Blankets

Jessica - posted on 11/18/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering if you have a blanket in your little ones crib at night. I have heard different things. Currently my daughter doesnt have one at night but I'm not sure when she can.

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Marquita - posted on 11/26/2009

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Hello Jessica
I am no expert but I think once they get past the suffocation point age wise they are safe to place in there with them. At a certain age they are big enough to move stuff out of the way and to pull stuff off of them like blankets. When they are smaller it is different because if that blanket covers their face or something they could suffocate. It really depends on how old your child is?

Jessica - posted on 11/25/2009

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Thanks for all the replies. I'm just so scared of her getting it on her face or something. I guess its just the first time mommy in me freaking out about everything.

Lula - posted on 11/25/2009

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I use a blanket, but most of the time it ends up on the other side of her crib far away from her. I use the one piece pjs with footies to make sure she has somethin on her at all times and we started seeping her warm a little warmer but not much. But i've never had a problem with a blanket

Georgeanna - posted on 11/25/2009

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My daughter has a blanket she can't fall asleep without snuggling, she loves her blankie.

Natasha - posted on 11/24/2009

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i used to swaddle my son till he was about 6months old...then i started putting him in a sleeping bag/sack.but now since he's 10months and can turn over, heh probably doesn't like it much because his movements are restricted....so i've started putting him under a blanket but i tuck it well...it's OK i he kicks it away...but he shouldn't be able to to kick it on top of his face.that's a little dangerous.

Heidi - posted on 11/24/2009

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My daughter has slept with a blanket since about six months old. she loves her blankies she will not sleep without one to snuggle one and one to cover her. Do what your comfortable with.

Tamika - posted on 11/24/2009

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yes i have a blanket in my baby's crib but it's not big and fluffy just a little wool blanket

Natasha - posted on 11/24/2009

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i used to swaddle my son till he was about 6months old...then i started putting him in a sleeping bag/sack.but now since he's 10months and can turn over, heh probably doesn't like it much because his movements are restricted....so i've started putting him under a blanket but i tuck it well...it's OK i he kicks it away...but he shouldn't be able to to kick it on top of his face.that's a little dangerous.

Carol - posted on 11/23/2009

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My son has always used a blanket. When he was a newborn I would tuck the blanket under the mattress and that's how he slept until his next feed. Now I put 2 blankets on him. He snuggles the first one, and the second one covers him up. When I check in on him a couple of hours later he's usually at the other end of the blanket or on top of it. At which point, I just throw another blanket on top of him. He's able to pull the blankets away from him, so I'm not worried.

Alyssa - posted on 11/22/2009

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I've been using a blanket with Maddy since she was able to roll over on her own. I asked the pediatrician about it and she told me that if they're old enough to roll over a blanket isn't going to smother them. They like to breathe, lol. I just always make sure it's under her arms so she can't put it over her face. But she also has her blankie that she sleeps with which is 90% of the time covering her head.

Kerry - posted on 11/22/2009

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i have always given my son a blanket. he usually ends up on top of it, cuz he likes to cuddle it. i make sure he is dressed warm and is wearing socks, and then i check on him before i go to bed. if he is on top of the blanket, i just throw another one on him, i have the angel care monitor, so if he stops breathing, the alarm will go off.

Melanie - posted on 11/21/2009

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I use a blanket for my little guy, I have a knitted one so it has a lot of holes in it that allow air to get through. He won't sleep without one now!

Jodi - posted on 11/21/2009

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I started out using the sleep sack, but once my little guy was able to roll over and move around a bit, he would wake up screaming his little head off, and this kept happening until one night I tried blankets instead of the sleep sack and it's been bliss ever since! I just make sure the blanket is tucked in well at the foot of his crib so he can't pull it up over himself, and I make sure he has good pj's that will keep him nice and cozy.

Hilary - posted on 11/20/2009

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My little guy moves around too much (laps around the crib at night) for a blanket to work. I have dressed him in a onesie and fleece footed pjs. The other option is regular pjs and the sleep sack. I was worried that he would be upset and not able to get around. He figured it out pretty quickly and is still able to move about the crib and even stand up in the sleep sack. You could always try a sleep sack and see if you daughter likes it.

Jennifer - posted on 11/19/2009

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I have had one in with my daughter since she was 6 months old. She does move around and eventually gets out from under it so I make sure she has socks on. Other than that, if she is in a footed pj she is fine without socks. She is hot natured anyway. If she doesn't have the blanket on her, she won't fall asleep.

Jamie - posted on 11/18/2009

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I was using a blanket with my daughter but since she kept moving out of it while she slept I put her in a sleep sack. She seems to like it because she can move around her bed without getting cold. I know that she likes to stand up and crawl around when she wakes up in the morning and that the sack prevents this but it doesnt seem to phase her as of yet..I think she overlooks it because shes nice and warm :D

Jessica - posted on 11/18/2009

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My munchkin cannot stand the sleep sacks. She likes to be able to stand in her crib and when she has one on she cant stand as well or crawl.

Jennifer - posted on 11/18/2009

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I'm with you. It's so cold but I'm nervous about blankets. I have heard that sleep sacks are good, but not sure if my LO would like it because he can't be as mobile in one.

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