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    Default Transition from swaddle to bag: am I doing the right thing?

    My DD is 5mo and has started moving in her cot so I need to transition her from a swaddle to a sleeping bag.

    She has been in an Ergo cocoon up until now. I have been putting her in a sleeping bag but she just won't go to sleep with her arms free. She has a dummy and she just keeps taking it out, and then complaining til I go put it back in. I have been eventually putting a wrap or blanket over her and "pinning" her arms down with it which is working, but now I am starting to think that this isn't actually achieving anything and isn't helping her to learn to sleep with her arms free.

    Oh, and I did start with just one arm out for 3 days but same thing - ended up putting wrap over the top to secure free arm.

    Am I doing it right or can you offer suggestions on alternatives?

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    Subbing I'm in the same boat..

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    I really just went cold turkey. DD was fine with the change, maybe a night or 2 of crankiness getting to bed, but adapted fine. Then I had to go cold turkey on her bed time paci after a short while as I found with hands out she was knocking it out and disturbing her night time sleep. I still use a dummy for day naps and perhaps early in the morning if she wakes a bit early and cranky.

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    Cold turkey here. No problems after the first one or two nights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Cold turkey here. No problems after the first one or two nights.
    Thanks - what did you do to get through those 2 nights? I have been in there holding her hands for the past 10 mins!!!

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    Bumping for the afternoon crowd!

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    DD2 was hard to transition from wrapping so i started the process by putting her in sleeping bag and wrapping her arms and torso over the top and gradually loosened it over a few weeks.
    Though she was much older than your bub 8/9mths and yes she could roll but as she was always wrapped with her arms up she could push herself back over if she wanted

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedlover View Post
    Thanks - what did you do to get through those 2 nights? I have been in there holding her hands for the past 10 mins!!!
    Just fed her or him as usual.

    My kids are tummy sleepers so once we got out of the newborn phase they were straight on their stomachs so couldn't be wrapped.

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    We went cold turkey but have you tried sleepy wings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaDiDah View Post
    We went cold turkey but have you tried sleepy wings?
    I haven't tried then. What do they do?


 

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