Help! Likes shawl not grobag?

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  1. oxfairycakexo

    oxfairycakexo Well-Known Member

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    Vinnie is almost 5 weeks old and for the first four weeks we swaddled him in a blanket/shawl at night and he slept well and was settled but now he's started to move and kick around we've been using a grobag.. the only thing is he's really unsettled in it, takes hours to settle.

    Well last night we swaddled him in a shawl to see if it really would make a difference and he slept from 8pm - 4am, had a feed then went straight back to sleep until 8:30am!! So he obviously doesn't like the grobag.. :wacko:

    I'm worried though, what with all the rules and regulations regarding cot death etc.. worried he'll kick the blanket up over his face and we'll be sleeping and won't know :nope:

    Has anyone else got a fussy baby or does anyone have any advice or ideas please?

    Thanks x
     
  2. Peardrop

    Peardrop Well-Known Member

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    At the age he is I'd go with the swaddle. If you are worried you can buy a proper one. Wean him into a sleeping bag in a few months when he starts to roll. By this time his startle reflux will have calmed. Great sleeping btw!
     
  3. DCS

    DCS Well-Known Member

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    my LO is 3 months old and we still swaddle him, we just brought him a blanket from boots i think. he loves it. and now he is getting abit big for it we brought him a bigger size, which is more like a grow bag but still keeps his arms in place. i figure he will let us know when he is ready for his bag.
     
  4. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    We only ever used blankets. Our LO hated the sleep bag.
     
  5. red balloon

    red balloon Well-Known Member

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    We swaddled until 3 months without any problems. We had the gro swaddle blanket and it never got over her face. Nice and thin too. Hope you find something that works for you x
     
  6. Farie

    Farie Well-Known Member

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    We still swaddle and pop a blanket over LO, I prefer blankets anyway, and so does my LO
     
  7. Jem88

    Jem88 Guest

    We did swaddle, but with it being really hot the other night we just put a thin blanket over her and she slept well, so now we're just using a blanket. :)
     
  8. hb1

    hb1 Mummy to Oliver

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    look at the woombie swaddle - you can get a convertable one where armholes can open up to allow it to be like a grobag
     

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