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Baby Bedding

WE don't have a blanket, so how do we keep my baby warm?

It's perfectly fine for a baby to sleep without a blanket, but if yours is under the age of 12 to 18 months or you choose not to use soft Baby Bedding until she's older, dress her in a sleep sack or a wearable blanket sleeper to keep her warm. These one-piece dresses have buttons, zippers, or elasticized gathers at the bottom and are designed to cover your child's body but not her head.

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Bear in mind, however, that if your home or your baby's room is extremely hot, she does not need this additional sheet. In all seasons, the optimal temperature for good sleep is between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Overheating can be caused by turning up the thermostat or over-bundling your baby, increasing the risk of SIDS.

Try feeling the nape of your baby's neck to see if she's warm enough to sleep through the night. She needs another layer if her skin is cold to the touch, and if she is warm or sweating, she is too hot. Another strong indicator of whether your baby's sleepwear is wearing is the right weight is your comfort. If you're shivering between the covers, she's probably feeling the same way.

The rules for baby bedding seem complicated at first, but they are planned with safety in mind. If your child is old enough for a blanket, you can use one or opt for a sleep sack instead. In any case, she'll be toasty and warm all night.

When is it healthy to swaddle my baby in a blanket at night, and when is it not?

Since babies are often swaddled in blankets, the no-blanket policy can be perplexing. Don't worry; swaddling a newborn at night is perfectly acceptable, and it's suggested as a way to relax a fussy baby and encourage good sleep.

Since this is when babies often start attempting to roll over, a properly wrapped swaddle blanket or swaddle sleep sack can be used safely from birth until about two months of age. However, if you wrap a swaddled baby in another blanket, the loose bedding could cover his or her face, raising the risk of suffocation.

When will we be able to use a blanket?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), there is no official age when it is 100 percent safe to use a blanket, quilt, or comforter in the crib. Still, most medical experts agree that soft bedding presents little risk to healthy babies after 12 months of age, and preferably when they are 18 months or older.

As a result, it's best to wait until your baby is at least 18 months old before covering her with a blanket at night or during naps, as she may sometimes get tangled in it. A thin blanket and a little, special lovey may be used after 18 months, and they may become an integral part of the tuck-in routine.

Even if you intend to put your baby on top of the blanket rather than under it, soft bedding is still a no-no because it could wrap around her when she shifts in her sleep or gets caught in the crib corners at night.

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