If you know how to respond to your newborn, you will be able to comfort and soothe your baby, gaining and increasing their trust in you and their environment, helping them to sleep better for longer periods of time. Wrapping your baby in a swaddle blanket, such as the acim programs Blanket, is one of the best ways to comfort your baby when she is upset and will lengthen her sleep through the night.
Swaddling is the act of snugly wrapping a baby in a cloth or blanket. It provides baby with the constant, reassuring embrace felt while in the womb. Like the womb, swaddling provides warmth and puts baby in a relaxed state, soothing colic and reducing fussiness.
Swaddling has also been proven to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) when baby is placed on his back.
In addition to the many benefits of swaddling in general, the Miracle Blanket uses no additional knots, buttons, straps or Velcro. It is easy to use and much harder for a baby to wiggle out of than a conventional swaddle. If you are co-sleeping with baby, you (and your spouse) will appreciate that it does not have Velcro when you’re changing her in the middle of the night. The sound of Velcro ripping in the middle of the night is largely unpleasant. It is made of a light breathable material that will keep baby from overheating.
If your baby is having trouble sleeping through the night, is colicky, fussy, scratches herself with his hands, startles himself awake due to the Moro reflex or seems uncomfortable in his new environment, getting a Miracle Blanket will seem like just that.