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#1 *mylittleprince*

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

When did you transition from swaddling to using a sleeping bag?

How many weeks/months was your baby?
Why did you stop swaddling?
What bedding did you use? Just a sleeping bag or blankets over them?
What brand did you use?
How many did you buy?

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#2 MrsWidget

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

With DS2 it was about 12 weeks and I moved him into sleeping bags. First the Merino Kids Cocooi sleeping bag then their normal ones. It was really painless. With DS1 he was about 4-5 months and took a few days of very restless sleep. He went straight into Merino Kids sleeping bags.

#3 TheSmithFamily

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

My youngest transitioned into a cot and at the same time a sleeping bag around 14 weeks.

He was unwrapping himself and slept better in a cot rather than bassinette in our room.

I used slumbersac from the uk and a grobag. I bought 2 summer and 2 winter.

Designed to be used without blankets.

He still loves his sleeping bags at 15 months.

Cheers bron

#4 WithSprinkles

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:34 PM

Around 11 weeks - when she was rolling.
Had no problems with the transition.
Used Merino Kids as well original.gif We also now have a woolbabes one and they are pretty much the same as Merino Kids but a little cheaper (I like the side zip ones best, they are actually cheaper to buy from other online stores rather than directly from the woolbabes website - e.g. apple cart kids) original.gif

We have 1 winter weight one and two summer weight ones. They last up to 2 years of age, so although it cost a bit initially we will get a lot of wear out of them.
I also have a winter weight grobag. Much prefer the wool bags though as there is less risk of overheating and the growbag doesn't last them as long (there is a 0-6months then 6-18months size)

ETA: Do not use any other bedding except a mattress protector and fitted sheet on the mattress.

Edited by VanillaIcecream, 27 December 2012 - 04:40 PM.


#5 Buck Naked

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

We have just made the transition to sleeping bag and cot. Ds is 17 weeks and has outgrown his bassinet and will not stayon his back. Every time I put him down he rolls straight onto his tummy. His sleeping has improved so much now that he is not wreasling with his wraps and getting frustrated. I have several different brands and togs depending on the overnight temp.

#6 ubermum

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:43 PM

With this and my last baby there has been no transition. Merino kids go go bags from birth. This baby was never swaddled, the previous one was wrapped over the top of the bag with muslin. I have 4 bags- newborn to 2yrs <18deg, 0-2yrs >18deg, 2-4yrs <18deg and 2-4yrs <18deg. They are expensive, but they have worked out quite cost effective not needing so many different bags depending on temperature and they have lasted extremely well. They are onto the third child now, used on my first from about 6 months and the other two from birth.
Only bedding I use is a woolen underblanket and a fitted sheet.

Edited by ubermum, 27 December 2012 - 04:55 PM.


#7 Madeline's Mum

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

We transitioned DS at 7/8 months, he wasn't rolling in his sleep.

We did one arm, then another a couple of days later.

We had 2 sleeping bags, one 3.5 tog ergo brand and another 2.5 grobag. We also used a sheet to Tuck him in and more blankets in winter.

#8 *littlemiracles*

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:32 AM

from around 5 weeks. DD hated to be swaddled so we found sleeping bags to work. We use a grobag 1.0 tog for night times and a .5 tog dreambag from living textiles for day and hot nights. I also have grobags in other sizes from previous daughter so thats all I have to buy. Once it gets colder she can move into the bigger size.

#9 KylieMH

Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:04 PM

im still yet to move from the miracle blanket to sleeping bag...I have been trying during the day to have one arm out, but my sons hand will distract him...did anyone else have this problem? his hand will keep touching his face, knocking his dummy out..or just flapping around. he is 16 weeks..and as the weather heats up, im not going to be able to swaddle so tightly at night. currently he is sleeping 11 hours a night swaddled

#10 Isolabella

Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:10 PM

DSs were 6-10 wks.

DD was 12 m.

They went to Grobags.

Babycurls.co.uk will send them here. Sleeping bags no bedding. Bedding they use as older kids is the Gro first duvet set... The Doona cover zip attaches to the bottom sheet. Very handy.




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