I discovered another unique and innovative way to swaddle a baby. It is called miracle blanket.
I realize it doesn't quite look like a blanket when you first glance at it does it. And yet, when you see the result, it looks like a baby wrapped in a swaddle blanket (which it is of course).
The creator of Miracle Blanket is Mike Gatten and he came to develop this blanket out of desperation. He and his wife were looking for a solution to calm their colicky baby. This is what they discovered in their research:
- Swaddling is the most helpful ingredient in every effective calming method,
- Holding your baby on your forearm, face-down (or face-forward) while rocking or jiggling him (gently) seems to enhance the calming effect, and
- Using a pacifier and making a loud shushing sound in his ear further adds to the effectiveness.
He then discovered he needed to find a way to keep a baby swaddled to prevent twitching and flailing that didn't involve complex folds, arm pockets, adjustments for different size babies, buttons, Velcro or straps.
So the Miracle Blanket was born.
Here are the instructions from the Miracle Blanket website showing how easy it appears it is to use the blanket:
Don't forget to stop back during the Baby Shower Celebration for an opportunity to enter a giveaway for your own Miracle Blanket.