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    Swaddling Trick: Prevent Your Baby's Arms from Wiggling Free

    Swaddling Trick: Prevent Your Baby's Arms from Wiggling Free

    Some babies calm immediately with swaddling, but many resist and may actually cry louder initially. But remember, your little one had very little free space to move around in the womb. She actually craves that feeling of snug holding she had for 9 months, and that's exactly what swaddling will give her. Once you get your baby swaddled securely and start the other 5 S’s, she should calm quickly and stay calmer longer (and sleep longer) when swaddled. Here, we show you how,...

    3 Awesome 'Moves' That Calm Your Baby

    3 Awesome 'Moves' That Calm Your Baby

    Want to know how to calm your crying baby? The first step is learning the basics of the 5 S’s: Swaddle, Side-Stomach Position, Shush, Swing and Suck. And now you may be looking for some pro moves to improve your baby-calming game. These variations on the "swing"  make calming a fussy baby easy–and fun. 1. The Milkshake Most parents are amazed how well this method works! Sit with your baby on your lap. Place one hand under your baby’s chin like...

    Baby Breaks Out of Swaddle? Fix This & Other Swaddling Mistakes

    Baby Breaks Out of Swaddle? Fix This & Other Swaddling Mistakes

    Swaddling isn't difficult, but you’ll want to avoid some common mistakes. Just follow the guidelines below to ensure that your baby won't break out of the swaddle and that she stays snug, calm and happy!  Loose Swaddling A Harvard study found that babies actually cry more if they are wrapped loosely! The secret of swaddling is keeping the arms snug, while leaving the blanket loose around the knees and hips so they can bend and open easily.  Related: Step-by-Step Instructions...

    How My ‘Nightmare’ Maternity Leave Became a ‘Joy’

    How My ‘Nightmare’ Maternity Leave Became a ‘Joy’

    The first in a series of profiles of real moms with real challenges…who were helped by SNOO. Allison, a C.P.A., was eagerly anticipating being off from work after the birth of her baby. But, within days, her joyous time turned into, in her words, “a nightmare.” “I met some work friends while I was on leave in the first few weeks, and they said, ‘Oh aren’t you glad you’re not at work?’ and I said, ‘Actually, I would love to...

    New & Ancient Ways to Soothe a Crying Baby

    New & Ancient Ways to Soothe a Crying Baby

    Clever parents since the beginning of time have figured how out to soothe their crying babies—I wouldn't want to imagine a world where they didn't! And as technology advances, each generation discovers their own baby calming techniques. Whether you tend toward the old or the new, experiment with a few and you'll soon find the ones that work best to calm your wee wailing one! 10 of Best Ways to Soothe a Baby  1. Holding2. Dancing3. Rocking4. Swinging5. Swaddling6. Feeding7. White Noise8. Singing9....

    The 'DUDU' Swaddle: Easy, Step-By-Step Swaddling Instructions

    The 'DUDU' Swaddle: Easy, Step-By-Step Swaddling Instructions

    My easy-to-remember DUDU swaddle method makes the seemingly difficult task of how to swaddle a baby...simple to master! Even though millions of swaddle blankets are sold each year, many parents never learn to swaddle a newborn correctly.  That worries me because incorrect swaddling may accidentally worsen crying or pose a health hazard. Fortunately, safe swaddling is not rocket science. It may be tricky at first, especially if you baby is upset and struggling. (Gulp!) But, after five or ten tries, it...

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