If there’s one thing new parents obsess about, it’s sleep. How do I get the baby to fall asleep? Is my baby’s sleep space safe? How much sleep is enough sleep? Am I ever going to sleep again?
It might not feel like it, but newborns spend 16 to 20 hours a day sleeping, so creating a safe sleep space is important. Crescent Womb is an ergonomic infant bed that sleeps babies in a natural, comfortable position, and helps reduce the environmental risks that can cause Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Crescent Womb is a mesh baby bed that’s suspended above a cot mattress by clipping its four straps to the posters of a cot. It’s a simple design, but it’s powerful because it lets babies feel safe, and it keeps them safe.
We know a lot more about how to protect babies from SIDS than our parents knew. We know to sleep babies on their backs, to keep their beds free of blankets and pillows, we know not to let them get too hot. The Crescent Womb removes the environmental risk factors for SIDS, and creates an ideal micro-climate with air circulating around your baby so he never gets too hot.
We know how to give babies the safest sleep environment, but the jury is out on how to get them to sleep in the first place. Plenty of things can upset a baby, and the sudden vastness of the space around him after birth must be terrifying. The Crescent Womb design mimics the close environment of the womb or a parent’s embrace, and that safe space helps babies get to sleep and stay asleep.
The bed is also good for babies’ developing spines. It maintains a C-shaped spinal curve, which is essential to healthy spine development. Babies know this – if you put a baby on his back, he’ll instinctively curl up into a foetal tuck. This position feels safe to him, and allows him to breathe easily, speeds muscle development, helps to prevent reflux and hip dysplasia.
While they present a low SIDS risk, research has shown that traditional flat beds can be hard on the developing spine, and the skull shape of an infant. The Crescent Womb keeps babies in a comfortable, curved position, and it keeps pressure off the back of their soft heads.
Crescent Womb is campaigning on Kickstarter and with 22 days to go, it’s almost tripled its fundraising goal. The early backer Crescent Womb for $131 is gone, but you can still get an early Crescent Womb for $163. For $654, you can get the retail or gift package of six Crescent Womb beds.