(Closed) Baby sleeping with a blanket

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1294 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I think mine was about 10 months old. She started wrapping herself in blankets and crawling her way out during playtime, so we let her sleep with a small, light fleece blanket. Something too small to dangerously tangle herself in. My brother’s child isn’t coordinated enough at 18 months to get herself out of a blanket, so a year seems like a good guideline, but you know your child’s abilities best. 

Post # 4
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Totally recommend sleep sack!!

Post # 5
3003 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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Mitchell_lover:  I think around 13 months. My son also sleeps in a Halo sleep sack, but he has a blanket as well now that it’s getting cold at night.

Post # 6
521 posts
Busy bee

I used a halo sleep sack, but now my son is 14 months old and hates blankets or jammies. He will kick anything off immediately haha. 

Post # 7
358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My kids slept with a blanket since they were newborns but they also slept in the bed with me so going by the guidelines I did everything wrong.

Post # 8
11736 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

9 Months I was comfortable. We started with nap so I could monitor. Did a lot of practice escaping from under them during the day first. She was just about walking by then so I felt she was mobile enough. Now at 19 months she has no less than 5 blankets with her at all times lol. She loooooves to be snuggled up like her mama!

Post # 9
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve just started giving my almost 2 year old son a blanket, but he’s always sleep in a sleeping bag. 

Post # 10
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

My 11-month old is still in sleep sacks. I’m sure she’d be fine with a blanket, but she moves around way too much during the night- can start at one side of her crib and end up at the other. You could start with a crocheted blanket with holes, if you’re more comfortable with it.

Post # 11
3751 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My son slept with a blanket from birth until he was mobile enough to move the blanket around but not enough to move it away from his face, but it was summer then so he didn’t need it anyway. Now he’s 8 months old and loves his blanket and doesn’t have issues moving it around and away from his face so we let him sleep with one.

Post # 12
7309 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Umm… he’s 17 and still does not sleep with a blanket. He hates being covered up when sleeping. Always has, and probably always will. I didn’t give him one until he was in a toddler bed (right around age 2).

Post # 13
1128 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think my son was about 8-9 months. We just gave him a small one once we were confident he could move it if needed.

Post # 14
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My daughter used sleep sacks from basically when she was out of her swaddle up to nearly 2 1/2. I think she also started using a blanket after 1, maybe 15mos. Baby DeeDee makes a really nice one and I loved the Swaddle Designs Zzzzipme sacks. We called it her “dress”, and eventually she stopped wanting to wear her dress and now its just her blankie. 

Post # 15
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My babies both had blankets from birth but I only ever use lightweight bedding made from natural fibres (mainly wool). Fleece doesn’t good bedding because it isn’t breathable.

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