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comment Why is my 3 month old waking up 10+ times a night?
We used the fisher price easy fold bassinet. Hope this helps!
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comment Why is my 3 month old waking up 10+ times a night?
Once he started rolling he would roll in his crib and sleep on his side and I transitioned from the bassinet to crib for naps as well.(FYI: When they roll, they also get that deep input to their bodies, another reason why swaddling is not as important at that age).
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comment Why is my 3 month old waking up 10+ times a night?
When the infant starts rolling, that is purposeful and is a sign that the neurological system is maturing and organizing. At that point, you are right, swaddling is not as important. The bassinet helped me in the sense that it substituted the swaddle and still gave him that proprioceptive input and allowed him to nap better and longer during the day. When night time came, I would put him in his crib at his usual bedtime, and he started to wake up less. I used the bassinet for naps and crib for night because I didn't want to reintroduce the crib at a later age.
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comment Why is my 3 month old waking up 10+ times a night?
At 8-10 weeks their neurological system is a complete mess, there is so much sensory information coming in that newborns (most) don't know how to process that. Swaddling gives them deep/proprioceptive input that helps calm the nervous system down. That proprioceptive input is the base for further sensory development, it helps the brain integrate all those reflexes and reflexive movements (that are not purposeful) in newborns.
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comment Why is my 3 month old waking up 10+ times a night?
With my little one, I realized that as we stopped swaddling, his naps got shorter, and eventually it did affect his night sleep. Regardless, of the bed time I tried, he was overtired due to "bad" or short daytime sleep.
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