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Where should an infant sleep?

The environment you provide for your sleeping baby can have a big impact on how well he sleeps. A very young baby (three to four months) might do better in a swing or a bouncy seat. At that age, my babies tended to sleep better in a bouncy seat, not their cribs; I think the seat provided more cozy support, and having an elevated head helped to clear any possible nasal congestion, as well as being good for reflux or other tummy distress. I moved them from the bouncy into the crib anywhere from three to five months.

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