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When should I stop swaddling my baby?

By BabySleepAdmin 2 years ago

When should I stop swaddling my baby?

Research shows that swaddling can help babies sleep better in the first three months. After that, though, it is really individual: some babies like to continue to be swaddled and others are breaking out of their swaddles. To stop using a swaddle, you can either do it all at once in one night by simply putting your little one down to sleep without the swaddle. Or, you can wean the swaddle a bit more gradually by swaddling with one arm out for one or two nights, then with both arms out for a few nights, then removing the swaddle altogether. Remember, once your little one can roll over on her own, be sure to stop swaddling because a swaddle at that point can be a safety risk.

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