Parents have been swaddling their babies for generations as a tried and true way to get them to sleep. But with so many wraps and swaddles available nowadays, each holding their own magic touch, it can all become just a little overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve done all the digging and have put together some of our favourites in our baby wraps and swaddles round up.
Let’s start with the Swaddle Grobag designed by the Gro Company. This easy-to-use newborn safer sleep essential will give your baby a comfortable night’s sleep. Suitable from newborn to three months of age the Swaddle Grobag can be used in two ways, with your baby’s arms in allowing you to swaddle safely and easily or out when your bub is ready to make the transition. Encouraging better sleep, the swaddles are priced at $45.
A wrap that can be used for longer than its swaddling days and serves multiple purposes is my kind of wrap. You may recall the gorgeous Swaddle Scarves we recently showed you, with contemporary prints and patterns that allow them to double as scarves, wall hangings or travel blankets. Each Swaddle Scarf is made with soft, GOTS certified organic cotton, and the inks are non-toxic. With quotes parents will truly relate to, these fun and fancy Swaddle Scarves are available online from Coveted Things for $40.
Kip & Co make colourful swaddles in packs of two for $55, each with its own whimsical pattern. Made from 100 per cent bamboo they are super generous in size which means you can wrap your bub up nice and snug. See the full range of swaddles online at Kip & Co.
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If floral prints, pretty pinks and delightful laces catch your eye then you will love these timeless wraps from Tilly and Otto that we fell in love with back in June 2015. Use the Amelie Lace Baby Wraps as an accessory in the nursery, a beautiful pram cover or prop for newborn photos. The large range use vintage floral cotton fabrics and are trimmed with Tilly and Otto’s signature lace and make the perfect keepsake.
For oodles of cuteness, you’re going to want the fun and gender neutral baby designs by Moobles and Toobles. Their playful blankets are made from 100 per cent organic cotton and are screen printed by hand, using a traditional process with water-based, non-toxic inks. These wraps are timeless yet modern and of course are designed with babies in mind.
If you’re an expectant mummy keeping your baby’s gender a surprise then you’re going to love these unisex muslin wraps from Modern Burlap . Made from 100 per cent GOTS certified, environmentally sustainable organic cotton Modern Burlap have nailed the black and white colour scheme. They’re generous in size and retail for US$26 each. Lucky for us Modern Burlap ship worldwide.
For wild colours and adventurous patterns you will want to take a look at the beautiful baby wraps from Children of the Tribe. These stunning baby wraps double up as a sarong and pram cover, making them handy for when your baby outgrows their wrapping days. Priced at $35 you can check out the full range of wraps at Children of the Tribe.
A swaddle that encourages your baby to sleep longer? Yes please! The new Ergobaby Lightweight Swaddler, features soft, breathable mesh to ensure cool comfort for your baby. The new design has a removable leg pouch which is good news for those late night nappy changes. This escape proof swaddle is equipped with some very useful arm pockets to prevent unraveling or shifting during sleep. Available in single packs for $43 catering to newborns 0-4 months. You can order online from local stockist Babies In Arms.
For an easy transition to unswaddled sleeping Love To Dream’s, the Swaddle UP 50/50 ($60) is the perfect pick.With their arms up and eyes closed your little babe will enjoy a long and comfortable sleep. The swaddle encourages your baby to soothe themselves to sleep, with access to their hands allowing them to suck on their fingers or gently rub their cheeks. The wings on the swaddle also prevents baby from face scratching. The Swaddle is made from 100 per cent natural bamboo filling and is available from Love To Dream.
Now, I know we said 10, but here’s a sneaky bonus swaddle that we simply couldn’t do without. It’s the airCocoon from ergoPouch and it’s a nice light weight for the sticky Indian summer weather we’re having right now in Australia. Once the weather changes, ergoPouch also has autumn and winter weight swaddles in their ergoCocoon range.
Well that about wraps it up, we hope you and your baby love these swaddles and wraps as much as we do and that they bring you both some much-needed shut-eye.