What Age Is Safe Co-Sleeping? – A Step By Step Guide

Babies of few months and 2 years sleep in co-sleeping because we understand that most children if we respect their needs for affection and security, end up sleeping with their parents in the same bed.

This, however, is not exclusive that they can sleep in a co-sleeper, first because there are children who do not want to sleep with their parents (they pass heat, move too much, wake up when the parents move, etc.), and secondly because there are parents who simply prefer that each one have a defined place at bedtime. Before you read further make sure to check our article on using a co-sleeper.

A Complete Guide On Age For Co-Sleeping

Children, however, cannot sleep anywhere and, in the same way, that when collecting, certain rules must be taken into account so that it is not dangerous, cots must have certain characteristics to be considered safe. The co-sleeper must be approved. The BOE lists the rules and guidelines that manufacturers must follow to make a co-sleeper a safe place for children to sleep. When buying a co-sleeper we must make sure that it complies with this regulation.

Make sure to read our article on best co-sleeper for your baby. I am sure you would love to read it.

That has a correct distance between the bars. The distance should not be too small, where a finger can be trapped, or too large where you can enter the head, for example. The correct distance would be between 4.5 and 6.5 cm. Moreover, it is not made with toxic materials. This is logical, but today you go to know … the materials cannot be toxic to the baby.

It is possible that he/she suck the bars and even that, when he/she grow up and stand on feet, can nibble the handrail. In addition, the barrier is fixed strongly when it does not have to move, so that only mom and dad are able to lower it and raise it. The minimum width of the co-sleeper is 60 cm and that it is at least 20 cm longer than the child.

The height of the base of the co-sleeper, where the baby will sleep, must also be modifiable: from about 60 cm from the ground at the beginning to 30 cm when the child grows and we lower the base. It should not have protections. Until now they were used so that the child did not hurt himself, but it is possible that he gets too close to them and cannot breathe well. Have the decorations, stickers or drawings well attached or painted, so that the child cannot tear them off.

Have wheels that can lock (at least two should be blocked). When the baby stands up, we should move the co sleeper away from windows, sofas or beds so that he cannot use them to help him out. In addition, you will have to lower the mattress to a lower position to prevent it from going out alone. There should be no cushions, no stuffed animals, no loose bedding.

The above mention ideas will definitely help you in sleeping your baby in co-sleeper. In this way, the co-sleeper will also be adjusted and there will be no gaps where the baby can be trapped in some way. Also check our article on if co-sleepers are safe or not.

Sarah Morgan
 

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