Swaddling question

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Swaddling question

Postby HappyCianci » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:25 pm

I'm expecting my first in about 6 weeks, and looking into various swaddling options for babies in hot climates. My question is, has anyone ever tried swaddling their baby in squares of cheesecloth? Is this ridiculous? It just seems like the cheapest stretchy breathable fabric out there.

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Postby Diana78 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:13 am

Haven't tried. We are in Colorado, but it isn't cold inside so we put out LO in a short sleeve shirt and swaddle in a lighter blanket so that he doesn't overheat. Hth!
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Postby Stephie702 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:30 pm

Hi!

i live in las vegas and i had my DD is august... the best we used was just recieving blankets. you think they would be hot but for a first month i would say you have to keep them bundled...regardless of the temp, because they lose thier body heat.... if you are worried about it i would ust put LO in a onesie and then swaddle, or cotton sleeper.

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Postby molly » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:29 pm

I have had all my babies in Dec/Jan, the middle of Summer here in Australia. It gets very hot where I live and I hav always used very thin cheese cloth - or 'muslin'. Make sure you get the 120cmx120cm as anything smaller is too small when they start to grow. I am a huge, huge fan of swaddling and have done so since day 1 for all of my kids. The only time they're not swaddled in those first few months is when they are awake, after a feed for an hour or so. Another option is something like a 'Woombie' and here is Aus they make one like a Woombie called a 'Wrap me up' - and you can even get it in a lightweight summer one. I've used both of these, especially when we are out. It's been proven that if babies overheat, it is a factor for SIDS, so I would even wrap them with just a nappy or singlet on and make sure I have the ceiling fan on 24/7...HTH!! :D
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Postby shermy » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:10 pm

Another vote for muslin from a July mom.
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Postby aerb » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:17 am

My baby was born in early September, and it was still quite hot out. We loved our muslin Aden & Anais swaddle blanket in those early weeks when it was hot out.
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Postby RubyAnne » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:49 am

I used the Swaddle Me by Kiddopatamus(sp?). Although I think they got bought out and the company has a new name I can't remember what it is but I am sure you could find them a BRU. They have one that is thin cotton. Eian was a july baby as well. I would just put Eian in a short sleeve onesie and then in the cotton (not fleece) Swaddle me. He never got overheated. Plus with the swaddle mes there is less material which makes them cooler I think too. HTH
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Postby mommyofgirls » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:41 am

It's been really warm/hot here the last few days (high humidity here). I still use the light cotton swaddle me's and the miracle blanket which is cotton as well.
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Postby Blakes_Mummy » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:57 am

Another Australian with 2 January babies here in the very hot & humid Australian summer.

The large muslin wraps worked great. Now it's cooling down we'll probably get a swaddle me wrap.
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Postby PixieB » Sat May 07, 2011 1:54 am

My absolute favourite swaddling wrap for our stinking hot summers was a home-made one in really light muslin. It was about 1.5m (uh, 5'?) along one edge, and maybe 40-50cm along the other (1.5'?). So plenty of width for tucking those little arms in, but short enough that their legs were out and able to cool off without the baby startling themselves.

Otherwise cheesecloth and muslin wraps are pretty standard around here. I actually find the idea of swaddling a baby in a blanket pretty odd. Closest to that I've gotten is wrapping them in a flannel swaddling cloth then putting layers of blankets over them on a colder night. :lol:
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