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How to wean out of Wrap me Up?
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:05 AM
My DS is 9 months old and is still sleeping in his wrap me up, he will not go to sleep with out it!!! Im now wishing i hadnt tried it when he was 3 months and escaping from being wrapped but just fell in love with how well he went to sleep in it and havnt wanted to break it.
Its at the point now that he is getting to big for his current size and i don't want to buy 2 more when he is getting so old and shouldn't really be in it anyway. DH thinks we will still be zipping him into it at 18!!!
I have tried just putting him into a sleeping bag or with nothing and he just thinks its a game, will crawl around, sit up and stand up! Looks very happy with himself but doesn't get him to sleep! So i just put him back into the wrap and he will go straight to sleep.
Next week i have 5 days off in a row and was thinking i will just brave it everyday and make it work, and hopefully he will get the hang of it. I was thinking of trying him with one arm out, then both and then into sleeping bag???
Does anyone have and suggestions with weaning a baby out of being wrapped???
Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:13 AM
I thought DD would never give hers up, she was in it until about 14 months!
I ended up getting the transition suit with the removable arms. I took one off for day sleeps for about a week, then took it off for day and night sleeps for a few days, then had her with both arms free during the day, one at night and then finally both arms free.
It was slow but that worked best for her, I tried cold turkey and it was a disaster. You can probably do it quicker if you wanted.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:15 AM
Theres a love to dream wrap that has a transitional bag to get them out of swaddling
Maybe that will help?
Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:17 AM
I wrapped my DS for ages (cant remember how long sorry) and thought he would never sleep unwrapped. I kept trying him in a grobag to see if he would sleep and most times it was a disaster! I kept trying every couple of weeks, then one night he went straight to sleep and has ever since! So, I guess what im saying is it took him a while to be ready...but he got there eventually. I was happy to keep him wrapped if it kept him happy but also knew i couldnt do it forever...
Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:36 AM
My 11.5 month old nephew is still in his wrap me up...very tight now and can't zip all the way, but he loves it!
If it means your bubba sleeps, just keep with it or look for a transitional wrap as PP mentioned. They wean off it eventually, maybe try for day sleeps once a week or so.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:58 PM
I went cold turkey, because DS started rolling onto his tummy and couldn't roll back when he was in his wrap me up. He slept pretty badly during the day for 3 days but surprisingly at night he was fine. So all in all it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:53 AM
I had the same issue with my DD who will be 10 months this week - didn't want to buy the next size up wrap me up but noticed a massive difference in sleep when I tried to put her in a regular sleeping bag. In the end I basically just went cold turkey when she was having a terrible sleep week anyway due to teeth and separation anxiety - as we have moved out of that (thank goodness!) she has moved onto sleeping well with her hands free. She's way more mobile in the bag now which is stressful for me as she'll sit up and pull up when she wakes up rather than lying still and going back to sleep more readily, but I just think that's a stage of her development. I did have a "ergo baby cocoon" sleeping bag with snaps to have the arms out, which fits a bit tighter than a regular sleeping bag and I think helped her still feel a little bit snuggled - I think it was a bit cheaper than the wrap-me-up "transition" wrap.Good luck!
Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:55 AM
OP, this sounds like my DS just a couple of months ago. He is 10 months and I never thought he'd get out of his. I tried many times to get him into a sleeping bag but with his arms out he just thought it was play time. I tried the transition one and it worked for a couple of weeks but then he got sick and we were back to where we started from.
I was also worried that he was too old to be in one but my CHN told me that some babies just need to be wrapped and if that's what he needs to sleep then so be it. As adults, we all sleep different ways - I like to sleep tightly under sheets, my DH doesn't like sheets so you can see why some babies may like to be wrapped tightly. Some babies are wrapped to 12 months, even beyond that.
I decided to try the sleeping bag, starting with his first day sleeps, a couple of weeks ago, and I was prepared for it to be a battle and a long few nights, but he fell asleep by himself in about 10 minutes! And it just got better.
Maybe just try again in a few weeks, he will sleep in a sleeping bag (or nothing, if that's what you are hoping for), when he is ready.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:23 AM
Thanks for the replies.
I ended up buying the transition wrap which ive been using since Tuesday. Seems to be going well so far, because only one arms is out he doesnt realise he can sit up so doesn't thinks its play time. Fingers crossed in a month he is out of it, as cute as he looks in it!
Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:48 PM
He's 9 months old, not 9 years. He will grow out of them, probably when he is no longer a baby, but for now he is so I wouldn't stress about it.
Edited by ForsakenTruth, 05 April 2012 - 12:48 PM.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:50 PM
We put DD in the wrap me up with a sleep bag over it for a few sleeps so she began to associate the bag with sleep time, then just took the Wrap Me Up away. Took only a few days. She still sleeps with her hands in the position the Wrap Me Up would have put them in!
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