So I was told now that my baby likes to kick his legs around more, I shouldn't be swaddling him anymore when he sleeps, as it doesn't give him the freedom to move his legs around which apparently can cause weak joints & hip problems...
So I stopped wrapping him & started using one of those love to dream wraps, thinking it would be a good stepping stone towards no wrap at all, cause his arms are confined, but can still kick his legs about.
He's been in this for a week now, & none of us are getting any sleep! He's waking every 1-2 hours, & I'm having to feed to settle every time, I'm exhausted!!
I think he still needs the tightness of being fully wrapped up, legs included, in order to sleep!
But I'm worried this will cause him hip problems.
Any advice/suggestions/personal experiences? Oh, he's 3 1/2 months old, still sleeping on his back & not rolling or anything yet.
Thanks in advance. x
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20-06-2012 03:02 #1Senior Member
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Swaddling a 3 1/2 month old
20-06-2012 03:15 #2
We still swaddle our 4mo(in a love to dream fully zipped).
If your bub is free to move and kick when awake I don't see how swaddling them would make a difference(would they really kick that much in their sleep?)
Do what you feel is right. If you still want to transition to no swaddle, try wrapping but making it a bit looser (or a bigger size swaddle), that way it's not such a big change.
20-06-2012 03:29 #3Senior Member
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Sorry just to clarify -- my DS has stopped sleeping since we've moved from swaddling in a blanket, to using the love to dream swaddle -- the love to dream is what's waking him....
20-06-2012 04:03 #4
I'd keep wrapping if that's what works! Have never heard that it can cause hip damage and my DD was wrapped tight until 7-8 months old
20-06-2012 06:11 #5
I'd keep wrapping too. I haven't heard of it causing hip problems either only know to stop when rolling. However I'm still wrapping ny 5 month old till she rolls more efficiently.
Also my dd started waking up more at 3.5 months and did so for a while. Hopefully in your case it's just the weakest that's causing it!
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