How To Use Your Nest
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How To Use Your Nest

Can Nests be used for sleep and overnight sleep?

Nests are not intended for overnight sleep.

You should always supervise your baby in the nest, whether awake or asleep. 

For overnight sleep, or for any time that you are not able to supervise, you should move your baby to a bare product subject to a mandatory sleep standard (such as a bassinet, Moses basket, crib/cot, cradle, or play yard), on their back.

Children older than one year of age and otherwise ready to sleep in a big-kid or toddler bed on their own may use a nest in their “big-kid bed”.

 

How do I travel with my Nest?

The nest is an ideal travel companion for parents with babies and toddlers.

Our Nest comes with it’s very own stylish but handy travel bag, helping to keep your nest protected while on the go. 

The Nest can easily be checked as luggage and you won’t need to bring baby up to the hotel room to lounge during the day, as you have the luxury of having your little one relax under an umbrella with you.

Can I carry my baby in the Nest?

No. It is not safe to carry your baby in the nest.

While nests themselves are very portable, you must remove your child before transporting your nest, even for short distances.

Can I swaddle my baby in the Nest?

You can place your properly swaddled baby, on their back, in the nest. When a baby exhibits signs of attempting to roll, swaddling should no longer be used. A child placed in a nest should be dressed appropriately for the temperature of the room.

Can I use my Nest in a crib/cot, cradle, bassinet and/or play yard?

The Nest can be used in a toddler bed or big-kid bed, once the child is otherwise ready for such a sleep setting, and then only placed at a height that allows the child to safely descend on their own.

We do not recommend this for newborn infants.

Can I use the Nest for bedsharing (or co-sleeping)?

Until there is more of a global consensus on mandatory standards for products offered for bedsharing (sometimes called co-sleeping), we do not recommend this.

Product Care

Can I place a waterproof cloth under the baby to keep the Nest clean or use the Nest on a waterproof sheet?

We strongly advise against placing anything in the nest with the baby. Blankets (and pillows) present a suffocation risk if the baby should roll over onto baby’s tummy in the nest, and can also lead to overheating. A child placed in a nest should be dressed appropriately for the temperature of the room.

How do I care for the mattress pad?

Avoid folding and creasing the pad. Do not squish the nest, or store it bunched up.  Do not machine wash or tumble dry the pad, as doing so can cause permanently folding and creasing of the pad.

Hand wash the mattress pad in cold water and lay flat to dry completely.

Should I wash my Nest before using?

The nests are clean and do not require washing. We only handle them with gloves during the sewing process. If you wish to wash the dock prior to the first use, be sure to follow the washing instructions which can be found Here.

Can I tumble dry my Nest cover?

Yes you can. However, we recommend that you air dry for a longer lasting and better looking product.

What temperature do I wash my Nest Cover at?

For more product washing instructions Click Here.

Safety

Do you use any flame retardants?

Absolutely Not.

We do not use any flame retardants in any part of our baby nest, as our products meet the appropriate flammability tests without the addition of such chemicals. 

The materials used in the Nest are Oeko-Tex certified as not containing harmful chemicals.

Can Nests be used for sleep and overnight sleep?

Nests are not intended for overnight sleep.

You should always supervise your baby in the nest, whether awake or asleep. 

For overnight sleep, or for any time that you are not able to supervise, you should move your baby to a bare product subject to a mandatory sleep standard (such as a bassinet, Moses basket, crib/cot, cradle, or play yard), on their back.

Children older than one year of age and otherwise ready to sleep in a big-kid or toddler bed on their own may use a nest in their “big-kid bed”.

Can I carry my baby in the Nest?

No. It is not safe to carry your baby in the nest.

While nests themselves are very portable, you must remove your child before transporting your nest, even for short distances.

Can I swaddle my baby in the Nest?

You can place your properly swaddled baby, on their back, in the nest. When a baby exhibits signs of attempting to roll, swaddling should no longer be used. A child placed in a nest should be dressed appropriately for the temperature of the room.

Can I use my Nest in a crib/cot, cradle, bassinet and/or play yard?

The Nest can be used in a toddler bed or big-kid bed, once the child is otherwise ready for such a sleep setting, and then only placed at a height that allows the child to safely descend on their own.

We do not recommend this for newborn infants.

Can I use the Nest for bedsharing (or co-sleeping)?

Until there is more of a global consensus on mandatory standards for products offered for bedsharing (sometimes called co-sleeping), we do not recommend this.

Is the Nest breathable?

Yes, the Nests are designed and tested for air-permeability. 

To what standards are nests tested?

We comply with British Standards.

Questions

What is a “Nest”?

Our nest provides a safe place for your baby to rest and can travel with you anywhere.

It is the ideal spot for children.

Supervised lounging, play, cuddling, diaper changes and tummy time.

 

What materials are used to make the Nests?

All materials used to make the nest are sourced from world-leading suppliers of materials and have non-toxic properties, meeting Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX, which tests for numerous harmful substances in baby products.

Our nests are made up of the following materials: 

Cover = 100% cotton

Bumper Tube = 100% polyester

Mattress Pad = 100% polyester

Pad Cover = 100% cotton

What is Tummy Time and how can I use the Nest to help?

Tummy time is the practice of placing your little one on his or her tummy while awake and supervised to help improve motor skills and strengthen head, neck and shoulder muscles. Some research suggests that babies who spend time on their tummies will achieve other milestones such as rolling over, supporting themselves on all fours, and crawling earlier.

The nest is the ideal spot to let your little one spend time on their tummies because the rounded sides help to prop up your baby when placed under his or her arms.

To practice tummy time with your little one in the nest, place the baby in nest with the rounded tube under the baby’s chest and armpits with his arms out in front of them. This position also allows for play and observation. By propping baby up on the sides, tummy time instantly becomes easier and more comfortable for everyone.

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