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#1 Lorem ipsum

Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:10 PM

Ok when you start transitioning baby into a sleeping bag I know you are supposed to wrap over the top of the bag.

I wrap with a large muslin, so what do you do with the bottom of the wrap?

#2 Riotproof

Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

You could fold the sleeping bag under the feet and bottom and then wrap the rest. I think that's what I did.

#3 mandala

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

I wrapped the arms and left the bottom half loose.

#4 axiomae

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

Why do you wrap over the sleeping bag? I just stopped wrapping and popped DD into a sleeping bag... a day or two of longer settling and then no probs!

#5 boymumma

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

QUOTE (axiomae @ 24/01/2013, 08:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why do you wrap over the sleeping bag? I just stopped wrapping and popped DD into a sleeping bag... a day or two of longer settling and then no probs!


This.

#6 SWMonkey

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

I transitioned our son to a sleeping bag without wrapping too. Some sleeping bags have domes that you can close at the arms too but that seemed a bit too strait-jacketish? Our son loved his sleeping bag!

#7 Lifesgood

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:04 PM

I stopped wrapping my babies feet quite early, just wrapped their arms and upper body and left the rest of the wrap loose like a mermaid tail. You could do this as part of the transition to sleeping bags. However like the pps I just switched straight from wrapping to sleeping bags cold turkey.

#8 José

Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:12 PM

I had no idea you are supposed to wrap  over a sleeping bag.

#9 DM. 2012

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

I never had any trouble with putting bub to sleep in a sleeping bag instead of a wrap, we started this at just over 3 months. I didn't wrap him along with the sleeping bag. He has always slept with his arms out so there was never an issue with that.  For day sleeps I still wrapped him though and then when he started rolling and getting out of the wrap he had day sleeps without a wrap or sleeping bag.

#10 Lorem ipsum

Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

Ok thanks for the replies.

I was told that it was better to transition them gradually.  I might try cold turkey then.

I did try wrapping with one arm out and DS was only able to stay asleep for one sleep cycle. His flailing arm woke him up I think. Maybe he is not ready to be unwrapped yet?

#11 Soontobegran

Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

If your baby is sleeping well whilst being swaddled I probably wouldn't bother with the bag yet.

Sleeping bags are not necessarily something a baby has to sleep in even though I know they are popular and work well for lots of babies.

#12 sophiasmum

Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:51 PM

I didn't wrap over the top of the bag, I wrapped body only under the bag until we were ready to get rid of it.



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