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    all babies are different but usually really little babies prefer to be swaddled because it makes them feel secure and warm - as they were in the womb.
    I swaddled my DD untill 7-8mths. They say it becomes dangerous when they start to roll, so most stop then. Howeer my dd only slept while swaddled and couldnt roll they way i wrapped her! We moved to a sleeping bag when she was just to big to wrap around 9mths old.
    We r trying out the wombies for bub #2.

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    Default When to stop swaddling?

    My pregnant brain read the thread title as 'when to stop waddling'.

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    Great suggestions. May need to stalk the baby shops this week. She is little, not quite 3kgs and short too. So I didn't buy some those zip up type wraps because I thought she might not fit. She only tries to wiggle out sometimes which is why I'm so confused what to do!!
    I really appreciate the suggestions.

    Jez... Lol. I'm two weeks after a c section and I think I'm still 'waddling' or walking funny!!!

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    Default When to stop swaddling?

    I stopped swaddling at 2 weeks old and never looked back. My DD was a tummy sleeper though.

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    What's best when you stop swaddling then? Sleeping bags or just a blankie?

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    swaddling also stops their startle reflex from waking them up.
    If bubs is wriggling out, u need to swaddle tighter, tuck arms right into their sides. obviously dont suffocate them. If ur not comfortable swaddling ect then dont! bubs may be content without it what works and what doesnt is different for all babies, so go with ur instincts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by αληθη View Post
    What's best when you stop swaddling then? Sleeping bags or just a blankie?
    because i stopped swaddling in winter, i popped dd into a sleeping bag. She never kept blankets on - ever! so this gave her the warmth and i wasnt worried about her kicking off layers and freezing
    U can buy lightweight sleveless ones for summer and fleecy long sleve ones for winter. I pretty sure they are not made for teeny babies tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Muffet View Post
    swaddling also stops their startle reflex from waking them up.
    If bubs is wriggling out, u need to swaddle tighter, tuck arms right into their sides. obviously dont suffocate them. If ur not comfortable swaddling ect then dont! bubs may be content without it what works and what doesnt is different for all babies, so go with ur instincts.
    I do tuck her arms in and make it pretty tight! I think I will keep doing it unless she really seems unhappy.
    She is starting to wiggle out about 30 mins before she really wakes up too.
    I knew about that startle reflex thingy so that's why I keep doing it. When does that go away/stop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by αληθη View Post
    What's best when you stop swaddling then? Sleeping bags or just a blankie?
    Good question. I have some light summer sleeping bags. I won't use them just yet and have no idea how to transition from swaddle to sleeping bag.

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    Default When to stop swaddling?

    Quote Originally Posted by jez View Post
    My pregnant brain read the thread title as 'when to stop waddling'.
    Hahaha.

    Dd1 was wrapped (over her sleeping bag) till 9mths.

    Dd2 is still wrapped at 6mths. H


 

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