(Closed) Swaddling – how long?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

You should always ask your pediatrician about these things instead of relying on reading material. I’ve read so much bogus stuff online if I listened to it all I’d go mental.

Our daughter was about 10-12 weeks or so (I think) when she stopped being swaddled. We didn’t decide for her. Once she started wriggling out of her little burrito wraps, we knew she was done. Babies naturally like the feeling of being held and comforted.

Post # 5
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@mommytobee:  Some babies really resist being swaddled. But you can safely swaddle a baby right up until you notice them rolling over on their own. Ask your pediatrician either way if you’re not sure. The not swaddling after a month thing, that’s just not true.

Post # 6
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree with @KatyElle:  It is dependent on the baby. Best to talk to your pediatrician, I judge it to be best to stop swaddling when they can ‘free’ themseves of the swaddle completely.


Post # 7
6010 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Definitely ask your doctor; they should be able to explain when/if you should stop swaddling for safety reasons.  We swaddled our daughter with her arms in until 3-ish months; then we still swaddled her lower body until 8 or 9 months.  Even now she likes to be wrapped up in her blanket for bedtime; some kids just really like the comfort of having a blanket wrapped around them.

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