—— How to Choose the Most Suitable Textile Bedding & Accessories For Baby Cots and Cribs.
Table of Contents
- Under 2 Months
- 2 – 3 Months
- 0 – 6 Months
- 6 – 12 Months
- Beyond 12 Months
About Our Team
Welcome to our Fabric Bedding Guide. We specialize in creating a safe sleeping environment for infants by customizing and producing fabric bedding that is tailored to babies aged 0-36 months. To better meet the sleeping needs of infants at different developmental stages, our team proactively seeks to understand the bedding that is suitable for infants. Our goal is to offer a complete range of baby sleeping clothes and bedding accessories.
Baby’s Sleep Safety
As a manufacturer of baby items, we understand that parents want their little ones to sleep peacefully and safely. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a heartbreaking tragedy that can occur due to sleep-related causes, so it’s important for all people to take action in reducing the risk of SIDS. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reviews all infant deaths related to sleep and provides recommendations on how to reduce these risks while ensuring suitable bedding for babies. That’s why our team has decided to take action.
Under 2 Months
Newborn babies may sleep and eat at all hours of the day and night, so it’s important to get sleep whenever possible to ensure your baby is growing appropriately. To help your baby sleep steadily, you can use a cot swaddle wrap, which adds warmth on cold nights and can help the baby feel like they’re still in the mother’s womb. Swaddling also helps prevent the baby from getting scared by loud sounds while lying alone in the cot bed sheet. It’s important to remove any other items, such as blankets, pillows, and stuffed toys, as they can increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
2 – 3 Months
Babies over 2 months may start to stretch, kick, move their arms, and control their head movements, and may want to play more easily on the bed. We highly recommend using a baby wearable cot sleep sack, which can come in the form of a zippered sleeping sack or a sleeping bag with snaps on the shoulder. Be sure to pay attention to the size of the sleeping sack, as only the 0-6M size will fit well. Both types of sleep sacks offer enough space for the baby to move freely. At 2 months, babies may experience the pain of intestinal colic, and laying them on a soft cot sleeping sack can help them feel more comfortable.
0 – 6 Months
For the first 6 months after birth, it is important for newborns to sleep on a separate, firm surface. When covering the mattress, it is recommended to only use a fitted sheet to avoid the risk of suffocation, as a loose or flappy cot sheet could cover the baby’s face. To keep the baby warm on cold nights and provide a sense of security, a cot swaddle wrap or a suitable-sized sleep sack can be used. It is advisable to use a cot sleeping sack with a zipper.
6 – 12 Months
To ensure the safety of babies while sleeping at night, when your baby is alone, it is not recommended to cover them with a blanket if they are under 12 months old. However, you can use a blanket when you’re outside, for example, when using a stroller for your baby. After a baby reaches 12 months of age or is able to walk, a cot bed canopy can be introduced to allow for playtime with toddlers.
Beyond 12 Months
By 12 months old, babies are likely busy working on big skills like walking and talking. You can help your child take those first steps by holding their hands or moving furniture so they can easily reach it and “cruise” from place to place. They are full of energy and desire to learn, and you can introduce them to crib cot sheets and cot bed canopies for playtime. These soft cot designs allow babies to be comfortable while playing.