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I was so scared of SIDS up until recently that I haven't allowed DS to sleep with a blanket or any fluffy stuffs. He is 10.5 months now and I'd like to let him have a blanket to snuggle with but am paranoid he might suffocate or get tangled. Is this a valid concern or he is old enough now to have a blanket?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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it <i>is</i> a valid concern. that being said, alice has a blanket of her own in our bed and we also sleep with a blanket and a comforter. i'm pretty aware of where she is while we sleep and she can also crawl and move really well so i don't think she'd get stuck.
 

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I didn't know having a blanket was a cause of SIDS... I guess I just thought all babies get cold and dd has slept with her blanket from day 1. I even picked a fluffy one that is extra soft on her skin because I felt that regular ones wouldnt be as comfortable.
 

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dd does sleep with a blanket. I think it helps her fall asleep because she strokes it while drifting off to dreamland, but later in the night it always ends up far away from her <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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DD1 (3 1/2 YO) and DD2 (12 months) are not interested in blankets. I sneak one on occasionally and their discomfort tends to cause them to stir. That said, I am a mom and will probably always keep doing this!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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All of mine had blankets, the first three were born in the UK and the house we lived in had log fires only and was very cold, so blankets were a must! My ds is 8 now and still has his (Sssh!), the silky edge is worn away from where he has rubbed it over the years for comfort!
 
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