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Has anyone had this work? Viv is still thrashing about, and I know that she prevents herself from peacefully falling asleep at times. All of the blankets I have are now too small. Any recommendations?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Has anyone had this work? Viv is still thrashing about, and I know that she prevents herself from peacefully falling asleep at times. All of the blankets I have are now too small. Any recommendations?</div>
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We use kiddapottamus swaddle me blaket. dd is 7 mos and this is the only way she settles down.She's out in under 5 min. as were if I don't swaddle she will flail about for hrs and get restless.<br><br>
Good luck!!!
 

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I sometimes swaddle my 13 month old because he is so fidgetty and difficult to calm down. Only trouble is now he doesn't stay swaddled too long <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We use kiddapottamus swaddle me blaket. dd is 7 mos and this is the only way she settles down.She's out in under 5 min. as were if I don't swaddle she will flail about for hrs and get restless.<br><br>
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Us too! & we didn't start swaddling consistently until about 3 mos... when dd was younger, we assumed that since she would wriggle out of a swaddle that she didn't like it. @ 3 months it became apparent how much better she slept if she was swaddled & we found the Swaddle Me to help keep her swaddled (she's really big for her age, so we def needed something bigger than receiving blankets!!!)<br><br>
Also, I've heard the Miracle Blanket is good, but it's twice the price of Swaddle Me. Google either of those names to find where to buy & more info
 

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we swaddled DD till she was almost 5mo and 22 lbs.<br>
we used the hospital blankets, then flannel from the fabric store when she outgrew the blankets.<br>
we never used any swddler type thingies you buy at the stores, they just never seemed like the kind of swaddle DD needed to feel calm.
 

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I just recently started swaddling my DD, who is 12 weeks. It's just easier to put her down for a nap if she's swaddled. I use one of those gerber blankets that are like thermal underwear. They are lightweight and stretch a bit.
 

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When we needed a bigger swaddling blanket, here was my cheap solution:<br><br>
We had a king size flat sheet that had a hole in it, but it was an 800-thread count sheet so I was just sick about it and wanting to figure out something really good to do with it. I cut off the top hem on the sheet and folded it in fourths and cut along the folds. I seamed the cut edges with a sewing machine and that's it. It took less than an hour to make 3 of them (the hole was in the middle of one of the fourths so I only got 3 blankets out of it instead of 4). It makes a HUGE swaddling blanket that lasted my DD till she was almost a year...but it's not so big that it's cumbersome. We started our newborn out with those this time and they're so soft that he loves them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We swaddled DD2 for the first 4-5 months. We had a SwaddleMe blanket and a Miracle Blanket. The SwaddleMe got too small but the Miracle blanket worked great. They are a bit spendy but you could probably find one on the TP or Ebay for less.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">then flannel from the fabric store we never used any swddler type thingies you buy at the stores,.</div>
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same here -<br><br>
you need to buy 1.25yrds of flannel for a nice big square and hem the edges by hand or machine. it will cost you 3-5 dollars or less if flannel is on sale.<br><br>
go to <a href="http://www.fabric.com" target="_blank">www.fabric.com</a> and get a free shipping- you do not even have to drive anywhere.
 
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