Help! I suck at swaddling!

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Registered: 04-10-2013
Help! I suck at swaddling!
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Wed, 04-10-2013 - 12:25pm

As you can see by my screen name, I'm a brand new mom. The nurses showed us how to swaddle our son before we left the hospital but every time I attempt to do it on my own, he "breaks" right out of it! Of course, my husband can do it like a pro...grrr. What in the world could I be doing wrong?

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Registered: 01-23-2012
Wed, 04-17-2013 - 12:49pm

I wish I had some great advice for you but what I can tell you is that you're not alone! I was terrible at swaddling! And just like your husband, mine was great at it! Grrr.. The whole thing had me questioning my abilities as a mom for awhile! Thankfully, they grow out of the swaddling stage pretty quickly! Hang in there!

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Registered: 07-25-2012
Tue, 04-30-2013 - 12:15pm

Didn't the AAP (american association of pediatrics) just announce that they no longer recommend swaddling?

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Registered: 08-08-2014
Fri, 08-08-2014 - 5:06pm

Curious to know how well  your LO sleeps when the swaddle does become undone. I used a Zipadee-Zip Slumber sack from www.sleepingbaby.com because I too am terrible at the "handwarp burrito" method! Does your baby move a lot during the night? 

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Registered: 08-08-2014
Tue, 11-11-2014 - 9:22pm

How has your swaddling experience been so far? Is your LO breaking out of it yet?