hat age did you start using a sleeping bag?

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  1. purplepower

    purplepower 1st time Mummy

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    My LO is 5 and a half weeks old now, we have been bought loads of those sleeping bags but they look so big. At the minute we swaddle him with a swaddle bag, but I was wondering when to move him into the sleeping bag and would we need to lightly swaddle his arms around the outside of the bag?
     
  2. bambino156

    bambino156 Mummy

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    From about 6 weeks x
     
  3. KayBea

    KayBea Mummy to Xanthia Lily

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    5 weeks, i swaddled up until then, lo was fine with her arm/hands free.. X
     
  4. purpleblond

    purpleblond Mum of 2, expecting 3rd

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    We used them from birth, you just need to check babies weight against the weight for the bag and make sure the arm holes aren't too big (most have poppers) x
     
  5. charlotte-xo

    charlotte-xo Alfie and Darcey's mummy

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    from birth.

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    hel_5 Well-Known Member

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    from birth, but you have to check the weight
     
  7. Macmad

    Macmad Happy mum of 2!

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    I've just started using one with my LO. I got a Mothercare one and it's got poppers under the arms. Much easier than blankets as she always kicks them off!
     
  8. purplepower

    purplepower 1st time Mummy

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    Thanks may have a look tonight, worried about swaddling in this heat.
     
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    Gemie Mum to 3

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    6 weeks
     
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    2016 Mummy and Preggo with #2!

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    We swaddled until he was about 15 weeks old and kept escaping. As it got warmer we started dwaddling in just a cotton sheet and he was just wearing a vest underneath.
     
  11. starrybean

    starrybean Proud Mom of One

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    My lo was about 10 days :) I remember she was a pound or 2 under what the weight said on the tag :flower:
     
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    my LO is 3 months old, and he is still swaddled. we tried him in a sleeping bag a few weeks ago. he sleeps just not as well as when he is swaddled. so we went back to the blanket. when his arms are free he wakes up. i think its a bit of a shock going from being so snug to so free. so we have been swaddling him looser. if that fails we had a bigger blanket. and i guess he will tell us when he is ready to move to a bag. my LO always sleeps with just a shortsleeve vest underneath.
     
  13. CharlieKeys

    CharlieKeys Well-Known Member

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    Used them from about 1 week old :)
     
  14. mum22ttc#3

    mum22ttc#3 Mum of 3

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    We used them within the first 2 or 3 weeks, I find them so much easier than swaddling and blankets. :)
     
  15. winterleaves

    winterleaves Well-Known Member

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    When Eli was 9weeks we started using sleeping bags x
     
  16. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    Gabriel was already crawling around before he was 'big' enough for one, so never.
     
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    AP Well-Known Member
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    About 6 weeks with Tori. Alex was a lot older because she was too small. We ended up stitching the arms up a bit :rofl: so she couldnt wiggle down into it
     
  18. purplepower

    purplepower 1st time Mummy

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    Well I put him in a 1 tog one last night and he still slept well, we have to swaddle him so tightly as he fights to get his arms out and I worry about him overheating.
     
  19. span

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    We started using ours halfway through our 1st night home when we realised she was kicking off all her covers - was great the 1st few nights when we had her in our bed a fair bit. :thumbup:
     

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