Cocoonababy® White (with fitted sheet) - Fleur de coton®
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For all baby’s sleepy moments
Welcoming baby gently into the world, providing him or her with a comforting, reassuring, womb-like surrounding, Cocoonababy®, ergonomic cocoon, helps the newborn adapt to life in the best way possible.
In the slightly inclined, regrouped, semi-foetal posture, the child is soothed and feels reassured.
The Cocoonababy® helps baby get quality sleep at nighttime and during day naps. It favours balanced development while helping to limit the onset of the most common adaptation difficulties which may bother baby during the first months.
It can be used until the baby is 3 months old.
Welcoming baby gently into the world, providing him with a comforting, reassuring,
womb-like space, the Cocoonababy® helps the newborn make the transition to the
outside world as smooth as possible. The semi-foetal position, in which baby is as if
contained and in a slightly curved posture, soothes and reassures him. It helps limit the
onset of problems which could affect him during his first few months and encourages
all-round developmentWelcoming baby gently into the world, providing him with a comforting, reassuring,womb-like space, the Cocoonababy® helps the newborn make the transition to theoutside world as smooth as possible. The semi-foetal position, in which baby is as ifcontained and in a slightly curved posture, soothes and reassures him. It helps limit theonset of problems which could affect him during his first few months and encouragesall-round development.
The Cocoonababy® helps to:
• Improve the quality and length of sleep.
• Reduce waking with a start or Moro reflex.
• Limit reflux problems.
• Minimize the risk of flat head.
• Encourage baby's balanced development.
The Cocoonababy® includes a Tummy Band which retains baby in place, keeps him or her in the correct position.
It also helps reassure and calm baby without hindering freedom of movement.
It is an integral part of the product and must be used at all times with the Cocoonababy®.
Technical info :
For use: from birth (from 2.8 kg / 6lb 2.7oz) and until the child starts trying to turn over or to adopt a different position
It can be used until the baby is 3 months old.
The tummy band has been created with a view to preventing the child's very first movements which could not have been anticipated, but, in no case does it restrain a child who is too old to be placed in the Cocoonababy®.
WARNING: Do not use the Cocoonababy® if it is not complete.
For use: In a cot. Ensure that the cot base is in the lowest position, that the depth with the cot mattress is greater than 50cm and that the surface is flat.
It can also be used on the floor if placed on a clean carpet, rug or playmat.
IMPORTANT: Do not use in a Moses basket, a rocking cradle, or in a stroller carrycot.
In the Cocoonababy®, baby has freedom of head movement and can turn his or her head to left and to right. Should baby be attracted to the light from a window or sounds in another room or outdoors, regularly turn the position of the Cocoonababy® 180° in the cot to encourage baby to look to both sides.
And don't forget, whenever baby is awake, take him or her out of the Cocoonababy® and carry baby in your arms as often as possible, or in a sling, baby loves being held close to you!
Foam : 100% PU
Fitted sheet : 100% cotton / wadding 100% polyester.
Protective cover : 100% Tencel®.
Membrane: 100 % PU.
Tummy band : 100% cotton / 100% polyester wadding.
Care: Machine washable textiles: Full protective cover at 60°, Tummy band and fitted sheet at 30°.
Safety standard: Conforms to bedding regulations n° 2000-164 of 23 February 2000.
Conforms to safety requirements.
Weight: 1 kg - Dimensions (L x w x h) : 69 x 40 x 19 cm.
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- My health visitor says that babies should lie on a firm surface. The cocoon seems soft so I’m not sure about using it.
- Your health visitor is not wrong – a child should not be placed on a soft surface as his body will “sink” into it. On the contrary, a flat, hard surface does not allow baby to lie in a cradled posture and to feel comfortable. The Cocoonababy® is made of High Resilience foam which does not hold the baby's position in one fixed place. This foam is neither soft, nor flat, nor hard. It is designed so that its base is firm yet its top surface layer welcoming and gentle below baby's head (but in no case soft) with the capacity to resume its initial shape. Its ergonomic design allows the child to develop while being firmly contained. Baby does not risk sinking into it and the materials used for the cocoon allow him freedom and control of his movements.It is the adjustment of the wedge which makes it possible to give the baby the contained support he needs.
- I have been using the Cocoonababy® for my baby for the past two weeks and I find that the cocoon has become hollower than originally. Is that normal?
- C’est un bon signe, en effet ce n’est pas la mousse qui s’est affaissée mais le tissu extensible qui la recouvre qui offre moins de résistance et donne ainsi un bon accueil à votre bébé.
- Is the foam mattress free of VOCs?
- The foam part of the Cocoonababy® is made of supple polyurethane foam (PU). The zipped full protective cover is made of Tencel® and bears the Oekotex® label. The fitted sheet is in Fleur de Coton® fabric.
