Sarah - posted on 05/29/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
I still "swaddle" (with her arms free) my 11 and a half month old, but I want to get both of us out of the habit of using that as a sleep aid.
The benefits are that she can't move around as much and can't squish herself into a corner of the crib, it makes her feel snug, and she doesn't get chilled at night since she can't get out of her blanket. The drawbacks are that it will be too hot to do that come summer time, and she she should learn to go to sleep in a way more fitting to her age. I can't swaddle her forever! :) Any suggestions?