The best baby nests and pods: 5 of the best

We've found the best baby nests that are perfect for next-to-you napping, playtime, travel, and all those nappy changes...

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We've researched all the options to find the 5 best baby nests, cocoons and pods, to help settle and soothe your baby into a peaceful sleep.

During the first few weeks, newborn babies are asleep more than they are awake, sleeping between 16 and 22 hours per day. To give them the cosiest, comfiest space to sleep (that isn't your arms), snap up a baby nest to allow them to snooze safely.

Also known as baby pods, cocoons or baby sleep pods, baby nests are typically mattresses designed with soft, padded sides to provide babies with a narrow, snuggly, and cozy sleeping area. 

Baby nests and pods will cocoon your baby, cushioning them and enclosing them, helping them feel safe and protected. Having spent nine months curled up in the womb, babies like the feeling of being wrapped up – whether in a swaddle, in their mother's arms, or, indeed, in a baby nest or pod.

Baby nests can be an ideal place to put babies down when you need your arms back to do other things, and babies are more likely to settle when they feel safe and cocooned than when they are laid down in a spacious cot bed or play mat. But while they are great for placing babies down for daytime naps or to free up your arms during the day, most baby nests are not certified for overnight sleeping so check out the best bedside cribs for night time.

We've found the best baby nests that are perfect for next-to-you napping, playtime, travel, and all those nappy changes...

1. Red Castle Cocoonababy Nest

The best baby nest to reduce reflux and the Moro reflex

Specifications

Size: L69 x W40 x H19cm
Material: Foam 100% PU/Cover 80% Tencel + 20% PU/Fitted sheet 100% cotton
Suitable for: Suitable from birth to 3 months