Swaddling blankets for the swaddling impaired

It used to drive me crazy when my son was a newborn that I couldn’t learn how to swaddle properly with a swaddling blanket. My husband could. In fact, everybody else could. Why wasn’t this genius product around then? I could have looked like a swaddling superstar!

What’s cool about TrueWomb
is that it not only secures your baby into the fetal position, which is how they feel most comfortable at that age, but is also made with
stretchy, breathable, cotton, so that babies can extend their bodies
and move their arms around when they want to–unlike the traditional baby burritos.

The arms pop into sleeves and the body fits into the bottom part
that’s kind of like a pocket. Then everything seals up with Velcro. (Watch the instructional video which is pretty clear.)

can get TrueWomb swaddlers in sizes ranging from preemies through 6-9 months, including an an arms-free “weaning” swaddle–but I don’t imagine most kids wanting to be
contained at that age so stick with the younger sizes. If you’re swaddling challenged like I was, this is a great way to keep that fact under wraps. Ha. -Betsy

You can buy the swaddling blanket from TrueWomb.com for $39.99.

Betsy Cadel is a blogger and marketing consultant, and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks


  • Reply March 19, 2011

    Liz Farrar

    I’m at a weird stage (he’s 4.5 months and very big/strong)… he hollers and wriggles and can’t sleep if I leave an arm out to try and wean him but if I swaddle him he gets an arm out eventually and wakes himself up! I’m not sure if I try a different swaddle (we are currently using the Halo Sleep Sack because the Miracle Blanket is too small) or if I just give it up over a very painful week of no sleeping.

    Any advice about that?! :)

  • Reply March 19, 2011


    I actually could have used a “weaning swaddler” – my littlest wanted to be swaddled until he was almost ONE! I think it’s genius.

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