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?
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26-07-2014 21:53 #1
What does your baby sleep in?
26-07-2014 22:01 #2Senior Member
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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.
26-07-2014 22:21 #3
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.
26-07-2014 22:21 #4
Oh, and we have a blanket over the sleeping bag, but many babies move too much.
27-07-2014 01:05 #5
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.
27-07-2014 02:07 #6
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.
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27-07-2014 02:08 #7
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.
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