Miracle Blanket® Newborn Swaddle: How to use?

The Miracle Blanket® is the number 1 selling newborn swaddle in the world. It has been specifically designed for baby's who escape other swaddles using 100% cotton jersey knit, perfect for any climate.

Benefits of the Miracle Blanket®:

  • Designed to keep baby’s that escape other swaddles snug
  • 100% cotton jersey, perfect for all climates
  • Get longer stretches of sleep and reduce colicky symptoms with gentle tummy pressure
  • Easy middle of the night swaddling: no knots, buttons, straps, velcro, snaps, zippers
  • Does not restrict development of hips and knees

"I honestly think that this is one of the best baby wraps out there in the market. If used properly, then no matter how much your baby wriggles or struggles, they cannot get out of this one. It's such a sleep saver for everybody! Highly recommended. I buy this for everybody as a welcome baby gift.
Not expensive, actually works, lightweight"

- Lizzie

What makes the Miracle Blanket® better than other swaddling blankets and products?

Research shows that the two best fussiness “eliminators” are classic swaddling and gentle abdominal pressure. A lateral belly wrap is a very old Irish remedy for fussiness that is comprised of a long band of “stretchy” fabric that is wrapped around a baby’s abdomen to provide gentle, even, lateral pressure around the baby’s mid-section. The Miracle Blanket® is the first and only product that combines these two incredibly effective solutions in one product.

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Why should I swaddle using the Miracle Blanket®?

Many experts suggest that swaddling in the first several months eases babies through the shock of suddenly being out of the womb by duplicating many of the sensations of the womb. Many babies do not handle this transition well, and some recent research suggests that this may be the main cause of fussiness.

How to swaddle using the Miracle Blanket®?


How to Swaddle using the Miracle Blanket

Miracle Blanket Swaddling FAQs

Step 1:

Spread the blanket flat with the foot pouch at the bottom. Lay baby between the arms flaps with the shoulders slightly above the top of the blanket. Pull the foot pouch up over the feet. If baby’s feet don’t reach the bottom (like newborn or smaller babies sometimes do), fold the bottom so the feet are touching.

Step 2:

Fold the arm flaps over the outside of your baby’s arms. Then tuck the arm flaps loosely under baby’s back. The arms may then be placed beside the baby (as pictured above); or they may be placed on your baby’s chest in a arms over chest position.

Step 3:

Fold the short side of the blanket over baby’s belly and tuck it under the left armpit (if arms are down), wrapping all the way under baby’s back. Wrap the long side over the top of baby’s belly and all the way around until you run out of blanket, pulling snugly and keeping the top of the blanket slightly below the top of baby’s shoulders.

Step 4:

Enjoy your sleepy, calm and happy baby!

Note: Your baby should be wrapped snugly at all times. It is normal for your baby to fuss when they are wrapped the first few times. After a few times, most babies begin to relax at the mere sight of the Miracle Blanket.


"I'm not very good at fixing a tight swaddle and my 6 week old was constantly wriggling her arms out of traditional swaddles and then waking and getting upset. She hasn't been able to escape this one though! Its easy to use, just a bit fiddly tucking the arm flaps underneath bub. My baby tends to fight swaddles so sometimes she still gets upset when in this one, but it does what it says and keeps those arms tucked away"

- LClarke


When to use the Miracle Blanket®?

The Miracle Blanket® can be used from birth until approximately 14 weeks, or when the baby show any signs of rolling. At which point the Miracle Blanket (as well as any other swaddle) should be ceased at that point (see below regarding when to stop using the Miracle Blanket).

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When to stop using Miracle Blanket®?

The manufacturers of the Miracle Blanket recommend stoping using the wrap at 14 weeks, or whenever the baby begins to show signs of rolling. Whatever is first! Swaddling should only ever be used in a face-up position (NOT while the baby is on thier side or on their stomach).

Red Nose Australia also has further information regarding swaddling and wrapping so you can make an informed choice. They report: 'Current evidence strongly suggests that as soon as baby shows signs of beginning to roll, wrapping should be ceased for sleep periods'.

What is the size of the Miracle Blanket®?

The Miracle Blanket is 55cm long from shoulder to feet.

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How to dress the baby underneath the Miracle Blanket®?

It is critical that a newborn be dressed appropriately underneath the Miracle Blanket to prevent overheating as per Red Nose Australia and Miracle Blanket manufacturing guidelines. The tog rating 

What is the TOG rating of the Miracle Blanket®?

The Miracle Blanket® is made of 100% cotton jersey, thicker than a typical muslin swaddle, but similar to the weight of a t-shirt. The swaddle is typically wrapped twice around the newborn, and is therefore the equivalent of 1 TOG.

How to wash the Miracle Blanket®?

Easy to wash! Wash on a low temperature machine was cycle, such as 30 degrees with a mild detergent.

Low tumble dry or preferably line dry in the shade.

More questions?

Feel free to visit the Miracle Blanket US FAQ's.