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Old 10-05-2012, 07:38 AM   #4
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Re: My co sleeping shame

I'd ditch the swaddle. It will make for a few very long nights but she will get used to it. I'm not even sure it's healthy for her physically at her age.

I don't say that in a judgmental way at all:

My 3yo was swaddled until she was almost 9 months old. Our bedtime routine was absolutely ridiculous. She had to be nursed to sleep, swaddled, sleep with a sleep positioner (before they were declared unsafe!). She was waking up every 45 minutes and I was about to lose it. Our ped advised us to just ditch the swaddle cold turkey. We had about 3 nights where she woke up a lot because she wasn't "bound". After that, things got better. She turned out to be a tummy sleeper and, by 18 months, was sleeping 12 hours a night without waking up. I think the problem was she couldn't sleep without the swaddle...but she couldn't sleep *with* it, either. She was caught in a rough cycle! Once we broke it, she could move and find her own sleeping preferences and learned to fall asleep on her own.

Good luck!
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