My boys absolutely HATED to be swaddled. Little Miss Princess is a completely different story! During the day she has a "take it or leave it" kind of approach, but at night or after an especially long day out of the house, she just wants swaddled up nice and tight and to be cuddled up with mommy in the dark.
The swaddle sacks we have are a couple of freebies from the hospital. It's a great brand, but she's already starting to outgrow them in length and she can always wiggle her hands out the top or bottom. Not a big deal, but it frustrates her that she's starting to escape and doesn't REALLY want to.
When we were presented with the opportunity to try a SwaddleBuddy Suit from PeaWee Baby, I was excited! Not only is it made by a WAHM company, but it's a much needed item!
"The SwaddleBuddy™ Suit is guaranteed to keep your houdini baby swaddled! The arm restraint keeps the arms comfortably at the sides while the exterior wrap provides the comfort of being swaddled. Unlike other swaddles that wrap the arms, the SwaddleBuddy™ Suit uses hook and loop to prevent the arms from becoming unwrapped by an especially wiggly swaddle houdini. The Suit option keeps the upper portion of the swaddle in place and is perfect for use in swings and bouncy seats. The hook and loop opening allows for super easy access for diaper changes without having to unswaddle."
We were sent a SwaddleBuddy Suit in pink (why would I choose any other color after having 2 boys??). I really like the green too, but I digress!
I love that the SwaddleBuddy actually keeps baby swaddled. There's an awesome hook and loop section that you can un-do to make diaper changes easier. You don't have to completely unswaddle to change a diaper! I can imagine this to be really useful when baby starts getting "curious" about diaper changes and starts grabbing around down there when there's a mess...at least with boys. ;) Little Miss Princess isn't to that stage yet, but I'm sure it'll come!
I also like that the legs are free, I'm sure in the warmer months it will be nice to not have her swaddled up in a blanket, but even now it's nice because I can put her in some warm jammies or pants and be able to strap her (still swaddled) into her bouncy seat during the day while I'm working.
Warning: The picture below shows a 6-week-old, still sleeping after 7 hours of straight-through-the-night rest. Prepare to be
It took me a couple of tries to really get the hang of it, using the video tutorial really helped me in this case. Now I can swaddle her up quickly and problem-free!
Buy It!You can order the SwaddleBuddy Suit directly from Pea Wee Baby's Hyena Cart or RiotCart for $28.99.
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Giveway Prize: One (1) SwaddleBuddy Suit in winner's choice of pink, blue or green.
This giveaway will run from today, February 7, 2011 until Monday, February 21, 2011.
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