Talking of parenting, I want to tell all fellow parents that you have committed yourself to the most rewarding yet most arduous task in life - that is the task of parenting a new baby, of raising a child. A country's culture and practices impact parenting and raising a child as much as it influences food and festivals. These influences can be seen in the way we dress our baby, the way in which we feed our baby, and also in the way we make small babies sleep or children sleep.
Co-sleeping is widely practiced in India and is popular in the Indian style of parenting. As true with most things, opinion on children or babies co-sleeping with parents versus babies independent sleeping or babies sleeping independently in a cot differs from parents to parents.
There are many advantages of parents co-sleeping with babies, a lot of mothers find co-sleeping with babies a lot more convenient for managing night feeds. However, there are many arguments in favour of making the child sleep independently too. And a lot of parents, mothers, and fathers will rage about how a simple piece of baby furniture, a baby cot has improved their lives.
It, of course, boils down to personal choice, but if you are considering independent sleeping for babies, then it is advisable to invest in a good baby cot for your baby so that it can be used from day one of the baby's arrival. A newborn baby cot also comes with a lot of features and varieties and it is recommended that you understand your options by having a look at baby cots online and then buy a baby cot.
A baby cot has a lot of advantages, especially for mothers who look after the baby alone for the most part of the day. The infant cot will not only get used during the night time but will prove to be a piece of very helpful baby furniture in managing your baby during the day as well.
There are many advantages to letting your baby sleep in a baby cot, like:
1. Baby can sleep more peacefully without getting disturbed:
When sleeping in a baby cot, your baby will be able to sleep peacefully and get a night of undisturbed sleep. Often, if your baby sleeps with you in the same bed, your or your partner's movements can disturb the baby's sleep, waking him/her up and in turn waking you up to put the baby back to sleep.
2. No danger of baby rolling off from the bed:
If you manage your baby alone during the day then sometimes going to the bathroom can also become tricky! If your baby is a few months old and is awake and you have to go to the toilet then you will definitely face the dilemma of how to leave the baby alone? But if the baby is in the baby cot then you can be sure that the baby won't fall off accidentally and hurt him/herself as all baby cots have a railing for child safety.
Adding a few baby cot accessories like a child mobile to the cot will keep the baby entertained in the baby cot too! Till the time your baby does not learn to get up and stand on his or her own, you can easily let your baby sleep, play or simply lie down awake in the baby cot as you do other work or take rest yourself
3. Sleep training of baby can be started right from birth:
Babies that sleep with their mothers ask to be fed more often during the night as the physical proximity with the mother, her smell and the disturbances due to sleeping with adults tend to make the baby demand more night-time feeds. This frequent waking up in the night is detrimental for sleep training. Once the baby gets used to sleeping with parents the habit will be very hard to break or change when as they grow up.
For mothers who breastfeed their babies and babies who like to be breastfed multiple times during the night, using a baby cot that can be attached to the bed is a good option. One can easily take care of the night time feeds without having to wake up fully, or without making your baby too restless. When your baby sleeps near you safely in the baby cot, you will be able to hear your baby's cries or stirring and immediately tend to your baby.
A baby cot will help you to let your baby sleep safely, without them running the risk of getting accidentally hurt either by you rolling over them or accidentally stepping over their delicate body. Please remember for baby cot safety, it is very important that you make your baby sleep on her/his back in the baby cot to avoid the dangers of SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It is an important thing to remember and pay attention to when you make your baby sleep in the cot for ensuring the safety of your baby.
There are different types of baby cots available in the market these days, and a lot of them can also be attached to the grownups bed. This means that you can easily breastfeed your baby in the middle of the night, without the need to get up and go all the way from your bed to your baby's cot. Baby cot's come with adjustable side railings or foldable railing which allow you to keep them next to your bed.
As you will use the baby cot, I am sure you will find more advantages as it is really a piece of useful baby furniture to have in the house.
Also, remember that a baby cot can be used right from the time of birth till your baby is double the height of the side railings of the baby cot. One can easily buy a baby cot online and it is an option that will save you a lot of hassle.
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