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    Default 4 week old wont sleep with arms wrapped

    My nearly 4 week old wont sleep with their arms swaddled. Is this bad?
    Night time he will 95% of the time. Daytime not at all.
    I feel that I am not doing it right as I know I shouldn't compare to other babies that do.
    He sleeps 3 hour stints during the day but not too sure about startle reflex and if its bad for them.

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    Default 4 week old wont sleep with arms wrapped

    My dd was the same. I got a 'love to swaddle up' wrap and it has worked wonders.

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    Default 4 week old wont sleep with arms wrapped

    My baby was the same from the time he was born (he's now 6 months). I would swaddle him and his arms would be out in no time.... No matter how tight I wrapped him! The only thing that would keep his arms in was the zip up swaddle thing (can't remember the name). You're not doing anything wrong Mumma - some babies just don't like to be wrapped. In fact, I stopped swaddling my boy altogether when he was around 6 weeks old as I figured he didn't like it and he instantly started sleeping all night with just one bottle which he still does now.

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    Default 4 week old wont sleep with arms wrapped

    Thankyou for that. I live in a hot part of QLD and was looking at the zip up ones but not too sure if they are too hot for 30 degree heat.
    Maybe I will just leave it be if that's the way he wants it

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    Default 4 week old wont sleep with arms wrapped

    Quote Originally Posted by mumsrulz View Post
    Thankyou for that. I live in a hot part of QLD and was looking at the zip up ones but not too sure if they are too hot for 30 degree heat.
    Maybe I will just leave it be if that's the way he wants it
    I haven't been putting my dd (7 weeks old) it during the day as we live where it is usually high 30s/low 40s during summer but have used it at night (just with a nappy on underneath). If he sleeps well without being wrapped I wouldn't worry about it.

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    Sounds like he is sleeping well so go with what works for you. When the weather cools you can buy long-sleeved onesies that have sleeve cuffs you can roll down to stop them scratching themselves.

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    If bub doesn't want to be wrapped just don't wrap My DS hated it so he was only wrapped for about a week.

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    Default 4 week old wont sleep with arms wrapped

    My DD hated too and I got the zip up one. Wrap me up I think it's called and u can get a light summer version. Their arms are up next to their ears in this one IYKWIM? She loved it!

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    Default 4 week old wont sleep with arms wrapped

    You can do an "angel wrap" so they can still move their arms. The CHN showed me but you may be able to google it

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    Default Re: 4 week old wont sleep with arms wrapped

    My dd hated being wrapped from day 1. I've always been a believer if bubs happy and sleeps well than let them sleep how they feel comfortable

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