My 5 week old is up all might grunting moving around trying to bust out of his swaddle. He's mostly unsuccessful at getting the all the way out, but he still will try for hours?? What's the alternative here?? Unswaddle him and let him hit himself in the face all night?? Is there any way to Unswaddle and still get sleep?? Or do I have to go to a high tech method like a miracle blanket??
Not sure why you think you HAVE to swaddle, but you don't HAVE to. It is helpful, yes, but DS doesn't like it 1/2 of the time, so we don't always use it.
You can always try a swaddleme or something similar (didn't specify if you were using just a blanket or what ;) ) and see if that helps.