Breaking the swaddling cycle

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  1. VanWest

    VanWest 1 baby, 4 step-kids

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    So Noah is 9 months old 6 months corrected. He usually will only go to sleep if he is swaddled. He now can roll over while being swaddled so I know I have to break the swaddling cycle so to speak. Any tips on how to do it? I tried to swaddle him with one arm out, but he flipped over. What I have been doing is making sure he is sound asleep and then unwrapping him. I fear my days of him sleeping 12 hours are over.:sad1:
     
  2. 1st_baby

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    You can try to loosen the swaddle till he eventually wont need it , just My 2 cents
     
  3. bev309

    bev309 Well-Known Member

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    Jack used to love being swaddled but had broken out of it for a couple of months now (he was only wrapped in a blanket not a specialist swaddle - unsure if Noah is in one or not) During the summer months I was just wrapping a blanket around his torso so he still felt wrapped, but his arms weren't constricted, then putting a few blankets on top tucked tightly into the sides of mattress. I have found that he is getting cold now, so have put him back into a grobag & have to put a blanket over the lower part of his body tucked in tightly to stop him flinging his legs everywhere & waking himself up:dohh:
     
  4. BurtonBaby

    BurtonBaby Well-Known Member

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    We have pretty much stopped swaddling Erica. She rolls over too much and always breaks out of it (even the velcro blankets we have! :dohh:) Occasionally we will swaddle her before putting her in bed if she is extra fussy or restless.

    I dunno if this will work, but it seems like since we have stopped swaddling Erica, she has really taken to this little rattle blankie, its her comfort blankie and she sleeps with it every night. Its a very rare thing now to get her to sleep without it. Maybe you could try Noah with one and he might stay settled? Erica still sleeps pretty much through the night, I just tuck her in good with a light blanket.

    OH! And OMG!!! I cant believe little Noah is 9 months!! Where has the time gone?!
     
  5. Holldoll

    Holldoll Mom of 1 Princess

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    I've thought about stopping swaddling Bella too. She gets her arms out of it and can roll over. I've tried keeping just one arm out, but it makes her roll over more.
     
  6. Sweetie

    Sweetie DD, DS, and a Surprise!!!

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    OH and I have been trying to figure out how to do this too... Think I am going to try some of the strategies that everyone has mentioned
     
  7. VanWest

    VanWest 1 baby, 4 step-kids

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    My advice to Mom's still swaddling stop it now lol....save yourself a headache later down the road lol.

    So I took bev's advice last night and I tucked a blanket around the crib. I woke up at 6am and was like ohhh is he okay?!? He was fine and he woke up a few mins later(probably because I touched him lol) He then went back to sleep with me and he is still asleep in my bed with Brad. He hasn't slept this well in weeks!! I have figured a trick out with getting him back to sleep at night. I usually hold him after I feed him with me in bed and I just close my eyes I think he gets bored or something and goes to sleep lol. I peek sometimes and catch him watching me lol
     
  8. VanWest

    VanWest 1 baby, 4 step-kids

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    I might have to try the blanket thing if last night was just a fluke!
    I know I can't believe he is 9 months either, and he is doing things right on track for 6 months old! He is starting to scoot. He rolls everywhere now, sitting up, trying to talk etc. Such a relief to a Mom of an ex-preemie. We'll see how much he weighs when he gets his RSV shot today.


     

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