The Love to Dream SwaddleUP; The Self-Soothing Swaddle
I always intended to try swaddling when my first was born but due to a baby who appeared to like freedom and a mother with the worst swaddling game ever, it never happened, so when baby Blue came along I was eager to try again, especially as he seemed to feel much more comfortable at the prospect of being held close and has never once yet fallen asleep without something touching his sides. Sadly though, my swaddling technique still hadn't improved (even after multiple hours trawling YouTube, though I could've been distracted by funny cat videos), so when we were sent the Love to Dream SwaddleUP to review, I couldn't wait to give it a whirl.
The noticeably different aspect of the swaddleUP is that you're able to swaddle the baby with their arms up (pretty much says it on the tin) and actually this has been really beneficial for us as Blue desperately loves to comfort suck (usually my raw nipples) and won't take a dummy, so the fact he can be swaddled and still settle himself is great. It's also obviously so much easier for me to just pop him in this and zip him up; I don't miss trying to lay him in the perfect position on a blanket and attempting to parcel him up for him just to houdini his way out of it 5 minutes later. And of course, most importantly of all, it really does settle him!
We tried out the lite version of the swaddle as Blue was a smack-bang-in-the-middle-of-Summer-baby and it alleviates any worry of him overheating and is the perfect thickness for the warm(-ish) months. The two-way zips also mean it's super easy to change nappies without removing it altogether and it has a nifty flap at the back so that you can use it even in the car seat (we've only just figured this out so I can't wait to be able to try it).
Find the swaddleUP lite along with lots of other alternatives depending on age of your child or warmth of fabric at the Cheeky Rascals website below:
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