Despite the objections of some of our 6 readers, we have swaddled Mac since he came home from the hospital. We were told that it seemed mean and torturous.
However, Mac started sleeping through the night by 6 or 7 weeks old and it was hard to argue with those results. After all, "If it ain't broke..."
We knew that we could not swaddle him forever: I mean, they don't make wraps big enough for 10 year olds. Plus, that might make sleep-overs awkward.
So, we have been trying to decide the best way to wean him off of swaddling. Without any great ideas, we pressed onward.
Well, about a week ago, Mac "politely" refused to be swaddled one night. We decided to let him have a chance at freedom and figured we would have to get up in the middle of the night.
Much to our surprise, he slept straight through until morning and has been free from the bondage of swaddling ever since.
Here is a picture of him napping sans swaddle.