If you have followed us since Aiden was a baby you know about our love for swaddles. We are all about keeping our babies swaddled as much as possible to keep them happy and calm in the early months. Aiden was a real Houdini. He would escape his swaddle even though he couldn’t sleep without one. Nolan seems much more laid back about being swaddled as long as his arms are out. We were prepared for either situation. Here are the baby swaddles we are loving with baby number two.
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We used the Woombie exclusively with Aiden for bedtime. We are doing that again with Nolan. It’s like a little sleeping bag. I like it because it is really cozy and there is no way for him to break out of it. Plus, there is no extra fabric so I don’t need to worry about it covering his face. I don’t use it as much during the day just because it is such a tight squeeze.
The Ergo Pouch is a new swaddle we are trying with Nolan. It is similar to the Woombie so we use it at bedtime. I like that it has zippers along the shoulder area so once Nolan doesn’t need his arms swaddled it can be used as a sleep sack. I also like that it has a two-way zipper which makes nighttime diaper changes easier.
The Zen Swaddle is another new one for us. We use this during the day especially when he is napping in the dock a tot or bassinet. It is lightly weighted on the chest and sides to simulate the feeling of being held. Usually, if we put this on Nolan he quickly calms down if he is fussy. I really like that it has two sizes in one so the one swaddle will grow with the baby.
We used the SwaddleMe with Aiden but didn’t have a lot of luck with it. As I mentioned, he was a Houdini so he always seemed to break out of it. Aiden was also a smaller baby so I don’t think that helped. We tried it again with Nolan and it’s a lot better. We will actually use this one during the day and at night if we don’t have the Woombie available. We have been swaddling Nolan with his hands up near his face which might be why he doesn’t try to break out as much as Aiden did.
The Miracle Blanket is another daytime swaddle. It’s a bit more complicated but good for babies that like to escape. That’s not so much Nolan (ours is leftover from Aiden), but we still like to use it. We usually use this swaddle with one arm out.
It looks like swaddles are just as important with our second little one. I would love to hear if you have a favorite swaddle, let me know in a comment below!
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