hi there, i think wrapping gives the baby a sense of warmth and security. from memory i stopped wrapping chloe (who is now 9) at 11 months because she was physically getting too big, i think i started with her afternoon sleeps 1st, her routine after lunch was to have a bottle while being cuddled, give her the dummy, put her in the cot and put some soft music on. i never had anything in the cot for her to play with and her room was dim. kyle ( who is now 7) was pretty much the same but cara was different. with chloe and kyle i would put them to bed while they were still awake. cara (who has just turned 1) would actually fall asleep on the boob i would then wrap her and put her to bed. i started not to wrap cara at 10 months but followed the same routine - lunch, then boob - she would there fall asleep, i would give her the dummy, put her in the cot and then cover her with a blankie. no music for cara but her room is very dark during the day. if she cries i pick her up and give her a cuddle, give her the dummy and put her back to bed. chloe and kyle would sleep on their backs but cara would automatically roll on to her side or on her belly, this of course worried me because of sids but after talking to my baby health nurse she said not to worry and there would be no way to stop her from rolling on to her side or belly. sometimes when i put her to bed now i give her an extra dummy to hold on to or one of her smallish size teddies. i would sometimes get strange looks from people when i told them that my baby was still being wrapped at 9, 10, 11 months but i thought who were they to judge what i do, i know my baby the best not any one else. so if wrapping to you still feels right then do it.
chloe, kyle and cara's mum