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I have found that the gradual approach to weaning from swaddling works best. My son LOVED to be swaddled and I really dreaded the day we decided to wean! However, we started with one arm out for a few days or a week, then the other arm for a while. After a bit, I started to lay him down to naps without a swaddler and he got used to falling asleep without it. He did love "sleepers" though, which are nightgowns that have blankets for the bottom. That way he isn't swaddled but still has something over his legs. Check them out!
I agree--gradual weaning is best. Try swaddling just his arms, and then when he gets used to that then try it looser and looser. It may be rough at first, but he'll get used to it. Good luck!
My wife and I were never good at swaddling, so we didn't have to really worry about weening off swaddling... all of our babies were wiggling free after a few weeks!
I'm sorry your son is having some allergies. Those are no fun. I hope you are able to figure it out soon. Weaning will happen with time. Just be patient and hang in there. Keep us up to speed. :-)
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