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Is it bad that my baby sleeps in bouncer sometimes? Reluctant to move him once asleep.


Posted by mom74959, 14th April 2015


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  • As long as supervised it should be ok for short periods. Babies shouldn’t sleep in a curled up position for long tho – they need to be flat (just like capsules – they need a break every few hours)


  • I don’t think an hour or 2 would hurt. BABIES ARE SORT OF FLAT ON THEIR BACKS in a bouncer as well as in a semi sitting position. Supervision would be mandatory the whole time.


  • I let my baby sleep in his bouncer during the day but he want in there for hours on end and I made sure i was in the room the entire time.


  • As long as it’s only sometimes and doesn’t become a regular habit. And as long as you keep checking on him, don’t leave him for extended periods without making sure he’s ok. I don’t see it being a problem. It’s obviously comfortable….


  • Kidspot did an article recently – a child died in a bouncer. It is not recommended. Check the sids website also – they should be flat on their backs when sleeping. Even the capsule for the car, I was advised not to leave them in there for more than 4 hrs at a time


  • It is not recommended. I would suggest moving him- it will be better for you in the long run if you can settle the baby after transfer. They will not always be able to sleep in the bouncer


  • The back supports in them are very firm. He is probably as safe in it as a bassinet or cot.
    In fact it is ideal if he has reflux. It will help to relieve it and he is also less likely to choke on his own vomit.


  • as long as hes safe. my baby slept in the cradle swing


  • As long as you feel he is secure in there and you keep an eye on him (not every single second) he will be fine. A sleep is a sleep no matter where they get it.


  • I don’t see why it can’t hurt as long as he’s strapped in, I’d be hesitant also to wake a sleeping baby!


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