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.
Didnt help baby sleep
I bought this before baby came and used immediately from birth hoping for a miracle but baby still didnt sleep. I just want other parents to know that it may not work for some babies. I think its because our baby liked his hands up, so we needed an Angel wrap which the miracle blanket cannot do. I would suggest waiting till baby comes first, use a normal blanket and see what type of swaddling if any does your child like.
Terrible customer service and poor quality
My miracle blanket ALSO had holes appearing after just two weeks of use. When I emailed them with photos, I was also completely ignored. It does work to keep bubs wrapped but it's definitely not worth the money paid given the poor quality and terrible customer service. Very disappointing! D
Great product but bad finish and customer service!
I bought 2, a normal one and thebamboo ones, baby loved them, however the finishes are terrible, holes appearing after a week, stitches poorly done and getting undone , emailed them with pictures to ask for a replacements twice and got comp,etely ignored, also delivery took two weeks. I would have rated 5 if it wasnt for that, such a shame.... For $50 a piece you would expect a decent long lasting product!!!
Baby hated it
My Baby hated it. the good times lastst for about 1 hour, baby got very hot even without any clothes underneath. Hard to put on. The price was good and quick delivery. No I will not recommend to anyone. I tried several different times to use and each time the same.
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
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...
This is a good product to use if you can't get the hang of swaddling with a square wrap. I used to swaddle bubs with a square wrap but she always managed to unwrap herself. My baby always used to get her arms out to soothe herself and I just couldn't bring myself to pin them back as they recommend in the instructions. But she always slept soundly even with her arms out.
Keeps bubs warm and snug. Bubs feels safe and secure wrapped up tightly. Bubs can't easily unwrap themselves.
Can only use it for a very short time as once they manage to get th...
What's so miraculous about it?
It was useful for the first 2 weeks but as my son grew older, the blanket just wasn't secure enough to keep him swaddled for long. My son was no Houddini but within minutes, he was able to get his whole body out of the blanket that it just proved useless. I had tried pinning it together with a nappy pin but no success. My son also got overheated in it.
It was fine to use for the early weeks
Wasn't secure enough as my son got older
It's a good idea, it just didn't work for us. Having to learn how to use it took up extra time we just didn't have and the bub didn't like being so bound in.
I felt it was a little more restrictive than I like for my little one, a bit too impossible for them to move around a little bit, which while the advantage is that she won't get our her hands and scare herself or scratch herself, the down side is baby can become frustrated at the complete inability to move.
Too complicated! Nothing as basic as swaddling should need an instruction video to use!
This was given as a gift when our baby was born. I was able to use it eventually after some frustrating attempts. It's only really suited to the cooler weather and only for the very first couple of months, so for a baby that needs wrapping to sleep I would say to use something like a Little Fraser or Charli Bee. At least they will last a lot longer for wrappng. I had a twin pram and the Charli Bee was big enough to use as a sun/insect screen over that.
Once we worked it out, it was good for about two months or so.
Working it out was a little difficult initially, but we did! The fabric is more suited to winter months. It is not really multi purpose like the large muslin wraps.
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
When we first tried using this on our baby, he just would not allow us to wrap him in this way. It is a little fiddly to get right, and maybe had we used it from birth, he may have gotten used to it. But after several attempts, we just gave up and preferred to use a really large wrap like the Little Fraser.
Colour range, cotton fabric.
Not sure if I can comment, as the item just wasn't suitable for my baby. Although I will say, that without the instructions, even the midwives in the private hospital I attended, could not work out how to swaddle the baby in it.
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.
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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