(Closed) Is it time to stop Swaddling?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have heard that once they can roll from back to stomach you should stop swaddling. Try just swaddling her legs maybe? My little bug loves her legs swaddled but not her arms. We use a Cnvertible Woombie (www.woombie.com) and it’s perfect for that. Good luck :o)

Post # 4
423 posts
Helper bee

When that happened to us around 3 months, we started swaddling with one arm out so she could use it to help her lift her head, etc.  Then we quickly went to the legs only swaddle and eventually got rid of the swaddle basically cold turkey.  I think it was like a week of the very quick wean.  She also slept worse in the swaddle at this point so it was pretty easy.

Post # 5
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Maybe you can test it out to see if she still sleeps fine not swaddled.  If not, maybe we would do well in a sleep sack?

Post # 6
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My daughter has been rolling both ways for about a month now. She was absolutely not ready to break the swaddle so we just let her be for a couple weeks and got lucky that she didn’t really roll much in her sleep. We started Friday night with breaking the swaddle. She’s done great at night but not so much during naptime! Good Luck!

Post # 7
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Addie started rolling at 2 months, but luckily, she didn’t start rolling in her sleep until about 5 months (when she started practicing crawling).  She gave up the swaddle on her own around 3-4 months.

There’s also some special swaddle-weaning pajamas, one of my friends used.  This one, if you want to start weaning her now.

Post # 8
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

We pretty much switched cold turkey from swaddle to sleep sack once he started rolling onto his side at night, probably around 4 months or so.

Post # 9
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

The first time I came in to find Dirty Delete had rolled over in her sleep we gave up the swaddle.  We only used it a couple of times after that when she was going through growth spurts or teething and was fussing and couldn’t put herself to sleep, but we would come in and undo the swaddle after she fell asleep.  Come to think of it, I never really read anything about it, I just got scared that she would suffocate somehow and did it on my own.  Has anyone read about this in any books or articles?

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