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August 29th, 2013, 04:37 PM
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Anyone else still swaddling besides me? I'm just curious. My sweet baby boy loves to be held so the only way I can get him to stay asleep more than 10 minutes when I put him down is to swaddle in the miracle blanket (the name is truly fitting for me!).. My sitter today told me he always wants to be held and I said, yep that's my baby! .

I asked the pediatrician at his 2 month check how long I could swaddle and all he said was for awhile yet, any idea what awhile means? Seems to be a wide range of opinion when I googled it.
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August 29th, 2013, 04:53 PM
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I still swaddle Finn...he can't sleep otherwise. He's starting to resist being swaddled though, so I've tried not doing it, but he always wakes up within 15 minutes of being put down. He still startles himself awake. I'm not sure exactly when that startle reflex goes away, but I guess that's when we'll stop swaddling.
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August 29th, 2013, 06:02 PM
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I swaddle every.single.time! I dread the day I can't swaddle him.
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August 29th, 2013, 06:20 PM
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I swaddle every.single.time! I dread the day I can't swaddle him.
This!

Morgan also hates being swaddled, so I have the SwaddleMe laid out in her crib. After she falls asleep nursing I gently lay her in the swaddler and can typically wrap her up without waking her. She will most certainly not sleep more than 10 minutes otherwise.

I think the most popular opinion I have seen is to stop swaddling when baby can roll over.
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August 29th, 2013, 07:07 PM
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I have the SwaddleMe laid out in her crib. After she falls asleep nursing I gently lay her in the swaddler and can typically wrap her up without waking her.
That's exactly what I do. I can also do it if he's really drowsy but not quite asleep. He sleeps through the night, so I'm dreading the day when I can't swaddle him anymore! I know he'll start waking up a ton!
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August 30th, 2013, 02:34 AM
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Ava is so unsettled if i dont swaddle, her swaddle blankets are 3-6 months so we have a while yet!
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August 30th, 2013, 07:02 AM
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I swaddled Abri until she was 8 months old and outgrew the length of the swaddle blankets.
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August 30th, 2013, 08:22 AM
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Tristan is already rolling over so i can't swaddle him anymore. I tried one night and he rolled over and was face down in the pack n play. Scared the crap out of me we haven't swaddled since.
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August 30th, 2013, 08:52 AM
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McKinley HATES to be swaddled. She prefers to sleep all sprawled out with her arms above her head. She only wakes up once at night though so its not a problem for us.

I swaddled Kiefer until he was 6 or 7 months old because it was the only way he would sleep and he absolutely loved it. For the record, I stopped swaddling only because he started pulling up on furniture at 7 months old and I felt ridiculous swaddling a child who could do that...otherwise, he would probably still have me swaddle him because he still loves to be all wrapped up lol
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August 30th, 2013, 11:09 AM
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We stopped swaddling Henry at 2 weeks. He was too tiny for the swaddleme blanket but kept busting out of a regular blanket. Now that he's big enough for the swaddleme, he gets angry if we put him in. He prefers to be held tightly when sleeping instead.
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August 30th, 2013, 02:22 PM
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We still swaddle Anna because she won't sleep more than 10 minutes if we don't. She wiggles everywhere. She's not rolling over yet, but when she starts rolling over we'll stop swaddling. It's going to be a sad, sad, sad day (week, month).
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August 30th, 2013, 07:52 PM
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I still swaddle Grayson. He usually busts out at some point during the night, but it is enough to get him to fall asleep.
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August 31st, 2013, 03:03 AM
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I swaddle but just in a regular blanket. I don't have any special blankets so she can break out of them if she really wants to.
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August 31st, 2013, 06:53 AM
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I stopped swaddling about a month ago. Now he just sleeps with his arms up by his head. He sleeps 10-4 every night so we are good there. He does like being wrapped up in his blanket for cuddles for one of his naps during the day though.
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September 1st, 2013, 12:12 PM
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we bought "swaddle me" swaddlers as Babies R Us had a great deal on them and we used one ONCE but realized that we couldn't buckle Trey in his swing at night and each time it moved he would start to slide out. And now his mid section (belly) is too big that it doesn't go passed his chest so his arms won't fit in them. Plus it still in the triple digit temperatures here in Texas, we have had no need to put him in them since it is so hot. Waste of money for us really
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