Lessons from the Houdini school of parenting
How I got Baby Boy to sleep last night: A five-step method
- Held his arms by his sides
- Swaddled him
- Grabbed the end of the swaddle blanket and pulled it even tighter, to keep his arms from busting loose
- Held onto his knees and pressed his legs against the mattress of his bassinet
- Kept holding his legs until he stopped thrashing them around, and drifted off to sleep
It’s funny that baby blankets have such cutesy patterns when, in fact, they are basically straightjackets.