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batgirl3111
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Swaddling v grobag

Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:52 AM   #1
 
Can anyone tell me what is the best for a newborn to sleep in? Everyone seems to be saying different things and I am now totally confused.
 
 
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:55 AM   #2
 
I think it depends on the baby. Our first son wouldn't sleep swaddled, or in a moses basket come to that, he liked the feeling of space around him. Whereas our second son loved to be swaddled and cried if you unwrapped him!!!

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Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:58 AM   #3
 
I have got a swaddling blanket to try first and was going to wait until he got a bit bigger before trying a grobag as they all seem so big to me!

If he doesn't like the blanket then I won't keep doing it. I agree with alfie, it will depend on your baby
 
 
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:37 AM   #4
 
I've got blankets & shawls to wrap my baby up in, but as the others day it depends what they prefer. You don't need to buy ones that say swaddling though - that's just really a way to charge more money for the blankets x
 
 
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:43 AM   #5
 
I've been advised not to put baby into a gro bag until its weight is up to at least 10lb with regards to the swaddling I'd agree with the others and wait until the baby is here and it it wants to be wrapped up then wrap it up and it if doesn't then don't worry about it.
 
 
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 12:27 PM   #6
 
i would buy both altho i swaddled in a normal cellular blanket. some babies dont like swaddling others do but it only lasts for up to 7/8 weeks if that until they start kicking and being more active then they dont like how restrictive it is. my DD was swaddled right from the moment she was born and she still sleeps with the very first blanket she was swadlled in (which was the hospitals )

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Aug 22nd, 2007, 12:47 PM   #7
 
Its all trail and error with babies, my son hated to be swaddled and my daughter is the same as she likes a good kick about, which is ok while its summer and still mild and in her moses basket!
But i have prepared for winter and bought hyer a gro bag so she dont kick her blankets off and get cold.

Its totally up to you though hunni.
 
 
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 12:56 PM   #8
 
Thanks everyone, you are all very helpful. I have been stressing about this for the last few weeks, in fact I keep finding something new to stress about everyday but at least now I can tick this one off the ever growing list!
 
 
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 13:48 PM   #9
 
I just and will use a normal blanket and wrap baby up in that if he/she likes it , my last son loved being wrapped snug in a blanket
 
 
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 19:54 PM   #10
 
We swaddled Tom until he was 5 months and then moved on to grobags.
Think it depends on the baby but the hospital midwives automatically swaddled Tom when he was born and he seemed to like it so we stuck with it. It's also recommended if you have a colicky baby, which Tom was.
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 22:46 PM   #11
 

Isaac didn't mind being wrapped for the first couple of days and then he wanted space hehe I would recommend grobags, definitely, couldn't keep covers on him from about 3wks
 
 
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Aug 23rd, 2007, 13:06 PM   #12
 
nathan loved being swaddled nice and tight and even now he loves it, if in the night he comes unravelled he wakes up and cries until we wrap him back up and he goes back to sleep
i call him my little tortilla!
 
 
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Aug 23rd, 2007, 18:22 PM   #13
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by vicki1983
i call him my little tortilla!
aawwwwwwwwww so sweet
 
 
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Aug 23rd, 2007, 22:05 PM   #14
 
Apparently you shouldn't use a grobag until baby is 10lb. I swaddled gabs at first and then moved onto a gro bag, I think she was about 2 months.

You can now buy swaddle grobags (off to find a link)
See below
http://www.babysleepshop.com/acatalog/N ... ocoon.html

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Aug 24th, 2007, 10:43 AM   #15
 
Marcus weighed 10lb+ when I first started using his grobag. He seemed to sleep better in it and could still kick his legs about and wave his arms which he likes to do. With sheets/blankets I was forever wrestling his hands back under the covers and trying to tuck him in to stop him being cold. If not he was kicking the covers off anyway so the grobag has helped to keep him cosy, but he still has cold hands! Ah well he seems happy enough...

In the past couple of days we've not had much sleep due to colic so I have been trying to encourage him to sleep after his breakfast feed. The only way he will do it is if he is snuggled up with me, swaddled up in a blanket. He sleeps much better that way and I wish I had tried it on him earlier.

Love the 'little tortilla' idea
 
 
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