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Is it normal for my baby to like sucking on her blanket

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Sucking is very soothing for babies, be it there thumb, a pacifier or favorite blanket. Sucking normally decreases with age and does not need to be di ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
12 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are some swaddle blankets you can buy at stores with baby equipment, but these are not necessary in order to swaddle your baby effectively. You ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Minimal: Saliva & droplets from a cough are the primary forms of transfer.
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Dr. Noel Alonso
22 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly...: ...If the blanket has loose or frayed edges, then your child runs the risk of having a piece of the blanket come off and pose an aspiration risk. As a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: This sounds like ligament pain that you had. When you say stomach, though, could also be your gastrointestinal tract too. Bottom line, if you're havi ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
A year: This should be avoided until the baby has the physical ability to stand up and move in a coordinated fashion about their sleeping areas. Infants that ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Naddelman
23 years experience Pediatrics
No: Babies should be placed in the crib, on their backs, with no blankets, stuffed animals, or other items in the crib. Babies should always be put down ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Toddlers: Yes. To them this just feels good. So they do it. It is not sexual. And they have no societal imprinting get. Being a parent is walking the five line ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Loaded question: Why do you ask? If an 80+ year old wanted to take his/her baby blanket with them to bed i wouldn't care or stop them. Kids usually give up these comfo ... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience Pediatrics
Dress appropriately: In general when dressing your baby you can dress them as you would dress yourself plus one thin layer. In wintertime, depending on your home temperatu ... Read More
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