Being a new parent is tough, but being a new parent sleep deprived is even tougher. Making sure your baby gets more than three to four hours of sleep at a time is a big part of helping your own sleep schedule. Swaddling is a great way to ensure that—it gives babies the snug embrace they were accustomed to in the womb, prevents unnecessary wake-ups due to the startle reflex, and stops babies from scratching their delicate faces. By preventing startles and wild-hand nose-whacks and making sure that your little one feels secure and warm, a swaddle is one of the best tricks to quickly boost your baby into a restful night's sleep. To help you and your baby catch some more soundful Zs, we've rounded up a list of the best swaddles on the market according to both new and seasoned parents. Read on to see a variety of the best baby swaddles—from double zipper features to sensitive muslin material—there's something for every baby and parent's needs. Opening image: @TheOllieSwaddle
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July 23, 2019
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Bundlebee Baby Wrap
BEST FOR: All seasons. The feather-light filling keeps your baby cool in the summer and warm in the winter while reducing sweating or overheating.
FUN FACT: The BundleBee wrap comes with built-in removable organic coconut fiber pad lining in the back and provides support and protection for the baby’s tiny head and spine. The mattress-like insert allows people to pass your little one around without any fear of the baby’s head falling back.
Happiest Baby Sleepea 5-Second Swaddle
AS SEEN IN: The Happiest Baby swaddle has been featured in publications such as NY Magazine, NY Family, and Romper.
USERS SAID: "My baby and I absolutely love this swaddle. I bought her three other ones and I gave them away after finding out about this one. Everything about it is perfect and it’s super soft!"
SwaddleMe Pod 2-PK
BEST FOR: With a two-way zipper, this swaddle makes late-night diaper changes a breeze.
LOVED FOR: Made with soft, comfortable spandex cotton blend, it stretches with baby's movement for comfort while also preventing the startle reflex that can wake your infant.
The Ollie Swaddle
FUN FACT: The Ollie Swaddle is made from custom moisture-wicking material to reduce the risk of overheating.
USERS SAID: "Easy-to-use and baby loves it—she was drowsy after her feeding, wrapped her up, asleep moments later. Cute, user-friendly, and it seems to work well. I like that it can be used in transition from swaddling as well."
SwaddleMe Original Swaddle 3-PK
LOVED FOR: Users love that the velcro closures are strong and long-lasting, making sure even the most wiggly babies can't get out.
HELPFUL TIP: Be sure to fold over the velcro before you put it in the wash. The designers did a great job creating spots for you to secure the velcro to the opposite side so you don't catch other pieces of clothing with it.
aden + anais Classic Swaddle Baby Blanket
BEST FOR: Babies with sensitive skin. The cozy muslin fabric helps reduce the risk of overheating and is gentle against the skin.
LOVED FOR: Parents love the versatility of this blanket. It's perfect for swaddling, receiving and tummy time blankets, nursing privacy covers, burp cloths, stroller cover or changing table cover.
USERS SAID: "Literally a miracle! My little one was sleeping three to four-hour increments at two weeks old swaddled with a receiving blanket that he eventually kicked loose stirring. We got this blanket and he slept six hours the first time using it. He is two months now and we have used it every night since. He now sleeps eight to nine hours every night and instantly calms when wrapped with this blanket"
WHY YOU NEED IT: Prevents twitching, startling, for facial scratches for even the strongest babies.
Woombie Original Nursery Swaddling Blanket
FUN FACT: The Woombie swaddle has received over 15 awards with its innovative design and has been nominated as "Mom's Favorite Swaddle" for effectiveness and ease of use.
LOVED FOR: This swaddle blanket has a seamless interior for maximum comfort and features a two-way zipper that allows for quick diaper changes at night.
Love To Dream Swaddle UP
WHY YOU NEED IT: The Love to Dream Swaddle UP Original features a patented design that allows you to swaddle your baby with their arms up in a more natural position. With their arms up, babies can self-soothe throughout the night without getting frustrated and waking up.
USERS SAID: "Love this! My baby busted out of being wrapped in a swaddle within seconds because he wanted his hands near his face. This has been the perfect solution."
Halo SleepSack Swaddle Swaddling Blankets
USERS SAID: "I don't write reviews unless the product is five stars! This Halo Swaddle completely changed our lives. At 10 weeks old our baby went from getting up every three hours during the night to sleeping seven hours straight. It took only three nights of wearing this amazing swaddler to get him to seven hours. And now three weeks later he's up to nine hours at a time! Like I said, changed our lives and sanity!"
WHY YOU NEED IT: The Halo SleepSack Swaddling Blanket is the number one choice of hospital nurseries to promote safe sleep.
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