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Detailed Safety Guidance

Safety of our products is of upmost importance to BellaMoon™.

We have gone over and above our requirements for safety testing and outlined a full and detailed User Guide below.

Please take time to read this advice before using BellaMoon.

This detailed guidance is also included in your Assembly Instructions and User Guide when you purchase your product.

 

Important

We would like to highlight at the top of this page that the Lie Down Nursing component of BellaMoon™ is a BREASTFEEDING product. It is not a co-sleeping product.  After breastfeeding is completed, baby should be returned to their own separate sleep surface.  For more detail guidance, please read below and also refer to our detailed User Guide within the product when purchased.

 

BellaMoon™ User Guide

BellaMoon™  Full Moon ’7-in-1 Pregnancy and Nursing System is the ultimate award-winning breastfeeding, pregnancy and infant support for Mother and baby. Its multi-functional capability allows it to be uniquely adapted into multiple different uses – including an incredibly comfortable and supportive pregnancy pillow, a luxurious breastfeeding day cocoon for lateral nursing, a highly practical nursing nest, a clever infant feeding pillow, a stylish breastfeeding privacy cover for when out and about nursing in public and a supportive infant lounger and tummy-time pillow.  

 

Build a BellaMoon™

BellaMoon™ can be purchased as one entire ‘Full Moon ’system, OR you can Build a BellaMoon™ on your journey through motherhood, starting with the New Moon Pregnancy pillow during pregnancy, followed by the Eclipse Nursing Privacy Cover and Half Moon Nursing Nest during breastfeeding when baby arrives.

BellaMoon™ 'New Moon' is a luxurious crescent C-shaped pregnancy pillow used to help support a growing bump before baby arrives through all trimesters of pregnancy. (This is also sold separately and also forms part of the Full Moon System).

BellaMoon™' Half Moon' is a unique nursing nest designed for Mom and baby lying on their side to feed. (This is also sold separately and also forms part of the Full Moon System)

BellaMoon™ 'Eclipse ’Nursing Privacy Cover is a clever and stylish nursing privacy cover which can be used when out and about nursing your baby in public.

BellaMoon™ is designed with love by an Irish Mother.

 

How to assemble a BellaMoon:

Removing the Vacuum Packing from the Mothers Pillow/Pregnancy Pillow:

The Mothers Pillow / Pregnancy Pillow comes in 3 parts:

- The Head Pillow (A1)

- The Middle Pillow (B1)

- The Foot Pillow (A2)

Remove recycled plastic cover from all three parts of the mothers/Pregnancy Pillow. Massage the pillow to help it expand fully. Fluff up the pillows to ensure the inner filling is evenly distributed.

Place your new covers (X, Y, Z) on each section – head (A1), middle (B1) and foot (A2). Zip it all together – lie down and relax!

 Build a BellaMoon

INFANT FEEDING PILLOW / SITTING UP BABY LOUNGER:

Simply Zip A1 & A2 together.

PREGNANCY PILLOW:

Unzip A1 and A2. Place B1 in the center. Zip one end of B1 to A1 and the other end of B1 to A2.

BREASTFEEDING PRIVACY COVER:

Disconnect B2 from B1. Use B2 on its own. The Mothers strap is located at the boned end for placing over Mother’s head. The boned structure allows the mother to view the baby while feeding.

BREASTFEEDING DAY COCOON:

Unzip A1 and A2. Place B1 in the center and zip closed to form the mothers back support. Connect B1 to B2 to form the mothers base. Attach B2 to C1 using the proper buttons to connect the Nursing Nest.

BREASTFEEDING NURSING NEST:

Use C1 on its own. To remove the Anti-Roll Fin (Optional), simply unzip the cover and remove the cushioned wedge. Tuck away the excess material under the baby pad using the popper button.

