Motherhood can be a series of tough and challenging times with your little one but also is packed with genuine happiness , sacrifice and unconditional love. As they say, no amount of love can ever be compared to a mother’s love to her child.
This is utterly true to me. When I gave birth. I promised myself I’d give my 101% to my little one. I’d take care of her, shower her with understanding, make sure she’ll have everything she needed, reassure her at all times that mommy would always be right here for her. Sadly, there would be times that I would have shortcomings. Like being too tired and lazy to get up and pump my breast milk (please do understand, I do take care of her all by myself) or not being able to immediately recognize her skin issue and treat them properly (Ellie has developed some sort of skin eczema, thus I seriously blame myself for it )
Our most recent concern is her startle reflex. It is quite evident and is disturbing her sleep. Often times, she would get startled in the middle of her sleep, would disturb her precious moment, cry and we would have trouble putting her back to sleep. It made me sleepless for a couple of weeks. I would try to swaddle her using her regular wrap blanket or I would keep her in my chest. Let her sleep on me all night long just to make sure she’ll sleep peacefully.
And that practice did really made her sleep well but not me. It wasn’t beneficial for us both. I had to think of other ways to help us get our precious sleep.
After posting my rant about carrying her all night long. A former co worker, colleague and practicing physician advised that I swaddle Ellie. To which I replied.
” I tried, but it didnt worked “. She said ” try a swaddle blanket “.
Even before giving birth. I already thought of purchasing a swaddle blanket but I really had the hard time finding one. I saw one at SM Baby Section and its about Php800.00. Of course the frugal side of me backed off and said, I’ll just swaddle her using a regular baby blanket. But after weeks of sleepless nights, I guess my exhaustion sinked in and Ive decided Im gonna need that freakin swaddle blanket.
Now why swaddle?
Swaddling helps reduce loose beddling in crib and helps keep baby safely on their back. It soothes baby by preventing them from startling awake.
This led us to: Summer SwaddleMe Adjustable Infant Wrap.
Summer Swaddle Me Blanket, Php 799.75 at SM Department Store Baby Section
At first I was kinda pessimist that It’ll work on Ellie, to my surprise, It really did!
The Summer Swaddle Me blanket is available in 3 types
1. The SwaddlePod
Stage 1 of the Swaddle Me line. Ideal for newborn up to 10 lb weighing babies.
2. Swaddle Me
Available in 2 sizes: Small/Medium which can hold 7-14 lbs baby and Large which can carry 14 up to 20 lbs baby weight.
3. SwaddleMe Sack
Also available in 2 sizes: Small which can carry 7-18 lbs lbs baby and can fit up to 26 in child and Medium Size holding 14-20 lbs baby up to 30 inches.
Some parents who happens to have monetary limitation may opt to do the conventional or regular way of swaddling a child using this technique.
Of course, every little thing that has to be used with an infant comes with precaution. These are the following reminders in swaddling:
- Never swaddle when baby can roll over from back to stomach.
- Never allow fabric to cover an infant’s nose or mouth.
- Dress a baby lightly before swaddling. A baby should not feel ht to the touch.
Now this is my Ellie in her small SwaddleMe Adjustable Infant Wrap.
She slept quietly and peacefully whenever I use this Summer Swaddle Me blanket on her. My only challenge now? Her sleep routine. Now that’s a different case.
For more items and swaddling needs, visit Summer SwaddleMe Website at SwaddleMe.
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