Sleeping tips please xx

My son is 6 months old. From birth until about 2 months he had been swaddled at night to sleep. I obviously stopped swaddling him once he started rolling, but since he hasn’t been swaddled at night time his sleep has been restless. He startles himself by throwing his arms up, and I understand it’s a natural reflex. I’ve tried giving him a teddy to cuddle but it hasn’t really helped much. Has anyone experienced the same and maybe has some advice? Picture of my baby and his teddy, because it just melts me 🥹
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Could you give the sleevless swaddles a go? It might not help the arms up but he might still feel better being wrapped

I stopped swaddling mine at 7 months old, she liked to sleep with her arms up and I would use the love to dream sleep sacks. I started using their transition sleep sacks where you would unzip one arm at a time once they started getting more comfortable. She's now 8 months and sleeps in a normal bag x

Try the baby Merlin’s magic sleep suit. It helps with the startle reflex as well as allowing full motion and rolling

Try a sleeping bag.. my son transitioned so well into one from being swaddled x

Have you tried a sleeping bag? I did this with my daughter and she loved it as well as white noise it helps them sleep much better. There's some nice sleeping bags on Amazon check it out xxx

Try a weighted sleep sack! Or regular ones! My daughter had the same sues until we got her a weighted one

Sleeping bags are great. The tog ones, they sell them in Asda/Sainsbury's. Weighted sleep sacks are not safe due to restricting movement. After a few nights baby will get used to startling and settle more.

@Faith hi iv read weighted sleep bags are really unsafe..

Definitely try a sleeping bag, you can also get transition swaddles where you do one arm out first then both. My LG stopped startling herself awake around 4 months and has been jn a sleep bag since birth.

Seconding someone else who said Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleep Suit. It worked wonders for calming my girl’s Moro Reflex but allowed for enough movement that it didn’t worry me. As a bonus, your LO will look like an adorable astronaut/marshmallow :))))

I weaned my daughter out of the swaddle, so she had right arm out for 2 nights, then just left arm out for 2 nights, then both arms out for 2 nights then she went into a sleeping bag with no issues. It lets them get used to their startle reflex and sleeping with arms free in stages rather than all at once. Good luck x

I start using anti reflux swaddle from love to dream! It’s so good

Try the magic sleep suit!

He is adorable... but Yes,,, Definitely get a sleep bag... I did so when I had to stop swaddling my son.. I also give my little man a bottle, his blue night light and put youtube on the t.v. and put on ocean or rain sounds... it helps a lot till this day... he sleeps from 8:30pm to 7am... I shut the youtube ocean sound once he is sleeping for about an hr.

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We using the swaddle sleeping bags

i would suggest not letting him sleep in just a diaper he probably feels exposed and, if he's in a sleeper he'll feel more safe and comforted. and i also always took the paci out once my son would fall back asleep

I have a lavender scented elephant that you microwave it helps put my child asleep I also do ocean noises or rain and it’s been helping so much

I use a sleep sack it doesn't keep the arms in but it can make them feel more snug and secure?

Try doing skin to skin and sleeping him on your belly with him for naps just to get some sleep! Few times

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You can try a sleep sack so his arms can be free but he’ll still have that snug wrap around his body. The stuffed toy is too big for such a young baby. It’s recommended to wait until a year before giving them a stuffed toy for sleep and it should be small. We introduced a stuffed toy and switched from a sleep sack to a blanket at one.

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