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Extremely tight around back of neck
Dangerous product and the company should be sued for making money on such a terrible product. When the baby pushes their arms forward, just have a feel of the material around the back of the neck... It cuts into their necks and my baby screams in pain when he does this.. don't waste your money on this garbage and save your baby from a terrible experience.
Purchased in March 2021.
No good for strong startle reflex
If your bub has a strong startle reflex I'd avoid these. With the arms up she took longer to settle and wakes herself every time she startles. Swaddles like the ergoPouch are much better, as they swaddle the arms to the chest. Also I found her arms and hands got really cold in them. I don't understand why the warm pouch and original pouch have the same thickness of fabric on the arms, so the warm pouch doesn't really provide any extra warmth! Such a waste of money for me.
Purchased in April 2021 at Babyroad for $90.00.
An absolute game changer & life saver!
My little girl is 12 weeks old, and from 4 weeks old she has been so difficult to put to sleep, I was going to have a breakdown. We have tried everything. Traditional swaddle, rocking, car drives, pram, baby wearing, pacifier, swing, she hates EVERYTHING. Eventually she would cry herself to sleep every nap, after rocking her for almost an hour each time, (hubby and I would feel our backs were breaking by the end) only to wake up 45 mins later. Nursing to sleep is the only thing she liked, except she would either wake herself up almost immediate...ly after falling asleep on me, due to her startle reflex, or I would be stuck on the sofa for hours of the day while the dishes piled up. I've put on weight from being tied to the couch for 8 weeks. I wasn't going to bother with these as I figured they would just be like a normal swaddle, but worse, as our girl has a strong startle reflex, so therefore pointless. Oh my, how wrong I was. I'm just so sad we didn't discover these sooner. Worked INSTANTLY, our girl is so relaxed, no more rocking or bouncing on an exercise ball until I'm in horrible pain, no more crying at bedtime (by me OR her, haha), no more being trapped on the couch with my boob in her mouth ALL DAY. I love nursing her to sleep but literally wasn't getting anything done all day long. This is a LIFE SAVER and even though I bought it on special for $33, I would have happily paid five times that amount for the way it's changed things for me. I'm so sad I didn't invest in this sooner. Bedtime and especially nap times would have been so much less stressful. When baby number 2 comes along, we will be buying IMMEDIATELY. In the meantime, I'll be investing in the transitional so that baby, hubby and I can have as much sleep as possible until the dreaded 4 month sleep regression! Thank you so much for this LIFE CHANGING product.
Purchased in February 2021 at Big W for $33.00.
Love these, absolutely an essential
These are the best, my baby girl didn’t like them as a newborn but from about 2.5 months she was ready to go into them. They are so good she loves them. And so easy to put on, takes about 10 seconds. She can still suck her hands too which is great. The only negative I have is that the bamboo ones are not good at all, wouldn’t recommend those. I give those a 2 star rating- the original are amazing.
The bamboo are so stretchy that she can get her hand out of the neck hole which is annoying, and then the neck bit stretches so much that it ends up...
Purchased in March 2020 at Baby Bunting for $35.00.
Love these sleeping bags!!
I am a mother of two and started using Love to Dream swaddling sleeping bags for my first daughter when she was nine weeks old. I had initially swaddled her in traditional cloth wraps, however found that during the night, unswaddling/re-swaddling for feeds/nappy changes would often wake her up and she would then take a little while to go back to sleep. She would also often manage to wriggle out of her wrap and wake up again. Moving to the Love to Dream bags made feeds/nappy changes during night in particular so much easier, Sienna would self-se...ttle, no dummy required, which made my time as a first time mum so much more enjoyable; the whole family had so much more sleep. I have used Stage 1, 2 and 3 bags and love them all. Particularly the beautiful warm, winter bags; they are gorgeous. We started using the bags with our second daughter as soon as she was born and have never looked back! :) Thank you Love to Dream for also considering babies with hip-dysplasia; putting a brace on Sienna was a big enough adjustment, we were lucky her sleeping bag/learnt settling technique didn't have to change as well. Thank you so much.
Purchased in November 2018.
Bought this an hr ago from baby bunting, for the first time my baby self soothed! She has had extreme colic crying with hrs of wrapping up then self unwrapping Then crying! She went to sleep in her bassinet, awake to sleep in 5mins! Amazing!
Purchased in June 2020 at Baby Bunting for $44.00.
Safe and Cozy for baby!
I was very reluctant to use a swaddle on my baby, but he realised how to get out of a normal wrap pretty early, so I had little choice. Love to dream was recommended by a relative & friend, so I thought why not as I didn't know any other brands. I was a little worried when I goes tried the swaddle, however baby loved it and slept very peacefully which was better than when wrapped. We now use it every night and he does not wake up or move around a lot during sleep. It is a bit pricey, but I definitely recommend this brand!
Purchased in February 2020 at Love To Dream for $40.00.
