good for daytime
not advisable for night time
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Need advices from all mummy!
I am 1st time mom, my baby girl is only 3 weeks + 4 days old.
Is it adviceable to put her into "Sarong" to sleep when she's still small?
good for daytime
not advisable for night time
Try to avoid Sarong as infant bones still very soft, furthermore Sarong also quite dangerous (at times) as my eldest dear daughter got fallen off twice when she's a baby (6 mths above) as the fall is not bcos she turn, the fall is bcos the whole hanger of the Sarong dont know why drop out suddenly!!! *eerie*
Last edited by Catty; 17-12-2008 at 05:09 PM.
If your baby doesn't have trouble sleeping on the bed, y not just leave it as it is? Sarong(yaolan) to a certain extent is quite addictive, same goes for rocking/carrying baby. Imagine going for hols, how to bring sarong along?
my baby girl is almost 8months old now and i have never like putting her in the yaolan/sarong to sleep. not even for naps although mother in law will claim that baby sleeps longer when in the sarong.
i dont't like it because it's rather difficult to get the baby out of the sarong and once baby gets active, he/she also starts wriggling and trying to turn around in the sarong. it happened to my girl and she almost dropped out .
to get your little one to sleep soundly, you should swaddle her; like how they wrap babies in hospital. this gives them the feeling of being in the womb. i learnt this the hard way after my girl cried n cried many nights when she was still 1month plus!
can tell you more if you're interested
Try your best not to put your baby in sarong, we adults sleep in beds so train them to be independent too for future (more easier to takecare). My son was a sarong boy from birth and ended up we have to "visit" ppl house with sarong than can stay longer, if not have to carry him all the way, my gal is a cot gal so now we felt much easier to handle her and can go any ppl's house.
Thanks for sharing your valuable experience with me, and apologise that I did not response promptly.
My dear daughter is now one month old as at 22 Dec. She does have trouble sleeping on the bed, as she is a "light sleeper" & my mother place is abit more "open" to noise, for the past 1 month, my mum & me "tahan" not to put her to yaolan - we craddle/pat her for awhile after drinking milk to allow her to fall asleep then put her to bed, in less than an hour time she'll wakes up and refuses to sleep.
Actually I am not in favour to let her sleep in the yaolan, as there are more cons than pros...
However, at last, till yesterday, we put her to the yaolan during the daytime and put her to bed during the night time to train her on getting used to it on both & not addicted to yaolan. We are still doing the trial., not sure if it works.
did the nurse teach you how to swaddle your baby? that's the way the wrap the baby up in a blanket - the legs and hands tucked in; so that baby will still have the 'womb' feeling.
babies feel comforted by this because they've spent a longer time in the womb than they have outside (and yours is only 1mth outside!) so this swaddling reminds them of a familiar environment.
it worked for me so it might help you!
you can try to let baby sleep on her tummy but since she is still quite young, it would be advisable if you can take a look out if her nose is covered in that position.
My mother in law place is also pretty open to noise type, so whenever I go to her place, I will let baby sleep on his tummy. Been doing that since he was 1 month old. He sleeps very well coz they feel more secure in that manner.
Another method is the swaddling. But seriously speaking, I tink it depends on individual babies. Some after awhile dont't like to be swaddle, so they start to fuss when you swaddle them. Happens to both my kids.. Haha. Less than 2 weeks old, I didn't swaddle them coz they will fuss/cry when I do that, even with hands out. But some babies loved to be swaddle! So depends, give it a try
mee too....my boy hates swaddling when we did that to him since birth.....he will struggle to let go of his hands until whole face turned RED!!!
My girl does not like to be swaddle and will also struggle till her face turned red.. I will try to let her sleep on her tummy, but how often do we need to tilt her head...
The other time for my dear son, I will tilt his head once every 30min-1hr. When he can lift & turn his head slightly, I just let him be, stopped tilting oredi. Just make sure his nose is not covered.