Swaddling blanket recommendation

Workingmom1975

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A question for experienced moms -

I'm thinking about buying a few swaddling blankets for the newborn baby. I prefer those big square ones which can be used as blankets in the future. Anyone has any good experience with any specific brands? Where can I get them in Hong Kong?

Many thanks in advance!!!
 
We used a light flannel kind from the brand George that we still use today (son is a toddler) but I have no idea where you might buy them in HK. If you're pregnant and haven't had your baby yet, I wouldn't buy too many swaddling blankets though because there is a chance your baby won't put up with swaddling (mine HATED it and we bought and were given dozens of those blankets which we never used). It definitely is a good idea to buy bigger blankets that can be used for other things if you don't use them for swaddling. Having said all this, swaddling cloths are easy to make--buy some light-weight fabric (usually cotton) and hem the edges and voila, you have a swaddling blanket. I know some people even use scarves in the summertime because they are sheer and not as hot.
 
With the HK heat I actually found small crip or cot flat sheets the best thing! With DD one (in wrap until about 8 months) as she got bigger we still could use the sheet where the little swaddles were no longer useful. For DD two, we found she didn't want to be wrapped as long so moved into sleeping bags after three months and the sheets went back to the normal use.
 
my first hated swaddling so we didn't do it for long.

my youngest would only sleep well when swaddled BUT was a master of escaping!! we found the Miracle Blanket was the best swaddle by far!!
 
please buy the MOTHERCARE miracle swaddling one. we bought 2 or 3 for our son but he got out of everything. I then tried the miracle one (which i'd bought before he was born but didn't like at first) amazing i'd recommend it to anyone.

It acts like a straight jacket - which is why i didn;t like it at first but it works !!

our baby was sleeping approx 6 hours at a time at 2 weeks old, 8 hours at a time by 5 weeks and 10 hours at a time by 8 weeks - i even lied to my friends about his sleeping it was so good !! - of course with this post they will now know !! ;)

I absolutely think it was down to the swaddle - he couldn't get out of it !!

we love it def in our top 5 baby buys

there are several mothercares in hk pm me for more detail - good luck
 
KKKK - i agree the Miracle Blanket is great. my son was kept well swaddled in it too. not sure you can attibute M's great sleeping to the blanket tho ;o)
 
KKKK what else have you been lying about?
I always suspected M was complete angel and you just pretend he is a handful!:-)

I needed the miracle blanket or a large cot sheet for my first because he could fight his way out of anything.
My second was a lot more chilled, and I found that in HK in the middle of summer, the extra large muslin squares were al I needed.
 
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The one I used was also from Mothercare - same brand as the Grobag - is that miracle blanket?
Anyway, lightweight, easy to use, great product, only problem was that my son HATED IT. Am hoping the next one (whenever that will be) will like it as much as me!
I heard from aussie friends that their summer baby only required the muslin wraps too.
 
Agree that the Miracle Blanket from Mothercare is the best. It's light enough (when warm we swaddled just the arms if the AC isn't on) and worked better than others (including cot sheets/squares etc) we tried.

Worked like an 'off switch' for sending our No. 2 to sleep!
 
After watching "Happiest baby on the block" DVD, I followed their advise to use a big swaddling blanket and it does work! I used Anais and Adan brand from the US (bought through Amazon) and their big ones did wonders to my baby!


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miracle blanket is the way to go....it's light and even the most active baby can't wiggle his way out if they want to...
 
After watching "Happiest baby on the block" DVD, I followed their advise to use a big swaddling blanket and it does work! I used Anais and Adan brand from the US (bought through Amazon) and their big ones did wonders to my baby!

I also watched that DVD on recommendation of my friends and read the book and made copies--then after my son was born found out that some babies HATE (with a capital 'H') to be swaddled and my son was one of them. But, the "shushing" technique was a pretty valuable tool that I was actually able to employ with some success with my son. The gently "jiggling" worked a bit too but rocking didn't do much for him.
 
Hello ladies,

Im curious what you do now in this HOT HOT weather? Im scared of over heating little bubs.

What's your advise?
 
Hello ladies,

Im curious what you do now in this HOT HOT weather? Im scared of over heating little bubs.

What's your advise?

Having said all this, swaddling cloths are easy to make--buy some light-weight fabric (usually cotton) and hem the edges and voila, you have a swaddling blanket. I know some people even use scarves in the summertime because they are sheer and not as hot.

This is what I've seen here in HK.
 
That's why I liked the muslin squares for my 2nd.
He was born in June, and I found they were perfect for the hot weather.
 
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