 

 

Benefits:

  • Designed for togetherness
  • Multi-functional uses for Mother and baby
  • Aides’ night-time breastfeeding
  • Provides day-rest for Mom and baby
  • Provides ease of access for breastfeeding on your side
  • Extended use from pregnancy to approx. 18 months breastfeeding
  • Promotes a strong loving bond
  • Prolonged lateral nursing enhances babies physiological and mental development
  • Designed to support all breastfeeding positions
  • Much greater comfort and rest during breastfeeding

BellaMoon™ uses are recommended for the following ages and durations:

  1. ‘New Moon ’Pregnancy Pillow Suitable throughout pregnancy
  2. Infant Nursing Pillow From 0+ months
  3. ‘Eclipse ’Breastfeeding Privacy Cover From 0+ months
  4. ‘Full Moon ’Breastfeeding Cocoon From 0 - approx. 18 months (supervised by an alert adult).
  5. ‘Half Moon ’Nursing Nest From 0 - approx. 18 months supervised by an alert adult).
  6. Sitting Up Baby Support From approx. 4+ months

 

 

IMPORTANT: FOLLOW ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR EACH USE MODE.

SAFETY TESTING:

Meets CPSIA and all U.S. Federal and State Chemical and Flammability regulations. Tested by CPSC accredited third party laboratory.

Oeko-Tex certification, Standard 100, Class 1 User Tested by Independent Third-Party Experts

 

FEATURES:

  • Machine washable and Changeable Covers
  • Portable
  • Non-toxic
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Non-heat harboring
  • Patented in USA
  • Components made in Europe and China, fully assembled in Ireland

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New Moon Pregnancy Pillow

Suitable throughout pregnancy.

To enjoy a magical nights sleep with the BellaMoon™ ‘New Moon’ Pregnancy Pillow, use the following guidance:

  • Zip the Mother's head, foot and central pillows together to form a full body pregnancy pillow.
  • Lay the full pillow on the bed, when positioned correctly it will resemble the adjacent image.
  • Lie on your side with the pillow under your middle. Push the pillow under your bump slightly and pass the leg support between your knees supporting your upper  and hips.
  • We also recommend you lie with the pillow behind your back for additional comfort for pain in your lower back and hips and between your shoulder blades.
  • The head and foot ends can be unzipped and re-configured during sleep to support other areas, such as your by placing the head or foot pillows at the small of your back.
  • It can also be used in the sitting position to support your back.

 

BellaMoon Pregnancy Pillow

Upright Nursing Pillow:

Suitable from 0 months+.

The BellaMoon™ Infant Feeding Pillow not only lifts babies to a more ergonomic position for comfortable feedings, but also transitions to support them as they grow offering the perfect spot for breastfeeding, bottle feeding, tummy time, playing, sitting or just discovering their little fingers and toes.

HOW TO USE:

To use the BellaMoon™ Infant Feeding pillow in the sitting-up position, simply zip the Mother's head and foot pillows together. For additional comfort, ensure all zips are covered using the zip covers.

SAFETY WARNINGS: ALWAYS follow warnings and instructions on product.

  • NEVER leave baby unattended on this pillow. 
  • Adult supervision is required.
  • NEVER allow baby to sleep on the BellaMoon™Infant Feeding pillow. 
  • DO NOT allow baby to lie face down on a BellaMoon™Infant Feeding pillow. 
  • DO NOT use in crib, cradle, bassinet, play yard, playpen, play zone.
  • NOT for use on a bed, either with the baby alone or with a caregiver who may fall asleep while feeding the baby. 
  • KEEP baby’s airway open at all times. For proper breathing when using the pillow for propping. DO NOT allow baby to be curled up in the center of the pillow area or be propped up too high on the pillow. 
  • Improper use of this product could result in serious injury or death.

 BellaMoon Nursing Pillow

 

BellaMoon™ Sitting-Up Lounger pillow

Suitable from 4 months+

The BellaMoon™ Sitting-Up Lounger pillow is the perfect place for baby to learn to sit as he or she grows.

HOW TO USE:

To use the infant lounger pillow, simply zip the Mother's head and foot pillows together.

  • Ensure that the zips are fully closed and that the zip covers are in place.
  • When baby is awake, supervised baby lounging under full supervision from you is fine.

SAFETY WARNINGS:

ALWAYS follow warnings and instructions on product.

  • NEVER allow baby to sleep on the BellaMoon™ Sitting-Up Lounger pillow. 
  • BellaMoon™ Sitting-Up Lounger pillow is NOT designed as a sleep positioner, or to prevent baby from rolling over.
  • NEVER leave baby unattended when using the Sitting-Up Lounger pillow. 
  • DO NOT allow baby to lie face down on a BellaMoon™ Sitting-Up Lounger pillow.
  • DO NOT use in crib, cradle, bassinet, play yard, playpen, play zone. 
  • NOT for use on a bed, either with the baby alone or with a caregiver who may fall asleep while feeding the baby. 
  • KEEP baby’s airway open at all times. 
  • IMPORTANT: For proper breathing when using the pillow for propping, DO NOT allow baby to be curled up in the center of the pillow area or be propped up too high on the pillow.