All materials comply with current safety requirements. They do not contain any heavy metals.
Furthermore, the foam is certified by CERTIPUR, a guarantee that the product has been manufactured in compliance with the very high Safety, Hygiene and Environmental standards. It does not contain any heavy metals or VOCs.
As regards packaging, this has also been tested and contains neither phthalates nor heavy metals.
- What is the purpose of the Tummy band?
- We created the Tummy band to ensure more safety and thus prevent baby from rolling out of the cocoon. Although we advise you to stop using the Cocoonababy® before the child knows how to turn around (eg as soon as the baby begins to try to change position in the cocoon, around the age of 3 months), we decided that in as much as the Tummy band does not alter the functionalities of the cocoon, nor does it interfere with baby's movements, it would only be a plus for baby’s safety.
- In the instructions, I read that the Cocoonababy® should be place at the top right or left of the cot. Why is that?
- Positioned in one corner of the bed rather than in the middle, baby will feel more reassured, less in the void of the middle of the cot.
As your baby grows in the Cocoonababy®, his/her feet may protrude beyond the lower edge of the cocoon in the last few weeks of use (this is quite normal). Placing the Cocoonababy® at the top of the cot rather than further down prevents baby's feet from coming up against the bottom of the cot in which case he might be able to try to turn himself over.
- Why do not you do recommend using a cot bumper with a Cocoonababy®?
- This is a recommendation against SIDS.
In the Cocoonababy® the baby can move his head to the right or to the left and watch what is going on around him in his bedroom when he wakes up, before he falls asleep or before a parent comes to take him out of the Cocoonababy®.
You could attach a visual support onto baby’s cot. This should always be lower than his horizontal vision (hang for example a coloured toy or a mobile at the foot of the cot).
- Can the Cocoonababy be placed in a carrycot or a Moses basket for example?
- No, because the carrycot is not deep enough. Installed in a cot, with the cot base in the low position, the depth with cot mattress must be more than 50 cm. This is because, in the Cocoonababy® the child will lie higher than when lying on a flat mattress. The depth is required to ensure baby’s safety and to prevent him, as he grows, from grabbing a hold of the top of the cot bars. This is why you cannot use the Cocoonababy® in a crib, a Moses basket, a cradle, or in a stroller carrycot.
- I bought a Cocoonababy® for my son who is due to be born very soon. I’d like our baby to sleep in our bedroom but it is too small for a cot. Can the Cocoonababy® be used on the floor ?
- If your bedroom can not accommodate a cot, you can indeed use the Cocoonababy® on the floor, on a clean rug or carpet.
The only place recommended for the Cocoonababy® is in a standard cot. We are not able to recommend any brand in particular.
Bébé sera plus élevé dans son Cocoonababy® que s’il était allongé sur un matelas plat.
In his Cocoonababy® baby will lie higher than if he were lying on a flat mattress. Before installing the Cocoonababy® in the cot, make sure the cot base is in the lowest position and the depth including the cot mattress is more than 50 cm. (In the lower position, it is necessary to measure 50 cms minimum from the top of the bars down to the slats of the cot.). The depth is for baby’s safety as he grows to prevent him from catching a hold of the top of the bars.
Therefore the Cocoonababy® should not be used in a crib, cradle, Moses basket or a pram carrycot because there will not be this depth around him for protection.
- You say that the Cocoonababy® can be used by baby day and night. Is that not too much?
- Given the shape and the materials used, Cocoonababy® is the only product which allows day and nighttime use whenever the child needs to sleep. The position adopted by your child in the cocoon has been studied by health professionals. It is a posture essential for the good psychomotor development of the child, it is therefore important to put your child in the Cocoonababy® to sleep.
During the periods when he is awake, it is important to take your baby out of the Cocoonababy®, to play with him, to take him in your arms or put him in a baby sling where he can also fall asleep in postures adjusted to his needs.
- I read that a child can move in the cocoon but you say that he can’t get out of it.
- When we say that a child can move in the Cocoonababy® we mean that he can turn his head to the right and to the left, move his arms which permits him to bring his hands up to his face and move his legs without being able to dig his heels in. However, he will not roll or turn over in the cocoon during his first months. His first sensory and motor experiences are facilitated by the cocoon. He would not be able to experience them within the same comfort were he to be lying on strictly flat on his back.
The tummy band provides additional safety to prevent your baby from turning over.
- You seem to find it important that a baby can touch his face in Cocoonababy®. Why is this?
- In the womb a baby can touch his face and even suck his thumb. A newborn child lying on his back does not have the strength to bring his hands in front of his eyes or to his mouth. In the Cocoonababy®, he can immediately touch his face, suck his thumb and regroup his limbs towards his body. These experiences are essential to calm him and are already the first coordination movements which will help him in his future development.
