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My son is a big 11-week old, and has at this point outgrown every swaddling blanket design out there. The problem is, he really won't stay asleep with his arms loose. During the day he sleeps attached to me in the Moby, and at night has been in a co-sleeper. He's been sleeping almost through the night until the last few nights, when he's kicked his way out of his Miracle Blanket.<br><br>
I switched him to a sleep sack, but since that leaves his arms free, he jerks himself awake. I'm desperate to get past this, back to the good, long sleeps he'd been having!
 

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Have you tried a wombie? they come in large sizes I think. Also, we still use the aidan and anais muslins (we got ours from Target, but I don't know if Target carries them anymore, you can find them still at some baby boutiques) they are thin - great in this summer weather, and huge! My 5 month old still does quite well in them.<br><br>
or you can try cutting a twin size sheet up, I think the cotton jersey t-shirt ones would make great swaddle blankets.
 

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If you use the miracle blanket exactly as described on the packaging, your lo should not be able to get out if it. I had a friend that insisted that her son could get out of the mb until I showed her how to wrap really tight and have his arms pinned at his sides. With his weight on the wrap he should stay nice and snug. HTH
 

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We struggled keeping my son in a swaddle also and as he got bigger we started using 2 blankets. One swaddled on the front, one swaddled kind of opposite. We'd also try things like putting him in a long-sleeved onesie without his arms in the sleeves. We didn't have the miracle blanket then; we used that with our dd and she never got out of it. Hope you find something that works!
 

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I don't know what sizes they come in, but they have the sleep sacks with a detachable swaddle piece.<br><br>
Try this: <a href="https://www.halosleep.com/products/results/?product_category_id=9" target="_blank">https://www.halosleep.com/products/r..._category_id=9</a>
 

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I too am finding it hard to believe he finds his way out of the Miracle Blanket. If I were you, I'd check that you are using it properly, with the arm flaps inside used tightly and everything. My DS wore his Miracle Blanket until 16 MONTHS old. We cut holes for his feet at about 9 months, and added a safety pin at about 12 months.
 

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I used a rayon sarong to swaddle ds. Mamatoto (wearyourbaby.org) had a great swaddling video that taught me to swaddle "correctly" (thuogh I didn't use the ribbon she showed!).
 

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At 3 months we are still swaddling our daughter for naps and nights. We've tried various types of swaddles but the best is a square piece of cloth, size 48"x48". I made some by tearing an old flannel sheet into squares and others by buying cloth from a fabric store. This is the best fold that works for us for keeping baby's arms and legs in:<br>
Fold the cloth into a triangle.<br>
Position baby in the middle of the long side of the triangle with cloth to baby's shoulders.<br>
Fold baby's legs up into crossed position.<br>
Bring the bottom corner up to baby's chin (and fold over, if needed, so that it's tight).<br>
Cross the left and right pieces across the baby. Wrap them around baby's back and tie off in a double knot across baby's chest.<br><br>
You can also use a smaller or more folded piece of cloth to swaddle baby's arms across her chest. This is also a great technique to use during diaper changes once baby starts rolling.
 

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Nope, I agree with OP. I have been using my miracle blanket since my lo was 2 weeks old, and he just learned to get out of it (5 months). After your posts I double checked the website to make sure I was using it right, and I am. He is just a super wiggler. I watched him do it yesterday. I swear he has a technique to get out of it.<br><br>
I have tried him in a regular blanket, Aiden and Anais blanket, big blankets, none keep him in. The nurses in the NICU couldnt keep him in a swaddle either. I saw the woombie, I may try that.<br><br>
That being said, I start him off in the miracle blanket, and when I go to bed I rewrap and when I feed him in the middle of the night I rewrap again. Seems to work well enough......
 

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The woombie comes in several different sizes--we're just transitioning out of the swaddle w/ our 7 month old and if she doesn't start sleeping better, we're going to order one.
 

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My DS is 6 1/2 months old, and he still sleeps swaddled up. He's 28 inches tall and 19.3 pounds - a big exclusively breastfed baby! What I do is to position the blanket (straight across, not in a triangle) and then put his shoulders on the top edge. And then swaddle as usual by tucking in one side and then the other side. Because he is tall, I am unable to bring up the bottom of the blanket like when he was little. But he's swaddled enough. BTW, when he was just born, he would wiggle his way out of a swaddle, and he still does to this day. We call him our little Houdini. lol Good luck!
 
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