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How do you tell when to change the height of crib mattresses?

How do you tell when to change the height of crib mattresses?

Mobility: Once your child begins to get on his/her knees, or pulls to stand, the crib mattress should be lowered all the way to prevent climbing and falling. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put a waterproof cover on a baby's crib mattress?

Is it safe to put a waterproof cover on a baby's crib mattress?

Yes , & practical: Matress covers are a good investment when it comes to the average kid who pukes/leaks or otherwise decorates your life. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get my 11 month old twins to sleep in their crib after co sleeping?

Can you tell me how I could get my 11 month old twins to sleep in their crib after co sleeping?

Allow them to learn: to self-calm for sleep. if you missed the optimal period for this, 1-4 mos., they may have to "unlearn" bad habits. Have a consistent bedtime & routine including reading, soothing, brushing teeth after the last feed. Put them in their own cribs drowsy, but awake. If you're tempted to go in when they protest, see tips on extinguishing these behaviors in a graded way on HealthyChildren.org. ...Read more

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I've a 3 month old w/ really bad allergies/ congestion. I'm using humidifier, Vicks baby rub, elevated crib mattress what else can I do?

I've a 3 month old w/ really bad allergies/ congestion. I'm using humidifier, Vicks baby rub, elevated crib mattress what else can I do?

See your doctor: It would be unusual for a 3 month old to have allergies leading to nasal congestion. At that age, their nose is small, so it does not take much to plug it up. If they have had the congestion going on for more than a few days, is associated with fever (a temperature over 100.4f) or fussiness or poor eating, then needs to be seen soon. ...Read more

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Is it ok to buy a used crib?

Is it ok to buy a used crib?

Not recommended: Many older cribs are no longer deemed safe under new safety rules, so it is safer to buy a new crib that meets current safety standards. ...Read more

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Why are drop-side cribs unsafe?

Why are drop-side cribs unsafe?

Injuries: There have been reports of babies' heads being caught in the rails as they come down. ...Read more

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What ageshould i switch my baby to a crib ?

What ageshould i switch my baby to a crib ?

Around 2-3 months: By the time the baby is 2-3 months old, baby is able to move around enough that a bassinette usually is not the place for them to stay - as they move they may hit the sides. If the baby is in bed with you, please get her in a crib immediately - co-sleeping is one of the leading causes of infant death in this country when parents roll over on the infant and suffocate them accidentally. ...Read more

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Why does my baby resist her crib during naptime?

Why does my baby resist her crib during naptime?

Crib and Nap: You are probably responding to her cries too quickly. It is a learned response for the baby. She cries and you run in. The more she cries, the more you run in. I say, put her down and let her cry for a while. Let her see that she does not always get what she wants with the crying. Otherwise she is simply training you instead of the other way around. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a good baby crib?

What are the characteristics of a good baby crib?

Empty and Bare: Baby's crib should be empty and bare, except for baby. Your infant does not need, and should not have a pillow, toys, crib bumpers or sleep positioners. These items can endanger your infant. Crib slats should be no more than 1 3/4" apart. Avoid cribs with drop sides. Basically, bare and boring is best! ...Read more

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