Really like the idea, concept and promises made by swaddling, but want it made easier?
Then the Miracle Blanket is ideal - trust me, if we can do it in our house, you can do it too.
Making the Most of Miracle Blanket®
Swaddling is one of the most helpful ingredient in every effective calming method and at Fiesta Tots we found this particular product to be brilliant in helping our eldest to settle through a colic period.
If your baby seems too warm, dress her in a nappy and Miracle Blanket® only. The room temperature where your baby sleeps should be comfortable for a lightly dressed adult (67-72°F).
Many babies prefer to have their feet free.
In step two you may position your baby with her feet on top of the foot pouch to see if your baby prefers to be wrapped this way.
This option is also useful when room temperatures are high.
As your baby grows, the blanket may seem loose around their legs. This is perfectly okay as it allows for proper movement and development of her hip and knee joints.
It is best to wrap your baby very snugly, but not so tight that they struggle to breathe.
It’s normal for a baby to fuss when first wrapped – especially the first few times. But don’t worry, after a week or two most babies begin to relax at the mere sight of the blanket.
Be sure that the blanket is NOT touching your baby’s cheeks. This may trigger her “Rooting Response” and may wake her. If the blanket is touching her cheeks, you have wrapped her too low in the blanket. You must be sure the top of the blanket is slightly below the tops of her shoulders.
It is very important to tuck the arm flaps securely and flat under the baby’s back as the flaps keep your baby from working her arms free and waking herself. This also keeps your baby’s arms in the most effective position – at her sides.
Anytime a baby is swaddled, in a Miracle Blanket or any other swaddle solution, they must sleep on their back for safety.
Never place a swaddled baby face-down.
Important Note Regarding Car Seats
We do not recommend using the Miracle Blanket® with a car seat.
If a baby’s arms and legs are inside the blanket then they cannot extend through the six point harness. It is imperative that an infant carseat be used EXACTLY as recommended by the manufacturer. This is even true if the car seat is used outside the car.
We recommend swaddling from birth to 14 weeks.
If your baby is able to roll over or is showing signs that they will soon, we recommend discontinuing tight swaddling. (Not just in a Miracle Blanket®, but in any tight swaddling solution.)
Weaning Your Baby from The Miracle Blanket®
The Miracle Blanket®® (U.S. Pat. No. 6868566) is not intended for use with babies over 14 weeks old. After this age, babies need to have their hands free to suck and explore. A great weaning method is to put them to bed without the blanket. If baby wakes more often, wrap her in the blanket to help her sleep. Each night your baby should sleep a little longer without the blanket. After a week or so she’ll forget about the blanket all together.
Benefits of the Miracle Blanket®
- Stops colic, guaranteed!
- Helps baby sleep better and longer
- Helps keep babies on their backs
- Prevents twitching and “startling”
- Prevents facial scratches
- Makes breastfeeding easier
- Easy to wrap and stays put
- Made of 100% super-soft breathable cotton knit – perfect for any climate
- One size fits all, up to 14 weeks
- Offers simplicity of design – no buttons, straps, Velcro, knots, or zippers
- Provide a healthy hip and leg environment with freedom of movement for proper development
- Allows you to uniquely swaddle “Hand-to-Heart”, arms down, in or out