I believe in the wisdom of tradition.
Tried and tested and approved by time and countless mothers before us.
When I came across this beautiful post by the talented and inspiratonal Joanna Goddard,
I had to share it with you.
As an older lady once advised me, as a young mother,
"They don't grow in a hospice, so you might as well cradle them".
And swaddle them, like everyone was doing up until my mom's generation
(yes, I have been swaddled, and I swaddled my babies. I used this traditional method
As Joanna writes,
"...babies love to be swaddled. Wrapping them up tightly makes them feel safe and helps them sleep longer. We swaddled Toby as a newborn, and now we swaddle Anton. And it works like a charm. He sleeps much, much better when swaddled, since his wriggly arms don't startle him as a newborn".
- Sourced from the 2002 Medical Journal of Pediatrics
From the Ergobaby website
P.S. There is a giveaway going on, here, if you are a young mom or grandma to be!