Just wanted to see if you have any bright ideas for me. Baby is now 6 months old and big for her age, probably nearing 9.5kgs and 70cm+. She is suffering from eczema.
Swaddling her in the cooler weather was fine but I find that she overheats now it is warmer even if I use a light cotton wrap. I have cut a single sheet into 40cm strips and lie her on a strip, bring the fabric over each arm and then under her body so that her body weight holds her arms down. I then put the Safe T Sleep over her whole torso. At night she is in a light sleeping bag but during the day I have her in footed pants. I also put mittens on her hands.
My problem is that every once in a while she somehow manages to wriggle an arm out and scratches up her face, which can lead to infection and antibiotics and sleepless nights for me as I lie there wondering if her arms are secure.
Do you have any swaddling techniques that might help in this warmer weather? We're booked in to see a specialist about Baby's eczema later this month but I'm not expecting a cure, just some advice on how to minimise the eczema occurring so I think I'll be needing to continue the swaddling for a while yet.
Thanks very much