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Son is nearly 5 months old and still needs swaddled at night!

Anonymous

He was premature a month, but the timing still has me concerned. Am I late at getting him used to self soothing? What do I do?

  • B
    Aug 24, 2018

    My daughter LOVED being swaddled till she was 6 months and even then she spent another month swaddled with one arm in. She’s 9 months and great sleeper nowadays. My understanding is that as long as he’s not rolling over in his sleep it’s ok. You guys will get there. 😊

  • Anonymous
    Aug 24, 2018

    He hasn’t quite mastered rolling over yet. He’s about 3/4 of the way there. He can roll from his stomach to back, but only from his back to his stomach if he grabs onto something for leverage.

  • B
    Aug 24, 2018

    Yeah, that sounds about right. Sounds like he’s right on track especially since his adjusted age is 4 months.

  • Anonymous
    Aug 24, 2018

    Most of his progress has been ahead/on time for his unadjusted age. He’s been able to roll from his belly to back since 2 months old. He’s a very strong baby! 😅

  • Melanie
    Aug 24, 2018

    You should look into the Merlin Sleep Sack to transition your baby out of swaddling

  • Andrea
    Aug 24, 2018

    I personally love the zipadee zip for transitioning 😊. Either way... use some kind of transition method. I did swaddle, zipadee zip, then sleep sac as he got older.

  • Ariana
    Aug 24, 2018

    We used sleep sacks to transition our son. He loved the sleep sack swaddles but we get sleep sacks from them and he LOVES them

  • Betsy
    Aug 25, 2018

    My daughter loved swaddling also. We put her in a swaddle at night only to help differentiate between day naps and night sleeping. When she started showing signs of rolling over we put her in a sleep sack at night. It took her a few nights to get used to it but after that she was good.

  • Ashley
    Aug 25, 2018

    I second the baby merlin magic sleep suit! Worked for our 5 month old in 2 days. She was out of the suit in a couple weeks and sleeping in sleep sacks after that.

  • Courtney
    Aug 25, 2018

    My son is 3 months old and loves the Nested Bean Zen Sleep Sack. We swaddled him when he was a newborn and when we switched to the Nested Bean Zen Sleep Sack he did amazing!

  • Nicole
    Aug 25, 2018

    We swaddled until 6.5 months! Once every couple weeks we would try with no swaddle and see how it went, if he hated it we swaddled. Finally one night we tried no swaddle with the zipadee zip and he fell right asleep no swaddle every since. He sleeps like a star fish now every night. 😂

  • Giannina
    Aug 26, 2018

    I swaddled till he literally became a pro on getting out lol don’t remember how old he was but pretty sure it was till 5 maybe 6 months at least. I think you are fine. Whatever works right now do it.

  • Cori
    Aug 31, 2018

    I swaddled my third until a year. I just left it super loose. He’d always wake with his arms out. Just needed it to fall asleep

  • Tiffany
    Sep 03, 2018

    Zipadee Zip was a life saver for me.

  • Anonymous
    Sep 03, 2018

    Thanks everyone!