(Closed) swaddling… when did you stop?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh man our son loved to be swaddled! He just wouldn’t sleep without it! I can’t say exactly when we stopped (maybe around 5 months?) but I do know he got too big to be wrapped in a receiving blanket so we ended up just wrapping his legs up loosely so he still sort of had the feeling he was wrapped up. Eventually he would kick off the blanket and soon enough we were able to put him down without it completely. Hope this helps.

Post # 4
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Addie weaned herself of the swaddle at about 4 months, but we would’ve just kept going until she didn’t like it anymore.  She’s never rolled over in her sleep.

We did buy the large-sized SwaddleMe, but never had a chance to use it because she was too little when she stopped.  Also, SwaddleMe has a “graduate” version for swaddle-weaning.  And this sleep suit says it creates the comfort of being swaddled in a sleeper.  (We use this sleep suit because I couldn’t find many warm sleepers that weren’t sleep sacks.) 

Post # 5
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

I stopped when MB could roll over.  (About three months.)  I was afraid she’d roll over then be unable to free her face with her arms swaddled.  Instead of swaddling, we tuck her blanket under the mattress to put that comforting pressure on her.  But throughout the night she gets her little ninja arms out and rolls on her side/stomach to sleep.  If we do swaddle her, we wait until she’s asleep, put her in her crib, then unswaddle her and tuck the blanket.

Post # 6
226 posts
Helper bee

My son is 3months and rolling, I still swaddle him at night. During the day I don’t always swallde him. He unwraps himself 90% of the time no matter how tight he is swaddled so I’m starting to wean him now 🙂 Although he deffinately settles better swaddled!

Post # 7
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My son liked it at first but when he was a couple weeks old he started pulling his arms out, even when we had it tight, and kicked the blanket loose. I still have to get up numerous times threw out the night to put a blanket back over him.

Post # 8
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Our son loved it.  We used the SwaddleMe wraps because we could never wrap him snugly enough to keep him wrapped.  We swaddled him for every night time sleep until he was about 3.5 mos.  The wraps got too small for my giant baby, but I was so desperate to keep him sleeping that I just cut the bottoms off and let his feet stick out.  We weaned him off of it by swaddling one arm for a week or so.  Now we use a sleep sack because I’m nervous about blankets getting over his little face.

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