Ds2 is almost 12 weeks old. He sleeps well at night, apart from 4am ish onwards. Last night I sat up for a while to try to work out what was unsettling him and realised it's his legs flailing about!
He's swaddled, but I can only manage to immobilise his arms, not his legs - any tips on how to keep the legs still?
Our 3 week old fights like a ferret in a sack if you let her. She's a real kicker (and always was before birth too!), and we've found the kiddopotamus bags excellent-they have a 'leg pouch', which allows them to move their legs a bit, but not too much to get disturbed by it.
Trouble is, zippi, it's not just a bit of kicking - it's jolting and uncontrolled flailing, and that's why it's waking him. I know he seems a bit old for swaddling, but he's very small, only 9.5 lbs (was barely 5lbs at birth), and his limb movement is still not controlled. I tried a grobag, but it didn't stop his whole lower body jolting!!
Thank you for your comments - all welcome!
fwiw i still swaddle my ds and he is 7 months next week!!! He wriggles out of it pdq these days, even if i tuck him in his cot as tight as a drum, but I don't think 12 weeks is old at all. Do it if it helps.
We were given something called a 'miracle blanket', here which is basically a long, shaped piece of jersey with a pocket for the feet and flaps to go under the arms. You can get them in the UK for about £15. It was much better than an ordinary blanket for keeping her legs still as you wind it round and round (and she looked like baby Jesus, which is always nice .)