Swaddling has been around for centuries, but most don’t know it is the most effective, useful and forgiving method to soothe almost all babies. For the first couple of months newborns experience startle reflexes. This is a normal neurological response, which causes them to feel as they are free falling. Swaddling mimics the secure and relaxing feeling they need and is the closest thing to inside the mothers womb. However, there has been concern that swaddled babies have a higher risk of developing hip dysplasia. Taking this into account, you must do your research!
The Swado Swaddler is what I have come across that allows me to check all the concerns off my list. For starters, they have two different sizes, both small and medium and plenty of adorable prints to choose from. What makes this swaddle different from others is their patented GoodCatch, safety chest strap and roomy foot pouch. The GoodCatch patent allows you to wrap baby easy and quickly with a silent opening and closing. That’s right, no annoying velcro! The fabric lining is 100% organic cotton and the fastening mechanism is 100% polyester micro-fibre with absolutely no chemical coating. To ensure your baby’s safety, the chest strap keeps mouth and nose safely above the swaddler. This specific swaddler is acknowledged by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, you will have no worries of baby having any issues with hip mobility. To avoid any over-heating there is an awesome and easy ventilation open design. If you or your significant other struggle during diaper changes, this allows baby to remain swaddled during this time, if needed.
After experimenting with different swaddles, I personally feel that the Swado Swaddler is a must have and one of the best swaddles on the market. You can now feel safe with wrapping up your little one the safe and easy way.