Anyone else still swaddling... at five months?

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  1. Sarah+

    Sarah+ Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else still swaddling... at five months? Our LO just loves being swaddled and he wakes more through the night when he's in his grobag or half swaddled.

    He has a thin cotton sheet across the swaddle so he can't roll. I don't want to stop but worry the longer I leave it, the harder it will be!
     
  2. jodi_19

    jodi_19 Mommy of a beauty queen

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    My LO is just three months and has always slept swaddled. I recently read about the dangers of swaddling once they baby can turn over and decided to wean her. The first night didn't go so well and I ended up giving in. Last night I swaddled her but left one arm out and she did great, sleeping 10 hours without waking. She did scratch her face a little in her sleep but nothing serious. Tonight I just swaddled her bottom half, leaving both arms free. She dozed off after 10 minutes or so and woke about an hour later. It took a while to settle her again but she hasn't woken up since! Hopefully the hardest is over. Like you I was afraid to leave it to long in fear that the habit would be harder to break!
     
  3. RyleighsMommy

    RyleighsMommy Mother of 1 and expecting

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    My LO is a few days shy of 5mo and she will only sleep if she is swaddled...however, she isnt sleeping in her crib, she sleeps best in her swing....I know I know I need to wean her off both of those things but havent been able to get myself to do either as she sleep so peacefully that way...as do I hehe
     
  4. JayleighAnn

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    Halen is nearly 6 months and still swaddled, he won't settle otherwise as he still startles himself in his sleep
     
  5. indy and lara

    indy and lara Well-Known Member

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    Emma is almost 6 months and still swaddled. Cannot sleep any other way. So we keep on trying I guess. It is one of our aims for xmas hols when DH off for 2 weeks- at least that way if we up half the night then he is not having to get up for work in the morning. Going to try the 1 arm out approach. That said, if her arm does escape in the night she is usually quickly wide awake!
     

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