Here’s a secret: I’ve never really learned to properly swaddle a baby with a traditional swaddling blanket.
No, my children didn’t skip the swaddling stage. Rather, I relied on time-saving products that use Velcro to make swaddling a cinch.
Here’s why these swaddles are super easy for parents to use – you put your baby in the sack, and then tighten the swaddle wings around baby’s arms and torso, securing the wings in place with the help of Velcro. Then, voilà, you have a tight swaddle, no complicated folding involved.
To be sure, some parents believe that traditional swaddling blankets wrapped tightly are the best option. But in my experience, the easy swaddles can be harder for babies to get out of than traditional blankets. Plus, they can be used as sleep sacks after the swaddling stage is over, saving you from having to invest in additional sleep sacks.
So, unless you really enjoy folding a blanket around your baby, skip buying traditional swaddling blankets or put those you already have to other uses (there are loads of them), and invest in a swaddle design with Velcro.
What are your tips for making swaddling easier and or cheaper?