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When Can My Toddler 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why ?: I limit initial blanket use for swaddling to the 1st month, or sooner when the baby accepts the additional freedom to move.I don't encourage blanket use again until a kid has the physical skills to stand up in his/her crib.There are in excess of 100 kids a year lost to suffocation events in the US, all avoidable if blankets, bumpers, pillows are excluded from young babies cribs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anybody else surround themselves with pillows and blankets when they sleep? What causes this response in people?
This is TOTALLY a: Guess. A few thoughts. The first is that it may lead to sense of feeling more protected.The layers of fabric may allow for that perception. The second thought is that it may feel opulent. The third though is that being in a nest of pillows & blankets may be like swaddling which could mimic comfort of the womb. (yes- that was a bit freudian). Bottom - line, i don't know the actual reason. ...Read more
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