My wife and I have learned our sons habits, his likes and dislikes. We know for instance that there is a certain way he likes being held—on his side with his head in your armpit and body across your chest, pacifier in mouth. So how do you jump in and tell the woman who raised you that this is what he wants when he's crying. I mean she's my mom, she raised me and I turned out OK. I can't tell her how to sooth a baby, she raised 4 kids for God's sake!
Our new swaddling blanket. I took an old sheet from my old twin bed that is made from jersey cotton. . . you know those t-shirt sheets. Cut it in half, had my mom sew it folded together, and that is what we use to swaddle the little man. The material is so stretchy. and the blanket is so much wider, I can wrap Skippy Jr. up like a mummy. He sleep so well in it. He loves being wrapped up now.