Monday, February 23, 2009

Swaddle Me / Happiest Baby on the Block


Menachem thinks it's cruel to wrap your up so tightly that they can't move around, so when he's not around and Hila is screaming, I do just that. The problem is that I'm not so good at it and Hila is quite the little arm-flailer, so I end up with a crying baby is a mess of blankets.

The solution: The Kiddopotamus SwaddleMe Swaddler. Now, I haven't tried it yet, but I have one on it's way from America and I'm looking forward to the soft cotton easy to swaddle cloth. Easy diaper access and a slit for a carseat buckle make it practical too!

Swaddling is an ancient art of baby soothing, as described in Dr. Harvey Karp's The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer. Dr. Karp has a very my-way-or-the-highway attitude, but so far, I've followed his way and seen fantastic results, particularly the windshield wiper moves that utilizes the 5 S's. If you have a colicky or just a baby in a bad mood, I recommend trying these tried and true moves to a happier baby.

3 comments:

  1. My favorite velcro closed Swaddle is the Baby Bonkie. http://www.chulamama.com/babybonkie.html
    All the beautiful fabrisa are hand picked by the designer to be fresh and fun PLUS - It has a minkie lining so can just put the baby in a onsie and then swaddle her up! Makes for easy night time diaper changes.

    Save 10% at Chulamama with coupon code babythingsiwant

    Thanks!

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  2. those chenille lined ones also look nice...

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  3. This was a lifesaver for my lil' guy. Only downfall was once he outgrew it ugh.

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