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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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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?
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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