Didn't last 2 minutes
Bubs felt super uncomfortable and restricted in this, he didn't even stay down for a nap. It also made late night feeding awkward with the arms bent that way. I don't think it works for every baby especially if they are more active and want to change their arm positioning during sleep.
Purchased in January 2020 at Baby Bunting.
I actually feel really bad for giving this product a 2-star review because I actually absolutely love it.
However I am disappointed with the customer service, and this review is intended for the customer service and not the sleepsuits.
I have been buying love to dream sleepsuits ever since my baby was born. I have all three stages and they are great.
However I was recently at a baby expo, where I stopped to buy a new stage 3 sleepsuit for my baby, I already have the new 2019 design, and saw that there was the 2018 design available.
I held both...
Only way to help bubs sleep
I’ve tried traditional swaddling and multiple brands of suits but the love to dream swaddle suits are the only outfit i can get bubs to sleep in if I want to transfer her to a bassinet without startling awake. Well made, breathable and comfortable. A total lifesaver
I wouldn’t buy this again!
I bought warm version after my baby was able to wriggle out of the traditional swaddle! I was expecting big things because of all the good reviews and obviously the price!! I tried using it a few times and my baby just wouldn’t settle! He usually sleeps 8hours in a traditional swaddle but would sometimes wriggle out leaving loose covers! Hence why I looked for something more secure! He didn’t even sleep for 30 minutes each time I tried! As soon as I swaddled him the way I usually do he settled straight away! Love the thought of it and the quality is good but doesn’t serve it’s purpose to us!
Purchased in November 2019.
Regular swaddling was better for sleep
A friend gifted me one Love to Dream Swaddle Up original organic swaddle and I bought another Lite Love 2 Dream as I had a summer newborn (1.0 and 0.2 TOG respectively.) They were so highly reviewed and another friend had highly recommended them. But my personal experience of them was that they are just okay and given the price tag, regular organic swaddles were a much better investment. It really does depend on your baby.
Quality construction, organic options: GOTS certified organic cotton for the Swaddle Up and bamboo (viscose) for the Lite.
Faster and easier to use than traditional swaddle
Twin zipper for easier nappy changes
Purchased in November 2018 for $45.00.
I love my love to dream swaddles. My son hated being wrapped and a friend said to try these and he loved them. I would personally only buy on sale as they are very pricey.
Purchased in January 2019 at Baby Bunting for $25.00.
Used these for day naps and overnight and both babies love them! Easy to layer up underneath for warmth, just stretchy enough and seem comfortable for baby. Two way zip makes for easy nappy changes.
Purchased in August 2018 for $40.00.
Perfect product for our babe
We used the Love to Dream Arms Up swaddles from when our little girl was approximately 3 days old to 4 months old. Having her arms up but secured allowed her freedom to suckle on her hands to self-settle (win!), plus reduced her startle reflex - which meant more sleep to mum & dad! High recommended.
My 10 week old started throwing his arms and legs around when going to sleep so he would always break loose of being swaddled. So, I purchased the Love to Dream swaddle and it’s now soooooooooo much easier to swaddle and change his nappy through the night. I don’t have to fight with a swaddle every night now. They are a bit expensive for a swaddle but they are definitely worth the money.
Whats the point?
My baby can move around way too much in this, swaddles are meant to make babies feel snug and secure, but she wriggles so much in the love to dream and startles which wakes her up, so i have to say I just dont get the point- only advantage is my baby cant wriggle out of it and therefore i know she wont get cold.
Perfect answer for Houdini baby!
My baby can get out of any wrap, except this! We tried so many different wraps and techniques!! Highly recommend for better baby sleeps! Can also use during the day. Definitely worth the money. I’d suggest buying a few in case of a vomit or nappy leak during the night.
Every nap time
Now an essential part of our naptime routine for my 8 week old - he is so snug and happy when in the suit. I have two handmedowns which are about 6 years old and a little stretched out so I don't like to use them but my two new suits - one cotton and one bamboo - are brilliant and i want more!
My son won’t sleep without one!
Despite being quite expensive to purchase, I simply couldn’t live without this product!! My son hated it to start with when he was a few days old, however, by the time he was two weeks old he loved it! He is now four months old and cannot go to sleep without being in one! I will soon purchase the 50/50 swaddle to transition him out as he is almost rolling. I suggest this product to all pregnant friends and will use again!
Questions & Answers
We are based in Melbourne with the weather being freezing and having the thermostat set to a constant 19 degrees. What tog rating would I use and what clothes underneath?
They are thin. Probably around 2 tog thinking of my other bags. In Sydney we also have the house around 18 in winter, I put them in long sleeve arms onesie, a thick Bonds onesie and socks.
I have the swaddle up in size small for my 6 week old baby, he weighs 4kg. I have noticed that the material under the zipper is bunching up and almost pushes towards his chin. I'm worried this could be a potential hazard. Has anyone else had this problem? Is it because the swaddle is too big/small?
I noticed with my little guy when he was first born I got him the small and the back of the neck used to dig into his skin and leave red marks, he would pull his arms forward and do it worse.. it wasn’t to small either.
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