DS is 5 months now and not rolling to his stomach yet but we stopped swaddling him cuz it's been so hot. But he literally won't sleep. We tried one of those transition swaddles but it's not helping. He wakes up multiple times per night and will only nap for 30 minutes but I know he's tired still. Help
Re: When did you stop swaddling?
How long has he been out of the swaddle?
I stopped at 2 months with my first kid and 4 months with my second. As they get older they do need to be able to move freely for the sake of their development that's why they recommend stopping around 4 months old.
Something to keep in mind is that sleep sucks around that age regardless. The swaddle might not even change that because your LO is older and would probably spend most of his time fighting to get out of it.
Have you tried one arm out using a really thin swaddle so he's not hot? That's what I had to do with each of my kids. One arm out, then both out with the swaddle wrapped around the waist. It takes time for them to get used to sleeping without it so hang in there.
I also tried a swaddle transition - the Zipadeezip - and it did not work for us! LO hated it because he could reach his face with his hands but, because his hands were covered, ended up waking up almost instantly because the fabric felt and tasted funny (his hands are always in his mouth). I think we are going to have to do the one arm out thing for a while and then try to do without the swaddle altogether.
LO's Swaddle Strap should be here in a couple days. I will come back to this post and let you know what I think of it and whether it worked well for us after we use it for a few nights.
We stopped full swaddling last week. Right now, LO is sleeping in a halo sack with her arms out. She transitioned with no problems! (NOT a brag...I'm actually very surprised b/c God knows I don't know what I'm doing with all this!!)
I want to transition her to regular sleep sacks now, but I'm concerned that's where we'll have a problem. We will see...
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Baby by gets arms out by morning. That's fine.
Ill swaddle her during nap times though. :l