All you need to know about Swaddling
We love swaddling, as it makes such a difference to how well newborns sleep. Swaddled or wrapped babies generally settle quicker and sleep for longer at each sleep, which makes a big difference to adjusting to life with a newborn.
We have a comprehensive section of swaddling information.
Choosing a Wrap
Which wrap to use makes a big difference to how well your baby settles and how long they sleep for. The wrap need to be safe, fit well and stay swaddled all night.
Read our article on 'Choosing the Right Wrap for your Baby.
In the video below Louise from The Sleep Store will guide you through the different types of swaddles available with a focus on transitional & summer swaddles.
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As mentioned above, it's important to use an effective swaddling technique so your baby doesn't get hot fighting to escape!!!
Arms down swaddling:
This is the most secure way to swaddle and a good option for using with either light stretch cotton or muslin. This is the technique recommended by Dr Harvey Karp in The Happiest Baby, as it stays secure best of any technique.
View our instructions here
Aussie style swaddling:
This is the technique often used in Australia with muslin wraps, and we have some instructions from the lovely people at Aden + Anais. Suitable for babies who like to suck their hands, sleep with arms up or who don't have much startle reflex. Harder to keep secure especially for wrigglers or Houdini babies!