Swaddling baby....

Calista - posted on 08/11/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My baby is 4 months old and has been wrapped (swaddled) since birth..... how do I get her out of this habit. I want to put her into a sleeping bag, but as soon as her arms are free she continuosly pulls her dummy out and wakes herself up all night.

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Lacy - posted on 08/11/2009

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I swaddled until mine could get himself out. 4-5 months. I tried before that but he would always wake himself up. What is the harm if they are sleeping and you are too keep it up.

Kathryn - posted on 08/11/2009

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I've heard doing it slowly works. Start by leaving one hand out for a while, then the other hand, and go from there.

Stephanie - posted on 08/11/2009

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My daughter is 5 months and we've been slowly weening her off swaddling too. The only thing we've found is that we have to keep her awake as long as possible so she is SUPER tired, and then make sure she has a loose blanket to play with (to keep her hands busy) Good luck! :)

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