View Full Version : Wrapping in Summer?!
Now that summer is coming with avengance I am having a bit of a dilema!!
My DS will only settle if his wrapped up tightly then tucked tightly in bed (especially through the day), but it is starting to get really hot, whenever he wakes up he is drenched in sweat (he wears a nappy and singlet, with fan blasting)... How does everyone else go with wrapping there bubs in hot weather or should I start to try and wean him of wrapping???
My DS1 was a summer baby and I found the muslin wraps very good (which are available at BigW, Kmart etc), they are very light, but also quite strong for wrapping. In fact he was wrapped till he was about 6 months old (he loved it) and in the end we were using cot sheets!!
Yep my little one is 6 months at the mo, and wrapped in cot sheets which I think are thicker than muslim wraps... Should I try stop wrapping him perhaps?!? But if I do that he neva settles.... So confused!
Hi. My daughter Sophia has been wrapped for a long time, and like your child I have found only settles really well once she's wrapped. But, wait for it....she's 1 tomorrow. She still, at her age, cannot (despite having tried consistently and continuously since 6 months) sleep in the cot for anything longer than first sleep cycle, before she wakes up and starts playing around in the cot. So, I'm told that she will soon be able to sleep unwrapped, but to consider it, as long as she demonstrates that this is what she needs, despite what the books/midwives/mothercraft nurses say.
We moved from muslin to cotton sheets, and like your child Sophia still wakes up or is woken up by being too hot or wakes up sweaty. Even if you tried one sleep a day to be the 'introductory' 'unwrapped' sleep....he might not be ready for it, and will be more distressed and tired for crying, not for the want, but not being in his usual setting.
I know there'll be mums who will write saying.....theirs sleeps without wraps, and have done so since birth....or they will say, just persist with him, and he'll learn, even if it takes a few weeks.....BUT, when you're at home with a bub who only settles by being wrapped.....and crys when they're not, that's what you end up doing for piece of quiet.
The only other thing I'm thinking of is to make your own muslin wraps. Spotlight do sell muslin, but the key is to do it in two or three layers (like the Bubba Blue wraps...). Their wraps are two or three layers and then have a bias trimming. The large size does not go around Sophia enough in order to ensure she doesn't come out of it, therefore I'll have to make my own, as cotton sheets, and then a top sheet will be to weighty for a comfy sleep.
hope you knock it on the head....as you wish....
I am having the exact same problem.My dd is 5 mths old and and wont settle without being wrapped.I actually tried this morn to put her to sleep unwrapped.She screamed and screamed.I had to end up rocking her and then putting her down.She only slept for 30mins and wouldnt go back to sleep.
It is confusing to know what to do.
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