Spotlight on Puckababy – soft swaddles for sound sleep

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One thing that the parents of babies crave is sleep: sleep for their baby and sleep for themselves. Here is a product that combines the traditional method of swaddling with the best of modern design and fabric technology to create a new baby swaddle that helps to promote safe infant sleep.

Puckababy, while new to the Australian market, has grown to become one of the top baby sleepwear brands in Europe, where they are known for their stylish and practical designs. Experts when it comes to babies and sleep, Puckababy only make products for sleeping, so you can be sure they know their stuff. Their swaddle bags are a great alternative to traditional swaddling, with the ease of a zip and the most wonderfully soft fabrics, you can be sure that your baby is safely swaddled with the right amount of firmness and warmth.

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I have been fortunate enough to get my hands on one of their Original Piep (0-3 month) swaddles, and while my baby is now too big to try it out (sob!) there are a few stand-out features. Firstly, the fabric. The 0.25 tog tencel fabric is so silky and soft I want it for a pillow case. Their tencel fabric is a natural and organic product that is known for its moisture absorption and breathability. It is entirely practical for the Australian summer, being light and breathable enough even for afternoon naps on hot days. Puckababy also offer heavier weight fabrics in their swaddles for cooler weather.

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The second thing that caught my eye are the cool little ties towards the bottom of the bag, enabling you to tie it into a shorter bag for smaller babies. I confess that with the wrap I used for my third, I tied the bottom with a hair elastic, but these were always getting lost in the wash, and simple short ties like the ones on the Puckababy are far more convenient.

Another unique feature of the Puckababy swaddle is the belly wrap in the Piep for newborns and inner vest in the mini for older babies. The belly wrap is an extra wrap inside the swaddle that can be velcroed over your baby’s stomach. The gentle pressure of this extra wrap is soothing for newborns used to life in a very squishy womb.

While babies feel snug, Puckababy swaddles do not hold them so tight that it restricts movement. Some babies hate having their arms pinned by their sides when wrapped – wouldn’t you – but the Puckababy allows just the right amount of natural movement so that babies can move their arms up or down, as they prefer, without disturbing their sleep. They can even suck their hands through the fabric, an important self-soothing step for some little ones.

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Once your baby outgrows the Piep bag, Puckababy’s next size is the mini (above). A slightly looser swaddle with transition zips at the shoulders that turn the swaddle bag into a sleep bag. The Puckababy mini is also available in a number of tog rated weights for different seasons, as well as different colours and patterns.

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Both the Piep and the Mini have a cute little pocket with Puckababy’s fairytale-esque image of a cradle. This little pocket is the perfect size for storing a dummy between naps or feeds.

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All of Puckababy’s swaddles and sleep bags are designed and made in Europe using only OEKO-TEX certified materials so that parents can be sure there are no harmful substances or chemicals close to their baby’s sensitive skin and that Puckababy products are safe for baby. They are available from Puckababy Australia in a variety of colours and TOG ratings from $69.95 for the Original Piep baby swaddle.

(This post is sponsored by Puckababy)

Libby Smith

Libby Smith

Libby lives in Sydney with her husband, three children (plus one on the way) and dog. In a former life, she was a high school English and history teacher who loved going out for breakfast and spending holidays reading book after book. These days, Libby spends her time kid-wrangling, catching quiet moments with a coffee, trying to avoid taking the kids to the shops and, when time allows, getting lost in a good book or a spot of crochet.

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