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swaddling baby

post #1 of 36
Thread Starter 

whos IS'NT swaddling baby? My son is 12days old and i swaddle him in the hospital and thats it. i have these swaddle pea pod zip up things for him and ive used those a couple time but other then that i dont swaddle with a blanket and he does great and doesnt fuss unless hungry or wet. He loves to just spread out.

 

and if your are how is it working out for you? does baby like to be swaddle all the time?

post #2 of 36
No swaddling here!
post #3 of 36
No, we don't swaddle either. I can never bring myself to pin their little arms down!
post #4 of 36

No swaddling here! I wear Matilda in a sling or she's held by DH. If she's fast asleep, we sometimes put her on a sheepskin in her baby chair and she likes to be snug that way. The only time I swaddled DS was when he was using the bili blanket, because that was the only way it would stay on. He hated it. 

post #5 of 36

Another non-swaddler here!  My babies never liked it after my milk came in...they need the range of motion to stretch to poop without being super fussy.

 

We love our ring sling and co sleeping on our sides.  It seems to work well enough. 

post #6 of 36

I've considered it but never actually done it, and probably won't.

post #7 of 36

We only do it at night. 

 

With DD she needed to be swaddled all the time. She was much more high needs and needed the "FIve S's" to soothe. DS doesn't have much preference either way, he just goes with the flow. I also carried both kids in carriers.

post #8 of 36
Thread Starter 
I have baby sling and ring sling I'm using while out but home he's on our chest or he's baby bed. But with daddy he really only like to lay on his tummy on him or over he's leg(in between) when he's laying on the couch playing games. I've thought about it a few times when feeding and changing didn't help but then daddy burped him and he was fine Lol he doesn't burp for me most times.
post #9 of 36

Silas likes being swaddled for naps and nighttime. He works his arms out of it by the time he wakes up though, but it helps him sleep soundly. I would rather he sleep on his tummy haha, but maybe later. My two other kids were tummy sleepers after a while and they were not swaddled beyond 3 weeks or so. Silas is 7 weeks today.

post #10 of 36

one of my babes moves his arms constantly and wakes himself up over and over, which makes him hysterically upset. if we swaddle him, he can sleep peacefully and wake without startling himself (and screaming hysterically, as he is frightened by his own startled reflexes). sometimes we swaddle the other one too, if he is particularly unsettled, but he often naps or sleeps peacefully without it. they spend a lot of time sleep on a Mom, though, and they are not swaddled when we hold them. 

post #11 of 36
L is a lover of swaddling just like DD1. Maybe a little less though. I wanted to not bother this time but then found out pretty fast she needs squishing to be content. The miracle blanket is just that-- a miracle! I only use it during freak outs and night time. I feel like it helps her sleep longer. The white noise combo really seals the deal!
post #12 of 36
No swaddling here, but coz liv was breech her arms were up by her head in my tummy and she loves sleeping like that now.
post #13 of 36
When Simón gets really worked up we swaddle him, though it is getting to be necessary fewer times a day than at first. I also swaddle him at night cause he startles in his sleep a lot and jerks his arms around, waking himself up. But if he's swaddled he sleeps for longer stretches of time. Honestly, swaddling saved our sanity in the first week as a way to soothe him, but now we are adding more variety to our soothing techniques. I have two light weight swaddling blankets, hand me downs from my cousin's son that I like to use mostly. We also have a sleep sack with panels that velcro around him that can also be used, but the fabric feels super synthetic, so I only use it when I'm totally bleary-eyed. Funny thing is that the commercial swaddling sack has "back is best" printed across the chest, but we always sleep him on his side.
post #14 of 36
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Originally Posted by lilmamita View Post

When Simón gets really worked up we swaddle him, though it is getting to be necessary fewer times a day than at first. I also swaddle him at night cause he startles in his sleep a lot and jerks his arms around, waking himself up. But if he's swaddled he sleeps for longer stretches of time. Honestly, swaddling saved our sanity in the first week as a way to soothe him, but now we are adding more variety to our soothing techniques. I have two light weight swaddling blankets, hand me downs from my cousin's son that I like to use mostly. We also have a sleep sack with panels that velcro around him that can also be used, but the fabric feels super synthetic, so I only use it when I'm totally bleary-eyed. Funny thing is that the commercial swaddling sack has "back is best" printed across the chest, but we always sleep him on his side.

Mine is definitely a side sleeper too! We are just now trying a pacifier but swaddling really helps for fussy time.
post #15 of 36
Thread Starter 

my son just got his circ yesterday and  well we dont swaddle at home we did at the hospital after and the sec we did he stopped crying, it was kinda cute. but now that we are home we have been useing our zip up swaddle shirt thing lol and its helping. hes doing really good and even changing him he doesnt cry. o and only if he was super fuss we used it other then that hes been laying on us.

 

GL to all the mamas doing it and it helps.

post #16 of 36

We swaddled for the first week, but our little girl didn't seem to like it. She complained during the swaddling process and then grunted and struggled to get out of it after we lay her down in the co-sleeper, which generally woke her up almost immediately. After a week I switched to putting her on her side to sleep, with a rolled up towel in front and behind her so she can't roll onto her tummy or back, and she complains much less and seems to sleep about the same amount of time--2-4 hour stretches at night (she'll be 3 weeks tomorrow).

post #17 of 36
We swaddle Vi at night and sometimes for naps. Lately she's been sleeping well for naps without bring swaddled if I set her down. Normally she sleeps in my arms or in the Moby for naps. But at night I like her in her bassinet most the time so swaddling is a must or she'll startle herself awake all night.
post #18 of 36

We on occasion do during the day, but we found our daughter likes to have her arms up like presenting a field goal while she sleeps. She's also trying to be a side sleeper. Which I'm scared to let her to do because of sids. Some how in the mornings or wake up to feed her she gets on her side though. Everyone's been saying she's pretty strong for a newborn. So I'm also afraid if we swaddle she will twist herself in a position where she can't breath and her arms are not free to catch herself. 

post #19 of 36

We decided to give swaddling ago the other night in hopes of it improving sleep. It actually worked! Now instead of getting restless and crying if he wakes up when I put him down, Robin now settles straight to sleep with no fussing! It makes bedtimes so much easier and less stressful.

post #20 of 36

I've never had much success with swaddling any of my kids, and Naomi's no exception. It DID seem to calm her down at times when she's got gas pains and has already nursed her fill but can't settle down. However, she always seems to get at least one arm free eventually. I think she's just too big for it! I need bigger blankets. :lol 

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