blanket in bed.

Jaime - posted on 06/10/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Is it too early to let my baby girl have a blanket in bed with her to snuggle with? I am wanting to get her a comfort item aside from a pacifier, but she hasn't gravitated towards either of the small stuffed animals I gave her. I let her take a blanket to bed last night and she was all snuggled up with it this morning, but I want to make sure we are past the phase where I have to worry about her suffocating.

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Hollyanne - posted on 07/02/2011

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My son is 13 months and he has had a blanket in his crib since he was 7 months. He does fine with it. Most nights he kicks it off and lays next to it.

Diana - posted on 06/25/2011

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Both of my kids have always slept with blankets since they were born. my on actually couldnt sleep unless the blanket was over his face and they are both very healthy, vibrant kids never had a problems with the blankets

Amanda - posted on 06/24/2011

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I agree with the do what feels safe to you. My son has been sleeping with 2 blankets and 5 stuffed animals as well as a Boppy since he was about 3 months. It took me that long to get him to sleep in his crib and I figured out that he needs the Boppy to sleep. I've tried testing it every now and then and he won't sleep in his crib without it. I don't cover him up when he goes to bed because he will move the blanket and lay on it so I will go in after he falls asleep and cover him up (the nursery is the coldest room in the house). I have 2 in there incase he ends up laying on one then I have the other one to use (and no I can't leave them out of the crib, I've tried. His big sister will put them in the bed for me.)

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My little girl has been sleeping with a light weight blanket from day 1 and there has never been an issue. Just start with something the size of a receiving blanket that's light.

Melissa - posted on 06/20/2011

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Yes, definitely. She's old enough she's not going to get suffocated in a blanket. Mine has been sleeping with her blankie for a long long time and grabs it when she gets out of bed.

Carolyn - posted on 06/18/2011

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My daughter just started sleeping with a lightweight cotton receiving blanket and is doing fine. She was like your little one in that she didn't gravitate towards any of the stuffed animals or lovey blankets I put in her crib. She is really attached to this receiving blanket. I think if you are comfortable with it than it's fine. Trust your instincts.

Pamela - posted on 06/18/2011

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Talk to your doctor, and in the meantime make sure it's small enough it won't wrap around her neck.

Bobbie - posted on 06/17/2011

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my son has had his blanket from day one since he was born he would never go to sleep with out his blanket now that he is a year old he sleeps with his blanket and a stuffed bunny in his crib and has to have his glow bug right next to him

Kelly - posted on 06/14/2011

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My baby girl does'nt have a dummy and has taken a blanket to bed with her since she was about 6 months old. At first she would just snuggle and chew on wat ever blanket was there so l started putting one in her cot with her and she's fine.

Alessia - posted on 06/14/2011

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my little one has been snuggling with a blanket for a while now... and my boys did from an early age too. if you are comfortable with it, it's fine. personally, i have never feared small, fleece blankets because they are warm and not heavy, and our babies can now move in all directions so I do not believe there are any fears of them suffocating at this point :)

Kelly - posted on 06/12/2011

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I bought my daughter one of those stuffed animals "lovie" blankets that are small so she would have something to cuddle with. But I have always covered her with some kind of blanket and now that she is 1 yr old they are never still covering her because she is usually snuggling with it. I can't say what is "safe" but do what feels "safe" to you.

Heather - posted on 06/12/2011

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I have an angel care alarm in bed with my son. The sensor pad beeps the minute anything it thinks is wrong. My son is houdini however and manages to sleep in the exact spots where the alarm beeps so at 3am.. you can only imagine. He has a blankie he takes to bed with him. Go for it. He's going to be at least 18 before the monitor leaves his bed though :)

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