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This Is The Correct Way To Swaddle Your (Jewish) Baby

Meet Jenny Mollen.

Still alive, guys! #postpartum #2kids #doinit #outofthehouse #wearingclothing

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Jenny Mollen is a (Jewish) actress, writer and comedian. She is married to Jason Biggs (not Jewish,) who played our very own Jim Levenstein in “American Pie.”

They recently had their second child, Laszlo.

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If they look picture perfect, it’s because they are. Mollen and Biggs are a good reminder that while parenting is hard, it should be done perfectly, as a single mistake could ruin your child’s life forever.

Luckily, Mollen is willing to share her secrets. This week, Mollen released a series of photos documenting her parenting skills. In a series of carefully composed iPhone self-portraits, she demonstrates the perfect way to swaddle a baby. You can use the arrows on the photograph to click through the gallery and enjoy a full lesson in expert swaddling.

Swaddling tutorial (swipe right)

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And there you have it. The proper way to swaddle a baby.

Mollen’s unorthodox parenting tutorial comes from her equally gasp-inducing Instagram, where she chronicles struggles in parenting with shocking honesty and humor. It’s funny, it’s gross, it’s modern Jewish motherhood.

Dining with children

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Jenny Singer is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny




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