My husband and I learned the swaddle basics from the kind nurses in the hospital. Their technique was the awe-inspiring kind that can only be mastered after swaddling thousands of babies a month for years. I mean seriously, here's our 5-hour old munchkin lookin' oh so cozy and snug in his lil' burrito:
Unfortunately, most new moms don't have that kind of swaddling skill. My burrito looked more like a soft taco. Luckily, I had the "Happiest Baby on the Block" DVD waiting for me, which taught me the MAGIC of the 5-S's, including a pretty easy swaddle that I could actually do, about half of the time... hmph.So, we quickly switched over to the Halo and Kiddopotamus sleepsacks, which are popular and easy alternatives to using a receiving blanket burrito-style. But they have their own imperfections, of course. The velcro is LOUD and can startle your baby awake. I also found my baby often managed to wiggle his way down somehow so that the swaddle was covering part of his face, including his nose and mouth - scary! He also usually, no matter how tightly I strapped him in there, managed to get his arms up and out of the swaddle and would then proceed to wake himself up with his uncontrollable flailing arms.
It wasn't til my lil' man was out of the swaddling stage that I came across SwaddleTee and I'm kicking myself that I hadn't found it sooner!! It was designed by mom (yay for momtrepreneurs!!!), Marisa Cox, after being frustrated with various swaddles on the market. She went through a year and a half of product development using feedback from other moms, pediatricians, and doulas to perfect the SwaddleTee.
Here are just a few of the totally awesome aspects of the SwaddleTee:
Awesome, right?? Step aside Halo, there's a new swaddle in town!!
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