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How old was your baby when they no longer wanted to be swaddled?

DD is 15 weeks... she's been super cranky the past few nights - the only stop has come from putting her in the swaddle blanket. I don't think my older ones were interested at almost 4 months old.

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AAAMama

Asked by AAAMama at 11:54 PM on May. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • She was about two months old when we nixed the swaddling.

    She never did well on her back anyway, she's slept on her stomach since about two months as well.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 11:56 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • I think mine only liked it for the first two months.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • My son wanted and thought he needed to be swaddled for FOREVER! I think we stopped at 5 months. If his arms were free at night he would wake himself up.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 12:09 AM on May. 25, 2009

  • I didnt swaddle mine for very long. She wanted to stretch all the time. I would say a couple weeks.
    Jackaystout

    Answer by Jackaystout at 1:33 AM on May. 25, 2009

  • I think my son was about 4 weeks when I stopped swaddling. He didn't like it much from day 1. He would always wiggle himself out at some point. I always told my husband it was because he was stuck in 1 position in my belly. I have a heart shaped uterus so his head was under my right ribs and his butt was on my left side from about 25 weeks until my c-section. He was breech of course.
    amanda090784

    Answer by amanda090784 at 1:53 AM on May. 25, 2009

  • My son never wants to be awaddled. the nurse got frustrated becaue he wouldnt stop crying. i unswaddled him and he stopped almost immediantly.
    innocencexinxme

    Answer by innocencexinxme at 2:19 AM on May. 25, 2009

  • my daughter loved to be swaddled til she was nearly a year. my son hated it from day 1.
    jcsmummy

    Answer by jcsmummy at 2:37 AM on May. 25, 2009

  • I love reading these replies - keep them coming! I love it because this is so evident to their little personalities and their own wants at such an early age - so great! We're all sooo blessed, Mommies!!
    AAAMama

    Answer by AAAMama at 3:47 AM on May. 25, 2009

  • Newborn. Mine always hated being swaddled. As someone else mentioned, in the hospital the nurse would swaddle them, they'd start crying and screaming, I'd unwrap them and they stopped.

    They also slept on their tummies once home.
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:55 AM on May. 25, 2009

  • Mine was 6 months when we stopped swaddling her.
    mrsbvader

    Answer by mrsbvader at 7:48 AM on May. 25, 2009

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