Today: midwife Lisa Lemmerer
We are always very happy when we can talk to experts about our favorite topic, baby and child sleep.
Name: Lisa Lemmerer
Why did you decide to pursue this profession?
Because pregnant women have fascinated me since I was a child and I find them incredibly beautiful!
What do you love so much about your job?
That I can accompany the expectant parents as an expert throughout the pregnancy, through to the birth and into the postpartum period.
What is important for a child in the first few months?
That it can live its needs and that they are recognized and met. Experiences security and safety.
“Healthy sleep is particularly important for the development of newborns.”
What should you pay attention to in your opinion?
That you concentrate on the essentials and give yourself time to get to know each other and relax.
Why would you recommend Benni's Nest ?
It offers the newborn a place of safety and security through its concise shape, shielding from external stimuli that it is already used to in the mother's womb, sufficient air circulation, embedded in an unobtrusive, benevolent pine scent.
What role does healthy sleep play in newborns?
Newborns can sleep up to 18 hours in a full day. They grow and thrive rapidly, processing new impressions and learned skills. Sleep plays a major role in the child's development.
We attach great importance to non-toxic materials. How important is this in your work with newborns?
The newborn is very sensitive with all of its senses and should be kept away from harmful substances for as long as possible. Studies prove this again and again. In my work, I make sure not to use any strong smells or chemicals, for example in oils or creams, and I always inform parents about the delicate and sensitive baby skin. In general, the less the better!
“The pollutant-free, organic materials of the mattress and bed offer a needy newborn the perfect sleeping environment.”
Benni's Nest has developed a sophisticated ventilation system together with TÜV. Why is this so important, especially for newborns?
The newborn needs well-ventilated, not overheated ambient air for its circulation. This plays a major role, for example, in the prevention of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
“Thanks to its shape, the Benni's Nest baby bed offers the newborn the protection from external stimuli that the baby already knows from its mother's womb.”
The protective form is a central theme in Benni's Nest . Can you perhaps explain this from an expert perspective?
Gladly. The protective shape of Benni's Nest reflects the secure situation in the mother's womb for the newborn baby. It is shielded from external stimuli and is embedded in a delicate, unobtrusive scent of pine, is gently rocked by the runners like the mother's movements when walking, and is supplied by the sophisticated ventilation system like the umbilical cord to the mother's system.
What is your wish for expectant parents?
That you give yourself time to get to know each other as a family, concentrate on the important things in life and pay attention to the needs of the newborn.
Photo credit: Lisa Lemmerer / @hebamme_lisa_lemmerer