As a new parent, you may be constantly concerned with how your baby is progressing. Whether physically, mentally, or emotionally, you want to ensure they’re meeting all the milestones. One of those milestones you should keep an eye out for is when your baby is ready to stop swaddling. But when is the right time to stop swaddling your baby?
With Baby Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit, we know that understanding when your infant is ready for this transition is crucial, but can also be tricky. In this article, we'll go over a few things to look for when deciding when to stop swaddling your baby.
All About Swaddling
A swaddle is used to snuggly wrap your baby in a light blanket, so they feel secure and comfortable. It's often used as a sleep aid for newborns since it can help them stay asleep for longer periods of time. Swaddling also has some developmental benefits, such as reducing the startle reflex and promoting healthy hip development. While swaddling can be incredibly beneficial for your baby, there will come a time when they need to stop being swaddled.
If you’d like to learn more about how to stop swaddling, check out this article.
When Do You Stop Swaddling?
Every baby is different. Because of this, there is no real set date or time for when to stop swaddling. Rather than adhering to a benchmark, it's important to pay attention to your baby's development and growth. If you look for a few signs, you should get a better idea of when to stop swaddling.
Here are a few signs that your baby is ready for a swaddle transition:
- They are trying to roll over: This is one of the most obvious signs that your baby is ready to stop swaddling. If they're trying to roll over or you notice them scooting around their crib, you might consider transitioning them out of a swaddle.
- They are breaking out of the swaddle: If your baby is constantly trying to wiggle their arms or legs out of the swaddle, it's a sign that they're ready to be free.
Why is the Magic Sleepsuit a Great Solution?
If you're looking for a swaddle transition product, the Magic Sleepsuit is the perfect solution. It's designed to provide your baby with the security and comfort of a swaddle, without the restrictions. The Magic Sleepsuit can also be used as a sleep aid, so your baby can continue to get the benefits of swaddling even after they've outgrown swaddling developmentally.
How Baby Merlin Can Help
If you're not sure how to stop swaddling your baby, or if you're having trouble with the swaddle transition, Baby Merlin can help. We offer a variety of products to help you make the transition from swaddling easier for both you and your baby. Contact us today to learn more about us and how our transition from swaddle products can help you and your family get a good night's sleep.