How long did you swaddle your baby?

Brandy - posted on 01/28/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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Just wondering how long everybody swaddled their newborns for. I have a 2 week old and it doesn't seem like he likes it already. My daughter got swaddled to go to sleep for the first few months then it was summer so I would just wrap her body in a receiving blanket and leave her arms out but she still liked to be wrapped tight. Do you think my son could be outgrowing it already?

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Gabriella - posted on 08/05/2014

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What swaddling product are you using? For my LO I use ZipadeeZip, the cut of the blanket is the reason I chose it. See if this is a good fit for your LO

Katy - posted on 07/29/2014

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Hi, I’m Katy! So glad that I came across this chat room. I’m looking forward to talking with other moms.

Laura - posted on 01/28/2010

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My little one out grew it about 3 weeks of age. She's a mover in her sleep and she didn't like being "restrained". She likes to sprawl out and be able to kick and move, she slept so much better.

Courtney - posted on 01/28/2010

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my son was exactly like that, so we left him unwrapped for about a week and then he went back to being wrapped. i know my mum wrapped me until i was almost 18mths because i liked being wrapped tightly. he might just like to be free to move around.

Krystal - posted on 01/28/2010

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hi i swaddled my son from 2 weeks old to 4 months, he loved it but had to stop as he was srtong enough to get out of it but luckily enough it didnt dissrupt his sleeping pattern any way so hes nearly 9 months now and still sleeps through. but my sisters baby didnt like it either, but she just slept through the night naturally at 2 months anyway lol. its suppost to make them feel secure and its suppost to remind them of being in the womb, but its natural for some babies to just not need it or dont like it. ur son my be feeling like hes trapped or just feels too uncomfortable, my son sleeps in a baby sleep bag and he loves it. sleep bags can also be used on newborns to. hope everyhtin works out. good luck. :)

Honesty - posted on 01/28/2010

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My middle child was (and still is) very active it seemed like no matter what within 10 min. of wrapping him he would be flapping his arms and kicking his legs free. All children are different it just may be that he is more active than your other child. I would keep trying for a couple weeks before totally giving it up. If you do realize he is an active baby brace yourself for the twos and threes. My son is the most helpful of my 3 children though so that evens it out LOL

Gwen - posted on 01/28/2010

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I wrapped my daughter until she got to big and wiggly to stay in the blankets. Every baby is different. Are his arms out?

Natasha - posted on 01/28/2010

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no i had my baby 4 weeks ago and he has never liked it!!! i loved the idea of wrapping him all tight in a blanket and sitting looking at him but he had other ideas hahaha!! he just likes to have blankets over him, he likes to move his arms around, although this makes it harder to get him to sleep as he moves his arms around he knocks his dummy out all the time!! x

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My daugter is 14 weeks and I still swaddle her. I thought she hated it but a friend of mine introduced me to a DVD "The Happiest Baby on the Block". It was a lifesaver and trust me, you baby likes being swaddled. My babygirl sleep through the night and has been for weeks now. A few nights she got a little fussy but for the most part she does really well. Check it out!

Erin - posted on 01/28/2010

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My son never liked it, he would scream when I did it. He didn't like to be confined.

Krista - posted on 01/28/2010

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Stephanie, your husband's grandmother should make baskets to sell -- I bet a lot of people would LOVE to have something like that.

Krista - posted on 01/28/2010

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He might just not like it. How tightly are you swaddling him and what are you using?

Stephanie - posted on 01/28/2010

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I swaddled my twins until they were 7 months old. Thier father is native american and his grandmother hand made them baskets(like a papoose) to sleep in. They started sleeping in them at 2 months old and were sleeping through the night and have ever since.

Amber - posted on 01/28/2010

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I swaddled my daughter for as long as she could fit!! lol and as long as she liked it. i love swaddled babies :). i dont think he is out growing it, try a different blanket, maybe he doesnt like the fuz, or its too hot.

Teri - posted on 01/28/2010

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my boy was swaddled until he started rolling in bed. my sisters 4 week old girl doesnt like swaddling so perhaps your newborn is the same

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it's possible that he just doesn't like it..hahaha i was so excited when i had my daughter cause i wanted to swaddle her up and rock her but she hated being swaddled. even when we were in the hospital, she had to have her arms out and the blanket loose or she was not happy... maybe your son is the same way?

Melissa - posted on 01/28/2010

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Does he cry when he is swaddled? If he seems to be in discomfort then maybe he doesn't like it. I am sure it's like everything else... different babies like different things. I swaddled my son until he was wiggling out of it, probably about two months, but usually only while sleeping. It kept him from twitching and waking himself up.

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