how long did you swaddle your LO?

Soseemehere - posted on 11/11/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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my daughter likes to be swaddled though hates her arms in the swaddle right from day one. So we swaddle her but let her have her arms outside so she can be somewhat free. She is four months old now. I swaddle her at night only. She know that she is in for a long sleep at night when I do this.

Winter is approaching and I was wondering is it best to continue swaddling her or is she getting too old to be swaddled. She has rolled a few times - accidently. She cant make herself do it consciously yet.

What are your thoughts and experince in this regard.

Thanks.

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Jessica - posted on 11/11/2011

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I swaddled my second baby until she was too big for the blankets. She's 6 months now and we use a "sleeping sac". It keeps her warm and she has room to move her legs and she can roll around with it on. I am a terrible mom, cuz Rose has blankets and toys in her crib...it keeps her happier if I can't run right in as soon as she wakes up. Now she rolls all over and I find her in whatever various position and never tangled in blankets. The sleep sac just lets me know that she stays "covered" and it's for her to know that it's nighttime. (Not that she sleeps that great at nighttime vs naptime). I'm a fan of trying things and continuing to do whatever works for your family. :)

Katherine - posted on 11/11/2011

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I think it all depends on the child. My son was moving around his bassinett from the very beginning and rolling from about 2 weeks as well, But he's always slept covered in a receving blanket. By time i put everything else in his crib his was fully mobile in his crib, rolling back and forth, and all around his crib, had been since at least 2 months!!! He hasn't ever pulled himself up in his crib and he's almost 8 months old now!!!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/11/2011

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No, I beg to differ. Once they are able to move they are NOT fine. My daughter started to roll and move at 2 weeks old.

It is recommended to keep things out of the crib until they are fully mobile.

Katherine - posted on 11/11/2011

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My son hated being swaddled, litterally from the moment we left the hospital. Once shes able to roll she should be fine having things in the crib.

my son at 3 months had a teddy head attached to a small blanket and a recieving blanket. He's now almost 8 months and has a big blanket, several teddy heads with blankets attached and a couple of stuffed animals!!! once they can move they are fine

swaddle her for as long as she wants to be swaddled or for as long as your able to swaddle her

Kelina - posted on 11/11/2011

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If her arms are out you're fine. When she rolls she ight get frustrated if she finds she can't move her legs and wake up because of that. However if she doesn't mind the waddle don't worry. My SIL had her daughter in the thing that looks like a sleeper with no arms up until she was 6-8 months old and I swaddled my daughter until she was 6 months with her arms out because she didn't mind it. She had to have an arm out to suck her thumb though lol.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/11/2011

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My son, I think we swaddled for about 2 weeks, and my daughter was not having it. I am actually impressed that you have been able to do it so long! It may be time to stop though, especially if she is starting to roll. You don't want her getting tangled in whatever you are swaddling her in.

Christina - posted on 11/11/2011

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my daughter hated it from day one. she would scream when we did it.
i think you are ok until she doesnt find it comfotable anymore. the only concer i would have is if she rolls and gets stuck because she cant get herself to move if she is swaddeled too tight.
but maybe some of the other moms her have more experice. i only have the one child and she hated it.

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