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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingNewborn & Baby · 11 months ago

Can a baby lay on a blanket?

Can a newborn that was born in the last day and is still in the hospital lay on a blanket that is not provided from the hospital and came from outside. I believe that is unsanitary but I’m just making sure

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago
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    With a newborn (until about the age of three months), there is always a small risk that something will irritate their sensitive skin. They MIGHT have an allergic reaction to whatever detergent the blanket was cleaned in. This would even apply to after the baby went home.

    As far as "unsanitary", many women have had their babies at home and the baby touches whatever was in their home. There is NOTHING wrong with a baby touching a blanket or being placed on a blanket that came from outside of the hospital.

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  • 10 months ago

    As long as it has been washed what's the problem.

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  • 11 months ago

    If infants were that fragile, the human race would have died out a long time ago.

    Unless the blanket has been dragged through the dirt, it's fine.

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    i think its okay if the blanket is clean and fresh

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  • Suzy Q
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Unsanitary? Why? Do you suspect the blanket is infected with smallpox? Or perhaps that it has been used as a goat blanket and brought to the hospital without getting a wash?

    Don't be ridiculous. Unless that baby is in the NICU fighting for her life in an incubator, a blanket that 'came from outside' is nothing to worry about.

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  • Cammie
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Don't bring a filthy blanket to the hospital.The good thing about hospital blankets is that they clean it for you.

    You would want a blanket to take the baby home.And prewash clothes .

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  • 11 months ago

    A baby should sleep on a sheet, not a blanket, just like you do.

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