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May 7th, 2013, 07:58 AM
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I finally got some! I pulled out this swaddling blanket I got for DS1 called the Miracle Blanket two nights ago. Igot it when he was 7 weeks old and bam, he went from sleeping 3-4 hours a night to like 7. I kid you not. So I thought about it and got Brennan wrapped in it two nights ago and worked again! ALMOST 7 HOURS STRAIGHT! At 5 1/2 weeks old! If you're swaddleing I totally recomend this blanket. Looks a little like a baby straight jacket, but he's very calm in there and can't work his arms out like he can with a regular swaddle. He's a big, strong boy at 13 lbs and 8 oz. His heft probably helps a little too. Yay! Praying it continues....
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May 7th, 2013, 09:21 AM
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DD had to be swaddled so tightly and those blankets were awesome! Noah doesn't really like to be swaddled. Some nights we lightly swaddled him and keep his arms free and he does ok but he mainly just likes to lay there all spread out, lol.
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May 7th, 2013, 11:36 AM
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Good for you! I love swaddle blankets like that. We swaddled Grace for a long time in a SwaddleMe blanket or a Woombie. She slept so much better swaddled. We've been using the SwaddleMe on Anna too.
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May 7th, 2013, 11:59 AM
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The Miracle Blanket was in fact a miracle with DS. Ingrid isn't as keep on being swaddled, so we haven't broken out the straight jacket yet. She does ok with a normal Swaddle Me and she'd probably prefer nothing. But she still smacks herself in the face, so we aren't about to ditch it just yet.

I can't even fathom 7 hours of sleep. At this point I'd pay for more then 2.5 hours straight. Ingrid is way to hungry more often than that to stay asleep that long.
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May 7th, 2013, 12:34 PM
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Alex freaks the heck out if you even think of a swaddle in his presence. My oldest son would do OK in a swaddle if you left his hands out my daughter liked to be swaddled Alex no way he literally screams until you set him free. 7 hours of sleep sounds heavenly!!! Alex was going 4 and 5 hour stretches but the past 2 or 3 nights he wants to eat every 45 min to 1.5 hours. *yawn* Please pass the coffee!
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May 7th, 2013, 09:43 PM
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I loved the miracle blanket for my first daughter. I haven't gotten it out again yet because we are using the woombie for now. My husband wouldn't let us use the woombie on our first daughter because we tried it one night and she slept 3 hours in a row. Since she was a non sleeper he worried that it was helping her sleep too deeply or something so we switched to the miracle blanket. That let her sleep a little less than 3 hours in a row which was somehow okay with him. (I find it amusing that he has such strong opinions about sleep while I stare at him sound asleep in the middle of the night while I am nursing.)

Anyway, I recommend the miracle blanket to anyone whose baby likes to be swaddled but breaks out of it easily.
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May 8th, 2013, 06:30 PM
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We are using the woombie and she's been sleeping so well in it from day 4. I keep waiting for the night that that changes, but so far so good!
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May 12th, 2013, 02:41 AM
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I had to pop back into this thread to say THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH for mentioning the miracle blanket. I bought one the same day that you posted this and got a chance to use it yesterday for the first time.

We had just come home from a baby shower and he was sooo tired and over stimulated from all of the people ohhing and ahhing in his face the whole time. He was soo upset and fussy even after he was fed and the whole nine and wouldn't settle down to sleep.

So I wrapped him in the blanket per the instructions and as soon as I got him wrapped up he stopped crying and was just looking at me. After just a few minutes he fell to sleep. Me and my husband couldnt believe it! I put him in his bassinet and he slept for 3 hours and only woke up because he pooped while he was sleeping and I heard it and woke him up to change him and feed him again.

When it was time for bed I wrapped him again and he slept for 5 hours!!!!!!! He has never slept that long since we brought him home. DH and I were thrilled to sleep that long in a row.

Thank you soo much!! This thing works so darn well! *HUG*
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May 12th, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Yay for sleeping babies!
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May 13th, 2013, 04:19 PM
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MrRK, you're so welcome! I bought it online without knowing anything, but I wished someone I knew would have told me about it!
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May 15th, 2013, 11:17 AM
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Alex freaks the heck out if you even think of a swaddle in his presence. My oldest son would do OK in a swaddle if you left his hands out my daughter liked to be swaddled Alex no way he literally screams until you set him free. 7 hours of sleep sounds heavenly!!! Alex was going 4 and 5 hour stretches but the past 2 or 3 nights he wants to eat every 45 min to 1.5 hours. *yawn* Please pass the coffee!
Sigh. That's my boy too. My kids will take the swaddle in the hospital, once they come home, nope hate it. I think its my genes though. The thought of not moving is making my skin crawl now lol
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May 15th, 2013, 11:48 AM
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We swaddle only his legs. He freaks if his arms are in so we leave them out and he's good. He doesn't sleep as well at night without his legs at least swaddled.
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May 15th, 2013, 01:34 PM
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Sigh. That's my boy too. My kids will take the swaddle in the hospital, once they come home, nope hate it. I think its my genes though. The thought of not moving is making my skin crawl now lol
RaeLynn swaddled well in the hospital, she even swaddled well the first few days at home. Now she hates it.
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