Bumpie Tip of the Week: the Best Place to Put Your Crib

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Updated March 2, 2017
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In the process of decorating baby’s nursery? Try this tip from user Surprise3rd, who posted on our 3rd Trimester message board.

Before you place the crib in the room, Surprise3rd suggests testing the set-up by cracking the door to baby’s room by about an inch and peeking in. “Whatever portion of the room you can see [from the door] is where you should put the crib,” she says. “That way, you can easily crack the door to check on them.”

Surprise3rd says that she didn’t do this right away with her first child, but “I ended up moving the crib, because as they get older, opening the door all the way and walking in to check on them can wake them up,” she says. “If you can just crack the door open to peek, they don’t even notice!”

Tell us, will you try this idea? What other tips do you have for checking on baby without waking them up?

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