 

BellaMoon Baby Sitting Up Support

BellaMoon Safety Guidance

BellaMoon Safety Guidance

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Eclipse Nursing Privacy Cover

Suitable from 0 months+.

The BellaMoon™ multi-functional breastfeeding cover is lightweight and breathable, ensuring that you and your little one are as comfortable as possible during feeding.  The upper edge of the cover has a zipped edge which provides the boned structural support to allow you to see your baby in privacy whilst you feed when out and about.  It easily fold away compactly when not in use. Its multi-functional use ensures that you can use this as part of the base of the BellaMoon™Full Moon also.

 

HOW TO USE:

To use the BellaMoon™ nursing cover, simply unzip the Mother's base sheet from the overall BellaMoon™ Mother's pillow.

  • A Mother's strap is located adjacent to the zip.
  • Place the strap over Mother's head ensuring that you can maintain direct vision of your baby during feeding.

SAFETY WARNINGS:

  • Never use this product for another other than its intended function.
  • Do not leave your baby unattended with this breastfeeding cover.
  • Do not use this breastfeeding cover without the presence of an awake and alert breastfeeding Mother.

 

 BellaMoon Nursing Cover

Full Moon Pregnancy and Nursing System:

Suitable for 0 - 18 months - or such as time as baby can move out of the product by themselves (under full supervision by alert and awake adult). 


The Full Moon configuration is intended for use for short periods of day-time breastfeeding, which allows you to bond deeply with your baby.

HOW TO USE:

  • Arrange BellaMoon™ as per the adjacent diagram below and place BellaMoon™ safely on top of an adequately sized adult bed ensuring there are no parts falling over the edges of the bed.
  • Place baby safely within the Lie Down Nursing Nest. Ensure that all bedding is securely positioned away from baby, ensure that no loose bedding will fall on baby's head or across their airways. Mother to lay adjacent to baby on the elongated Mother's pillow in the side-lying lateral breastfeeding position facing baby.
  • Mother to place her arm outstretched above the moon shaped baby pillow;
  • Mother to rest her head on the upper head-rest pillow;
  • Mother to use the lower pillow to support her knees; and
  • Mother to ensure the central wedge is at a comfortable position to provide support and to ensure baby has an ease of access for breastfeeding
  • BellaMoon™ can be adjusted to suit the Mother's comfort and practicality.
  • Mother's head and feet pillows can be unzipped for more flexibility.
  • Mother's base can be re-sized by using popper buttons under baby's base.
  • The central Anti-Roll fin is removable for washing the overall product, however, it is recommended that for safety reasons the Anti-Roll Fin should remain in place.
  • To change feeding sides, BellaMoon™ can be rotated 180degrees. Alternatively, Mother can switch her head and feet to feed in the opposite end.

SAFETY WARNINGS: ALWAYS follow warnings and instructions on product.

  • Lateral breastfeeding in BellaMoon™ is ONLY suitable under full supervision by an awake and alert adult with babies from 0-18 months.
  • Take extra care with babies under 4 months old. Research shows an increased risk of SIDS between 2 and 3 months. Babies lack good head control and are unable to control their airways.
  • BellaMoon™ products are NOT to be used for co-sleeping. BellaMoon™ is NOT a cot, or a sleep positioner. After breastfeeding is complete and baby has latched off, return babies to their own separate safe sleeping surface.
  • DO NOT use the Mothers Pillow within the adult bed at night-time as it may pose a suffocation hazard.
  • DO NOT leave baby lying in BellaMoon™ without the immediate presence of Mother directly adjacent.
  • Due to the breastfeeding nature of BellaMoon, babies will seek a mother’s breast therefore may move out of position in search of mother if she is not lying immediately adjacent in the lateral breastfeeding position. Therefore, Mother must always be present in the lateral breastfeeding position when using BellaMoon™ in this configuration.
  • KEEP BellaMoon™ away from walls or other vertical structures due to the risk that baby may move between BellaMoon™ and the side structure, become entrapped and suffocate.

