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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30-09-2014 11:58 #1
Transition from swaddle to bag: am I doing the right thing?
30-09-2014 11:59 #2Senior Member
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Subbing I'm in the same boat..
30-09-2014 12:17 #3
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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30-09-2014 12:33 #4
Cold turkey here. No problems after the first one or two nights.
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30-09-2014 12:35 #5
30-09-2014 14:38 #6
Bumping for the afternoon crowd!
30-09-2014 14:43 #7
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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30-09-2014 15:18 #8
30-09-2014 15:39 #9
We went cold turkey but have you tried sleepy wings?
30-09-2014 16:00 #10
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