(Closed) What age do babies arms stop waking them up?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

C is 5 months next week and we still can’t get her to sleep unswaddled. Let me know when you find out. lol

Post # 4
1434 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Why mess with a good thing? Swaddle methods are highly regarded as long as baby isn’t rolling over (which would then pose a safety threat). At 4m your baby probably isn’t rolling over is he?

Post # 5
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree that swaddling might be a good option for now.

Although just when you solve one sleep problem, I guarentee, they’ll come up with a new thing to keep themselves awake.. lol

Post # 6
758 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Being that I’m not a parent or TTC, I had no idea this was a thing. The Bee is constantly teaching me things.

Post # 7
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Vidya:  well, i am a parent and i’ve never heard of this either.  mind you my son is now 27 and he slept throughout the night after 1 or 2 months.

what is this arm thing?

Post # 8
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Once they are able to roll over you should not be swaddling.  It actually can be a danger to the child if they are able to roll over on to their back and not able to flip back if swaddled.

My son is now 11 months he is finally sleeping through the night, but he still wakes during the night here and there. I just read not to long ago that babies wake up 5 to 6 times a night through out the first couple of years of life. 


Post # 9
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Dirty Delete weaned herself of the swaddle around 3 months.  We just swaddle weaned DS at 4 months.  He was breaking out of his swaddle multiple times a night, and it was too hot to swaddle anyway, so we just took the plunge!  It took him about 3 days to fully adjust, and then he started sleeping better than before!

I know some babies need to be swaddle up to 8+ months, and my understanding is that, as long it helps them sleep and they’re not rolling over in their sleep, it’s not an issue to keep swaddling. 

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