13 Popular Baby Nests and Loungers in Australia

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Side view of Snuggle Me Organic Bare Infant Lounger showing comfortable padding and size of baby to nest.

Before you hit the shops and invest in a baby lounger, read our curated list of Australia’s best baby nests to get you started in your search

There are few things more precious than snuggling our wee babes in our arms, but we can’t carry them all day, there are times we could really do with a couple of free hands. A baby nest gives us a safe space to pop bub, right next to mumma, while we get on with the hands-free tasks we’ve been putting off (looking at you unfolded washing basket).

Sometimes called baby loungers, baby nests are cosy little places specially designed to mimic the comfort of the being in the womb (bliss!). With raised, padded edges the lounger keeps babies safely on their backs without rolling.

Dockatot Deluxe Baby Dock showing advantage of mother being able to look after baby hands-free. Close up of infant lounger showing comfortable padding is also shown.

Helpful tips for buying a baby nest

Safety first – Baby nests aren’t intended for sleeping and should only be used during supervised awake time.

Easy peasy washing – With freshly minted baes comes a rainbow of fluids, milk spew, blowouts and dribble for days! Choosing a nest you can toss in the washing machine, or at least give a good wipe down should be high on your requirement list and some nests come with removable covers and protectors.

Materials – Natural, breathable fabrics like cotton and bamboo allow air to flow through the lounger, helping moderate baby’s temperature, reducing the risk of overheating.

Portability – Want to take your nest on your next family vacay or trip to grannies? Some nests come with carry handles or storage bags to make transporting super easy and convenient.

Side view of Snuggle Me Organic Bare Infant Lounger showing comfortable padding and size of baby to nest.

13 baby nests and loungers available in Australia

To help you find a super-cute (and safe!) nest for your baby, we consulted our huge Facebook community of Australian mums and listed their most popular choices below.

In no particular order, here are 12 of the most popular Baby Nests for 2023.


Cushii Baby Nest showing a baby resting on the floor in the lounger

Cushii Baby Lounger ($169)

Made with temperature regulating certified Tencel fibres, the award-winning Cushii Lounger is machine washable, silky-smooth to the touch and ready to go on any adventure. Available in nine gorgeous prints and we love that it comes with a money back guarantee.

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Audrey & Me

Audrey & Me baby nest showing a close up of the unique leather buckle and reversible fabric

Audrey & Me Linen Baby Nest ($189.95)

Available in eight earthy colourways, Audrey & Me baby nests are fully reversible allowing you to change up the look. Each one is handmade from linen which is naturally hypoallergenic, antibacterial and temperature-regulating. The carry handle and leather buckle are a sweet detail.

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Bubnest baby lounger with two babies resting. Clearly shows the size of the lounger and two different colours cream and sage.

Bubnest Nests (from $249)

Not only is the Bubnest a healthy, toxic-free space for babes to chill, but it looks spectacular in the home. Perfect for supervised chilling and play, it uses completely organic and biodegradable materials to be as fab for your little human as it is for the environment.

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Snuggle Me

Snuggle Me Baby Lounger in Teal with a baby sitting inside the baby nest

Snuggle Me Organic Baby Lounger (from $289)

Purpose-built for lounging, the outer shell is made with 100% organic cotton, a non-toxic and breathable material. They come in eight different colourways and feature unique contouring to support bub’s upper body as it grows.

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Sable Bebe

Linen Social baby lounger showing how an older baby compared to anew born fit inside the baby nest.

Sable Bebe Baby Lounger (from $207)

Lightweight and portable, Sable Bebe baby loungers use 3D mesh technology and Tencel fibres to create a safe space that absorbs moisture and prevents bacteria. We love that it’s machine washable and comes with a complimentary carry bag. 100% pure linen covers sold separately.

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Bubba Bump

Bubba Bump Baby Lounge showing the detail of the gumnut fabric cover.

