We’ve come to a point (at 11.5 weeks) where Amalia is no longer down with being swaddled. Up until now, she has felt comforted by swaddles, and as soon as they’re on, she calms down and immediately yawns. They signaled bedtime or naptime, and made her feel safe.
All of a sudden, something switched and she screams when I try to put her in it. This is clearly a sign that we need to drop the swaddle, but I’m terrified that she won’t sleep! I’ve asked around, and have gotten some great tips, but also need your help. This is the advice I’ve received so far:
1. Try the Magic Merlin Sleepsuit. We have one, but haven’t tried it yet, I’m afraid she’s just going to have her hands up in her mouth (current obsession) or in her face the whole time. Has anyone had success with this?
2. Swaddle her with one arm out. We’ve tried this and she woke herself up with her hand after 30 minutes. Do we just have to soldier few the first few tries?
Let me know what you’ve done successfully to drop the swaddle… I’m not sure where to start!
Update: Yesterday she did a full nap in the Magic Merlin and then slept in it overnight from 7pm-7am with no issues. We’re going to try it for a few more days, and if it sticks, we’ll stay with it until she rolls.