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Old 06-11-2018, 07:09 AM
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Anyone experience this?? He does not like to sleep flat because of colic. He likes to be almost sitting up and swaddled super tight. I have him sleeping in a bouncer at night. I wish licensing rules did not apply to your own kids. Also anyone in MN know the rules about bassinets? Some have vibrating motions so Id like to get one and have him sleep in there insted of the crib! Also, is baby wearing allowed? Id like to have him in one of those carriers so im able to get things done..since im sure he wont be sleeping much!
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:57 AM
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Wearing your baby (or any baby) IS allowed provided you are able to intervene and assist others immediately if necessary. That's about all the state says about baby wearing.

As for bassinets, we are not allowed to use the ones that attach to a PNP. We can use the ones that fit into a PNP and basically raise the level of the mattress (still flat) but no other type that I am aware of. I have not had an infant in care for almost 2 years now so you may want to double check but as far as I know the ONLY sleep compliant cribs/PNP's are those that come with the manufacturers certificate of compliance and must be dated after June 2012.

As for swaddling,you CAN swaddle but only until 4 months unless baby rolls over in which case you can no longer swaddle.

He can not sleep on a swing, bouncer or any other type of baby equipment. PNP and/or crib only.

In some circumstances I have heard of licensing allowing an infant to sleep with an incline IF a physician sign off on it. You would have to check and see what your county will allow. That one is at the discretion of each licensor (like variances). But IF it is something you get approved I think you can use only those items meant for raising a crib mattress and can't improvise.

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Old 06-11-2018, 08:03 AM
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MN Safe Sleep info
https://www.lcc.leg.mn/tfcc/meetings...quirements.pdf

Physicians directive for alternate sleep position
https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserv...c/DHS-7216-ENG

Swaddling Info
https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserv...c/DHS-7218-ENG

Crib and PNP info
http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/grou...s16_178540.pdf
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For swaddling i read that it cant restrict the arms? Unless i read wrong. He needs his arms restricted lol
Edit: nevermind, its the hips/legs. Does a sleep sack count as restricting the legs?
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For swaddling i read that it cant restrict the arms? Unless i read wrong. He needs his arms restricted lol
The rule states "However, with written consent of a parent or guardian, a license holder may place the infant who
has NOT YET BEGUN to ROLL OVER ON ITS OWN down to sleep in a crib, on their back, in a onepiece sleeper equipped with an attached system that fastens securely ONLY across the upper torso, with no constriction of the hips or legs, to create a swaddle."



You CAN swaddle (arms included) ONLY until he begins to roll over. Once he rolls over you can no longer use the flaps or wings to constrict/swaddle his upper torso.

Sleep sacks with wings are ideal because you can use the wings to swaddle upper torso until he rolls over yet the legs and hips are free to move around and then discontinue use of wing portion once he rolls over.

Once he reaches the age of rolling over, most infants don't have that need to be so tightly swaddled
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YES! The Halo ones are nice and most recommended by other providers
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:27 AM
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The rule states "However, with written consent of a parent or guardian, a license holder may place the infant who
has NOT YET BEGUN to ROLL OVER ON ITS OWN down to sleep in a crib, on their back, in a onepiece sleeper equipped with an attached system that fastens securely ONLY across the upper torso, with no constriction of the hips or legs, to create a swaddle."



You CAN swaddle (arms included) ONLY until he begins to roll over. Once he rolls over you can no longer use the flaps or wings to constrict/swaddle his upper torso.

Sleep sacks with wings are ideal because you can use the wings to swaddle upper torso until he rolls over yet the legs and hips are free to move around and then discontinue use of wing portion once he rolls over.

Once he reaches the age of rolling over, most infants don't have that need to be so tightly swaddled
Ok thanks! This is what he sleeps in so it should help part of the problem.
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Put a battery operated massager attached to the mattress support of his crib?
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Put a battery operated massager attached to the mattress support of his crib?
We get cited for ANYTHING on or in the crib that isn't approved. OP would more than likely have to get approval in writing beforehand.

I can't speak for licensing in OP's area but I know my licensor will issue correction orders (and fines) for having a bib or blanket draped over the side of the crib/PNP even if there is no baby in it.
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Maybe things have changed, or maybe Michigan is different, but when my kids were infants the state inspector did not care at all what I did with my own children. They only enforced the safe sleep with my daycare children.
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We get cited for ANYTHING on or in the crib that isn't approved. OP would more than likely have to get approval in writing beforehand.

I can't speak for licensing in OP's area but I know my licensor will issue correction orders (and fines) for having a bib or blanket draped over the side of the crib/PNP even if there is no baby in it.
Same thing here, though I'm not MN.

I love those Halo sacks though. My DD used the swaddle ones until she figured out how to roll over (at 2 months ), regular sack until she learned to walk, and then a footed walker one now. I've tried transitioning her out of it now that's she's older, but I've come to the conclusion that's just not a battle worth fighting for me and that's a whole different story anyway.
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