7 Things to Consider Before Swaddling Your Baby

7 Things to Consider Before Swaddling Your Baby

Swaddling has gained a tremendous traction over the last few years. Parents are becoming more and more informed around swaddling as a helpful way to ensure that babies will be comfortable and snug, giving them a sense of rest. However, there are a few things to consider before swaddling:


  1. Material: Look for a swaddle made of soft, breathable material that is gentle on your baby's skin, such as cotton or muslin.

  2. Size: Choose a swaddle that is large enough to cover your baby comfortably but not so large that it is difficult to wrap securely.

  3. Versatility: Consider a swaddle that can be adjusted as your baby grows or has the ability to transition into other uses, such as a stroller cover or nursing cover.

  4. Easy to use: Look for a swaddle that is easy to wrap and secure, with Velcro or snaps that are simple to fasten.

  5. Safe for your baby: Make sure the swaddle is safe for your baby and does not pose a suffocation hazard. Avoid swaddles with loose fabric or long strings that could become tangled around your baby's face or neck.

  6. Washability: Choose a swaddle that is machine washable and easy to clean, as you will likely need to wash it frequently.

  7. Price: Swaddles can range in price from a few dollars to over $100, so consider your budget and what is most important to you.

It's always a good idea to consult with your pediatrician before using a swaddle to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for your baby.

This article was written by Macy, former NICU RN. All our swaddles are easy for both parents to use, are GOTS certified, and utilize all the education that NICU RN's get about proper development and getting babies to sleep. They feature arm pockets to help baby feel secure without breaking out of the swaddle and a zipper for easy midnight diaper changes. Say goodbye to sleepless nights and shop now. 

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