Mother Knows Best

And she's sending the grandparents to obedience school

Rosalie Mushta is trying, really trying, to figure out this swaddling thing. She has a plastic doll to practice on, but the baby blanket just won't cooperate. Hospitals have been offering crash courses on how to care for newborns for many years, and one thing expectant parents learn is that getting a simple square of fabric to stay tightly cocooned around a baby--even a fake one--is surprisingly difficult. But Mushta didn't go to Seattle's Swedish Medical Center to prepare for the birth of her first child. She's there because she's about to become a grandmother and her daughter wanted to disabuse...

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