A short while back, I posted that I thought Nolan may be going through the Four Month Wakeful period. It just so happened that I stopped swaddling him (cold-turkey!) at the same time he turned 4 months, so I wasn't sure what was the cause of his middle-of-the-night happy sessions in his crib.
After 5 nights of him consistently waking and wanting to play, I decided to put him back into his SwaddleMe. Mercifully, it did the trick.
He's back to sleeping through the night again with an occasional need for a paci and some gentle rocking (while he's laying). I'm going to keep him in the swaddle for as long as I can until he is strong enough to roll over while being all wrapped up. Once I feel he can do that, I'll stop immediately.
I hate to keep him in the swaddle simply because he can't sleep in the thing for the rest of his life; but when his arms are free, he thinks it's party-time. Not to mention, he gets frustrated because he can't fall back to sleep and he ends up scratching his poor little face to smitherines.
I think my mistake was making him give up his little cocoon, cold-turkey. I should have tried the one-arm-out-of-the-swaddle trick first. I may give it a shot this coming weekend because I won't have to wake for work the following morning!
Did you have any success with the one-armed swaddle?