Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Congratulations on your BFP! Welcome to YOUR community!


    Be sure to check out:

    Seasoned moms... a bit off topic
    avatar
    hoping101 posted:
    I have an 18 month old who sleeps in a crib at home and on a mat at day care. I want to give the new baby my sons crib and transition my 18 month old over to a toddler bed. With that said... I found an awesome little toddler bed for him but am not sure about a bedding set. At this age is it acceptable for him to start using a blanket? I was so paranoid about SIDS that he has never slept with anything ever!!! Your opinions would be greatly appreciated!
    Reply
     
    avatar
    scarolinarn responded:
    I would say it's fine. Our little guy is a little over 2 and he has a blanket for a while and now even a pillow.
     
    avatar
    mwhite80 responded:
    You can't defiinetly use a blanket. I use one with my 1 year old and she is fine. You might want to wait until after he falls asleep and then cover him at first you can even try a pillow or stuffed animal too
    Madeline(31)DH(30)-DS Paul(4), DD Isabella (11 months), HPT 1/07/12
     
    avatar
    hlvmom10 responded:
    my son has been using a pillow and blanket since he was 13 months old. It's fine
     
    avatar
    cjl0510 responded:
    My little guy is 2 and has been sleeping with a blanket for about 6 months now. It's his comfort. He always has to have his blanket and teddy bear, and he falls right to sleep. If you are nervous at first, you can always get those 'crocheted' type ones that you can breathe easy through.
     
    avatar
    SNB24 responded:
    At daycare center's if they are not in a crib, once they are one, they can have a blanket. So, I would say that a bed would be fine to allow your 18 month old to sleep with a blanket.
     
    avatar
    Number32012 responded:
    I would say go for it, love. My son is 17 months and has been sleeping with a blanket his entire life. He even has a pillow now ( a large spongebob pillowpet to be exact). With my eldest I did the same.
    -Samantha(32),DH(29),DS(7),DSD(3),DS(1)
    EDD 9/21/12
     
    avatar
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to Number32012's response:
    Lurking from the 4&5 board - I saw it's fine too! If you're feeling anxiety, tuck the blanket (or comforter) into the bottom of the mattress so you won't worry about getting tangled in it.

    Haylen


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    My name is Elisa! I have been married to my husband for 2 1/2 years. We have a son named Blake! He is the love of my life. I just found out that I am ...More

    Helpful Tips

    6 Embarrassing Pregnancy Symptoms
    Experts offer tips for coping with everything from excess gas to forgetfulness. To help you know what you can really expect when you're ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    58 of 80 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.