Help! How do we undo the fabulous swaddle technique?
Some babies need swaddling up to 9-10 months of age, but rarely longer. A great tool to be used when trying to wean from the swaddle & for sleep in general is our ‘Super-Soothing’ Sleep Sounds CD of white noise. Dr. Karp suggests playing tracks 3, 4 or 5 at the sound level of a shower and play continuously throughout their naps and nighttime sleeps. Your babies will find it much easier to wean from the swaddle when there is sound in the room. After a few nights of continuously playing white noise for your twins, try swaddling them with one arm out of the swaddle as described on page 218 of The Happiest Baby on the Block book. Once your twins are sleeping soundly with one arm out, you can try & stop the swaddling altogether (continue to play white noise throughout this process).