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?
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. 😊
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.
Yeah, that sounds about right. Sounds like he’s right on track especially since his adjusted age is 4 months.
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! 😅
You should look into the Merlin Sleep Sack to transition your baby out of swaddling
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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. 😂
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.
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
Zipadee Zip was a life saver for me.