Help!!! how do i get my baby to sleep un-wrapped? her hands always seem to get in the way.

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Liz - posted on 01/12/2010

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My son is almost 5 months i stopped swaddling him about a month and a half ago. He hated his arms being tucked in so i got one of those swaddle me blankets and wrapped him under the arms. i started with the day time naps as well, but i would wrap him in just a loose blanket then i stopped using the blanket then i tried it at night. he did just fine and he slept longer the first few nights. i also breastfeed and bought one of those small tag blankets it's silky on one side and fleece on the other and rubbed my boobs on it and lay his head on that side. He wakes up snuggling with it

Jane - posted on 01/12/2010

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I had a little boy born near Winter, who refused to be swaddled. He hated his arms not being free, so we bought him a sleeping bag, that went over his shoulders, but left his arms free, and he loved it.

Kim - posted on 01/03/2010

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I unwrapped for daytime sleeps first it woke him a few times and made him jump but being daytime it didnt matter as much he just slept a bit later, when he was used to it we did it at nite, i think being in moses basket helped and still swaddling under arms

Jessica - posted on 12/30/2009

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Quoting Jessica:

How old is your baby? Mine is 6.5 months and we still swaddle! For the same reason- he flaps his arms around and won't settle otherwise. We've been using a kiddopotamus swaddler. He always gets his arms free in his sleep, but can't fall asleep unless he's swaddled. Here's what I'm doing to wean him off of it- I've been leaving one arm out. I'm also introducing a security object, something he can hold on to/cuddle in place of waving his arms around lol. I'm too afraid to put an actuall blanket in there so I found a little stuffed animal. Sometimes it takes a while to settle him, but overall he's been doing really well with it. After a while I'll try leaving both his arms out.



Hi Jess,



 



If you are looking for something thats like a blanket but not dangerous in the crip you can get these little teddy heads that are int he middle of a little blanket which is about the size of a face washer, they are normaly trimmed with satin too, I also replaced my sons wrap with a sleeping bag and one of these he loves it and will chew on the little arms or rub the satin between his fingers and fall asleep.



 



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Jessica - posted on 12/30/2009

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depending on how old you bub is whether she has lost her startle reflex yet or not. If you need to wean her off wrapping try going 1 arm out at a time till your just wrapping her body. The other idea is put her into a sleeping bag and tuck her in tight and go cold turkey, she will wake herself up a few times waking herself in the face.



I did my son that way, but i have a friend who has twin boys who love being wrapped and they are nearly 5 months and she is doing one arm at a time.



Hope this helps, Good Luck and Happy New Year

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Jessica - posted on 12/30/2009

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How old is your baby? Mine is 6.5 months and we still swaddle! For the same reason- he flaps his arms around and won't settle otherwise. We've been using a kiddopotamus swaddler. He always gets his arms free in his sleep, but can't fall asleep unless he's swaddled. Here's what I'm doing to wean him off of it- I've been leaving one arm out. I'm also introducing a security object, something he can hold on to/cuddle in place of waving his arms around lol. I'm too afraid to put an actuall blanket in there so I found a little stuffed animal. Sometimes it takes a while to settle him, but overall he's been doing really well with it. After a while I'll try leaving both his arms out.

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Swaddled? When my son started getting his hands & feet free I just stopped wrapping him (around 2 1/2 months). As long as he was in footy pj's then he slept fine I guess that way he still felt warm and cozy. I suggest a binky & footy pj's after a few nights she should get used to it. What do her hands get in the way of?

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