Remember when I showed you here how my little guy hates swaddling? I don't know when, how or why he developed such distaste for it. He loved being swaddled in the hospital, and even in our first days home...as seen below. (Don't even get me started on how tiny he looks there! can time please stand still?!?)
But eventually Houdini (aka William) figured out how to wriggle his way right out of even our best attempts to swaddle . . .
But now that we're trying to develop some sort of napping schedule for William, the constant waking needed to stop. I debated on what to do. Swaddle, or no swaddle? He hates being swaddled and even fusses when we do it, but at the same time, if we don't swaddle, we end up with a baby who wakes 20 minutes into his nap time.
No thank you.
Also know as my sanity saver.
Yes - it does resemble a straight jacket. And yes - baby boy does fight me every. single. time. I put him in it. But the velcro tabs on this puppy have proven to be the strongest of any swaddle we've tried thus far, so we're stickin' with it!
Why do I wrap my sweet Houdini up like a velcro burrito if he doesn't like it? Because although he may not enjoy it at first, he does enjoy full naps and being well-rested in the end, and this is the only way we can accomplish that. :)