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Best swaddles for 2022

Protecting your baby from the natural startle reflex, swaddles can work wonders however your baby likes to sleep. We put the UK’s best swaddles through their paces and, after weeks of serious testing (and snoozing), we reveal the products that came out on top.

By Mumsnet HQ | Last updated Jun 9, 2021

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Looking for the right swaddle for you and your baby? After months of testing, here are the best swaddles to buy right now.

1. Best overall swaddle: Love to Dream SwaddleUP

love to dream swaddle

A great combination of tight swaddling with a little bit of wiggle room, this swaddle works wonders however your baby likes to sleep.

Love to Dream’s Swaddle offers all of this by the bucket load. The fabric is lusciously soft and light, and our mini-tester seemed extremely cosy and content.

2. Best budget swaddle: Summer Infant SwaddleMe

summer infant swaddle me swaddle

Looking for a super-secure and easy-to-use swaddle without a huge price tag? We’ve found the perfect solution. 

A simple Velcro fastening and a wing design make this swaddle easy to use, and gives parents the final decision on exactly how tightly to swaddle their baby.

3. Best zip-up swaddle: Woombie Air

woombie air swaddle

Looking for a swaddle that won’t have you tied in knots after changing a nappy at who-knows-what-o'clock? Look no further as the Woombie is here to help.

Our tester particularly commended how simple it was to use, the breathable fabric, and the huge choice of patterns and colours.

4. Best swaddle for versatility: Aden + Anais Classic Swaddle

aden and anais classic swaddle

A traditional swaddle, a cot blanket and a cot cover rolled into one? The Aden + Anais Classic Swaddle is a winner in our book.

Made with 100% cotton muslin, our tester rated it for its softness and breathability. But by far and away the biggest selling point for this swaddle is the multiple uses it has.

It can be used as a cot blanket on a warmer day, a blanket for the park, a cot cover for nap time, a muslin for burping and, of course, as a swaddle.

5. Best wrap swaddle: Miracle Blanket Baby Swaddle

miracle baby blanket swaddle

With no zip or fastening, this swaddle may appear a tricky customer, but it's shaped perfectly to make swaddling semi-traditionally a piece of cake.

It’s not completely structured, in that it doesn't have a zip or fastening, but it is shaped to allow you to swaddle easily.

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How we test

After lots of research, we handpicked eight of the most talked about and highly rated swaddles on the market and pitted them against each other to find our best of the best.