10 Surprising Ways Baby Boxes Make Life Easier for Parents
Posted by: January 8, 2018 Safe SleepPublished on:
Baby boxes can be used in many ways that cribs and playpens simply can’t. Bassinet boxes are small, light and portable. We’ve put together a list of 10 surprising ways that the Smitten Sleep System can make life easier for parents.
1. Take Smitten with you
No one wants to haul a playpen from room to room. Smitten weighs less than 2 pounds. Yet, it is sturdy enough to hold 100 pounds. Parents can easily carry baby in one hand and Smitten in another to have safe sleep close at hand anywhere in the house.
2. Ship Smitten to your destination
Taking a trip? Want to have less to lug? Skip the hassle and ship Smitten directly to your destination and have everything you need for safe sleep (bassinet box, mattress, and sheet) meet you at your door.
3. Pack Smitten full for a road trip
Remember what we said in #2? Smitten can hold up to 100 pounds. Pack everything baby needs in the box and load it into the car for an organized, easy road trip.
4. Avoid scuzzy hotel cribs
We shudder to think about the babies (and germs) that came before yours in the hotel crib. Know that your little is in a clean, safe space with Smitten. Bonus: If baby sleeps in Smitten at home, it will smell and feel familiar come bed time.
5. Transition to crib
When it’s time to transition baby out of your room, move Smitten directly into the crib for the first few nights as they get used to the new sounds and smells of the nursery.
6. Use Smitten outdoors
Take Smitten outside. Go to a concert in the park. Enjoy the back yard. Or use Smitten to help baby experience her first Halloween.
7. Keep Smitten on hand for little visitors
For those of us without kids (or without little kids), it’s nice to have a safe/baby-proof space for our friends’ babies. Keep Smitten filled with a few books and toys in a closet and bring it out when the littles come to play.
8. Give a brilliant baby-shower gift
Take a page out of Finland’s book and fill a Smitten with your favorite mom and baby gifts. (The Finnish baby box even includes condoms!)
9. Move nap-time
Sometimes nap-time and real life don’t line up. Take nap-time with you. Bonus: Who doesn’t enjoy a leisurely nap in the fresh air?
10. Ensure babysitters have it easy
With safe-sleep tips printed clearly on the headboard, Smitten is portable and virtually foolproof for anyone caring for baby.
Have you used a Smitten in a surprising way? We’d love to hear from you and see photos of your little and your #smittenhack.