I hadn’t even heard of the Cocooonababy with my first two girls, but when it came to baby number three, I was eager to find a portable sleeping space that could follow us around the house and make it easier to have our newborn close at all times. Friends raved about the Cocoonababy, so I decided it was a must to test out for ourselves.
We welcomed our little baby boy Elliot at the end of April and brought him home at five days old. The first couple of days were spent settling into life as a family of five, and the Cocoonababy almost slipped my mind. I finally took the plunge and got it out, and I am so glad I did. It is Elliot’s favourite place to sleep.
The idea is simple, this bed has been designed to mimic the mother’s womb. Your baby’s head can move freely in it, while preventing flat head syndrome in the process. The bed is slightly inclined as well, which helps prevent relieve reflux, while also allowing your baby to interact with you when awake instead of just staring at the ceiling.
Elliot settles in the Cocoonababy immediately and gets the best sleep (even with his sisters running about around him). I love that I can move it around the house to whereever we are, putting it in his cot, or simply laying it next to me and the girls while we play.