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    Default Love to dream-Swaddle Up bags

    Hi ladies, we have been using the swaddle up bags for a couple of weeks with my 7 week old son. We are wanting to get him wearing them at night too (traditional swaddling worked brilliantly until now, but he's wriggling to much and getting out of them!). Problem with the swaddle up bags is he's waking himself up with his hands rubbing his face through the bag. He does suck his fists too but has not yet learnt to self settle, it just tends to wake him up more. Is it a case of persevering with the swaddle ups or would if they're going to work would we have results by now? Last night he just rubbed his face, and grunted all night

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    Persevere I say!! They were a god send to us! I used for both of my kids xo

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    never used them - but my DD always liked to have her arms free.

    its hard as they change so much in the first 6 months. What worked last week doesnt work this week - but might work again next week.

    so I would persevere for a little bit

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    My daughter hated them and I persisted for weeks and it never got better as she just couldn't settle with her arms out. I found this swaddling technique when my dd was around 2-3 months old and it was amazing solved all our problems! When she began to roll a few months later we progressively loosened the one that goes around the arms so she could pull them out if needed.
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    I love them. Give it a few days at least to adjust. It took a while for DS to get used to them. DD seems to be quite happy in them - but I only have one in a small - I need to buy a couple more!

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    I've had him in the small size but just upped to the medium, he's so happy in them and falls asleep no problem, but must get to a point in his sleep cycle where he becomes restless and wakes himself up. I'm so upset he can get out of traditional swaddles, he has done a few 12hr stretches when he stays contained lol! Looks interesting @gingermillie! Thank you

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    Well he either slept really well as he was so unsettled the night before and all day yesterday or maybe he's starting to adjust to the L2D! He slept for 10hrs lastnight in it and didn't make a move or sound yay!! Long may it continue!!

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    Persist! They work brilliantly but when they're still little it doesn't 'restrain' them as much because they're so tiny. Give him another 4 weeks and they'll be the best thing ever.

    My kids always escaped out of swaddled but the love to dreams were just brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onedaymaybebaby View Post
    I've had him in the small size but just upped to the medium, he's so happy in them and falls asleep no problem, but must get to a point in his sleep cycle where he becomes restless and wakes himself up. I'm so upset he can get out of traditional swaddles, he has done a few 12hr stretches when he stays contained lol! Looks interesting @gingermillie! Thank you
    I think it sounds like he is just transitioning from one sleep cycle to another. For ds2, his was a perfect 45min cycle, so at 42mins I'd be at the ready to pat him back to sleep, which then gave him another 45 min rest time. If you're in a position to help him do that, it can really help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onedaymaybebaby View Post
    Well he either slept really well as he was so unsettled the night before and all day yesterday or maybe he's starting to adjust to the L2D! He slept for 10hrs lastnight in it and didn't make a move or sound yay!! Long may it continue!!
    oh awesome.


 

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