I tried at 4.5 months but DD wouldn't have a bar of it - up all night flailing around! Tried again at 5.5 months with a 50/50 LTD swaddle & it took about a week to get her used to it. Not long after unswaddling she started sleeping a 10 hour block at night (could be coincidence though!).
We introduced a comfort blankie, which she loves, but I'm now panicking because daycare don't allow comforters in the cot for babies under 12 months & she starts in 3 weeks arrrggghh!
Thanks for all the suggestions ladies. My biggest issue seems to be him knocking or pulling the dummy out the mouth. I tried a few times today and it wasn't working so have just put his arms back in and try again tomorrow. I'm worried giving him a comforter will just be another thing to have to wean him off when he goes to day care.
How do you know if there not ready to be unwrapped or you should just keep trying?
1. Negative ones in the sense they mostly require adult intervention to fix (think dummy falling out)
2. Positive ones that mostly do not require adult intervention to fix (eg a breathable teddy comforter that bub snuggles up to).
By all means continue with the dummy if you want, just be aware that it will likely cause self settling and night waking issues (ie bub waking when it falls out and you having to wake up and out it back in). I would chose a teddy comforter and a sleep through over a dummy any day.
As for how to know when bub is ready to stop swaddling. From 4 months try it. Watch bub from afar during a sleep and if bub still flaps his arm around during his sleep (startle reflex) then maybe it isn't time yet.
I think it depends on the daycare, we just did the tour of ours & because they are SIDS accredited they don't allow babies under 12 months any blankie, teddy etc. I was going to try to get rid of the dummy now DD is 6 months, but looks like it will have to be blankie that goes 😣
They one we looked at was the same rosey.
If I did want to do a comforter what are some good ones that they can breathe through?
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