Jump to content
Baby wrap for a strong, wriggly baby
13 replies to this topic
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.
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
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".
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
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.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:47 PM
My advice would be not to wrap him. You'll probably find he wakes up less.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Complete to online survey and let us know your views on health and fitness to win.
Everyone loves a personalised Christmas present - especially those which have been lovingly created by little hands. These Christmas gifts are so easy that even your toddler will be able to make them.
Our friends at The Sun-Herald are giving you the chance to win a family pass to Taronga Zoo Sydney or Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
I?m not ready for my son to stop believing in Santa yet. But should I treat him like the intelligent and sensible boy that he is and tell the truth, or should I lie, with the good intentions of keeping the magic alive for just a little longer?
More than half a million lights, countless hours of work, a world record - and it's all for a good cause.
Doctors made a shocking discovery when they found a dandelion growing inside 16-month-old?s ear canal.
Introducing the new campaign to help mums and babies around Australia.
Despite safety campaigns by organisations such as Kidsafe, the number of children dying and being injured in driveway accidents has remained steady. One mother shares her story of loss and warns others to pay attention.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Fitness blogger and football wife Caroline Berg Eriksen has come under fire for posting a photo of her amazing post-baby body on Instrgram just four days after giving birth. She has defended the picture saying she is "proud" of what her body has achieved.
A pregnant woman had her baby taken by British social workers after a forced caesarean section - and the child has still not been returned to her.
When kids want something, they'll ask ... and ask ... and ask ... until you cave in. You can teach them to unlearn this annoying tactic by saying just three words.
Babies love getting their little gums around keys - but these ones are cleaner and more fun than the set on your key ring.
Top 5 Articles
Join Essential Baby and Aldi in celebrating Chrismas, with gift guides, the truth about Santa and how to manage christmas while pregnant + lots more.
Breaking Bad, The Great Gatsby and Game of Thrones are all inspiring baby names in the UK this year ? but royal names are on the decline.
To celebrate the launch of this gorgeous new baby skincare range, Essential Baby is giving our readers the chance to win one of ten Little Bairn Essentials Gift Packs.
For a limited time you can save 50% off when you gift unlimited access to The Age or SMH. It's the gift for those you love, who love to know.
Weird poses, surprise photobombs, bizarre editing: these are the wedding photos that should have never seen the light of day.
Get Christmas sorted with this prize bundle of a Playstation3 and Puppeteer game + a PSVita and Little Big Planet game. Enter Now!
Kids love their PILLOW PETS by day and are comforted sleeping with them by night. Enter now for your chance to win!
Here's a selection of vintage boys and girls monikers which have traditionally been used as either nicknames or given names, from the 1880s through to the 1950s.
Free Printable Activities
Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.