i'm moving my little one into her cot this week and i am thoroughly confused as to what to use and how to do it. there are so many opinions and i would like to see what has worked for others before i confuse DD!
we use a love to dream swaddle that she loves, and i have the one with zip-off arms but she doens't like that yet. she sucks on her hands through the swaddle if i don't give her a dummy, but won't suck on her hands if i zip the arms off.
so my questions are:
- if i use the love to dream swaddle in the cot, do i also use a sheet? and a blanket? it's warm / hot here when she goes to bed but cooler by 3/4am so i'm not sure she will be warm enough?
- when do i take the arms off the swaddle - the wesbite says 'when you're baby is ready' - obviously she can't tell me so how do i know??
- or should i put her straight into a sleeping bag in the cot, and not use the swaddle at all?
ETA - in the swaddle she moves around the cot, doesn't roll over yet but it's only a matter of time! she shuffles around sometimes so i'm worried about using a sheet.
- i would like to wean her off the dummy. should i do this before moving her into the cot or after? i'm conscious of changing too much at once but don't know the order.
thanks - any info would be great!
Edited by katiebear26, 03 December 2012 - 02:44 PM.