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.
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.
Good but expensive and hard to resell
These swaddles are expensive considering they’re only used for a couple of months at most. You can use wraps instead although these swaddles are more convenient.
Problems come when it’s time to resell. Despite it being in really good condition, no one was interested in buying it second hand and the company aggressively defended the photos of their product. Don’t expect to get any money back after you’ve used it for a few months.
Didn't help my baby sleep at all
We got this swaddle for my baby boy after reading all the positive reviews over the Internet. Before using it, my 3month old has been able to sleep at least 4 hours stretch during night in a grobag(proved really useful for us)
Because of the arms out style my boy didn't sleep well at all as his arms were way too close to his mouth and was able to suck his fingers which woke him up constantly.
He did not even sleep straight for 30 mins.
$40 was wasted.
Not for a strong baby
I have a Houdini baby and at 2 months I was constantly having to try and secure his arms which were waking him up. I had a medium one if these from my previous baby who loved it. He is a big boy so I tried it. He loved his arms up but he has too much room, he could stretch the wrap easily and we were up every hour resettling. So not for a strong, large baby with big startle reflex.
Not good for strong reflex babies
My 15wk old has had the summer lite since about 7 wks. I have never been able to resettle him when he is in it! He does love to have his arms up and I guess he likes it when he goes to sleep initially, but he flaps his arms around like a maniac and because it's not constrictive he wakes himself up constantly. I wouldn't buy this product if you have a strong baby/restless sleeper/strong startle reflex. Another con is that the cotton is already starting to get holes after maybe 10-15 gentle cycle washes with sensitive fabric wash, but I believe t...hat's due to the him fabric for the summer weight. Edited to add - my son is now 8 months and we used the transitional swaddle which was amazing - loved it. Was easy to transition him out of the swaddle and into a sleeping bag when he was around 4.5 months.
No good with strong startle reflex
This product did not work for my son. We tried using this at 3 months, 4 and 5 months but his startle reflex was too strong. The swaddle was not restrictive enough and his arms moved around too much. Do not waste your money if your child is a fussy sleeper.
Didn't work for us
My daughter is 8 weeks old and I have tried to use the swaddle up on her several times since she was born. She loves to sleep with her hands up just not restricted up, if her hands are going to be restricted she prefers down in the traditional swaddle way.
Each time I have tried the swaddle up she has been extremely restless in her sleep. Using traditional swaddling or the Ergococoon she has been sleeping up to 7 hours peacefully most nights with a minimum of 5 hours. Tonight I tried the swaddle up again and she only made 3 hours before be...coming extremely restless and noisy. I ended up switching her out to the Ergococoon and got a few more hours peaceful sleep. These do appear to be fantastic for a lot of babies, but like everything it won't work for everyone.
Not ideal for X-Small Size Baby
After reading great reviews on this product I purchased 2 Small sizes, but when my baby was born she was too petite for that size.
I purchased the X-Small but inevitably her nappy would always leak through the whole swaddle. This also happened at night and required bedding changes, which is not ideal in the early hours of the morning. I persevered with the swaddle suit but noticed that this never happened when I swaddle her in a wrap. I think it has something to do with newborns not having limb control/coordination as her legs kick around and ...
Doesn't stop the startle reflex at all
I found this rather pricey swaddly fairly useless. Bub couldnt transition through sleep cycles as he would startle and was still able to hit his face and he'd push his dummy out and end up suckinh on the fabric of the wrap. From a bub that would sleep 7pm through to 3am when I wrapped him myself he could only sleep an hour at a time in this and I ended up taking him out and wrapping him myself. Day time naps were also terrible. They went from 2+ hours to just 40 minutes in this wrap. I'm struggling to see the benefit.
Loved it at first
Great purchase for a newborn but as they get stronger and their arms pull more it pulls against their neck and irritates it. My DD was left with red marks behind her neck where the LTD sits. It's obvious why this happens. The worst is when she cries and pulls even harder.
Great for newborns, don't need to worry about wraps
Rubs behind neck, must be real sore for the bub. Tight around the stomach. Expensive
use at the beginning, otherwise NO
I wrapped my baby from birth, she is 11weeks, 6.6kg. I bought the size Large (8.5 to11kg, just fit. It doesn't work for her, she tried very hard to suck her fist in her mouth which makes her super grumpy at night. She normally sleeps 7 hours straight at night, but when I used this last night she woke up 3 time... Because she gets tired of stretching. Plus I don't think it's good for baby's arm. We now go back to the traditional swaddle, she feels better. I suggest use this swaddle up product from birth, otherwise wait till baby can roll over then switch to sleeping bags.
Terrible. Doesn't stop the arms moving at all. My DD can still get her arms into her mouth meaning the swaddle just gets wet and she gets cold hands. Also, she knocks her dummy out of her mouth with it which makes her cry even more. Worst baby purchase I've made (and that's saying something!).
Colour, snug around tummy area, cosy.
Woke up more!
This is a terrible product. I brought it for the warm nights & my 9week old son will only sleep wrapped. He woke up more times using this swaddle then he normally does as he keeps hitting himself in the face. I was told by the staff at baby bunting that this wouldn't happen.
Better than nothing
First tried this swaddle when my son was about 8 weeks old, he hated it and would scream and scream every time I tried to get him to sleep in it. I started swaddling him with a standard cot sheet which worked really well until he became a pro roller at 5 months and woukd break out each time. I have gone back to using the love to dream swaddle, but I find it is harder to settle him in, possibly because his hands are too free near his face. It is still better than not swaddling him at all, because he will never settle unswaddled, but I am current...ly looking into the woombie or ergo cocoon as alternatives, which also have the option of having arms out when it comes time to wean off swaddling. Baby cannot bust out of this swaddle like he can with a standard wrap Hands up next to head is ineffective
Not recommended by Drs
I used this baby swaddle for my son when he was first born and thought it was great at the time. But I've just heard that orthopaedic surgeons don't recommend this type of swaddling as it can increase the risk of hip displaysia (clicky hips). Obviously the child needs to have the pre-disposition for this condition, but that's often something you don't know until it's too late.
My baby loved it.
Potential long term medical issues.
My 2 month old hate it
I got this swaddle for my baby boy after hearing all the positive feedback from the mums in my mothers group. Before using it, my 2month old has been able to sleep at least a 7hours stretch during the night.
The first night I tried this new swaddle on him, it took me longer to settle him, and then he woke up 3 times that night instead of 2. I tried again another night, it was the same. Two reasons: the bottom part was a bit too tight for my baby's legs to move around freely, and the bag made him want to suck his hands but he can't really pu...t his fingers in his mouth so he got frustrated and eventually woke up. I had to change back to the original way and wrapped him with two grobag swaddles, and he went back to his good sleeping pattern. $40 was wasted. Good fabric Expensive, bottom part was a bit too tight, not every baby will have good sleep in it.
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?
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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