Will has learned how to get out of his swaddle. It doesn’t matter if he’s swaddled in a blanket or one of those special “swaddle blankets” with the velcro (actually those don’t work as well as a normal blanket) he can get out. If he really tries he can get out in a matter of seconds after he’s swaddled. Normally I’d think, okay, time to lose the swaddle. BUT. He will NOT sleep unless he’s swaddled. Like, there are times in the middle of the night that all he needs is re-swaddled. Doesn’t nurse, just needs to be wrapped up.
So, what to do? I’m really not a fan of waking up every few hours to re-swaddle. Especially since my middle of the night swaddles are not the best. But I don’t think he would sleep at all if I quit swaddling. Am I missing something? Is there a better way to do this? Can I train him not to need it somehow? The worst part of all this is that I don’t remember ANYTHING about when we quit swaddling Kalena. Don’t know when it happened, or how she did, or what brought it about. Nada. It must not have been a big deal, (I’m pretty sure I’d remember if it was) so I guess I didn’t feel the need to blog about it. Lesson learned. Blog about EVERYTHING. You– Please don’t. Anyway, more talk (read: complaining) later about how Will USED to sleep for 6 hours at a time and now he’s back to 3 or 4 hours. Sad.