A good swaddle can make all the difference in helping your newborn (and you) catch a few extra hours of sleep. While you may need to try a few different swaddles before finding the one your baby prefers, choosing a quality swaddle is a great first step. The two most important features I look for in a swaddle are a moisture-wicking material and the ability for it to grow with baby. While swaddling is important, overheating is thought to cause SIDS and a moisture-wicking material may help reduce the risk of your baby becoming too hot while asleep. A swaddle that grows with your baby means you'll only purchase one swaddle that he can use throughout the duration of his swaddling days.
1. The Ollie Swaddle has both these features and a whole lot more. The unique design allows you to loop off the fabric right at your baby's feet making it a perfect fit every time. Plus this bottom closure provides easy access for quick diaper changes. The Ollie can also be used with arms in and out for when you begin to transition your baby out of the swaddle.
2. The Nuroo Swaddle is also made from a a super soft moisture-wicking material and grows with baby. The design has three sizes in one, two different sized pockets and a third size is created by simply pulling a thread in the seam which extends the swaddle. Nuroo recently collaborated with Lucy Darling to offer a cute collection of adorable prints.
3. The Zen Swaddle from Nested Bean has a weighted design, intended to mimic the feeling of baby being held in your arms even once she is placed down in her crib. For those with babies who absolutely refuse to be put down, this is a really great option to try. The Zen Swaddle Premier is made from moisture-wicking quality material and fits babies from 0-6 months.