For first time parents, the idea of wrapping your baby up so tightly, to the point that he won't be able to move his arms, may sound like a crazy idea and something you never thought of doing. It's not. In fact, most experienced parents would even tell you that newborns are best comforted when wrapped in a swaddle-- they cry less, and are able to sleep more soundly.
Choosing the Best Baby Swaddle Wraps
Here are some of the important things that you should consider when choosing a swaddle for your little bundle of joy.
Before anything else, you have to know that there are two kinds of baby swaddle wraps to choose from-- the modern swaddle bags and the traditional wraps. The modern swaddle bags come with a zipper that gives the assurance that the baby won't be able to escape from the swaddle. These are available in several sizes, and features. Wherein, most of these swaddles could be used from swaddling through to weaning.
The good thing about modern zip-up swaddle bags is that you can save a lot of time from wrapping, rewrapping, and unwrapping the baby. All you have to do is zip it up and you're done!
Check the Temperature
Those who live in places where the weather changes a lot, should consider using an all-seasons swaddle. This type of swaddle can be work all year round, making them a good form of investment too.
Also, when using a baby swaddle wrap, it's important to check the temperature regularly so that your baby won't overheat. However, when it gets cold, dress your baby in lightweight jumpsuit, before wrapping the swaddle, while a single and diaper beneath the swaddle when it's warm.
Basically, most baby swaddle wraps could be worn all year-round, and you just have to change your baby's clothing underneath depending on the temperature.
It's very important to pick the right size of swaddle wraps for the baby to enjoy it to the fullest. Swaddle wraps come in several sizes-- from newborn, 3, 6, 9, and even 12 months.
There are different sizes, because it's advisable to discontinue swaddling once the baby starts to roll, and each baby is different. It's hard to predict when they would start rolling, and so, it's ideal to get swaddles relevant to the baby's age, and don't buy for the future, as you'll never know if your baby's progress would be fast or slow.
Muslin and cotton are two materials widely used in baby swaddle wraps because they are breathable, soft, and easy to wash. However, bamboo is also a popular choice because of its absorbent nature, and softness.
Nothing beats quality cotton though. It's the healthiest and best choice that a parent can make for his/her baby. It's the softest, most durable, and most breathable among other baby swaddle wraps available in the market.
When shopping for swaddle wraps, see to it that it is certified organic cotton. This would give you the confidence that the product is made from quality materials and safe for your baby.
|Small||3-6 months||24-28 inches||~12-19lbs|
|Medium||6-12 months||29-32 inches||~19-26lbs|
|Large||12-24 months||33-40 inches||~26-34lbs|
|12-24m||1-3 years||up to 39 inches||~26-34lbs|
|2/3T||3-6 years||up to 48 inches||~34-49lbs|
|4/5T||6-10 years||up to 56 inches||~49-87lbs|