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Swaddles and Wraps

Swaddles and Wraps

Finding The Best Swaddle

Swaddling a newborn can help baby to calm, relax and settle ready for sleep. Swaddled babies will typically sleep for longer and wake less frequently.

There are two main types of swaddle; fitted wraps or traditional swaddles. Fitted wraps make swaddling a newborn easier and are more likely to remain secure as the baby wriggles and moves. Traditional wraps such as large squares of muslin, stretchy cotton or merino fabric are versatile but do take a little time to master and are trickier to get the fit just right (especially in a darkened room in the middle of the night).

Consider whether your baby likes to sleep arms up or arms down. Every baby is different and it's usually a case of trial and error before you find their preference. Certain swaddles like the Love the Dream Swaddle Up are designed for arms up sleeping only, other swaddles position the arms down or by baby's sides.

We don't recommend buying a swaddle that your baby will grow into, it's much safer to choose the size that's right for now. Some swaddles are 'one size fits all' and is designed for use with newborns through to the age they would typically transition to an infant sleeping bag. Others styles are sized by the age and weight of the baby and need to change out as your baby grows.

You'll find a swaddle or wrap style available for most budgets and needs in our range. Look out for our Buy 2 & Save deals on popular styles as it's always good to have a second swaddle ready if one is in the wash.

To help you find the best swaddle for your baby or for our newborn sleep tips follow our links below to our guides and advice pages.  


Watch our extensive range of helpful videos on swaddling.

Additional Information & Seasonal Guides

Newborn baby wrapped up in blue and grey chevron miracle blanket swaddle

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Product Guides

Top 3 Picks for Summer Swaddles

Louise, Andrina & Maria, our resident sleep coaches, check out their 3 top picks for summer swaddles.


The Sleep Store Fitted Zip Swaddle

Louise chats with our sleep coaches Andrina and Maria and special guest baby Theo about The Sleep Store designed fitted zip swaddle, which has a unique side -zip opening, that makes for quick and secure swaddling and easy nappy changing. You don't need to be an expert swaddler, simply place baby on the swaddle and zip around for a better nights' sleep.


How to wrap the Miracle Blanket

With the Miracle Blanket it's easy to get the perfect swaddle every time, even in the dark! Help your baby sleep better, longer and be less fussy since your baby will finally get the sleep they (and you) so desperately need. Watch Lou talk you through wrapping your little one in a Miracle Blanket.


Miracle Blanket Guide

Watch The Sleep Store guide to using the Miracle Blanket from newborn to transitioning to a sleeping bag.


Embe 2-way Swaddle

If you want to help your baby sleep longer, but are worried about the heat, try the Embe 2 Way Swaddle, a great option for summer. Louise shows you how to use the swaddle, including the legs out option for use during summer. The zip up front, means swaddle is escape proof for houdini baby's!


Love to Dream & Ergococoon Wrap

The Sleep Store guide to using the Love To Swaddle Up wrap, ErgoCocoon & ErgoCocoon Air wrap with a focus on using them in the warmer summer months

Summer Swaddle Comparison

Watch our "How to" guide to swaddling using a Miracle Blanket, Love To Dream, muslin wrap, Woolbabe or Ergo Cocoon.

Muslin Wraps & Woolbabe

Louise invited two mums into The Sleep Store to go through swaddling options for the warmer nights and the when and how to transition out of the swaddle for your baby. Watch this helpful edition of 'Live with Lou'.

Swaddling the 5 S's

The 5 S's were the initial inspiration for the birth of The Sleep Store. These simple and highly effective techniques replicate – as much as practicable the calming elements of the womb. They turn on a baby’s calming reflex, and work to settle a distressed baby quickly. Swaddling, Shushing, Swinging, Side/Stomach position and Sucking.

Brand Specific Information

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icon Love to Dream

icon Miracle Blanket

icon Embe 2-Way Swaddle

icon Ergopouch

icon Woolbabe

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