Until now, there has been no way to simulate the feeling a newborn experiences in its mother’s womb. The Cocoonababy Nest gives your baby the best start in life. Watch this video to find out how...
Origins of the Cocoonababy Nest…
The Cocoonababy was created in 1995 by Daniele Salducci, a paediatric physiotherapist at the Early Medico-Social Action Centre in Marseille, France.
By observing the needs of the babies she was treating, Daniele Salducci, started to design and make mattresses which would enable newborns to make movements similar to those made inside their mother’s womb.
The initial stage was to medically research and to determine a posture for the premature baby which could be described as a ‘follow-up womb'. The parameters were based on the vital functions (heart, oxygenation, and respiration), the sleep patterns and the level of the influence of stress on various pathologies. The second stage was the postural research. The ‘follow-up womb’ posture is determined by the support given, the way the baby is held tightly or ‘contained’ and the curled up posture of the child’s body.”
Daniele Salducci and the team soon realised that the benefits reaped by the premature babies would also apply to full-term babies. After several more years of research and a partnership with Red Castle, these nests are now available internationally for use at home.
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Today the Cocoonababy is used by thousands of health care professionals (mid-wives, osteopaths, physiotherapists, psychomotor therapists, etc.) in hospitals, medical and maternity clinics.
Approved by professionals in the neonatal field to assist in the development of premature babies, the Cocoonababy meets all applicable regulatory requirements (Bedding Decree No. 2000-164 of 23/02/2000 as well as all safety requirements).
How does the Cocoonababy Nest promote such deep sleep?
A feeling of peace and calm, in a space reminiscent of the mother’s womb…
Thanks to the enveloping shape of the ergonomic nest, your baby lies in a semi-foetal position, which helps to reassure baby and promotes deep sleep.
The contact of baby’s shoulders and arms against the cocoon limits the effect of the Moro (‘startle’) reflex, preventing unnecessary disturbances during your baby’s natural sleep cycles.
A combination of supportive and reactive foams, allowing baby to move freely and safely (unlike memory foam)…
Freedom of head movement limits the risk of plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome).
A comfortable body alignment — especially the head, hips and shoulders…
The cocoon’s slightly inclined position helps prevent and relieve symptoms of gastric reflux and colic, while the positioning of the hips and knees is ideal for baby’s physical development.
When baby is awake, the slight incline also encourages interaction between you and your baby, as they don’t stare directly up at the ceiling.
An ergonomic design that evolves as baby grows…
The cocoon ‘wedge’ is repositionable with simple velcro fastenings and can be easily adjusted as baby grows, then later removed when it is no longer necessary.
A perfectly hygienic mattress…
The Cocoonababy® foam is protected by two removable, breathable and washable covers: A waterproof protective cover, and a fitted cotton sheet.
When to use the Cocoonababy Nest?
The Cocoonababy Nest will accompany your baby during every sleepy moment, at bedtime or naptime, at home or away, by providing the ideal environment for peaceful sleep and optimal physical development.
Look at the position of the baby in and out of the nest. It is clear to see that the baby’s position in the nest is optimal for both comfort and support.
Using the Cocoonababy Safely
Your baby’s safety is always our number one priority. However, as with any product, it needs to be used safely. We advise all parents to read this page of safety advice and to watch the video at the top of this page prior to using your new Cocoonababy Nest…
Abide by these safety standards when using the Cocoonababy Nest at home:
- Suited for babies weighing 2.8kg and above,
- Can be used up until your child starts attempting to roll or change position in the nest (about 4 months of age),
- Cease using at approximately 4 months of age,
- Can be used in a cot or cradle with sides at least 39cms in height (at least 20cm higher than the nest),
- If used outside of a cot or cradle, it must be placed on the floor and never on a raised surface,
- Always place your baby on its back in the Cocoonababy.