Bubba Bump Organic Baby Lounges ($175)

Recommended for little ones up to 12 months of age, Bubba Bump Organic Baby Lounges provide optimum comfort for precious babes. In a choice of styles, they use hypoallergenic organic cotton and are adjustable to suit growing minis.

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Cocoonababy Baby Nest with a baby sitting next to a mother who is reading. Includes two additional product images showing different patterns

Cocoonababy Nest ($349)

The ergonomic Cocoonababy enables bubs to rest in an elongated semi-fetal position and adjust easier to life beyond the womb. It comes with a waterproof sheet and wide safety strap, plus it features a 20-degree incline to reduce newborn reflux.

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Faemli baby nest with a baby resting and a close up of the four different fabric covers available.

faemli Baby Lounger (from $188)

It’s the 100% cotton baby lounger that gives you options! The raised end can be used for tummy-time or to help relieve reflux, while the flatter side has a gentle slope for comfy lounging. Plus, each side is made from material suited to either warm or cool days.

Buy Now from Faemli

Done by Deer

Done by Deer cozy baby lounger showing a baby playing with the included activity arch in three colours, latte, dusty pink and blue.

Done By Deer Cozy Lounger with Activity Arch ($199.95)

With a removeable activity arch for attaching your baby’s favourite toys, the Done by Deer Cozy Lounger is perfect for play or tummy time. With washable organic cotton covers in a choice of three sweet shades, it’s lightweight and portable from room to room.

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Golden Child

Golden child baby lounger with a very happy baby resting in the baby nest and the on trend fabric covers

Golden Child Baby Lounger ($229)

Lightweight, durable and multi purpose, this handy helper can be used for changing or lounging. It’s crafted from super soft and sustainable Tencel fibres (made from eucalyptus) and 3D mesh to absorb moisture and prevent bacteria. Covers available in eight delectable shades.

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Dockatot Docks Baby Nests with two mothers dotting over their resting babies in the loungers

Dockatot Deluxe Baby Docks (from $279)

Made with love in Sweden, these award-winners are lightweight, portable and available in all colours of the rainbow. Choose from the Dockatot Deluxe+ for bubs from birth to eight months, or the Grand for growing tots up to three years.

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Purflo Purair Baby Nest showing how comfortable a baby can rest in the mesh inner

Purflo Pureair Breathable Nest ($109.99)

This multi-functional nest comes equipped with breathable mesh and ventilated sides for excellent temperature control. Suitable from birth, it also features a hypoallergenic Amicor Pure filling, which protects against allergens like dust mites.

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ClevaMama Mum2Mum sleep pod showing how the pillow can be used as a baby lounger AND as a maternity pillow.

Clevamama Mum2Me Maternity Pillow and Sleep Pod ($185)

The ultimate two-in-one, the Clevamama Mum4Me gives pregnant mammas full-body support where we need it most. Once bub is born it cleverly transforms into a snug sleep pod for babies. Made with 100% soft jersey cotton, it’s hypo-allergenic, breathable and machine washable.

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What is a baby nest?

A baby nest (also called a baby lounger) is a cocoon-like pod with raised sides that bubs use for resting and playing while mum is close by. Designed to mimic the comfort of the womb, they give parents a special spot to pop baby while freeing up two hands for a short while.

Are baby nests safe for newborns?

Provided they are supervised and used correctly, baby nests are a safe place for newborns to hang out for short periods while awake. Of course, medical authorities recommend babies sleep on a firm and flat surface, so stick to your approved cot, bassinet or co-sleeper for sleepytime.

How long do you use a baby nest for?

Parents typically use baby nests throughout the newborn stage (0 – 3 months), however many brands sell nests in larger sizes that cater to older bubs and toddlers. Even once your babe stops using the nest at home, it comes in handy for rest time when traveling.

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Seen a baby nest we could add to our list? Contact us and let us know, we’ve been curating Australia’s best baby products into helpful lists for over 15 years and we’re always happy to support new brands and businesses.

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Comparision of six baby nests showing the different brands, styles, materials, prints padding and sizes.

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