Military Significant Others and Spouse Support - MilitarySOS.com
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Swaddle me no more?!?!

  1. Captain's Wife
    jojojo's Avatar
    jojojo is offline
    Captain's Wife
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    762
    Blog Entries
    2
    #1

    Swaddle me no more?!?!

    Advertisements
    I have the Kiddopotomus Swaddler....very basic.....Anyway Jack is 4 mo old now and I still swaddle him at night. I started this routine with him at bed where I feed him, go in lay him down in the crib, swaddle him, turn on the mobile and the music and night night! He goes right to sleep EVERY night (knock on wood) BUUUT I am wondering - at 4 mo is it still safe to swaddle? I want to break the habit before he gets to rolling over and such right? Now that he is a wiggle worm is it safe to swaddle him and his hands not be free? It's just that he is a restless sleeper and the swaddler helps to make him feel more secure.....PLEASE HELP!!!! I am begging!
  2. Account Closed
    Charity's Avatar
    Charity is offline
    Account Closed
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Me: St. Louis/Him: Afghanistan
    Posts
    6,419
    Blog Entries
    3
    #2
    So - in my hospital, we swaddle kids as long as they are comfortable. You can still swaddle - just keep his arms out if it makes you more comfortable. Unfortunatly, this isn't something that can go by an age basis. It's what you are comfortable with and what allows him to sleep well!

    I swaddled a 5 month old today - just left her arms out. Good luck!
  3. Account Closed
    Lady T's Avatar
    Lady T is offline
    Account Closed
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    7,708
    #3
    I still swaddle. Paul is 3 months... good question, we have the same routine!
  4. Senior Member
    pineedles's Avatar
    pineedles is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    9,520
    #4
    arms out when they start rolling
    Finding more and more truth to the words written in red.-B&D

    Goodness speaks in a whisper, evil shouts.
    Tibetan proverb


    The greater love is a mother's; then comes a dog's; then a sweetheart's.
    Polish Proverb
  5. MilitarySOS Jewel
    DakotaCowgirl's Avatar
    DakotaCowgirl is offline
    MilitarySOS Jewel
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Home is where our feet land
    Posts
    12,453
    #5
    We are 6 months and still swaddle. My dh loves to snuggle in blankets.

    Don't worry about habits that you don't like. Babies are there own people and are different likes.
    "Obstinacy is a fault of temperament. Stubbornness and Intolerance of contradiction result from a special kind of Egotism, which elevates above everything else the pleasure of its own autonomous intellect, to which others must bow.: Carl von Clausewitz
  6. You Can't Hear The Music Until You Dance
    ezramedic's Avatar
    ezramedic is offline
    You Can't Hear The Music Until You Dance
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,448
    #6
    We swaddled until 6 months - but we used receiving blankets (there are big ones you can get from walmart, I'll find a link for you) so once he could roll, he could get his arms out. But we found having his arms in helped him calmed down and relax for bed.
  7. and still I think of you
    Daysgoby's Avatar
    Daysgoby is offline
    and still I think of you
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Vicenza, Italy
    Posts
    10,646
    Blog Entries
    1
    #7
    Bella is almost6 months and we still swaddle. I see no harm in it.
  8. Senior Member
    Jill's Avatar
    Jill is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    6,092
    #8
    Both my babies HATED being swaddled! I say as long as your baby is comfortable then I would keep doing it.
  9. You may call me "Lippy"
    hteew's Avatar
    hteew is offline
    You may call me "Lippy"
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Ft. Stewart
    Posts
    2,935
    #9
    I have a ton of Kiddapotamuses! Peanut loves them. Fleece at night and cotton during the day. She's like Houdini and can get one arm out of it no matter how tight we make it.
    I would like to be with my for a while but thats what made me so tired in the first place!
  10. Senior Member
    kimly's Avatar
    kimly is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Great Lakes
    Posts
    11,492
    #10
    we swaddled the girls till they where 5-6 months old.... and really they are the ones that stopped.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •