Monica - posted on 01/01/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter has slept in her co-sleeper since she was born. She's also been swaddled since she was weeks old. I use the miracle blanket for the swaddling. My daughter is now 6 months old and constantly on the move. She loves to roll over even in her sleep. When I can successfully swaddle her she sleeps on her back but I'm starting to think it's cruel to swaddle her. She really hates it now and she prefers sleeping on her side. The only problem is she sometimes rolls over on her side toooo much and then rolls onto her belly, wakes herself up, lifts her head/arms and then gets pissed off. She needs her sleep and I need my sleep. Is there anyone out there that swaddled their baby in a co-sleeper and now needs to transition to something else to accomodate the "emerging" active baby? i read on other posts that people use the pack n play as a safe alternative to co-sleeping when baby is napping on her own. my daughter sleeps on her own until about 4am then she moves into our bed until about 8am. she's kicking a lot too...drives me nuts and it hurts. i'm not ready to move her into her own bedroom. we may move her crib into our room but is it reasonable to expect her to be able to put "herself" to sleep without her swaddle when she's not used to it? she also uses a pacifier and i breastfeed full time. (no formula). hence why i want her close to me so i don't have to completely wake up to feed her at night. any helpful recommendations would be greatly appreciated. (she has taken naps without her swaddle but she sleeps better/longer without it.) what do people do when co-sleeping breastfeeding baby outgrows the swaddle? thanks and sorry for the long post.