Pulling blanket over face

(9 Posts)
GipsyDanger Wed 01-Jun-16 00:30:12

My ds 12 weeks has over the last couple days started bringing things in his hands to his mouth. This includes his blankets. I had an absolute panic this morning when I woke up and he'd pulled the blanket over his face. He's started doing this every time he goes to sleep. He's too big for his swaddles blanket. I've just ordered the 'wriggle blanket' from swaddleme. Any tips short of not giving him a blanket to sleep with

smellycar Wed 01-Jun-16 00:33:56

Grobag?
Baby sleeping bags

kolapop Wed 01-Jun-16 07:15:13

Yeah baby sleeping bags are a great invention! If he likes having something over his face (my dd always did) then give him a muslin or we had a cuddly toy she could kind of nuzzle her head into (I think you're not meant to give them before 6 months but we didn't know that and gave her it from birthblush)

ShinySarah Wed 01-Jun-16 17:47:36

Jumping on this...my 20 week old literally pushes her face up to bumper, cot, crib, travel cot, Moses basket, muslin square, blanket, me- you get the idea...you'd literally think she was /is trying to suffocate herself! It terrifies me!! I'm hoping that she grows out of it?!?!

stellak9 Wed 01-Jun-16 20:54:40

My 6 month old still does it. And I hear about lots of other babies doing it. He loves blankets so I give him a very thin one muslin like and make sure to move it away from his face as soon as he's asleep.

Starspread Wed 01-Jun-16 21:09:45

I once put a tea towel over DS's head while I had him in a sling, as I was cooking dinner and wanted to try things without dropping them on him. By the time I took it off again a few minutes later, he'd fallen asleep. Like a budgie or something.

He loves having something over his face to fall asleep with. Babies are weird.

ShinySarah Wed 01-Jun-16 21:29:09

grin...I've got visions of all these babies all over the world with tea towels over their heads...smile
I literally have to roll them up and place them in her crib so she can snuggle up too...crazy

GipsyDanger Wed 01-Jun-16 21:56:21

His new thing is grabbing and pulling hair. Thankfully he doesn't do it so often. Another question regarding sleep. For a 3 month old, what time should I be putting him to bed. I don't have any sort of routine, I feed him when he's hungry and he naps when he wants throughout the day. He's going through a growth spurt at the moment so he's waking for a feed at night but generally we took him upstairs for bed when we did (around 11/12) and he's sleeping to 5/6 with a feed around 2/3

GipsyDanger Wed 01-Jun-16 21:57:24

Before the spurt he was sleeping right through from 10 to 6.30

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