Poll Discussion: Swaddling


Topic is Swaddling

Today, I would like to discuss swaddling. Here are my questions:

  1. Did you swaddle your baby?
  2. If yes, at what age did you stop swaddling your baby?
  3. If yes, what method did you use to wean baby from swaddle? (examples are one-arm, cold-turkey, etc). Feel free to elaborate.
  4. If yes, at what age was baby swaddle free?
  5. In retrospect, do you have any advice for parents in regard to swaddling?

My Answers


1. No–I didn’t think he liked it.

5. I think swaddling is one of the best things you can do to help a baby sleep more soundly and sleep through transitions, so my retrospect is that you should do all you can to swaddle even if it seems like your baby doesn’t like to be swaddled.




2. I believe we started around 6-9 weeks old.

3. We started with a one-armed swaddle. We then moved to two arms out, but the blanket still around her torso.

4. Three months old

5. Kaitlyn needed to be weaned earlier than may have been ideal because we swaddled with normal old blankets. If we had used a swaddle blanket, she may have been able to wait longer.



1. Yes

2. We started when she was 4 months old. 

3. We did the one arm out, then moving to two arms and finally trunk just like we did with Kaitlyn.

4. She was 5 months old when she was fully swaddled.

5. None.



1. Yes.

2. We started when she was 4 months old.

3. We are on one arm out right now.

4. She is five months old and still in the process of dropping the swaddle.

5. None


Your Turn! 

Answer the questions for your child(ren). Please share all you want to–I think it will be helpful for moms who have babies to hear your stories. And also, it would be helpful if you numbered your answers like I did. This makes it easier for me when I am compiling answers for the results post.