FACT: Babies should be dressed in as much or as little clothing as an adult would need. If you are worried that your baby may be cold, use a footed sleeper or a sleep sack. Babies don’t need blankets, pillows, comforters or stuffed animals, to feel comfortable. These items tend to get in baby’s way and can cause suffocation if baby becomes entangled in them. If parents still want these items for baby’s nursery, stuffed animals can be decoration on a shelf, quilts can be hung on the wall and blankets can be used on the floor for supervised “tummy time.”
Keep soft objects, loose bedding, pillows and bumper pads out of the crib.
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