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How long to Swaddle?

My son is 4 months old, I was wondering about how long do leave them swaddled at night? He is still doing fine, I was just wondering how long was the normal.


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Asked by brannen at 9:21 AM on Oct. 21, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My daughter is almost 6 months and she is still sort of swaddled, but wiggles out... I only swaddle her arms, and thats how she falls asleep. Good luck!

    Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 7:14 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • I heard that doing it for up to six months can have great benefits, if your baby cooperates. I have a Halo Sleepack that came with a swaddle feature. It attaches to the sack itself so it won't come loose while baby sleeps.

    I was, however, instructed by our nurse in the NICU not to let him sleep with his arms swaddled. Once he's asleep, I guess you're supposed to pull them out of the wrap. His body will still feel tightly snuggled, but he'll have the freedom to wiggle his arms...

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 4:26 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • I agree as long as he still likes it, both my girls only lasted about a month and then they threw thier arms out of it..LOL!!!

    Answer by Izzyscrazymom at 10:37 AM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • as long as they like it or until they start wriggling out of it...

    Answer by thalassa at 10:00 AM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • as long as they like it!

    Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 9:49 AM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • As long as he wants to be. My son never really liked it. But.. my mom is a Lactation Consultant & she says Swaddling is one of the best things for infants. That and skin to skin. So.. as long as he enjoys it, do it!! Hope that helps

    Answer by Mommycakes06 at 9:44 AM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • as long as he is fine and happy, just leave him. he will let you know when he doesnt want it anymore

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:32 AM on Oct. 21, 2008

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