So DS2 is starting childcare next year, & I want him to have a comfort toy to take with him to help with sleeps etc (he doesn't take a dummy or anything). So I want to start introducing a toy before he starts going to care, so it's already a "comforter" for him.
My question is at what age does a toy in the cot no longer become a Sids risk? He's 8 months now, sleeping in a sleeping bag in the cot, can roll around himself, has his arms out etc -- but is this still too young to have something in the cot with him?
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01-12-2014 20:28 #1Senior Member
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Comfort toy for sleeping - what age?
01-12-2014 20:41 #2
My little one started having a little blankie type of toy with him once we transitioned him out of a swaddle at about 4-5 months. We just made sure it wasn't too big to cover his face and the material was breathable. He's 25 months tomorrow and still looks for it every time he wants to sleep, even for naps in the car or pram.
01-12-2014 20:49 #3
Oddly enough, I can't actually find a SIDS and Kids recommendation. They recommend no pillows until over age 2, and sleeping in a bed. All I can find about toys is not to use them :P
I think it's just one of those things you need to decide for yourself. A toy in the cot is always going to be more of a risk than not having one, but the SIDS risk is extremely low at that age anyway. You can also choose a toy which is less likely to be problematic based on it's size/shape/material etc.
01-12-2014 20:54 #4
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