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Choosing the Right Wrap for your Baby

Choosing the Right Wrap for your Baby

Traditional square wrap or a fitted wrap?

It all depends on your wrapping ability! If you are following our instructions, have the right wrap and can wrap your baby securely, then swaddling your baby can be perfect! There is a real satisfaction in getting a secure swaddle that helps your baby sleep better.

But the variety and effectiveness of fitted wraps mean that these are incredibly popular and make secure swaddling possible for even the most Houdini of babies.

If you struggle to keep your baby securely wrapped, then we recommend you go for one of our fabulous fitted wraps.  

 


Choosing a fitted wrap

Yes we do have a big range!

Our most recommended swaddle is the Miracle Blanket. Customer feedback is always exceptional for this wrap, with customers often reporting their baby sleeps for hours longer in the Miracle Blanket!

If you are choosing just one fitted wrap for a baby under 3 months, you absolutely can't beat a Miracle Blanket.


Comparison

Here's a comparison of the key features and benefits:

 

Miracle Blanket Love to Dream Ergopouch Cocoon Swaddle Bag Halo Swaddle Me

Level of Startle Control

High

Low to medium

Medium

High

Medium

Houdini-proof rating!

High

High

High

High

Medium

Arm position

Sides

Above head

Chest

Side

Side or Chest

SIZE: Newborn

0-4 months aprox

Small size 3-6.5kg

0-3 month - up to approx 6.5kg

Newborn
3-6kg

Small
3-6.5kg

SIZE: 6-8kg approx

0-4 months aprox can be used to approx 10kg without legs

Medium 6-8kg

2-6 months

Medium
6-8kg

Large
7-10kg

SIZE: 8kg plus

0-4 months aprox can be used to approx 10kg without legs

Large 8-11kg

3-12 months from approx 7kg

No

Large
7-10kg

Fabric

100% Cotton

90% cotton / 10% spandex

100% cotton

100% cotton

100% cotton

Season

Year round

Year round

Year round

Year round

Year round

Transition from swaddling

Can be used over a sleeping bag

Allows arm movement

All ergo Cocoon can have arms in or out

Is a sleeping bag with detachable swaddle

Can wrap one wing under the arm but this will stretch wrap

How does it stay secure?

Arm flaps & wrap around

Zip

Zip

Very strong velcro

Velcro on wings

Organic?

No

Organic yes / Original no

Yes

No

No

Buggy Slot

No

Yes - best option for buggy

No

No

Yes - but need to unwrap to take out of buggy

Ease of nappy changing

Average - easiest if you unwrap

Average - can keep top wrapped

Average - can keep top wrapped

Easier to unwrap first

Best wrap for easy changing

Extras

Best for hip issues

Usual Price

$34.95

$39.95

$37.95

$44.95

$44.95



What square size should I buy?

The standard size for baby wraps sold in baby shops is about 80cm x 80cm. We believe this is too small to wrap even a newborn baby, and is the main reason most babies escape from their wrapping and wake up.

Newborn

We recommend a minimum size of 1m x 1m. This will enable you to use our swaddling instructions effectively and wrap your baby securely. This size will fit well up to about 3 months.


Over 2 months

If you are buying new wraps once your baby is over 3 months, choose at least 120cm x 120cm.


Which fabric should I buy?

Muslin

The most commonly used fabric for wrapping is light weight muslin. While this is very cool, it's also the hardest fabric to wrap effectively with, as the loose weave seems to slip open as soon as baby wriggles. However in warmer climates and the middle of summer, muslin is often still the most appropriate. You can increase the effectiveness of musin by using a large wrap, buy good quality muslin swaddles and use a Safe T Sleep over the top of the wrap to keep it secure.

Stretch cotton

This is the easiest fabric to wrap securely with. Stretch cotton is suitable for use year-round and for babies of all sizes.

Flannelette

This is suitable for the cooler months, as the brushed cotton is very snuggly feeling. However as flannelette is 100% cotton it can be used year round. It has very little stretch however, so it's best for newborn babies who are not very wriggly. Flannelette wraps are generally only 1m x 1m, so again only suitable for the first few months.

Merino

This is perfect for swaddling newborns as it can help regulate your baby's temperature. However merino is stretchier than stetch cotton and can be hard to keep really firmly wrapped once babies are stronger and wriggler. A square merino wrap is really handy for a light blanket or pram blanket once you are no longer swaddling.

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