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I'm lurking from 3rd tri...and just wondering what's been your experience with swaddling? Do you have a favorite brand or blanket? I am looking at the "miracle blanket" and just wondering what other's reccommend!
My DD isn't a fan of being swaddled the traditional way as she prefers to have her hands up by her face. I swaddle her in a thermal blanket with her hands up by her face and then I also use a SwaddleMe over top of the thermal blanket. This ensures she doesn't wiggle her arms completely loose most of the time and she can still suck on her hand if she wants to in her sleep.
I loved the swaddle sleep sacks with DD#1.
I love the miracle blanket with this baby.
There's a video on YouTube on an "Escape Free Swaddle". I recommend you look for it.We use this technique under her swaddles b/c she's an escape artist!
I recommend Aiden and Anais blankets and the summer swaddle products. We like both the one with the zipper and the velcro. The bad thing about the velcro, is that if you don't use the "escape free" technique, she gets her hands free below the velcro and starts to lift the whole top half of the swaddle up.
I never tried the miracle blanket, but probably should have!
I have Halo sleep sacks, a Swaddle Me and a couple of the Miracle Blankets and the Miracle Blankets are my favorite right now. Our Swaddle me is fleece and DD seems to get so hot in it. She can usually wiggle an arm or two out of it too. The miracle blanket is a light, soft material, but it keeps DD plenty warm. She's rarely able to get an arm out and seems to really sleep well in it. I also like that there is no velcro- it makes washing less of a hassle. I still like the swaddle me and sleep sacks... just not as much. I plan to use the sleep sacks (without the swaddle feature) when DD is over being swaddled.
Danica 10.22.10 | Milo 12.23.12