My baby girl is 4 months old, and recently I noticed that she seems to hold her arms up beside her head, bent at the elbow quite a lot.
She can move them easily, and plays with toys. But when laying down she holds them in this position, and often when i'm holding her she'll keep her arms up.
I use a Love to dream swaddle every night.
Does anyone think this has trained her to hold her arms up? Is this normal, do any other babies do this?
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25-02-2014 17:35 #1
Baby holding arms up at the elbow.. is this normal?
25-02-2014 18:48 #2
Yep! That's the position.
I know it's natural, but I was a bit worried especially since she does it a lot while being held
25-02-2014 19:22 #3
Same! I was using a dream to swaddle too and both my kids loved that position DD still sleeps like that when she's super tiered, DS has grown out of those swaddles and I've been wrapping him with a blanket with his arms down but I often find him wriggled out of the blanket with his arms out lol.
i don't think you have anything to worry about, you found always try a differed swaddle.
25-02-2014 19:36 #4
DS who is almost 7 sometimes sleeps with his arms like that still.
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10-04-2014 20:01 #5
10-04-2014 20:44 #6
I think the wrap is designed that way because it's a natural position for babies to sleep in
10-04-2014 20:48 #7Senior Member
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Dd2 8 months old sleeps like that. DD1 27 months old sleeps like that when tired
11-04-2014 06:08 #8
Is anyone still using the swaddle me wrap? Or when did u stop?
11-04-2014 07:55 #9
DD slept like that (I think pretty much all babies do?) and she was rarely swaddled, she didn't like it.
11-04-2014 08:14 #10
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