Swaddling (or wrapping) is used to help newborn babies remain sleeping on their back, which has been proven to reduce occurrences of SIDS. It helps soothe and settle a fussy baby, especially one that is colicky and irritable. Newborn babies are not able to regulate their body temperature, so using natural merino, merino & cotton blends and 100% pure cottons to wrap/swaddle will help this. And most importantly, evidence suggests swaddling helps babies sleep longer and more deeply with fewer incidences of awakening and an increased ability to resettle themselves.
The extra wide body pocket allows for the natural hip movement, meaning the legs will naturally fall into the 'frog' position, allowing the joints to develop in the hips. This helps to prevent Hip Dysplasia.
Using the body pocket means they are already 80% wrapped before you even start, which means no feet escaping - ever. And because there is only one way to use them, you wrap them correctly each and every time. In fact they are so easy to use, even dad can do it!. And importantly, there is less chance of over heating, as you are not adding several layers of extra fabric around your baby to try and get a secure wrap.
Lay the wrap out where you plan to wrap baby. Both wings should be on the same side. Slip baby into the fitted body pocket and wrap the shortest wing under baby which will mean one arm is already wrapped. Then stretch the longest wing across the front of baby and wrap tight around and under and tuck into the side. HINT: If you have an especially wriggly baby then when you wrap the longest wing around the front, add a twist first, which will allow you to take it high around the shoulder and hold the arms in lower.
I have used several different types of swaddles (or wraps as you call them) over the course of my 3 children, but I just had to email you and let you know that I love your one the most. It really is so easy to use and fits for much longer than the other merino ones I had. I have finished having children now, but I will be telling anyone who needs a swaddle for a baby to buy your ones.
Auckland, New Zealand
Thank you for my sleep. I LOVE YOU! I received one of your baby merino swaddles for a baby shower gift, and finally my beautiful baby girl slept through for more than 2 hours at night. I had always wrapped her, but she always managed to get her arms and legs out and then wake up. Having the pocket thing meant she could not get her legs and feet out, then I just had to wrap her arms, and she stayed like that all night long. I will be getting a sleeping bag very soon
Liz (& Isobel)
Ellerslie, New Zealand
Just wanted to say how awesome your sleeping bags are!!! Quality make and TOUGH! I purchased the twin pack (1 winter & 1 std weight) I was a bit dubious about spending so much but has been the best product I've bought for our little girl & worth every cent! so nice to know she's snug as in her bed .... Easy to wash too. Would recommend your products over and over again.... And great they are still made in nz!!! Thanks again
Auckland, New Zealand