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Can a Co-Sleeper be used with a baby who has allergies or sensitive skin?

Hey everyone,

I'm a new mom and my baby has been diagnosed with allergies and sensitive skin. I'm currently considering purchasing a co-sleeper, but I'm wondering if it's safe to use with a baby who has allergies or sensitive skin. I want to make sure that my baby is comfortable and safe while sleeping, so any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your help!

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Hi there,

As a new mom of a baby who has allergies and sensitive skin, I've been considering whether to use a co-sleeper or not. After some research and discussions with my pediatrician, I opted to use a separate bassinet instead.

I learned that co-sleepers can be constructed using materials that can be harsh on sensitive skin and can also be dust and allergen prone. A separate bassinet allowed me to use materials that were hypoallergenic and gentle, which provided a safe and hygienic sleeping environment for my baby.

I also paid attention to the cleanliness of the room and frequently washed the bedding to prevent any irritants and allergens from accumulating. Using a separate bassinet provided my baby with the comfort of being close to me while also giving me the peace of mind that they were sleeping in a secure environment.

In conclusion, using a co-sleeper or a separate bassinet ultimately comes down to personal preference, but it's essential to choose an option that is safe, comfortable, and non-irritating for your baby's skin. I think a separate bassinet is the better option for babies with allergies or sensitive skin because it offers a more controlled sleeping environment and can be customized to fit your baby's specific needs.



I am a father of a baby who has allergies and sensitive skin. We used a co-sleeper for the first few weeks after bringing her home but had to stop due to certain issues. Our baby's sensitive skin situation was that she had developed eczema, which made her skin even more susceptible to irritation. The co-sleeper added an extra layer of pressure to her skin that was making her eczema worse.

We switched to using a separate bassinet for her, and it made a significant difference. We found a bassinet that was constructed using materials that were hypoallergenic and gentle to the skin. Plus, we made sure to keep it clean and regularly wash the bedding in gentle detergent, free from harsh chemicals and fragrances.

In conclusion, before making the decision to use a co-sleeper with a baby who has allergies and sensitive skin, it's essential to evaluate how your baby's skin reacts to specific materials and products. For us, switching to a bassinet was the best decision we ever made, as it helped to provide a skin-friendly environment and a good night's sleep for our baby girl.



I am a mother of two, and both of my children had allergies and sensitive skin when they were infants. I tried using a co-sleeper with my first child, but we had to stop using it because it made her skin irritated and uncomfortable. While it might work for some babies, it didn't work for us.

Afterward, we decided to use a separate bassinet for her instead, and it was much more comfortable for her. We found that the materials used for the bassinet were hypoallergenic and softer, which helped to reduce any skin irritation.

We made sure to keep the bassinet clean, and we also used gentle, fragrance-free laundry detergents when washing the bedding. With these precautions, we had no issues with allergies or skin sensitivities with our second child, and we continued to use the same bassinet with no issues.

In conclusion, while a co-sleeper might work for some babies with allergies or sensitive skin, it might not be suitable for every child. It's essential to be aware of your baby's needs and try different options if necessary, to provide a comfortable and safe sleeping environment for your little one.


Hi everyone,

I am a mother of three children, and all of them had allergies and sensitive skin when they were babies. I personally preferred not to use a co-sleeper and opted for a separate bassinet instead. Even though a co-sleeper was an appealing option for us, it was clear that it wasn't going to be the best choice for our children with serious allergies and sensitive skin.

Like many others, we made sure to choose a bassinet that was hypoallergenic and gentle on the skin. We washed the bedding and bassinet frequently to ensure cleanliness. We even adjusted the temperature of the room to make sure that the air wasn't too dry, which could exacerbate eczema and other skin conditions.

Using a separate bassinet instead of a co-sleeper gave us the peace of mind that our children were sleeping in an environment that was safe and secure and wouldn't cause any skin irritations or allergies. Ultimately, choosing the right sleeping arrangement is all about what works best for your child, and what provides them with the most comfort and safety.

I hope this helps!


Hello there,

As a father of a baby with allergies and sensitive skin, we had our fair share of difficulties as well. We have tried different co-sleepers and found that some of them were constructed using materials which made my baby uncomfortable leading to skin irritation. However, we also experimented with different materials and found a co-sleeper which was hypoallergenic and gentle enough for our baby.

I want to emphasize that it is crucial to always put the baby's health and comfort into consideration and not to hesitate to communicate with the manufacturers for anything concerning the co-sleeper. Additionally, regular cleaning is necessary for a hygienic sleeping environment.

In conclusion, it's possible for a co-sleeper to be used with a baby who has allergies or sensitive skin but one should always be cautious while choosing the right co-sleeper for their baby.


Hi there,

I have a baby who also has allergies and sensitive skin, and we have been using a co-sleeper for a few months now. I can say that it has been helpful for us in terms of keeping our baby close by and making breastfeeding easier throughout the night. However, there have been a few minor issues related to allergies and skin sensitivity.

For example, we found that the co-sleeper mattress material was a bit rougher than other mattresses we had used before, and it seemed to irritate our baby's skin a bit. We ended up purchasing a more hypoallergenic and softer mattress pad to put on top of the co-sleeper mattress, and that seemed to do the trick.

We also made sure to clean the co-sleeper regularly to prevent any buildup of allergens or irritants. Overall, I think a co-sleeper can be used with a baby who has allergies or sensitive skin, but it's important to take extra precautions and make sure the co-sleeper and bedding are as hypoallergenic and gentle as possible.

Hope this helps!

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