BellaMoon Full Moon Safety Guidance

BellaMoon Full Moon Safety Guidance

BellaMoon Lie Down Nursing Safety Guidance

 

BellaMoon™ Half Moon Lie-Down Nursing Nest

Suitable for 0 - 18 months (under full supervision by alert and awake adult).

The BellaMoon™ Lie-Down Nursing Nest configuration is intended for use for short periods of breastfeeding within the adult bed, which allows you to bond deeply with your baby.

HOW TO USE:

  • For breastfeeding within the adult bed, the mother’s pillow must be completely removed and the Nursing Nest used on its own – without the Mother’s pillow, as shown in the adjacent diagram.
  • Place baby safely within the Nursing Nest. Ensure that all bedding is securely positioned away from baby, ensure that no loose bedding will fall on baby’s head or across their airways.
  • Mother to lay adjacent to baby in the side-lying lateral breastfeeding or resting position facing baby (as per adjacent image). The Anti-Roll find is removable; however, for safety reasons it is recommended that the wedge remain in place.
  • To change feeding sides, lift baby out of the Nursing Nest, rotate BellaMoon™ and reposition to suit. Once in position, place baby securely back into Nursing Nest and continue to feed.
  • The BellaMoon™ Half Moon Lie-Down Nursing Nest configuration is intended for use for short periods of lateral breastfeeding.

SAFETY WARNINGS:

SAFETY WARNINGS: ALWAYS follow warnings and instructions on product.

  • Lateral breastfeeding in BellaMoon™ is ONLY suitable under full supervision by an awake and alert adult with babies from 0-18 months.
  • Take extra care with babies under 4 months old. Research shows an increased risk of SIDS between 2 and 3 months. Babies lack good head control and are unable to control their airways.
  • BellaMoon™ products are NOT to be used for co-sleeping. BellaMoon™ is NOT a cot, or a sleep positioner. After breastfeeding is complete and baby has latched off, return babies to their own separate safe sleeping surface.
  • DO NOT use the Mothers Pillow within the adult bed at night-time as it may pose a suffocation hazard.
  • DO NOT leave baby lying in BellaMoon™ without the immediate presence of Mother directly adjacent.
  • Due to the breastfeeding nature of BellaMoon, babies will seek a mother’s breast therefore may move out of position in search of mother if she is not lying immediately adjacent in the lateral breastfeeding position. Therefore, Mother must always be present in the lateral breastfeeding position when using BellaMoon™ in this configuration.
  • KEEP BellaMoon™ away from walls or other vertical structures due to the risk that baby may move between BellaMoon™ and the side structure, become entrapped and suffocate.

BellaMoon Half Moon Lie Down Nursing Nest Safety Guidance

BellaMoon Half Moon Lie Down Nursing Nest Safety Guidance

BellaMoon Half Moon Lie Down Nursing Nest Safety Guidance

 

    PRODUCT SAFETY WARNINGS:

    YOUR ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO THIS SECTION

    We take the health and safety of mother and baby very seriously.  BellaMoon™ has been independently user tested by experts at an Infant Sleep Lab.  We have also considered guidance issued by the Lullaby Trust, a UK based charitable organization, which aims to raise awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and provide expert advice on safer sleep for babies. We follow guidance issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics about sleep safety for infants. 

    Lateral breastfeeding in BellaMoon™ is suitable under full supervision by an alert adult from 0-18 months. 

    Research on bed sharing shows an increased risk of SIDS between 2 and 3 months. This is a particularly vulnerable time, as babies lack good head control and are unable to control their airways. BellaMoon™ Full-Moon and Half-Moon are therefore NOT designed for co-sleeping. BellaMoon™ is NOT a cot, or a sleep positioner.  We have set out some important guidance below that should be borne in mind when using BellaMoon®. Failure to follow all warnings and safety instructions could result in death or serious injury.

    BellaMoon™ products are not recommended for co-sleeping.

     

    Placing Baby in BellaMoon™

    It is recommended to always place your baby on his back while in BellaMoon™ Lie-Down Nursing Nest. Generally, experts recommend that until approximately 8 months old, babies must always be placed to sleep on their backs, to reduce the risk of SIDS.

    Please note that BellaMoon™ is not designed as a baby positioner, or to prevent a baby from rolling over.

    NOT for Sleeping – IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ

    BellaMoon™ 'Full Moon' Day Cocoon and 'Half Moon' Nursing Nest must ALWAYS be used in a child-safe and "supervised environment".

