A baby lift is comparable to a small bed, that can be brought anywhere you go. For a newborn, the pram will often feel very big and is this case the lift will help by making it a tighter, more fitted space and will give the baby a feeling of safe surroundings. The newborn baby is used to feeling warm and enclosed in the womb and this baby lift will be a substitute for that feeling by creating a familiar and comfortable environment, that will soothe and create a sort of a cave for the baby, especially when transporting a sleeping child. The lift will quickly get a smell of ‘home’ and it will therefor feel safe to the child, being moved from the pram to the crib, or to other places such as a summer house or visiting relatives etc.
When you are ready to teach the baby to sleep in their own crib, it is also helpful to use the lift – you just place the lift directly in the crib, so the comfortable feeling from the lift and the smell of the lift will be transferred onto the crib, making the transition easier.
In both ends of the baby lift, there are flexible drawstrings with stoppers, which can be untightened and thereby transforming the lift to a play mat – you can also use these strings to simply expand the lift, if needed.
We have added a cover for the strings in both ends, to increase the safety of the lift, so that you can prevent the strings from falling into the lift.
For safety reasons, we advise you to make sure the strings are completely tightened, and the covers are closed, when using the lift to carry the baby from one destination to another.
The baby lift can be used immediately after the child is born and up until the baby is 7 months or 9 kilos – this is part of the European safety standard, which the lift has been tested under. This means that all lifts that are tested under this standard will go no higher than 9 kilos.
We recommend that you buy the lift before giving birth, so you have the time to get to know the lift with all the different options and we also recommend you to place the baby lift in your own bed in the days up to your due date, making the lift smell like you and your partner, which will instantly comfort the baby even from first time using the lift. It can also be done by placing some of your ’unwashed’ garments in the lift. Remember to bring the lift to the hospital, so it can be a practical help for you and the baby from the very beginning.
The baby lift has been designed from universal standard measurements and have been tested to fit into all standard prams and combined pram + strollers.
Both a baby nest and a baby lift are comforting aids for the baby and a practical help for the parents – the difference is however that you would usually only use the baby nest in the home and that the baby lift would be used to bring out the newborn on walks or visits, because of the slim shape and the higher and more firm sides.
A baby nest is more open, making it easy for the baby to look at the surroundings, whereas the baby lift is more closed, creating a safe space for the baby when travelling.
When designing the lift, we have focused on using certified organic materials mainly, which is better in contact with the very delicate skin of the newborn. The fabric used on inside is made in organic cotton, which has a breathable and natural surface and will be very tender to the touch and will not bother the baby even after many hours in the lift. The exterior material of the lift is a water repellent, durable, organic cotton canvas, which is not too delicate and therefor will be less receptive of dirt.
The mattress is made from a hypoallergenic foam, which is breathable and therefor easier on the baby’s breathing.
The natural materials make the lift very easy to clean.
The baby lift is OCS certified, which means that main part of the materials is completely organic, with full traceability to the manufacturers growing the fibers and that all materials are tested to not include any unwanted chemistry.
The Copenhagen Colors baby lift has been tested under the European safety standard EN 1466 by an impartial third-party testing lab, which makes sure that the product applies to all requirements and ensures that you, as a consumer, can trust that the standard is of highest safety possible.
The baby lift is designed with higher side panels, to prevent any accidents from happening and with a wooden board in the bottom, to stabilize the lift making it safe to carry around with the baby in the lift. This will also be better for the baby’s back, as a soft bottom would risk making the baby ’curl up’ in the lift. We have however added a very thick and spongy mattress on top of the board, so it will not feel hard for the baby.
The standard EN 1466 is a test for the safety aspects concerning the child’s sleeping habits and the risks related to carrying the child in the lift, the test includes:
1. Static test, where the baby lift is hung by the handles with a 38-kilo dummy for 30 minutes = ensures that the handles are strong enough.
2. Dynamic test, where the baby lift is hung by the handles with a 9-kilo dummy including 15.000 lifts and drops = ensures that the lift can be used over a longer period and is durable in use.
3. Fire test, to ensure that the surface will not overheat in case of fire = makes sure that the materials will not burn faster than ‘normal’.
4. Cylinder test, where they place the lift on an angled surface and roll a cylinder from one side to the other = ensures that the side panels will not yield over and that the baby lift will not tilt if the baby rolls over.
It is important to emphasize, that we always recommend checking your baby regularly when they are in the baby lift – this is mentioned only as an extra safety measure, but the European standard will test that all factors are complied with in terms of sleeping safely in the lift.
We have included a pamphlet in the packing for the baby lift with information on the use of the baby lift, which we recommend keeping for later.
Yes, our baby lift can be washed in a normal household washing machine on 30 degrees. Remember to remove the wooden board before washing. Would be recommended to use a mild detergent (we would suggest a detergent free of perfume) and without bleach, to protect the baby after the lift has been washed. Do not tumble dry the lift, but place it unfolded and flat, maybe on top of the drying rack, so there is full ventilation from top and bottom.
Smaller stains can easily be wiped off with a damp cloth, as the lift has a coating on the inside, which makes it easy to clean – the coating is of course without any unwanted chemistry, so that the baby does not get any unwanted substances in their mouth, in the case they should suck on the fabric.
The natural and pure materials makes sure you do not have to wash the lift before first time use.
The inside of our baby lift is made in organic cotton poplin, for the soft touch of the delicate baby skin
However, to prevent the lift from becoming dirty, and for making it easy to remove smaller stains just with a damp cloth, we have treated the super soft cotton with a light wax based coating.
The coating is safe even if the mouth of the child will get in direct contact with the fabric, as it is PFOS-free and PFOA-free and passes the REACH standard, making it suitable for organic fibres within the GOTS certification and ensuring the safety of the child, by not using any chemicals or harmfull substances.
Depending on how much you fasten the strings in either end, the lift can have different measurements according to your needs. The stabilizing wooden board in the bottom is 72 cm long and 32 cm wide – this will be the minimum size for the baby lift and is what defines if the lift can fit into the pram or the crib. The final length of the lying position is 72 - 90 cm, and the side panels are 18 cm high, but will not be a problem even if it is higher than the sides of the pram. The measurement of the play mat, when the lift is unfolded, is 65 cm x 104 cm. Weight of the lift without the wooden board is 1,35 kg, including the wooden board 2,2 kg.
We have designed a specially fitted hood for the lift, that can be attached to the sides of the lift and is bought separately. The hood will work as a shield from the sun, but can also be used to minimize the impressions from the world surrounding the baby, when you are outside – this is especially important when the baby needs to sleep and therefore should not be overstimulated. The hood can also be turned inside out and folded down, so it can be used a supporting seat, for when the baby starts to learn how to sit on its own, supporting under the arms and behind the back.
As this is a very technical product, we know that as parents you will have a lot of questions about shape, size, test etc. before making the final decision.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, in case you have any additional questions, and we will make sure to reply as soon as possible, so you can get the help needed to choose the exact right product for your family.