Our baby is due in 5 weeks. Soon - very soon - she will be here in my arms. I'll be able to look into her eyes and smell that sweet baby scent on the top of her head and soak in the magic of the miracle of life.
I've been trying to mentally prepare myself for the birth. The recovery. That state of oblivion and wonder and exhaustion.
In the beginning, I know we might not be sleeping much. Babies, after all, eat throughout the night...and wake up to explore the world. And I'm not one to "schedule" my baby or to "sleep train" or anything like that. In fact, I think it's sometimes extremely healthy for babies to wake up in the night. It may not be easiest for the parents, but - as is true in so many situations - what is easy is not always best.
That said, we'll definitely try swaddling our baby in the early weeks and months because swaddling has been proven to help babies sleep longer and to decrease the risk of SIDS. Our firstborn certainly seemed to enjoy the snugness of being wrapped tight in receiving blankets. My husband was our "resident swaddler" because he just had a knack for it. I tried, but somehow my swaddles never seemed as perfect as his.
This time, I'm excited to try the Miracle Blanket, "a revolutionary swaddle blanket" that is designed to:
Plus, the Miracle Blanket uses no buttons, straps, snaps, zippers, or confusing adjustments. It looks about as simple as simple can be. "The Miracle Blanket makes it easy to get the perfect swaddle every time, even in the dark." That easy part appeals to me.
As does the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't absolutely love it, you can send it back and get a refund...no questions asked.
Available in 12 different colors/patterns, the blankets retail for $29.95.
YOUR TURN: Did you/do you swaddle your baby? Have you tried the Miracle Blanket?
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Miracle Blanket in the color/design of his/her choice. To enter, leave a topic-related comment on this post prior to Tuesday, February 17 at midnight (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #13 Christine Jensen. Congratulations!