A lot of Montessori parents avoid swaddling their newborns in the name of allowing freedom of movement. This idea makes me incredibly nervous but I have been trying it and it hasn’t been too bad. I do use white noise liberally however, and that does work wonders. I see Howie calm immediately when I put it on. I also feel like he doesn’t startle as easily as Clark did. I kept Clark swaddled even when he wasn’t sleeping. I also want to get one of those Nested Bean Zen sacks and try it out because Howie is getting more restless as he is no longer a sleepy newborn.