(Closed) Swaddling a baby – did you or didn't you – and til what age?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012


Get something the couple can enjoy like a gift card to eat out somewhere or to see a movie. They will need a break to keep their sanity.

Post # 4
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Babie can be swaddled until the start to roll over. I would also suggest the gift card, due to I know we swaddled our munchkin but we used Halo swaddles instead of the Arden & Anais ones

Post # 5
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My little guy HATES being swaddled. First, we listened to everyone who said that they hate the act of being swaddled, but then like it once they are, so we kept trying. He screams and screams when we swaddle him, even if he’s perfectly calm while we are actually swaddling him. So no, we don’t. He is finally (at almost 8 weeks) starting to sleep through his startling and be in his bassinett. BUT we tried lots of products, and I liked the Aden and Anais blankets best. Plus, now we can use them for other things. Special swaddling products can’t be used for anything else (even though they are handy if swaddling works).

At the same time, my guess is that if they swaddle, they’ve found the product that works best for them. 

Post # 6
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We stopped swaddling our son when he was 5 months and started rolling over. Once in a while (like right now) if he’s unusually fussy and needs a nap we swaddle him and hold him. It seems to calm him down a lot!

Post # 7
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I would say get them something else.  My little one is 7 weeks old and we don’t swaddle with blankets any more.  We use the halo sleep sacks instead since it’s cold at night.  He likes to have his arms out so he can suck on his hands.  So the swaddle in the blanket didn’t work for us very long.  I like the gift card idea that was suggested above.  The parents need a date night and that would be a nice gift for them.

Post # 8
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I swaddled my son but he was always able to get out of it and use his free arms to stay awake. Swaddlers with velcro saved my sanity and allowed my son to do decent naps. He was swaddled until he was 7 months old. By that time he was able to roll over, but also able to take his arms out of the blanket. He was better at staying asleep without the swaddle, but unable to fall asleep without it.

i swear by those blankets so to me it would be a great gift. But I see not everyone likes it…. Then again , is it even possible to find a gift so universal that everyone would love it? I say go for it and get them the gift receipt so they can exchange it if they aren’t going to use it.

Post # 9
2269 posts
Buzzing bee

What is the significance of swaddling?? I know nothing of babies! Haha

Please no judgment, I’m just looking to learn. 

Post # 10
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

As a nanny (of 4 different babies), I have never swaddled.  I don’t plan on it. 

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