Sleep sacks

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Registered: 01-27-2012
Sleep sacks
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Thu, 10-11-2012 - 3:48am
Valerie can't stand hers! She tries to kick her way out, and it looks like a bag of microwave popcorn when she's in it. She hates to be swaddled, too. Any safe, warm suggestions for bed time in a nordic country?

- JM

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Registered: 09-08-2011
In reply to: txdela
Thu, 10-11-2012 - 10:23am

Grayson won't swaddle either.  But he's only calm when he's bundled under lots of blankets.  He cries whenever he's put down, plus I'm too nervous to let him sleep by himself with a blanket, so I just hold him all day and night.  I get so sweaty holding him under all these layers, so I take his temperature with a forehead scanner to make sure he doesn't overheat.  I've gotten really good at balancing the laptop on my right knee and the baby on my left side.

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In reply to: nvywf4lf
Thu, 10-11-2012 - 2:21pm

Amanda likes to have her hands out also! but loves to be swaddled! sorry i dont have any suggestions tho. Good luck.

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In reply to: txdela
Sat, 10-13-2012 - 12:33am
Karsten likes to be swaddled even though he fights it fir a few minutes. We haven't tried a sleep sack yet. We do try to layer clothes at night. We put socks under any outfit for extra warmth.
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In reply to: txdela
Sat, 10-13-2012 - 11:49am

Hi there. My DD (now 6) hated to be swaddled. I used two or three blankets (depending on the weather) firmly tight to the bassinet but left her arms and half of the torso out. She never complained about it and was able to go to sleep like this. To this day she does not like to be covered completely in bed no matter how cold it is. Hope that helps. 

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Registered: 01-27-2012
In reply to: txdela
Sun, 10-14-2012 - 4:42am
That's creative! I never thought of tucking in the blankets. We'll have to try that.

- JM