I'm not very good at fixing a tight swaddle and my 6 week old was constantly wriggling her arms out of traditional swaddles and then waking and getting upset. She hasn't been able to escape this one though! Its easy to use, just a bit fiddly tucking the arm flaps underneath bub. My baby tends to fight swaddles so sometimes she still gets upset when in this one, but it does what it says and keeps those arms tucked away.
Purchased in April 2019 at The Sleep Store for $39.99.
The Miracle Swaddle
The swaddle has helped my baby be comfortable when sleeping, it is an excellent product! I would recommend it to anyone, when they start rolling over you can still use it just loosen the arms after being wrapped. My baby is 6 months and still using it even though he rolls over, he is able to get his arms out beforehand. Yes, poor stitching quality with the wraps as they do get holes in them but it doesn’t effect used and you do need more than one
Great at trapping baby's arms
This swaddle was highly recommended by my midwife. It definitely does the trick of swaddling the baby so their arms can't get out. It's cotton thus comfy and breathable. A lil fiddly with the long tail, but still simple enough to use in middle of night nappy changes. My son needed to be in the right mood to enjoy this swaddle, if he was sleepy he loved it, else he did not enjoy being trapped at all. Agree with some of the other reviewers about sub standard quality, doesn't feel like it's worth rrp $50. I got mine for $30 from nursing angel on sale.
Great product but quality could be improved
This product provided a good wrap for baby and we thought it helped us settle bub too. My only gripe is that after about 4 weeks of use both of the miracle blankets we had purchased started to get tiny holes at some seam joins. I emailed the company the feedback but never head from them. None the less I would still recommend the product and hope that the quality improves.
Love it because it is easy to use.
I have a list of baby products I can't help but recommend such as a Harvey Karp's Happiest Baby on the Block book. This is second on my list. Absolutely love it. So easy to use even I could do it. Helped our little one sleep through the night for the first 4 months.
So easy to use.
After 4 months of use every night a few holes started to develop but it was well used
Definitely works! Sceptic endorsed!
After trying two different brands of sleeping bag/swaddle, i was very sceptical of the miracle blanket for my 8 week old. She would continually get her hands out of any wrap or swaddle product and knock out her dummy, thereby causing her to cry and fuss so i would put the dummy back in, re-wrap her, and the process would start over again!
On trying the miracle blanket, she fussed a lot! Obviously, my little girl doesn't like being restrained! She has not once gotten her arms out of this blanket! On the website, it says "soon your baby will...become calm simply at the sight of the miracle blanket!" which i literally laughed at! But believe it or not, after about a weeks use - she actually does! With any other wrap or swaddle, she cries as i'm putting it on, but not this one - she honestly does calm down even while i'm wrapping her! Only downfall is that when wrapped as per instructions, it can be quite warm - perhaps a version made with thinner fabric would be a good idea? But all in all - i will be buying another one, and definitely recommend! Calms baby, can't get her arms out Fabric is a bit thick, can make her hot even wearing only a nappy
A Miracle It Is!!!
I honestly think that this is one of the best baby wraps out there in the market. If used properly, then no matter how much your baby wriggles or struggles, they cannot get out of this one. It's such a sleep saver for everybody! Highly recommended. I buy this for everybody as a welcome baby gift.
Not expensive, actually works, lightweight
Houdini proof swaddle!
My son is a master escape artist & wakes himself up everytime. I kept improving my swaddling technique & he kept finding a way out! Kiddopotamus SwaddleMe worked for a while but he eventually busted through the velcro. Miracle Wrap has kept him swaddled almost everytime, he will wriggle out if he's not snugly wrapped though, follow the instructions & it should be Houdini proof.
Houdini proof, nice fabric although it would be hot in summer.
The foot pouch isn't long enough.
I found this swaddle by chance surfing internet forums on baby sleep issues. I had no idea of sleep, swaddling or how to calm a crying baby when my first son arrived and we ended up co-sleeping as it was easier being that I worked nightshift and needed my son to sleep when I got home in the mornings. 2.5 years later he is still sleeping in our bed and I couldn't have 2 kids in bed with us when the 2nd baby arrived.
My second son arrived a month early and spent 2 weeks in special care nursery so routine and sleep was paramount when he arriv...ed home. Someone in a baby forum recommended the miracle blanket so I thought I'd give it a go. We live in Caboolture so it's quite hot and humid. The swaddle is made from stretchy cotton like tshirt material. I have my son in it with just a nappy underneath so he doesn't get too hot. I found that muslin wraps whilst lighter, do not stretch and bub can easily work his way out of them. This is not the case with the miracle blanket. You do however have to use it absolutely correctly or they will find a way out. Watch the instructional video on the internet on how to use it. The idea is to keep their arms at their sides (bound) to inhibit the startle reflex which wakes the bub up. We use it all day long, for every sleep/nap. He is 14 weeks now and not rolling over yet so we can still use it. I dread when I won't be able to use it so routine is absolutely essential to us right now. He currently knows that as soon as that wrap goes on it's sleep time and it works a treat. We have a fisher-price power swing plus for noisey times when others are creating a racket in the house and he sleeps for 4 hours in the swing with the wrap on. I just have 1 leg out of the wrap so that he can be secured in the swing comfortably and safely. If the wrap isn't on, or if I let him have 1 arm out of the wrap then I'm lucky to get an hour. Honestly I wish I had known about this swaddle 2.5 years ago with Mr Independent as it would have changed our whole style of parenting. DS1 still sleeps with us while DS2 has slept in his cot since the day he came home. If there is anything I would recommend to new parents for their sanity it would be the Miracle blanket, fisher-price power swing plus (no battery, mains power) and a DVD called Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr Harvey Karp. In fact I think they should all be recommended at antenatal classes and advertised in maternity departments. Sends my baby to sleep within minutes. Keeps him asleep for 10 hours before he wakes on his own. There is an instructional video on the internet showing you exactly how to use it. You must watch the video to put it to proper use. Expensive. You need at least 2 of them. Can't use them once the baby is able to roll over.
