When Can You Put a Blanket in a Baby Crib

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Babies are precious little bundles of joy that bring love to their parents’ lives. They come with so many different accessories and rules on what to do and what not to do.

Rules like when to do something or what not to feed them. This can be a very confusing time in a new parent’s life. You might be overwhelmed because of all the contradicting information on the internet.

One of the riskiest times for your child is when they are sleeping. Many new mothers argue about when it is safe to put a blanket in your baby’s crib.

Research has shown that blankets should not be used in cribs until the child is at least 12 months old. This is because soft blankets and pillows increase the risk of suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is when an otherwise healthy baby under that age of 12 months old dies suddenly in their sleep. This is sometimes called crib death. SIDS kills thousands of babies a year.

To help protect your child from this terrible syndrome, there are a few steps you should follow.

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There is no clear way to eliminate SIDS, but here are a few ways you can lower your baby’s risk.

  • Make sure the mattress is firm and not too soft to prevent suffocation
  • Don’t leave any toys in the crib when the baby is sleeping
  • Make sure that there are no blankets or pillows in the crib.
  • Don’t put the baby in bed with you
  • Don’t smoke near your baby
  • Keep your baby cool
  • Don’t put the baby on its stomach

Although these are very good tips to follow there is no way to cure SIDS and every precaution should be taken.

Your baby does not have enough strength or knowledge to realize they are in danger or untangle themselves from a blanket.

Once your child is older than 12 months they will be able to roll over and will have more coordination to untangle themselves from the blanket.

Safe alternatives to putting blankets in your baby’s crib are a wearable zip up blanket or baby sleepsuit.

Another great alternative to a blanket is our BreathableBaby mesh crib liner. This product is a much safer alternative to traditional blankets. Parents have trusted our product for years and we have thousands of satisfied customers.

The benefits of the Breathable Baby mesh crib liner include:

  • The mesh prevents the child’s arms and legs from getting stuck in the sides of the crib
  • The mesh is made from 100% breathable mesh material
  • Safer than traditional bumpers as the product has air permeability that prevents suffocation
  • Easy to install with added safety hook and loop fasteners
  • Makes a great baby shower gift
  • Keeps baby safe while they sleep
  • Comes in a variety of colors to suit your nursery
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The most important thing is to keep your baby safe and protect them from all harm. Our BreathableBaby crib liner is made with your little one in mind.

Our unique fabric is super soft and was specifically engineered to promote oxygen flow. To keep your baby as safe as possible and help avoid SIDS, we have put our product through vigorous testing. Our liners have proven to be the most breathable crib liner on the market.

The breathable padded design is soft enough that your baby won’t get hurt if they hit their heads on the side. The wrap around design protects the entire crib and is very easy to install.  The liner covers all four sides of the crib so that your baby’s arms and legs won’t become get stuck in the slats of the crib. Parents sleep with peace of mind knowing that their baby is safe and can breathe easily while still being completely protected.

What makes our product different to the regular soft traditional baby bumpers is that our product was designed with Air Channel Technology (ACT) which was designed specifically to prevent suffocation. ACT ensures that the baby still has air access even if the child’s nose or mouth is pressed against the fabric and the child is unable to roll over.

The breathable fabric makes it almost impossible to form an airtight seal and ensures that the baby will be able to breathe freely and won’t be in any danger of suffocation. Our product comes with a “fabric card” so that you as a new parent can experience this technology for yourself and see that your baby will able to breathe easily through the fabric if they need to.

To date, our products have won numerous safety awards, including the “The Child Safety House Call Award of Excellence” and the “National Parenting Center Seal of Approval for innovation, functionality and design.

We aim to create a safe crib space for your baby by using our design to generate a safer, healthier crib environment.

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