Patent 6868566 A1
WARNING: Watch out for dangerous
It has recently come to our attention
that some uninformed individuals have attempted to copy
what they perceive to be a simple, basic design (The Miracle
Blanket). Every inch of the Miracle Blanket was designed
through years of exhaustive research and testing.
A little competition doesn't bother
us, but people creating safety hazards for babies with
inferior designs definitely does bother us.
In order to make cheaper blankets,
these people have made, in some cases, what seem
to be subtle changes to the design of a swaddling blanket.
Unfortunately, these changes can limit effectiveness and
quite possibly be dangerous.
It is sad that, without proper research
and development, these companies are trying to duplicate
our success by using designs that we've already created,
tested, and ABANDONED due to several reasons. Below is
a list of what to watch out for:
Too much fabric- Larger blankets allow for too many
redundant folds that may bunch and cause discomfort. The
size of the Miracle Blanket is exactly the size needed
to accomplish its purpose and not an inch extra. The special
shape of the blankets puts every square inch where it
is needed. Extra fabric has no place in a crib.
Hoods- Hoods on a blanket are one more
hazard to avoid with regard to overheating. It can also
cause the baby to root for a food source when they are
groggy, thereby waking them up. Hoods are for cold, outside
VELCRO- It seems like a good idea - it's
the easy and cheap way out - but babies can eventually
get loose from any blanket. We have heard numerous
of the less expensive blankets causing very uncomfortable
scratches and abrasions on arms, faces and legs of
who struggle against the Velcro closures.
Made for use in car seats- If
you immobilize a baby's arms inside a blanket then
they will not extend through the sides of the six
harness. Our blanket can be used this way, as can any
other, by leaving the feet out of the foot pocket;
we do not recommend this type of use because it is imperative
that an infant car seat be used EXACTLY as recommended
by the manufacturer- arms extending through the sides
of the harness.
(or "blanket inside of a blanket")- Overheating
accepted as a serious danger. If a baby needs to
then simply put more snug-fitting baby
clothes on the baby; DO NOT USE THICKER,
LARGER MULTI-LAYERED BLANKETS!
Small symmetrical blankets-
In order to decrease production costs, many blankets
are being marketed that do not have the long "arms" like
the Miracle Blanket. These arms are patented and they
are essential to make a blanket that creates a "TRUE"
conforming swaddle, the longer arms also use a lot
of fabric and cause a lot of production waste. So
to sell a blanket for $10.00 to $12.00, it is not possible
to have the shape that is necessary for a perfect swaddle.
This small design is what often makes Velcro necessary.
No internal arm restraint-
While it is true that babies move their arms a lot, it
is also true that they do not have much, if any,
over those movements. A baby that is trying to sleep
"begging" to have those arms held still so they don't
wake themselves. But without internal restraint their
arms are free to move and twitch over their chest. This
makes it difficult for a baby to stay asleep during
Velcro is loud- We have heard from hundreds of parents
who didn't have a serious problem with Velcro per
se, but whenever they needed to take their baby
out for a
diaper change, the sound of the "ripping" Velcro startled
the baby awake. As you can imagine, they all expressed
great frustration with this.
No Foot Pocket- Many people choose not to use
our foot pocket for various reasons; however, most
customers feel it makes the baby more comfortable. The
Miracle Blanket is designed to work equally well
you use the pocket or not - it's nice to have the option.
The Miracle Blanket is now used around
the world by countless thousands of parents, hospitals,
pediatricians, mid-wives, nannies, Doulas, NICU nurses,
Maternity Ward Nurses, day care facilities, etc. It boasts
a 95% plus effectiveness in helping fussy babies sleep.
Over 13,000 babies have tested the Miracle Blanket and
they all seem to agree that is pretty darn perfect. The
bottom line is these other individuals have not done their
homework. Go with the name you can trust: The one and only,
the original, The Miracle Blanket.