I am a big fan of swaddle baby blankets
I am a big fan of swaddle baby blankets, and I like to swaddle a newborn when they are young. There is much debate in the medical field about whether swaddling is a good or a bad idea for babies, but for us, I preferred to swaddle my babies, being mindful to avoid any blankets or other items near their face. My babies were always placed on their back to sleep, and I strongly suggest parents follow the same.
I like this swaddle with Velcro because it is a 2-in-1 adjustable swaddle that allows you to swaddle with arms in or out depending on your and baby’s comfort. They are soft and made from 100% cotton and come in many sizes from preemie, which fits birth to 5 pounds, newborns that weigh 6-12 pounds, and older babies who weigh 13-18 pounds.
We used these Halo Swaddle Sacs on top of a regular onesie instead of blankets to decrease the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and suffocation. Your baby should never have loose bedding, blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, or other items in their crib or bassinet. The sleeveless design of these halo sleepsack swaddles reduces the risk of overheating.
We used these swaddle baby blankets with their arms by their sides until they were four months of age. This minimized their startle reflexes, or Moro reflexes, which kept waking them up.
Once the baby starts to show signs of rolling over, please ensure the baby’s hands are free, as they need to protect their face and breathing. This swaddle blanket allows you to transition from swaddling with arms down to swaddling with hands up while still keeping a cozy wrap around the belly that the baby is used to. You can swaddle the baby with both arms in, both hands up to their face, or one or both arms out to ensure the baby is safe and most comfortable. It allows for an easy and gentle transition to a wearable blanket when it is time to stop swaddling.
I love that that swaddle baby blanket unzips from the bottom to allow you to change the baby’s diaper without having to unswaddle. This was so helpful overnight to minimize the baby waking up again. The bottom of this sleep sack is generous in size to allow room for the baby to kick but not kicked off, so the baby stays warm all night.
These can be washed in your standard washing cycle and hung to dry or use your drier. The one downside is there is only one zipper, which can be cumbersome on quick night changes. Overall these are awesome, and I used them for all my kids when they were babies.
What is excellent about these swaddle baby blankets?
I love how these sleep sacs allow you to transition to swaddling a baby with hands down, hands-up, hands-free, and with the same product. The Velcro stays snug to prevent fabric from accidentally going over the baby’s face.
How do I wash this Halo swaddle sac?
You can wash this Halo sleepsack swaddle in your usual washing and drying cycle, or you can hand wash and hang dry.
Dina is a wife, mother of 4, and adrenaline junky. She loves to share children’s health information from her professional and personal experience. More About Dr Dina.