I have tried gripe water, putting her down with a mobile, no lights, night light, swaddling, warmer room, different pajamas (materials) etc. with no success.
The interesting thing is that I started swaddling her at 2.5 months so she would nap for more than 10 minutes and she did but started waking at nights... I have read that most babies are done with swaddling around 3-4 months which makes sense since they can start sucking their fingers, etc and have also tried that but her hands go all over her face and the more she sucks her fingers the more she screams for my breast...
Used to be stay at home parent to our two lovely girls, survived nursing school with family intact, about to graduate and looking for a job! I low-supply nursed my bio daughter for 3 years.
A huge part of why we swaddled both of them so long was their tendancy to whack themselves in the face thrashing around in their sleep. Neither kept their arms on all night once they got older & gained enough coordination to get their arms out. By the time they got old enough to let us know they were done with swaddling they had outgrown the thrashing around thing.
You know your child & their needs the best. If you feel your baby is in a stage right now where swaddling is benefical I say go for it! Babies will definitly let you know when they *don't* want to be swaddled.
I swaddled my daughter till about 6 months. However, we went thru what I now refer to as the "Swaddle me! No, don't swaddle me!" phase between 4 and 6 months. She wanted it and didn't want it all at the same time. It was pretty miserable. It got better when she rolled over on her tummy one night and that was that.
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She usually likes it and if she protests then I scrap it for that night, or try later if we are having a tough time getting to sleep.
Actually I only started swaddling her ever at 5.5 months, when she was getting more active rolling over and such, she could not stop herself from moving and thus kept waking herself up and swaddling has helped so much!
He has always been a tummy sleeper, and since about 6 months (I can't remember when exactly) he just sleeps on his tummy without the swaddle at night. He just feels more secure that way.
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