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There are so many baby swaddles on the market today that it makes it difficult to know which one to choose. We tried multiple baby swaddles with Olivia during her first few months. Some of the swaddles were great, but others we could have done without. I want to share with you my five favorite baby swaddles. I have personally used all of these swaddles with my daughter. They were all wonderful in helping us all get a good night sleep. I would highly recommend adding some of these to your baby registry if you haven’t already. Hopefully, they will help you as much as they helped us.
Aden + Anais Swaddle Blankets – I loved using the Aden + Anais blankets to swaddle Olivia with when we first brought her home. One of my favorite aspects of them is how large they are. Their size made it so easy to get a secure swaddle. Some of the other brands of swaddle blankets tend to run on the small side. This can make it difficult to get a good swaddle – especially if you have a larger baby. Another great aspect of the muslin blanket is how soft it is. They are just so cozy and they only get softer the more you use them.
Halo SleepSack Swaddle – One of my favorite baby swaddles is the Halo SleepSack Swaddle. It’s velcro closure will help provide a more secure swaddle for your baby as they get older. Trust me, it is a lifesaver when it comes to stopping middle of the night breakouts. The Halo Swaddle is also very versatile which is a great feature because every baby has different preferences. The Halo allows you to swaddle arms in, hands to face, one arm out, or both arms out.
Love to Dream – Eventually our daughter was strong enough to even break out of the Halo Swaddle. Unfortunately, we couldn’t just let her be swaddled with her arms out because her startle reflux was too strong. This is when we discovered the Love to Dream swaddle. The design of the Love to Dream swaddle contains the startle reflux, while still allowing baby to soothe themselves by placing their hands up by their face. One great feature of the Love to Dream swaddle is it’s dual zipper. This allows for quick and easy middle of the night diaper changes because you don’t have to remove the swaddle to change them.
Halo SleepSack Wearable Blanket – Once your baby starts to roll you will need to transition them out of a swaddle and into a wearable blanket. This way if they roll onto their tummies they will have access to their arms to help them get back over. One of my favorite wearable blankets is the Halo SleepSack. This is designed to be used over regular sleepwear in place of traditional blankets. It will help keep baby warm at night without introducing any suffocation risks. The Halo SleepSack features a dual zipper for easy diaper changes. It also provides ample room for your baby to kick and move in without them being able to kick it off.
Nested Bean Zen Sack – The Nested Bean is perfect for babies who are struggling with the transition from swaddle to wearable blanket. This wearable blanket features a lightly weighted pad on the chest to mimic the feeling of moms comforting hand. Many moms report noticing better sleep within 1 – 3 nights. I know I did! The Nested bean also features a two way zipper for diaper changes and adjustable shoulder snaps so it can grow with your baby.