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twingals 2 kids; Ontario 600 posts
15th Feb '13

I swaddled until 5 months. It made all the difference for my LO's. Their random arm movements often do wake them up when they are out.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19214 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting twingals:" I swaddled until 5 months. It made all the difference for my LO's. Their random arm movements often do wake them up when they are out."


She said he hates to be swaddled. :( I can't even imagine. My babies needed to be swaddled also or they couldn't sleep.

twingals 2 kids; Ontario 600 posts
15th Feb '13

I see people saying their baby hates swaddling a lot. It may be true, but I did read this book that I found helpful to me called "The Happiest Baby on the Block" and this is his theory on it:



Q: My 1-week-old baby struggles when I swaddle her

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19214 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting twingals:" I see people saying their baby hates swaddling a lot. It may be true, but I did read this book that I ... [snip!] ... info and not helpful... just thought its an interesting alternative take on the initial struggles of most nb's when swaddled."


That makes a very good point. Sometimes you just have to keep at it until they calm down.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
15th Feb '13

Agreed on the swaddling. Keep trying! My son hated it (or seemed to!) but I held him and calmed him and let him nurse while swaddled, then laid him down and he didn't startle awake!!! He stayed asleep better! I just had to swaddle before I nursed at bedtime.

Chelsey Lee 1 child; New York 441 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Kairi's Mama!:" My daughter was the exact same way. Thats how we ended up fully co sleeping because she would absolutely ... [snip!] ... that your LO starts to transition well into sleeping without being directly in bed with you guys. Good luck mama you can do it!"


i am so sorry for your loss....

Chelsey Lee 1 child; New York 441 posts
15th Feb '13

i will try to swaddle!! TY all.

Kairi's Mama! (TTC #2) TTC since May 2012; 1 child; 1 angel baby; California 712 posts
16th Feb '13
Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" I'm so sorry for your loss. <3 :("


Thank you. It was the hardest thing to happen to me & my DH... Currently TTC our rainbow.

Sonya B+2 18 kids; Brazil 3512 posts
17th Feb '13

My daughter was the same when she was young, she hated her bassinet as soon as I laid her in it her eyes would pop right open. I figured out she didn't like laying flat on her back, so I started putting her in her swing which sat up a little and was more form fitting so she felt like she was being held, she slept in her swing for many nights cause it was the only way I could get her to sleep. Also maybe you could trying buying a moby wrap or something similar so your baby an be with you but your hands will be free.