Baby is a restless sleeper--kicks and thrashes all night, even when swaddled

Laura - posted on 09/13/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My three month old kicks and flings his arms about--sometimes he wakes himself, sometimes not, but he certainly doesn't seem to be getting restful sleep. I swaddle him, but he's still kicking his legs, and eventually works his arms out. Anyone else experience this, and what did you do?

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Laura - posted on 09/14/2009

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My baby is also 3 moths old and she does the same thing. I sometimes pick her up and hold her tightly in my arms and rock her a bit just so that she can settle and then I put her down again and she will stay calm. I only do this when I see that she is tossing and turning for a while. But most of the time she will settle on her own.

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Teresa - posted on 09/14/2009

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Neither of my children liked being swaddled so I didn't do it. I do use a sleep sack though - like a sleeping bag that does up over their shoulders. They can wave their arms about and lift their legs but still stay warm.

Monique - posted on 09/14/2009

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My son does the same thing. I swaddle him extra tight and rock him a little, to distract him, this works most of the time.

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