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Is it ok for my baby to sleep with blankets?

Is it ok for my baby to sleep with blankets?

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 on their backs because doing so has been shown to dramatically reduce the risk of sids (sudden infant death syndrome). ...Read more

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At what age can a baby sleep with a blanket?

At what age can a baby sleep with a blanket?

Talk to pediatrician: The best thing to do is to talk to your pediatrician about this. There are different philosophies about blankets. Somewhere between 12 and 24 months is generally accepted. Your doctor will be more specific for your baby. ...Read more

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What age can my toddler/baby sleep with a blanket safely? 

What age can my toddler/baby sleep with a blanket safely? 

6 months: The risk of SIDS greatly drops around six months. It is ok to sleep with a blanky at this time. I'd still stick with a flat, silky kind of blanket, nothing super fluffy. You can try tucking it in on the sides of the crib at his chest level. ...Read more

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When is it safe for my baby to sleep with a blanket?

When is it safe for my baby to sleep with a blanket?

After he's a baby: I recommend going without for as long as possible. Your baby doesn't need a blanket. It has been recommended to not use a blanket until 12 months of age because at 12 months the risk of sids is greatly diminished. I recommend waiting until closer to 2 years old if you want to introduce a blanket into the bed. ...Read more

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When is it safe for baby to sleep with a blanket?

When is it safe for baby to sleep with a blanket?

Physical mobility: When a kid can pull to stand in his/her crib, the chance they would suffocate in bed linen is negligible. Before then, i would consider it an invitation for trouble. Removing swaddling blankets, which are meant to help a newborn settle, should be accomplished before a month of age. ...Read more

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When is someone too old to sleep with a baby blanket?

When is someone too old to sleep with a baby blanket?

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 comfort things when they begin to sense peer pressure at school age.I do not recommend taking them from the child, ever! a kid should be provided his/her own space to decide what comforts them.Adults can be creative in finding ways for kid to give it up. ...Read more

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My 4 weeks baby was sleeping with us in our bed covered under our blanket he was sweating when he woke up, how could it harm his skin or health?

My 4 weeks baby was sleeping with us in our bed covered under our blanket he was sweating when he woke up, how could it harm his skin or health?

I agree. Put him on: His back in his crib for naps & nighttime to reduce the risk of sids. If you have a consistent bedtime & routine of rocking, nursing, reading & wiping out his mouth after the last feed, then put him in his crib drowsy, but awake, he'll learn to self calm for sleep. This increases his chances of consolidating sleep by 4 mos. & prevents developmental night-crying at or after 6 mos. ...Read more

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4weeks baby fell asleep in our bed, & he took a blanket in his mouth , i worry if there will be harm now , i mean germs and so on, it was clean butstill?

4weeks baby fell asleep in our bed, & he took a blanket in his mouth , i worry if there will be harm now , i mean germs and so on, it was clean butstill?

Do so if U must: Babies suck germs off their contaminated fingers constantly and most are destroyed by stomach acid.Those that are not, end up in out intestines & generally do no harm. ...Read more

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Can my child sleep with a blanket?

Can my child sleep with a blanket?

1 year: The american academy of pediatrics recommends keeping all blankets out of cribs until at least 1 year old. This is in order to decrease the risk of sids (which dramatically decreases after 12 mo). Instead of using blankets for your young ones dress them in warm footie pajamas. After 12 mo most babies have the ability to remove a blanket from their face or roll over. ...Read more

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What causes me to feel cold on the inside all the time, I have 2 blankets on me all day. I sleep most of the day.

What causes me to feel cold on the inside all the time, I have 2 blankets on me all day. I sleep most of the day.

I see that you have : A # of medical conditions. Has your thyroid been checked recently (hypthyroidism)? Depression & poorly controlled diabetes mellitus or congestive heart failure could also be impacting your sxs. ...Read more

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