Ok for baby to sleep in a bouncer?

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  1. Thedon

    Thedon Well-Known Member

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    Lilly is 3 weeks old and we have her bed downstairs. When we go to sleep upstairs we used to just put her on her own little matress. We now just put her in the bouncer and that has been her bed for a few nights.
    Is there any safety issues I should be aware if?
     
  2. Kayleigh09

    Kayleigh09 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldnt have said its ideal for her to be sleeping in her bouncer for whole nights, naps are ok as sometimes they just fall asleep but it is important for them to have a structured bed time so you can begin to establish a full nights sleep with no waking. We used to have a moses basket downstairs and crib upstairs so she could nap downstairs and go to bed upstairs without having to move the bed around x
     
  3. shaunanicole

    shaunanicole Guest

    I wouldn't think that it would hurt but I wouldn't let her sleep on it for hours. Maybe 1-2 hours tops. :shrug:
     
  4. Katieeeee

    Katieeeee Guest

    Yeah, Aiden has little naps in his bouncer during the day, 1 or 2 hours at the most but he goes in his crib at night. I guess it's the equivalent of us sleeping on the sofa? :shrug:
     
  5. avabear73

    avabear73 Mum to Finlay

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    Yep, a nap would be OK, but I would think that a bouncer for longer sleeps wouldn't be very good for their backs? Just a guess. We're the same as Kayleigh, we had a moses downstairs and a crib upstairs - just recently we took the moses away and just let him nap upstairs too with the monitor on. At least now I can do my dishes without risking waking him up! LOL!
     
  6. Kayleigh09

    Kayleigh09 Well-Known Member

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    We were the same after a few months, we only really had her downstairs as she was low birth weight we felt anxious having her upstairs :)
     
  7. Sleep Coach

    Sleep Coach Mother of 2

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    Hello!
    The safest place for your baby to sleep is in their crib. As Lilly is 3 weeks old, do you have a bassinet by chance? That way you can keep her close to you and she can still get a safe,restful sleep on her back.
     

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