Apparently, one of the happiest things for each couple after getting married is finding out that they will become parents soon. However, the great news is always in common with the worries. It means that if you get this luck, you should prepare for something cute and learn knowledge as well as experience regarding caring and rearing your baby. Of course, one of these indispensable things you should take into consideration to welcome your little angel is a lovely soft blanket. But, at what age can your baby sleep with a blanket? In this article, the following shares will be hopeful to give you a reasonable answer.
Why you should check whether or not your baby can sleep with a blanket:
As the advice of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the parents should pay more attention to use beddings to warm your baby to prevent them from the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In reality, not depending on the sleeping position of your infant, beddings such as pillows or blankets are considered as one of the main reasons to make him or her be short of breath when sleeping.
Moreover, the bone and joint system of the babies is weak and needs more time to mature. Given that, the infants can not escape from the tangle of blankets or pillows they get when moving their body at night. After that, they will wake up and cry or get some injuries or bruises when trying to remove their body from blankets.
Some kinds of the blanket made from artificial materials can cause the mild allergies at babies because their skin is very sensitive to the surrounding environment.
Besides it, there are some more dangerous cases that the babies can inhale the fibers from the poor-quality blankets. This has bad effects on their respiratory system and makes them cope with some respiratory problems. Of course, it also affects to the development of the babies in both physical and mental health in the future.
Additionally, if the baby warmed by a thick blanket, he or she can get nightly sweats. Then, the sweat can absorb to your infant’s body and cause some diseases relating to lung such as pneumonia.
How to test whether or not your baby can sleep with a blanket:
Actually, every baby has not the same signs that show if they get ready to use a blanket for sleeping. Definitely, what happens to the next door neighbor’s infant can not happen to your baby. Therefore, to make sure that it is safe for your baby to sleep with a blanket, you can use some ways below:
- Using a thin blanket to cover your baby’s whole body or his or her face when he or she is awake and ask yourself some questions below:
- Are his or her motor skills good?
- Does he or she remove the blanket from his or her body or face if he or she feels uncomfortable or unbreathable?
Thanks to these questions, you can precisely determine the suitable age for your baby to sleep with a blanket.
- Taking the advice of the pediatrician:
If your family employs a private doctor or a pediatrician, the development and growth of your baby is followed by him or her. In other words, he or she has kept all information relating to the situation of your baby’ health. For this reason, it would be better for you to have a talk with him or her to get the signs of your baby to be ready to use the blanket when sleeping and the ways to choose the most comfortable and safest blankets for your baby.
- Learning the experience of taking care of baby of your mother or the people who have one or more than one children:
It can not deny that the older people that do something first or the worldly people always have helpful advice to share with you. In this case, you can put your belief in your mother or baby-sitters. Indeed, they not only share their experience about the proper time to let your baby sleep with a blanket but also instruct you to care him or her in the right way.
- Joining the class regarding caring the baby:
With the purpose to support young couples or pregnant women to take care of their infants, more and more classes relating to this problem are held. When participating in these courses, both wife and husband can clearly understand that they have the same chances as well as responsibility for rearing their kids. Of course, the knowledge, skills and information about caring the health of your kid with the blanket are also provided in the system of lessons in this course fully and clearly.
Tips to buy a blanket:
In the market, there is a wide range of blanket with various materials and produced by different branches. Therefore, we hope that the following shares about how to choose a blanket for your infant will help you make an exact decision:
- Choosing the blankets made from soft and safe materials for the skin of your baby:
Actually, the skin of the baby is immature and irritated by surrounding environment such as weather, temperature and belongs. In spite of synthetic fabric’s cheap cost, it causes more reactions relating to the skin than the natural one. In the process of production, some manufacturers also use the detergents and softeners that can do harm to the delicate skin of your baby. Thus, be careful! Please make sure that you read all information about materials and precautions on the label of the blanket before making a choice to buy it.
- Buying the blanket with favorite colors and patterns of the kids:
Every generation has their own beloved color and patterns. Definitely, the more we grow up, the more somber our favorite colors are. Normally, the kids have the deep passion to the cute patterns and bright colors such as yellow suns with fun face, red flowers and green trees or pink cloud. For this reason, you should choose the blanket with lovely decoration, but don’t impose your love colors on your baby.