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When Is It Safe To Put Stuffed Animals Or Dolls In The Crib
Wait...: I don't generally recommend any objects in the crib except your baby. If you must i would at least wait until over one year in age, probably closer to two years. After one year the risk of sids is greatly diminished but i would recommend a longer period of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Make sure it is safe and the appropriate size for your baby. Check the mattress, as many models of travel cribs provide a very thin one. Many online vendors sell the thicker travel crib mattresses that may be more comfortable for your baby. Avoid anything else in the crib like pillows, blankets a baby may become entangled in and toys. Check always for recalls and safety issues with your crib. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son is almost 7 months old and has started head butting the rails in his crib. Is it safe to put bumpers on the crib?
Normal/no: head butting is a normal transitional behavior in some infants.It is usually a self soothing activity like thumb sucking.They do not injure their head doing this.A 7mo can suffocate if the fall asleep next to a soft toy or bumper, so don't be tempted or tragedy may be the outcome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 7 months old is it ok for him to have a stuffed animal with no tags or anything in his crib at night to snuggle?
No: Crib bumpers have been shown to be a major suffocation and strangulation risk for infants. Although sold as part of elaborate crib bedding ensembles, crib bumpers are not needed, and in fact, they are hazardous to your baby's sleep health. When preparing your baby's crib, keep this in mind: bare, boring, and no crib bumpers. Use only a tight fitting mattress and crib sheet in your baby's crib. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Now: Bumper pads on cribs are not a necessity. In fact, they could pose a suffocation or entrapment risk to infants and toddlers. They may look cute because they match the room decor, but honestly, the risk of an infant suffocating or strangling is just not worth it. I would remove them now and urge other parents to not use them at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe for my 2 1/2 month old daughter to sleep on her stomach if there is nothing in the crib in front of her face?
No: Prone sleeping was the norm starting around the 1920's based on untested theories on safety.By the 1990's data had surfaced that pointed to it as a consistent factor in crib death (SIDS).Since the BACK TO SLEEP campaign in the 90's we have seen a 40% drop in SIDS cases.If you prone sleep your baby you are placing her at that risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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