We received a crocheted baby “cocoon” or “snuggle sack” or “papoose” as a gift from my uncle. We’ve loved using it because our son is tough to swaddle sometimes. He’s a kicker. With this, his feet are always covered up, keeping him warm. While this came from a local woman in Schuyler, VA, I had seen them on the internet. It was one of those do-able projects that I didn’t get around to doing. If you’ve been on pinterest, I’m sure you’ve seen them – they’re often used as a photography prop in the cutest newborn pictures.
Above is my son in his papoose. I’m sure the photograph would look cuter if he didn’t have that shirt on, but I couldn’t stand to take it off of him – it’s too cold and he was too cozy. Plus he was sleeping!
Each of these adorable sacks below have tutorials to make them, albeit the last one is in french. Just click on the photo for more info. If you don’t knit or crochet, with a few snips of the scissors and some thread, you could probably make one from an old sweater fairly easily.
Here’s my newborn again. These little cocoons made me think of a fun Christmas idea – photograph your little one in a stocking!
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