When it comes to swaddling, both of my girls became Houdini and escaped the second that I wrapped them up. No matter how secure I thought they were, they always managed to get a limb outside of the swaddle by the time I went to check on them. Of course once they were undone, they woke up and I immediately had to swaddle again, only to have the exact same thing happen hours later. I don’t know if it was my swaddling skills, or if my girls were just super wiggly, but it was so frustrating as a new mom running on very little sleep to have to readjust a swaddle every couple of hours.
Yesterday I had the chance to check out Ergobaby’s newest product, the Ergobaby Swaddler. I have long been a fan of Ergobaby and use their carriers nearly every time I take Avery out with me. I am a believer in their products and couldn’t wait to see their new innovation. The Ergobaby Swaddler has an ergonomic design that promotes healthy hip placement. Just like their carriers, the Ergobaby Swaddler helps to keep baby’s legs and hips in the correct “frog-leg” position. This was one of my number one concerns when I had both of my girls in their swaddles. I didn’t want to wrap it too tight in fear that it might hinder their hips. The Ergobaby Swaddler does it for you leaving you with one less thing to worry about.
If you’ve ever had a baby that manages to get their arms out of the swaddle, you will love the arm pockets feature on the Swaddler. On each side of the Swaddler, you can safely and securely tuck your little one’s arms in the pockets. The arm pockets not only secure your baby’s arms but they also help replicate the fetal arms position of “hands to heart.”
The Swaddler also features a leg pouch that lets you easily get your little one’s legs out of the swaddle to change a diaper without undoing everything. It’s a concept that any new sleep deprived parent will appreciate when you are changing your newborn’s diaper at 3am.
There are so many great features of the Ergobaby Swaddler, I wanted to take one home with me yesterday just to practice on my girl’s dolls. It made me miss that stage when my girls were wee ones.
The Ergobaby Swaddler is made of 100% Cotton knit terry fabric and comes in two sizes. It is available now on the Ergobaby website for $44.99.
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