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Swaddling Wraps

(17 Posts)
HettySunshine Sun 21-Apr-13 08:26:13

Can anyone recommend a good brand of swaddling blankets, or are they all pretty similar?

Thanks ladies smile

Thurlow Sun 21-Apr-13 08:32:17

I really liked our Summer SwaddleMe. It's not a blanket, but it was very easy to use and very light.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 21-Apr-13 08:38:27

I just used huge muslins from Aden $ Annais. They wash brilliantly and have about 1000 other uses!

peanutMD Sun 21-Apr-13 08:39:34

With DC1 i used a £4 shawl from Asda and he loved it.

With DC2 i reused that same shawl but she has always hated being swaddled as she likes to wiggle so at 7 weeks she's in a sleeping bag.

Although e were given 2 JJ Cole muslin blankets which would be excellent for swaddling in the summer as they are thin but we use them as a thin cover and comfort blanket, you can get a pack of 2 for £10 in my local TKMaxx.

worsestershiresauce Sun 21-Apr-13 09:30:17

Don't buy more than one until you find out if your dc finds it soothing. Mine hates being swaddled and wails inconsolably if we try it. Fortunately I only bought one wrap.

HPsauceonbaconbuttiesmmm Sun 21-Apr-13 09:45:41

I had one of these in blue from John lewis which was lovely but DS didn't like being swaddled at all.

Just to point out though that swaddling is an emerging risk factor for SIDS. I won't bother this time unless desperate!

cyclecamper Sun 21-Apr-13 10:08:12

I've always used a sheet or jersey blanket.

Someone has given me a swaddling wrap, so I'll be trying it out when I have mine, but I probably won't buy a spare.

fertilityFTW Sun 21-Apr-13 15:25:07

I splurged on gorgeous Aden&Anais ones and found some bright Faye&Lou ones at TKMaxx for a fraction! Don't actually know yet whether I'll actually be swaddling baybee- but they're great for all sorts of things and have washed really well - super soft!

KatoPotato Sun 21-Apr-13 15:27:12

The miracle blanket (google it!) is available from Mothercare and saved our sleep and sanity!

cuckooplusone Sun 21-Apr-13 18:15:02

I heard something on the radio about being careful with swaddling as it has caused some hip problems, so I think as I don't trust myself to do it properly I will avoid this time.

Littlemissexpecting Sun 21-Apr-13 19:36:49

I've got a swaddle wrap from the gro company (the company that makes the gro sleeping bags). I got it in tk maxx as it was much cheaper and if baby doesn't like it I haven't wasted too much money.

lurcherlover Sun 21-Apr-13 19:41:13

Both of mine hated it from day one. I'd use a blanket at first to see if they like it before buying a specific wrap.

cupcake78 Sun 21-Apr-13 20:03:30

Got some organic thin cotton material which I'm going to make into large squares. They can be used for everything and will be really useful for summer baby.

nutella81 Sun 21-Apr-13 20:33:51

I'm another or Aden & anais. They are really big, which helped as I swaddled my DD until she was 8.5 months! I bought I'll price on amazon, but have seen them in TKMaxx, if you're not too bothered about the pattern x

Mamabear12 Sun 21-Apr-13 20:46:12

Miracle blanket. U can buy at mother care. Basically it's a wrap that makes it so easy, and the babies can not get out of the swaddle so easy. My girl loved it. We would also use Aden and Anais. I love those Muslins. They r by far, the BEST!! However, when she got a month old she could wriggle out and then would wake. She slept better w miracle blanket bc she would stay wrapped. But we use Aden and Anais for so many things! We still use them and our baby is 14 months!

YouDontWinFriendsWithSalad Sun 21-Apr-13 21:19:14

I second lurcherlover, DC1 absolutely hated being swaddled and went apoplectic with rage. Use a very light blanket or large muslin cloth before shelling out on anything expensive.

magda111 Wed 08-May-13 11:30:00

I'd vote for large muslin squares or until you get the hang of whizzing the into a decent swaddle BabyRug do a handy swaddle with velcro to guide you to swaddle properly... smile

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