My 5 month old likes to cover his face with his blanket

@Kaeli72 (1231)
United States
June 9, 2008 7:01pm CST
I know my baby does this, but I'm sure his brother did as well: lay on his back and pulls the sheets/blanet over his face. He'll do this only while laying on his back. Actually, I think it's by accident because his little arms flail about and he'll pick up the material. Somehow, he'll drop it while his hand is over his face. Granted, he looks just too cute with his fat arms and legs pumping about and the squeaky sounds coming from him, I know it must be hot under there. So, do you know of any babies that do this as well?
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• Netherlands
10 Jun 08
Hello there Kaeli! My six months old baby do the same. When she's in her crib and I give her the blanket she will grab it quickly and cover her cute face and start giggling :) . Even when she's in her bed, she cannot sleep without a blanket on her face. Kinda scary sometimes but as soon as she fall asleep then I have to remove the blanket.
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@Kaeli72 (1231)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Yup, that sounds like my Bonnie Prince Jonny! I forgot about the whole giggling part...Even now he's doing it.
• Netherlands
16 Jun 08
Hi Kaeli! Thank you so much for the BR! I really appreciated it Have a great day!
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
I do it! And I'm 22 already. I don't remember covering my face with the blanket when I was younger. It started when I was around 8 and I woke up with a big insect bite on my cheek. The nanny said that a cockroach must have bitten me while I was asleep. Since then, I tried to use the blanket as a shield to protect me from other such insect bites and it has been a hard habit to break. My mom disapproves though because she thinks I have a hard time breathing. But I can breathe alright under the blanket.
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@Kaeli72 (1231)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I've heard cockroaches biting...DISGUSTING! Sure your nanny wasn't trying to scare you? But, I understand such fears of critters during the night.
@lilybug (21184)
• United States
10 Jun 08
My daughter is 16 months old and up until recently she hated blankets to be on her. I would always wait until she was asleep and then sneak in and put a blanket on her. Now if I forget to put a blanket on her she will reach down to the end of her bed and grab it and pull it up to her chin before going to sleep.
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@Kaeli72 (1231)
• United States
10 Jun 08
Aaawwww...that sounds so sweet. You should take a picture if you can of her doing that.
• United States
10 Jun 08
Yes, one of my twins, Twin "A", between 5-6 months, did this when she began laying on her stomach, actually. Then, as she was sleeping, she would cover her face with her blanket. As long as he is able to remove the blanket, it should be alright with him putting the blanket over his face. Just check in on him every now and then to make sure he is alright. God Bless!
@Kaeli72 (1231)
• United States
10 Jun 08
Heh...he remindes me of my father. When dad sleeps, he'll put a pillow over his head to block out the lights and the sounds so he can get a better rest.
@Gemmygirl1 (2872)
• Australia
10 Jun 08
Yep, my daughter did the same thing & then when she realised that someone would be there to peek-a-boo her when the blankets came back - she started doing it more frequently! If bub was too hot, i'm sure he'd stop doing it, they're pretty cluey! Just make sure he's not covered up when he's sleeping & all will be fine! Oh, if you're worried about it at all, use a thinner blanket/sheet on top of him (then he can still play) & when he's sleeping you can tuck him in nice & tight so the blankets cant be pulled up any more. We're expecting baby #2 within the next 5 weeks & i'm sure he's going to do the same thing with blankets & you're right, it's just so darn cute!
@Kaeli72 (1231)
• United States
10 Jun 08
First off, congrats! A summer baby. I have just one summer baby...my daughter. At first, I thought my baby was wanting to play a game, but I think it's a game he plays all by himself. Of course (and I should have included this with my original discussion) use only thin blankets...receiving blankets for this purpose. It started I gave him those to help with his teething and it progressed into hide and seek. He hides while we seek. Good luck with the baby!
@Sillychick (3283)
• United States
10 Jun 08
At that age my son did not use blankets because of the risk of suffocation. When it was cold I dressed him in a sleeper, when it is warmer, just light pajamas- whatever I was comfortable in. My pediatrician recommended waiting until he was about 9 or 10 months old before letting him sleep with any blankets or pillows. At that point, he will have the ability to pull the blanket off of his face if it is obstructing his breathing.
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@Kaeli72 (1231)
• United States
10 Jun 08
Thank you for your answer. Actually, I use the blankets and stuff for under him as I don't want his spit up and other things to diry up my carpet, bed or whatever else he's laying upon. As for sleeping, he sleeps in bed with me so I know what's around him.
@SwtJenlove (1090)
• United States
10 Jun 08
My 2 year old does that from time to time but he does it on accident. I pull the blanket over my head when i go to sleep and im 28 years old lol. Im not sure why i do it tho. my kids are more like there father tho they would rather not use a blanket so if they have one when they first go to sleep by the time they wake up they dont have it on them anymore. so i dont bother wrapping them up in one or putting one on them. my 2 year old will carry one around all day (on his head or in his arms) but he wont sleep covered with one. as long as he can breath under there i wouldnt worry to much :)
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@Shaun72 (15972)
• Palatka, Florida
10 Jun 08
My 3 year old nephew does the same thing puts his blanket over his face.
@Kaeli72 (1231)
• United States
10 Jun 08
Yikes...three? My two year old doesn't do this but then again, I don't remember if he did it in the first place.
@Shaun72 (15972)
• Palatka, Florida
10 Jun 08
He's not quite 3 he will turn 3 in August. So he is in the terrible 2 stage.
@subha12 (18473)
• India
11 Jun 08
it is case with some children. but what he is doing is dangerous.it can suffocate him. look if something is disturbing him or you have to keep an eye on him.
• India
10 Jun 08
hey ya even my cousin's son does the same.. :)