Have you just welcomed a beautiful new bundle of joy into your life? Or perhaps you are in the final stages of preparations and waiting patiently for the day that bump becomes baby!
Of the many decisions that you need to make, where your baby will sleep for the early months of their life is one of the most important ones. Not only will this affect the safety and comfort of the new precious member of your family but it will also have a massive impact on you as a new mom. Of course, this is the case for all types of birth but if you are planning to have a c section, you will soon see that where your baby sleeps is crucial to your levels of comfort.
Delivering your baby via c section means that the amount that you can move and lift in the early weeks, in particular the first 6 weeks, will be limited. However, this does not mean in any way that you need to feel deprived of precious moments to bond with your baby. Choosing the right bassinet for c section will go a long way in making sure that you can care and bond well with your baby as well as minimizing the risk of doing anything that could stint your recovery. Here are a few of the main things to consider.
One of the key elements to recovery following a c section is not moving around too much in the early weeks (although your doctor will likely recommend a level of movement). Having a beautiful newborn bassinet that is heavy and needs to stay in one place will be your worst enemy. Instead, look for an option that can easily be moved from room to room. This will allow you to have your baby by your side both night and day, without the need for unnecessary effort.
Co-sleeping is a wonderful option for many mums, especially those who choose to breastfeed and those who have had a c section. There are many bassinets on the market today that allow for safe co-sleeping from the day you bring your newborn home. This means that mom can comfort soothe and care for her baby while still lying comfortably in her own bed. One thing to bear in mind with these bassinets though is that to use them in the co-sleeper mode they morally need to be attached to your bed. If you wished to move the bassinet from room to room you may find that unattached it each day is not very practical. Hence these bassinets are an ideal choice for use when in mom is in bed.
Indeed, the birth of a new baby is one of life’s most treasured moments. However, it also opens the door to a huge responsibility. By choosing the right bassinet it is more than possible to enjoy caring for and bonding with your beautiful new baby, regardless of the type of birth you and your little one have had.