does anyone let their baby sleep with a blanket? i do, but he sleeps in a pack n play in our bedroom
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Michelle - posted on 08/04/2010
I have always given my daughter a blanket. She loves pulling it up to her face when she first lays down but it doesnt stay there. She moves all over the place so it ends up in every position I can think of! She could be sleeping on it, using it as a pillow, half on with he feet out...
In NZ the doctors think its ok as long as they're securely tucked in and you put the blanket at the base of the bed with baby's feet almost touching the base of the cot so they can't move down. I wouldn't be surprised if they changed their advice to what your doctors are saying though. Advice seems to change every couple of years or so! I agree with your point about so much information out there!
And yes, my daughter sucks on her blanket and rubs it on her face to go to sleep. It's a wool blanket and for some reason she just loves to suck on wool. She has no teeth yet and if she is teething she isn't showing any distress. She just likes to suck on wool! Haha
Randa - posted on 07/26/2010
Doctors and books don't recommend it because of the risk of suffocation. But yes there are sleeping bags. I just use a blanket. I tried the blanket sleeper but its just more work than needed at bedtime.
Ur daughter sucks on a blanket? Is she teething? Have u put meds on hegums?
I'm a bit confused by your question. Why wouldn't you let your baby sleep with a blanket? We must be in different countries. Funny how different places/doctors recommend different things. In New Zealand we use blankets (securely tucked in but there is a move towards using sleeping bags,like the gro bags mentioned above) but not pillows. My daughter also has a blanket which she sucks on to go to sleep. I didn't want to give her one but she was sucking on her clothes instead so I decided it was better to have a blanket then to wake up totally saturated in her own saliva. Ewwww :)
Annette - posted on 07/23/2010
my daugther sleeps with a pillow and blanket that is if I can keep one on her she doesn't like it touching her feet. She as slept with both since a week old. She used to sleep with the pillow on her head but she stop doing that. She is 9 months old.
Katherine - posted on 07/23/2010
Yep! He has one he loves over his head and then he has a thicker one we use if it is cooler. He is in his own room and he has been just fine. If we used one of those blanket sack things he would freak out! He is super active and loves to play in his crib before he falls asleep and when he wakes up. Good luck!
Jac - posted on 07/22/2010
My daughter has a little comforter with an Elephant head on a little blanky we call 'Ellie' and she cant sleep without it now. I do put blankets on her put she kicks them off or ends up at the other end of the cot so i resorted to sleeping bags (its winter here) and it works a treat :)
Gina - posted on 07/21/2010
I had this same question! I just read to not give a blanket or a pillow until 2.5 yrs of age... My baby's room is almost always warm and we will put feety pj's on cooler nights and just a simple onesie on hot nights. Our baby sleeps with a binkie and a small lovely.
I saw somewhere a product called 'Gro bag', it's a kind of sleeper bag for babies. It's supposed to take the place of a blanket minus the hassles (getting tangled or causing suffocation)
If you google 'gro bag' you'll see a lot of info...
Coley - posted on 07/21/2010
My son is fidgety, and gets tangled easily, so if I do give him a blanket, its very small and stiff so he can't get it wrapped around himself. He doesn't usually care for blankets when he sleeps though, which is just one less thing I have to worry about!
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