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The First Years Close and Secure Sleeper

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  • Cotton, Polyester
  • Imported
  • Used in adult bed between pillows
  • Head and foot barriers minimize risk of entrapment
  • Folds for travel and storage
  • Machine-washable sheet and cover
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Item Weight3 pounds
Product Dimensions17.5 x 16.5 x 6.2 inches
Item model numberY3171
Target genderUnisex
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Best Sellers Rank #712 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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The First Years Close and Secure Sleeper allows you to feed, soothe, monitor, and bond with your baby throughout the night with the reassurance that baby is snug, secure, and comfortable next to you in your bed. Designed to be easily portable for on the go convenience, you can also use the sleeper in the crib to help ease baby's transition from your bed to the crib. Our patented Airflow design allows air to circulate around baby. Built in nightlight makes it easy for you to check on baby during the night.

The First Years deceptively simple Close & Secure Sleeper allows you to feed, soothe, monitor, and bond with baby in the comfort of your own bed. Meant to be used from birth until baby rolls over or pushes up on their own, the sleeper is anchored to your bed by a large flap that tucks under your mattress. The patented Airflow design of the hollow frame and breathable mesh fabric keep air circulating and baby cool.

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The sleeper folds up nicely for convenient portability and compact storage.
A durable, cloth-covered U-shaped "wall" surrounds baby’s head and torso to limit their movement and help prevent parents from rolling onto them. The soft head barrier reduces the risk of entrapment, while the foot wedge--which can be used as a sleep positioner in future months--ensures baby stays snugly inside the sleep area. The supportive bottom is a cozy resting spot with the included soft cover, vinyl covered mattress, and removable, machine washable mattress sheet.

Reassurance and safety weren’t the only things The First Years folks thought of when creating this sleeper. Other benefits include its portability, a nightlight, and transitional use. For travel convenience, the Close & Secure folds up easily, is lightweight, and sports a carrying handle. Once baby has outgrown it, this feature means that it can also be compactly stored until needed again. A built-in nightlight allows you to quietly check on your bundle of joy during the night and provides enough illumination for feedings without waking your partner. When you are ready to transition baby to the crib, this sleeper can go with them--simply place it in the crib until baby is used to their new setting.

Two AA batteries are required for the nightlight.

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Customer Reviews

We put this in bed with us (King size) and it worked out great.
Sarah Gutekunst
My baby was almost 10 lbs and 22 inches long at birth, and he's now about 12 lbs at one month old, but he still fits in it just fine.
L. Hilton
It also folds up for travel and has a great purple night light built into it.
Jennifer Coite

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

303 of 324 people found the following review helpful By C.L. Richmond on August 10, 2006
BEWARE to parents of larger and/or longer babies!!

My daughter weighed 11+ pounds and was 23.5 inches long when she was born, so while this is a GREAT sleep positioner or portable bassinet (it's soft, secure, portable, etc.), the actual interior length is ONLY 24 inches.

There is also a NON-removeable wedge at the end of the sleeping surface that impedes foot room, if there was some way to remove it I would have done so, if only to get more use out of it and to prevent her from throwing her legs over the sides (which she does in her bassinet as well).

As a result, my 8 week old daughter outgrew this long ago which was a major disappointment since I was hoping to use it for the transition to her crib. This wasn't exactly an inexpensive item either, so unless your baby is MUCH smaller than mine, I would suggest finding a sleep positioner that has an open end so that you can get more use out of it, for a longer period of time.
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190 of 230 people found the following review helpful By Suzy on July 3, 2004
This item looks like a great solution as a co-sleeper but it is not. Problem #1: It's 17inches wide & only fits on a Eastern King size bed if there is a normal size parent on either side of this sleeper. Problem #2: Sheet is not standard & contains long strip of velcro that attaches to everything else in your laundry & has to be discarded since becomes tangled mess. Problem #3: It's interior is only 24 inches long, so baby quickly outgrows it. Problem #4: Exterior wall is very hard so parent's head can hit not to mention baby's head as well. What to buy instead: a changing pad that is cradle shaped to fit between the parents for about $25. It takes standard sheets (without velcro) & is soft, allowing parents to curl up with their baby while in bed & allows baby to still have her/his own space & be secure.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Laura on April 16, 2012
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Before having our first baby I never would have imagined we would co-sleep, but our little one won't sleep on her own. This is the only way I can actually get any sleep. I thought I would address some of the comments others have made and questions I had before purchasing.

