Making the Most of Miracle Blanket®
Swaddling is the most helpful ingredient in every effective calming method. However, holding your baby on your forearm, face-down (or face-forward) while rocking or jiggling him (gently) seems to enhance the calming effect, and using a soother and making a loud shushing sound in his ear further adds to the effectiveness.
If your baby seems too warm, dress her in a nappy and the Miracle Blanket® only.
The room temperature where your baby sleeps should be comfortable for a lightly dressed adult, usually between 19-22°C (67-72°F).
As your baby grows, the blanket may seem loose around her legs. This is perfectly okay. This will allow for proper movement and development of her hip and knee joints.
It is best to wrap your baby very snugly. It’s normal for her 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 suckling response or rooting reflex 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.
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.
IMPORTANT: 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 harness. It is imperative that an infant car seat 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® 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
- Offers a 100% money back guarantee