When do I have to stop swaddling my baby?
Some babies need to be swaddled up to 8, 9 & 10 months of age so it is perfectly fine to still swaddle your daughter when she is sleeping but during the nonsleep periods, Dr. Karp recommends keeping her unswaddled so she has time to strengthen her muscles and practice her development. When trying to wean from the swaddle, begin by placing one arm out of the swaddle. If she is still fussy & moving her arm she may not be ready to be weaned.
- how do I wean my baby from swaddling?
- My daughter is 8 months old – Is it time for her to stop swaddling? If so what is the best way to do this without confusing her and losing her routine?
- Need advice – weaning the swaddle at 4 months: do I need to be concerned about prohibiting motor development if I’m still swaddling her?
- My wife and I have been swaddling our 9 month old for naps and nighttime since birth. Now we can’t get him to sleep without it! Help!
- My son is having a growth spurt and is teething, screaming all of the time & moving his arms & legs up and down. It takes forever to calm him unless he is swaddled. What should I do?