- We only have the one sheet that comes with the sleeper, but we were gifted way too many receiving blankets. We cover the mattress with a different receiving blanket every night and that kind of serves as changing the sheets. We lay the blanket over the top of the mattress and tuck the sides under. It feels plenty secure to me. Our baby is pretty squirmy and it's never come untucked.

- Our baby is 2 months old and probably has an inch or two left to grow in the sleeper. She was 19.5 inches when she was born. This probably won't last long if you have a tall baby.

- I read reviews saying the sleeper slants down, causing the baby to slide down to the bottom of the sleeper. We first started using the sleeper in a guest bed with a firm mattress. Then we moved it into our bed. It has an older, pillow top mattress. I never felt like the sleeper sloped down at all in the guest bed, but feel like it does a little in our bed. I've concluded that this has more to do with the adult mattress than the sleeper itself.

- Fitting the sleeper and two adults in a queen sized bed is a tight fit.

- Her legs do often stick over the mesh siding, but I've never worried that her whole body would slide out of the sleeper. I just don't see how that could happen. I like the mesh because I can comfortably reach in and rest an arm/hand on her.

- I breastfeed and don't see how I could laying down with her in the sleeper. I do have to pick her up. It's still pretty convenient with her right next to me though.
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57 of 73 people found the following review helpful By jacob twena on July 4, 2011
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Dear prospective buyer,
I was recently on the market for a co-sleeper so that my baby could sleep with us in the same bed and not have to worry about rolling over. I saw this secure sleeper on and the price was reasonable so i decided to give it a shot. Lemme start with some Pros.

-slimmer in width as opposed the the Summer Infant brand co-sleeper. It fits between us on a Queen size bed easily and we don't feel squished.

-strong UV nightlight

-very lightweight, easy to fold and go

-too short. the product says its could till 4 months, but my baby is only two months old and if he lies straight he can't fit his whole body in

-footrest is immovable so even if you wanted to make it fit a baby bigger than 23", u would have to physically cut off the footrest

-not even suitable for newborns, because it has an incline that causes babys to slide down during the night

-non breathable mattress. When we were using it, my baby woke up every day with a puddle of sweat on his back and forehead -and he's a SUMMER baby!

in short, i suggest you try summer infants sleeper instead. It's 29" long, which should definitly last till 4 months old, and has a much more breathable mattress. (but buy it from Babys R us - they have it for 59.99)
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83 of 108 people found the following review helpful By D. Hansen on September 15, 2006
We LOVED this item. We were concerned about rolling over on our daughter while we had her sleeping in our bed, so this item avoided that problem. We could check on her during the night and feed her without getting out of bed. We used it for the first nearly 4 months, until she actually got so big that we cut the end off (obviously, not recommended) so she could stretch her legs for the last few weeks (she was unusually tall at 4 months, at 27"). I can see using this only with a king-sized bed. One would be too cramped in a queen-sized bed. Note that each parent will have to use separate top blankets and sheets on either side of the sleeper. The only downsides were (1) the nightlight, which I found useless because the light points up and so did not illuminate her face. However, the light is removable, so I suppose one could use it by taking it out. And (2), the manufacturer did not make extra fitted sheets last time I checked. The sheet has velcro which keeps the little mattress in place (although it does not move much), and loose sheets are not recommended for reasons of safety. Therefore, if the sheet gets soiled in the middle of the night, then good luck. The mattress did flatten a little where her head was by the end of 4 months. I have seen comments that the mattress is not soft, but it's really softer than our crib mattress. The entire unit is machine washable (once certain parts are removed, which is easy), and we dried the whole thing in the dryer. We would have brought the sleeper with us on a trip we took after she turned 4 months if she hadn't grown out of it so early. The item was perfect until we transitioned her to her crib at 4 months.
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