I have a 12 week old daughter who I continue to swaddle to go to sleep because otherwise her arms swing about and wake her up. However, sometimes, she wakes herself up trying to get out of the swaddle. Any suggestions?Answer Question
Answer by zip10469 at 8:18 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
Answer by stenhouse_baby at 8:21 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
Here is what I found online:http://www.parenting.com/article/Baby/Health/Ask-Dr-Sears-Alternatives-to-Baby-Swaddling " But there are two problems with the "sleep tight" method. First, many babies who initially enjoy being wrapped burrito-style, later prefer to stretch (and therein strengthen muscle movements) -- usually at about 3 months of age. Secondly, while swaddling is fine to settle a baby, I strongly discourage leaving babies swaddled throughout the night. Swaddling babies too often and for too long can interfere with the normal development of the ball-and-socket joint in the hip (infant hip dislocation is common in cultures that use long-term swaddling)."
Answer by Bmat at 8:24 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
Answer by kbates1208 at 9:17 PM on Oct. 12, 2009