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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!
Johanna, 'ing, BF'ing SAHM to Caitlyn, 7-17-09 & Abigail, 1-14-12

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