Love To Dream did wonders for my sleep patterns when I started putting bub to bed in his Love To Swaddle UP, but what happens next?
I can’t keep him swaddled forever and some would say it is not safe to keep him swaddled once he is rolling over because he can get to his belly but can’t get back.
Love To Dream has this covered too with their Love To Swaddle UP 50/50 which makes the transition from swaddle to sleeping bag stress free and simple. The range has just been expanded to include a fabulous on trend zig zag design in aqua, taupe and white which will look absolutely gorgeous on babies of both genders.
The Love To Swaddle UP 50/50 is a three step transition:
1) Keep both wings attached and bub fully swaddled until they are ready to transition.
2) Remove one wing so that one arm is free and one arm is still swaddled. The detachable wings mean no messy wrapping or rewrapping.
3) After a few nights it’s time to let the other arm free. Simply remove the wing and bub will be sleeping soundly in a sleeping bag.
It really is that easy. I have been doing things a little differently because bub has been a little unsettled, and has started rolling but not yet all the way in his sleep. I attach both wings and put bub to bed, where he is actually (surprisingly) very good at self settling. A little later he gets a little fussy and squirmy because he’s over having his arms swaddled so I go in and zip off the wings, without even disturbing him and he drifts back into deeper sleep until it’s feed time.
This system works for me because he gets to drop off to sleep swaddled but then sleep most of the night with his arms out to get used to the feeling of a long sleep with his arms free. The reason I mention my method is that all babies are individual and different things will work for different babies. The Love To Swaddle UP 50/50 allows you to experiment with the method that will work for your family.
The other reason I mention it is to demonstrate how easy it is to remove the wings while the swaddle is being worn by a sleeping baby. One simple zipper attaches and detaches the wing with ease. Attaching the wing needs a little more dexterity because you need to keep it lined up but detaching is super easy with one hand.
The Love To Dream Swaddle UP 50/50 is a single layer made of breathable cotton elastane fabric and this can help reduce overheating risks when compared to multi-layered swaddles. There is a twin zipper to streamline that middle of the night nappy change, seatbelt access to allow relocation of a sleeping baby and it’s seam-free on the inside with a soft zipper house and neck band.
I have fallen in love with my Love To Swaddle UP products and would recommend them to anyone, actually I do recommend them to everyone. They are fabulous all year round because you have the ability to dress baby a little warmer underneath on those cold winter nights. Thank you Love To Dream for saving my sleep.
Love To Swaddle UP 50/50 is available in Medium 6 – 8.5 kgs, Large 8.5 – 11 kgs and X Large 11 – 14 kgs. RRP is $49.95
For stockist details and more information please visit www.lovetodream.com.au
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