This wrap is quite comparable in price to other similar wraps on the market and I definitely recommend this one to friends with newborns.
Once you get the hang of how to use it, it is fabulous. There are several other similar wraps on the market although I found this one to be particularly effective as the wrap goes around baby's body several times to ensure they can't escape. The material used is quite stretchy so once it is on it doesn't easily budge. The arm flaps were especially beneficial as my daughter was prone to getting her hands ou...
We live in a very hot climate and had a summer baby but she never got too hot in this (we had the cooling on at night anyway). My husband preferred to just use muslin wraps as he could wrap our daughter very well this way and they are just as good and much cheaper if you can use them well. I preferred the miracle blanket because it was easier for me to wrap her in this. I did find the arm flaps a bit difficult to use. I would still use this wrap again if I had another baby.
Fairly simple to use and works fairly well.
A bit expensive for a blanket.
Despite the problems we have had with it, it is a great product. It still works on our boy at least 70% of the time.
When used properly on an average sized baby this is great.
As someone else has stated, the leg pocket should be a little longer. Our son is in th 90th percentile for height in his age and had to bunch up his legs a little. Also, if the baby starts arching its back and moves its arms, it can escape the arm constraints and houdini out.
We bought this blanket with great expectation as we were so sick of our little houdini escaping every single swaddle configuration we tried. This blanket worked for about 1 week before our baby figured out how to get out of if. It was very annoying as it was an expensive purchase and didn't seem to have any results. Another big problem was that the leg pocket was very small and our baby who is on the longer side, really hated having his feet constricted by the small space. We are quite disappointed with this product.
Easy to use
Didn't work for my baby
I love it only problem is getting it washed and back on in time! Need another one. I've also tried kiddopotamous and ergo cocoon with no success. My baby is a genius at escaping and this is the only thing that works. He now sleeps 7pm until 6am (with a dream feed) and no startle waking.
fantastic my baby settles straight away and it prevents his arms from moving around
stitching coming away a bit on a seam
Great design to keep bub from startling himself when sleeping, but product improvement would be to have a longer pouch for his feet. My bub calms right down when wrapped in the for bedtime, it has really helped to keep him sleeping longer.
This was the only swaddler that was able to keep my baby from getting his arms out. It is easy to use once you read the instructions.
Easy to wash and dries fast.
The pouch for the legs is too short. It comes in one size only and my baby grew out of the foot pouch by around 8 weeks even though it says the blanket is meant to be for up to 14 weeks. I got around this by wrapping his arms only and leaving his feet out of the pouch. y main concern was his arms flailing, so this didn't bother me too much.
Overall we love this blanket. We purchased both the Miracle Blanket and Swaddle me and although we like both, our baby cannot get his arms out of the Miracle Blanket, therefore we believe that he sleeps better by not startling himself.
The fabric is nice - soft and stretchy so it wraps around the baby well.
Great design, functional and keeps the baby warm without the need for a blanket.
The Miracle Blanket keeps our baby sleeping longer as he cannot get his arms out of it and startle himself
The fabric is soft cotton and washes up well
It is easy to use once you watch the instruction video on the website.
was really good as we couldn't seem to get th wrap to stay on our little one, this worked well then we got a Peke Moe sleep sack after it. Worth getting, but check on ebay etc first!
definitley kept our LO in better than other wraps
This blanket is amazing and we absolutely love it - as does our little man. We would not be without it and have recommended it to all my friends who also swear by it! Would recommend it to anyone!
My strong little man can't get out!
It's too short in the legs section
wonderful would strongly recommend to any mother. I tried other brands of wraps but nothing is as good as the miracle wrap. others have velcro etc which wears and becomes rough.
easy to use, washes well. makes baby very secure and warm. Baby has learnt that when wrap goes on its sleep time so no fuss just a calm bed time.
nothing except she grew out of it so I wrapped her with her legs out. She is now 12 months old and still settles with her wrap even its its just tucked over her.
An absolute necessity for new parents and babies if they plan to swaddle. Does not need any pins or velcro or tying so you can do it in the dark and not too much material either
Easy to use and so effective in increasing their sleep. Tried many before trying one more thing and had instant success
What's not to like about 6-8 hours continuous sleep
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