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Is it safe for a 10-month-old to sleep with her teddy bear?

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My 10-month-old has become attached to her teddy bear. At what age is it safe to allow her to take it to bed?

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It's unsafe to place pillows, bulky covers, or large stuffed toys in an infant's crib because they could smother a young infant. And a toddler could use any of these objects to climb out of the crib. But there's no harm in placing a small teddy bear in the crib anytime after 6 months of age. Often such familiar objects help babies them feel safe, calm, and ready for sleep. It sounds as if your baby has already figured that out.  
 
 
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