How to Choose a Baby Lounger Bed

A baby lounger is a soft pillow specially designed to allow your baby to comfortably lounge, play, or sleep on it.

Most baby loungers (also called nest beds or baby pillows) have a groove in the middle which secures the baby into the lounger and prevents her from falling or rolling out. Most also support the head in a secure way. Baby loungers can be used almost anywhere provided the surface is flat and the environment is safe for the baby.

They are also lightweight and can easily be moved from one room to another or to the backyard without any difficulty, and their portability makes them perfect for travel.

Baby loungers are great for letting your baby nap close to you while you can get other things done, and can also be helpful when playing with baby or even breastfeeding with support. An important thing to remember is that these devices are not intended to be used in the baby's crib for sleeping, and they should always be used with supervision where you can keep an eye on your little one.

So how do you select the best nest bed lounger for your baby? Here are some of the things to look out for when buying a baby lounger.

Material

Baby lounger nest bed

When buying baby products, safety and comfort come first. The material of a product is a key determinant of whether a product is safe or not. Babies’ skins tend to be sensitive therefore it is advisable to go for materials that are soft and gentle on their skins. You should also look out for a breathable material that allows air to freely circulate in and out of the lounger. A non-breathable material can be sweaty and can end up irritating the baby’s skin.

Cotton is believed to be one of the most breathable fabrics and it also happens to be very soft. Therefore, a baby lounger made from cotton would be a great choice. Also, ensure the material you choose does not contain harmful chemicals or allergens that can trigger an allergic reaction.

Size and weight

 

Baby lounger pillow bed with adjustable bumpers
Before buying a lounger, it is important to consider whether the lounger will accommodate the height and weight of your baby. Most baby loungers are designed according to the standard size of a baby per age. However, some babies tend to be taller and chubbier than others and may require larger loungers. Better yet, you can choose a baby lounger with an adjustable bumper to accommodate the size of the baby as he or she grows.

In addition to this, the weight of a lounger determines its portability. Therefore, if you are always traveling and you want a lounger that you can carry along, ensure you get a lightweight lounger.

 

Intended purpose

    Baby in lounger bed with adjustable leg pillows

    Baby loungers are generally used as a safe nest where your baby can lounge and relax when they are awake. However, there are multipurpose loungers that can be used for co-sleeping, tummy time, baby massages, or even as a bedside bassinet.

    A baby lounger can also be used as a portable travel bed. If you are a frequent traveler, ensure you get a lounger that has a transport bag, it’s easy to fold, and its’ lightweight. When buying a baby lounger, think about how you would like to use it and get one that meets your individual needs.            

    Washable covers

    Part of taking care of a baby is cleaning after their mess. Frequent cleaning is important because it makes the baby more comfortable and eliminates health conditions that can arise from unhygienic surfaces. When buying a lounger, choose the one with removable and washable covers that can easily be washed whenever they get messy.

    Baby sleeping in lounger nest bed

    In conclusion, if you are looking for a safe and cozy place to put your baby while you get other things done, then a baby lounger might be just what you need. When getting a lounger for your baby, always review its features and go for the one that meets your needs, and most importantly, it is safe for the baby.

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