We had to have a Miracle Blanket intervention with my 5 month old. She's become a Miracle blanket junkie and we couldn't take it anymore. She just can't get enough and when she comes down from her swaddled high, she goes into serious withdrawal - crying and shaking, waking us all up at night. I tried to slowly get her off the blanket by just wrapping up one arm but I'm afraid we are going to have to go cold turkey and just take it all away at once.
It started out so innocently. We would wrap her up and she slept so soundly. Then she just started to outgrow her blanket and she just wanted it more and more. I was sadly her enabler giving into her demands, wrapping her up so tight. I even purchased another Miracle Blanket, hoping it would be a little bigger and give her more time in it. I'm to blame as much as she is.
I checked the Miracle Blanket web site and of course they sadly just promote their blanket giving all kinds of directions on how to use it and how great it is. There are no directions on what to do when your baby is completely addicted to it or how to get her off it. No hot line to call for emergency help or self help centers. I'm ashamed of the Miracle Blanket company for producing such an addictive product and not offering any rehabilitative help. Even the cigarette companies now do that.
Moms, keep your babies away from the Miracle Blanket unless you want to find them covered in drool, laying in their bed, crying, sweating, shaking and flapping their little arms in a restless withdrawal. It's a horrible sight that no mother should have to see.