the first portrait I posted of her as part of the 52 project features tiny Clemmie, swaddled up like a burrito. We learned quickly that left with her limbs free, her startle reflex would wake her up as soon as she fell asleep. Not fun for her. Definitely not fun for us sleep deprived new parents.
The problem was that when we got home we could never quite replicate what they did at the hospital. In her sleep, our squirmy little one would break free and so I started researching other options. I figured that the solution was some kind of suit, so when Love to Dream contacted me and offered me one of their swaddles to review I jumped at the chance.
This Aussie company, founded by a mum of course, makes these suits which allow you to swaddle your baby with their arms up, for self soothing. And my favourite part - all you have to do is Zip. It. Up. So much easier than trying to negotiate two blankets and a wriggly baby at 3 am! And as a complete stripe-aholic, I also love this new design of theirs.
As I type this, the little one is fast asleep in our bed in her stripy swaddle. Sleep tight Clementine.