Babies, Parenting

The best way to swaddle your baby

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
September 12th, 2016

There are so many things I wish I knew when I had my kids. I wish I knew not to care so much about the advice I read in books. I wish I trusted my own instincts as a new mum a little more. I wish I didn’t care so much about what ‘they’ said.

I wish I knew about Midwife Cath.

My kids HATED being swaddled. Hated it. They hated the restriction of the hospital-taught wrap that had them straight-jacketed up like tiny dim sims, arms down by their sides leaving exactly zero wiggle room for their little bodies. Similarly, they hated NOT being wrapped. They would startle, little arms flailing about, waking them up no more than half an hour after they’d (finally) nodded off to sleep.

It was tough stuff…because what’s the alternative? Wrap or no wrap, that’s the only choice I thought had. If only I’d known about ‘Cath’s Wrap’ back then, I can only imagine sleep time would have been way less painful. A wrap that keeps them feeling secure and bundled, but gives them the freedom to move their little arms and stretch those tiny hips. Sounds genius? It bloody is. Plus, there’s even a dorky hand gesture to go with it, sort of like the heavy metal horns, but baby style. How can you go wrong?

This fab video outlines EXACTLY how to do ‘Cath’s Wrap’ plus some added info for your exhausted mind to devour. Share it with every new or expectant mum you know….

Monty’s 3pm Pick-Up co-host Bec Judd is a big fan of Midwife Cath’s and in our pod below, she talked about motherhood and the shock of finding out she was preggo with twins. Have a listen and don’t forget to subscribe to our pod here.