- Is there a risk of my baby slipping between the sides of the cocoon and the bars of his cot?
- No there is no risk of this happening if you follow the instructions for use closely and stop using the cocoon from the moment your child begins to try to change position in the cocoon.
During his first 3 months, your child will not have sufficient motor development to allow him to get out of his Cocoonababy® by himself. If your baby tends to bend forwards (when he has a sore tummy for example) check that he is not pressing down on his heels in the Cocoonababy. The wedge must always be firmly placed against his buttocks. The tummy band may also help soothe him a little.
- My baby seems quite warm in the Cocoonababy® cocoon.
- In the Cocoonababy® cocoon, your baby will be warmer than when lying on a traditional flat mattress. Take this into account and do not overdress baby. The Cocoonacover™ has been specifically designed for this purpose. Check baby's temperature by placing your fingers on the nape of his neck: if baby appears warm, uncover him. The ideal temperature for the baby's or parent’s bedroom (if the cot is in the parent’s bedroom) is 19°-20°.
- The Cocoonababy® seems quite small to me. I don’t really think my child will be able to use it for three months.
- When your baby is almost 3 months old his legs may be go over the end of the cocoon. This is perfectly normal. Place the wedge along the inside of the feet edge to increase the rounded position of baby’s pelvis and to prevent baby from being able to press down on his feet (and thereby putting himself in a hyper extended position).
- If I place my baby in the cocoon during the daytime when he is awake, how can I distract him?
- You can place him for example on a playmat with a play arch or in the Cocoonababy® in his cot with a toy mobile but make sure that the mobile is always placed at the foot end of the cot rather than directly above his head.
Contrary to current practice, it is very important that the gaze of a child lying down be drawn towards his feet (rather than above him) in order that he adopt a cradled rather than a hyper extended position. Lying in the cocoon baby will also be able to follow the movements of family members and will be happy to participate in the daily life around him.
We remind you that the cocoon can be used by baby for sleeping as well as during short periods when he is calm and awake (when he has just eaten for example and you want to place him down comfortably, out of your arms). Stay close to him and play with him, sing to him or interact with him, speak to him and show him objects. You can also install baby in a slightly off-centered dorsal position with his weight more on his left or his right buttock. To do so adjust the wedge at a slight angle to hold the angle of his pelvis. Of course, the most suitable place is in your arms as well as a baby wrap carrier.
When playing with baby during the day, consider varying his positions in the Cocoonababy® so that he lies on his back and in the off-centre dorsal positions (always use with the wedge and the Tummy band).
- How can I help my baby accept the transition from the Cocoonababy® to the cot? My baby has slept from the beginning in the Cocoonababy® and has slept through the night since 6 weeks old. Last night I removed the Cocoonababy® but he woke up every 1h-1h30.
- The maximum use of the Cocoonababy® is from birth (from 2.8 kg) until baby begins to trying to turn over or take a different position (around 3 months).
We suggest that you place your baby in the cot to sleep for the day naps then gradually at nighttime.
- I bought a Cocoonababy® and I would have liked to know how many children it can be used for?
- There are no statistics on this subject. On the other hand, we now have enough perspective to say that a cocoon can be used for all children within the same family if it is maintained and stored under appropriate conditions. To ensure perfect hygiene, we would recommend that changing the textile elements of the Cocoonababy® between each child.
Note: Cocoons used very intensively in maternity wards are generally renewed after 5 years
- Can we use baby sleeping bags with the Cocoonababy® if not, how can I cover baby in the Cocoonababy®?
- A baby sleeping bag is not suitable for use in the cocoon. This accessory was created for babies sleeping on a strictly flat back. It adds an extra thickness between the baby and the cocoon and limits the motricity of his lower limbs thus providing limited comfort, (such as an adult sleeping in a sleeping bag).
To cover baby in the Cocoonababy® Red Castle suggests the Cocoonacover™ (blanket with a central opening which fits the shape of the Cocoonababy®.) The Cocoonacover™ allows you to cover your baby serenely and safely, it will not be able to rise up to baby’s face and can be chosen, according to the temperature of the room, in a lightweight or quilted version.
To be noted: Whether covering baby in the Cocoonababy® or in a baby cot, traditional / classic baby blankets are not recommended before 10 months.
Important : The Babynomade® blanket covers baby's arms and is for outdoor use only. It is not to be used to cover baby when he sleeps indoors, whether in his cot or in a Cocoonababy®.
- Can I use the Miracle Blanket™ to swaddle my baby when he is in the Cocoonababy?
