When is it safe to introduce a sleep aid (like a cuddle rug or a soft toy) to my baby's cot? From next week he's going to be spending days at grandparent's place and childcare and I am worried about how he will sleep. It would be nice if he had something consistent that he could cuddle but I'm worried about safety.
I couldn't find any info on this on the SIDS and KIDs website. I remember reading in one of my baby books it recommended to introduce one at about 6 months but I can't find it again.
I experimented a couple of weeks ago by putting a terry towel nappy in with him (he seems to love cuddling these) but he really likes putting them over his face. When I went back in it had gone over his face and kinda twisted round his neck. So won't be doing that again!! But I'm wondering if a soft toy or something might be okay? Maybe one of those weird little blankies with a soft toy head on it (specially made for sleep cuddles)?