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.