Baby guy’s newest trick is breaking out of his swaddle and, as a result, waking himself up from a nap or nighttime slumber. We are frequently finding him with one or both arms up by his head, little fingers exploring his face. Either he no longer cares to be confined by his sleeping bag-like blanket or his Summer Infant SwaddleMe is just too small (and the Velcro too worn down) to contain him.
We’ve tried to remedy the situation by using a larger swaddle, but it left too much room for his arms and hands to wander up north. We’ve also tried double bagging him–wrapping him in an aden + anais muslin swaddle before securing him inside the larger SwaddleMe–but he seemed too hot inside two layers.
I feel we only have two choices: Try another swaddle brand, like the HALO SleepSack Swaddle or say “sayonara” to the swaddle all together. So this mama could use some advice: When did your little one start sleeping “au natural,” and how was that transition? Before that, did you have a preferred brand of swaddle blanket?