Baby Johannes, 10 days old, sleeping in his babynest
Johannes was born in the early morning hours of February 7th. The night preceding this historical happening I was busy sewing. Of course, at the moment I didn’t know he was on his way, so I didn’t mind staying up all night. All I wanted was to finish the sewing project I had started earlier that day.
I was making a babynest. Babynest is a product originated in Sweden and is to be used when the child sleeps with the parents in their bed. Babynest makes a cozy sleeping place for the baby and protects him at night.
The Swedish original: Babynest
At the time I didn’t know if a babynest something we really were going to need (you never know these things before getting the actual baby), so I didn’t want to spend money on the original babynest, and that’s why I decided to make one myself. I used organic linen and cotton mix fabric for this.
DIY babynest, pulled together
I’m a hobby sewer, so this project took me all night to complete! Also, I’ve improved it by making it rectangular in the “head part” to leave more space for arms. I also added strings, so you can pull it together while the baby is still very small and gradually loosen it when the baby grows bigger.
Baby Johannes, 4 months old, playing in his babynest
In hindsight, this babynest is probably the greatest baby-related item we have! Johannes still sleeps in our bed a lot (and it’s the best thing ever!) and his babynest really gives him a sense of security. Also, it protects him from me rolling over him at night, although the risk of that occurring is zero, since I always sleep with one eye open now that I have him.
And yes, that special night, by the time I was done sewing (around 6 o’clock in the morning) I was falling off my feet from how tired I was. Imagine my surprise when, as my head was about to touch the pillow, I realized that Johannes was about to come out. “Is this really happening?!..” And then two hours later he was here!