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Swaddle and Sleep Sack Recommendations

Sleep is crucial for new parents and just as important for infants. An infant sleeps anywhere from 14-20 hours a day and this changes to average of 16 hours by 4 months old. Both sleep sacks and swaddles should allow baby to freely move their head and lower body. This is important to prevent flattening of the head (plagiocephaly) and tightness in the neck or body. If your baby can’t move at all in their sack or swaddle, then you may want to explore some different options.

Here are some of our favorites that promote development:

Swaddles:

Swaddles can soothe a newborn and provide comfort to sleep better. These should only be used from about 0-3 or 4 months or until the child begins to roll.

Ollie: find here

  • strong Velcro for easy, quick application and it holds!  

Swaddle Up: find here 

  •  has initial swaddle, transition and toddler options

Halo: find here

  • strong Velcro, has options to put arms in or out to easily transition from swaddle to sack
  • Has organic, cotton, and fleece options

Swaddle Blankets:

You can make your own swaddle with a large, muslin, breathable blanket like these.  Remember, we want baby’s lower body to be able to freely move as well as the head.

Natemia Musllin or Mushie

Sleep Sacks:  

Once your baby is around 3 or 4 months old and/or starting to show signs of rolling, it’s time to change to a sleep sack. This transition can be so hard – we hear you!  Try transitioning by taking one arm out a time, or just starting with naps and then move to nighttime.

Sleep sacks are basically a wearable blanket.  An extra layer to keep your baby or toddler warm/comfortable that is also safe to use in their crib. Many of these will grow with your baby. As your baby starts to stand, a good option is to utilize sleep sacks that have divided legs.

Kyte Baby: find here (size 0-6 months, 6-18 months, 18-36 months) (Bamboo in a variety of TOG ratings)

Halo: find here (comes in fleece for winter; size 0-6, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months)

Burts Bee’s: find here (comes in 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months

Swaddles can soothe a newborn and provide comfort to sleep better. These should only be used from about 0-3 or 4 months or until the child begins to roll.

Ollie: find here

  • strong Velcro for easy, quick application and it holds!  

Swaddle Up: find here 

  •  has initial swaddle, transition and toddler options

Halo: find here

  • strong Velcro, has options to put arms in or out to easily transition from swaddle to sack
  • Has organic, cotton, and fleece options

Swaddle Blankets:

You can make your own swaddle with a large, muslin, breathable blanket like these.  Remember, we want baby’s lower body to be able to freely move as well as the head.

Natemia Musllin or Mushie

Sleep Sacks:  

Once your baby is around 3 or 4 months old and/or starting to show signs of rolling, it’s time to change to a sleep sack. This transition can be so hard – we hear you!  Try transitioning by taking one arm out a time, or just starting with naps and then move to nighttime.

Sleep sacks are basically a wearable blanket.  An extra layer to keep your baby or toddler warm/comfortable that is also safe to use in their crib. Many of these will grow with your baby. As your baby starts to stand, a good option is to utilize sleep sacks that have divided legs.

Kyte Baby: find here (size 0-6 months, 6-18 months, 18-36 months) (Bamboo in a variety of TOG ratings)

Halo: find here (comes in fleece for winter; size 0-6, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months)

Burts Bee’s: find here (comes in 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months

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