Rock gently and fall peacefully asleep
The gentle rocking of BABYBJÖRN Cradle is a soothing and secure way for your baby to fall asleep. The cradle is perfect in the early months when your newborn alternates short periods of sleep and wakefulness. It is easy to move around your home so you can always keep your baby close to you.
Lulls your baby to sleep
BABYBJÖRN Cradle lulls your baby with softly sprung movements. The cradle is easy to rock with your hand or foot, but also turns your baby’s own movements into gentle rocking which helps your little one to relax and fall asleep.
Secure supervision of your baby
The cradle is designed to give you secure supervision of your baby. The cradle’s transparent mesh fabric and low height make it easy to check that your baby is sleeping safely and peacefully.
Easy to move around your home
BABYBJÖRN Cradle is perfect in the early months when your newborn alternates between short periods of sleep and wakefulness. The compact and light cradle is easy to move from room to room so that you can always keep your baby close – both day and night.
Attractive canopy as accessory
BABYBJÖRN Canopy for Cradle makes the cradle extra cozy for your baby. The canopy screens and softens ambient light to create a cozier feeling.
Airy and soft design
The sides of the cradle are made of airy and soft mesh fabric that the baby can breathe through, even if the baby’s face is very close to the side. You do not need to buy a crib bumper for the cradle because its sides are made entirely of fabric – there are no bars or loose parts to trap tiny hands or feet.
Unique and safe rocking action
The cradle’s unique design provides a softly sprung movement similar to the movement of a stroller. Thanks to its design, there is no risk of the cradle getting stuck at an angle that might be dangerous for your baby. Read the whole story behind product development.
Compact and cozy
Babies enjoy sleeping in snug and cozy surroundings, which remind them of being in Mommy’s tummy. This is why the cradle is specially sized for your little baby and can be used from newborn to about six months.
The Cradle is truly a first of its kind product from BABYBJÖRN. We love that it was designed to help baby soothe himself to sleep and with safety as a priority.
Did you know?
A newborn baby has a different daily rhythm compared to older children and adults. While infants sleep for an average of 16 to 20 hours a day, their sleep is divided into several periods throughout the day and night. This makes it important to buy a comfortable and secure bed that is easy to move around so you can always be close to your baby.
From newborn to approximately 6 months, maximum weight 18 lbs/8kg
Main material, mesh and padding: 100% polyester
Bottom surface of mattress cover: 100% polyester
Top surface of mattress cover: 50% polyester, 50% polyurethane (PU)
Mattress foam: polyurethane foam
Legs: wood and steel
Feet: TPE plastic
The textiles are tested and approved in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100, class 1 for baby products. They are guaranteed to be harmless to children’s sensitive skin and will not trigger allergies.
The cradle fabric is easy to remove and is machine washable in warm water. Do not tumble dry.
The mattress and its cover are machine washable in hot water. Do not tumble dry.
A specially sewn mattress is included.
Height: 5in/ 13cm
Length: 31in/ 79cm
Width: 23in/ 58cm
Height: 26in/ 65cm
Length: 31in/ 79cm
Width: 23in/ 58cm
The sturdy design features robust feet grips that also protect the floor.
The cradle is easy to assemble, with all you need included in the pack – two screws and a key.
Keep the following in mind:
You can use BABYBJÖRN Cradle until your baby weighs 18lbs/8kg or until your baby can sit up, kneel or stand unaided.
Only use the mattress included.
Make sure your baby is warm enough and is able to move freely.
We recommend using light blankets and sheets rather than stuffed comforters.
Why should I choose BABYBJÖRN Cradle instead of a traditional cradle?
When you choose BABYBJÖRN Cradle you get a cradle with a unique rocking action that cannot get stuck in any position. It is lightweight and easy to move around from room to room. Your baby can breathe through the airy mesh fabric and it is easy for you to keep an eye on your baby, even when you are lying in bed. Assembly is very easy and the covering can be washed.
When can I begin using BABYBJÖRN Cradle for my baby?
BABYBJÖRN Cradle has been developed to be used by a newborn baby until he or she can sit unaided (approx. 6 months) or weighs 17 lbs/8kg.
What is special about the rocking action of BABYBJÖRN Cradle?
The movement is similar to that of a stroller with spring suspension. The cradle is easy to rock in all directions. You can rock the cradle with gentle hand or foot movements. BABYBJÖRN Cradle is set in motion by your baby’s movements and a baby who wakes up may be lulled back to sleep. Some sleep experts claim that children do not sleep as deeply when they are in motion. But BABYBJÖRN Cradle stops rocking once your baby falls asleep, so he or she does not get accustomed to constant movement while asleep.
The BABYBJÖRN Cradle is perfect in the early months when your newborn alternates between short periods of sleep and wakefulness. The compact and light cradle is easy to move from room to room so that you can always keep your baby close – both day and night.
The Cradle is truly a first of its kind product from BABYBJORN. We love that it was designed to help baby soothe himself to sleep and with safety as a priority.
“The moment we discovered the cradle I knew I had to have it! It looks so good and feels warm and cozy. Holger slept really well in it from day one. When he moves, it gently rocks and that’s probably one of the reasons. His big brothers like to sit beside it and watch their baby brother through the mesh fabric, and they love rocking him to sleep.
We bought the canopy as well to get an even cozier feeling and, since Holger was born in the summer, having it as a mosquito net felt extra safe. When we went to Grandma and Grandpa’s we folded up the cradle and took it with us. Because it’s so light and can be folded flat, it works well as a travel crib in the beginning. Being able to take it with you from room to room and between floors is an added bonus. I’ll really miss it when Holger has outgrown it!"
Marie-Fe, mother of Holger, aged 4 months
Developing a safe cradle
Andreas Zandrén, Head of Product Development at BabyBjörn, was entrusted with developing a cradle. The list of requirements was specific – it had to help the baby fall asleep, be comfortable and have an attractive design. But above all the cradle had to be safe.
The task was a real challenge and the project took a long time. Many ideas were tested before the product development team finally had a prototype ready that seemed to meet all the stringent requirements.
Then Andreas read American physician Doctor Mark Brandenburg’s book “Child Safe”. Doctor Brandenburg is an emergency physician and has written a book with practical tips for parents on preventing accidents in the home. He includes a special warning about cradles in his book. There are many risks associated with cradles and finding a safe cradle on the market is difficult.
This filled Andreas with doubt. If a leading physician in the U.S. is warning people about cradles, perhaps completing the project would be a mistake? He discussed the dilemma with Björn Jakobson, the founder of BabyBjörn, who has a reputation for being notoriously meticulous about safety issues. Björn had discontinued many far less troublesome projects than this over the years. But instead he encouraged Andreas to meet Doctor Brandenburg to look into all the safety issues.
Doctor Brandenburg welcomed Andreas into his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He examined the prototype and was actually impressed – its unique design solved the biggest safety issue! Doctor Brandenburg contends that the greatest risk with cradles is that they can get stuck at an angle which can be dangerous for the baby. But this cradle stands firmly on the floor, does not have a traditional rocking movement and thus could not get stuck in any one position. Furthermore, this solution also created a gentle and soothing rocking movement that would help the baby to fall asleep. Doctor Brandenburg only suggested a few small changes that would make the cradle even better.
After six years of product development, the BABYBJÖRN Cradle was finally ready