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i am not using a crib with my daughter i did with my son and hated it
so im trying something new
for moms who used a playard for their newborn and not a crib- what kind of blankets did you use? did you ad any padding to it? did you just have the newborn on the top part for the first few months and then allow him on the bottom/lower level? how did it actually work out for you?
do you think a playard is better than a crib? what about safety issues? have any??
i really honestly hate cribs- any help greatly appreciated
and safety tips as well as making it as comfortable as possible for my new baby girl
I have no advice or safety tips for you. My son hated the play yard. We had a Pack 'n Play. We used a bassinet when he was a newborn and will for this one, too.
Kathleen Alfano, Ph.D.
Director of Child Research at Fisher-Price®
It’s fine to have a child sleep in a play yard if it meets safety standards for such products. Play yards that comply with standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) are acceptable for sleeping.
I don't think you would want to add padding because that would no longer meet the standards. I've also heard that some play yards are easier for older ones to climb out of, but for a newborn that wouldn't be the case.