Safety & Nest Care

CARING FOR YOUR NEST

Our Nests are designed to be durable enough to follow you wherever your day takes you, however some care should be taken to avoid damage to the Nest. 

It is not recommended to place the Nest directly on any surface which may poke or snag the Nest. Avoid placing the Nest directly onto a damp surface. 

Whenever possible, it is recommended that your spot clean your Nest (test detergents or cleaners on an inconspicuous part of the Nest first!).

NEST CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

Our Nests are machine washable!

Whenever possible, it is recommended that you spot clean your Nest. However, accidents happen and we want you to be able to easily wash the entire Nest when required!

When it is time to wash your Nest:

 Nests with removable mattress pads: Quilted Nests:

*It is recommended that you remove the foam mattress pad when placing the Nest in the washing machine. This piece is best washed by hand. The mattress should lay flat to dry.*

The mattress pad is removed by opening the velcro at the end of the Nest. Be sure to secure the velcro once mattress has been removed.

*the entire Nest is placed in the washing machine! There is no padding to be removed.*

1. Undo the footwell cover, by opening the velcro securing it. It is recommended to secure the velcro on the cover fabric before placing the Nest into the washing machine to avoid damage. 

2. Untie. Ensure there is at least a small knot at the end of each side of the cord. 

4. Insert Nest into the washing machine. Do not place in washing machine with an agitator! Do not fold Nest - it should simply follow the curve of the machine. 

5. Machine was cold, gentle/delicate cycle. Set spin speed to LOW. 

6. We recommend that you check on your Nest regularly throughout the cycle to ensure the cords are not catching on anything.

7. You may hang to dry or place in the dryer. 

8. If using the dryer, set temperature to LOW. Set time to only 10 minutes and check on Nest. Every machine is different, but the Nest should not take long to dry.

9. For Nests with removable mattress, once Nest is dry, roll mattress lengthwise and insert into Nest. You may have to adjust it to get the right fit again. It is mean to have a very snug fit!

SAFETY

Each Nest is handmade with care. Seams are often double stitched for durability. The cords have been cut so that they are long enough to tie and secure the Nest. As the cord may stretch over time, it is important to monitor that when the Nest is fully opened, the cords are within the channels with little slack. When the Nest is closed, the footwell cover should be secured at all times. 

Never leave your baby unattended while in the Nest. The Nest should not be placed on a slanted surface, or near the edge of any surface. Keep away from fire. Do not place other soft objects, such as stuffed toys or blankets in the Nest with your baby. 

HEALTH CANADA WARNING:

https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/64318a-eng.php

Babies should never be left unattended in baby nests, nor should the nests be placed inside another product, such as a crib, cradle, bassinet or playpen.

Baby nests should never be placed on standard beds, water beds, air mattresses, couches, futons or armchairs. Placing a baby nest on these soft and uneven surfaces can further increase the suffocation risk.

The safest place for a baby to sleep is on his or her back, alone in a crib, cradle or bassinet that meets current Canadian regulations.

When buying a product for a baby to sleep in, it is important to keep the following in mind:

  • A baby's sleep surface should be firm and flat.
  • Products with soft surfaces or padding should be avoided.
  • Products with attached cords, strings or ribbons pose a strangulation risk.
  • Large openings or gaps in a baby's crib or other sleep environment are unsafe.
  • Health Canada does not recommend bed sharing or products that are intended to be placed in the adult bed, or attached to the adult bed, because of the risk of suffocation and entrapment. Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada recommend room sharing, using a crib, cradle or bassinet next to your bed, as a safe alternative to bed sharing. Research has shown that it is beneficial for babies to share a room with one or more caregivers, as it may reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).