Sleep Sack - New York,NY

Updated on September 30, 2011
K.S. asks from New York, NY
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Can anyone recommend a good sleep sack for a 4 month old who is 16 lbs? When did everyone stop swaddling?

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answers from Honolulu on

Never swaddled.

I knit my own. There is a great one on called zodiac. I didn't add the zodiac sign.

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answers from Dallas on

Mine were always wriggling out of a swaddle by then, I used several sleep sacks & they all seemed about the same to me...the only thing i loved about some was that the velcro was wide (to make it more adjustable) & had a cloth flap to go over the velcro parts when you washed...i dont know the brands they were all from the consignment store & one was from the hospital

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answers from Biloxi on

My younger son was 17 pounds at 4 months. I"m pretty sure that's when I started using the Halo sleepsack with him since he had outgrown his swaddling blankets by them. The first one I used on him was sized up to 12 months. He outgrew it about 5 months later and I went up to the next size (18 months) which he outgrew by the time he was 15 months. I used Halo with my older son too. Sleepsacks are wonderful. I used the sleeveless ones too and both kids slept great with them.


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answers from Chicago on

I have been using the Halo Sleep Sack (sleeveless) on my 21-lb 6 month old for the past few months. I swadded him until he outgrew all the good swaddlers, but he still wanted his arms in, so what I did was to put him in the sleep sack but not put his arms through the holes. That way, he started the night out with his arms close to his body, but throughout the night he'd eventually wiggle his arms through the holes. It just took about a week or so, and now I don't need to swaddle him at all.

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answers from Seattle on

My 5 month old son was 17 lbs at his 4 month doc appt. We have him wearing the Halo Sleep sack, size Large (even though I think the Large technically is supposed to be for bigger/heavier...I found it to be a good fit for him right now).

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answers from Tampa on

I never swaddled, but I love the sleep sack. I didn't know there were different brands, I got one from Walmart and another was passed down from a friend. We co-sleep and my little (big almost 13 lbs!) 2 months old kicks the sheets off of us... the sleep sack makes his kicks not as likely to do so plus even if he did get the sheets off - he's still covered and won't get cold legs and feet.

I may be getting the item of clothing confised... my sleep sacks contain only the feet in a large nightgown without a hole or legging for the legs. The arms are completely free to move.



answers from Washington DC on

My DD rarely liked swaddling so I'm a bad one to ask. I prefer the Halo brand over Kiddepodimus or whatever that brand is. Most brands have a removable swaddle thing for the swaddling version so you can use it later.


answers from Kansas City on

our oldest hated to be swadled, so we stopped when he was just a couple of weeks old. the twins stopped being swaddled at around 2 or 3 months old. we never used the sleep sacks either, they hated them. they have always just worn regular baby clothes.


answers from Redding on

4 mos is about at the age where swaddling can stop. During the day, let your baby be free to touch and hold things... it helps to get them used to sensory feelings.


answers from Provo on

Woombie! It's not quite a swaddle, but still will keep the arms contained and comfortable. It's stretchy material so your baby can move around. There is even a convertible one where the arms can be taken out while transitioning out of the woombie. I think my son was 6 months. . . I think.

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