So, I know I haven’t blogged in forever, yadda yadda yadda….but a few of us mamas were talking about swaddling on Twitter – Jessica and Colleen, specifically – and I volunteered to vlog how we do our version of the double swaddle / swaddle strap. Evidently it was just the kick in the hind end that I needed to dust off the blog. If you have no interest in swaddling or babies or anything of that nature, just skip this post because it will be of little interest to you.
So. The swaddle. As I mention in the video, hubs and I have spent quite a bit of money on swaddle supplies for our little Houdini baby. We have:
- 4 Halo sleepsack swaddles – 1 fleece newborn size, 1 cotton newborn size, 2 cotton size small
- 1 Woombie (we also returned 1″Houdini Woombie – supposedly a “stronger” version of the Woombie but we couldn’t tell a difference between it and the original, so it went back to Amazon)
- 4 hand-me-down “First Years” swaddle blankets – these seem to be most like the Summer Infant swaddle blankets
- a package of Aden & Anais swaddle blankets
Admittedly, this version isn’t going to work very well once it gets hot here (we’re still using our furnace because it’s in the 40′s at night, so L isn’t at risk of overheating) but I’m using my noggin and trying to figure out a way to do it during the summer months, too. Our parents think that using the “baby straightjacket” version of swaddling might be a bit extreme…but you can’t argue with results, and those results are SLEEP for us and for her, which is important.
SO! The video. I apologize in advance for the number of times I sniff during the video – if I do this in real life as much as I do during this video, I feel very sorry for my friends and family because it’s slightly out of control. Also, pay no attention to my lack of makeup / messy hair – it’s usually a choice between makeup or hair, not both….and evidently today it was neither. Enough disclaimers.