phasing out swaddling

Weaning off swaddling can be tricky if your baby doesn't sleep without swaddling. Your child is used to the boundaries and craves that feeling of security. It is therefore not a good idea to stop swaddling overnight. Let your baby get used to the new situation slowly by tapering off the swaddling step by step.

When to phase out swaddling

Somewhere between 3 and 6 months your baby will start rolling over. This is the time to stop swaddling immediately. Rolling a swaddled baby on its stomach can have unpleasant consequences. So don't take any risks and start phasing out swaddling in time. Generally accepted guidelines recommend weaning off swaddling before 6 months of age.

Easy Swaddlingphase outwith Fedde&Kees

The Fedde&Kees  NUNKI sheet and BUNDI sleeping bag have been specially developed to make it easier to reduce swaddling. The  NUNKI sheet takes away the anxiety and offers security and limitation through the deep pressure sensation. The sleeping bag has zippers under the arms that you can open a little further each time. You determine the pace yourself. This way your baby can slowly get used to a little more freedom of movement.

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Tip! Start with the first steps during the afternoon naps. This has the least impact on your own night's sleep. Start with the non-dominant arm by closing the zipper a little less each time. Once your baby is used to this, take the other arm with you step by step.

Reducing swaddling with other methods

If you use the traditional swaddling method, then the reduction starts with the complete release of one arm. This is immediately a big step, because your baby suddenly gets a lot more room to move. Fine motor skills and muscle control only develop between 7 and 9 months. If you have to stop the swaddling a few months earlier because of the rolling over, your baby is often not ready for this freedom of movement. The uncontrolled movements then make it more difficult for your baby to sleep.

The good news is that you can use the Fedde&Kees method longer because the  NUNKI sheet delays the first phase of the rolling over. After that, the  NUNKI sheet is suitable for children up to about 3 years. d
e solution for restless babies who can already roll over.

Questions about phasing out swaddling?

The combination of the NUNKI sheet and BUNDI sleeping bag has been very successful for thousands of babies when it comes to slowly reducing swaddling. Every baby is different, so if you would like advice, we are here for you. take it easyContact with us.

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Based on110+ reviews

  • Cara Molenaar December 6, 2021

    My 4 month old little girl used to toss and turn every night around 3/4 am and then continued tossing and turning. First night in the sleeping bag and under the sheet on it. I had prepared myself for a hellish night, because I thought she would have to get used to it, but she just slept through the night without waking up. What a fantastic product, can recommend it to anyone with a restless sleeper. And thank you, Frederieke, for the great service, your support and advice via Whatsapp!

  • Ammadee Middelkoop December 14, 2021

    Dear Frederieke, I would like to thank you for these great inventions. The combination of the sheet and the sleeping bag works great for our third son Reza. Switched from a swaddle swaddling cloth without any problem. He sleeps peacefully and through the night. Such a pity that this did not yet exist with his older brothers, because that would have helped us a lot at the time

  • Patricia Barnhoorn December 8, 2021

    Almost 3 years ago we were hopelessly looking for a solution for our son who couldn't sleep. Since he could already roll at 4 weeks, we were not allowed to swaddle. By chance we came across fedde kees, then still fairly new. After a call from Fredererique, we decided to purchase the NUNKI sheet and the BUNDI sleeping bag. It felt like our last resort. After 3 days of practice, our son slept like a baby!

  • Collin Geraedts February 23, 2021

    Our little darling slept through quite quickly with the help of a swaddle sleeping bag from dream to swaddle (our little one likes to suck his hands). But he often woke up around 04.30 from his own wobbling. Then often lay completely slanted in the co sleeper. Now he has been going to the shelter for a few weeks and sleeping didn't really work anymore. Finally decided to give the NUNKI sheet a try. And I can say it works great! He sleeps through again and lies quietly! Highly recommended!

  • Sev van Dijk February 2, 2021

    Our son woke up several times in the night (read every two hours). It's been going so well since the day before yesterday! First he slept from 23:00 to 05:00 and yesterday from 22:30 to 07:15. We love Fedde and Kees!

  • Anniek de Ronde 25 January 2021

    Our daughter sleeps wonderfully under it! Loose sheets/tucking in is a thing of the past, she is always nicely tucked up. We had a small defect with 1 sheet, this was immediately resolved. Excellent service, nice contact. Keep it up, very satisfied.

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