Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.
Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.
Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.

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  1. sunita says

    Thanks for recommending this post. This information will help a lot to all parents.

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Thanks for writing @ Sunita! We hope that it IS very helpful to very many! : )

  2. Becky says

    Based upon the recommendation of several mommy friends, I purchased the Zipadeezip to transition my daughter from a Rock n Play to her crib at 19 weeks. The Zipee keeps her cozy and warm and prevents her from flailing her arms, but at the same time gives her freedom of movement in the crib. Using the sleep plan from the Baby sleep site and the Zipadeezip we were able to get our daughter to sleep through the night in 4 nights and take longer naps in her crib. We couldn’t be happier.

    • Emily DeJeu says

      @ Becky – Awesome! So glad you like the Zippy. We’re big fans here at The Baby Sleep Site®, too! 🙂 And so glad your sleep plan was helpful.

  3. Emily DeJeu says

    @ Rhianna — oh, good point about the carseat covers! I’m sure that could definitely be an issue with some of them. Any other moms out there had this experience? Have any of you used carseat covers that did a good job of not trapping heat like this?

  4. Rhianna says

    LOVE the taggies blankets, both of my kids have them. My oldest (19 months) sucks on the tags, my newborn clutches it inside her Swaddleme blanket. I have a question about the carseat covers if anyone can recommend one. I bought one with my son when he was 4 months (a little over a yr ago), don’t remember the brand name, but I didn’t like it because it seemed to trap heat inside the carseat as well. I used it a handful of times (including in my air conditioned car) and when I would take my son out he was sweaty and hot feeling so I quit using it and just threw a blanket over the carseat when I was really desperate to have him nap.

  5. Emily DeJeu says

    @ Erica — Here’s our “official” stance on loveys:

    “The AAP recommends nothing in the crib until a year old, so be sure to check with your pediatrician about when it is okay for you to put one in with your baby. Some families choose to do it sooner, depending on the mobility of their baby, but we cannot tell you what might be right for your baby.”

    It’s a good idea for your child to have an attachment object, though, so there’s no problem with introducing one early on, even if he’s too early to have it in bed with him.

  6. Erica says

    A question about the loveys – Is it safe to have them in the crib? I’m a first time mom & there’s a lot of conflicting information out there. He loves his blanky, but I haven’t been letting him take it to bed with him. Thanks!

  7. Emily DeJeu says

    @ Claire — I didn’t know they made suction-cup blackout shades; very cool! And would be fantastic for travel, I imagine. Agreed on the 4 a.m. waking; summer is great, but I don’t love the fact that dawn soooooo very early! 😉

  8. Claire says

    My twin boys (now 2 years 2 months), have had blackout blinds for over a year now. In their room at home, I used self adhesive velcro on the window frame and on black felt so the blinds are easily removable (not looking forward to removing the velcro from the window when we move though!). For when we travel, we have two ‘Gro Anywhere Blackout Blinds’. They are completely opaque and have suction cups to fix them to a window. They are a lifesaver, napping is generally successful, and no 4am waking in the middle of summer! I would use them at home too, but the suction cups make it a bit too much effort to keep fixing them up and removing them.