I have a 5 and a half month old baby boy named Jack whom I have a couple of problems with.
First of all, I still wrap my baby but I`m coming to the stage where I am going to have to start unwrapping him shortly (He is rolling onto his side occasionally but not onto his belly yet). I was told the best way of doing this was to gradually leave one arm out for a couple of nights and then then extend it to both arms out. However the problem being that my little one takes a dummy and he is forever whacking it out or taking it out of his mouth if I allow him to have his arms free. I find I have to keep going in and replacing it to keep him asleep (the couple of times I have tried to unwrap him to sleep). Therefore he wont sleep. His dummy is his security blanket. How do I get around this? The other problem I am facing is most of the time when he wakes during the night he wont resettle unless I give him his dummy. He falls asleep with it and of course, once in a deep sleep, he drops it out of his mouth. I find I have to get up a few times a night to put his dummy back in to send him back to sleep. He is not yet able to coordinate putting his dummy back in his mouth for himself. Should I wait until he is fully rolling over until I unwrap him and allow him, once his coodination kicks in, to replace his own dummy? Should I try taking his dummy off him? Im really not sure how to go about this. He was sleeping a good ten hours at night without waking and all of a sudden within the last month or so I have been up and down to him several times nightly. Can you suggest how I get my good night sleeps back!!!!!