My daddy is the perfect swaddler, he makes sure I look like a perfect burrito every time.
This is Gwen at 2 weeks, she hates being swaddled but we always make sure she’s wrapped like this especially at night. Surprisingly, she can manage to free her both arms in the morning no matter how tight the swaddle. We call her “Houdini”. During the day, we just let her arms free and only wrap her body.
Gwen sleeps longer when she’s swaddled and doesn’t throw up her arms when she’s having startle reflex. Swaddling mimics the warmth and security of the mother’s womb so baby feels comfortable.
You don’t need to but those Swaddle Me blankets, I was tempted to buy this before but a receiving blanket is enough to swaddle the baby.