Thursday, 27 May 2010

The Twin Mommy and Miracle Blanket Review

During my pregnancy I had no idea what to expect of twin mommy-hood. I was worried about how I would possibly be able to handle two infants and a busy little toddler at the same time. I can now tell you that I have no idea how I do it, but I manage. At times it is a very busy and often chaotic life. Imagine changing up to twenty-five diapers a day. That is common in my house, thank God for cloth, or the money we put into diapers would be outrageous. Imagine two infants crying inconsolably for hours from their reflux. Every little challenge is multiplied and let me tell you, it ain't easy. Moms of trips or more, I have no idea how you do it and I think you are amazing.

Twin mommies, let's take a moment to pat ourselves on the back. We are doing a good job caring for our children. We are doing our best and it is certainly enough. It's not easy at all, but we manage somehow. Let's not let the insane amount of things on our to-do list stress us out. Let's not be discouraged by the constant business. We are so so so blessed to have two babies at once. :::gives a high five to all the other twin mamas:::

Miracle Blanket Review
As many of you know, we have had some off and on sleep issues with the twins. We believe strongly in attachment parenting and co-sleep with them. When they were brand new and tiny, I would swaddle them up every night before bed in a receiving blanket. They quickly outgrew that method and was left wondering what to do next. My babies were used to being swaddled and had difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep if we didn't swaddle them. After too many nights of poor sleep and too many days of being worn down, I started to search for solutions.

I came across the Miracle Blanket and I was hooked by their line, "Helps even fussy babies sleep great, guaranteed!" I thought, well heck, it's worth a try, right? I contacted Miracle Blanket and was sent a natural unbleached blanket to review.

When it arrived, I immediately busted the sucker out of the packaging and ran it through the wash. My first impression was very soft and a good weight of fabric, not too hot, not too cold. They are 100% cotton, which I love.

What I liked most about it off the bat, was the lack of velcro! I get really tired to grabbing one thing out of the wash and having a giant trail of items all velcroed together pull out with it. Another problem I have with velcro is that the edges, where it is sewn to the fabric, are often scratchy and leave marks on the babies' skin. It is very nice to have an alternative to velcro.

At first glance the Miracle Blanket may look intimidating, but it is so easy to use. Miracle Blanket provides these simple instructions that anyone can follow:
We used the Miracle Blanket for months and loved it. Our boys are now no longer need swaddling to fall asleep, but it sure worked wonders while we needed it most. I should also mention, not once did either baby wiggle out of it or free so much as one arm. The Miracle Blanket made co-sleeping easier for us and helped us all to get more sleep at night. This is definitely on my list of baby must-haves. You can buy them in a variety of colors here.

As always this is an honest review full of my own opinions. I was not compensated in any way other than receiving a miracle blanket to review.

1 comment:

  1. Ah! The baby "straight jacket"! =) We loved ours too for D. The first night we put him in it he slept 6 hours straight! He was swaddled until 6 months old.

    Swaddling also helps keep little arms out of the way when you're learning to breastfeed.


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