+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    7,242
    Thanks
    5,043
    Thanked
    3,638
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    1000 posts in a week500 Posts in a week
    750 Posts in a week400 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 12/2/15Busiest Member of the Week300 posts in a week

    Default What does your baby sleep in?

    So DS is almost 6 months old now and I'm still swaddling him to sleep for naps. I can't get him to sleep any other way but I know that now he's rolling, I really need to start doing something different.

    What do you put bub to sleep in? I have sleeping bags (merino wool) but does he need a blanket over that? How do you transition from swaddling to not swaddling?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    2,449
    Thanks
    607
    Thanked
    581
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    This time round I'm using the Love to Dream swaddles but with DS1 I used swaddle wraps. When weaning him off them I started with day sleeps and kept one arm out for a couple of sleeps, then both arms out (with him still wrapped snugly across the chest), then did it at night. He moved from a swaddle wrap into a grobag. We also used an oil heater to keep the room warm at night.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    SE Melbourne
    Posts
    3,132
    Thanks
    1,097
    Thanked
    316
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    DS was still swaddled until he was 8ish months. The only way I transitioned him out of it was when it was so hot that it was too hot for a wrap!

    But I suggest swaddling him looser as time goes on eventually until he's not really wrapped anymore. I would say that if he's rolling he should have enough strength to lift his head and cry out for you if he got stuck on his tummy.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    SE Melbourne
    Posts
    3,132
    Thanks
    1,097
    Thanked
    316
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Oh, and we have a blanket over the sleeping bag, but many babies move too much.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    1,227
    Thanks
    1,170
    Thanked
    669
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    When DS hit around 5 months i put him in a Woombie... as it still gives them that secure feeling, but with more movement... which is a great way to start the transition from the swaddle to the sleeping bag. Here's a pic of DS in his Woombie. He absolutely LOVED it. He was very tired in this pic lol!



    I bought mine off ebay. One of the best things i ever purchased and will use it for DD as well!

    Oh and I would put a blanket over him, but not too high up to add extra warmth during the winter.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    7,242
    Thanks
    5,043
    Thanked
    3,638
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    1000 posts in a week500 Posts in a week
    750 Posts in a week400 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 12/2/15Busiest Member of the Week300 posts in a week
    I just ordered a Woombie, it's worth a try. I've got one of the convertible ones so I can move to swaddling him with his arms out.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Apple iPhart6 For This Useful Post:

    Serenity Love  (27-07-2014)

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    7,242
    Thanks
    5,043
    Thanked
    3,638
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    1000 posts in a week500 Posts in a week
    750 Posts in a week400 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 12/2/15Busiest Member of the Week300 posts in a week
    He sleeps with his arms out at night just fine because we co-sleep but during the day so far he just won't happily go to sleep with them out. He waves them about and hits himself in the head like a dork.


 

Similar Threads

  1. How does your baby sleep?
    By Loulou789 in forum Babies (3 - 6 months)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-06-2014, 21:14
  2. Is my baby getting enough sleep??
    By poppy767 in forum General Sleeping & Settling Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 28-03-2014, 22:14
  3. How do I get my baby to sleep?
    By CLEO26 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-03-2014, 23:39

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
House Call DoctorHouse Call Doctor can provide an urgent after-hours visit to you and your family, when urgent medical situations arise ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Tattoo painGeneral Chat
Help! Jury duty in WAGeneral Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Cat napping?General Sleeping & Settling Chat
Trigger: Game of Thrones Predications for 2017Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
Games of ThronesMovies / Music / Books / TV Chat
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›