What is a baby nest?
A baby nest is a cosy little portable place for your baby with soft padded sides. It is ideal for resting your bub on their back while you get some work done and they can feel warm and secure at the same time. Baby nests were first seen in Sweden where they’ve been used as medical devices to keep newborn and premature babies feeling cosy and safe.
Why do you need a baby nest?
We recommend baby nests as a great comforting tool to help your baby feel at ease when transitioning out of the womb into the world! Baby nests are so soft and comfortable that they make for ideal sleep aids, although you should always pay attention to your baby if they fall asleep inside one and never leave them unsupervised. Baby nests allow your child to be placed straight on their back, which is the recommended way to put your baby down to sleep to reduce the risk of SIDS.
Besides helping with sleep time, we love baby nests for:
- Relaxation: Baby nests help to add a feeling of calm and security
- Tummy time: Pop your bub on their tummy in this supportive nest
- Play time: You can double your nest with an activity gym over the top
- Changing nappies and clothes
- Hands-free time: We know you’re a supermum, but sometimes you really do need two hands to get something done!
It’s important to stop using your nest once your baby is old enough to roll over from their back onto their tummy to avoid suffocation.
How to choose a baby nest?
There are a few things to think about when choosing a baby nest, but the number one priority of course is always safety. Read on for our tips on what to look out for:
- Safety : Consider choosing a nest that is breathable and comes with strict adherence to safety guidelines like those we stock at the memo. It’s wise to choose a nest with a firm mattress too, as soft mattresses have been linked to increased risk of SIDS.
- Material: Opt for machine washable materials to make your life easier!
- Portability: We always recommend choosing a nest that will be good for travelling so your bub has a safe space to transition from your home to somewhere new.
Our top picks for baby nests
At the memo, we stock a stylish, practical range of baby nests your baby will love. Choose from Cam Cam Copenhagen, Done by Deer and Cocoonababy for the best cosy space for your little one. No matter what you’re looking for and your personal style tastes, we’ve got the right nest for you.
The style icon is here with Done by Deer’s cozy nest in mauve, grey or deep blue. Breathable and air permeable, this nest is ideal for transitioning your bub from womb into the big wide world while helping them feel safe and secure. The raised sides of the nest and foam mattress allow for good stability and optimum comfort. We love that the nest is fitted with hidden side zippers that allow you to strip off the covers and remove the mattress to wash it as needed.
Looking for a baby nest bassinet? Your prayers have been answered thanks to Cocoonababy! This is a great bassinet for your baby to help reduce gastric reflux, minimise the risk of flat head syndrome and keep them secure with a strap to prevent them from waking up from any involuntary jerky movements. This ergonomic nest has an elongated semi-fetal position which is designed to mimic the comfort and security of mum’s womb. Our customers really love the Cocoonabay and have left many outstanding baby nest reviews on this one! Kate tells how it really helped her little boy who had reflux thanks to the slightly elevated shape. Another customer, Nicole, also raves about how it helped her baby who was in a leg brace for hip dysplasia.
Cam Cam Copenhagen Baby Nest
We love these beautiful soft mini beds that you can easily take from room to room with you as you fulfill your errands while your baby relaxes. Whether you place inside the cot, in your bed or on another flat surface like a table or the floor, you can keep a firm eye on your bub while staying hands-free! Made from 100% beautiful organic cotton, this Cam Cam Copenhagen Baby Nest has a comfy foam mattress surrounded by a soft edge with a drawstring to make the size adjustable. We particularly love this feature as it allows for customisation depending on your baby’s height. Easy to wash, time poor parents will love this one!
Where to buy your baby nest?
Ready to buy your baby nest in Australia? Perfect, we’ve got you covered! Now that you’re familiar with our top quality options from bestselling brands and know what to look out for when selecting your baby nest, you’re ready to make your choice. Simply choose your favourite cosy nest and add it to your cart. If it helps to make your mind up, Cocoonababy and Cam Cam Copenhagen both come with free delivery! If your heart is set on the gorgeous Done by Deer, then you can also take advantage of our click and collect service if you’re trying to avoid paying for extra delivery charges.
When you’ve made your choice, proceed to checkout and enjoy a variety of payment options including AfterPay and zip. We really want to make shopping at the memo as easy and flexible as possible, which is why we offer interest-free buy now, pay later methods. As well as this, we also have the option to complete your purchase with PayPal for convenience and security. After you’ve finalised your order, get ready for your beautiful baby nest to arrive. We are proud to offer a 30 day flexible returns policy to help give you even more comfort and confidence in the product you’re buying. Having a baby is a big enough change as it is, let alone getting to grips with all the gear that goes with it. So let us make the shopping experience as fun and joyful as we can!
Need a final push to buy your baby nest with the memo? Okay, we’ll let you in on one extra big benefit...my memo rewards program! Every $1 you spend with us, earns you 1 point and the more points, the more juicy rewards. When your item receives, leave it an honest review and we’ll give you 30 points for helping out our community with your advice. And if you’ve loved your experience shopping with us, refer a friend for an additional 20 points. Ready to start shopping?