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    Default Can't sleep with her arms out!

    My 7 month old girl sleeps in a swaddle suit. I have tried to get her out of it three times without success. I have tried one arm suits and she will get to sleep once but wake after 45 mins and pull her dummy out wave it around or rubs her eyes and gets frustrated. I am going back to work in a month and would like her sleep through the night with her arms out so if she wakes during the night she can find her sleep toy and chew/ suck on it to comfort herself back to sleep... Is that impossible?? She is currently waking twice a night, usually for the dummy so would it help if she had her arms out or not??

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    I put my baby in Sleepy Wings (just google it) for a month to get him used to sleeping with his arms out. There's a slot for you to put the dummy in. You can buy the wings online. You can still put the baby in a sleeping bag with sleepy wings if you use a sleeping bag.

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    Default Can't sleep with her arms out!

    You may need to be a bit patient with this transition. It took my DS nearly a week of day sleeps before he finally slept properly with both arms out. It takes time for some to adjust. I started with one arm out, then once he was ok with that I took both out.

    Yes if he has a dummy it would be good to be able to grab it himself, otherwise he'll always call out for you if wrapped! A definite positive for transitioning out if the wrap!

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    Default Can't sleep with her arms out!

    DD slept in a Wrap Me Up until just after she turned 1. We started trying with one arm out but she didn't like that much so we just went to both arms out. At daycare they started putting her down unwrapped and she adapted quite quickly at daycare but at night at home she took a bit longer.

    It's not always better to have their arms out - my cheeky monkey takes her dummy out and throws it out of her cot, then calls out for us to get it for her. Then repeat. And repeat. Aaaand repeat. Once she's asleep she usually stays asleep though.

    I think maybe just give her a little time.

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    Default Can't sleep with her arms out!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    It's not always better to have their arms out - my cheeky monkey takes her dummy out and throws it out of her cot, then calls out for us to get it for her. Then repeat. And repeat. Aaaand repeat. Once she's asleep she usually stays asleep though.

    I think maybe just give her a little time.
    Ha ha, my DS has started doing this (15mths) with his dummy and blankie. I go up there and he has a huge grin on his face, like its a game! I have worked out that its when he isn't tired enough though, so we are transitioning from 2 to 1 day sleeps and now it rarely happens - thank god!

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    Default Re: Can't sleep with her arms out!

    I have a 4 month old and he won't sleep with his arms out. He just sleeps in a love to dream swaddle. His still in a bassinet but il be moving him into a cot in the next week or 2. I'm just worried if he'll roll over. Have any of you mum's had that problem? He's only rolled from his tummy to back when I do tummy time. He hasn't rolled from back to tummy yet.

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    Default Can't sleep with her arms out!

    Quote Originally Posted by Alicia92 View Post
    I have a 4 month old and he won't sleep with his arms out. He just sleeps in a love to dream swaddle. His still in a bassinet but il be moving him into a cot in the next week or 2. I'm just worried if he'll roll over. Have any of you mum's had that problem? He's only rolled from his tummy to back when I do tummy time. He hasn't rolled from back to tummy yet.

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    As soon as DD was able to roll from back to front there was no stopping her sleeping on her tummy. By that point she had good head control and could easily push herself up so after my initial worry I just let her do it.

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    Thanks everybody. I had a look at the sleepy wings, they might be my next option. I have her in a love to dream swaddle suit too and she is a roller but not in bed. And I don't think it's much if a concern if your bub has some neck strength. Ill give it another go next week during the day with one arm at a time... Fingers crossed.

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    Interesting thread. I didn't know putting arms out needs training and can get difficult. My bubs swaddled both arms in ATM and he gives me a feeling that he needs that in order to sleep...is a sleep association for him besides the security swaddling gives.

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    You can get a Safe T Sleep if you're worried about bub rolling. Keeps them stuck in one place.


    Quote Originally Posted by Alicia92 View Post
    I have a 4 month old and he won't sleep with his arms out. He just sleeps in a love to dream swaddle. His still in a bassinet but il be moving him into a cot in the next week or 2. I'm just worried if he'll roll over. Have any of you mum's had that problem? He's only rolled from his tummy to back when I do tummy time. He hasn't rolled from back to tummy yet.

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