Active 9 month old still needs arms swaddled or else he will play instead of sleep 😩
How do I get him to sleep? Even with his crib bare, he will play with the crib walls, or his toes, fingers ... In other words, he will find something even when there is nothing to play with. It doesn't matter if he's tired or sleepy. He will stay up and play even if he's exhausted. I have to use an arm swaddle on him or he'll never sleep. This isn't ideal since he's able to toss and turn, and I'd like to transition him out of arm swaddles. We've tried the Merlin sleep suit. Didn't work, he played because he could use his arms and hands. The Halo sleep sacks worked, but at 20 lbs he's too big for the ones that bind the arms. Essentially if it doesn't keep his arms down snugly, it doesn't work.