Do I need a crib?

Do I need to have a crib?

It’s better to have nothing hanging over the crib. It’s just not worth the risk of something falling – or being pulled down as your baby learns to stand – and causing an injury. If you decide to hang artwork there, make sure it’s securely attached.

At what age do you need a crib?

Some newborns also sleep better in a smaller, cozier space (it’s more womblike). But most babies are ready to make the switch to their own crib by 3 or 4 months.

Do I need a crib or can I use a pack and play?

The Pack ‘n Play is a playard and sleeper/bassinet that can be used from birth through the toddler years as an easy, portable place for your baby to sleep or play. … Some even use it instead of a bassinet or crib since it grows with baby.

Can a newborn sleep in a crib?

Both cribs and bassinets can be safe sleep choices for a newborn. However, they have several important differences. The most obvious one is size — a crib takes up a lot more space than a bassinet, so a bassinet can be easier in a smaller house.

Can I use a playard instead of a crib?

Yes! Just like bassinets and cribs, playards are federally regulated for infant sleep. It’s perfectly fine to use a Pack N Play instead of a crib or a bassinet. A newborn can either sleep in the upper bassinet (that comes with certain models) or the lower part of the Pack N Play.

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Can I put my baby in his own room at 1 month?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the best place for a baby to sleep is in his parents’ bedroom. He should sleep in his own crib or bassinet (or in a co-sleeper safely attached to the bed), but shouldn’t be in his own room until he is at least 6 months, better 12 months.