Co-Sleeper is a small bed that attaches to the side of an adult bed, allowing you to sleep close to your baby without sharing the same bed.
There are many benefits to using a co-sleeper, both for baby and for parents. For baby, sleeping close to parents can help them feel secure and comforted. It can also help them regulate their breathing and body temperature. For parents, sleeping next to their baby can make it easier to breastfeed or soothe a crying baby.
The main difference between a co-sleeper and a bassinet is that a co-sleeper can be place to the side of an adult bed with an open side for easy access to you child, while a bassinet stands alone. This means that you can sleep next to your baby in a co-sleeper (like this Air bedside crib from Shnuggle), but not in a bassinet.
When choosing a co-sleeper, you should consider the co-sleeper you choose is high adjustable, so that it can be at the right high with your existing bed. You will also want to make sure that the co-sleeper has a sturdy base to ensure safety for your baby; and is made from breathable materials or design that allow air-flow either with mesh material like this Dreamtime Sleeper from Love N Care; or crib like design like this Neat Bedside Sleeper from Boori
A co-sleeper can be used from newborn until baby is around 6 months old or when they start to roll over.
When placing your baby in the co-sleeper, you should always put them on their back and make sure that they are not able to roll over. You should also use a light blanket or sheet to cover them, as they may kick it off during the night.
There are some safety concerns that you should be aware of when using a co-sleeper. The most important thing is to make sure that the co-sleeper is placed securely against the side of your bed so that it cannot move during the night. You should also never put pillows or other soft items in the co-sleeper with your baby as this could create a risk of suffocation. Finally, always make sure to use breathable materials or design to reduce the risk of overheating.