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Old 04-16-2011, 05:43 AM   #1
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How long did you swaddle?

My son is almost 4 months old. We no longer swaddle at night we use a sleep sack, but he still likes to be swaddled at nap times and when fussy.

I am curious how long other parents swaddled, there seems to be a lot of conflicting information out there.

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Re: How long did you swaddle?

I can't remember how long we swaddled DS, but DD is 4 months and we still loosely swaddled her both at night and during naps. Otherwise, she wakes herself up throwing her arms. I think we'll be done soon tho cuz she's outgrowing all her swaddled/receiving blankets. We probably stopped.with DS about this time too.
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Re: How long did you swaddle?

DS swaddled snug until he was nearly one; it was the only way he could rest. He's four now and still sleeps wrapped up in his blankie.

DD is nearly seven months old and we still swaddle her snug. I imagine she'll be like brother and be swaddled for awhile longer. I swaddle them snug until they act like they're fighting it either while I'm swaddling, or while they're sleeping. We don't swaddle loosely, though. It's snug or not @ all. Once DS was done swaddling, he was a tummy sleeper, I'm not sure DD will be the same. I'm still @ a loss as to how she'll sleep bc right now she sleeps swaddled in a sleep and play rocker (inclined).
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Re: How long did you swaddle?

12 months and now he'll only sleep in a sleep sack if he is not in his car seat or stroller. He could move, walk, and do all sorts of fun tricks in it. It was a riot and really funny. I was not a fan of them but it clearly wasn't my decision. At 12 months, we finally had enough.
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Re: How long did you swaddle?

OK, I had read dr. sears said it can cause hip issues past 4 months, but the midwife here seemed to encourage it as long as he likes it.
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Re: How long did you swaddle?

I never swaddled. Once we left the hospital or birth center they just got bundled up.
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Re: How long did you swaddle?

Ds is 5 months and I used this I made to swaddle him when he is fuzzy

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Re: How long did you swaddle?

We swaddled up until the beginning of this month! and went for broke and haven't looked back since.. been happy! some bad nights but doing ok! By the way he is 6months old
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Re: How long did you swaddle?

B we didn't swaddle more than 1 month, she just fought it and would break out. M we swaddled until about 5-6 months. She loved it and would pass out once she stopped flailing about.
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Re: How long did you swaddle?

DD was swaddled until about six or seven months at night (but not for naps which she took mostly in the swing), she slept so much better that way. Ds only until about three months because he found his thumb and would get mad if he couldn't get to it. I specifically asked my pedi at her five month apt. when we should stop and she said it was fine as long as she liked it, it wouldn't hurt her.

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