Post # 1
For those of you who swaddled at night… when did you stop?
I kinda assumed we’d cross that bridge once he starts rolling over… but I was curious when others might have stopped… and what ‘triggered’ your decision!
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Post # 9
Warren is 16 weeks and I don’t think he’s even close to rolling over. I did figure out the reason he was waking up was because he was cold… even though the house was set at 70! Even with a onsie, socks on hands and feet, footie pj’s, and swaddleme his little limbs were cool to the touch when I’d change him.
I don’t swaddle at naptime – I let him sleep on his stomach which is his favorite way to sleep and ensures a good nap.
I ended up buying the large swaddleme’s about a month ago because I thought he was outgrowing the small. But the large are VERY LARGE. So I’m still using the small ones. Sometimes he’ll wiggle one arm up so he and suck on his hand.. but for the most part he stays all tucked in.
This is kinda crazy but currently I dress him in a long sleeve onsie, footie pj’s, socks on his hands, halo sleep slack, and then the swaddle me blanket. Plus a night cap on his head. I also turned the house down to 68 when I added the sleep sack cause I don’t want him to overheat 🙂 Now he’s nice and cozy though and sleeps all night again.
Thanks for all the feedback, I love learning what works for others. I guess I’m going to stick with the swaddle until he starts rolling…