We were given one of these shortly before our son was born. Initially we had stashed it in a cupboard and had forgotten about it, but once we stumbled upon the swaddling blanket we quickly appreciated it's usefulness- it was much easier to wrap up our little bundle in this than trying to fold and wrap a regular blanket- it sounds pathetic until you are faced with the situation and are swaddling several times a night in a dimly lit bedroom while sleep deprived and bleary eyed! My only note is that our wiggly little boy was alble to get his arms out pretty speedily no matter how tightly we wrapped him. This was not a worry for us as he was clearly happier with his arms free but some may want a wrap that holds them more securely. We became such fans of the swaddle blanket that we bought another so we had one available when the other was being washed.