Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Can a Blanket Be a Miracle?
Posted by Missy W. @ 9:53 AM
Amazing Miracle Blanket
By Miracle Blanket
Ages Birth – 6 mos
Ed. Note: You know how much I love Mom-Powered projects, so I was stoked to review the Rookie Moms’ new handbook. In honor of their book launch, I invited Whitney and Heather, the Rookie Moms themselves, to be the GHM Guest Reviewers today. I’m not sure when they had time to review something for me, in that they are both Moms, run a wicked cool site and just finished their book, The Rookie Mom’s Handbook! They probably even brushed their teeth today, too.
When we heard that Gearhead Mom was expecting baby #2, we felt it was critical to begin our campaign of convincing her that she must use the Amazing Miracle Blanket. There are simply no substitutions.
A rock solid swaddle is the key to good sleep for a newborn, hence the postpartum nurses wrap an hours-old baby as tightly as a San Francisco-style burrito, but rarely can an inexperienced (or out-of-practice) parent do the same. Add a few weeks of consistent sleep deprivation, and even the most coordinated parent can only produce a flimsy swaddle with a regular receiving blanket.
The geniusly designed AMB features a unique shape with special panels that go over the baby’s arms and then under their body so that the limbs are really straightjacketed in place. This feat of engineering appeals to geeky parents (us) and gear-headed folks (Missy and Roger). There is even a DVD that demonstrates the sophisticated wrap procedure. But rest assured: after a few tries, you will have the technique memorized and be handling your delicate newborn as if she were a mass of carne asada, cheese and guac.
Having tried the Swaddle Me and other velcro wraps, let us assure you that they do not compare. Those who say that their babies don’t like to be swaddled, that they’re too strong and always escape, here is your answer. Even if you have lost faith in the swaddle, give this absurdly named blanket a try.
Gearhead Mom, we wish you much sleep in the coming months. Let us know if you don’t find this blanket to be an Amazing Miracle.