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holly52:It wasn't that bad for us. The first 2 or 3 nights, she woke up a few more times and I just had to give her back her pacifier and she fell right back to sleep. Now, she sleeps all night fine.
After unswaddling, does your LO sleep on their tummy if you lay them down on her back, does she roll over in the middle of the night and go to sleep?
:( Not looking forward to this one bit, either. We still don't have rollers (DD2 is eons away from rolling, DD1 has been thisclose for weeks and weeks and weeks)....but it's gonna happen. I think we just like to think it won't. There's a reason Halo's Medium size sleep sacks don't come with wings ::cries::
We like the 3-4 hour stretches we get now, dangit!
We're on night 4. When she was swaddled, she was waking up at night every couple hours sometimes, and all she usually needed was the paci. So I knew this was a soothing issue.
I took it away and put her in a sleep sack. Initially, it is taking her over an hour to fall asleep. I let her fuss a bit and put the paci in repeatedly, and rub her back. But I usually end up rocking her to sleep eventually. But then she seems to sleep all night without a peep. Now, I'm not sure she's sleeping as soundly as before because when I check on her she's sometimes thrashing around with her eyes closed, but she is not waking me up, if that makes sense. Last night she slept from 9-6 when I had to wake her! So I consider this a win for us right now.
cjtemt921: holly52:It wasn't that bad for us. The first 2 or 3 nights, she woke up a few more times and I just had to give her back her pacifier and she fell right back to sleep. Now, she sleeps all night fine.After unswaddling, does your LO sleep on their tummy if you lay them down on her back, does she roll over in the middle of the night and go to sleep?
DD doesn't sleep on her stomach. She will sometimes roll over before she falls asleep, but hardly ever in the middle of the night. I leave her until she cries then I put her back on her back and give her the pacifier again. Once they can roll there isn't really anything you can do about them rolling over. They should be fine if they want to sleep on their stomachs.
amnat84:Interested to see responses...so far our attempts have had awful results . Any advice from those who made it through successfully? Anyone have any advice how I can help my LO stop punching herself in the face in the MOTN and waking herself up? Or is it one of those things you just have to struggle through until it gets better suddenly?
We still have this problem. She flips her arms all over the place and flicks her paci out of her mouth that first hour or so while she is trying to fall asleep. But once she is asleep, she's fine. I think this will get better as they get older and get better hand eye coordination.
janecanadian:We moved dd from the miracle blanket to her sleep sack and she stared sleeping even better than before! She always slept about 7-8 hours and then she started sleeping 10-12in her sleep sack. I couldn't believe it!
This gives me hope! Our DD sleeps 8 hours in her miracle blanket, I have. Sleep sack shipping to me as we speak and have been nervous to make the transition, hope it goes well!
The first two nights sucked ... and then I realized that while DS loved being swaddled for some reason he despised the sleep sacks. Once I started just putting him in footed sleepers rather than the sacks we had no issue at all. GL!
ETA because I just saw someone asked - DS likes to sleep on his belly. I always put him on his back but he almost always flips over. Some nights he will cry out when he first does it but usually falls right back to sleep. If he continues to cry I go in and flip him back over. He can do it himself but I swear sometimes he forgets in the middle of the night
Looks like your responses are all over the place.
For us it was terrible. Not gonna lie. It was our THIRD attempt. We punked out the first night the first two times. I don't know if it was a bad combo of deswaddling and 4 month wakeful but it took him almost 2 weeks to find a new normal.