There’s something about the incredible softness of sleeping baby cheeks that makes us want to surround that precious bundle of joy with all manner of fuzzy plushness. Unfortunately, the baby police frown on such. The powers that be have announced that babies should not enjoy baby pillows, stuffed animals, or even fluffy blankets, until they’re safely past the risk of suffocation.
As cruel as this edict sounds to aunties laden with teddy bears and Beanie Babies, it’s needful. Newborns lack the strength to fight off an encroaching animal, stuffed though it may be. When parents are asleep, those adorable blankies and pillows can become a nightmare when they get positioned over baby’s airways.