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When can baby go in to the crib from the bassinet?

I want to move my baby into their crib, but I want to make sure it's safe for them to move into their own room. When is it ok to move them?


Christine Jeffrey | Family Medicine

Christine Jeffrey

I would say anytime around 5 months.  By then the babies are usually sleeping better and longer periods of time. 

Just be sure no blankets or bumper pads are in the crib. Also once a baby is able to roll over on its own, don’t worry if you find the baby on her tummy during the night. Once babies are turning over on their own the risk of SIDS is very low. 

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