'Game-changing' swaddle suit is helping babies sleep better (2024)

Ensuring your baby stays cool and comfortable during hot summer nights is crucial for their safety and your peace of mind. While swaddling has long been a trusted method to soothe infants, there's always the concern that young babies might overheat when temperatures rise.

Fortunately, an innovative company has developed a range of products that not only help lull babies to sleep but that also comes with temperature guidelines. Enter the award-winning Swaddle Up from Love To Dream, the product allows babies to sleep in a more natural position, mirroring their behaviour in the womb.

Designed to let them place their hands to their mouth for easy self-soothing, The Swaddle Up sleeping suits reduce the risk of night-time waking caused by the startle reflex. A safer alternative to loose blankets and layers, the new summer collection is specifically designed for summer and perfect for temperatures between 20 and 27 degrees Celsius.

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To ensure the health of your little one while they sleep, the Swaddle Up also features a hip-healthy design that provides freedom of movement, and the clever twin zipper makes those middle-of-the-night nappy changes a breeze. With these features, new parents can look forward to more restful nights.

Parents who have already trusted Love To Dream with the safety of their babies have been leaving glowing reviews on the website. One delighted mum gave the Swaddle Up a five-star rating saying "This product has been a lifesaver. My little girl settles far easier and seems content when in her swaddle sleep suit.

"I’m so happy my friend recommended this to me as it’s a minefield to know what to put your newborn baby in to ensure they’re safe and happy when they sleep."

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A second formerly sleep-deprived parent added "Wow - after a period of a screaming newborn and hardly any sleep during the night, I invested in a Swaddle Up and it was a game changer! Our little boy now sleeps during the night for hours on end. The moment we zip him up, he calms down immediately and then drifts into sleep shortly afterwards."

A third parent simply added: "Helped my newborn (who wouldn't settle in a normal sleeping bag) settle and sleep - doesn't sleep with anything else now!"

The only negative given in any review about the product was the price - with one reviewer saying: "The reason I down to 4 is due to the fact that all of the items are very expensive and overpriced. But overall, if people have the means to invest in it, I highly recommend it!!"

Bigger babies can sleep sounder too

When your little one is ready to roll parents can upgrade to the Stage 2 Love To Dream transition bag or suit. These innovative designs provide increased freedom for babies to wiggle around as they sleep while still offering the snug, secure feeling they love.

Both designs feature easy zip-off wings that support a smooth transition to arms-free sleep, making this an essential step in their development. The Stage 2 Swaddle Up summer collection is tailor-made for warmer weather, suitable for temperatures between 20 and 27 degrees Celsius.

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One mum left a five-star review saying "Love this product! Our little man has recently started rolling so we were able to add the arms on the swaddle suit and he was good to go! So convenient that I don't have to buy a whole new suit! He loves the freedom of having his legs out too!

"He's not a great sleeper, every night is different but the swaddle suit is part of our nightly routine now! 10/10 would definitely recommend!"

For babies six months and older the Stage 3 collection of sleep suits and sleep bags avoids kicked-off blankets and sweaty covers. Featuring the same clever twin zippers, you can still make light work of midnight nappy changes.

Super cute to look at and designed to offer maximum comfort, the wearable blankets and sleep suits are perfect for use at home, in the car, at nanny's house and even on holiday. Once again, parents can choose the right items to suit the temperature.

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The team, at Love To Dream have already won three awards in the 2023 Made For Mums awards. If satisfied parents and sleepy babies who have already discovered the Swaddle Up range are anything to go by, they could be scooping up more in the future.

Helping your baby settle through the night can be a challenge, for parents looking for a different approach to swaddling, John Lewis offers the Halo SleepSack newborn swaddle sleeping bags from £19.99 and Amazon has a selection of newborn swaddle wraps and sleep sacks for older babies.

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'Game-changing' swaddle suit is helping babies sleep better? ›

Many reviews highlight the relief of finding a product that ensures everyone gets a good night's sleep, with one saying: "Wow - after a period of a screaming newborn and hardly any sleep during the night, I invested in a Swaddle Up and it was a game changer! Our little boy now sleeps during the night for hours on end.

