wrapping your baby

Rikki - posted on 12/16/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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just wondering if any one wraps there baby up to go to sleep? my son is 5 months and i still wrap him but now we are getting into the warmer months i want to know if any one has any tips of trying to get him to sleep without his wrap?

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Alice - posted on 12/21/2010

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wrap him up in those muslin wraps really light but if he gets to hot put a fan on but not directly onto him :P

Toni - posted on 12/16/2010

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You dont have to stop wrapping him up just because its warm. What I did when it got to the warmer months was wrap him up in a very light sheet, instead of a blanket. If you are afraid he might get too warm during the night, dont put an extra blanket on him, and try to have a fan on low facing his crib. Also, the noise from the fan may help him sleep longer.

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Emma - posted on 01/05/2011

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my daughter is nine months and i still wrap her she loves it and it helps her go to sleep which makes my life easier in the warmer months i just use cheese cloth so she dosent get to hot

Liz - posted on 12/25/2010

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We wrapped our twins as that was the only way they would sleep. This is what we did:

1) We started with the recieving blanket, but when they outgrew that we moved them up to the swaddle me.

2) from there once they outgrew those we gradually transitioned them into those sack pajamas.

3) then we put them to bed tucked in with their blanket.


It worked great for our b/g twins they are two and a half now. Our youngest hates being swaddled so haven't had to do this with him.

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my son ONLY slept wrapped from day 1 but when he got to 5/6 months he kept unwrapping himself so we decided it was time to lose the wrap because bub will associate being wrapped with bed time we decided to give my son a little teddy to associate instead and we just went cold turkey not wrapping him and giving him teddy he didnt like it for the first week but then he learnt and was fine and my son is a terrible sleeper and has always been but he got used to it

Brooke - posted on 12/19/2010

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we have really really thin wraps here, they are used for summer. I wrapped my daughter until she was about 10 months old. When they dont want it anymore then they will tell you. I found it easier for her to let me know then for me to try and get her out of a habit that was casuing no harm.

Amy - posted on 12/17/2010

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there are very thin blankets out there, lighter than sheets even. It's great! I suggest one of those and maybe an extra blanket covering them in case (b/c they are so thin). I swaddled my babies in them for a while until they didn't want to be wrapped anymore and slept comfortably without one. :)

Tabitha - posted on 12/16/2010

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You can get a sleep sack for him. They have ones wear you just tuck his arms inside of it. It will keep him warm but it will have almost the same comforts as being swaddled. Not to mention you can use these until your baby is around 1 1/2-2 years old.

Franshell - posted on 12/16/2010

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wrap him up in a thinner blanket and try to loosen the wrapping up a bit everynight until hes comfortable to sleep without it, or you can also try what sarh does! i did that with my daughter until she was 6 weeks now i just put a wearable blanket on her!

Sarh - posted on 12/16/2010

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Could you send some warmth over here to WI?! haha. Anyways, I only wrapped my son while in the hospital. Once we came home I wasn't able to as we didn't have a bassinet and he slept in his swing or bouncer for the first 2-3 months due to not wanting him to wake his sister for the early morning feeds. After we switched him to his crib I just took a light blanket at the time it was summer here and I used one that was long enough to be tucked on the sides of his crib mattress. It kept him tight and he loved it... now he is 6 months old and since he has been able to roll over I no longer tuck it down because he just gets it loose, however, I do tuck it sometimes out of habit.

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