Best Swaddles for Newborns
Newborn babies need plenty of sleep and rest. But sometimes, that can be a challenge!
Swaddling can help soothe newborns by making them feel cozy and secure — it helps them make the transition from the womb to your home. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, "swaddling can be an effective technique to help calm infants and promote sleep." That makes for a happy baby, and a happy mom.
Yet, swaddling with a blanket isn’t always easy (especially for tired moms). And babies can often wriggle and kick their way out, leaving you to re-wrap again and again.
Luckily, there are alternatives to traditional swaddling that don’t involve folding an infant into a blanket just so.
So which is the right swaddle for your newborn?
The Perfect Peanut Swaddle
This is a new take on the traditional swaddle. It’s a great way to keep baby cozy through the night without the worry of loose bedding in the crib. Because the arms are out, there is more room for baby to move. It snaps and zips securely into place, so it won’t kick off in the night.
- Easy Diaper Changes: A two-way zip allows you to easily change a diaper below, while letting baby stay cozy up top.
- The Perfect Amount of Snug: The unique peanut shape gently hugs shoulders and hips, eliminates unnecessary layers, and you never have to worry about wrapping too tight or too loose.
- Comfortable: The material is flexible and soft-to-the touch, and it’s made almost completely from natural fibers (95% cotton/5% spandex).
- Attractive: These swaddles come in boutique-inspired prints, so they’re easy to coordinate.
“According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, swaddling can also promote better sleep.”
The Peanut Air Swaddle
This swaddle is nearly the same as the Perfect Peanut Swaddle, but it adds soft mesh vents that help to keep baby comfortable.
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