good swaddle that keeps arms folded, not straight

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good swaddle that keeps arms folded, not straight

Postby MotoX Mom » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:38 pm

I currently swaddle DD with a 36x36 receiving blanket. She is good at getting her arms out and sometimes the blanket goes up to her chin/mouth. I worry about creating that SIDS "pocket". Can anyone recommend a swaddle that does not put her hands at her side, but up or across her tummy like she is used to?

Also, when did you stop swaddling? She has been colicky, so I have continued til now. How did you tell when they were "ok" with it?
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Postby Cinder4320 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:31 pm

http://www.kiddopotamus.com/p_swad.php

I use the kiddopotamus swaddle blankets. They don't really let you lock the arms across the chest but Once the babies are in the blanket they can move them a little but to get them into that position or you can place them there before fastening.

Nolan's arms usually end up on his chest somehow in these. These stay on nicely and I actually twist the top a bit to keep it far away from his chin but that's easy to do if it fits your LO weird at all.

Here is him in the blanket.
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Postby MotoX Mom » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:35 pm

Awww, thanks Miranda! I actually have one of these from my shower, but she has always been too little for it. I will have to try it, I was thinking it required her arms to be at her side. :?
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Postby meg1492 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:47 pm

Are you swaddling her tight enough? Watch some youtube videos to see how tight some nurses swaddle. :)
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Postby jule92 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:43 pm

I've never tried one but I seriously considered buying this as I have heard great things about them! It looks like it would work to keep your LO's arms when she likes them!

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Postby Stucky » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:26 pm

I found out about "The Miracle Blanket" from a forum here on TWW- oh my gosh, it is the only gift I give at baby showers anymore- incredible!! It got Phoebe to go an extra hour between feedings at night. Google it and on their website you can put in your zip and they'll show you where they sell them.
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Postby MotoX Mom » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:48 pm

I have seen the Miracle Blanket, but was wondering if it is different than any other swaddle?
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Postby mom2nicholaspatrick » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:14 pm

I just ordered the miracle blanket from amazon (free shipping). I will repost to let you know if it worked.
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Postby Stucky » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:19 pm

Yes its totally different, i've used them all and they all work to a certain extent but if you want a tighter swaddle that you don't have to re-do then I would get the miracle blanket. You should check out their website, they have a short video that is very helpful. You really have to read the instructions to learn how to do it then in no time you'll be swaddling with your eyes closed : ) It has a little pouch of babies legs then two strip of extra material on the inside that you fold up and over the babies arms then wrap the rest of the swaddle around. Kind of hard to explain, but it works wonders!
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Postby Ahavati » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:03 pm

I am wanting to get a miracle blanket!

Man, my DH could get a nice TIGHT swaddle with any blanket. He was like the master at swaddling LOL.
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Postby TXlonghorn » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:50 am

I have a Miracle Blanket and swaddled my eldest son until he was 5 months.
He got pretty dependant on it.

I have already stopped swaddling my 7 week old.

I liked the Miracle Blanket but I kind of think that swaddling can restrict their head/body movements and contribute to 'flathead'
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Postby MotoX Mom » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:38 am

So, now that I have read Happiest Baby On The Block...i guess their arms are supposed to swaddled down :) The Kiddopotomus one, she can get her arms up to her stomach...may have to look into the miracle blanket, but hate to buy one this late!
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Postby TXlonghorn » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:57 am

My son could escape from the Miracle Blanket at about 4 months. I don't know how in the world he got out of it seeing as it fits like a total straight jacket--but he did!
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Postby MotoX Mom » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:34 pm

wow, that thing looks inescapeable! LOL I guess I wont spend the money since she is 2.5 m already. She is a houdini too!
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