They're aesthetically pleasing, comfy and offer a seemingly safe co-sleeping option for mamas and babies. What else could you want from a bed in your maternity ward?
Mothers everywhere have probably experienced this: They've just given birth and want nothing more than to hold (and stare at) their new babies—but the child needs to be taken to her own bassinet to sleep. It's a tough thing to reconcile because mother/child separation anxiety is very real in those first few days.
That's part of the reason we're so intrigued by this new maternity bed setup. BellyBelly, an Australian pregnancy site, posted a shot of a mother and her newborn nestled in bed together. It doesn't sound like anything groundbreaking until you see the image. The bed that holds both mom and baby is incredibly modern and intelligently designed, the perfect structure for new mothers who want to keep their babies safe while keeping them close.
The genius little bassinet attaches directly to the bed—and because it's a small, separate portion, the risk of the mother rolling over onto the bed is eliminated. This is an especially perfect solution for moms who have had C-sections and can't get out of bed.
"Would you like to see beds like this in all maternity hospitals? What a great help for C-section mammas too, but most of all, keeping ALL mothers closer to their babies after birth," BellyBelly posted alongside the photo. Our answer? Um, yes, we would love to see these beds in U.S. maternity wards!