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At about 6 months Reese started sleeping overnight with her stuffed lamb. She was rolling and crawling by then.
At about 15 months, we gave her a small blanket and a mini pillow pet.
Now: 3 lambs, 2 pajanimals, blankey, mini pillow pet and a dream light.
We have 2 stuffed animals, 2 books, 2 blankets and a sippy.
The blankets and sippy are at Child's insistance. The other stuff is so she has something to do for a bit in the morning/after nap so she doesn't shriek blood curdling screams before I get her out.
Sleep sheep in or around the crib from day 1.
Started using a blanket around 9 months.
Lovey around 11.
After that, all bets were off. Now he has 2 blankets, lovey, sheep, toddler pillow, and a couple other stuffed animals.
We didn't allow anything but Scout and a blanket until he switched to a regular bed at 20 months. I didn't want him to use stuff to boost himself out of the crib.
Now he brings whatever he wants, plus a pillow and blanket. He normally has 5 stuffed animals, plus a couple random toys. Last night it was his tool box, and a few days before that a balance board. I usually take the hard toys out after he goes to sleep and leave everything else.
crib bumpers, a blanket or two, and 2+ pacifiers so he can find them should he was up....
if I put anything else in there he gets mad and chucks it over the rail... lol not even toys get to stay in his crib
A blanket, 2-3 stuffed animals and about 5 pacifiers.
We first gave him his favorite stuffed animal after he turned a year. Now, he has about a handful of stuffed animals in there.
He does not sleep with a blanket because he is all over the place when he sleeps so it would serve no purpose anyway. No pillow either for the same reason. Sometimes he just sleeps against one of his toys. Lol
We have nothing in the crib and never have. I have no particular problem with putting things in there, I guess DS has just never really expressed a need to a stuffed animal or blanket.
He flops all over like a madman when he's sleeping, so a pillow or blanket would just get tangled. And he's never showed any preference to any stuffed animals.
For those that have something in the crib, does LO play with it or seem to be soothed by it?
bfp#1 6/28/2010 edd 3/8/2011 dd born 3/16/2011
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From about 8 months to 14 months, DD slept in a sleep sack and had a stuffed giraffe (well really one of those small blankets with a giraffe head). At 14 months we added a knit blanket but kept the sleep sack as she doesn't seem to stay under the blanket. She's now 20 months.
I'm sure she is safe with more things in the crib but once I let her take one of her baby dolls to bed and at three in the morning she was up playing with it trying to feed it....
We did not start putting anything into the crib until DS was 12 months. He has also been above average in the height / weight department as well as had very good control of his body, so we were confident that a stuffed animal and 2 blankets would be ok for him.
I have a friend on the other hand whose daughter was a premie, and has always been under the growing curve, etc. At 19 months, her DD still does not have anything in her crib and sleeps in a sleep sack because she does not feel it's safe yet to put anything in her crib (and I agree with her). I guess every child might be different.