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Your baby will let you know. Each of my four started to struggle in the swaddle, wanting more freedom. Unfortunately, they still needed the swaddle to help them sleep. Swaddling does help with the startle reflex and with the womb effect. Thankfully we used the magic sleepsuit when we could no longer swaddle and all my babies slept great because it ...


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I did some pretty extensive research on SIDS when a colleague told us that used mattresses were shown to cause SIDS -- even going so far as to download read original research on the subject (by the way, used-mattresses DO NOT contribute to SIDS, well proven). The main thing I learned is that SIDS is poorly understood, and that cultural and econmic factors ...


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If she enjoys reading and recognizes that there are good times and less good times to do this, then invite her to help you build that aforementioned Arduino alarm. Another option might be to put a lock on her light switch; http://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-Universal-Switch-Lockout/dp/B001925P6W/ref=pd_cp_hi_3 The worst thing I can imagine happening here; ...


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We stopped swaddling once our LO was about 4 months old and could roll both ways. It was a safety issue at that point. We have used the Zipadee-zip ever since and looove it! She feels cozy, secure and can use the zippy up to 2 years old which is amazing! She sleeps so well in it, all night. Its the perfect solution when transitiong out of the swaddle!


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It's tough for babies to adjust to sleep schedules outside the womb. Before birth, babies use their mother's body's signals as cues for when to sleep. After birth, it takes a few months for them to fully develop what they need to maintain their own schedules. Even then, for a bit they will mostly focus their sleep around feeding. That being said, including ...


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I'm afraid this sounds pretty normal to me and I don't really know that there's much you can do. Even people who are keen on sleep training don't tend to recommend it for babies this young. I remember 4 months being a pretty bad time for our baby too. From what I read, around 4 months a lot of babies start to wake up more as they become more aware of the ...


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Why is it a requirement for them to keep their socks on? If they are kicking them off in their sleep and not waking up cold they were probably hot when they kicked them off (consciously or not!). My house is usually in the 50's in the winter and I do not wear socks! They are very uncomfortable for me, slippery and mean that I must either wear slippers or ...


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Based on this statement, I can't even set him in his crib without him going nuts. It sounds like your 1-year-old has a negative association with his crib, so sleep training tips aren't going to help much yet, since they rely on setting the stage for a calm and restful place to sleep which won't happen if he's already "going nuts". We had a similar ...


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If swaddling isn't working for you, try one of several different types of blankets with built-in swaddle arms/velcro/etc. I found out shortly after coming home from the hospital that both of us are terrible at proper swaddling. We bought a sleep blanket with built in swaddle arms that velcro in place. Our daughter was sleeping through the night (8+ hours) ...


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First, yes, this is normal. Getting infants to sleep is one of the most common (and distressing) problems parents face, and it is very significant in the manner it influences parents. But it never hurts to give your pediatrician a call; they can ask you more questions than we can. Newborns have a number of very important reflexes, which vary in strength ...


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No. Our second and third were going through the night from around six weeks. You only need to wake them if they are in the stage of getting back to their birth weight. Other than that, I don't believe you need to. Some rudimentary research also reveals that if the baby is gaining weight properly and healthy, you don't need to wake them up to feed them. ...


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Unless your child is unusually small or has a special medical condition, there is no need to wake your child for feedings at night. And if your child was one of these rare special cases, your pediatrician would have told you so by now. From a mother of two: Enjoy the opportunity to sleep and be happy for as long as this lasts. You might be lucky and your ...


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This answer might be a bit might "longish" because this question can't be answered with a simple date... On SIDS in general: First things first: SIDS has been a subject of extensive research, but there is still no "final" answer what causes it. Statisticians have gone wild on potential risk factors, determining an entire list of what increases the risk of ...


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We put our LO in a zipadee-zip and that has helped her from climbing out of the crib. It has been great and she really sleeps well in it too!



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