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Monday, June 14, 2010

Swaddle your Baby!!!!!

Swaddle Me- “The Swaddle Me soothes infants and reduces symptoms of colic by recreating the familiar, soothing snugness of the womb. It also reduces the incidence of the startle reflex, allowing babies to sleep for longer periods of time. The award-winning Swaddle Me has revolutionized the way babies and parents sleep around the world and it has forged an international renaissance in swaddling. New studies show that swaddling may help reduce the risk of SIDS by promoting a safer level of sleep and by providing better sleep when infants are on their back.” (Babies R Us website). 
I used a Swaddle Me the first week I brought my daughter home.  She was up every 2 hours so I thought it wasn't working, and I felt like I was putting her in a straight jacket!  She also liked to sleep with her hands up by her face (like she was making a goal post with her body).  I tried swaddling her in a blanket like they do in the hospital but eventually she would work her way out of it and I would worry about the blanket smothering her.  This past week a friend’s mom told me both of her grandchildren slept through the night in a Swaddle Me.  Did someone say SLEEP?!?!?!?!?  Oh I am all for re-trying the Swaddle Me.  That is exactly what I did.  The first 3 nights she slept 7 hours.  Hallelujah!!!!!  So guess who is in a straight jacket every night????

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