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Old 05-03-2013, 06:01 AM   #1
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We are using a woombie at a month old but not sure she loves it. My toddler used the woombie till she was 5 months.....

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Old 05-03-2013, 06:24 AM   #2
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Harper sleeps awesome when swaddled. We will continue to swaddle as long as we have good night sleeps
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:19 AM   #3
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We are using a woombie at a month old but not sure she loves it. My toddler used the woombie till she was 5 months.....
Mine toddler did too!! So far we have co slept so not sure he'll ever swaddle. Maybe.....
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Aubree doesn't like to be swaddled, she likes her feet sticking out
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #5
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It all depends on the baby - some need swaddling for decent sleep, some are fine without being swaddled.
DD1 hated being swaddled, but couldn't sleep on her back without it. So we would swaddle her, she would scream in anger at us, we would cuddle and calm her, and she'd be out like a light.
DS1 loved being swaddled - I had to find bigger blankets for wrapping him because we were swaddling him until he was near a year old!
DS2 loved having his arms swaddled, but his feet and legs out - looked funny
DS3 was swaddled for 4-5 months. Piper doesn't need swaddling for sleeping - she naps without being swaddled most of the time - but I still swaddle her after putting her nighttime diaper on, I think she recognizes it as meaning bedtime. Through the night she'll squirm and work her arms free so her hands end up by her face like she prefers to sleep anyways.

One note about swaddling - they recommend not swaddling baby's legs, but to wrap their arms and leave their legs uncovered or loosely covered, kwim? Baby's legs shouldn't be straight and extended, but should be able to lie tucked in their natural position.
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Arie doesn't like to be swaddled, we gave that up within the first nights home! He likes to have his arms and legs out, not squished.
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Kip hates being swaddled Within a minute he starts crying...he had his hands up by his face every ultrasound and wants them there EVERY time he sleeps He sleeps on his side because of his reflux/ puking issues.
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DD1 LOVED the swaddle. She was swaddled til 7 months, but she liked her fists up by her chin, so we swaddled her that way.

DD2 HATED it. She would scream bloody murder.

Alie likes it, but its not as "magical" as it was for DD1.

We use the Summer Infant Swaddle me blankets. I like the Velcro because I can't do it otherwise, and like that it keeps the legs loose since it can cause hip problems if their legs are straightened and shoved together too much.

We only swaddle for night time sleeping.

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Re: Swaddle or no swaddle

I don't swaddle. I have in the past, and I have seen it work wonders, but I don't feel it is a normal developmental help or need for babies in general. With a very fussy baby I see how it helps parents cope, and I am all about coping. MY babies have been pretty low-key, sleep with me, are held a lot by me and by siblings, and it really isn't something we have worked into our baby routine.

But I am a believer in everybody doing what's best for them and what works, and while this works for us, I know every family is different.
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Re: Swaddle or no swaddle

Yep, Nina gets swaddled every night; it’s the only real way my husband and I can get some sleep. She likes her arms out though so she can suck her fingers, but the rest of her is snugly rapped up.
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