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My baby is 4 months old and since we brought him home from the hospital we have been wrapping him up at night. The maternal child nurse said by 4 months you should stop that and just let him sleep on his back underneath tightly tucked in bed sheets.
I tried that and it was a failure he wasn't comfortable at all and didnt sleep for long. I dont know what to do any suggestions????????????????
My girls were/are both wrapped babies. When I stopped wrapping dd1 at 6 months (because a child health nurse told one of my friends that it was child abuse :confused: ) she stopped sleeping through, putting herself to sleep etc. So this time round with dd2 I have kept wrapping her - but I use a cotton knit wrap with lots of stretch in it so she can move around, and gradually over the last month or two (she is 6 months now) have just wrapped looser and looser. Now if she isn't ready for sleep she unwraps herself and lies in the cot playing with her toes, but if she is ready for sleep she is happy in her blanket. My personal opinion is that this is another example of you doing what you feel is right for your child, and taking what the child health nurses say with a grain of salt.
You can always join the bad mother's club we are running on the forum!
hmmm....i still wrap alice and she is 8 months. she has her arms out within minutes tho. if I don't wrap her, she keeps herself awake. i think i have created a monster! ;)
think i might start trying her under the tucked in sheets. ta! :)
I wrapped me daughter till she was 8 mths and my son is still wrapped at 6mths. My health nurse said you can wrap them until 12 mths. With my daughter I stopped wrapping when she would unwrap herself the minute we put her to bed. Do what you think is best for you and your baby. If baby is sleeping well everyones happy
hi,, my boy is 5months old and is starting to get a bit cheeky........
he goes to sleep all the time wrapped or he just wont sleep.. and for a while there he sleep from his 9pm sleep till 3am then slept again till 8am but these days he wakes as soon as hes arms are lose,,, really not sure what to do cause its not like hes hungry he just hates to be free.. i would love some tips on who i could wrap him to keep him wrapped or any other suggestions cause its startin to become a routine for him i can always count on being woken at 12am and 6 am pplus 2 other time during the night..... :eek:
Hi Harun's mummy.
My son is only 7 weeks old so still happily wrapping.
However, I have read somewhere that if you want to get them used to being unwrapped, then you can slowly do it by wrapping but leaving one arm out, then the other arm, and so on... Or try doing what has been suggested in this forum.
I dont know if what i suggested works, but i thought i would pass this on to you anyway.
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