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#1 1&Twins

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:20 PM

Hi All,

My little one is 8.5 weeks old and we currently wrap her and put a blanket over her tucked under the mattress of her bassinet so she can't wriggle around too much.

I'm just curious as to when you stopped wrapping bubs and what did you do from there.  I'm thinking a sleeping bag is the way to go.

We will also have to make the transition from the bassinet to the cot in a couple of weeks... she's growing so quickly original.gif .  Any tips on this transition would be great also.


#2 KimDeal

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:31 PM

We have just stopped wrapping DS at nearly five months as he was rolling in the cot. We wrapped with one arm out for a few days then moved him to a Grobag. From memory DD was around the same age.

#3 QueenOfTheDesert

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:35 PM

Both of mine were wrapped until they could roll in the wrap- at a bout 6-7 months age.

#4 tres-chic

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:37 PM

I can't remember with DS1 and DS2 but DD was wrapped until for a long time, probably till she was 9 months old. It just got looser and looser as she got more active.

#5 ChickenortheEgg?

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

15months  ph34r.gif

Well he would start off wrapped and then would unwrap himself after he fell asleep.

#6 Isolabella

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

DS1 and DS2 hated to be wrapped and were out of them by 6-8wks.

DD on the other hand LOVED to be wrapped and was cranky when we took it away at 12-13m of age.

#7 jenchristo

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

With both DDs we had stopped wrapping them by 6 weeks. They are/were big babies who could escape any wrap. They went into sleeping bags. Both girls move/d around the cot so the bags are great.

#8 MooMoosMummy

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:48 PM

Hi Op,

We moved DS from a wrap to a Love Me 50/50 sleeping bag (http://www.wrigglepo...p-Swaddle-50-50),
at 11 weeks.  This is the sleeping bag with the detachable sleeves.  We took his sleeves off the sleeping bag at about 5 months when he started to roll.  We did not have any trouble transitioning him from sleeves to no sleeves.

He loved the sleeping bag because he could stretch and put his hands in his mouth (something he couldnt' do with the wrap).  


#9 Bluenomi

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:48 PM

QUOTE (ChickenortheEgg? @ 12/04/2012, 03:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
15months ph34r.gif

Well he would start off wrapped and then would unwrap himself after he fell asleep.

Same here ph34r.gif She loved her wrap me up and never rolled over in bed so I left her in it!

#10 PurpleNess

Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

4 months, he loves to roll around & kick about in his sleep, I still use a Love to Swaddle Me up during the day but at night he's in a sleeping bag.

#11 Cranky Kitten

Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:07 PM

2 days. Got growled at by the midwives a little but they gave up too after we wrapped him and he proceeded to scream until I let him have his arms out.

Some kids just don't like it. Mine, apparently.

As for moving from cradle/bassinet to cot, I started off with a week or two of daysleeps in the cot then putting him down in it at night. Strangely he slept better as I wasn't waking him up checking on him as much original.gif

#12 Red Cabbage

Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:11 PM


We only used Love me swaddles to begin with, but transitioned to Sleepy Wings. Baby is now 12 weeks and sleeps brilliantly in his wings and still in his cradle with is a bit bigger than normal.

Edited by Red Cabbage, 12 April 2012 - 05:12 PM.

#13 cinnabubble

Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

QUOTE (ChickenortheEgg? @ 12/04/2012, 03:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
15months  ph34r.gif

Well he would start off wrapped and then would unwrap himself after he fell asleep.

Same here.

#14 Paddlepop

Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:40 PM

Until she tried to escape from her wrap. I think that she was about 4 or 5 months when she would wriggle and struggle and get one arm out to wave around. We started wrapping her with one arm out, alternating which arm was out each time, and then moved to wrapping her with both arms out, and then just tucked the wrap around her like a blanket. She adapted really well like this.

Sleeping bags are great. Especially for a wriggly baby who likes to sleep in many strange positions each night in their cot! My DD would often be upside down in her cot, or sideways. With the sleeping bag I knew that she was warm and safe, and didn't have a blanket over her face.

I transitioned my DD out of her cradle (bigger than a bassinet) in our room to a cot in her own room when she was 9 months old. I would put her in her cot after I had changed her and let her play in there, or just put her in the cot throughout the day for short periods of play. When I would put away her folding I would put her in there. She slept in there for the first time at night, after she had her usual routine for bedtime. She was completely fine with it, and it was great to have our bedroom back to ourselves inside of having to creep around so that we didn't wake her.

Edited by Paddlepop, 12 April 2012 - 05:45 PM.

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