We swaddled Cole for the first week or two after bringing him home, then we decided not to swaddle him. By week 4 though he was back to being swaddled, hoping he'd sleep longer. That seemed to do the trick because the boy has slept pretty well since 6 weeks of age.
As we approach the four month mark though, I feel we have to start unswaddling him...am I wrong? For starters, his "Swaddle Me" blanket (the one that's designed for swaddling and velcros him in) is getting too short for him and I'm not sure if it's worth buying a larger size. I could try swaddling him with one of his Aden and Anais blankets, but a part of me wants to see if he'll sleep without being swaddled.
Since I don't have to work this week I figured I'd give it a try. That way if he wakes in the middle of the night, I won't be exhausted for work the next day. Tonight we put him in a sleep sack, followed our night time routine, and we'll see what happens. I will admit I've had to make two trips upstairs already, but I how do I know I wouldn't have had to re-nuk him even if he was swaddled.
What are your thoughts? When did you stop swaddling your children?