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Have you read Happiest Baby on the Block? It's a pretty good read/dvd. I was swaddling E with his arms out b/c he would fight or try to wiggle them out. The problem was he would have jerky movements with his arms while sleeping and wake himself up. In the book the DR talks about the fact that babies don't always know what they want. It's better to swaddle with both arms in...even if they fight it. It's a pain for E, but after about 5-10 minutes he calms and falls asleep. He also stays asleep longer during the night. He does struggle a little when he is sleeping and I can hear him grunting at times to get those arms free.
This. I actually stopped swaddling LO for awhile because she "hated" it, but in my reading about babies and sleep everything I read said Swaddle, Swaddle, Swaddle,even if they seem like they hate it.
I've started swaddling her again, and she sleeps better for naps and at night. I use this method for swaddling her, and even Houdini can't seem to get out of it.