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    Hi everyone!

    I was just wondering at what age did you stop swaddling your baby? When you did stop, did the change have any impact (good or bad) on your bubs sleeping patterns?

    My DS is only 4 weeks old so I'm assuming that's too young!

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    I stopped swaddling when we left the hospital! Both DS and DD hates being swaddled, nothing changed really.

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    I stopped at about 2 weeks when I got the courage. She would literally scream and struggle whenever she was wrapped but I persisted thinking 'I must I must I must'. Then one day my DH got fed up and didn't wrap her and she was a dream from then on, she always had slept so well on us unwrapped and wouldn't do it on her own when swaddled, so a fair decision by DH. Both DH and I sleep with our arms above our heads or wide out to the side (great for sharing the bed this one! ), turns out we passed that on

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    Stopped about 3-4 weeks because DS was a wriggler and would just wiggle out of it anyway. I'm not sure from what age you can use them but next baby I will be using the sleeping bags.

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    11 months! He loved it and was in the cot next to my bed so I could hear and see what he was doing. I tried to get rid of it earlier but he wanted it back.

    Just helped him sleep so much better.

    He hated it at first and then just loved it!

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    Ps I used cot sheets to swaddle him, so that he couldn't wriggle out. Was recommended to me by a sleep school and for us was much more effective than wombies and ergo wraps, as he could loosen it slightly but not enough to lose the security that he wanted.

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    i stopped a few days after leaving the hospital, because ds seemed to not like it... however a few weeks later, he wasn't sleep properly, so i wrapped him tight and then for the next 2-3 months (until it started getting too hot to wrap him!) he was wrapped and wouldn't sleep without it.

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    Probably around 4 weeks. DS likes to sleep with his arms above his head & would get quite distressed if he couldn't get his arms free.

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    Thank you for your replies. I guess, like almost everything else, each baby is different.

    It's too hot to swaddle today, so I find he won't sleep as well. If I continue to not swaddle will he learn to sleep without it as he gets used to it?


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    Each bubs different. Mine NEVER liked being swaddled. We stopped day one and she slept much better! You can always give it a go and see if you get a better sleep.


 

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