Is it safe for my baby to sleep with a muslin?
Organic cotton or muslin are great choices as these are safer for baby and will naturally absorb your scent. Check to ensure that there is no loose stitching or small pieces that can come off and cause a choking hazard.
Can you give a baby a blanket to sleep with?
You may be tempted to offer your baby a soft, warm blanket to help comfort them at night. However, blankets are not recommended until your baby reaches at least 12 months old because they can increase the risk of accidental suffocation.
Do muslin blankets keep baby warm?
Unlike other materials which can trap a baby’s body heat and prohibit movement, muslin is an incredibly soft and breathable fabric. It’s freely woven, allowing heat to escape and fresh air to enter so your baby can be comfortable and calm.
Is a muslin blanket breathable?
Muslin fabric swaddles are highly breathable, thus helping to prevent SIDS.
Can my baby sleep with a breathable blanket?
You can maintain a comfortable temperature for your baby using sleep-specific baby clothing such as onesies and sleep sacks made from breathable materials. Never use clothing that could cover the baby’s face or head such as a hood, scarf, mask, cowl neck, hat, or headband, as this increases the risk of SIDS.
Why is muslin used for babies?
A muslin square is a small cloth used when you breast feed or bottle feed a baby to wipe milk away from their mouths and clean up sick. It is also used during winding, usually over the shoulder when baby is held up against you in a hug position and having it’s back rubbed, protecting your clothing from sick.
When can I let my baby sleep with a blanket?
Wait until your baby is at least 12 months old. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), soft bedding in a crib – like blankets and pillows – increases of the risk of suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Safe alternatives to blankets are sleepers, sleep sacks, and wearable blankets.
Can my 6 month old sleep with a blanket?
The official line from the AAP is to avoid blankets (they’re a potential suffocation hazard) until your baby reaches her first birthday. Some pediatricians give the okay for babies as young as 6 months.