The title of this post might as well be "We're Idiots"....
A few weeks ago the Hubs and I ordered The Happiest Baby on the Block DVD via Netflix. Tons of our friends had been telling us how helpful it was with thier new babies so we couldn't wait to watch it. During the video Dr. Karp goes over the 5 S's - swaddling, side/stomach positioning in the parents' arms, shushing, swinging, and sucking. He says that these actions mimic what the baby was experiencing in the womb and will help if the baby is fussy for no apparent reason (ie has been changed, fed, slept, etc).
Where did the Hubs and I miss this? He's going to cry for no reason? (Well, of course he is but we just hadn't really thought about it...) We were baffled. We stared at the screen - eyes wide and jaws dropped. How the heck in all of the classes/books/dr. appts/talking to other parents did we blatently miss that yes, our sweet little Trey may just start crying and not stop for a lengthy period of time? We sat there and watched very intently and have continued to talk about it ever since.
So what did I do to help the situation after we watched this eye opening video? Oh the same thing any other new, freaked out, parent-to-be would do. I went on a swaddle blanket shopping spree.
(Just a small portion of my crazy swaddling obsession spree! And yay for finding two of those SwaddleMe's at TJ Maxx!! Clearly an obsession like this can get expensive quickly... Like those Aden & Anais Blankets - but aren't they just SO sweet!?)
I've bought Halo SleepSacks, SwaddleMe blankets, Aden & Anais Blankets, Swaddle Designs, and yep, I'll probably have a Miracle Blanket on it's way to my house any second now! The Hubs thinks I'm slightly crazy but when I remind him of the 5 S's he quickly quiets up and lets me continue on with my crazy obsession!
So, any Moms or Moms to be - what do you know about this? Any advice? Thoughts? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!