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how long is it safe to swaddle for?

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Tipex Mon 02-May-05 15:58:30

My DS loves it, always smacks himself in the face and wakes himself up if I dont do it. However, last night he wriggled so much that when he woke me for a feed he had covered himself in the blanket , scared me to death. However the blanket I used was a bit too small I think and he wasnt weighting it down properly. Seems better this afternoon in a big cellular blanket. I've looked it up today and book says to stop when they are "more active". When's this? DS is 11 weekks BTW. Thanks.

CountessDracula Mon 02-May-05 16:01:46

I swaddled dd until she was 6 months! Ended up using a tablecloth

Mosschops30 Mon 02-May-05 16:12:44

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Tipex Mon 02-May-05 16:31:00

Its the need to tie his arms up tho mosschops! that a grobag doesnt do.
So if its 'until they kick the blanket off' is that what he did last night and therefore I should stop?

Mosschops30 Mon 02-May-05 16:43:47

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snafu Mon 02-May-05 16:48:05

Ds was swaddled until 6 months when I finally plucked up the courage to use a grobag instead.

But I used a Miracle Blanket which I had to order from the US (can you tell I was desperate to get some sleep?) and it holds their arms really securely. He looked like a little tortilla wrap

miracle blanket

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