While the AAP doesn’t recommend that babies sleep with plush loveys until they’re 1, Ari Brown, M.D., coauthor of Baby 411, says it’s okay once a baby is 6 months old, with these caveats: The stuffed toy is a small one (no bigger than the size of her head) and has no removable eyes or buttons.
Can I give my 6 month old a blanket to sleep with?
When can your baby sleep with a blanket? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends keeping soft objects and loose bedding out of the sleeping area for at least the first 12 months. This recommendation is based on data around infant sleep deaths and guidelines for reducing the risk of SIDS.
Can my 7 month old sleep with a lovey?
The bad news is that there’s no such thing as a safe lovey for a 6-month old to sleep with. The good news is that lovey baby toys are safe for supervised awake time. The safest loveys for babies and toddlers are those that don’t have any small parts that could come off and become a choking hazard.
Can a 6 month old suffocate?
“After six months it’s very rare for a baby to die of SIDS. After that we see them dying from other types of sleep-related death like suffocation, or accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed,” says Kroeker.
How do you introduce a lovey to a baby?
How to Introduce a Lovey
- Moms: wear and sleep with the lovey for a day or two to help transfer your scent to it. …
- Engage and play with the lovey while they are cradled in your arms eating. …
- During your nap and bedtime routine, you can have them cuddle with it while you are reading or singing.
Should you cover your baby with a blanket at night?
Blankets may seem harmless, but they’re not safe during naptime or bedtime for your baby. Anything that could potentially cover their mouth and nose could lead to suffocation for your infant. The American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued safe sleep guidelines.
When should I take away my lovey?
Don’t Try to Lose the Lovey
Most kids will break up with their lovey between ages 4 and 6. As they become more independent and engaged in their school life, they may forget about the lovey at times and eventually realize they don’t really need it anymore.