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Old 07-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #21
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My 3rd napped in the swing for the first 6 months and occasionally slept there. It was the only way she would sleep for longer than 15 minutes.

When my babies were sick and stuffy and slept better at a recline they often slept in the swing, car seat, or bouncy seat.
Same with my 4th.

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Old 07-07-2013, 06:27 PM   #22
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Re: Sleeping in swing unsupervised

Both of my kids slept in the swing for their first 6 months or so. It was in the living room. I slept in my bedroom, down the hallway. It was never a problem. Transitioning them out was a headache. I'm hoping to avoid it totally with the newbie we have on the way.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:00 PM   #23
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Couldn't this happen though just while you're driving in the car? .
Assuming you have the seat installed in your car correctly no it wouldn't happen while driving in your car. Most car seats have some sort of level on them. That is there to ensure the seat isn't positioned too upright to prevent this from happening. When the seat is simply placed on the ground it will often tip too far forward which can cause baby's head to tip forward and potentially cut off air flow. That's why infant seats have warnings to only use them in vehicles.

I think having the baby sleep in the swing is okay but I would be leary of it and try other options first. Have you tried swaddling and tilting the crib slightly upward by putting a book or two under one side??? If its not the movement of the swing your baby likes that might work.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:27 PM   #24
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http://www.idph.state.ia.us/hcci/com...ositioning.pdf

I review infant and child deaths for a very large county. We do not recommend infants sleep or spend extended periods of time in car seats (outside of driving), bouncy seats, or swings. Please be careful if you are using these things for their sleep area. We review over a hundred accidental suffication deaths a year, the infant does not cry out or make noises when they can't breath, they just slip away. You won't be able to wake up and hear that they are in distress... Not trying to make anyone feel bad, I just really worry, and don't want anyone to have to go through something because I didn't speak up.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:15 PM   #25
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Re: Sleeping in swing unsupervised

I just don't understand how a swing is more dangerous at night than during the day? I don't sit and watch him in the swing, I do housework, feed my toddler, do laundry. The suffocation could happen any of those times.
However, with the swing I have it's really tipped back. He couldn't get his chin to his chest if he tried. It's actually more reclined than the carseat which his head can fall forward on and according to the tilt indicator on the seat it is installed at the proper angle (we even used a towel to get it tilted back further)
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I just don't understand how a swing is more dangerous at night than during the day? I don't sit and watch him in the swing, I do housework, feed my toddler, do laundry. The suffocation could happen any of those times.
However, with the swing I have it's really tipped back. He couldn't get his chin to his chest if he tried. It's actually more reclined than the carseat which his head can fall forward on and according to the tilt indicator on the seat it is installed at the proper angle (we even used a towel to get it tilted back further)
I think the idea is that during the day, yes, he is in the swing, but you are probably walking by him with "eyes on him" more than you think. Walking by him, you look at him, before and after feeding the toddler, you check the baby, etc. When you are sleeping, you aren't waking up every ten minutes to walk out and check on him. So, it's not that it's inherently more dangerous at night than during the day, just that your checking on the baby is greatly reduced and thus your chances of catching the rare tragedy are also greatly diminished.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:04 PM   #27
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Do what works for you AND your family. Period. If I were yall I would try to get DH back in your bed, too.
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