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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Baby Hands Down

These arm restraints aren't in production anymore, but if you can find one already in existence a lot of parents like them better than the snuggle wraps provided by PCMC because they allow for more arm movement while still keeping the baby's hands away from their face. Below are lots of detailed pictures of how the restraint works and how it's put together. Thank you to Teya for providing this! Here is the information about the restraint from Teya:

"The first couple of photos are of just the restraints itself; then I have some photos of my son and how it is put on him, then there are some up close photos of the stitching and how they stitched the straps together. My son is 6 months old and weighs about 15 pounds. The strap around his waist measures 19" long, the two straps that go between his legs are 14" long (these could have been an inch or so longer), the wrist part measures 3" long from the bottom of the loop to where it attaches on the cuff, and the cuff measures 5" long and 1" wide. All of the pelvis straps are 1" wide."


  1. I think these are so cute- they totally remind me of a baby rock climber :)

  2. Thank you for posting this! I made my son a set after his lip surgery, he was so much happier!

  3. Thanks for putting up these pictures! I was able to make a set for my son's lip surgery and they were so much better than the snuggle-wraps! They were pretty easy to put together too.