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Miracle Blanket®

An exhausted father’s frustration gave birth to the Miracle Blanket® — ecstatic customers named it after sleeping for the first time in weeks! Michael Gatten decided he wouldn’t settle for another colicky baby.

Following exhaustive research, cutting, stitching and testing the design on his then four-week-old son, Michael created a simple and incredibly effective solution that greatly enhances the age-old technique of swaddling. Before he knew it, Good Housekeeping Magazine® got a hold of his creation, gave it the coveted “Thumbs Up!” and the rest is history. In 2002 Michael Gatten formed AMB Enterprises, an Oregon company based in Medford , to produce and distribute the Miracle Blanket® which is now used around the world by 100s of
thousands of parents, hospitals, pediatricians, midwives, nannies, NICU nurses, Maternity Ward Nurses, day care facilities. Sales have spread throughout the United States , United Kingdom , South Africa , Switzerland, Mexico , Canada , Australia , New Zealand as well as Japan , Korea, China and the Philippines, Scandinavia and Germany to name a few.


DESCRIPTION (Provided by Miracle Blanket®)



The Miracle Blanket® is the only true swaddling blanket successfully designed to mimic the womb in a way that nearly always triggers a dream-like serenity in a restless, crying baby almost immediately. The Miracle Blanket® is designed to eliminate excess fabric which traps heat leading to overheating. Additionally, the fabric selected for Miracle Blanket is a very breathable 100% cotton knit that actually becomes even more breathable when stretched. This is in stark contrast to other products on the market that are made of flannel/combed cotton and micro fleece. The result, a blanket that causes less overheating than any other blanket that can be wrapped as securely and safely.

The unique shape of the Miracle Blanket also provides lateral pressure across the mid-section acting as a "colic band" while placing a lighter pressure across the chest to avoid inhibiting breathing and no actual binding/snugness below the hips. Because of this, there is no binding whatsoever on the legs. wrapped as tightly as possible. This is another aspect not taken into consideration by other products. Patented arm flaps inside the Miracle Blanket loosely hold baby’s arms at its side preventing movement across the chest which can wake a baby or allow a baby to free its hands and scratch its face. The Miracle Blanket is also specifically designed to cause no binding whatsoever below the waist; yet another major benefit over using a traditional receiving blankets or other “swaddlers” on the market. Finally, the non-binding/loose foot pocket incorporated into the blanket’s overall design allows for a good tight swaddle of the upper-body as needed, while actually eliminating any concern over binding the hips, legs or feet.

Summary of Benefits (according to Miracle Blanket):

*Helps newborns sleep longer and deeper.
*Patented design combines all the subtle aspects of swaddling that help babies sleep while eliminating everything that might be problematic or meaningless.

*Even lateral belly pressure
*“Swaddles” arms separately limiting arm movement; absorbs perspiration and more effectively recreates the familiar sensations of the womb.
*Features a large foot pocket which allows for a loose wrap below the hips *Easy to wrap and won’t unravel.
*One size fits all up from preemie to four months.

*Has no VELCRO, buttons, knots or adjustments to disturb or scratch baby.

*Not to be confused with a simple sack or loose baby wrap.

*Hundreds-of-thousands of parents and professionals say our product almost always works better than others on
the market.

Video Demo of the Miracle Blanket:
Click here.


Maternal Whispers CD



Maternal Whispers™ is the first title in the Miracle Sounds™ series. Maternal Whispers is the only baby sleep CD to actually mimic the familiar soothing, rhythmic sounds a baby hears from inside a mother’s womb as opposed to the sound of an ultrasound machine. When coupled with the Miracle Blanket, which provides a feeling of that snug security reminiscent of the womb, this CD will provide newborns with a more natural and peaceful sleep environment than one ever thought possible.


PURCHASING:

USA: www.miracleblanket.com Scroll down to find the store locator (enter zip) or purchase directly from Miracle Blanket by visiting their online store:

Miracle Blanket Online Store.

