From the moment our baby is born, there is this urge to just cuddle him anytime of the day. And despite my mother’s warning not to carry him often, I still do. I can’t resist putting my face near his and smell his tiny lips. Nor can’t I stop myself from rocking him in my arms until I see his cute little smile. Even my mother would sneak at night and cuddle our little prince.
Nap time in his Babycuddle bed
If not in my arms, our SumoSam (how I fondly call our newborn) is comfortably sleeping in his Babycuddle bed. It is a gift we got from a new mommy friend who only wished for a good night sleep for her twins. Inspired from Danish baby beds, the cot is designed to replicate the baby’s experience of a closed environment. This makes his transition from the mother’s womb to his new world smoother and easier. The ends at the bottom can be untied as well to make more room as the baby grows.
SumoSam has been using his babycuddle bed for a week now. He seems so comfortable in it. Even his not so big brother would try the cot when our newborn is in my arms. I let him try it. He seems pleased and enjoys the comfort the bed gives him.
Nighttime sleep in his Babycuddle bed
We also use the babycuddle bed not only during daytime but also at night. It is placed on my left side where our infant sleeps. And because I share the bed with my two boys – Sumsosam at 1 week old and our Little Man at nearly two years old – I stay between them.
When our newborn cries for milk, I would easily lift and nurse him. Then I simply slip him back to his Babycuddle bed after I find him contented and asleep again.
Though it would be easier to disregard the cuddle bed and just position him beside me, I find it prudent to use the bed. With the Babycuddle bed, I am assured that he will not be hurt as the bed itself safeguards him. It has bumpers all around that makes the baby feel snug and safe.
Easy travel with his Babycuddle bed
Since our discharge from the hospital, we stay at my mom’s house. Looking after the three school boys’ needs is pretty overwhelming that my mom suggested she will do the morning preparation I was tasked to do before. She also cooks our meal and before leaving for work, she makes sure everything I need is just within easy reach.
But there are times I need to go online because of work. The pocket wifi I have would often fail me so I would ask husband to secretly help me go to our house. Ours is just a few blocks away.
So there are times we would swing from one house to another. I would immediately settle him in his bed without him knowing of the transfer.
Momi recommends Babycuddle bed
Your nearness and touch help your baby regulate vital functions, such as heart rate, breathing patterns, hormone levels, blood pressure and temperature. Cuddling your baby also provides him with social benefits for years afterwards.
At times that I need to tend to other tasks, I simply slip him into his Babycuddle bed. Seems like he doesn’t feel the difference though, of the bed from my arms. Perhaps it is the safe bumpers all around that the bed provides, truly making my baby feel warm and safe.