(Closed) What should the baby sleep in?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@fsowife:  a pack and play is just fine for baby to sleep in. Some also come with a bassinet and an insert that brings the bottom up higher. Plagiocephaly can happen no matter what the child sleeps in.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@fsowife:  we are planning to have our baby sleep in a pack n play. We won’t have a crib or anything else for a while. everything I’ve read says this is fine, and actually the firmness of it is good for baby. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

@fsowife:   Check the hotel you’re with- some offer cribs for babies if you prefer that option. Personally, my neices and nephew slept in a pack n play a lot when they were little and they were fine. That’s all they had when they came over to see the grandparents.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@fsowife:  Plagiocephaly can most often be avoided by alternating which end of the crib (or pack ‘n play) you place the baby’s head. Babies tend to look towards the door of the room they are in, so alternating the placement of the head each time you put them down to sleep, ensures that the pressures are evenly distributed.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

this is gonna sound insane but my sister put thick blankets in the bathtub and had my niece sleep there in a hotel. I thought she was nuts!!  I’d stick with the pack and play! That’s what my 5 month old sleeps in when we go to grandmas!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Bassinet then crib. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@julies1949:  +1

I custom make the helmets used to treat plagiocephaly for a living and I’ll be putting my child (EDD July) in a PNP for the first few weeks.  Tummy time, positioning, and just holding/wearing your baby go a long way in preventing plagiocephaly and torticollis as your child will not be resting his/her head 100% of the time on a mattress, carseat, etc.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Get a rock n play, super light and portable

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@DVsMom:  Yeah the rock n’ play sleepers are nice, and very portable, too. A pack n’ play should be fine, though! If you are very concerned, they do make mattresses for pack n’ plays to make them more comfortable, but at such an early age, if you get one with a “newborn napper” on it, that should be fine.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Just alternate head placement as suggested.

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