Canada – Rusty Gatten , Rusty Can Enterprises, (805) 428-5796, RCE@miracleblanket.com

UK - Russell Perry, Bibs and Stuff, +44 (0)1293 774924, russell.perry@bibsandstuff.com

Remainder of Europe
- Chanan Ash, Bonfit South Africa , +27 (11) 447 4785, Chanan@bonfitsa.com

Australia --
BabySelect
Sally Baldwin
International: (612) 9345-0676
Local: 1300 886 470
sally@miracleblanket.com.au
www.miracleblanket.com.au

South Africa - Chanan Ash, Bonfit South Africa , +27 (11) 447 4785,Chanan@bonfitsa.com


Success Through Play™ comments:

The Miracle Blanket® is a well designed and innovative product which will appeal to parents who have babies with colic. Always confirm with your baby's pediatrician/GP that the cause of excessive fussiness and/or crying is as a result of colic. It is imperative to have a medical professional rule out any problems before assuming that it is colic. In addition, please consult your baby's doctor before using any swaddling product to make sure that your infant is a suitable candidate.

The practice of swaddling a fussy baby mimics the womb in that swaddling provides babies with tactile and proprioceptive input similiar to what a baby experiences in utero. In May 2005, a study was published in the Journal of Pediatrics (The Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics), which demonstrated that babies who are swaddled sleep longer compared with babies who are not swaddled because swaddling inhibits a number of reflexes, including the hunger reflex. The full pdf can be read here. Since swaddling is most effective in the first 3-4 months, parents should be particularly conscious of how often they are feeding their newborn, to ensure that their baby doesn't go for long stretches without eating, particularly if they are swaddled. For this reason, we recommend that swaddling be reserved for babies who are very fussy and whose doctors have confirmed that they indeed have colic and have approved the use of a swaddling product. Swaddling should be used for limited periods only. Hold your swaddled baby as much as possible to add an important element of touch and bonding.

We would like to thank Miracle Blanket® for sending a generous box of samples for our international parent panel. It didn't take us very long to find desperate parents who had colicky babies on their hands! We rushed the Miracle Blankets® out to the anxious parents and waited for a response. Within hours of receiving the samples via mail, parents had emailed us with their comments!

One parent in the UK exclaimed:"This blanket truly is a miracle. We have been battling to get our 4 week old son with colic to settle down and stop crying and nothing has helped him until now. I would definitely recommend the Miracle Blanket to all parents of colicky babies."

Another parent in South Africa added: "Watching your baby scream for hours and hours on end, day in and day out is heartbreaking. Our paediatrician confirmed that our daughter has colic but offered little advice which left us feeling so desperate. Once the sample arrived, we took a moment to watch the video demo and then we rushed over to our screaming daughter and within seconds she stopped crying, calmed down and had the longest nap thus far." I can't begin to tell you how wonderful the silence was. Thank you Miracle Blanket®."



Parents in the USA felt the same way. "The Miracle Blanket® is so well designed and very easy to use. Parenting is overwhelming enough and we really liked the fact that we could swaddle our son in a matter of seconds, without any stress or confusion about how to do it."

Another family tested out the Maternal Whispers CD in conjunction with the Miracle Blanket® and reported tremendous success. "The Miracle Blanket® combined with the Maternal Whispers is a dynamic duo. We felt empowered that we could take a active steps towards helping her calm down. Wrapping her in the Miracle Blanket and then having the Maternal Whispers CD play in the background was a wonderful way for us to help create a womb like space for her. We held her and rocked her gently while she was swaddled which made all the difference."

To learn more, please visit:

www.MiracleBlanket.com

6 comments:

Amy said...

The MIRACLE BLANKET is a must for any baby with colic. I wouldn't have survived without it!

Melinda said...

My baby was very "fussy" and a nurse recommended the Miracle Blanket. I had tried other swaddling blankets but this one was the only one that worked!!

Georgia said...

The video demo is great. It explains exactly how to use it. It looks super easy. What a genius design. I will add this to my list!

Haley said...

I went to the Miracle Blanket website and have to say that the new styles/colors are stunning - very modern. This swaddling blanket literally saved our sanity because our son had prolonged colic.

Holly Miller said...

I used this with my daughter. It was great. She didn't have colic, but maybe that's because I swaddled her from birth. Her babysitters were amazed at how quickly she fell asleep and how content she was in the blanket. I'm a believer and I've converted many 2n, 3rd, and 4th time moms!

cheeky chums said...

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