As Violet was so tiny, all of the sleeping bags I'd planned to use were way too big. For the first few weeks she was constantly kicking off her blankets at night and would wake up cold. Like all new mums, I was also worried about the blankets coming loose and going over her head. So I was super excited when we received this Love to Swaddle* newborn sleeping bag.
The idea of the all in one is a twist on the old school swaddle and the modern sleeping bag mixed into one. The suit is a super thin, baby-hugging material to keep your baby cosy and the perfect temperature throughout the night. Swaddle UP has this unique design, with "wings" to ensure your baby is in the prime sleeping position throughout the night. I had no idea that newborns sleep with their arms by their ears, but sure enough Violet always has her arms up during the night.
This has worked so well for us, especially as Violet was too small for any other sleeping bag alternative. She settles so well when she's in the Swaddle UP and is more relaxed throughout the night. The wings also prevent her from startling herself awake, which happens a lot with newborns!
The Swaddle UP is suitable from birth until baby can roll over independently, then it's time to invest in the next size up. The hubby and I are already planning on picking a few more up!
You can find the Love to Swaddle UP sleeping bag here.
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