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#1 ez21

Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:58 AM

I need some advice on which baby wrap is best for a really strong and wriggly baby.  DS2 is now 3 months old.  He's a big, strong baby and I'm having a very hard time keeping him wrapped at night.  As a consequence, he's been waking around 5 times per night, sometimes more.  He is already rolling from back to front.

I have tried wrapping with big muslin wraps (including double wrapping) and he gets his arms out within minutes.  I have also tried the Baby Wrap Me Up by Love to Dream - the problem with this is that his hands are up near his face and the slightest touch of his hands against his cheek wakes him up.

Any recommendations on wraps or sleep suits would be greatly appreciated.  Anything that does not allow his hands to get up to his face would be best.  I desperately need some sleep!

Thanks in advance.

#2 Tobias'smum

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:48 AM

my ds was lke this i just put extra clothes on - he hated anthing covering his feet or restricting his movement   -at the moment at 22 months he is a slepp onthe floor he just like to be able to move and since we put in toddler bed about half the nights he sleeps on the floor.

I guess some kids hate been covered - i did use a sleeping bag thing during his first winter but it was extra big on the bottom  so he was ok for a while  i cant remember the brand as it was given to me

#3 Coops07

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

You could try using a cot sheet - I've used them in the past with no problems.

Other thing i'd try is a "Miracle Wrap".


#4 Leafprincess

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

My DS has been an escape artist since day one.
Not even the nurses could keep him wrapped in hospital.

Luckily I had gotten these sleeping gowns and he just sleeps in them.
They have sleeves which fold over his hands to prevent scratches to his face.
Enough room for him to move and freedom to wave his arms in the air like he just don't care.

100% organic cotton so breathable.
On cooler nights or when we have the air con on I slip him in a singlet first.

There is also a merino wool version.

The best bit though, is that the bottom of the bag opens up so midnight nappy changes are a breeze

#5 minidiamond

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

love to swaddle up !! It's a winner


#6 sighs

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

I just bought a couple of metres of 100% cotton material from Spotlight and used that! super cheap and super easy!

Edited by CrunchyNut, 21 January 2013 - 08:40 PM.

#7 sakura73

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:41 PM


#8 Happy_daisy

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

I wrapped DD in muslin then put an ErgoCocoon over the top - I found the ErgoCocoon was a little too stretchy by itself, but the combination of the two wraps worked well. Keeps their arms down too so your DS wouldn't be able to touch his face.

#9 tick

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

I'm thinking a Woombie might be good ......

#10 MAGS24

Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

I highly recommend Ergo Cocoon 0.2 Zip Up Swaddle 3-12 Months. I bought three of these for my DS2 and used them till he was almost 12 months old and they were excellent. He slept 100% better when I used a Ergo Cocoon rather than a regular wrap. And they are made of light material, so aren't too hot in the summer.


#11 Futureself

Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

I agree that the ergocacoon 0.2 is awesome. They do make a 2-6 month size that I'd recommend over the 3-12month. It's not available as many places but is a tighter fit which DS needs to keep him nice and snug!
We got ours here http://www.baby-bedding.com.au/ergopouch-e...on-natural.html

#12 SylviaPlath

Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

I "third" the Ergo Cocoon, although if you get it too big then the material is quite stretchy and DS will prob get to his face anyway. I used Aden Anais wraps and that worked for a bit, but he managed to eventually get out of them too.

We went to sleep school when DS was 4.5 months and they put him straight into a sleeping bag. (Well, they asked me if I wanted to transition him.) They started with one arm out for a few nights and then second arm out a few days later. Best thing ever! Obviously, it took some time adjusting but he slept better after that. I would get the nail clippers out though, if you plan to move to sleeping bag.

#13 Wonderlust

Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

Another vote for the Ergo Cocoon, dd is 13 months and still sleeps in it. Saved our sleep  smile1.gif

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