The first time I heard about swaddling was at a birth class my husband Dave and I attended. We were taught how to swaddle using doll babies and tiny hospital blankets. Everyone in the class could NOT figure out the whole swaddling thing. They were all falling apart and looked nothing like “the picture”. After that class I kept hearing about swaddling, so I started to realize how important it was. When Gracie came, we swaddled her all the time! I watched tons of youtube videos on how to swaddle, and finally figured it out. Swaddling Gracie helped her sleep better because it allowed her to not wake up due to that startle reflux newborns have. Swaddling is also said to help prevent against SIDS. By having baby properly swaddled with their face up, they are less likely to fidget and roll to their tummy. Swaddling is also great because it means baby can’t scratch their face in the middle of the night! One thing I would recommend is to NOT use the hospital blankets for swaddling. These are way too small. One of my favorite swaddle brand is Swaddle Designs.
Swaddle Designs kindly sent Gracie 2 of their new Muslin swaddle singles (but all of these opinions are my own!). Swaddle Designs swaddles are made from high quality fabric. They are very well made. I love how soft they are, and they actually get softer each time you wash them. They have the cutest prints and designs. I love their new black and white collection. We have the hedgehog and the lilies, but they also have an XOXO print and a panda print. So adorable!
Another awesome feature about Swaddle Designs is the innovative 123 swaddle pictures that are sewn into each blanket. These pictures make it so easy. I love it!
We stopped swaddling Gracie to sleep at about 4.5 months old. Now, Gracie is almost 9 months old, but I still use these swaddle blankets! There are so many uses for these muslin swaddles.
1//Nursing Cover- Just tie two ends together and put your head through! So easy + quick. It’s so breathable, which is perfect while baby eats.
2//Sun Shade- Either put it up in the car to block the sun, or use over the stroller if its extra sunny on a walk!
3//Blanket- Gracie loves snuggling with these!
4//Burp Cloth- You never know when you’ll need one.
5//Picnic Blanket- We love to throw these outside for Gracie to play on!
6//Changing pad cover- Sometimes you have to use the public changer, and in that case, I always put a swaddle down first. When I get home I just throw it in the wash!
I’ve teamed up with Swaddle Designs to give away 2 Muslin Singles! The best part is- you get to CHOOSE the designs! Choose any two from the new black and white collection. Head on over to my instagram to enter!
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