I didn’t know how to swaddle a baby and I told my sister that although I appreciated the swaddles/swaddle outfits/swaddlers (I’m not sure of their official title — see how much I don’t know?!) that I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to use one. It seemed…complicated.
So my sister did what sisters do. She brought me a swaddle/swaddle outfit/swaddler and a baby. In doll form.
And she taught me how to do it. And then I did it myself. And then two hours later my mom yelled “Pop quiz” and made me do it again by myself to make sure I really knew how to swaddle.
So I’ve swaddled! See how happy my baby is to be all swaddled up? She’s actually smiling. I will say that swaddling probably came a bit easier for me during my practice test since I was swaddling a plastic doll, therefore when I kind of abruptly turned her over, she didn’t mind. Also, when I placed her hands down by her sides, she didn’t move them. Baby steps.