14 doctors weighed in:
Is it ok if my 1 month old falls asleep in her rocking swing at night?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: I'd advise against
Infants are not aware of sleep until well into the 2nd yr.They drift into sleep like u do listening to a sermon that goes too long.
They need a comfortable sleep zone;enough light to be visually recognize the setting, simple background sound and a mattress to be lain on.Reading to the tired kid from a distance helps them settle.Kids rocked to sleeep have 3-4x sleep disturbences for the first 4 yr.

In brief: I'd advise against
Infants are not aware of sleep until well into the 2nd yr.They drift into sleep like u do listening to a sermon that goes too long.
They need a comfortable sleep zone;enough light to be visually recognize the setting, simple background sound and a mattress to be lain on.Reading to the tired kid from a distance helps them settle.Kids rocked to sleeep have 3-4x sleep disturbences for the first 4 yr.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Depending on the type of swing you are using the danger is if she slips down and is strangled by the belt on the swing.
Also reflux and breathing problems can occur. The recent guidelines (http://tinyurl.Com/72amzj4) on baby sleep are very strict (firm mattress, no bumper pads, no quilts etc.). Link to the full sleep guideline http://pediatrics.Aappublications.Org/content/128/5/e1341.Full.

In brief: No
Depending on the type of swing you are using the danger is if she slips down and is strangled by the belt on the swing.
Also reflux and breathing problems can occur. The recent guidelines (http://tinyurl.Com/72amzj4) on baby sleep are very strict (firm mattress, no bumper pads, no quilts etc.). Link to the full sleep guideline http://pediatrics.Aappublications.Org/content/128/5/e1341.Full.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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David Miller
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sure
Once she does, just gently get her out and put her in her crib.
I wouldn't let her sleep the night in the swing.

In brief: Sure
Once she does, just gently get her out and put her in her crib.
I wouldn't let her sleep the night in the swing.
David Miller
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