i used a swaddle me until lo was 6 1/2 months and he decided be no longer wanted to be swaddled. he went from 6pm-6.30am swaddled every night. was dreading weaning him off swaddle but one night he was not settling so i left his arms out and he was fine. moved him to sleeping bag couple of nights later and he still slept through!
I swaddled LO until last night and it worked great for us. We intially used a swaddle blanket but then started using a woolen shawl and it worked a treat. However over the past week or so he has been trying to fight his way out the swaddle so last night for the first time we tried a gro bag and he slept really well, waking once for a feed as usual.
Alexis slept swaddled for the first few weeks, but always wiggled her hands out so we stopped. Lately I've had to start swaddling just her arms for naps and overnight, because her hands are just too busy! Every time I try to move her, or she 1/2wakes or startles a bit, her hands fly up to her face and she starts playing with her ears, pulling her hair, or rubbing her eyes... and wakes herself up.
It is very safe and fine to swaddle all night. I would suggest though to get a swaddling sack rather than using a blanket though. Because they do sometimes squirm out of a blanket, get tangled in it, or cover thier faces accidently. We were able to use a blanket for about the first month before had to move to a swaddle sack because of this. We swaddled LO for the first 3 months when she decided she was done with it.
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