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    Quote Originally Posted by two souls View Post
    Hi ladies I'm wondering how old your babies were when you tried to stop swaddling?

    My boy is nearly 5 months and sleeps in a woombie in a bassinet for 11 hours a night. I'm moving him to his cot tomorrow night. Once we get him settled in that I'm wondering if I should try to get his arms out?

    He doesn't roll over yet and isn't bothered having his arms in so is it better to do it sooner rather than later? I have tried once and he always has his hands and his mouth and face so his dummy comes straight out. Should I just go cold turkey and keep putting the dummy in?
    With Dd we went cold turkey a couple of weeks ago. She's just over 5 months now. She was rolling and also putting a lot of effort into trying to deswaddle herself at 3am so I made the call to stop. It took her a full week to really get used to it. As pp suggested I introduced a snuggle blanky and that helped a lot.

    Good luck!

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    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!

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    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?

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    @two souls isn't he allowed a comforter at daycare? The one my DD goes to she sleeps with her comforter and 1 of my tshirts under her head

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    Quote Originally Posted by two souls View Post
    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?
    I've never heard of a daycare that won't allow a baby a comforter at bedtime. There are two types of comforters:
    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.

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    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 😣

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    That sucks doesnt it @rosey82.. dd is only 4 months and is totally attached to her snuggly already.

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    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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    Attempting our first 50/50 night sleep! Fingers crossed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavenBlue View Post
    Attempting our first 50/50 night sleep! Fingers crossed!
    Good luck!!!!! Lets hope he goes well! After disastrous night of not being swaddled last night, waking every hour and then having to go to work today I've buckled and fully swaddled


 

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