10 Ways to Make Your Baby's First Week Cozy

Baby specialist and author Helen Moon (she's Elton John's nanny!) shares her best tips

CREATE A SNUG SLEEPING AREA

Remember, your baby has been in a very tight space, so being placed into a big, sparse crib straight away can be a little jarring. It’s absolutely fine to put him in a crib, however, roll up a couple of thin blankets and place them on either side (at his waistline or below) so he feels more secure. I always like to place a new baby across the crib instead of lengthways – it feels a little cozier. If you have a bassinet, you can still add a couple of thin rolled blankets.



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