Renting a co-sleeper: tips and benefits at a glance

Een co-sleeper huren: tips en voordelen op een rijtje - Tiny Library
  1. What is a co sleeper?
  2. What are the advantages of a co-sleeper?
  3. How long have you been using a co-sleeper?
  4. 4x the best co-sleeper
  5. Rent or buy a co-sleeper?
  6. When from crib to crib?

1. What is a co-sleeper?

A co-sleeper is a crib that you can use as a separate crib, but also as a bedside bed. You then attach the co-sleeper to your own bed with safety straps. There is an upright side between the parental bed and the co-sleeper, which can be lowered so that you can easily reach your baby. That makes it ideal for feeding your baby at night. The co-sleeper is a beautiful and practical solution to have your baby close to you during the first months, while your baby is safely in his or her own bed.

2. What are the advantages of a co-sleeper?

Co-sleeping can make a positive contribution to your baby's brain development. It is also ideal if you have just given birth, since as a mother you do not always have to get out of bed to feed or comfort your baby. In addition to these advantages, there are other advantages of the co-sleeper :

  • It promotes bonding between mother and child.
  • Attachment contributes to emotional, social and cognitive development of the brain.
  • It ensures that your baby is less tearful.
  • Babies who sleep alone in a room are twice as likely to die from SIDS than children who sleep with their parents.
  • Mother and child fall asleep faster.
  • It helps newborn babies regulate their breathing and heart rate.
  • Your baby recognizes your scent, which makes him or her feel safe.

Read more about the benefits of a co-sleeper: benefits co-sleeper

3. How long do you use a co-sleeper?

A co-sleeper is no longer safe as soon as your baby can roll over or sit on his own, which is usually when your baby is 6 months old. It is therefore advisable to take the co-sleeper out of the door as soon as your baby can roll over independently to avoid danger. You can then transfer to a crib.

Further reading: From co-sleeper to crib .

4. 4x the best co-sleeper

Co-sleepers come in all shapes and sizes. With most co-sleepers it is possible to fold down the open side adjacent to the parental bed to feed your baby. With some co-sleepers it is even possible to tilt the bed so that your baby lies with the head up. This is very useful if your baby suffers from reflux, for example. It is important that when you go to sleep you put the side of the bed side up again. This prevents your baby from rolling into the parental bed. We have listed our favorites especially for you:

  1. Bednest co-sleeper

  • Beautiful wooden design
  • Sliding axle allows for many different height positions (between 42 and 78 cm)
  • Can be used as a bassinet, carrycot, moses basket and co-sleeper
  • Has a reflux mode
  • Well suited next to a co-sleeper
  • Relatively heavy
  1. Chicco next to me Magic

  • Relatively wide mattress, so that it can be used for longer
  • Has 11 different height settings (between 43 and 58 cm)
  • Has a swing position
  • Can be tilted for reflux
  1. White wooden co-sleeper

  • Scandinavian design
  • Narrow, ideal for a small room
  • Suitable for next to a box spring (adjustable in 3 different heights: 52, 58 and 64 cm high)
  • No reflux and swing position
  1. Moses basket Happy Baby Claro

  • Looks very cozy in your bedroom
  • Secure feeling for baby
  • Made of palm leaf
  • Not connected to your mattress
  • No different heights

5. Why rent a co-sleeper?

Because you use a co-sleeper for a relatively short time, it is an ideal product to rent. You do not know in advance when you will let your child sleep in his or her own room, this is often between 3 and 6 months. After 6 months it is recommended to switch to a cot, then a child will pull up. When you no longer need the co-sleeper, simply send it back and you won't have to worry about it anymore. This way you save time, money and space!

The advantages at a glance:

  • You only use it for a short time (up to 6 months approximately)
  • For rent from € 15.00 per month
  • Always professionally cleaned
  • No hassle with Marktplaats ;)

What our customers say about renting:

“Very handy that this service exists! We rented a co-sleeper (it looked like new!), after 5 weeks our daughter was ready for her cot so the co-sleeper was no longer necessary. Renting is much cheaper this way and we don't have to store it anywhere now.”

Still unsure? Read 4x answers to your concerns here

6. When from crib to crib?

A cosleeper is a safe place to sleep for your baby, but only for the first 3 to 6 months. You then switch from crib to crib. A crib is no longer safe when your baby is 6 months old. This is because your baby then becomes more mobile and can roll over and sit. He can then roll against the side or even fall out of the crib. You will also notice that the cradle simply becomes too small. A crib is a wonderful place for your baby to sleep in for the first few months. It gives the sheltered feeling of the womb.

When your baby has grown out of a co-sleeper, a crib is the safest sleeping place for your baby. This is because the sides consist of bars. Because the sides are not completely closed, your baby cannot become short of breath while turning when he or she comes to lie with his mouth and nose against the side wall. A cot is suitable until your baby is about 3 years old.

Further reading: when from crib to crib

7. Rent a cosleeper from Tiny Library

I rented a co-sleeper for 6 months. I thought it was a very nice and fast service! Tiny Library was very flexible. I'm so glad we could use a co-sleeper in this way sustainably and cheaply! - Laura Veen

Why rent baby products from Tiny Library?

  1. Reliable service – The products are professionally cleaned and checked.
  2. Top brands for a low monthly fee – Save up to 70% on the new price of the product.
  3. A better world for your baby – By renting you contribute to a more sustainable future.

At Tiny Library you can easily rent your layette. Safe, sustainable and often cheaper than purchasing new products. Curious about all products? You can find them here .

Read further:

  • 9 tips for a sustainable stock list
  • Renting a layette: 4x answers to your concerns 
  • Sustainable alternative: rent your baby equipment
  • Renting baby products versus buying second-hand

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