar products that attach to crib slats or sides. If you are worried about your baby getting cold, you can use infant sleep clothing, such as a wearable blanket. In general, your baby should be dressed with only one layer more than you are wearing.
It is fine to swaddle your baby. However, make sure that the baby is always on his or her back when swaddled. The swaddle should not be too tight or make it hard for the baby to breathe or move his or her hips. When your baby looks like he or she is trying to roll over, you should stop swaddling.