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April 17th, 2013, 02:28 PM
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Do you prefer arms in or arms out. Which one should I attempt first. Never tried this yet.
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April 17th, 2013, 02:46 PM
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I'd say try arms in first, since you're trying to replicate the feeling of being secure in the womb. If baby doesn't like it, try arms out.
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April 17th, 2013, 02:58 PM
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I think most babies like arms in however mine did not. The plus to arms in is that they dont scratch themselves!
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April 17th, 2013, 03:52 PM
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Arms in to start with, then go from there.
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April 17th, 2013, 07:19 PM
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yeah start with arms in, if baby doesn't like it they'll get those little arms out one way or another lol
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April 17th, 2013, 07:48 PM
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I would say arms in since you are trying to help with their startle reflex where they will flail their arms in their sleep and wake themselves up. However, I saw a video that said you should use arms out at night to ensure that the blanket doesn't creep up over their mouth as they wiggle. I will have to see how securely I can do a swaddle.
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