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swaddling - how many layers?

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mckenzie Mon 28-Mar-05 19:38:39

I have swaddled 2 week old DD for the first time tonight as we always have problems getting her off to sleep at this first stage of bedtime (no real problems after later feeds, just this time of night).
So tonight I've swaddled her in a cellular blanket. Her room is 20 degrees at the moment and she is wearing a short sleeved bodysuit and a babygrow.
Does that sound about right? She'll go into her sleeping bag after the next feed at 10/11pm or whenever she wakes.

Twiglett Mon 28-Mar-05 19:42:18

never swaddled but sounds about right based on what they do in maternity wards

popsycal Mon 28-Mar-05 19:45:20

mckenzie quick hijack
can you get neborn sleeping bags now??? they were only from 6 monthd up when ds1 wass little...interested for ds2....

giraffeski Mon 28-Mar-05 19:45:46

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Hellsy Mon 28-Mar-05 19:56:34

Initially I used to use a sheet, then anything I could get my hands on that would tie ds up nicely! He too wore a short sleeved bodysuit and sleep suit.

starlover Mon 28-Mar-05 22:29:04

sounds just fine mskenzie... ds is usually swaddled exactly the same, same temp room as well...

LeahE Mon 28-Mar-05 22:48:56

We use a Miracle Blanket (we did use a sheet but DS was getting too big and strong for it) and have DS in just a short sleeved bodysuit underneath -- but then our flat is warmer than yours (we had problems getting it cool enough even during the cold snap) so yours sounds about right. If it's hotter or when he had a slight fever we took a layer off him and had him just in his nappy.

If she seems too hot when you unswaddle her then try using a sheet or else dropping the babygrow next time, but you'll probably find it's just right.

mckenzie Tue 29-Mar-05 10:31:06

thanks all.
Popsycal - it's a Grobag one that i got from john Lewis. Age birth to 6 months, 2.5 tog.

popsycal Tue 29-Mar-05 14:43:36

mckenzie - have been bought a brill swaddle thingy... youcan get fleece ones here but they scare me due to overheating this is t shirt maerial and wa bought from usa on ebay shop[...willlink yiou

popsycal Tue 29-Mar-05 14:46:28


delivered within a week

hunkermunker Tue 29-Mar-05 14:46:30

You can buy Miracle blankets in Mothercare now - saw them the other day.

popsycal Tue 29-Mar-05 14:48:37

they are quite cheap here

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