Do Swaddles help babies sleep better? ›

One study showed that swaddled babies 2 months or younger slept more deeply, startled less often, and fell back asleep more easily than babies who weren't wrapped. Swaddling may also help reduce the risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by keeping babies from rolling over onto their stomachs.

How to stop startle reflex without swaddling? ›

Gentle Rocking or Holding: Gently rocking or holding your baby until they are in a deep sleep can help minimize the chance of the startle reflex waking them. The motion can be soothing and help simulate the movement they would have felt in the womb.

Why does swaddling comfort babies? ›

It helps some infants relax and sleep. It may also limit the startle reflex (when babies are surprised and throw out their arms and legs, then curl them in), which can wake them. It's important to know when and how to swaddle babies safely.

Are swaddle suits safe for newborns? ›

Some studies have shown an increased risk of SIDS and unintentional suffocation when babies are swaddled if they are placed on their stomach to sleep, or if they roll onto their stomach. If babies are swaddled, they should be placed only on their back and monitored so they don't roll over.

Why does SIDS peak at 2-4 months? ›

Why Does SIDS Peak at 2-4 Months? The widely accepted explanation for the SIDS peak has to do with the timeline of brain development. “Up to 4 months old, the part of the brain that controls breathing and wakefulness is under a lot of development,” Juliet explains.

At what age does the Moro reflex disappear? ›

The Moro reflex in babies disappears around 2 to 6 months of age when they're able to support their heads. As your baby's brain matures and they gain better control over their movements, these reflexes are no longer needed.

At what age does the startle reflex go away? ›

Your baby's startle reflexes will begin to disappear as they grow. By the time your baby is 3 to 6 months old, they probably won't demonstrate the Moro reflex any longer. They'll have more control over their movements, and their reflexes will become less jerky.

At what age do babies stop liking to be swaddled? ›

Most parents use swaddling during the newborn stage, and then start to phase it out at around 3 or 4 months age. Some babies enjoy being swaddled beyond 6 months, whilst others start to fight it even much earlier than 3 months.

Is it okay to keep baby swaddled all day? ›

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents keep their babies swaddled for 12–20 hours per day for the first few weeks after birth. This relaxes babies. Swaddling a baby correctly also protects her from overheating, injuries and sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.

Why does swaddling prevent SIDS? ›

An immobilized infant can't crawl into dangerous asphyxiating environments. Also, swaddling prevents infants from pulling bedding over their heads. Both are risk factors for accidental suffocation and/or SIDS.

When to let baby sleep with arms out? ›

While there is no set rule for the exact time to move through the transition from swaddle to arms-out sleeping, it typically starts between 3-6 months old. However, some babies may start earlier and some may take longer. You may be unsure of when exactly to make the transition, however you know your baby best.

Can newborns sleep unswaddled? ›

But according to the Contemporary Pediatrics guide, Swaddling 101, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), many babies can stay calm with no swaddling at all. The guide however, suggested that fussier babies can be calmed with the help of a swaddle.

Why is my baby fighting the swaddle? ›

Babies try to break out of the swaddle because they don't like their arms being swaddled in. You swaddle your baby right after feeding without burping them, so their tummy doesn't feel comfortable. Wrong swaddle technique. Your swaddle is made from non-breathable material and the baby is overheating.

Should I swaddle my newborn during the night? ›

Research shows that swaddled babies tend to sleep longer and more soundly. This is partly because swaddling restricts the random movements that can jolt a baby awake. And it can also make them think they're still being bundled in their mother's arms, helping with baby separation anxiety.

Is it better to use a swaddle or sleep sack? ›

The short answer is: It depends on how old, big and mobile the baby is. Once your baby starts trying to turn over on their own, sleep sacks are considered safer than swaddles.

Does swaddling increase or decrease SIDS? ›

Researchers have found that an infant who is swaddled – wrapped tightly in a blanket or cloth with their limbs restricted – while placed on their front or stomach to sleep faces a higher risk of SIDS.

How long to swaddle a baby per day? ›

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents keep their babies swaddled for 12–20 hours per day for the first few weeks after birth. This relaxes babies. Swaddling a baby correctly also protects her from overheating, injuries and sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.

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