We do lightly...Vivi doesn't like her arms to be too tight in there.
Life was so much easier when Kai was swaddled. Now he hates it and struggles like some of you said, fighting it until we free him. But he startles all night and screams. In fact he startled all day even though I was holding him. I sure hope this stage of startling passes soon so he can get better sleep. It is so sad to see him freaking out like he is falling!
We swaddle. Boots loves it! And so do we bc like others have said she will keep herself up flailing around if she doesn't have it. you can swaddle with the arms out too. They still get the tightness without the arm restriction.
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DD Phoenix, 5 DD Violet, 3 DD Boots, 12/2011
Problem solved! After some scientific experiments, it is decided: SWADDLE! I got two nights in a row of 6-hour stretches! Woo hoo! He's also calming down more & not fighting the swaddle.
DH Mike 2/10/01
DS Caleb 11/19/05
DS Jonah 11/25/11
I only swaddled Trystan for the first 10 days or so. I couldn't after that because we went to visit DH's family in Idaho and he slept in his little Poo chair (I had to buckle him in it every night so that he wouldn't slide out, so I couldn't swaddle him). After we got back home he seemed to sleep the same amount of time whether or not I did it. During the day he's too all over the place (he likes to swing his arms around and be free lol)...
Krystal & Donovan - 12/2/06
Reagan - 10/2/02
Maximus - 3/10/05
Liberty - 12/11/08
My angel in Heaven 1/7/13
We swaddle for the night and for naps. Like the others, he will spend his entire time flailing his arms and legs otherwise. I thought he was too constricted one night and wanted out (he was really struggling with his arms in the swaddle), but the result was worse. It was pretty obvious that he wasn't going to get any sleep. I'm a horrible swaddler when it comes to regular swaddle blankets (I've even got the Anis and whatever they're called muslins), so I rely on the miracle blanket. Turns out, I need stupid proof baby stuff.