When can baby sleep with blankets and pillows?

Taysha - posted on 11/03/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I think my baby gets cold at night and should have some extra comfort from a blankie or something. I have NEVER put anything but her alone in her crib at night. She is almost 6 months old and can roll over both ways and pick her head up but I'm still worried about suffocation. When can my baby sleep with blankets and pillows without me worrying???

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Lynlee - posted on 11/06/2009

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Your baby can sleep with a blanket at birth. We used blankets from birth but just made sure they were tucked in tight and didn't come up too high to suffocate our son. Not duvets though as they are hard to tuck in and can get very hot. We also used a sleep sack which was great.

Pia - posted on 11/03/2009

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Your baby can sleep with a blanket from birth, but they must be tucked in very tightly so that they can't wriggle it over their faces. Pillows aren't necessary until she goes into a toddler bed. You can give her one before that if she is strong enough to get up on all fours, but there really isn't muc point. My son never keeps his blankets on so we use the baby sleeping bags when it's cooler. Try them! They are great!

Carla - posted on 11/03/2009

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I let my baby's sleep with blankets from birth, but thats just me, my son is addicted to his blanket and has been that way since he was born, he has to be touching it in order to sleep so I didnt have a choice really. They do make sleep sacks for babies, as far as a pillow goes I waited until my daughter was in her toddler bed around 2 1/2 before giving her a pillow, she doesnt even use it though. I wouldnt give her a pillow at 6 months it is not necessary.

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Taysha - posted on 11/05/2009

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Thank you so much for letting me know when my baby could sleep with a blanket! I tried a light blanket and she is doing very well with it! I haven't seen it over her face once!

Jane - posted on 11/04/2009

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My lil boy Cody has had a blankie since birth! As he was born just before Winter here in Australia, he definitely needed it!! Oh and he sleeps in a lil sleeping bag ( like a Grobag!) and he LOVES IT !!

Elizabeth - posted on 11/03/2009

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We were told by our midwife to not use pillows until at least 2 years of age, but we've used a woollen baby blanket since she was born (of course, this was in the middle of winter). We make sure it's tucked in very well, and only comes up to her mid-chest, with her arms out.
Otherwise, I think those sleep sacks are a really good idea.

Stephanie - posted on 11/03/2009

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my son has had a blanket since birth, not a heavy one just a recieving blanket and I dont tuck it in and every morning he is fine usually he has it in his hands playing with it

Erica - posted on 11/03/2009

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You can let your baby sleep with blankets from birth, not pillows but definitely blankets. You can also buy sleep in grows which are like sleeping bags for babies but have sleeves for their arms so baby will not suffocate.

Melanie - posted on 11/03/2009

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You could always try a baby sleeping bag - they are wonderful! You can get them from all baby shops and they have different weights (like quilts) to vary warmth. As far as a pillow, i gave my daughter a pillow just before 3 as even though I am sure she'd have been ok i was always worried. If ever she was sick, i elevated her mattress from underneath.

Taysha - posted on 11/05/2009

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Thank you so much for letting me know when my baby could sleep with a blanket! I tried a light blanket and she is doing very well with it! I haven't seen it over her face once!

Erica - posted on 11/03/2009

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You can let your baby sleep with blankets from birth, not pillows but definitely blankets. You can also buy sleep in grows which are like sleeping bags for babies but have sleeves for their arms so baby will not suffocate.

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