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So, DS likes to be swaddled. He is now 4 months old and won't sleep without at least 1 arm swaddled. When he works the second hand out of the swaddleing blanket he is UP and P.O.'ed! He wakes up raging!<br><br>
PLEASE help with ideas of how to transition him off the swaddling!
 

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WHat I've heard is to just make it looser and looser each night until he eventually just figures out how to deal with not being tightly wrapped all night.<br><br>
I have no hands-on experience with that, though, our 7.5 mo still likes to be wrapped up.
 

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Watching this one. DD still needs her arms wrapped to sleep. She's now too long for her swaddleme blanket, so just her arms are wrapped.
 

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Ummm I don't really see a reason to stop swaddling. DS just grew out if it at around 5 months old. When he got too big for his regular swaddle blanket I made my own out of sheets. I cut & hemmed them and just didn't close the bottom up when I swaddled him. More like a soft taco.
 

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The thing is, he is strong enough to get his arm out (we were trying to get him use to not having it, so he was fine with being in it with one arm in and one out). Now that he is stronger and rolling over, he gets his second arm out and it gets him all PO'ed! So we need to figure out how to get him out of it.
 

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Don't worry about trainsitioning him out of the swaddle. I was starting to get afraid that I'd have to swaddle my kiddo until she was a teenager.. but at 6.5 months she just grew out of it. The velcro blanket wasn't working anymore and so I tried a night without it. The first night it was a little tough getting her to sleep, but by the next night she just didn't need it anymore.
 

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I don't think she's worried about him not outgrowing it, but b/c baby is working his way out of it.<br><br>
Instead of swaddling can you just tuck the blanket around his crib to keep it secure and his arms down? I put the end of M's miracle blanket under her sleep positioner to hold it tight across her shoulders (no arms flailing) but it allows her to move her hands around so she can suck them, which is why she struggles sometimes to free them.
 

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Yes, Blue<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> That is exactly what I mean. I would not have a problem with it if he didn't wake up in a full on rage when he frees the second had.<br><br>
We had DS's WBV on Monday and the Dr. said "You would be surprised at how fast they get over things." So we started on Monday getting him off the sauce (AKA Miracal Blanket<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">) She was right. He got over not haqving it pretty quickly and is up 3 times a night (which it totally normal for him), but is nice and calm so I can just nurse him and get him back to sleep.<br><br>
Thanks all! I knew you would have great ideas and I will remember them for next time (well...if we have a next time)
 
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