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Hopeful2BMommy July 18th, 2013 08:14 PM

miracle blanket
 
Anyone have one?
What's your opinion?
I have been using a SwaddleMe with Eli and recently he has decided he hates having his arms inside. Bought the Miracle Blanket. Fed him, wrapped him up, laid him down, left the room and he put himself to sleep. Is it really a "miracle" or just a coincidence?

MerinSun July 18th, 2013 08:47 PM

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I've never heard of this! I will have to look it up :)

Hopeful2BMommy July 19th, 2013 05:14 AM

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I laid him mdown around 9:30. He slept 3 hrs, ate, and I laid him back down. He went back to sleep on his own. Same thing three hrs later. He's eating now and I plan on trying to lay him down again.
It's been great so far!

navywifey2003 July 19th, 2013 08:27 AM

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I have heard lots of great things about it. I'm glad it seems to be working for you.

MissyBee July 19th, 2013 11:34 AM

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I looked this up and I'm going to buy one today! If it works, it will be worth it! Porter likes to be swaddled and sleeps so much better that way, but he can always get out and wakes himself up!

Hopeful2BMommy July 19th, 2013 01:34 PM

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It has worked so great so far. He slept til 11:45 this morning (waking to eat though). I got so much done today :)
He is napping with it now. Laid him down and he went straight to sleep.
Missy, Eli is the same way.

loveneverfails July 19th, 2013 02:22 PM

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I need this! We do the swaddlemes at night and they work ok but they always get their arms out.

kary4 July 19th, 2013 05:39 PM

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I love the Miracle Blankets! Best swaddle ever! Been using them since 2010, when my son was born. I have 3.

MissyBee July 19th, 2013 08:54 PM

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I bought one, can't wait to try it tonight!

MissyBee July 20th, 2013 09:22 AM

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Ok, here is how our night with the miracle blanket went...

Attempt #1: swaddled him in the blanket and fed him and he passed out. Put him in the bassinet and he woke up a couple minutes later and had an arm out.

Attempt #2: took him out of the bassinet and swaddled him again and put him back in the bassinet. He started screaming immediately.

Attempt #3: took him out of the bassinet and fed him again. He passed out. Put him back in the bassinet. He was crying within a few minutes and had his legs out.

Attempt #4: took him out of the bassinet and swaddled him again. Gave him a paci and bounced him to sleep. Put him back in the bassinet. He was crying within a few minutes and had his legs out again.

Attempt #5: took him out of the bassinet and swaddled him again. Fed him again and he fell asleep. I realized as I was feeding him that he had a hand by his face, but I knew if I tried to fix it he would wake up. So I left it. Put him in the bassinet. He slept for 2 hours and woke up with his arm out.

Attempt #6: took him out of the bassinet and changed him and swaddled him again. Fed him and he fell asleep. Put him in the bassinet and he slept for 3.5-4 hours and was still totally swaddled when I got him out. So finally a little success!

The first few times he really fought me trying to swaddle him in it. Therefore it was hard for me to get it right and tight enough. Each time after that he calmed down more and I was able to do a better job. So hopefully now that I finally got it right, maybe I can get a little more sleep!

Hopeful2BMommy July 20th, 2013 09:47 AM

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Missy, I'm sorry it wasn't a miracle for your little one lol
I don't see how he could get his arms out so easily. I don't think Eli could ever get them out. When I wrap his arms, I take the fabric over his arm and pull completely underneath him on both sides. Is this how you did it?

MissyBee July 20th, 2013 09:59 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Hopeful2BMommy (Post 27531195)
Missy, I'm sorry it wasn't a miracle for your little one lol
I don't see how he could get his arms out so easily. I don't think Eli could ever get them out. When I wrap his arms, I take the fabric over his arm and pull completely underneath him on both sides. Is this how you did it?

I wasn't sure how he was doing it either! My husband said he was Houdini. Haha. I guess I just didn't have it tight enough? I was putting it over his arm and behind his back, but I guess with him fighting me and wiggling around, he got it loose before I got the rest tight? The last time he didn't wiggle at all and just let me do it, so I was able to wrap him tight enough that he stayed in it. I think now that he knows he likes it and isn't fighting it and now that I know I can get it on him correctly, it will help. At first I thought "this is crap and is never going to work!" But then I finally got it on him and it was much better. I woke up thinking he'd only been asleep for an hour max, but when I looked at my clock and realized it had been almost 4 hours, I couldn't believe it! I have faith that tonight will be better!

Hopeful2BMommy July 20th, 2013 10:23 AM

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Hope it works tonight! Eli is napping with his now. Last night he slept from 8:30-2:30 without waking up. That's 6 hours!

Kim3 July 20th, 2013 12:12 PM

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I may need to try this. Right now we hold Ellianna all night long to keep her from being flat (increases the reflux). Once the meds kick in we really want to work on the crib. I know that by that point she will be spoiled. Perhaps it would help with the transition.

MissyBee July 20th, 2013 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Hopeful2BMommy (Post 27531234)
Hope it works tonight! Eli is napping with his now. Last night he slept from 8:30-2:30 without waking up. That's 6 hours!

If I could get 6 hours in a row, that would be amazing! Even if it just happened here and there! But I will even take a couple of solid 4 hour chunks bc that is better than 2!

TeresaV July 22nd, 2013 09:51 AM

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DD hates having her arms wrapped, but she always startles herself awake. I wonder if this would help her. She's not having an easy time getting used to her crib.

zkat July 22nd, 2013 12:32 PM

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How in the world are your babies getting out of the Swaddleme's? That is the tightest velcro, ever!

I have 2 miracle blankets and a hand full of swaddleme's. I prefer the swaddleme's because they are quick and easy. I can make the Miracle blankets work, but it takes more effort.

MissyBee July 22nd, 2013 02:21 PM

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I haven't had any more luck with it. He keeps getting his legs out! I can't figure out how I had it wrapped the one successful time so that his legs stayed in!

I have a super hard time with the swaddleme's for some reason. Not sure why I can't figure them out. But it never seems to be on right!

Hopeful2BMommy July 22nd, 2013 02:53 PM

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Eli will get his legs out sometimes, but it doesn't seem to brother him. I think it is teaching him to fall asleep on his own because I've been able to lay him down for naps today without it and he goes to sleep.


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