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    Default Urgent Advice Needed

    DD has not been sleeping and I spoke to our clinic nurse who told me to put her bag in the swaddle in her cot instead of sleeping in the sleeping bag as her arms keep waking her.

    So I tried this last night with the wedges either side of her so she doesn't roll over and she moved around a lot.

    What should I do? Should I buy a snuggle bed to put in her cot to stop her moving around? Im just worried about sids..

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    How old is she?

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    4 months old

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    Have you tried a woombie ? It's a type of zip up swaddle. Can she roll over yet ?

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    I don't think wedges or any type of 'bedding aids' are recommended for young bubs. They are a SIDS risk.

    Swaddling the arms is the key to helping young babies sleep. Depending on the temperature you may not need a sleeping bag.

    I would go to a baby store and have a look at all the swaddled they have. Pick an easy one with Velcro on it.

    How is bub feeding? Does bub have any medical issues? How is bub put to sleep? (Fed, rocked, dummy etc) what is the temperature in bubs room like? What bedding does bub have? All of these things can affect how bub is sleeping?

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    I used to put ds in a sleeping bag and then use a miracle wrap to wrap his hands, it kept him safe but he was an early roller so I also used a safe t sleep which made sure he couldn't roll onto his face. He's 17 months now and a definite tummy sleeper so I'm glad I used those things while he was still at risk.

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    The advice I was given was
    -once babies start attempting to roll you should not be swaddling their arms as they can get stuck - time for a sleeping bag
    -wedges or other things used to stop babies rolling increase the SIDS risk
    -once babies are attempting to roll the risk of SIDS is dramatically reduced as they have the ability to move their heads etc
    - whilst you should continue to place baby on back if they have the ability to get into and find their own comfortable position, even if it's on their own stomach, this is ok to leave them as they have put themselves there

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    Blossom88, the 4 month period really is an AWFUL time for sleeping.... I remember bawling my eyes out every morning when DH was leaving for work as I was beyond exhausted, I was so tired I thought might l die and wasn't thinking rationally, trying everything in the book to get dd to sleep more.....
    Hang in there you'll both come out the other end soon and you'll push it to the back of your mind how bad it was, much like labour, otherwise nobody would ever have another baby!

    Edit: and you'll never stop worrying about SIDS when they sleep for a long time instead of enjoying it you'll be paranoid and check up on them and accidentally wake them up lol!
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    At this age we found the Love to dream swaddle bag to be best option.

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    It allowed DS to still feel snug and secure but he could have his arms up which he preferred. He also loved sucking his fists through the bag which allowed him to self settle.

    You can get them at baby stores like baby bunting and babyco


    http://www.lovetodream.com.au

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    I second the love to dream. Had 3 of them when DS was little and he slept better from the day we started using it! I think he just really likes sleeping with his arms up but it kept them warm (winter Bub!) and secure.

    He is almost 6 months now and he is in a 50/50 love to dream with the zip off wings. They're a bit more expensive so he just has the one. Only needs it at night to sleep as well now we've transitioned


 

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