Someone asked why I decided to unswaddle Guppy. Really, there is no good reason to keep swaddling him. My baby boy is a week shy of 6 months, and he still takes measly 30 minutes naps. Additionally, he wakes a lot at night too. The whole purpose of swaddling is to help a baby settle down and sleep longer. Since the swaddling obviously wasn't helping Guppy sleep, I decided to just get rid of the damn blanket.
Things have improved somewhat, but they are still not great. I can now transfer Guppy from my arm to the swing without waking him. When he does awaken during the transfer, I have to turn on the swing to get him to settle back down. But for most of his naps, I can just sit him in the swing without turning it on. For some strange reason he wakes up whenever I lay him down in his crib. So, we are still working on this one.
Not wanting to stress everyone out too much, I decided to work on naps first and then move on to bedtime. It was my intention to start unswaddling at night this week, but my baby boy is suffering through a nasty cold right now. I think I'll wait until he is feeling better before I unswaddle him at night.
When guppy is completely unswaddled and his sleeping has returned to normal, I want to move him to his crib in his own bedroom. After all, my baby boy is getting big. I want him out of my bed before he can crawl.
So, that is why I unswaddled my wee little babe.