Eli is 10 weeks old, and is a strong little fellow! Lately he's been in the habit of destroying my wrap and breaking out of it the little bugger haha... I do it fairly tight (not too tight as to be constricting) but usually tight enough to keep his hands in..
He has been having a most wonderful time wriggling and cooing and gooing to break his arms out to suck his hands! This takes him at least 20mins of struggling to do..
When it usually takes him about 10mins give or take a few mins to settle to sleep for naps and night time. usually after his 7:00pm feed he goes down wonderfully around 7:30-8pm and doesn't normally wake until 3-4am and is definately not distressed IF still wrapped.. (lucky us to have a good bubba at this age!)
However with his latest habit of nearly 'obsessing' with getting his hands out once he gets them out of the wrap he just will not sleep because then most times it triggers his hunger reflex even just after a feed, in turn making him annoyed as he frantically sucks them or accidently whacks himself in the face with them waking himself up...
I have gotten him back up to offer some more food but he just won't have any more so it's not true hunger, I've also got him up and re-wrapped him which seems the thing to do recently but I don't want to continually rewrap him as this is an unwanted behaviour... Especially when it becomes a 'game' and he smiles and giggles at me like a mental patient before being put back into bed haha
The problem also is if he isn't wrapped and he gets to his hands he won't sleep through the night, yet doesn't want to feed when he wakes which in turn makes for lack of sleep for him, and for me and hubby too..
He is getting to the stage where he needs to start remaining unwrapped for bedtime, as hes rolling a bit, and we will probably move him to his cot from his bassinet in a month or so also.
He will settle fine unwrapped on his own sometimes and sleeps with his arms up but even then in between sleep cycles if he gets to his hands and squeezes or whacks his face or feels them on his cheeks boom he wakes himself up where if he was still wrapped he wouldn't even stir until his next feed!!
I really don't know what to do, if I wrap him he breaks out and won't sleep due to access to his hands until rewrapped, if I don't wrap him he wakes earlier in the night because of his hands before his 3-4am feed...
And I'm not interested in buying any 'miricle wraps' or other commercial wraps, we really don't have the money for it at the moment and I don't want to do trial and error with that kind of money when it's needed elsewhere...Also sleeping bags he still has access to his hands so they wouldn't work either...Any ideas???!?