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    Default Sleeping in rocker for long periods - ok for back & neck?

    Does anyone know if its ok for a 6 week old to sleep in a rocker that doesnt lay completely flat for long periods of time on a daily basis?

    Im really worried about hurting his back or neck

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    Does your rocker have a bar that you can pull out so that it lays bub back? Thats what I did with mine so they werent sleeping sitting up mind you it took me a few months to realise that I could do that!.... otherwise Im not too sure sorry

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    Mine slept in hers for the first 3 months and she's fine.
    I was worried too but it was the only place she'd sleep.

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    I should also add after a couple of months I bought a rocker that was designed for sleeping in- I used the fisher price rock n play sleeper. I folded it up and took it everywhere. She still used that for day naps until 8 months. I'll be using that instead of a bassinette for my second.

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    My last baby slept in the rocker at around 6 weeks, and although not lying completely flat like she would have in her Bassinette/Cot, it was the comfiest, softest and most gentle recline (Fisher Price, My Little Lamb, cradle and swing) and she seemed okay, as she happily slept in there more than anywhere else I out her down to sleep.

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    It reclines but not all the way. Probably goes about as far back as a car seat does. Hopefully his neck & back will be ok

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    I did with both my bubs, it was great for day time naps I wouldn't worry if it's as reclined as a car seat

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    Both of mine spent very little time laying flat in the first few months, it was bouncer, car seat (capsule with #2), pram, sling or being held mostly.

    I worried with my 1st as I'd read they shouldn't be in that position for extended periods. Her night sleeping from about 6 weeks was usually flat in the bassinet. She's 6 now and not a single neck, back, head or posture issue. So I didn't stress about it at all with DS.

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    Yes I also read that stretched, but im glad a lot of other people have done it with no problems

    Can anyone recommend a rocker/bouncer/swing that will fit a long baby for as long as possible? He's almost too long for the rocker we have & unless I can find something else I dont know what ill do when he outgrows it

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