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Transitioning from swaddle to no swaddle at night

My LO is 3 months old and we have been swaddling him since birth. He moves around so much so that is the only way he sleeps. At around 2 months he would sleep from 8pm-3am eat then sleep until 7:30-8ish. I am trying to transition him from the swaddle because soon he won’t be able to use it anymore. Last night was the first night and he woke up every 2 hours. Not fully awake but fussy where I needed to get up and give him his binky. Any tips on how we can transition him and get back to the sleeping schedule he had with it? The ultimate goal is to get rid of the 3am feeding but just getting back to how it was would be best

  • G
    Oct 08

    I used the halo swaddle and then slowly transitioned to the halo sleep sac where the arms are out. With the halo swaddle we started with one arm out then two arms out and moved the velcro part over her chest. I think she liked the comfort of having something wrapped around her body. It took some time and a few sleepless nights but she is now just using her sleep sac only which is basically a zip on blanket to keep her warm at night.

  • Lilina
    Oct 08

    Thank you! I’ll look into this product!

  • Jenieze
    Oct 10

    I bought the magic merlin suit to transition my daughter out and she now sleeps way better than with the swaddle. My pediatrician said some babies developmentally want to be able to move around a bit more when they sleep and that's why it often seems that they are fighting their swaddle. I also tried the halo swaddle trick above for naps and it was great! Two days later she had both arms out and barely lost sleep

  • Jenn
    Oct 10

    We did Zipadee Zip for a few months then halo sleep sack. Actually still in a sleep sack to prevent crib climbing. They're both pretty expensive but you can buy used for a little less if it's too cost prohibitive for you.