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Old 04-16-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
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Question Extended swaddling

I was just wondering..dd3 is now 4 months old and likes to be swaddled still. I'm fine with that because it makes her happy and I believe it helps her to sleep longer.
So, my questions are...
How old was your lo when you stopped swaddling them?
How did you know when they were ready to sleep w/o swaddling?
And, what did you use the swaddle an older baby? (I'm currently using a miracle blanket, but she getting so long I have to leave her legs out of the bottom pouch.)

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Old 04-16-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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Re: Extended swaddling

my good friend still swaddles her 6 month old, if she doesn't she won't sleep more than 20 minutes! We joke about her being swaddled as a preschooler
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Old 04-16-2009, 06:35 PM   #3
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I was just wondering..dd3 is now 4 months old and likes to be swaddled still. I'm fine with that because it makes her happy and I believe it helps her to sleep longer.
So, my questions are...
How old was your lo when you stopped swaddling them?
How did you know when they were ready to sleep w/o swaddling?
And, what did you use the swaddle an older baby? (I'm currently using a miracle blanket, but she getting so long I have to leave her legs out of the bottom pouch.)
our babies are exactly the same age.. I JUST bought a miracle blanket.. I got it REALLY cheap, so not a big deal if he outgrows it in 2 seconds, being at 4 months old he shouldn't really be swaddled anymore anyway. lol

But yes, he's still swaddled, not the feet though. he still startles awake, so i have to "tie his arms down" or he won't sleep longer than 10 minutes. lol

I haven't a clue when I'll stop. this is new to me, as miranda thought me holding her was too confining. lol
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Old 04-16-2009, 06:40 PM   #4
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Re: Extended swaddling

I just stopped swaddling my DD about 2 weeks ago, she was not quite 8 months. We tried a few times before that but she just wouldn't settle down so we kept doing it! We swaddled using a waffle-weave blanket from the beginning, with a flannel receiving blanket for the arms on the inside. The waffle is nice and stretchy. By the end we were just swaddling her arms.

Honestly, we only stopped because DH, DS, and I all ended up with the flu and I didn't wash the swaddling blankets, LOL!! Now we're using a Halo sleep sack and we put her arms inside. She can still move them around and sometimes works her arms out the holes but it's snug enough that she's comfortable. I don't know how long we'll do this, but it seems to be working for now.
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Re: Extended swaddling

My God son is 7 Months and STILL swadles. It seems to be one of the only ways to comfort him and his Collic. His mama uses a Minkee Crib Blanket. Works like a Charm for him
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my son was maybe 8 mo or so. he slept sooooo well like that. i used the swaddle-me (or somthing like that)
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My DS#2 was the only one who likes swaddling... but he would only sleep tightly swaddled until he was 10 months old
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Re: Extended swaddling

We stopped swaddling VERY gradually with DS. He really needed it to sleep. We were still wrapping him (not tucked in) 'till he was 18months old. We just used a larger baby blanket that had a little weight to it so it held the shape. We started by letting him sleep with one arm out and see how he did that way. If that worked, then two arms, then untucking his feet. He stayed like that 'till about 18months old.
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I just stopped swaddling my DD about 2 weeks ago, she was not quite 8 months. We tried a few times before that but she just wouldn't settle down so we kept doing it! We swaddled using a waffle-weave blanket from the beginning, with a flannel receiving blanket for the arms on the inside. The waffle is nice and stretchy. By the end we were just swaddling her arms.

Honestly, we only stopped because DH, DS, and I all ended up with the flu and I didn't wash the swaddling blankets, LOL!! Now we're using a Halo sleep sack and we put her arms inside. She can still move them around and sometimes works her arms out the holes but it's snug enough that she's comfortable. I don't know how long we'll do this, but it seems to be working for now.
That is a great idea! DD is 4 1/2 months now and grew out of the newborn halo swaddler a long time ago. I just keep stuffing her in hoping one day soon they will make a larger size. I will try the halo sleep sack with her arms stuffed in and see if it works.
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Re: Extended swaddling

#1ds was fully body swaddled time he was 10mos and then would only got to sleep if you tight tucked him in till be was 2years old

#2ds preference was the halo sack....now at just shy of 21mos we got him a small child sized sleeping bag at is very close to the halo sack feel
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