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what do you think is an appropriate age to give baby a blanket in their bed?

i know this doesn't really apply to co-sleeping babies...

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:32 PM on Jan. 23, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • They come home from the hospital with a blanket. I am confused. Is your baby sleeping with no covers?

    Answer by tootoobusy at 9:35 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • my baby has always had blankies. If you tuck the blanket under his or her arms it should be fine.

    Answer by staciepi at 9:36 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • a baby shouldnt have a blanket in the crib till they can roll over!!

    Answer by sandjmom99 at 9:36 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Immediately. Babies don't suffocate from blankets unless they are buried under them.

    Answer by SandyHack at 9:37 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • My baby has always had a blanket.. When he was smaller, I was terrified though so I would check on him all night. I agree once they can roll over and can pull the blanket off them, they are good!

    Answer by Sarahe786 at 9:38 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • I gave my son a blanket pretty quickly...Before he could roll I just made sure it was more of a swaddle and after he did whatever he wanted with it.

    Answer by Finkette at 9:40 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Sandjmom- Why until they can roll over? That doesnt make any sense. Just because they can roll over doesn't mean they pull a blanket off their head. What if when they roll over the blacket wraps around their head??


    Answer by jessran1218 at 9:40 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • I never gave my babies anything in their cribs that could suffocate them until they were old enough to crawl. Because, in my opinion, they needed to be able to lift their heads up if they got into trouble.

    Answer by parajumper3 at 9:42 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • I always put blankets on them. Actually now my 18 month old ALWAYS sleeps with a banket covering his head lol

    Answer by jessran1218 at 9:42 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • i'm with jessran, my son started rolling pretty early, and he would "burrito" himself inside the blanket and be stuck. i still don't feel comfortable giving him a blanket to sleep with for fear that he'll get it over his face and won't be able to get out. i'm honestly surprised so many use blankets.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:42 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

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