Q:

my baby is 5 months now and she doesn't sleep without swaddling. Is it OK to continue swaddling as she has recently started rolling.?
Secondly, she use to wake up only once to max twice at night for feed but from pass few nights she Wakes up every hour...her bedtime routine as well the bed , nothing has changed...so what could be the possible reason.
p.s. she is healthy n show no signs of discomfort otherwise .



A T

Hi Nida...swaddle her when she wants to sleep and you can remove it when she goes off to sleep...it's fine to swaddle even if she has started rolling. she must be rolling when she is awake..right?

A T

for your 2nd ques..is ur baby exclusively breast fed

Nida Khan

yes rolling when awake ...but can't unswaddle if she's slept...she's a poor sleeper.
yes she is exclusively breastfed.

A T

try loose swaddling not like how maalish walis do...so that she sleeps and her hands n legs r not pressed enough

Nida Khan

ok will try this. thanku

A T

regarding her diet...it is going to change as she is growing...her needs r changing..so it's completely fine. 1 query...does she go off to sleep while feed

Nida Khan

yes she sleeps only while feeding .

A T

1 possible reason could be her tummy is not getting full while feeding and so she gets up more often... sleeping while feeding is absolutely normal

Nida Khan

hmmm could be. thanku so much

Sonali Shivlani

It's OK to continue swaddling if the baby is comfortable. Swaddle loosely so that baby gets habituated to sleeping without the swaddle. It is possible that your little one is teething and this could cause discomfort and cause her to awaken frequently at night.

Nida Khan

thanku sonali..by baby doesn't like being swaddled but that's the only way she sleeps. will try doing it little loose

ruqaiya khan

dear Nida , swaddling a 5 month is is not required but u can use a sleep bag. she might be growing up so make sure she is not napping too much in day . as they grow they need less sleep in day and more at night .

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