My health visitor says that babies should lie on a firm surface. The Red Castle Cocoonababy nest seems soft so I’m not sure about using it, is that true?

She is quite right – a child should not be placed on a soft surface as his body will “sink” into it. However on a flat, hard surface a baby cannot lie in a cradled posture which reminds him of his mother’s womb and reassures him. The Cocoonababy® nest is neither soft, flat, nor hard:  it is designed in such a way that its base is firm yet its surface soft. This ergonomic design has many advantages: it keeps baby on his back but cradles him, allows him to move his arms and head freely and to interact with those around him.