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Can I use a playard/pack and play with a bassinet for the first 3-4 months?
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Dr. Kevin Rodbell
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Rodbell
Dr. Kevin Rodbell
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Playard may be ok
It is safe for a baby to sleep in a playard only if the playard was safe when new (meaning no safety recalls by the government or manufacturer), if the playard is set up correctly so that it cannot collapse, and if the parents frequently and thoroughly inspect the playard for wear-and-tear or other damage.
Playards are made for part-time use, so they are not as sturdy as cribs are.

In brief: Playard may be ok
It is safe for a baby to sleep in a playard only if the playard was safe when new (meaning no safety recalls by the government or manufacturer), if the playard is set up correctly so that it cannot collapse, and if the parents frequently and thoroughly inspect the playard for wear-and-tear or other damage.
Playards are made for part-time use, so they are not as sturdy as cribs are.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
In brief: No Reason Why Not..
No reason why not as long as the baby has room to move around comfortably.
And of course, he equipmnt needs to be absolutely safe.

In brief: No Reason Why Not..
No reason why not as long as the baby has room to move around comfortably.
And of course, he equipmnt needs to be absolutely safe.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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