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Crib bumper - yes or no?

My daughter is almost 4 months old and she is already rolling over from her back to stomach and same the other way. She is also starting to get her leg between the rails of her crib. When she gets her ...
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How to help a 6-month-old who won't soothe in the crib?

TL;DR Version How do people get a 6-month-old to soothe without picking them up? Has this actually ever worked for anyone? We are on baby #2 and it seems like a myth? Long Form Version We are on baby #...
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DIY Crib Activity Gym

My baby is just starting to get to an age where activity gyms are interesting to him. We have one that we borrowed from friends, but it takes up a fair amount of space in our tiny apartment. Plus, the ...
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21mo escaping crib and sleep regression

So my little dude has been having a bit of trouble going to bed for about a week. Instead of just plopping down and nodding off when we place him in the crib, he would whimper and whinny for a few ...
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Can I put my infant to sleep downstairs and then move him in the crib?

When bedtime is getting near, at about 7pm, for our 6 week old baby, can we keep him downstairs with us (with conversation and regular lighting), swaddled and rocking until he goes into a deep sleep, ...
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Wall decals above crib?

There's a warning for "do not hang wall decals above the babies crib" on the set of wall decals we got from the store. That was really our main plan for where to put them, as the wall above the crib ...
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How young is too young to switch to a toddler bed?

I have a (almost) 20mo daughter who currently sleeps well in her crib. There is a futon in her room that one of us uses frequently when she wants someone close by to sleep or needs help getting to ...
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How long can a child sleep in a minicrib?

My wife and I live in a 2-bedroom apartment. We think that a minicrib is a more is a more space efficient option than a full size crib but we are concerned that our child will outgrow it too fast. ...
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How to get baby back to sleep throughout the night without needing his bottle

I have a 6.5 month old son. For a while I wasn't having him sleep in his crib just because he refused to do it. The past few weeks he will sleep in his crib half of the night and then normally his ...
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How should you help your baby learn to sleep without being rocked to sleep?

My newborn daughter has a strong need to be held and rocked to sleep. In this answer, Dan notes that it is important to help your child learn how to fall asleep without being rocked to sleep. At what ...
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How do you get your kid to lay in the crib?

My son refuses to lay down in the crib and drink from his bottle before going to sleep. He gets back up, and I put him back down; but he never gives up. How do we get him to sleep in the crib and ...
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Baby cot furniture concern - toxins / volatile organic compounds

Our recent purchase of a baby cot and mattress seems to be giving off a strong smell of paint fumes. The manufacturer does not specify what chemicals were used, nor does it make any recommendations of ...
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How to keep a 21-month-old safe, who has learned how to climb out of his crib when angry?

My 21-month-old grandson lives with his Daddy, Nana, and me, Grandma. In the last 3 weeks he has started having temper tantrums. We used to put him in his Pack-n-Play, or crib for time out, but he ...
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Has this crib been recalled? Should I not sell it?

We have a hand-me-down crib that has a drop side and I'd like to sell it but I'm wary of re-distributing a recalled crib. FWIW, We never used it because our first foster placement was much older than ...
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Which holes to hang the springboard from on Graco Lauren Classic Crib from Target?

There are holes from which I can hang the springboard upon which my son's mattress will rest in the Graco Lauren Classic Crib we bought from Target. I thought I remembered that you could set it on ...
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What should I look for in a crib?

Our 5-month old is getting bigger, and she's starting to roll over, so it's time for us to switch from a bassinet to a full-sized crib. Can anyone here recommend things to look for in a crib? Space ...
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Memory foam top covers and mattresses

We converted our 2 year old toddler's crib into an an accessible bed a few weeks ago. He's doing well on it, so we want to replace his crib with the brand new single bed we bought for the spare room. ...
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Are crib mobiles helpful to infants?

I remember coming across many suggestions that we add a crib mobile to our crib for our baby. I believe that they were cited as "providing stimulation", and I recall seeing something about bright, ...
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What qualities should be looked in a bedding for an infant to prevent the crib deaths?

What qualities should be looked in a bedding for an infant to prevent the crib deaths? Does sealing the bedding with a strong polythene sheet provide any benefits or risks?
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Will a Play Yard provide the same comfort and back support to the baby as a Crib?

We are debating if a Play Yard will be more practical than a crib. We believe that it will be safer than a crib, and also easy to carry around. What we don't know is if the play yard mattress will ...
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How do we get an 8-month-old back to sleeping in his crib?

Our 8-month-old son's crib is in our bedroom, and he was mostly sleeping the whole night in his crib with no issues. Due to a series of events (power outage, spending the night at relatives with no ...
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Is crib use (mostly) universal?

We have friends who decided against a crib in favor of a futon mattress on the floor. This idea came from the book Montessori from the Start. The benefits for the baby are that they aren't confined ...
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When can I cover my baby with a blanket in her crib?

Once our girls figured out how to kick their blanket loose so they were no longer swaddled, while they were sleeping, we were told they shouldn't sleep with a blanket anymore because the blanket can ...
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