    A supervised environment is one in which an awake adult is resting next to or breast-feeding baby. The products are not intended for solo sleeping or to function as co-sleeping products.  If you are afraid of falling asleep next to baby while resting, set an alarm or have a partner check on you to reduce this risk. Once lateral breastfeeding is complete and baby has latched off, in accordance with advice provided by the Lullaby Trust, babies should be placed in their own separate sleep space e.g., a bassinet, crib, etc. to sleep.

     

    Placement of BellaMoon™ Full Moon or Half Moon Nursing Nest

    Please place BellaMoon™ on a flat, firm and stable supported surface, such as an adequately sized adult bed or mattress, where the risk of it tipping or falling is minimized.

    NEVER USE BELLAMOON™ IN A CRIB OR OUTDOOR SETTING.

    NEVER USE BELLAMOON™ ON A SOFA.

    We recommend that you keep BellaMoon™ in the same area where you sleep as parents to reduce any risk to baby.  

    After breastfeeding is completed and baby has latched off, babies should be returned to their separate safe sleeping surface.

    Do NOT leave baby lying in BellaMoon™ without the immediate presence of Mother directly adjacent. Due to the breastfeeding nature of BellaMoon, babies will seek a mother’s breast therefore could move out of position in search of mother if she is not immediately adjacent.

    Once baby can turn from back to front by herself (around 3-4 months), make sure not to place any function of BellaMoon™ in an elevated position where baby risks hurting herself if she manages to climb out. Baby should be supervised at all times. It is also important to keep baby inside the BellaMoon™ enclosure. 

     

    Placing Items within BellaMoon™

    As noted in our user guide, it is very important to keep BellaMoon™ clear of loose items, such as toys, crib bumpers, pillows and blankets. The Lullaby Trust recommends the use of wearable blankets, such as sleeping bags, to avoid any risk of SIDS associated with loose blankets.
    You should never use the BellaMoon™ Mother’s Pillow during the night during lateral breastfeeding.

     

    When not to use BellaMoon™

    You must not use BellaMoon™, or share a bed with your baby in general, if you are a smoker, are morbidly obese, have been drinking alcohol, if you take medication or drugs that make you drowsy or otherwise significant impair or impact you, or if you feel exhausted.

    Similarly, you must not use BellaMoon™ with babies who were born premature (37 weeks or less) or if your baby was born at a low weight (2.5kg or 5½ lbs or less).

     

     

    BellaMoon™ Certifications and Safety Standards

    We view our safety and quality certifications with pride. BellaMoon™ is also designed to comply with the following tests; 

    ISO14184-1:2011 - Formaldehyde FREE

    BS EN71-1:2011

    California Proposition 65

    Resistant to ignition according to BS5852

    Air Permeability according to BS4578

    16 CFR Part 1500.53(f) (1-1-12) (CAN)

    REACH compliant

    REACH Reg: Lead FREE

    REACH Reg: Cadmium FREE

    REACH Reg Azo Dyes FREE

    OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Class 1 certified (EU)

    All components are Intertek Tested and proven free from harmful substances

    Free from Heavy Metals

    Free from Phthalates

    Meets CPSIA and all U.S. Federal and State Chemical and Flammability regulations.

    Meets all EC Regulations, REACH and British Standard Requirements.

    Tested by CPSC accredited third party laboratory.

     

     

    Regular Checking:

    Always check your BellaMoon™ regularly for damages, in particular, check for any loose or pulled sewing threads, any loose zips and please ensure that the removable plastic fin is intact.

     

    BellaMoon™ Anti-Roll Fin:

    Please use the Anti-Roll Fin with care.  Keep it away from older children or anyone who may accidentally tamper it with force.  Whereas it has been designed to assist in preventing gentle rolling from the sides, it is a non-load-bearing fin which is not intended to be used as a mechanism to take the full weight of a person. For example, when switching feeding sides, you should not apply your weight vertically down through the fin when pushing yourself off the bed.

    We recommend checking the Anti-Roll Fin on a regular basis to ensure no cracks or damages have appeared. If you require a replacement, please contact BellaMoon™ at hello@bellamoon.co or via our contact page. 

     

    General Guidance:

    Whether you use BellaMoon™ products or not, we urge you to follow the safe sleeping tip given by the Lullaby Trust. Please visit their website for more information.