I remember those first several weeks...(or was it months?) that swaddling my girls was one of the best ways to calm and put them to sleep. The lovely Baby Bonkie would have been an awesome alternative to using the blanket that I always managed to fudge together somehow. Sometimes it would fall apart and other times it was too tight for them. The Baby Bonkie's easy velcro closures make swaddling a piece of cake. You can find a variety of patterns here or here.