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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...
Poor quality fabric for the price
While the arms up design is good, I would not have expected that after one week the swaddle would have pilling from a wriggly baby. I have some cheaper zip swaddles which have been used for well over a month which are in better condition. Disappointed given the price of these swaddles.
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Too tight around legs and chest
I have two of these swaddles. The first is an older design (did not realise as I bought it second hand) and it really does not provide enough room for good hip development. The second was a new one and it looks like they changed the design to enable more hip room, but then we found the chest size to be so tight that the swaddle would twist around him during the night and it all bunched up under his neck. Our Bub was at the bottom end of the small size so I hate to imagine how awful this would be on him as he got a little bigger. Not good designs in my opinion. They are also made of quite thin stretchy cotton and are very expensive for what they are. I would not buy these again.
Napisan bleached it
Pretty much the first time we used it we needed to use napisan on it. It left big white patches. We only put it on for 15 minutes before putting in the washing machine. A product for babies should really be colorfast. Otherwise it helps him sleep. But watchout, our newborn can move around quite a lot by kicking with this product on.
Ineffective on strong babies. Poor quality cotton
We were given several hand-me-down Love To Dream swaddles in all three sizes for our newborn (most were only used for one baby and some were unused). We found the arm wings to be either way too loose or our son was too strong for them to effectively restrain his arm movement. He can stretch his arms completely above his head and forwards, and almost all the way out the sides. As he is yet to outgrow his startle reflex he wakes himself up constantly. The swaddles are made of a thin, stretchy cotton (we have them in both weights, lite and regular...) which is completely useless for restricting movement when stretched. I realise there are plenty of rave reviews on this product but if your baby is strong or large they won't achieve the desired effect. On another note the cotton fabric used seems to be of poor quality. The lite ones have holes in them where the hands and little sharp fingernails have worn them down. Even the thicker ones are starting to get very stretched out and worn. Definitely won't last you for more than one child. NB: Our child is 4 months old and weighs 10 kilos. We constistently tried the Love To Dreams in every size and weight because of the rave reviews.
Wean them out early
Great for newborns up to 4 months old. After that my son got way too dependent on having his arms wrapped to sleep. Also I found that even when not sleeping, his arms are constantly in the upright position. I wonder if any studies have been taken on long term effects !
I think if weaned out of the suit early enough, this issue would be avoided.
My baby sleeps so well in it
Prolonged use has bad effects
OK, seems to restrict circulation to hands
I bought this swaddle as my baby always wriggled out of muslin wraps. I found that it took a few nights for him to get used to sleeping in it, which I was expecting. However I found that the next morning his hands and arms were freezing cold. This concerned me so I stopped using the swaddle and went back to muslin wraps.
Now that he is older, he sleeps with his arms out (and above his head!), and they never seem to get cold like this. I was also disappointed that I was unable to buy the Love to Swaddle Up 50/50 in the small size, as my bab...y is small and still fits in the original swaddle, despite now sleeping with his arms out. I also found this product to be quite expensive considering the limitations on size. Expensive, restricted circulation to hands
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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