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Crib bumper - yes or no?

The AAP says never use crib bumpers: Crib bumpers (or bumper pads) may seem as though they can help protect babies from drafts and bumps, but they should not be used in cribs. There is no evidence ...
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Crib bumper - yes or no?

I originally didn't want to write this as a separate answer because swbarnes2's answer is perfect. However, I did want to add this extra info. Without a crib bumper the worst-case nightmare scenario, ...
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Can I put my infant to sleep downstairs and then move him in the crib?

If you can get him to go to sleep while he's with you, and get him into his crib without his waking, more power to you. Any way you can get an infant to sleep on time is a good way.
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Can I put my infant to sleep downstairs and then move him in the crib?

I think if your child learns to sleep in less than perfect quiet, that is a win. Life is not always white noise and perfect conditions. If you have problems down the road, then try other methods.
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How to get baby back to sleep throughout the night without needing his bottle

Feed your baby a half an hour to an hour before they normally fall asleep. Food or cereal in their bottle helps if they are over 4months. Make it a routine. Eat, change outfit and diaper, clean mouth, ...
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DIY Crib Activity Gym

I think it is very risky to add anything to a crib. I highly recommend that you do not do it. I am an anonymous, retired special needs teacher -- and this is my opinion. I am not a doctor. Wanting ...
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Is there any way to lower a crib mattress a little bit more?

I'm firmly of the opinion that its better to ditch the crib as soon as they start being able to climb out. Baby proof the room entirely. Screw to the wall, or use straps, all the big furniture. Remove ...
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Crib bumper - yes or no?

swbarnes2's answer is the "correct" one because the AAP has lots of data they are basing their advice on. Having said that, I used a breathable mesh bumper with most of my 5 kids because of ...
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How to help a 6-month-old who won't soothe in the crib?

I'll weigh in here and risk sounding like a terrible person. We had a very similar experience with our second, except maybe worse. We got some good sleep out of him for the first couple weeks of his ...
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DIY Crib Activity Gym

It's always a risk adding anything to a crib. There are always be safety issues that people don't realize. For example, a longer string is a strangulation hazard. Too small of an object is a choking ...
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21mo escaping crib and sleep regression

If your housing situation allows it, you might work around the escape problem by making it safe to escape. Our daughter sleeps in her own room. That room has her cot in it and a regular size mattress ...
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Can I put my infant to sleep downstairs and then move him in the crib?

Kids are so adaptable, but one general "rule," if you want to call it that, might be consistency. If you are comfortable and confident, flexible and attuned to your child's needs, that's a great start....
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How do we get an 8-month-old back to sleeping in his crib?

If co sleeping is how everyone gets the most sleep, why change it? It’s not that you have to “convince” your baby of anything, it’s just natural that they would rather sleep near parents versus alone ...
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