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Doctor insights on: Simplicity Bassinet Recall

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Is it better to put for my baby to sleep in a cradle or a bassinet before I move him to a crib?

Is it better to put for my baby to sleep in a cradle or a bassinet before I move him to a crib?

Why wait?: There is no magic age for transitioning baby to a crib. If you have it ready when you return home, you can start day one. Many use bassinets or cradles as a transition since the anxiety of new parenting wins out over simplicity. Baby av monitors are available and ease the job of keeping up with baby. Babies may develop a more self directed sleep program if they don't deal with parent snoreing etc. ...Read more

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My baby is 9 months now and still sleeping in a bassinet in my room, is that ok for her back development or its better to lay her down on a mattress?

My baby is 9 months now and still sleeping in a bassinet in my room, is that ok for her back development or its better to lay her down on a mattress?

Doesn't matter: I recommend a firm mattress with no blankets, bumpers, pillows for infants.Many infants have suffocated in these in the past. Babies back will develop fine in either setting. ...Read more

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When should a newborn be switched from the bassinet over to a crib?

When should a newborn be switched from the bassinet over to a crib?

Bassinet to crib: Bassinets are very convenient in the first few months, but there comes a time the baby needs to be in their own room and a bigger bed. Usually by three months is what i recommend or before. It is a good time for the transition. ...Read more

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My 2month old won't sleep in his crib or his bassinet what can I do?

My 2month old won't sleep in his crib or his bassinet what can I do?

Get ear plugs: You have one good chance to deliver a baby ; begin to train it to separate from your body. If you rock it to sleep or carry it everywhere, it decides that is the only way it can exist. Feed the kid as it wakes, do body maintenance, play until tired ; then put it in a crib when sleepy. Read or sing to it from nearby until asleep.Pick it up only to begin a new feeding cycle 2 hours later. ...Read more

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Can I use a playard/pack and play with a bassinet for the first 3-4 months?

Can I use a playard/pack and play with a bassinet for the first 3-4 months?

Absolutely!: Assuming he's within the weight limit, and that there's no suffocation or choking hazards (eg. Thin blankets only; firm, non-conforming mattress cover; no stuffed animals) it's possibly the most convenient--and probably the most economical--sleeping arrangement for a new baby. And, while a bassinet tends to collects dust when it's outgrown, play-pens remain quite useful. ...Read more

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My infant wont sleep in basinette what should I do?

My infant wont sleep in basinette what should I do?

Drowsy but awake: Self soothing is a valuable skill that babies learn as newborns, when parents put them down drowsy but awake. When we hold babies until asleep, they associate parent's heartbeat, voice, rocking with sleep. Without those cues they can't fall asleep. Started as newborns, most babies learn to put themselves to sleep in 5-10", older children take longer to learn to self soothe-up to 60". ...Read more

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How safe is infant sleeping in airline basinette in bulkhead?

How safe is infant sleeping in airline basinette in bulkhead?

Bulkhead???: To clarify you do not mean bulkhead as in overhead compartments? If yes then obviously that is not safe. If you mean in a bassinet at your feet for long flights it is just as safe as as infant being in your arms. I would recommend if airline allows that the bassinet is somehow secured during takeoff and landing. ...Read more