Sleeping, swaddling and etc.

Jennifer - posted on 08/07/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My little one is 2 months old and wakes every 2 hrs. at night.. For those who have babies that sleep through the night, are you lying them on their back and swaddling them? I do this with my little girl and she hates lying on her back (SIDS risk) and being swaddled. And... if I don't swaddle her , the moro reflex wakes her once she hits herself in the face. Furthermore, even if I do swaddle her she wiggles right out of it.

Any thoughts? Thx ladies

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Akeisha - posted on 08/08/2009

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I have a 2 1/2 month old boy that isn't quite sleeping through the night but he is sleeping for 5 to 6 hours straight during the night. At his two month appt. his doc actually told us to start laying him on his side and slightly elevated to sleep with a wedge because he has a reflux problem. We have to swaddle him to get him to even go to sleep in the first place because while he is awake, his arms are constantly moving, so we bought a swaddler for him, my husband was able to swaddle him tight enough that he couldn't wiggle out of it with just a blanket, but I couldn't so the swaddler worked great for me. A word of caution though, don't buy the swaddler from wal-mart, we bought one from there that didn't help at all, we actually use one that is a hand-me-down but I am sure you would be able to find a decent one a a baby specialty store.

Tiffany - posted on 08/08/2009

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My little one is 3 months now and he use to wake up like that too. He sleeps through the night now though and has for some time now. We always sleep him on his side but no swaddling he always would come out of that anyway. I just started making sure that he has on sleepers with feet or if he was in a gown that he had socks on befcasue he would kick his feet out of that. It might also make a difference if you breastfeed or bottle feed. I lost my supply so I had to start bottle feeding him and he seemed more satisfied and sleep longer. One other thing that you might want to try if you want her to sleep on her side use a wedge. Hope this helps.

Janine - posted on 08/08/2009

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Try a baby sleeping bag. They can't wriggle out of it and it'll keep them warm too. If you do decide to get one then make sure you get the right TOG rating for the season you are in as you don't want your baby to over heat or not be warm enough. Just a suggestion, hope it helps!!

Krystal - posted on 08/08/2009

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My baby hated being swaddled, also. She started to sleep through the night very early without any help from me, but I attribute it to a few things, she sleeps better if I give her a pacifier at bedtime and for naps and she sleeps better if I make sure she is warm enough. You can also try laying her on her side with rolled up receiving blankets to keep her from rolling onto her tummy. Try it with naps first to see how she responds.

Katrina - posted on 08/07/2009

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hi have you tried cuddling her to sleep ? my little boy is 13 months old nw but when he was stil only a couple of months he wouldn't go sleep unless he was either being cuddled or lying on my belly to take him off this i used one of my pillows if you have a really flat soft pillow that you have been using for a while place it underneath your little girl before putting her down then she will still be able to smell and snse you near her even if your not x

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