- A child who starts life in the Cocoonababy® should not need to be swaddled. The semi-foetal, cradled posture which his body adopts in the cocoon will help the child to feel secure, prevent him suffering from startle reflex (sudden, uncontrolled arm movements), help reduce gastric reflux, ease bowel movements and improve his sleep. In the cocoon baby’s shoulders are slightly rounded which allows freedom of arm movement. Using the Cocoonacover™ blanket with the Cocoonababy® offers the same benefits as with the Miracle Blanket ™.
In the Cocoonababy®, baby has his arms free. He can bring his hands to his face as he could in the womb. This gesture reassures him, calms him and allows him to learn the first hand / mouth coordination.
- I would like to know if it is possible to use a breathing monitor with my Cocoonababy®?
- Red Castle is not qualified to say whether baby sensors are compatible with the type of foam mattress that we use for the Cocoonababy®. Also, all these devices use different techniques to capture and transmit information. We would therefore recommend that you check with the product manufacturer.
- I was lent a Cocoonababy® for my 1st child and I have just bought a new one for my 2nd child. I see that they are not exactly the same. What are the differences between the 2016 Cocoonababy® version and the former model?
- In order to make it easier for the parent to position their child more easily in the Cocoonababy® we have added a raised surrounding edge to the headrest. The top of baby’s head comes up against this edge.
For this same reason, a seam has been added to the top end of the fitted sheet (and also to the protective cover) clearly indicating the position where baby's head is to be placed.
- Some mums say that there are other products on the market made in visco-elastic foam (foam with a memory) which are the same thing as the Cocoonababy®.
- False. The Cocoonababy® is not made in visco-elastic foam (referred to as ‘memory foam’) but in a High Resilience foam which resumes its original shape and does not hold the baby in a fixed position.
The Cocoonababy® allows movement and helps the child to gain motor skills. Mattresses made of viscoelastic foam on the contrary, hold the child in the fixed position in which he was placed and are therefore to be avoided until he has acquired his own motor skills (around 4-5 months). Moreover, they do not offer him the necessary support (semi-foetal position and gentle incurve of the shoulders) for his psychomotor development.
- There are baby bouncer style big cushions which seem to do the same as the Cocoonababy® ?
- No, these products filled with small polystyrene beads (such as memory form foams) retain the child in his preferred position and counteract the benefits of the Cocoonababy®. When the baby moves, the bouncer’s fabric offers neither the resistance nor the flexibility required for baby's muscle tone, necessary for his psychomotor development.
- I think my nursing pillow could be used just as well for my baby during the first months. What is your opinon?
- No. Such products (like memory foam products) retain the child in the position he prefers and run counter to the benefits of the Cocoonababy® and when the baby moves such products offer neither the resistance nor the flexibility necessary for baby's muscle tone.
The shape and materials used for the Cocoonababy® are the result of several years of careful observation in the medical field and make the Cocoonababy® irreplaceable.
- I read on the Amazon site testimonies from parents evoking the phenomenon of flat head with the use of Cocoonababy®, what is your reply to that?
- The Cocoonababy® does not avoid the phenomenon of flat head but limits the risks of it. Sometimes this phenomenon can be the consequence of a subluxation of the cervical which is not always detected and which prevents normal mobility of baby’s head. Such deformations are greatly diminished if the child is installed in the cocoon.
A correct use of the cocoon make it possible to limit the problems of plagiocephaly resulting from the positioning (strictly flat back on a hard surface) as recommended by SIDS medical consultants.
During the periods when baby is awake, it is essential to vary the points of contact (off-centre dorsal positions) by wedging baby’s buttocks well (with the wedge, essential in the adjustment of all baby’s positions). If you have noticed that your baby places his head on one preferred side, place him in the the off-centre back position, facing his other side. Talk to him and encourage him to discover his environment on the side opposite to his preferential side. The cocoon used alternately in this way, plus carrying him in your arms, becomes the installation best suited to baby’s needs.
- We told nurses in the maternity clinic that we had bought Cocoonababys®. They advised us not to use them and explained that the referring physician forbade them in the hospital. What is your reply to that?
- The medical consultants rely on their own recommendations (strictly flat on the back). Given this basis, any product in the cot, even those well-suited to baby and safe for baby to use, does not suit them.
The Cocoonababy® began its life in hospitals. It was created by a paediatric physiotherapist with whom we worked closely to make a version for the general public so as to be able to prescribe it to patients outwith the hospital setting. More than 300,000 parents have used the Cocoonababy® in the past 10 years, without no incidents reported to us. Lastly, this product is regularly tested and approved by accredited certification laboratories. If the Cocoonababy® posed any health risk to infants, these laboratories would have opposed its commercialisation.
We remain at your disposal for any questions concerning the Cocoonababy® and also invite the medical teams to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
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