SWADDLING 101: THE QUICK & EASY ON THE BABY BURRITO
A little baby burrito! How cute!
You think: That's sweet, truly. You clearly haven't met my child. He hasn't stopped wiggling since the moment he came dancing out of the womb. There's absolutely no way that's happening.
We think: Amen! We've been there. The mere idea of said tiny human holding still for ten seconds sounds like a thing of beauty. Here's how to make it happen (and why we do it):
THE QUICK AND EASY HOW-TO
1. Lay a large blanket on the floor or a flat surface. Fold one corner over to make a large triangle flap, like the top of an envelope.
2. Lay the head (the baby's, not yours. Yes, we know. It's tempting) at the top of the fold.
3. Holding wiggle-monster in place, bring one corner of the blanket over the top, keeping the arm tucked alongside. Tuck the corner under baby's body.
4. Fold the bottom corner up, leaving a little room for the feet to do the macarena or whatever.
5. Holding baby in place, bring the last corner up across the body and tuck underneath. Tada! Congratulations, you've just made your first baby burrito.
WHY WE DO IT
You know that feeling when you're walking to work in subzero temperatures and all you want to do is run back home, change into flannel pajamas, and dive under the covers? So does your baby: your womb was his flannel PJ's. So, help a little guy out. Bundle that little burrito and he'll feel safe, secure, and comfy, and he'll probably sleep a little better (and longer). Cheers to that.