I have found a miraculous new sleep aid, called the Zen Swaddle.
These super-soft swaddles allow for calming of the Moro (or startle) reflex, and let your wee one feel like Mama’s (or Dad’s) hand is laying a gentle hand on his chest and arms. Kinda like a 2am hug. Except you get to sleep through the 2am part.
Jasper had recently gone through a growth spurt and was unable to settle himself back down to sleep after each (gazillionth) feeding. So it was high-five party time throughout the early hours of the morning.
But the first night we swaddled him in the Zen Swaddle.....
He slept for ten hours. TEN HOURS. To go from three to ten? Insanity. (Of course I woke up seven times to check on him, so I wasn’t really feeling the ol’ health benefits yet.)