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A 35-year-old female asked:

My child sniffs a toy stuffed bear all night because of the smell is this safe?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Self soothing: Children often engage in self soothing behaviors such as sniffing toys and blankets, rubbing hair and ears, etc. This is common and usually poses no health risks.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Incomplete data: When you submit a question it is best to include enough data for us to work with.I see no problem with the self soothing bear as long as the kid is over a year of age.Under a year there are suffocation risks associated with any item in the crib, from blankets/pillows or stuffed animals.

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Last updated Jun 28, 2016

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